Announcing the first Atlanta Active Directory Users Group meeting!

UPDATE  February 11, 2010!!!

The Atlanta Active Directory Users Group has a website!  if you’re interested in joining go to




In Atlanta?  Interested in Active Directory?

UPDATE July 9th, 2009:  The User Group is taking the summer off and will host the next meeting on September 8th, 2009 at the Microsoft Office.




Then you’ll probably be very interested in this new user group Gary has formed – the Atlanta Active Directory Users Group.  Below is information on the meeting which will be taking place on Tuesday March 10, 2009 at 7:00 pm

If you’re interested in coming send Gary an email, his address is at the bottom of the post.

See you there!!!!!!

John Baker



Hi – Gary Olsen here. As a Microsoft Directory Services MVP, I’ve been interested for some time in forming an Active Directory Users Group (AADUG) for the Atlanta area and it’s finally coming together.

Details for our first meeting are included below. We had to delay it due to some scheduling conflicts, but hope you will be able to make it. We will have a virtual session available on Live Meeting for those who can’t attend but you can’t win the prizes that way 🙂

The goal of AADUG is to get folks together who are interested in AD technologies, and to get some expert speakers to present on timely topics. With new products like Windows 2008 R2, HyperV, Windows7, and IE 8, as well as our old friends like security, authentication, replication and troubleshooting, there is no end to important topics. It will also give us a chance to network with others who work with AD and perhaps share problems and experiences and socialize a bit. Microsoft is supporting us with speakers, a place to meet and some occasional goodies to give away (see below).

In the first meeting we’ll get organized with future meeting plans, topics you are interested in, and hopefully talk some of you into helping with things like a web page, newsletter, and doing presentations. I’m quite impressed by the number of people interested so far – and in a wide variety of industries. I think it will be great to see what everyone is doing with AD. So – take a look at the meeting details and send an RSVP to me at so we know what to plan on.

And please forward this to anyone else who is interested!

Best regards,

Gary Olsen
Systems Software Engineer – Hewlett-Packard Company
Microsoft MVP – Directory Services.


Meeting Agenda

Join us at our first meeting:

  • Date: Tuesday March 10, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Microsoft Office 1125 Sanctuary Parkway Suite 300, Alpharetta, GA 30004

Welcome and Introductions (:15)

Feature Presentation: (:45)

  • What’s new in Windows 7 (John Baker – Microsoft)

New Product demonstration: (:15)

  • Michael Tweddle of Quest Software will demo a new free tool called PowerGUI, a script editor for Powershell

Stump the Dummy (:15)

  • Bring your toughest AD problem and see if you can stump the “dummy” (all of us) and win a prize!
  • The “Dummy” that solves the problem gets a prize too!


Microsoft has T-shirts and books to give away !

Meet the gang

This is a chance to meet others who are AD enthusiasts, for an informal knowledge share experience, and sign up to present on a topic you think would be of interest to the group.

Special Thanks to John Baker and Blain Barton of Microsoft who were instrumental in this effort!

Any Questions –


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