AD user objects keep losing special permissions.

by Pber 21. June 2010 18:19
Sometimes it necessary to set special permissions on user objects.  For instance when using a Blackberry server, the SendAs permission needs to be set. I see many admins struggle with the se... [More]

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Active Directory | Security

Creating a 2003 AD external trust through a firewall

by Pber 7. November 2009 15:50
  Recently I had to create an external trust through a firewall to a domain in a DMZ.  I found an article from Microsoft titled: "How to configure a firewall for domains and trusts”.&... [More]

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Change the default way a user is displayed in the GAL and AD.

by Pber 9. September 2009 12:05
When a new user is created in AD, a container is created for that user.  The container for that user by default is based on the users first and last name (generally what shows up in the Full Name... [More]

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Active Directory | Exchange

Why isn't Dynamic DNS (DDNS) working properly?

by Pber 8. September 2009 17:29
Over the years I've seen many DNS issues and many come because of the integration of DNS and DHCP and not a complete understanding of the proper setup.  Several issues could include Stale DDN... [More]

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Saved Queries in Active Directories Users and Computers - Part 2

by Pber 16. July 2009 19:01
As you seen with Part 1 of this series, saved queries can help you find specific data that is normally not easy to find. Part 2 of this series will take you into more advanced queries mainly focusing... [More]

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Saved Queries in Active Directories Users and Computers - Part 1

by Pber 5. July 2009 13:50
One of the great things about AD is that you can organize your resources in OUs and then further into sub OUs. It keeps things clean and organized. The downside of this is that your resources are... [More]

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Batch processing users via the Active Directory GUI

by Pber 24. June 2009 20:26
The problem: Many admins need to perform bulk operations on users and other objects and many of us are fine with using scripts or command line tools.  What do you do when you aren't good at scri... [More]

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