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Active Directory Deleted Objects

by @ Monday, April 10th, 2017. Filed under general, tech

In case it is ever a question (say like someone from MSFT tells you it works differently), objects deleted in Active Directory go into the Deleted Objects container[1] of the Partition the objects live in. They do not get moved to the Configuration Partition Deleted Objects container. [Mon 04/10/2017 14:37:42.83] C:\>adfind -hh k16tst-dc1.k16tst.test.loc -gcb -f […]

AdFind V01.50.00 Beta is now available

by @ Sunday, April 9th, 2017. Tags:
Filed under general, tech, updates

  I am now comfortable enough with the stability of AdFind V01.50.00 to release a beta of what is likely to be released. I went extra slow on testing on this version because I have converted the compiler from C++ Builder (previously Borland) to Visual Studio. This resulted in a considerable speed increase which really […]

AdFind SSL/TLS Certificate / Session Info

by @ Saturday, April 8th, 2017. Filed under general, tech

I think I have settled on the data I want to make available for the –sslinfo switch. If someone thinks there would be some additional info that would be useful please let me know. Below is what I have for output so far for the –sslinfo switch. I am thinking the switch will initially be […]

AdFind Beta News

by @ Friday, April 7th, 2017. Filed under general, tech

Added this SSL Info functionality this week. I am likely to still change it up a little. I would like to see if I can report on the server cert too. And maybe see about this going into a CSV/TSV type output format as well since it is well outside the normal code path. Beta […]

AdFind V01.50.00 Speed Increase for Security Descriptors When Resolving SIDs to Names

by @ Sunday, March 26th, 2017. Tags:
Filed under tech

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

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