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  • Blog Post: Searching for Deleted Objects using Powershell

      This question popped in my mailbox – how can you use a script to search for deleted objects in the Active Directory, just as described here - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258310 . Well, obviously you can’t script ldp.exe, so the second option was to use ADSI objects. The problem with those...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell: Get-ServiceAccountUsage

    If you ever needed to know if and where a certain user account was being used to run a service, a scheduled task or an application pool, then you’ll find this post helpful. SOX regulations, security procedures or your boss may require you to have the password periodically changed for accounts running...
  • Blog Post: Querying BITWISE flags in attributes

    As you know several attributes in the Active Directory are composed of BITWISE flags. This means that the attribute consists of several flags which may be (or may be not) set on the attribute, and querying these attributes may sometimes be a real pain… The main purpose of this post is to present the...
  • Blog Post: GPP Drives maps causing slow logon due to unavailable file servers - and how to make sure they won’t

      Michael here again, and this time I would like to discuss the Group Policy preferences drive maps feature and some caveats on the way. The Group Policy Preference is a powerful new feature introduced with Windows Vista and later. Using the GPP opens a lot of new options like creating registry...