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AD Admin Access is a Privilege, Not a Right

by @ Friday, April 17th, 2015. Filed under tech

I have never successfully been able to stabilize an environment while someone thinks they have god given rights to have Domain Admin rights based on any number of perceptions they have about themselves and their abilities but no real feet to the fire responsibility for the Directories core functionality. You know those people, they complain […]

Cool Archive Site for Old Software

by @ Friday, April 17th, 2015. Filed under tech Rating 3.00 out of 5


by @ Thursday, April 16th, 2015. Filed under tech

Rating 4.00 out of 5

They said it couldn’t be done… NT4 in a 2012 R2 FFL6 Domain

by @ Tuesday, April 14th, 2015. Filed under tech

I now have a Windows NT 4.0 Member Server joined and able to log into a 2012 R2 FFL6 Domain. Don’t ask me why… If I told you I would have to kill you. I will see about writing up how I worked through the WireShark traces to figure out what needed to be tweaked […]

1500VA CyberPower UPS on sale at Amazon Save $50

by @ Monday, April 13th, 2015. Filed under tech

Just wanted to give heads up, the 1500VA 900w CyberPower UPS is on sale at Amazon today for a daily deal. I have 4 of these in the house already and just ordered another 3 (max order limit). It is Prime Eligible too if you are a Prime member and if you aren’t a Prime […]

OpenSource from Microsoft on CodePlex

by @ Friday, April 3rd, 2015. Filed under tech Rating 3.00 out of 5

OpenSource from Microsoft on GitHub

by @ Friday, April 3rd, 2015. Filed under tech Rating 3.00 out of 5

AD Sites Without Domain Controllers Aren’t Inherently Bad

by @ Tuesday, March 31st, 2015. Tags: ,
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I posted a quick post the other day about Third Party Active Directory Assessments raising issues that while not great, aren’t earth shattering issues. I wasn’t meaning to hang all Third Party companies out to dry, but to alert folks that they need to fully understand what the AD Assessments are really saying and don’t […]

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 […]

30 Second Admin – Default Domain Password Policies for Entire Forest

by @ Thursday, March 19th, 2015. Tags: ,
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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… […]

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