Category: Active Directory

How do I find orphaned computer objects in Active Directory using PowerShell?

How can I find all computer accounts in my Active Directory domain that have been inactive for x days using PowerShell? This would give you all computer accounts that have no activity for the last 365 Days. Search-ADAccount -AccountInactive -ComputersOnly -TimeSpan 365.00:00:00 This would sort it for you by lastlogondate. Search-ADAccount -AccountInactive -ComputersOnly -TimeSpan 365.00:00:00…




Recovering accidentally deleted Items in Active Directory

Well, it could happen that you delete an Active Directory Objects / Accounts (like a User, Group, Computer whatever object) accidentally. In the past i used ADSIEdit.msc to restore the object. Well, this is a not so straight-forward procedure and not that easy to accomplish. Lately I’ve stumbled over a page from guy/blog called Windowmaker …



PowerShell: Get SID from AD (Active Directory) User / Group using PowerShell

To get the SID of an AD Object (User, Group, whatever) quickly, i recommend using PowerShell. When trying to get the SID using ADUC (Active Directory User and Computer Snap-in), you can not copy/paste the SID as a string since it is stored in a binary format….



Active Directory, Transfer Schema Master, Domain Naming Master, PDC, RID Master, Infrastructure Master Role using NtdsUtil.exe

Transferring a FSMO (Flexible Single Master Operations) Role using the NtdsUtil.exe is pretty easy. Start a Command Line (cmd.exe) C:\>ntdsutil.exe Switch to Roles context ntdsutil: Roles…



Active Directory, List FSMO Roles of a Domain Controller (DC) using NtdsUtil.exe

To list the FSMO (Flexible Single Master Operations) Roles of a Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controller (DC) using NtdsUtil.exe: Start a command prompt (cmd.exe) Start NtdsUtil.exe C:\>NtdsUtil.exe Switch to Roles context ntdsutil:Roles Swtich to Connections context fsmo maintenance:Connections…



Active Directory, Transfer the Schema Master Role of a Windows 2003 Server Domain Controller using the MMC GUI

Register the Schmmgmt.dll MMC Snap-in Register the DLL using regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll Transfer the Schema Master Role Run MMC (Microsoft Management Console – Start – run – MMC ) On the File, menu click Add/Remove Snap-in. Click Add….