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…

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Active Directory PowerShell SIDHistory Module Update 1.5

To see all of the articles in this series visit https://aka.ms/SIDHistory. I would like to thank everyone who has been using the Active Directory SIDHistory PowerShell module and sending me feedback.  Your input helps guide future releases like the one I am publishing today. I’ve been sitting on some updates for a while, because I…

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Microsoft PFE Ashley McGlone Speaking for MSPSUG Virtual User Group on Tuesday, July 9th at 8:30pm CDT

Update:  Watch the one hour meeting recording on the page below.  This is a video tutorial on the Active Directory PowerShell SID history module. If you follow #PowerShell on Twitter you’ve seen Mike F. Robbins. He is a superstar in the PowerShell community and a former Scripting Games finalist. Mike started a virtual PowerShell user group…

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PowerShell Module for Working with AD SID History Updated

TechReady At Microsoft we have an internal event called TechReady that happens twice each year.  It is similar to our public TechEd event.  Approximately 5,000 Microsoft technical field people from all over the world gather to learn the details of the latest product releases and dialog with the product groups.  It is a fantastic event,…

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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: 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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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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Using PowerShell to resolve Token Size issues caused by SID history

Update:  To see all articles in this series click here.   No matter how bad he wants to an elephant simply cannot drive a Volkswagen.  He just won’t fit in that space.  People can drive VWs, because that is who the VW was designed to accommodate.  There is nothing worse than frustrated elephants.  What does…

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