Notifying mobile users that their password is expiring


I know I’m not alone on this one. I travel a lot, and I always hated when my password expired while I was traveling, but I wasn’t notified. Sure, there is a notification built into Windows, but that only shows up as a pop-up on your computer when you’re logged in to the corporate network. What about road warriors who use a VPN or remote applications? It’s very frustrating when passwords expire and you’re in a remote location.

To eliminate this problem, why not help users out by giving them notifications through other means, not just a pop-up on their computer? We can do that! Our solution gives you two of the best possible options for mobile, or even in-house, users.

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My Mom Said My Password Was Important…


Well, I know I have been saying it for years, talking about it like it was one of the most important aspects of your computer, and emphasizing it as one of the top five most important security configurations for corporations and users.

With so many companies being attacked, compromised, and making front page news, I hope that now you get the picture!? The passwords for your Active Directory, your bank, Amazon, LinkedIn, and other sensitive accounts are key to your career, personal protection, and economic stability.

Now, all I can say is, “I told you so!” Just like your mom said to you regarding washing behind your ears, wearing clean underwear, and not cursing in public.

It only makes sense, does it not

Find and Delete “Never Used” User Accounts


Every Active Directory installation has one common issue. Every installation has one or more users that were created for a project, new employee, returning employee, and the like; but the user account was never used. These users should be cleaned up as they pose a threat to the overall security of the environment.

I know, “pose an overall threat to the environment” seems a bit severe. However, I truly believe this, and these are the reasons why:

  1. Most organizations use the same password for new user accounts, knowing the user will be forced to change the password on next logon. However, if the user account was never used, it could be used as an attack account at any time.
  2. Most organizations place new user acco

Tracking Workstation Logon/Logoff using ADAudit Plus


Before getting into the specifics, I would like to give a small introduction on tracking Logon / Logoff in Active Directory environment, which is a cumbersome process.

Auditing the Windows Active Directory environment

Logon Auditing

With the current Windows architecture it’s difficult to get all logon data at a single point. In an AD environment, a Domain Controller (DC) is the one which does the real authentication. When there are multiple DCs in a setup, handling the authentication mechanism, the logon data (please note only the logon data) is available in different computers (read as DCs). So to compute a clear logon activity collecting all these data is essential. Also another pain point here is