One of the tricky situation of an Active Directory Administrator is User Management. Often they are challenged by the scenarios to extract user info , export user data from an OU to other or export User attributes from one Active Directory domain to other. Below sript is targetted to extract user information from an OU.
Export Single User Active Directory Attribute.
ldifde -f UserAttribute.ldf -s <Source DC FQDN> -d “CN=Standard Worker,OU=Research,DC=Innovative,DC=com” -p subtree -r “(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=User)(givenname=*))” -o “badPasswordTime,badPwdCount,lastLogoff,lastLogon,logonCount, memberOf,objectGUID,objectSid,primaryGroupID,pwdLastSet,sAMAccountType”
The above script dumps Standard Worker attributes to UserAttribute.ldf. Before exporting the .ldf, Administrators has to perform the following
a) Remove the legacy domain DN and replace with target domain DN . In our example DC=innovative, dc=com should be change to reflect DC=target, dc=com
b)Remove userAccountControl attribute from the export ( userattribute.ldf)
c) Remove Lastlogontimestamp attribute from the export ( userattribute.ldf)
d) Modify the OU path ( if required ) to reflect the user target OU.
Import the dump using
ldifde -i -f <file path> -s <destination AD FDQN>
Applies to: Windows 8.1
The following article is applicable to Windows 8.1 PC configured in Workgroup mode. The procedure would change when Windows 8.1 is configured in Active Directory Domain.
I have published a two part article on Managing User accounts using Advance User accounts control panel on Windows 8.1. This article would give pictorial representation of the examples for managing User accounts. The example demonstrated is on Windows 8.1 configured in Workgroup mode.
HYDRA DNS infrastructure has potential security issues which provide external entities to gain control over the infrastructure and access the application data or the servers. AVA performed critical analysis of HYDRA infrastructure and produced the report which requires infrastructure should be redesigned.
HYDRA organization hosts their infrastructure in New South Wales. There are 2 major sites connected with high speed networks, the infrastructure is hosted on Microsoft infrastructure servers. The Headquarters is in Sydney followed by Secondary site in Melbourne.
HYDRA existing Microsoft infrastructure is operational on Windows Server 2008 R2 with single Active Directory Forest and having multiple domain controllers configured across the physical sites. HYDRA existing environment has critical Security issues with respect to their Domain Naming System and require redesigning their Domain Naming System and ensure HYDRA security policies are met. HYDRA is engaging AVA, a Microsoft Premier Consulting firm to perform the DNS restructuring which involves placing the DNS servers in DMZ zone and route the internal DNZ server requests to DMZ DNS server instead of public ISP servers.
Detailed design can be found from the below link
This document will describe design decision to implement Read Only Domain Controller in the existing Active Directory Forest. The infrastructure is assumed to have the fully operational Active Directory forest which is hosted on Microsoft Hybrid cloud infrastructure.
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This document will describe design decision to add Additional Domain Controller in the existing Active Directory Forest. The infrastructure is assumed to have the fully operational infrastructure which is hosted on Microsoft Hybrid cloud infrastructure