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Add User or Group as Local Administrator on Domain Controller

As a Systems Administrator or Engineer, you might run into a situation where you need to add a user or service account as a Local Administrator on a Domain Controller. Unfortunately, Domain Controllers don't have the Local Users and Groups databases once they're promoted to a Domain Controller. Depending on what your needs are, you [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Patch Tuesday 4/9/13 – Microsoft Releases 9 Security Patches

Its that time of the month again for Microsoft users, Patch Tuesday. Today, Microsoft has released nine security bulletins, two of which are flagged as critical updates which target Internet Explorer and Remote Desktop. Seven of the updates are flagged as important and address issues with Active Directory, the Windows AntiMalware client, and the Windows [...]

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