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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

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 […]

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

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

Slide Deck from DEC 2008 Dean and joe Show

by @ Saturday, September 5th, 2015. Filed under tech

This slide deck was previously available on jadonex.com. From the Directory Experts Conference in 2008. http://www.joeware.net/deanandjoeshow/DEC2008_slides.ppsx Rating 3.00 out of 5

About Damn Time Microsoft – Split Brain DNS on Windows Server DNS

by @ Tuesday, September 1st, 2015. Filed under tech

  Suppose the career website of contoso.com is hosted at www.career.contoso.com . The site has two versions, one for the internal users where internal job postings are available and is available on a local IP 10.0.0.39. The public version of the same site is available on public IP 65.55.39.10. In absence of DNS policies, the […]

Local Admin GUIs On a Server Are Poison

by @ Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015. Filed under tech

  "Local Admin GUIs on a server are poison. It’s like heroin, you know your first shot oh so nice and then all of a sudden your life is ruined and you end up dead."   – Jeffrey Snover https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2461   joeware.net… Trying to keep people from dying from local admin GUI poison since 2001. […]

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