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Presentation Links: Free Active Directory Tools and Tips

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

Network Icons for Network Locations – GREAT IDEA!

I honestly had never given this any thought but it sounds like a great idea to do in corporate environments.  There are so many Group Policy objects I never even noticed it. http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/networking/?p=2795&tag=content;leftCo For more information contact us at www.webactivedirectory.com, or call us at (+1) 800-747-3565

Active Directory Cmdlets in Windows Powershell

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

Active Directory Group Membership audit

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

Windows Active Directory update solutions for the small-medium sized enterprises: Top 5

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.

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Active Directory Design Guide

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

When to use OUs in Active Directory

This has been something that has bugged me for quite a while, when I see environments where Active Directory OU’s have been created to reflect the organization structure, whether that be departments or physical locations, I always wonder why someone would choose this model and if they really understand the features and functions in Active

Active Directory Reporting

Web Active Directory LLC has had Active Directory Reports as a part of our core product for a number of years. In a past career Active Directory Reporting was a big component of our IT audit performed by both internal and external auditors (Sarbanes Oxley reporting).  I continue to be amazed by the amount of

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