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.
Archives For IT Pro – General
Recently I’ve been asked quite a few times if I offer any discounted collections of all of my products, so I’m pleased to announce that I now have an IT Pro bundle available for each type of license that can be purchased for my products.
This release includes a few minor enhancements to both editions, along with the ability to export to native Excel XLSX file in the standard edition.
This new version of my free MSA management tool includes support for the new Group MSA type accounts introduced in Windows Server 2012, along with some other improvements.
The first official non-BETA version of my Managed Service Account GUI tool is now available to download, and best of all it’s completely free!
Just thought I’d make a little video explaining how group policy works. This includes details of where GPOs are stored, how client side extensions are used, and a few general tips and tricks.
This is a video showing how I created a program that someone recently requested, hopefully if people find these development diary style videos interesting then I will do more as I make more programs (so please let me know what you think!).
A free tool for creating and editing Managed Service Accounts, with no Powershell knowledge required. What is a Managed Service Account? They are a special type of domain account in Windows Server 2008 R2 that can be used to run Windows services, but unlike normal domain accounts you don’t have to keep changing the password to keep things secure – Active Directory will take care of managing the password for you and communicating this with the computer that is using the Managed Service Account (you don’t even have to restart the services for the password change to take effect). Pretty useful, but unfortunately the only way to create and configure these accounts is via Powershell… until now.
For the last week or so I’ve been working on a new application that will let you easily find services and scheduled tasks running on servers in your domain that are using a specific user account, then you can have the application change those credentials to use an updated password or a completely different account. More info and screenshots below…