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Active Directory Design Guide

It’s great to see Microsoft publish a design guide for Active Directory.  I haven’t read all of it yet but I do like that the guidance is specific to different business verticals and scenarios. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=88f0184c-8f03-4f0f-b3f9-5109255fb461

How to ensure fast queries when searching Microsoft Active Directory

Here’s a great article on MSDN that talks about methods to ensure when you search Active Directory that the results are returned as quickly as possible.  It’s something we refer back to quite often with our customers as well as when we ship new Active Directory reports in our products.  A healthy Active Directory is

LDAP Filter to find accounts not set to expire in Microsoft Active Directory

In order to show accounts that are not set to expire you will need to use the below LDAP filter. Accounts that don’t expire: (&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(|(accountExpires=9223372036854775807)(accountExpires=0)))  Accounts that have an expiration date: (&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(&(!accountExpires=9223372036854775807)(!accountExpires=0))) About the accountExpires attribute Account-Expires Attribute The date when the account expires. This value represents the number of 100 nanosecond intervals since January

Top 5 Reasons you need web-based tools to manage your company’s Active Directory data

Top 5 Reasons you need web-based tools to manage your company’s Active Directory data You have many more important things to accomplish today other than updating the new sales person’s phone number Your HR department changed the title of Product Marketing Manager back to Manager, Product Marketing The person who manages the “crackberry mobile users”

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Search multiple Active Directory attributes from one search field

Description Web Active Directory’s PeopleSearch and PeopleUpdate solutions provide powerful tools for searching Active Directory by allowing you to quickly and easily configure an intuitive search interface for your users. You might want to enhance how you search Active Directory, though, by providing a search field that will actually search more than one attribute. Microsoft

LDAP Filtering ADSI Resource

Here’s another great website and tool that focuses on LDAP filters, Microsoft Active Directory, and ADSI scripting.  It’s a great LDAP Filtering ADSI resource. http://www.selfadsi.org

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