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13 March, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

Top Seven Challenges with Active Directory

Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is a reliable, scalable solution for managing users, resources and authentication in a Windows environment. However, like any software tool, it has limitations that can be difficult to overcome. Here are the top seven challenges with Active Directory and some options...
15 February, 2018 | 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...
22 November, 2017 | Oleg Lalaev

Active Directory Management: Top 7 Common Mistakes

Managing Active Directory is not an easy task, but someone has to do it. If this “someone” is you, then you should always keep in mind that human beings make mistakes, even if they are AD gurus. To minimize the risk of such mistakes from happening on your watch, I’ll walk you through the...
20 July, 2017 | Ryan Brooks

PowerShell: Active Directory Optimization

The Netwrix blog is famous for its series of blog posts that provide IT pros with powerful PowerShell commands for Active Directory. Using these helpful cmdlets, you can easily collect the required information without spending too much time on scripting. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Today, we...
20 July, 2017 | Nirmal Sharma

How to Collect AD Site Information Using PowerShell

A good old PowerShell will help you in case you wish to collect AD site information such as Active Directory site location, site options configured, ISTG assigned to the site, Site links and bridgehead servers. Below PowerShell Script uses New-Object function to connect to Directory Context and...
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