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How To Reset Active Directory User Password Expiration Date

Active Directory account passwords are usually set to expire (for example: every 90 days) in most organizations. Configuring an AD account with PasswordNeverExpires is not recommended due to security. There might be a time where you need to extend an active directory account’s current password expiration date without changing the password expiration policy or changing [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|System Administration, Windows|

How To Backup, Restore, and Import Group Policy Objects

As a Systems Administrator, you've probably worked with Group Policy before, especially if you're in a Microsoft Windows environment. Group Policy allows you to push out settings to multiple computers on an Active Directory domain network. If you work with multiple domains, there may be a time where you want to migrate some Group Policy [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|System Administration, Windows|

Get A Report Of Active Directory User Accounts Whose Passwords Never Expire

As a Systems Administrator, it is always a good security measure to audit your Active Directory accounts on a regular basis. Tools like Netwrix can help automate this process by sending you daily reports. Interactive user accounts should always have passwords follow the password policy. On the other hand, you don't want a service account [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|System Administration, Windows|

Fix For Windows 10 Freezes But Mouse Still Moves

I recently installed an SSD into my laptop and did a clean install of Windows 10. Occasionally after some usage, Windows 10 would freeze but I could still move my mouse. Eventually I couldn't click on anything, but I could still move the mouse around the screen. Trying Control+Alt+Delete wouldn't work so there was no [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Tech Tips, Windows|

Simplifying Windows Updates For Patch Tuesday In October 2016

Last month Microsoft posted a Technet article announcing some changes coming to the way they service (push Windows Update) to Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. In the past, Patch Tuesday would include a number of individual patches that were released [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|System Administration, Windows|
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