We are working with a customer who needs to set some values for the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Profile (formerly Terminal Services) attributes in Active Directory. Even after working with Active Directory and programming for it for more than 10 years, I’ve never had the need to access these attributes until now. Easy enough, right?
I worked recently on a small project to change Active Directory passwords. We’ve been producing and selling software to manage AD passwords for more than five years but we’ve been using lower-level APIs that are pretty close to the ADSI stack. Given that the .NET FCL now has great support for account management through the
WebAD is presenting today at the 17th Annual Technology Planning Conference for Region 10 of the Texas Education Service Center (ESC) in Richardson, Texas. The presentation highlights free tools and technologies that can help K-12 school districts manage their Active Directory environment, especially the automated creation, moving and deletion of student user accounts. Check out
It’s common to want to retrieve password expiration dates for users by querying Active Directory directly. Conversely, you might want to obtain a list of all users whose passwords will expire soon. Of course, you cannot use Active Directory Users & Computers to view the password expiration value and tools like ADSI Edit can only
We’ve had this article on our support site for a long time and it’s one of the most high-traffic articles we have. Why? Because it’s quite difficult to figure out which AD attributes are represented in the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) user interface with the obtuse and antiquated names defined in LDAP (really,
I saw someone else post this on twitter and instead of making it a favorite in my browser I thought I would post it here in hopes that someone else would also find it useful. Here is a link to the Powershell cmdlets in Windows 2008 R2 for Active Directory. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617195.aspx For more information contact
Want an easy way to keep an auditor busy for a while? Check out this script that puts all of the users and groups into excel. I’m not sure how useful it would be in a medium to large organization but it sure would be fun to print out and hand to an auditor! http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ScriptCenter/en-us/d5c6b119-0337-4b5d-93f3-c409c6cf7a45
At Web Active Directory, we get a good number of prospects that visit our website and ask for evaluations for our products. One category of prospects includes small- to medium-sized businesses looking for ways to automate and delegate Windows Active Directory updates to end-users. Companies sized from 100 – 1,000 employees typically have this need.
Using Powershell to create an Active Directory user account? Maybe you need to check to see if the samaccountname already exists? Perfect then, here’s your powershell script to check it. http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ScriptCenter/en-us/ab137ae7-e674-407e-87d3-8f76d4cfccb0
It’s great to see Microsoft publish a design guide for Active Directory. I haven’t read all of it yet but I do like that the guidance is specific to different business verticals and scenarios. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=88f0184c-8f03-4f0f-b3f9-5109255fb461