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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  He didn’t say, to my surprise, something like “our legacy systems are horribly outdated” or even “we need to initiate a new SIS infrastructure”.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 4 of 4)

We’ve been looking this week at Web Active Directory’s new PeopleProvision solution for automating and delegating the Active Directory account creation process. Today we present the final post of our blog series and look more closely at PowerShell’s role in the PeopleProvision platform. PowerShell empowers PeopleProvision to deliver the most business value by providing extensibility and

Active Directory Provisioning with PowerShell: Extensibility and Power without Costly Implementation (Part 3 of 4)

This is Part 3 of Web Active Directory’s blog post series highlighting our new PowerShell-enabled platform. We introduced the series with an exam of how other software vendors approach provisioning with costly implementation services and then looked at WebAD’s PeopleProvision solution more closely. In this post, we look at how easy it is to implement

Active Directory Provisioning with PowerShell: Extensibility and Power without Costly Implementation (Part 2 of 4)

We are taking a look at Web Active Directory’s new PowerShell-enabled platform this week in a series of blog posts. We introduced the series by discussing how many software companies like to squeeze every red cent from their customers by using proprietary technologies that require costly implementation services. This post introduces WebAD’s PeopleProvision tool to

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

Updating the country Attribute in Active Directory

Active Directory stores most of the commonly-used attributes internally in a string syntax, including most naming and address attributes as well as many organizational attributes. The process used to programatically update string attributes is usually very straightforward and merely requires you update the attribute value and then commit the changes to the directory. Ah, but

Windows Active Directory Cached User Credentials

We get questions about Active Directory credential caching quite often from customers and prospects. Since we provide Active Directory solutions, it would make sense that we have insight into AD credentials caching in Windows but the caching mechanism is actually a function of the client and not the server. We take a closer look at

Joining Active Directory Data with SQL Server Data: Cannot fetch a row from OLE DB provider “YourProvider” for linked server “YourLinkedServer”

We had a customer recently ask us to help with a report that would show information containing both SQL Server and Active Directory data. There are many good articles about querying AD data from SQL Server and I’ve referenced several below. The problem with most of these approaches is that they either don’t return a

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

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