Tag Archives: active directory

FGPP’s & PSO’s – translated: “Yay! More domain password control!”

I’ve previously spoken about security and password management (if you need a refresher, I’m referring to this post and this post) however I neglected to go into detail regarding one really cool and amazing thing – Fine-Grained Password Policies & Password Setting Objects…and I’ve been promising to write this post for months! I know a lot of this can be found… Read more »

Adding & Removing Domain Controllers – the good, the bad and everything in between!

So, as some of you may be aware, I recently ran a project to upgrade all the Domain Controllers (DC’s) in my organisations Active Directory (AD) environment from a mixture of 2008 R2 & 2012 to 2012 R2. Considering the number of domains/domain controllers involved, this was no simple feat – especially considering I did the entire piece of work myself!… Read more »

AGPM aka change management for GPO’s

AGPM (Advance Group Policy Management) is pretty much a change management tool for group policy – it assists in deploying new policies, modifying existing policies and being able to roll-back to older versions if something has gone wrong! I’m a big fan of AGPM simply from the point of view of being able to see a) who’s done what and… Read more »

The story behind the name…

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Not surprisingly, my online nickname/handle gets brought up fairly often – especially if I have to give my email address to someone over the phone – and I regularly get asked how I ended up with it. It’s an amusing, albeit not long, story and it’s stuck with me – because it was not only the start of my online… Read more »