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Active Directory Clean Up Inactive Groups

Removing or archiving inactive groups in Active Directory is essential.   Cleaning up inactive groups in Active Directory keeps your directory clean and organized and also can keep you safe.  It’s possible these orphaned groups can themselves be members of more critical groups.  It’s important that you don’t remove every group in Active Directory that

Collated Active Directory User Reports

It’s important as an Active Directory administrator to know information about your directory users and anomalies in their data.  Ideally one would be able to find such anomalies and get views of the data without pouring over thousands of records.  For this, it can be helpful to collate results from your reports. Collated Active Directory

Active Directory Wildcard Searches

It’s important for users to be able to find information quickly in Active Directory.  When delegating a solution to your end-users to be able to find objects (users, contacts, computers, groups) it’s important that they be able to get to what they need quickly.  This can be challenging whether there are 500 users in your

Active Directory Find Disabled Computers

Knowing about old and stale objects in your Active Directory computers in your network are running is important.  You may want to take actions on these objects such as move them to a special OU or delete them after a time.  An Active Directory finds disabled computers report can be a handy way to accomplish this

Converting Data to Proper Case

When provisioning and updating information in Active Directory, data doesn’t always come into you cleanly.  When you delegate to users to perform provisioning and update tasks via their web browser, they don’t always enter data cleanly.  When importing from other systems, more often than not you can’t rely on the data being in the format

Active Directory Computer Reports Grouped by Operating System

Knowing what operating systems the computers in your network are running is important.   Some operating system versions aren’t supported anymore by vendors.  Users running computers with these old operating systems can be at a security risk. Active Directory Computer Reports Grouped by Operating System in PowerShell When you run the following script on your

Clean Up Inactive Users in Active Directory

Removing or archiving inactive users in Active Directory is important.   Cleaning up inactive users in Active Directory keeps your directory clean and organized and also can keep you safe from having old accounts hijacked. Keeping an orderly directory is part of creating a secure environment. Clean Up Inactive Users in Active Directory with PowerShell

Provisioning New Employees

Provisioning New Employees Provisioning new employees is critical for an organization.  One of the most important days for an employee is their first. The must have access to everything they need to be successful.  This allows them the comfort of having made a positive career decision. Arguably, the most frustrating day for an IT person

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