User provisioning and Password_Not_Required set – why?

  Today’s topic: User provisioning and Password_Not_Required set – why? In large environments it’s definitely a good idea having some Identity Management in place that – amongst other things – takes care for user provisioning. Many of the solutions out there – custom built or ready solutions – do utilize the Active Directory Service Interface…


The ADSI Schema Cache revealed Part II

Today’s topic: The ADSI Schema Cache revealed Part II We have been talking about the ADSI Schema Cache implementation, it’s benefits and several buts in the first part covering this topic <The ADSI Schema Cache revealed>. The conclusion was – utilize the sample code attached to the blog entry and ‘really, finally it’s cool now…


The ADSI Schema Cache revealed

Downloads related to this article:         dSASignatureFlag_Samples.zip Today's topic: The ADSI Schema Cache revealed Like mentioned in the first article of this blog <Active Directory Service Interface (ADSI) and the Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) – Avoiding performance issues> ADSI utilizes a Schema Cache of the LDAP directories it has successfully contacted. In the article mentioned…


Resetting passwords honoring password history (or what’s happening under the hood when changing / resetting passwords)

Todays topic: Resetting passwords honoring password history (or what’s happening under the hood when changing / resetting passwords) You may have already came across the task to programmatically change or reset passwords on user accounts in Active Directory. Thanks to the the ChangePassword() and SetPassword() macros of the Active Directory Service Interface (ADSI) implementation this…


Active Directory Service Interface (ADSI) and the Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) – Avoiding performance issues

Hi there, this is the first blog entry for the new info series ‘Coding from the field‘. The intention of this blog is to help you avoiding the reinvention of the wheel as well as to communicate known tripping hazards. Todays topic: Active Directory Service Interface (ADSI) and the Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) Avoiding…