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…


NTFSSecurity Tutorial 1 – Getting, adding and removing permissions

Summary Managing file and folder permissions in Windows PowerShell is not that easy, and there are numerous articles and blog posts describing how it works by using the .NET classes. This is far from being comfortable, and there is one major and one minor restriction: Path length Generic rights This post introduces the NTFSSecurity module,…


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…


AutomatedLab Introduction – Part 1

Introduction Why AutomatedLab We all know the situation: Your Company wants to upgrade some software product or wants to introduce something new, and you need to test this in a lab environment that looks somehow similar like to your production environment. Let’s say you need to test the integration of a software product with Active…

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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…