17 February, 2017 | Brian Svidergol

Group Policy Update

IT administrators have been working with and around Active Directory since the introduction of the technology in Windows 2000 Server. Windows 2000 Server was released on February 17, 2000 but many administrators began working with Active Directory in late 1999 when it was released to manufacturing...
17 February, 2017 | Brian Svidergol

Group Policy

IT administrators have been working with and around Active Directory since the introduction of the technology in Windows 2000 Server. Windows 2000 Server was released on February 17, 2000 but many administrators began working with Active Directory in late 1999 when it was released to manufacturing...
22 September, 2016 | Joseph Moody

Group Policy: Best Practices for Troubleshooting Performance Problems

There are tradeoffs to everything. In a Windows environment, users want fast logons/startups and a consistent experience across multiple devices. An efficient logon is often related to ease of use. For example, Folder Redirection and Group Policy Printer Preferences provide more unified end user...
27 May, 2016 | Danny Murphy

How to Detect Changes to OUs in Active Directory

Accidental or malicious changes to Organizational Units (OU) and groups in Active Directory can turn into pain in the neck for IT admins. For instance, if an OU that contains “User Accounts” is deleted, users will not be able to log in. There could be multiple scenarios like that… This...
23 March, 2016 | Jeff Melnick

How to Detect Who Deleted a Group Policy Object

Group Policy Objects (GPOs) can provide configurations for access to shared resources and devices, enable critical functionalities or establish secure environments. If some of the GPOs are deleted, users may not be able to access the Internet, modify their data, use peripherals or even log in to...
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