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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

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

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,

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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Hardcoded limits in Active Directory

I’ve seen some other blogs point this out so I decided to read the Microsoft KB article myself.  The limit of 5000 objects is definitely something you might run up against in larger organizations.  What I would be curious to know is if you can use paging to get around this limit? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2009267

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)

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