Webinar: Negating insider threats

Organizations need to be keenly aware of the actions their employees take, especially with the advanced computer knowledge that most employees possess today. A disgruntled or bored employee might try to find holes in their network’s security. This combination of …

Active Directory 1 min read

How to find objects in Active Directory

Active Directory (AD) administrators have always had to come up with unique ways of finding objects in Active Directory. I am not talking about the “Find” option that is available from Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC). Rather, digging through …

Active Directory 2 min read

Overcoming the shortcomings of native password policy controls in Active Directory

With the constant threat of hackers trying to get their hands on your sensitive information, you need your passwords to be nothing less than hack-proof. Though Microsoft’s password policy solution has been around for quite some time now, it has …

Active Directory 2 min read

How syncing passwords between Active Directory and Salesforce reduced one IT team’s workload

Every IT help desk is burdened with password-related requests, which are especially tough on IT administrators who cater to a large number of end users, like the IT team at Kadant—a global supplier of high-value, critical components and engineering systems …

ADSelfService Plus 1 min read

Tracking Group Policy changes: Why you should look beyond native auditing

Group Policy is undoubtedly one of the most powerful features of Active Directory. It renders administrators a secure and stable platform to establish and manage settings for users and computers. So, whether it’s inadvertent or deliberate, changes in the Group …

Active Directory 1 min read

ADManager Plus’ Active Users report for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) audit

In this blog, we’ll discuss how to generate an Active Users report for SOX audits with a single click using ADManager Plus’ custom reports. In parts (A), (C), and (D) under Section 302(a)(4) of the SOX Act, it’s required that …

Active Directory 2 min read

Preventing active password attacks using ADManager Plus’ Custom Reports

 

In this blog, we’ll discuss how Kerberos pre-authentication helps mitigate password attacks. We’ll also discuss how native tools fail to provide a list of user accounts that have disabled Kerberos pre-authentication, and how to detect and enable pre-authentication for …

Active Directory 3 min read

ADManager Plus’ Custom Reports, part 4: Creating custom LDAP query-based reports

In the first three parts of this blog series, we saw how ADManager Plus’ Custom Reports feature helps you create your own Active Directory reports based on filters and custom attributes. In this blog, we will learn how to create …

Active Directory 2 min read

ADManager Plus’ Custom Reports, Part 3: Create reports based on your custom Active Directory attributes

In part 1 and part 2 of this blog series, we discussed how ADManager Plus’ Custom Reports feature helps you define your own Active Directory (AD) reports. In this blog, we will discuss how you can create AD reports based …

Active Directory 2 min read

The Microsoft Meltdown-Spectre patches…the real story

Microsoft has released patches for the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities, but you might find that you can’t install them or that they aren’t showing up as an option to install. The reason is due to some antivirus software not …

Active Directory 1 min read