Active Directory Database Size Monitoring: Building a Monitor
The Active Directory database is, by far, the most important piece of AD. After all, without the database, AD wouldn't be much good at all. Where is the Active Directory database? Where is the ntds.dit location? And how to o you monitor the database? You'll learn the answer to these questions in this tutorial!
Invoke-DscResource: DSC Without the Configuration
Prior to Windows Management Framework (WMF) v5, people that wanted to use Desired State Configuration (DSC) in PowerShell to apply configurations to their machines were forced to go through the same procedure if they wanted to provision an entire server or just install a single Windows feature. That's no more with the Invoke-DscResource cmdlet.
How to Manage and Automate AWS EC2 Snapshots with PowerShell
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is a service that provides storage for Amazon EC2 instances. EBS is what every volume on your EC2 instances runs on. When you rely on a service to run important infrastructure it's wise to ensure that data is backed up. In this blog post, learn how to manage and automate AWS EC2 snapshots using the PowerShell scripting language.
How to Check for a Pending Reboot in the Registry (Windows)
Whenever you install software, updates or make configuration changes, it's common for Windows to need a reboot. Many OS tasks sometimes force Windows to require a reboot. When a reboot is pending, Windows add some registry values to show that. In this blog post, you're going to learn how to check for a pending reboot and how to build a PowerShell script to automate the task.
How to Import Users Into Active Directory the Easy Way
If you need to import users in an Active Directory domain, you've come to the right blog post. No more using Active Directory Users and Computers. In this post, you're going to use how to use PowerShell to read a CSV file and not only create users but also sync AD attributes with user accounts in the CSV file.
How to Find Locked Out Users in Active Directory with PowerShell
Do the users in your organization ever forget their passwords? Surely not! Has an Active Directory user locked out their account? No way! Let's see what we can do to find locked out users in Active Directory with PowerShell!