Tag: Active Directory

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 Recover Objects 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

7 min. read

PowerShell: Get AD Group Members (and Exporting)

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]

Integrating your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD) (and syncing) with Azure AD is done using the Synchronization Service Manager GUI or via PowerShell.

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 the PowerShell Active Directory Module and Connect

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

How to Parse the Netlogon.log File with PowerShell

Learn how to use PowerShell to find all DCs, parse the netlogon.log file on all and uncover loads of troubleshooting info!

Adam Bertram Avatar Adam Bertram

3 min. read

How to Find the Last Backup for a Domain Controller (Active Directory)

Learn how to backup domain controller by Using the repadmin command-line utility and a little bit of PowerShell-fu.

Adam Bertram Avatar Adam Bertram

3 min. read

Repairing Active Directory Trust Relationships for Good

Once the most common problems that plague Windows system administrators are trusted, Active Directory computers seemingly fall off the domain. The infamous "trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain has failed is all too common.

Adam Bertram Avatar Adam Bertram

10 min. read

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!

Adam Bertram Avatar Adam Bertram

2 min. read

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.

Adam Bertram Avatar Adam Bertram

3 min. read

Managing DNS Forwarders (And Conditional Forwarders) with PowerShell

Learn, the AD DNS forwarders and how you can manage them in your environment as an important part of your DNS infrastructure

David Lamb Avatar David Lamb

4 min. read

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