Documentation is a very important issue – nevertheless it’s not a favorite one. With the Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer (ADTD), Microsoft offers a very helpful tool: it supports you with the creation of drawings for your documentation. It is a tool that visualizes the AD infrastructure with the help of Visio.
Settings in the Account Lockout Policy of the Active Directory Default Domain Policy can lead to unexpected account lockings. This article explains why…
In Microsoft’s Active Directory groups are used to manage permissions and access to shares and apps. But with a big number of users accounts the group management becomes time-consuming for many admins. Dynamic group memberships would reduce administrative overhead here and prevent over-permissioning. But this is not a standard feature of Active Directory. This is […]
If a company grows, the Active Directory proportionally grows with it. New groups, organizational units, group policies, users and computer…– even an experienced admin will have difficulties with keeping an eye on everything. Our free tool FirstWare-AD Inspector 2015 helps you keeping the overview. Run various queries against your Active Directory and save the reports […]
I want to introduce you briefly how to deploy an intranet phone book using Active Directory in a short time. I want to discuss – Advantages and disadvantages of standalone applications – Requirements and preparation in your AD and the – Provision of the phone book with FirstWare-FreeEdition
DSACLS means Domain or Directory Services Access Control Lists. The tool is based on command lines and serves the control of access authorizations. During many Active Directory migration-projects not only the pure user data-migration is performed but also a reorganization of the administrational concept. For this, delegation rights to the newly designed organizational structures have […]
Here’s a way to simplify the documentation of installation tasks significantly. Automatically record every mouse click via screenshot and also track the entered text. Steps Recorder comes with Microsoft Windows and is a small hidden function in your operating system.
I would like to introduce a nice freeware tool for AD reporting to you. It is easy to use and does not need to be installed. Check your Active Directory for: Locked user accounts, empty groups and much more…and export the result to .csv Update 09/18/2015: Simplified Active Directory Reporting with AD Inspector 2015
While browsing the Microsoft Script Center I found a really helpful PowerShell script by Alexandre Augagneur. With this script you can get the following information and even export it: When was the schema created Number of the schema objects Times the schema was updated Comparison of the schema objects with Microsoft products (CSV file based) […]
Extended administration of group policies with the help of AGPM (Advanced Group Policy Management) The article gives you an overview about AGPM.
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