Document your AD Topology (incl OU’s and Exchange 2000/2003) automatically in Visio

The Active Directory Topology Diagrammer (ADTD) tool is now available for download for free from the Microsoft Web Site at the following address: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cb42fc06-50c7-47ed-a65c-862661742764&displaylang=en&tm#Overview This is a tool that up until recently was only available to engineers in MS Premier. Apparently, it was also available on the Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 resource kit. To…

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Some Useful AD Scripts

Here are some useful scripts that I came upon as a result of a recent project I worked on. Most of these scripts had already been written and were available for download of the web – some of these we took and changed to fit the requirement. Always test these or any script in a…

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Manually Deploying Windows 2003 SP2 – Approach

We recently worked on a project with a customer to help deploy Windows 2003 SP2 to their server environment which consisted of approximately 180 servers. Some of their servers were at SP1 but the majority of the servers were sitting at SP0. The purpose of our involvement was to outline best practices in tackling such…

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Delegation of Privileges within your Infrastructure – Controlling Access to AD, Servers and PC’s

We just completed a project focused on: 1. Active Directory Delegation 2. Controlling Access to PC’s and Servers and Services within a Windows 2003 environment with approximately 200 servers and 4000 users over a distributed environment. The server environment was comprised of NT 4.0, 2000 and 2003 Servers. The Desktop environment was a mix of…

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Exchange 2007 Powershell Answer –The PowerGUI

Just recently I worked on a project with a customer who migrated from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007. It was an InterOrg migration and we used Microsoft native tools to complete it. As any of you pre-Exchange 2007 administrators will appreciate, administration within Exchange 2007 is quite different to 2003 particularly with the introduction and…

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