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…

Active Directory LDAP Field Mappings

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. …

How to Find the Source of Account Lockouts in Active Directory

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…

How to Disable PowerShell with Group Policy

In this guide, I’ll show you how to disable PowerShell with group policy. In addition, I’ll show you how to enabled it for specific users such as administrations while leaving it disabled for all other users. Why Disable PowerShell? PowerShell is often used by malicious actors to spread malware throughout the network. PowerShell is enabled…

7 Effective Server and Hardware Monitoring Tools

Are you looking for the best server hardware monitoring software? Do you need to monitor CPU usage, memory utilization, system temperature, disk space, and more? Then you’re in the right place. In this guide, I list the best FREE and premium server hardware monitoring tools.  SolarWinds System Management Bundle PRTG Monitor Nagios XI HWMonitor SysGauge…

Install and Configure DHCP Server on Windows Server

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…