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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

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

How do the attributes in the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) user interface map to the named LDAP attributes in Active Directory?

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,

Microsoft Problem Steps Recorder for Windows 7

If you are a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 user, this utility might be useful to you.  Problem steps recorder allows you record the activities leading up to a problem, then save that to a mht file that you can send to support.  If you have an error on an IIS application (yellow screen)

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

Audit GPO Inheritance with Powershell

I’m working on my next Active Directory Health Check article and I came across this article which applies to one of the areas we review as part of an Active Directory Health Check. Check it out! http://daniellange.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/auditing-gpo-inheritance-with-powershell/ 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

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