How to Find Which Logon Server You Authenticated to (Domain Controller)

There are times when you need to determine which domain controller you have authenticated to. This can be helpful for a number of reasons such as troubleshooting group policy, slow logins, application issues, map network drives or printers, and so on. For example, recently I ran into an issue where single sign-on was not working…

How to Add Users to Active Directory Groups

In this guide, I will show you how to add users to Active Directory security groups using PowerShell, ADUC, and by using the Bulk Group Management Tool. I will provide you with examples of adding a single user and multiple users to groups.  Example 1: Add a Single User to a Group using PowerShell Example…

How to Disable Multiple Users in Active Directory

In this guide, you will learn how to disable Active Directory user accounts.  First I will show you how to disable single and multiple user accounts using Active Directory users and computers console. Then I will show you how to disable user accounts by using PowerShell for a single account and multiple accounts from a…

Find Nested Groups in Active Directory

In this guide, I’ll show you how to find nested groups and get nested group membership. First I’ll show you how to get nested group membership using PowerShell. Then I’ll show you the Group Membership report tool that can search all groups, a single group, all groups in an OU, or all users in an…

Remove Users from Local Administrators Group using Group Policy

In this guide, I’ll show you how to remove users from the local administrator group using group policy.  I’ll also show you how to add users or groups into the local administrator group.  By using group policy you can gain control over admin rights and ensure no unwanted account is added into the local administrator…