Forensics: Monitor Active Directory Privileged Groups with PowerShell

Someone just now added Jimmy to the Domain Admins group! How do I know? Because I used PowerShell to check. Let me show you how. Some of the best customers that I visit get email pages when high value group memberships change. Obviously this is strongly encouraged for IT shops of any size. Of course…

12

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Using PowerShell for Active Directory

Welcome! Today’s post includes demo scripts and links from the Microsoft Virtual Academy series: Using PowerShell for Active Directory. Go watch the videos here. We had a great time creating this for you, and I hope you will share it with anyone needing to ramp up their AD PowerShell skills. I really enjoyed working with PowerShell…

24

See GoateePFE Live or On-Demand Talking about Active Directory PowerShell

Whew.  This has been a busy season for speaking, blogging, and recording.  I’ve spent more time on airplanes than in my office at home for the last few months.  It’s all good, and I want to share it with you. Here are some places you can find me online, on stage, and on camera…  …

1

DogFoodCon 2014: Reduce Server Outages Using PowerShell Desired State Configuration

DogFoodCon 2014 I always look forward to catching up with customers and associates at the Columbus, Ohio DogFoodCon.  This is a growing IT conference, and it has become quite popular for several states around. Here is the abstract for my session Tuesday: Reduce Server Outages Using PowerShell Desired State Configuration – Ever configured a server…

2

PowerShell Module for Active Directory SID History Now Faster

It has been a while since I’ve released any updates to the Active Directory SID History PowerShell Module.  Today’s release leverages improvements in PowerShell v3.0 for faster and better results. “We can rebuild him. We have the technology.” Before Stone Cold Steve Austin there was the real Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man. This…

0

GPO Migration with PowerShell – Now including WMI filters

TechMentor Redmond 2014 This week I am presenting a session on GPO migration at TechMentor Redmond 2014. This is an expanded version of the session I gave at the PowerShell Summit back in April. I received feedback in April that WMI filters must be supported before this would be considered a viable solution. So I…

0

DNS Server and Zone Reporting with PowerShell

Who-Is On First? While working on DNS automation for a customer recently I needed some quick scripts to inventory Active Directory-integrated DNS server and zone configurations. All too often the way we think things are configured does not match reality. Are the forwarders consistent and correct? Is scavenging enabled where you thought it was? Do…

6

DNS Zone Copy and Merge with PowerShell

Have you ever wanted to roll up all of your reverse zones into a “big 10” super zone? Do you need to copy DNS zones between environments and preserve the record aging? Today’s post is for you. Author’s note: While flying home on a Friday night this blog post was mostly composed on my Windows…

12

The GoateePFE Active Directory PowerShell Link Fest

Summer Time! Hi folks. It’s vacation time, so I’m going to keep it short today.  This summer I am taking my family to Seattle on vacation. I’ve been there more times that I can count, but this time the family will get to see all of the sights for themselves rather than looking at pictures…

0