Category Archives: Active Directory

PowerShell: Scanning Domain Computers for Logged on Users

I have been using PSLoggedOn for a while now to determine who is logged on to our Domain Computers. ¬†However, with Windows 7, this has become a harder task to accomplish. ¬†This is because Windows 7 disables the Remote Registry … Continue reading

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Active Directory: Enable the Active Directory Recycle Bin

I have been wanting to enable the Active Directory Recycle Bin for some time following our upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2. After some research, I found “The AD Recycle Bin: Understanding, Implementing, Best Practices, and Troubleshooting” article in the … Continue reading

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Active Directory: Transfer Active Directory FSMO Roles

We are in the process of upgrading our domain controllers from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This also requires some changes in hardware because one of our servers since Windows Server 2008 R2 is a 64-bit … Continue reading

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Active Directory: Reset Password Expiration Date

Today, I had a user call our Help Desk because he was out in the field and his password had expired on his Active Directory user account. We do not have a method for them to reset it from off-site … Continue reading

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Active Directory: Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller – The Processing of Group Policy failed

During the process of adding a Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller to my Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain, I began receiving error messages in the event log regarding Group Policy Processing. PROBLEM Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy Date: … Continue reading

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