Archives For Active Directory

File Permissions Check BETA

November 24, 2014 — 2 Comments

In most cases IT administrators set permissions on folders and then all files within simply inherit permissions from their parent folder. However, sometimes files might unintentionally have inheritance disabled or they might have additional permissions on top of the inherited permissions that should not be there (this can be caused by files being moved rather than copied). So this tool has been developed to help easily locate files that are either not inheriting permissions or do not have identical permissions to their parent folder.

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I’m often asked if I can include attributes from a user’s Terminal Services Profile tab in their AD properties in AD Info and AD Tidy, but for whatever reason MS decided to store these attributes in a very strange format so it is not easy. I’ve finally spent some time on it and got something working now and thought I would share my results (and frustration) with the rest of the community in case it helps anyone else out.

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As mentioned in a previous post, I’m currently working on an Active Directory permissions reporting tool and I just wanted to get some feedback from you guys on which features you’d like me to make a priority for the first release.

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A video I made today explaining how GPO loopback processing works in detail and some things you need to be aware of when considering to use it.

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I’m considering making a tool for tracking/auditing user logons, as this is something people often ask me to make, but there’s one thing I want to get your opinions on first.

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AD Info 1.7 Released

May 9, 2013 — 1 Comment

The latest version of my AD reporting tool, which now includes command line support and email support, is now available.

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This latest release of my Active Directory reporting tool will include command line support and support for emailing results (two of the most commonly requested features since this tool was released). Read on for further details and release date.

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I promise this will be the last post about AD Tidy 2.0 🙂 Just a quick one to let everyone know that the free edition of the new version is now available for download.

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AD Tidy 2.0 Released

March 29, 2013 — 3 Comments

I’m pleased to announce that the brand new version of my popular AD account clean up tool is now available. Read on for purchase link and details of the free edition release date.

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As mentioned in my previous posts, this new version of AD Tidy will come in two editions like most of my other apps – a free edition and a standard edition. This post will explain the differences between them along with release dates and pricing.

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Anyone following this blog will know that for the last couple of months I’ve been busy working away on re-writing AD Tidy from scratch – and I’m pleased to announce that it is getting very close to being finished, so I have now released a public BETA version.

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AD Tidy 2.0 Features

February 1, 2013 — 9 Comments

Recently I posted a couple of screenshots of the new version of AD Tidy that I’m currently working on, and in this post I’m going to explain more about the new features and capabilities of this new version.

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AD Info 1.6 Released

December 7, 2012 — 1 Comment

The new version of my Active Directory querying/reporting tool is now available. Both the free edition and standard edition have been updated with a large number of improvements, read on for details.

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This week has been my first week of being completely self employed and not working as an IT systems admin during the day, so I’ve spent the last few days working on the new version of AD Info that I’ve been wanting to get finished for a long time. Read on for release date and change log.

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