Tag Archives: Active Directory

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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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 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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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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Demoting the last Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller with PowerShell.

As with promoting a server to domain controller, demoting the a domain controller is also a straight forward process with PowerShell. The following PowerShell cmdlets are available from the ADDSDeployment module: Uninstall Active Directory: The demote process got a little … Continue reading

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Deploying a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller in an existing Win2003 Functional Level Domain.

My first task before deploying a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller in a Windows Server 2003 forest functional level environment was to run the Test-ADDSDomainControllerInstallation cmdlet and determine my domain environment’s readiness to accept the new Windows Server 2012 … Continue reading

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