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FAQ 000132 - How to use PowerShell to collect information about Active Directory Objects
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Written by Dejan Foro   
Oct 14, 2014 at 04:44 PM

This article applies to:
Windows Server 2008 R2

In this article I will showcase how to use PowerShell to gather information about various Active Directory objects like Users, Groups, Computers etc.

Collecting information about Active Directory objects like Forest, Domains, Sites and Domain controllers is is given in a separate article FAQ 000127 - How to use PowerShell to collect information about your Active Directory infrastructure

In order to be able to work with Active Directory PowerShell commands you will need the Active Directory PowerShell module which comes as a part of Active Directory management tools installation.


To check if PowerShell module for Active Directory is installed on the local machine use (comes with Active Directory management tools):
     Get-Module -ListAvailable
If the ActiveDirectory module is listed you can load it by using the following command:
     Import-Module ActiveDirectory

 

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FAQ 000131 - Publishing employee photos in Active Directory
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Written by Dejan Foro   
Oct 06, 2014 at 11:35 AM

For publishing employee photos in Active Directory you can use the following free utility:  Exclaimer Outlook Photos


Utility is very easy to use - it will automatically resize, make a proper crop, and upload a photo to a chosen employee in Active Directory.

 

Adding photos to Active Directory does not require any special administrative rights, a read/write delegation of the ThumbnailPhoto attribute in Active Directory is sufficient.

This means this task can be easily delegated to non-technical personnel like for example Human Resource employees.

 

How do I delegate control of the thumbnail photo field?

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FAQ 000130 - Windows Server boots into repair mode after patching
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Written by Dejan Foro   
Oct 06, 2014 at 01:21 PM

This article applies to

Windows Server 2008 R2

 

PROBLEM

You reboot the server after patching and it boots into repair mode.

 

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FAQ 000129 - Remote Desktop Error 2308 after server reboot
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Written by Dejan Foro   
Oct 06, 2014 at 09:58 AM

This article applies to:

Windows Server 2003 R2

 

PROBLEM

After a server reboot you are not able to connect to it via Remote Desktop with errror 2308, although the server is online and responds to ping.

 

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FAQ 000128 - Error 1016 DHCP encountered an error when backing up the database
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Written by Dejan Foro   
Oct 06, 2014 at 05:46 AM

This article applies to:

Windows Server 2008 R2

 

PROBLEM

In the System event log, the following error is logged:


Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-DHCP-Server
Date:          10/6/2014 10:57:12 AM
Event ID:      1016
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      server01.exchangemasterslab.net
Description:
The DHCP service encountered the following error when backing up the database:
An error occurred while accessing the DHCP database. Look at the DHCP server event log for more information on this error.

 

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Windows 10 - the next generation of Windows
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Written by Dejan Foro   
Oct 01, 2014 at 01:36 AM

At a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft reveald the first details on the next generation of its Windows operating system - Windows 10. You can download a Windows 10 preview from the Technet Evaluation Center. A preview of Windows 10 Server is also available.

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