In this guide, I will show you step by step instructions for installing and configuring a Windows DHCP server. What is a DHCP Server? A DHCP server (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)  is a server that automatically assigns IP addresses to computers and other devices on the network. Without a DHCP server, each device on the…

This is the ultimate guide to Windows DHCP best practices and tips. If you have any best practices or tips please post them in the comments below. Let’s get started. Don’t put DHCP on Your Domain Controller Use DHCP Failover Central vs Distributed DHCP Server Avoid static IP assignments and use DHCP reservations Exclude IPs…

In this guide, I will show you two methods for creating fine grained password policies.  The first method will use the Active Directory Administrative Console (GUI) the second will be using PowerShell.  In addition, I’ll show you how to quickly check what password policies you have in your domain.  Here is the problem… Active Directory…

This page provides a list of Active Directory group reports including in the Active Directory Pro Toolkit. These are pre-built PowerShell scripts that enable administrators to quickly generate reports on AD groups and group members. Reports can be exported to CSV or HTML, see example reports below. Send me feedback on reports you would like…

This page provides a list of Active Directory computer reports including in the Active Directory Pro Toolkit. These are pre-built PowerShell scripts that enable administrators to quickly generate computer reports from Active Directory. These PowerShell reports provide administrators with complete insight on the computer objects in the domain. Get an inventory of computers, find disabled…

This page provides a list of Active Directory User reports including in the Active Directory Pro Toolkit. These are pre-built PowerShell scripts that enable administrators to quickly generate reports on users from Active Directory. User reports provide administrators with important information about their Active Directory environment. From general user reports to security and compliance needs…