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AdFind V01.50.00 Speed Increase for Security Descriptors When Resolving SIDs to Names

by @ Sunday, March 26th, 2017. Tags:
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As previously mentioned I have been focusing on some speed tweaks for AdFind for larger scale environments. One of the items I have wanted to speed up was the decoding of Security Descriptors especially in orgs where they got a little crazy with AD Delegation and added a ton of ACEs to object Security Descriptors. […]

Where did this OS binary come from?

by @ Tuesday, March 21st, 2017. Filed under tech

Is anyone aware of a mechanism to determine what the source of a given OS binary is from? I.E. Say you want to know where your lsass.exe binary or tcpip.sys binary came from, what specific hot fix or rollup or whatever. How do you do it?     joe Rating 3.00 out of 5

The postings on this site…

by @ Monday, March 13th, 2017. Filed under general

I recently saw some internal guidance at work and decided I should post this message in case anyone at any time ever had any kind of confusion around it…   The postings on this site are my own and do not necessary reflect the views of my employer, ANY employer, or anyone else ever anywhere. […]

AdFind Build Info

by @ Wednesday, March 8th, 2017. Filed under general

Thoughts? [Wed 03/08/2017  0:27:11.67] E:\DEV\cpp\vs\AdFind\Debug>adfind -appver AdFind V01.50.00.00cpp VS BETA Joe Richards (support@joeware.net) February 2016   BUILD    :1.50.0.3150   BUILDDATE:20170308-00:26:46 [Wed 03/08/2017  0:27:13.79] Rating 4.00 out of 5

Additional UPN Suffixes

by @ Tuesday, February 14th, 2017. Filed under tech

One of my good AD aware friends pinged me yesterday while I was at work asking about what was the specific AdFind command to find out the additional (or alternate) UPN Suffixes that may be defined for a domain. I responded back with a quick answer off the top of my head that it was […]

Hello World! Part Deux

by @ Sunday, February 12th, 2017. Filed under general

I started working for Hewlett-Packard in 2004 and it went very well for a long time. It was the second time I worked for Hewlett-Packard but the first time I was an FTE for them. Initially I was an Expert in Residence and was almost exclusively technical and spent a great deal of my time: […]

Cool Fish Aquarium Controller Software

by @ Saturday, February 11th, 2017. Filed under general

I know a lot of IT folks who like to read this blog (when I actually write something) also are into aquariums so I thought I would share this cool Aquarium Controller software a friend of mine has put together. Check it out! http://www.mact.tech/ Rating 3.00 out of 5

Hey joe, How Do I Get a Listing of the Number of Direct Members in All Groups in a Domain or Forest

by @ Thursday, November 17th, 2016. Filed under tech

  If you need to quickly get a handle on how many members each group in your domain or forest has, here is a quick and dirty method of generating that information: Retrieving information for a single domain: adfind -default -f objectcategory=group member -csv -cv Which would look like C:\>adfind -default -f objectcategory=group member -csv […]

Reducing Hibernation File Size

by @ Thursday, November 17th, 2016. Filed under tech

Not sure where I previously found this but cleaning up my email and wanted to save this tip powercfg hibernate size xx Where xx  is the % of the size of hibernation file. Start with xx=60.  Set xx to 65% if you have problems with 60%. That will take 40% less size while still giving […]

Hey joe, How Do I Quickly Get a List of the OSes of Every DC in the Forest?

by @ Thursday, November 17th, 2016. Filed under tech

    adfind -gcb -sc dcdmp -dsq | adfind -nodn dnshostname operatingsystem operatingsystemservicepack –jtsv2 Rating 3.00 out of 5

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