Category Archives: Active Directory

Remove Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) from a WS2012 R2 with PowerShell.

I decided to tear down my Azure Lab IaaS and ASR infrastructure and rebuild it. The process involves removing the ASR configurations, Recovery Vaults, S2S VPNs, VNets and Azure VM running as a Azure based Domain controller for resilience with … Continue reading

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Secure Wireless Access and Authentication with Radius on WS2012R2 Network Policy Server .

Basic 802.1X Wireless network implementation requires an alphanumeric network key for access and authentication. In an enterprise environment this is not ideal. I’ve recently reconfigured and redesigned a client site’s WPAPersonal Wireless network for Radius (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) … Continue reading

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Create a UPN Suffix using PowerShell for Office 365 Migration.

In preparation for Office 365 migration, we had to match the current on premise users’ logon name (UserPrincipalName) with their email addresses to eliminate any user confusion and ease the outlook authentication process .As an example, The on premise logon … Continue reading

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Raising Active Directory Forest and Domain Functional Levels Using PowerShell.

As part of the infrastructure clean up and upgrade plans, we have decided to raise the DFL and FFL of our domain to take advantage of new Windows Server features. The first step in the process is making sure all … Continue reading

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Configuring Azure AD Sync Attribute Filtering.

So I’ve been playing with AADSync attribute filtering. So far we have successfully filtered our lab Azure AD sync by Domain and Organizational Unit. It appears that group membership based filtering is not supported with this version. But according to … Continue reading

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Interactive PowerShell 4.0 Script Automates Active Directory User and Mailbox Creation.

In line with the objective of streamlining and automating new employee/user creation process for help desk/level 1 support, I wrote the following PowerShell script to help precisely define the steps in the process, further reduce the chance for human error … Continue reading

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PowerShell Script Monitors Security Logs and Sends Email Alerts.

I wrote this PowerShell script to send email alerts when Active Directory User Account, Security and Distribution Group Management events occur in the Security logs.A few parameters will need to be edited to adapt the script to any Active Directory … Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, Active Directory Domain Services, Audit Logs, Domain Controller, Event Logs, PowerShell, PowerShell 3.0, Powershell 4.0, Windows Server 2008 R2 Backup, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

PowerShell Script uses Split() Method to display Active Directory Users’ Organizational Unit and other Properties.

A colleague was trying to generate a report of Active Directory Users, displaying their Organizational Unit and PasswordNeverExpires property status. Normally this should be very simple, but they ran into a small snag. The Active Directory module at the time … Continue reading

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Configuring Active Directory Time using the W32TM Utility.

Active Directory domain time in my lab domain has been off by a few minutes of UTC time for a while now. Resetting time across an Active Directory domain is a straight forward process using the W32tm command line tool. … Continue reading

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Creating New Equipment Address List in Exchange 2010.

The steps and cmdlets below enabled me configured a separate address list in Exchange 2010 to manage all Equipment. Create the Address List and specify the Recipient Filter: [PS] C:\>New-AddressList -name “All Equipment” -RecipientFilter {RecipientType -eq “UserMailbox” -and RecipientTypeDetails -eq … Continue reading

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