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.

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.

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.

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.

Domain Controller vs Active Directory

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

“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.

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.

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.

Install and Import the PowerShell Active Directory Module Quickly

Learn how to install and import the PowerShell Active Directory module on all versions of Windows in this step-by-step guide.

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!

Discover a Domain Controller Backup Before it Goes Boom

Learn how to find a domain controller backup schedule using the repadmin command-line utility and a little bit of PowerShell!

“The Trust Relationship Between This Workstation and the Primary Domain Failed” [Solved]

Learn how to take care of that pesky "trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain has failed" error for good!

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!

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.

Managing Standard and DNS Conditional Forwarder with PowerShell

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

Active Directory Scripts Galore: Come and Get It!

Need an Active Directory script to automate a process in AD? Look no further than this huge list of PowerShell scripts!

A Review of Softerra’s Adaxes AD Automation Software

Active Directory (AD) has been a critical piece of functionality in a huge majority of businesses. AD has provided us with single sign-on functionality for nearly 16 years now.

Get-AdUser: Finding Active Directory users with PowerShell

Learn few ways on how to find active directory user in your domain by using Powershell get-aduser cmdlet.