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Active Directory from A to Z!

Now that summer is over, we are delivering a variety of webinars all geared to increase the security, productivity, and overall stability of your Active Directory environment. Please take advantage of one or more of these webinars coming up in …

Active Directory 1 min read

GPO admins: Easily recover GPO changes

Whether you have only a few Group Policy objects (GPOs) or a few hundred, you know the complexity they bring to your Active Directory environment. Every GPO admin is concerned that a GPO change will go unnoticed and potentially break …

Active Directory 2 min read

Assign the manager attribute automatically when group membership changes

Every administrator wants their systems to be smart. For example, when a employee moves from one department to another, all of the department-based attributes for their user account need to be updated. Having the system know and update what needs …

Active Directory 1 min read

Notify users (and their managers) that their passwords are about to expire

No one likes to micromanage, but everyone dislikes when a user ignores a critical email. If an email is sent informing the user that their password is going to expire and they ignore it, their password will expire. When a …

Active Directory , ADSelfService Plus 1 min read

User shortcut for ADSelfSerivce Plus

Users are often technically challenged when it comes to navigating computers or networks. When ADSelfService Plus is up and running, users can help themselves. That self-service help, however, isn’t always easy to get. If users want to access ADSelfService Plus …

ADSelfService Plus 1 min read

Who said password cracking is dead?

In a recent conference, I was privy to a insightful session on password cracking. No, not pass-the-hash, pass-the-ticket, token manipulation, or other high-tech techniques. Rather, just simple brute force hacks, with some twists. It reinforced what I have been teaching …

Active Directory 2 min read

Why should you bother about Firewall Change Management

To secure your IT network, you need an efficient Firewall. To make the Firewall efficient, you have to tune it properly. But, even when you configure the Firewall to tune the performance, you have to be cautious. Check the configuration …

firewallanalyzer 1 min read