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  • Groups and tokens

    I'm done with an intensive month of sessions, delivered for different user groups and other communities online. When you managed to attend my session about Kerberos I hope you liked it ;). Now it's time for some blogging activities. A friend asked on his blog (PL only, sorry) a question how to quickly determine the groups a ...
    Posted to Tomek's DS World (Weblog) by tomek on June 28, 2010
  • Be careful what You promise … SYSVOL

    ... on my Polish blog a question was asked on Sunday evening if I can provide some description on the SYSVOL location process and the pitfalls which might wait there. I said ... 'Why not'  ... and then you have to keep your promise. So today it will be about SYSVOL volume. Recently it is common topic for me as I gave a talk for local ...
    Posted to Tomek's DS World (Weblog) by tomek on March 9, 2010
  • Spot the difference

    Where is a question there is an answer (at least in most cases). This time question was “How to check schema extension introduces to a forest?” and it was asked on ActiveDir.org. There was even more than one answer … apparently some consultants are watching this list :). So how we can capture what was changed in schema since it was established ...
    Posted to Tomek's DS World (Weblog) by tomek on January 28, 2010
  • Using multiple UPN suffixes for users in single directory

    ActiveDir.org is always a source of all sorts of directory related discussion. In most cases interesting once. I have to admit that I would like to have more time to catch up with ActiveDir.org and to be more active there (note to self) but with Wojtek @ home (he’s growing) it is getting even harder then before. BTW – if you want to look for ...
    Posted to Tomek's DS World (Weblog) by tomek on August 24, 2009
  • Microsoft IT (AD) Health Scanner

    Take a lot of work, add 7 week old son and serious flue (which strikes 2 days after You got back from travel which incorporates transfer on some heavy used airports – first thought – pork ;) ) and you will get some silence on a blog. I hope that while my son will get older silence periods will get shorter and shorter :). To day just quick download ...
    Posted to Tomek's DS World (Weblog) by tomek on July 7, 2009
  • And you will keep your password updated …

    Implementing effective password policy was always a hard task. Especially when additional accounts like: workstation local administrator account services account (look for W2008R2 new features) name whatever you want account … comes into equation and you have to make sure that all of them are in compliance with password policy of your ...
    Posted to Tomek's DS World (Weblog) by tomek on March 4, 2009
  • How to handle time ...

    Handling time is somehow challenging task. It can;t be stopped so far so we have to live with schedules and clocks. But this won't be about time physics but more mundane thing. One of my friends has asked me question how to translate pwdLastSet attribute value to some more readable value. My first answer was - what a suprise - adfind.exe. Adfind ...
    Posted to Tomek's DS World (Weblog) by tomek on April 17, 2008
  • Active Directory Topology Diagrammer

    It looks like we have to remeber new acronym for tool name - ADTD which stands for Active Directory Topology Diagrammer is, as I see it, replacement for older tool known for some people like ADMap. It allows You to build Visio diagram representing Active Directory configuration based on data from catalog itself. ADTD can do this through ...
    Posted to Tomek's DS World (Weblog) by tomek on October 2, 2007
  • How to remove\add workstation from\to domain remotely?

    Today on microsoft.public.windows.server.active_directory newsgroup somebody came with a question how he can remove and add workstations to domain, without performing this operation manually on every workstation? Because of some DR situation he had 250 workstations which were a member of non-existing domain and new AD, and wanted to add them ...
    Posted to Tomek's DS World (Weblog) by tomek on January 8, 2007
  • Slash character in AD object distinguishedName

    I was working lately on some code which utilizes Active Directory and I came across problem that trying to access some of objects raised an exception with E_ADS_BAD_PATHNAME message. After short investigation I found out that this objects for which this exception was raised had slash character in distinguishedName. These objects were ...
    Posted to Tomek's DS World (Weblog) by tomek on December 27, 2006
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