PowerShell Module for Working With AD SID History

This weekend I’ll be celebrating Christmas in the US.  Today Santa brought me a 1500VA 865W UPS for my home lab server.  Now I don’t have to worry about those winter power hiccups rebooting all of my HyperV guests.  Best of all the scripting elves will be able to write presents without interruption. So in…

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How To Remove SID History With PowerShell

Update:  To see all articles in this series click here.   In the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow.  No matter where you are in the world let us all give thanks for PowerShell.  If Windows were the pumpkin pie, then PowerShell would be the whipped cream on top.  If Active Directory were the turkey,…

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PowerShell: SID Walker, Texas Ranger (Part 3): Exporting Domain SIDs and Trusts

This post is part three in a series on documenting and remediating SID history in your AD forest.  Go back and read part 1 and part 2 if you haven’t had a chance yet.  In today’s episode we will document the domain SIDs so we know from where this latent access originates. Rosetta Stone Many…

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PowerShell v3 preview download available

Here is your chance to preview the next release of PowerShell and offer feedback before it gets baked for release.  As with any dogfood software don’t put it on your primary machine. Announcement here:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2011/09/20/windows-management-framework-3-0-community-technology-preview-ctp-1-available-for-download.aspx Download here:  Windows Management Framework 3.0 – Community Technology Preview (CTP) #1 Windows Management Framework 3.0 CTP1 makes some updated…

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PowerShell: SID Walker, Texas Ranger (Part 2)

More bad Chuck Norris one liners: You don’t get access unless Chuck Norris says you get access. The Chuck Norris array starts and ends on 1, because Chuck Norris is never a zero. Chuck Norris’ PowerShell console NEVER shows red text. This is part two in a series on translating SIDs in ACLs.  Start by…

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COPUG – Central Ohio PowerShell User Group – September 29 – Special guest Matt Hester

Join us on September 29th as we welcome Matt Hester.  About Matt: Microsoft Senior IT Pro Evangelist for the Heartland District TechNet Blog Co-host of the Talk TechNet show Co-author of Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0 Meeting Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 18:30 – 20:00 Location: Platform Lab 1275 Kinnear…

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PowerShell: SID Walker, Texas Ranger (Part 1)

SID Walker First things first: If Chuck Norris wrote a PowerShell script it would be a one-liner, because Chuck Norris can do anything in one strike. Chuck Norris does not have SID history, because there is only one Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris’ ACL only has one ACE: Chuck Norris – Full Control. Do you remember…

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And now a word from our sponsor…

Recently Microsoft’s legal department asked me to remind you that, yes, I do work for Microsoft.  (I’m sure you already figured that out since this is a TechNet blog, and I have the Microsoft Employee label on my profile.)  As such we have many disclaimers that you should be aware of when referencing content from…

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Ed Wilson is coming to Columbus, Ohio!

Hey folks, The Microsoft Hey Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is coming to Columbus, Ohio on July 21st from 6:30PM to 8:00PM  to speak at the Central Ohio PowerShell Users Group. Find the full details here:  http://powershellgroup.org/content/july-central-ohio-powershell-users-group-location-change  See you there! Ashley

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Rip off the bandaid with PowerShell (Using bitwise LDAP filters to search and destroy manual server connection objects)

AD Replication Bandaids The worst part of a bandaid is ripping it off.  The cure is worse than the problem.  The only thing worse than a bandaid is surgical tape, especially when… never mind. Do you have any bandaids in your AD replication?  You know… those manual server connection objects.  That’s where admins try to…

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