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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AD Group History Mystery: PowerShell v3 REPADMIN

I remember back in high school the janitor had this massive ring of keys on his belt.  The keys would jingle with each step as he pushed the broom down the hall.  It was like his own percussion section accompanying the tune he whistled.  So what does this have to do with PowerShell? The Scenario…

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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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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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Do Over: SID History One-Liner

Wouldn’t you know it.  The very same day I posted the SID history script I found a shorter way to do it.  I’m calling a “do over”. I love the PowerShell.com email tip-of-the-day.  On that particular day the tip was how to use the ExpandProperty switch on the Select-Object cmdlet.  This was new for me,…

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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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