Dude, where’s my GPO? Using PowerShell to find all of your Group Policy links.

Stratego I only played Stratego once as a kid when I was over at a friend’s house. Strategy, challenge and mystery made the game captivating. A few years ago I bought a vintage 1961 edition on eBay so I could teach my sons to play. As it turns out this game has been around for…

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Freaky neat Active Directory site links with PowerShell

Author’s note:  Before you dismiss this article you should know that the top two areas where I find issues for AD health are replication and DNS.  If you’re short on time skip to the bottom section “But Wait… There’s More” and run that report in your environment.  Otherwise I think you’ll get a lot of…

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Consolidate All AD Empty Sites Into A Single SiteLink Using PowerShell

Do you have a large Active Directory site topology with many empty sites?  If so, this post is for you. Empty sites are AD sites without a domain controller.  These sites are used to support AD site-aware applications like SCCM and DFS where clients get local site referrals. Recently I encountered a customer with over…

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PowerShell to automatically create all AD hub-to-spoke site links

So you’ve just finished creating all of the sites in your AD forest, or you’ve chosen to rebuild your site link topology.  You want to create a simple hub-and-spoke site link topology.  You dread all the clicks it will take to create each site link, type the name, and add the member sites.  Enter today’s…

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