Group membership expiration: A look at Windows Server 2016’s useful new feature

Group membership expiration is one of the best new features included with Windows Server 2016. Here’s how to use this…

2 years ago

Managing Active Directory trusts in Windows Server 2016

Several Active Directory trusts are available in Windows Server 2016. Here’s how you can manage them using built-in tools.

2 years ago

Setting up Active Directory using PowerShell

Setting up Active Directory domain controllers using the PowerShell commands that ship with Active Directory PowerShell modules pretty easy. Here’s…

2 years ago

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 are some methods to make…

2 years ago

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

Managing Linux, Mac, and Windows in your environment is now almost as easy as mixing apples and oranges. The key…

2 years ago

Master the power of ‘Search-ADAccount’ PowerShell cmdlet

Not many Active Directory admins know that the Search-ADAccount PowerShell cmdlet can perform a number of handy operations. Let’s look…

2 years ago

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 its usefulness passed or are…

2 years ago

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 script makes it easy for…

2 years ago

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 and how to use PowerShell…

2 years ago

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 issues. Make sure this doesn’t…

2 years ago