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AD Assessments

by @ Tuesday, March 24th, 2015. Filed under tech

The AD Assessment reports that I regularly see lately from various “largish” “well known” Third Party Consulting companies seem to often be no more than bad opinions and sensationalism to try and make the customer feel good for over-paying for the AD “Consultants” to come in and look around. Yes there are a lot of […]

Security is like…

by @ Tuesday, March 24th, 2015. Filed under general

Security is like high-school sex: Everyone thinks everyone else is doing it. Everyone wishes they were doing it. Only a few are actually doing it. And the few that are doing it, aren’t doing it well. (stolen from the internet) Rating 4.33 out of 5

30 Second Admin – Default Domain Password Policies for Entire Forest

by @ Thursday, March 19th, 2015. Tags: ,
Filed under tech

Your boss walks into your cube with a harried look on her face… Hey ADMIN dude or dudette… The Security people are asking for the Default Domain Password Policies for all of the domains in the forest for an audit and I need it in the next 30 seconds because I am already late… Ok… […]

AdFind For The Win! :)

by @ Monday, March 9th, 2015. Filed under general

Even the folks at Microsoft know which command line Active Directory LDAP Query tool is the best for professionals…   Rating 4.50 out of 5

AdFind V01.49.00 Released

by @ Saturday, February 28th, 2015. Filed under updates

I found a bug in –dloid functionality so I have corrected the bug and re-release AdFind with a new version number – V01.49.00. If you are unfamiliar with –dloid it tells AdFind to NOT download a partial schema to get the OID/Type info for attributes to decode special attributes such as GUIDs and SIDs […]


by @ Thursday, February 26th, 2015. Filed under quotes

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.   – Robert J Hanlon Rating 3.00 out of 5

…who in the AD world doesn’t use ADFIND…

by @ Thursday, February 19th, 2015. Filed under general

I love getting emails that contain stuff like this from Microsoft Employees: Second, who in the AD world doesn’t use ADFIND. I know lots of people dump native MS tools for your tool :). BTW, I owned Active Directory 4rd and 5th editions and I wanted to tell you that you did an awesome job […]

Princess you are killing me…

by @ Tuesday, January 27th, 2015. Filed under general

Princess ( you are killing me. You keep posting these "Finding Attributes…" posts and in every one you are specifying the long way with AdFind with no mention of the shortcuts. I keep adding comments that remain un-moderated. Please start specifying the shortcuts too. Thanks! Anyone that sees this post and knows Princess please let […]

AdFind V01.48.00 Released

by @ Saturday, January 17th, 2015. Filed under tech, updates

It has been over two years since V01.47.00 was released but finally AdFind V01.48.00 has been released. I have no excuses other than allowing my day job to completely overrun my personal life. I would love to spend my days working on building and releasing tools but financially it just isn’t feasible at this time. […]

Finally… AdFind V01.48.00 coming soon…

by @ Tuesday, January 13th, 2015. Filed under general

[Tue 01/13/2015  0:45:05.80] F:\Dev\cpp\AdFind\Release>adfind -hh thr-dc1 -rootdse currenttime -extsrvinfo AdFind V01.48.00.00cpp Joe Richards ( January 2015 Using server: THR-DC1.threshold.loc:389 Directory: Windows Server Threshold Domain Mode: Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Mode Forest Mode: Windows Server 2012 R2 Forest Mode Site Name: Default-First-Site-Name Options: GC Security Principal: THRESHOLD\AdFindTestID1 DSA Version: 6.4.9841.0 (fbl_release.140912-1613) dn: >currentTime: 20150113054931.0Z 1 […]

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