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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. […]

Amazon Fire Phone on Sale…

by @ Wednesday, July 8th, 2015. Filed under general, tech

32GB Amazon Fire Phone is on sale for $159.00 and includes free 1 year Prime Membership (value $99.00) so you are getting the phone for $60. That is worth ordering just for a camera/music player. http://amzn.to/1J4hnTI   If you already have Prime, your current subscription will be renewed for an additional year. What if I’m […]

"Supported" doesn’t mean the same thing to Software Vendors and Service Providers

by @ Friday, May 29th, 2015. Filed under tech

When people tell me MSFT or some other software vendor supports something why don’t you as a service provider support it I chuckle and say "Oh really, what kind of SLA guarantee do they offer? What kind of penalty for not meeting the defined goal agreement?" Plain and simple… Service Providers and Software Vendors have […]

Windows 2000 Professional SP4 in Windows Server 2012 R2 F/DFL6 Domain

by @ Thursday, May 7th, 2015. Filed under tech

I had heard several times that Windows 2000 won’t join a Windows Server 2012 R2 Forest, especially in Windows Server 2012 R2 Functional Mode. I did not find this to be the case. The hardest part was finding the old Windows 2000 MSDN CD in the basement (I ISO’ed it so I can lose it […]

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