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Active Directory Security – 5 Steps to Secure AD

Last Update: Jan 30, 2024

In this guide about Active Directory security, we’re going to detail five steps that IT admins need to follow to secure Active Directory environments in an organization. There are many best practices you’ll need to be familiar with to ensure Active Directory security, including restricting the use of privileged accounts, monitoring Windows Event Log for…

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First Ring Daily: More Layoffs at Microsoft and Big iOS Changes in the EU

In this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott Microsoft laying off 1,900 employees in its Gaming division, and Apple announcing big changes for iOS and the App Store in Europe to comply with the Digital Markets Act.

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Ignite 2023: Microsoft 365 Universal Print Gets macOS Support, Security Features

Microsoft announced some important updates for the Universal Print service at its Ignite 2023 conference today. The cloud-based print service is getting macOS support, allowing users to print from any Mac app without installing third-party drivers or software. Universal Print now supports the pull printing functionality that lets employees securely release their print jobs from…

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Get-ADComputer: The PowerShell Command for Managing Active Directory Computers

The Get-ADComputer PowerShell cmdlet is a powerful tool for managing AD computers. It can be used to retrieve information about computer objects, search for computer objects based on specific criteria, and perform various actions on computer objects. What is Get-ADComputer used for? Get-ADComputer is a PowerShell cmdlet that retrieves one or more computers from Active…

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ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus: Protect On-Premises and Cloud Services from Password Attacks with Multi-factor Authentication

Last Update: Nov 07, 2023

Advanced password attacks, like brute force and those launched by malicious insiders, are devastating the security of today’s enterprises and cloud services. ADSelfService Plus from ManageEngine can protect web properties from such attacks with multi-factor authentication (MFA). Multi-factor authentication is the best way to protect Active Directory and cloud-based user accounts As the impacts of…

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Mastering Active Directory OU: A Comprehensive Guide to Organizational Units

Last Update: Oct 24, 2023

If you’ve been an IT Pro for many years (OK, decades), you likely know what an Active Directory OU (Organizational Unit) is. But, what if you’re new to the IT field or new to Microsoft Active Directory? No need to fret or get flustered – read my post to find out about OUs, what they are, and…

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Master SQL Server: SQL Server Management Studio Tutorial

Last Update: Oct 17, 2023

In this SQL Server Management Studio tutorial (SSMS), I will show you the primary database management and development capabilities provided by the tool. Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is the primary management and development tool for SQL Server and has been since its release back with SQL Server 2000. SSMS provides a graphical interface…

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Essential Guide to Mastering Get-ADGroupMember (AD User Management)

Get-ADGroupMember is a useful PowerShell cmdlet for retrieving the members of Active Directory (AD) groups. In this article, we’ll delve into the capabilities of Get-ADGroupMember, explore its common parameters, and provide practical examples to showcase its power and versatility in managing your Active Directory environment. We’ll also touch on a related cmdlet – Get-ADGroup and…

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PowerShell Problem Solver: Enumerating Members of Large Active Directory Groups

Last Update: Oct 12, 2023

Jeff Hicks shows us how to use PowerShell to enumerate members of very large Active Directory groups.

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How to Find and Block Breached Passwords in Active Directory

Last Update: Sep 25, 2023

Cybercriminals love passwords. They’re simple to guess, easy to steal, and can offer unfettered access to a goldmine of data to hold for ransom or sell to other cybercriminals. For those same reasons, compromised passwords are a constant headache for IT teams, who spend far longer than they’d like helping users reset them and fixing…

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