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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

Free Azure eBook

by @ Monday, October 24th, 2016. Filed under general

    Free e-book – Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition     This free Microsoft Press e-book covers the Azure fundamentals you need to start developing solutions right away. Discover the Azure features you’re most likely to need. Download the e-book.   Rating 3.00 out of 5

PowerShell source now on GitHub

by @ Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. Filed under general

Back in July, the web was afloat of rumors that Microsoft might be open sourcing PowerShell. Now a little over a month later, those rumors have been confirmed, and PowerShell has officially appeared on GitHub for Windows, Linux and MacOS. http://www.winbeta.org/news/now-open-source-cross-platform-powershell-appears-github-windows-linux-osx Rating 4.00 out of 5

AdFind/AdMod Are In The Garage

by @ Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016. Filed under tech

I am looking at what needs to be updated for AdFind/AdMod for Windows Server 2016 Active Directory and ADLDS. Is anyone actively using the beta and using AdFind/AdMod against it? Thoughts, comments, questions?    joe Rating 4.33 out of 5

What do I like about Windows 10/Windows Server 2016 TP5?

by @ Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016. Filed under general

It seems I have been having a generally bad attitude about Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 TP5 lately (especially the Start Menu) so I sat down and thought for a while… what do I really like about Windows 10/Windows Server 2016 TP5. There has to be something that sticks out to me because it […]

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