Fixing a Broken Connection to Active Directory

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Active Directory (AD) is the name of Microsoft’s proprietary directory service. It is used in corporate environments and utilizes a Windows Server operating system. Active Directory enables network administrators to manage the permissions of users and their access to network resources. The client computers used in an AD environment will normally be running a version … Read more

How to Restore Active Directory Object

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Have you ever been in a position where someone has deleted something that they shouldn’t have done in Active Directory and you desperately need to restore it? Well you can go through your backups and look at restoring that way, but there is a much simplier way to restore any Active Directory object. For having … Read more

ADRestore

ADRestore

ADRestore is an Active Directory tool to allow you to restore objects that may have been deleted from your system. Download To download, simply scroll down towards the bottom of this page and you will see the options for this download. Ensure you select the correct one and click the blue Download button as detailed … Read more

Get OU Distinguished Name

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There are many reasons as to why you would need to identify an Active Directory Organisational Unit’s Distinguished Name. Most techies out there will use an AD distinguished name when writing or using PowerShell scripts. However, quickly finding what the Distinguished name of a particular OU is not immediately clear. You can click on the … Read more

SQL Query to find members of an Active Directory Security Group

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We recently helped out with a data migration which included creating a completely new set of Active Directory security groups. They wanted all the members to have the same level of access but wanted all the new security groups to have a matching standard. So we needed to create all the new security groups and … Read more

Powershell – Export all Active Directory User Information to CSV

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If you need to export all Active Directory user information to CSV, then you can use a simple Powershell script to carry this out. First Import the Active Directory module: Then get the user information from Active Directory. For the example below we are just going to grab all information, hence the * wildcard, but … Read more