Free Active Directory management tools: Part 5 – Replication, domain controller roles, and monitoring

Replicate information between domain controllers (DCs), identify the roles assigned to the domain controllers in your Active Directory (AD) environment, and monitor your domain controllers based on the parameters you require with the following free tools.

 AD Replication Manager

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Free Active Directory management tools: Part 4 – Terminal Session Manager and Last Logon Finder

When your machine throws a “the server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections” message or when user accounts go stale, it’s up to the IT administrators to handle it. However, this is often easier said than done, especially …

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IT security under attack: Credential dumping attacks in Windows environments

Most of the time, threat actors in the cybersecurity landscape don’t employ advanced techniques and tools to intrude and establish a foothold within networks.  Often, they disguise malicious operations by mimicking the activities of legitimate users, leaving behind little to …

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Free Active Directory management tools: Part 3 – Generating CSVs and querying Active Directory

Creating a CSV file containing all the required attributes of your entire workforce to perform bulk actions is not only time consuming, but often error-prone. On top of this, Active Directory’s (AD’s) native LDAP query interface is not very user …

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IT security under attack: Why are group memberships so crucial?

Security groups either make or break your IT security. Group memberships are responsible for administrative access in your your network and define access to other privileged resources and data on your domain. Ever wondered how a simple misconfiguration of a …

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Free Active Directory management tools: Part 2 – Migrate mailbox data with ease

Have you ever wondered how organizations migrate inboxes, contacts, and calendars into new Microsoft 365 user accounts? Often, a PST migration tool is used to carry out this migration. Using this kind of tool, you can configure user accounts with …

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Securing a distributed workspace: A cybersecurity checklist for long-term remote work

One of the lasting changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is that it forced organizations to rethink the concept of a workspace. As remote work became inevitable, IT teams had to enable the secure transition to remote work almost …

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IT security under attack: A typical day in the life of an IT admin or security analyst

The job of IT admins and IT security analysts are, without a doubt, some of the most important jobs in any company. When things are running smoothly, it is easy for everyone to forget they exist. However, the moment things …

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Five ways to hack MFA, and the FBI’s mitigation strategy [E-book]

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Advances in technology have led to the creation of multiple data security methods that help organizations secure sensitive data from the prying hands of attackers. Of these, multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of the most important security measures adopted by …

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