Active Directory


Update local cached credentials for remote users

Administrators are keenly aware of the issues that face remote users. For many administrators, such issues can cause great angst. One issue in particular facing remote users is when they have forgotten their password. In such cases, since the user …

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Free webinar series: Advance your security and management skills with Derek Melber

Over the next few months, you have the opportunity to attend many free and live webinars presented by MVP Derek Melber. The topics will all be covering key security and management areas that all administrators struggle with today. The webinars …

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Showing hidden shares in ADAudit Plus

ADAudit Plus does not show hidden shares, those that end with a $, by default. However, there might be times when you want to see the activity related to these hidden shares and their contents in ADAudit Plus. So, what …

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Three neglected password policy tips that increase security

Most organizations are familiar with the Microsoft password policy and the features it provides. The password policy from Microsoft for Active Directory domains has been the same for over 17 years now. Some organizations have taken the initiative to implement …

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The top 3 drawbacks to Microsoft password policies

We have all been living with the Microsoft password policy solution for many years now. It has sufficed, for the most part, untill now, due to password security requirements. There are distinct drawbacks with the Microsoft solution that all corporations …

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Importing users and groups with special characters from foreign languages

Active Directory is used throughout the United States, but also in nearly every other country around the world. Many of these countries have special characters in their alphabets, which can be difficult to work with when using traditional Microsoft tools. …

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ADManager Plus now integrates with ServiceDesk Plus

Imagine how efficient your help desk would be if it were empowered to deal with IT issues and manage Active Directory (AD) users from a single console!

This is the central idea that inspired ManageEngine to integrate two of its …

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Automatically disable unused user accounts, except service accounts

The power of automation can help any organization get a better handle on Active Directory and on the overall security of their Windows environment. Unused user accounts that are left in Active Directory can be compromised, leaving security holes in …

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Workflow allows for automation verification and correctness

Workflow allows for multiple roles/responsibilities to be involved in a process which is often automated. For example, onboarding of an employee could include HR, the department manager, the Active Directory administrator, a technician, etc. There are many organizations that use …

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