Exchange 2010 Edge and Threat Management Gateway

AD: Viewing full object metadata to determine when an attribute was changed

View the metadata for an AD object to find out more details about when its specific attributes were modified. This is very handy when trying to troubleshoot details about a specific object.. See when and where an attribute was updated which can also help track down who made the change if the entry was captured […]

AD: Managing Local Administrator Group Memberships

Being able to easily delegate access to domain systems is essential for administrators to enable necessary IT staff to manage their environments. The proper OU structure along with the deployment of Active Directory GPOs makes this a fairly simple task. GPOs can be used to add users or groups to local admins or to replace […]

Sync your Domain with an Internet time server

Recently, the time on all of my domain computers was out of sync. Each computer in my domain had the same time, but it was about 10 minutes slow. Domain computers get their time from your domain controller(s), so I looked into syncing the time of my DC with an internet time server. The steps […]

Best Practices for Security and Patch Management

These are some notes I took at TechEd a couple of years ago. 7 Steps to Secure Environment: Establish a Security Team Security Assessment – What impacts our bottom line? What is normal? Risk Analysis – For the Assets Write a Security Policy. Enforce it. Design Operations Plans and Security Standards Implement Training and Awareness […]