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Bitlocker recovery missing in Active Directory users and computers

By |October 27th, 2015|

Hi All,

A colleague recently asked me about a problem they were having, whereby the ‘Bitlocker Recovery’ tab in the properties of all Computer accounts was missing in Active Directory Users and Computers and therefore they could not obtain a Bitlocker recovery key when using a particular domain controller.

This tab actually requires an additional feature installation, as it does […]

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Automatically add users to a security group with PowerShell

By |September 14th, 2015|

Hi All,

Sometimes you may find yourself needing to add a large number of users to a particular AD Security group. Using a PowerShell script, you can automate this process and target users based on the value of any AD user attribute.

In the below example, the script targets all users in a particular OU – any users in the OU […]

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Reinstalling WSUS server role you receive “HTTP status 503: Service Unavailable”

By |September 7th, 2015|

Hi All,

Recently I was reinstalling the WSUS server role on Windows Server 2012 R2 , I was able to remove the role and then install the role through server manager without any problems.

However, when I came to launch the ‘post installation tasks’ from server manager, the task was repeatedly failing and I was not able […]

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Get a user\asset list with Active Directory and PowerShell

By |August 7th, 2015|

Hi All,

In this blog I will show you a PowerShell script that will work out of the box to generate a CSV file with a list of devices and the name of the each device’s most recent user.

As most IT admins know, keeping an asset list up-to-date and accurate can be difficult at the best […]

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Bulk create computer accounts with PowerShell

By |July 28th, 2015|

Hi All ,

I recently had a requirement to pre-create 30 computers accounts in Active Directory for computers that had not yet been domain joined.

To do this I used a script to generate the computer accounts. Using this script, you can pull the computer names from a CSV file and create them in a specific OU […]

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Cannot find Active Directory Users and Computers on Server 2012 and R2

By |July 10th, 2014|

Afternoon All,

If you used PowerShell to install the AD Domain services and DNS server roles on your Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 server, you may notice that you cannot find or open Active Directory Users and Computers, Domains an Trusts, Sites and Services, ADSI Edit and Administrative Center to perform your usual Active Directory operations.

The reason for […]

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