Category Archives: Active Directory

Ideas and utilities for managing Active Directory

Bulk Converting Global Groups to Universal and Mail Enabling

We have started trying to better organise our groups into a more role based system, so that membership of one group is based on a role rather than a person. That way if the person holding a position changes (holiday, … Continue reading

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Migrating DHCP reservations from Novell to Microsoft

We are gradually migrating our core services from Netware to Windows Server 2003 and 2008. As part of this migration we needed to migrate all our DHCP reservations stored on our Novell servers to Windows Servers. Continue reading

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AD Password Reset and Bulk Modify

Those who in the past have used the Novell Change Pass utility may have been missing it when moving to Active Directory. A great tool is Wisesoft Password Control which allows you to just type in the username, it will … Continue reading

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Access-based Enumeration

A great new feature in Windows Server 2003 is Access-based Enumeration (ABE). What ABE does is hide any file or folder that a user does not have access to. So for example the folder where you store all your users … Continue reading

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Security Templates

When using Group Policies with Zenworks and Windows XP you may find users are able to create folders and files in root of C:. This is due to the change in default security settings for drives on Windows XP from … Continue reading

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AD Explorer

An LDAP browser for Active Directory. Makes it easy to see all attributes of objects and assists in configuring web applications that authenticate using LDAP. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Networking/AdExplorer.mspx You can connect to your AD server without knowing any LDAP paths, just use … Continue reading

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