Active Directory Domain Servers

Install (RSAT) Remote Server Administration Tools on Windows 10

How to install Remote Server Administration Tools on Windows 10

To remotely manage Active Directory, DNS and DHCP you will need the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed. In addition, the RSAT tools allow you to manage: Installed server roles and features File Services Hyper-V Additional Powershell Functionality RSAT can only be installed on Windows Pro and Enterprise editions, it is not supported on the…

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How to Find a User’s Last Logon Time

Last Logon Time

In this post, I’m going to show you two simple methods for finding a user’s last logon time. It is common for HR and supervisors to request when an employee last logged in to the network. System administrators may also use this for security forensic reasons. Every time you log into a computer that is…

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Account Lockout Tool: Track Down AD Lockout Events

Account Lockout Tool

I think we can all agree, troubleshooting random account lockouts can be a major pain.

A user calls helpdesk, you unlock their account, 5 minutes later they call again with another lockout. At this point, everyone is frustrated and no one knows what the heck is causing the lockouts.

I’ve got good news.

There are account lockout tools that can assist and quickly tracking down the source of the issue.

In this post, I’ll walk you through the exact step by step process I use for tracking down the source of random account lockouts.

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Find Users accounts with password set to never expire

Setting user accounts password to never expire is not recommended and can be a security risk. There are times when this can’t be avoided such as using a service account. Many vendors require a service to run under a service account that has a non expiring password. For regular user accounts, it’s best practice to…

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