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October 13, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

How to Add and Remove AD Groups and Objects in Groups with PowerShell

Microsoft Active Directory serves as a centralized point for the administration, authorization and authentication. In AD, access to network resources is granted to security principals, such as user accounts and computer accounts, and those permissions can change over time. To simplify access...
August 26, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

How to Create New Active Directory Users with PowerShell

The easiest way to create a new user in an Active Directory domain is using the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in. However, what if you need to create multiple user accounts in bulk, or ADUC is not available for some reason? In this article, we explain several ways to create Active...
July 13, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

The Ten Best Free Active Directory Management Tools

Active Directory is a backbone of many IT infrastructures around the world, but budgets for software tools are often tight. To help, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 free Active Directory management tools. We hope that this hand-picked selection of free Active Directory tools will help you...
October 17, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

Top 7 Free Security Tools for IT Admins

It’s free, master Jedi! We've gathered top 7 security freeware tools for sysadmins. These tools are supposed to help you make your job easier and troubleshoot security issues faster.  1. Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory. Free Community Edition This freeware from Netwrix provides...
October 17, 2019 | Chris Rich

Astounding need for analyzing Windows logon events

This week, we reviewed download poll results on two popular systems administration tools: NetWrix Logon Reporter and NetWrix Event Log Manager. Both tools help administrators gain visibility over their user activities and events that may be adversely impacting security or system performance....
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