Free text search in ADUC

A critical component to successfully closing a lot of the tickets I handle at work is the ability to search for – and find – Active Directory User, Computer, and Group objects. In about eight of ten instances, I’m able to do so using the standard search types (searching for Users, Contacts, and Groups or… Continue reading Free text search in ADUC

A better way of finding users’ group memberships

More than six years ago, I wrote a post, detailing how I could identify users’ Active Directory group memberships. While the method I detailed certainly works, it isn’t as simple as it might have been. Having recently found myself needing to perform that very same task again, I decided to revisit this topic, to show… Continue reading A better way of finding users’ group memberships

AD: Inspecting object attributes

A little while ago, I was asked about when a specific user last logged in with their active directory (AD) user account. While looking up that information was easily done, finding out how to look up the information was a mite more challenging. There are a number of ways of achieving it; including command line… Continue reading AD: Inspecting object attributes

Unable to make Active Directory group member of another group

Some time ago, I was working on a request to limit access to a folder to members of four AD groups.¬†Following the established practice at my employer, I created the group to grant access to the folder, and the one to control who has access. I made the latter a member of the former, and… Continue reading Unable to make Active Directory group member of another group