Tag: Active Directory

How to Add a Computer to a Domain [All the Ways]

Learn how to add a Windows computer to a domain via the GUI, netdom, PowerShell and even remotely in this post.

Chaitanya Avatar Chaitanya

8 min. read

Building an Active Directory Password Reset Tool with PowerShell

If you're in the market for an Active Directory password reset tool, you can build one yourself with PowerShell or check out a great paid tool.

June Castillote Avatar June Castillote

7 min. read

How to Transfer and Seize FSMO Roles (GUI and PowerShell)

Learn how to easily transfer Active Directory FSMO roles and seize them if they're not behaving in this detailed guide.

Emanuel Halapciuc Avatar Emanuel Halapciuc

6 min. read

Explained: How Active Directory FSMO Roles Work

Understand how FSMO roles play a part in how Active Directory manages time synchronization, password changes, DC promotions and more.

Emanuel Halapciuc Avatar Emanuel Halapciuc

7 min. read

Understanding the GPUpdate Command [In Depth]

If you need to quickly apply a group policy to your Windows system, you must learn how gpupdate works.

Emanuel Halapciuc Avatar Emanuel Halapciuc

6 min. read

What is Group Policy and How Does it Work? (In Detail)

What is Group Policy? That's the question we're going to answer in this in-depth article.

Emanuel Halapciuc Avatar Emanuel Halapciuc

4 min. read

Active Directory Auditing: How to Track Down Password Changes

Need to know when an Active Directory password changed? Learn how to automate the Active Directory auditing process with PowerShell!

Adam Listek Avatar Adam Listek

9 min. read

How to Save your Bacon with the Active Directory Recycle Bin

Learn, by example, how to recover deleted objects from Active Directory with the Active Directory Recycle Bin in this tutorial (including both GUI and PowerShell).

Adam Listek Avatar Adam Listek

6 min. read

How to Manage AD Groups with PowerShell (and Export)

Learn how to use PowerShell to get AD group members and export AD group members to generate tons of interesting reports.

Adam Bertram Avatar Adam Bertram

7 min. read

Set-ADUser: Modifying Active Directory Users with PowerShell

Learn how to inspect AD user accounts with the Get-ADUser PowerShell cmdlet and make changes to AD user objects with the Set-ADUser cmdlet.

Kevin Sapp Avatar Kevin Sapp

5 min. read

CSVDE and LDIFDE: Managing AD from the Command Line

Learn csvde and ldifde. Where these tools allow you to import, exort, or modify AD data from the command line.

Stuart Squibb Avatar Stuart Squibb

19 min. read

Get-ADObject: Reporting on Active Directory with PowerShell

Are you looking for a quick way to create an Active Directory (AD) report using PowerShell? You’ve come to the right place!  In this article, you will learn how to create custom reports of user accounts in your AD environment using the Get-ADObject cmdlet.

Kevin Sapp Avatar Kevin Sapp

8 min. read

New-ADUser: Creating Active Directory Users with PowerShell

Learn how to creating Active Directory Users with PowerShell via New-ADUser cmdlet and automate some Active Directory process.

Kevin Sapp Avatar Kevin Sapp

6 min. read

Building an Active Directory Health Check Tool [In-Depth]: Part II

Learn about pre-built PowerShell framework that you can plug in other Active Directory health checks and output results to Pester and PRTG.

Alex Asplund Avatar Alex Asplund

10 min. read

Domain Controllers vs Active Directory

Discover that domain controllers authenticate your authority, and Active Directory handles your identity and security access.

Bill Kindle Avatar Bill Kindle

4 min. read

“An Active Directory Domain Controller Could not be Contacted” [Solved]

Every IT admin managing machines in an Active Directory environment has been there. You try to add a computer to an Active Directory (AD) domain and get the dreaded "An Active Directory Domain Controller Could not be Contacted" error. In this article, learn the steps to diagnose (and solve) this problem for good.

Stuart Squibb Avatar Stuart Squibb

7 min. read

How to Force Azure AD Connect to Sync [Walkthrough]

Know various ways to use the Azure Active Directory Connect tool to schedule or force a sync with your on-prem Active Directory environment with Azure AD.

Jeff Christman Avatar Jeff Christman

6 min. read

Managing Active Directory Groups using Get-AdGroup and PowerShell

In this aritcle, you'll learn a little about the Active Directory group PowerShell cmdlets with a ton of examples for reference.

Stuart Squibb Avatar Stuart Squibb

5 min. read

Learning Active Directory and LDAP Filters in PowerShell

One of the most common hangups when querying Active Directory with PowerShell is how to properly build filter syntax. The Filter and LDAP Filter parameters on all ActiveDirectory PowerShell module cmdlets is a black box to many.

Stuart Squibb Avatar Stuart Squibb

5 min. read

How to Install and Import the PowerShell Active Directory Module

A prerequisite for every PowerShell Active Directory (AD) task is to install the Active Directory module. This popular module allows administrators to query and make changes to Active Directory with PowerShell.

Stuart Squibb Avatar Stuart Squibb

3 min. read