Tag: Active Directory
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.
“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.
Managing Active Directory Groups using PowerShell
Using the ActiveDirectory PowerShell module, you can query, add, update and remove groups and group members. In this blog post, you're going to learn a little about the Active Directory group PowerShell cmdlets with a ton of examples for reference.
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.
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.
How to Find Domain-Joined Computers not in an Active Directory Site
As long as Microsoft Active Directory (AD) has been around, there have been roaming clients. Roaming clients are those domain-joined machines that aren't assigned to an AD site. These computers don't have an Active Directory subnet defined to a site. They have no way to know what site they're in.
Repairing Active Directory Trust Relationships for Good [Ultimate Guide]
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.
Active Directory Database Size Monitoring: Building a Monitor
The Active Directory (AD) database is, by far, the most important piece of AD. After all, without the database, AD wouldn't be much good at all. AD needs to be up and active 24 hours a day. It's being depended on for many different services.
How to Find Active Directory Admin Accounts Authenticated by RODCs
Introduced in Windows Server 2008, read-only domain controllers (RODC) were a secure way to deploy DCs in remote locations. RODCs were read-only which meant that nothing could be directly written to them. This meant that a malicious attacker couldn't add his own user account and have it replicated back to all of the other DCs in an environment. It was much more secure than traditional domain controllers which allowed someone with the appropriate permissions to add objects at will to Active Directory.