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Archive for October, 2012

AdFind V01.47.00 Released.

by @ Wednesday, October 31st, 2012. Filed under tech, updates

I just released AdFind V01.47.00 this evening. It is the Jack Skellington release. 😉   It is a small batch of changes with one fairly important change that is in beta. Fixed bugs with -this,-ameta,-vmeta (and general metadata output).  Changed Win8 decodes strings to Windows 2012. Added switch -nopaging. Added shortcut -sc ridpool.   […]

Writing changes to only one ADAM/ADLDS instance

by @ Wednesday, October 31st, 2012. Filed under tech

Since ADAM first came out I have received a similar question from several admins and developers (at least double digit but definitely not triple digit numbers) asking how they could make it so changes could only be written to a single ADAM instance so they could control the flow of replication better or always know […]

Running AdFind in an iterative script

by @ Monday, October 29th, 2012. Filed under tech

If you find that you are running AdFind in an iterative script, say digging up some given attribute for some large list of objects, try using the -DLOID switch. This tells AdFind NOT to download parts of the schema to help with decoding various attributes. You should notice a pretty decent speed increase since you […]

Forcing replication of SYSVOL via NTFRS

by @ Thursday, October 18th, 2012. Filed under tech

I have been asked this question something like four or five times by different people in the last three days who say they can’t seem to google the answer so here it is… ntfrsutl.exe forcerepl DestinationDC /r "Domain System Volume (SYSVOL share)" /p   So if I have a PDC of and I […]

11 years and still going strong…

by @ Friday, October 5th, 2012. Filed under general

Rating 4.60 out of 5

1AM – 6AM AD Support Call Handling 101: I will find you and I will kill you…

by @ Friday, October 5th, 2012. Filed under humour

A friend sent me a humourous email today, I felt I should share…   From: SomeADDude  Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 12:01 PM To: joe Subject: Was it wrong of me to answer an AD support call last night like this? I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you […]


by @ Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012. Filed under general

Require registered user ids to add/edit content or no? Try it anonymous first and see if it goes pear shaped and then lock down if necessary? Comments or emails is fine, you know the drill. 🙂        joe Rating 3.50 out of 5

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