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Retrieve Active Directory Group Membership Information using PowerShell

We had a customer ask recently about the best way to export group members for multiple groups in LDAP. The purpose of this article is to point to resources about how to retrieve Active Directory Group Membership information using PowerShell.  This type of operation is a perfect application for PowerShell. Check out the Active Directory

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Efficient Queries with LDAP Search Filters

Writing LDAP queries can prove quite difficult because of its odd search filter syntax and the (mostly) non-relational nature of the LDAP data store. Even once you get your query in place, performance issues can plague your query if you don’t set it up correctly.  Efficient queries with LDAP search filters are important for performance

Binding to Active Directory: AD Connections De-mystified, Part 5

Note: This series covers Active Directory connection strings, often referred to as bind paths, with the goal of simplifying the process of creating an AD bind path. A significant amount of the information for this series comes from the wonderful AD programming book, The .NET Developer’s Guide to Directory Services Programming, by Ryan Dunn and Joe Kaplan. The LDAP ADsPath article

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Binding to Active Directory: AD Connections De-mystified, Part 4

Note: This series covers Active Directory connection strings, often referred to as bind paths, with the goal of simplifying the process of creating an AD bind path. A significant amount of the information for this series comes from the wonderful AD programming book, The .NET Developer’s Guide to Directory Services Programming, by Ryan Dunn and Joe Kaplan. The LDAP ADsPath article

Binding to Active Directory: AD Connections De-mystified, Part 3

Note: This series covers Active Directory connection strings, often referred to as bind paths, with the goal of simplifying the process of creating an AD bind path. A significant amount of the information for this series comes from the wonderful AD programming book, The .NET Developer’s Guide to Directory Services Programming, by Ryan Dunn and Joe Kaplan. The LDAP ADsPath article

Binding to Active Directory: AD Connections De-mystified, Part 2

Note: This series covers Active Directory connection strings, often referred to as bind paths, with the goal of simplifying the process of creating an AD bind path. A significant amount of the information for this series comes from the wonderful AD programming book, The .NET Developer’s Guide to Directory Services Programming, by Ryan Dunn and Joe Kaplan. The

Binding to Active Directory: AD Connections De-mystified, Part 1

Note: This series covers Active Directory connection strings, often referred to as bind paths, with the goal of simplifying the process of creating an AD bind path. A significant amount of the information for this series comes from the wonderful AD programming book, The .NET Developer’s Guide to Directory Services Programming, by Ryan Dunn and Joe Kaplan. The LDAP ADsPath article

Active Directory and LDAP Tips and Tricks: Capitalize the Provider in Connection Strings

We see issues from time to time with LDAP connection strings for Active Directory failing to work even when folks know the connection string and bind credentials are correct. Even if you copy a distinguished name value from a tool like ADSIEdit or Active Directory Explorer, many times you must specify a provider in the

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Weird Attribute Names in Active Directory

For the most part, the LDAP names of Active Directory attributes are the same or very similar to their English-language descriptions. However, there are a few annoying exceptions that I’ve summarized here, including one of the more weird attribute names for the City attribute. The City attribute uses the letter “L” as its LDAP display

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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