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Student Provisioning Needs

Student Provisioning Can be a Data Management Nightmare I recently asked an IT Director of a large California school district about the most frustrating part of his job.  He didn’t say, to my surprise, something like “our legacy systems are horribly outdated” or even “we need to initiate a new SIS infrastructure”.  I was surprised when his

Active Directory Provisioning with PowerShell: Extensibility and Power without Costly Implementation (Part 1 of 4)

Too often, software companies want absolute control of their black box of intellectual property (IP). These companies only want extensibility and customizability if it means more revenue from implementation services. A few companies in our space have even developed their own scripting languages to make customers pay for more services or training to learn yet

Auto Enrollment for Windows Self-Service Password Reset

We are pleased to announce that our engineers came up with exactly that, a data import utility that can use your existing data to pre-enroll users. This is available to all of our existing PeoplePassword customers, or as an add-on feature for our new customers.

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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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Yet another way to get Active Directory Password Expiration

I know we’ve posted a few times on this topic but I came across another script that retrieves the Active Directory password expiration.  The main difference is that this script allows you to fileter, sort, export, or group the results of the query. If you are looking for a tool to send email reminders to

Webinars for Windows IT admins from Apple and Mac OS X

I found this link on Apple.com today that provides free virtual webinars for IT admins needing more information about how to properly integrate Mac OS X users into Active Directory.  Here at Web Active Directory, we are constantly talking to customers that have a growing number of Mac OS X users that need to logon

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Find out when Active Directory passwords expire using Powershell

See the link below for a great script that uses Powershell to determine when Active Directory passwords will expire.  Web Active Directory, LLC also has a product called PeopleMinder that automates the notification of your end users, specific user groups, etc of an upcoming Active Directory password expiration, but if you want to make your

Domain and forest functionality levels

I recently saw a post on this and so it got me interested in where this data is stored and where on the MSDN site I could find it.  I have found that if you ask a company what forest and domain functionality level they are at you will probably get a different answer from

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

Powershell variables

If you want to make your Powershell scripts infinitely powerful and flexible use variables!  For example, lets say you create a powershell script that manually shuts down some services in a specific order, then reboots the server, then manually starts some services in a specific order.  If at a minimum you use variables for the

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