This page provides a mapping of common Active Directory fields to its LDAP attribute name.  When using Active Directory users and computers you will see the Microsoft provided friendly names. Under the hood of Active Directory these fields are actually using an ldap attribute. You can see the ldap attribute name in the attribute editor. …

In this post you will learn how to find the source of account lockouts in Active Directory. I’ll show you two methods, the first one uses PowerShell and the second is a GUI tool I created that makes it super easy to unlock user accounts and find the lockout source. Users locking their accounts is…

In this guide, you’re going to learn how to backup Active Directory. What you will learn: Active Directory Backup Best Practices Active Directory Full Backup VS System State Backup How to Install Windows Server Backup How to Backup Active Directory (Step by step instructions)  Automate Backup Monitoring (Email Alerts) Active Directory Backup Best Practices This…

In this article, you will learn how to configure the Active Directory Domain password policy.  You will also learn:  What is the default domain password policy Understand password policy settings Password policy best practices Modify the domain password policy  What is The Default Domain Password Policy? By default, Active Directory is configured with a default…

In this post, I’m going to list and explain the most commonly used terminology in Active Directory and related technologies.  If you are new to Active Directory, this will be a great resource for you to get familiar with Active Directory basics and fundamental concepts.  I’ve grouped terms together in different sections to make it…

Are you looking for a quick and easy solution to bulk modify Active Directory user attributes? Then you are in the right place. In this post, I’m going to show you the AD Bulk User Update Tool that makes it easy to bulk update active directory user attributes. This is a GUI tool that updates AD…