How to copy AD user attributes to another field with PowerShell

TechMentor Last week I spent some time working on my presentation for the TechMentor conference coming up in August.  It’s not too late to get in on the action, and this year it’s going to be in the heart of Microsoft country.  I hope to see you there. Tapioca Goodness I love tapioca pudding.  What…

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How to find AD schema update history using PowerShell

This article is for all of the IT Pros who have inherited an Active Directory environment which they did not build.  Today’s post offers some simple scripts to document the history of schema updates.  This is particularly handy when it comes time to extend the schema for a domain upgrade or Exchange implementation.  Now you…

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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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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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Report and Edit AD Site Links From PowerShell (Turbo Your AD Replication)

AD Replication in TRON terms “The Grid. A digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the computer. What did they look like? Ships, motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I’d never see. And then, one day… I got in!” (Kevin Flynn,…

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