Monthly Archives: July 2007

Mapped Drives

WMI is a wonderful tool for administrators.  It is sometimes the only way to find out information from your system.  It is also a constantly evolving system – which can be frustrating sometimes when you find a wonderful new class … Continue reading

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Time Skew

I was reading a study guide for my next exam and something in that triggered some thoughts about Time skew between computers in an Active Directory domain.  AD uses Kerberos for authentication and Kerberos requires that the times on the … Continue reading

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Searching AD by Script vs cmdlet

In a previous post  http://richardsiddaway.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!43CFA46A74CF3E96!601.entry I showed searching for a particular user and having a filter on for membership of a particular group   $user = Get-QADGroupMember -Identity ‘SomeGroupName’ | where {$_.Name -like "*UserName"}    If you wanted to do that … Continue reading

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Searching AD by user and group

How do you search for a user account by the user name and the user needs to be in a specific group.  Writing an LDAP filter to do this isn’t straight forward so better to use the quest cmdlets   … Continue reading

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AD Test Users

When working with Active Directory there is sometimes a need to generate a number of test users.  A question on the Win IT Pro forum was asking for a script to generate 1500 test users.  All I had was an old … Continue reading

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Harry Potter 7

Finished the new Harry Potter book last night.  Without spoiling anyone’s enjoymnet it brings the series to a more than satisfiying conclusion.   Whole experience can be described as   get-book | read-book | enjoy-book | lose-sleeep     If … Continue reading

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Windows Server Team

My friends Scotty and Austin are giving their talks on Windows Server 2008 Server Core and Terminal Services Gateway in Manchester on 20 September 2007.  If you are in the area and interested in some of the new features of … Continue reading

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GPExpert Scripting Toolkit for PowerShell

SDM Software have announced that their GPExpert Scripting Toolkit for PowerShell is now available.  This toolkit allows you to automate the setting of values in GPOs!!   if you work with GPOs and PowerShell well worth a look http://www.sdmsoftware.com/products2.php

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September Meeting

I am beginning to think about the next meeting.  I have a couple of ideas but was wondering if there was anything in particular that people were interested in hearing about 

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Apoplogy

It seems my proof reading isn’t as thorough as it should be.  A typogot through on the last post that may result in the last line of the post being taken as offensive.  This was totally unintended and I apologise … Continue reading

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