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Author: Nirmal Sharma

Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

Verifying Active Directory synchronization status for users

Microsoft provides PowerShell commands you can use to check Active Directory synchronization status of users…

Need to reset users’ Active Directory passwords? Here are several ways to do it

Do you find yourself often needing to reset Active Directory passwords for your users? Here…

Preparing for Azure Directory synchronization

Azure Directory synchronization involves a little bit of planning, but this article gives you a…

Master the power of ‘Search-ADAccount’ PowerShell cmdlet

Not many Active Directory admins know that the Search-ADAccount PowerShell cmdlet can perform a number…

Network diagnostics: How to run DCDiag remotely on all domain controllers

The DCDiag tool can check various aspects of an Active Directory domain controller. This PowerShell…

Domain controllers required ports: Use PowerShell to check if they are listening

Domain controllers must listen on specific ports. Here’s a list of domain controllers required ports…

Networking basics: Check if your domain controller host records are registered

Not many Active Directory admins know that missing domain controller host records can lead to…

HOW TO: Make sure Active Directory domain controllers have an NTDS object

Domain controllers must have an NTDS object to participate in AD replication. Use this PowerShell…

HOW TO: Ensure Active Directory sites have correct user subnets assigned

Here’s how to use PowerShell to get a list of user subnets associated with each…

Avoid accidental deletion: Enabling protection setting for organizational units using PowerShell

If an organizational unit is deleted accidentally, objects in the unit will also be deleted.…