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Category: Windows Server

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…

Apple, meet orange: The power of cross-platform PowerShell

Managing Linux, Mac, and Windows in your environment is now almost as easy as mixing…

Master the power of ‘Search-ADAccount’ PowerShell cmdlet

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

Whither SMB: Where it’s been, where it is, and where it might be going

Server Message Block protocol, or SMB, has been around for more than 20 years. Is…

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…

Configuring the Windows Time Service

Understanding the Windows Time Service is crucial if you want your Active Directory environment to…

Troubleshooting tips from the IT trenches: Where’s my disk space?

In our continuing “trench tales” series, here’s a solution to a problem many beleaguered IT…