Hi, I decided to release another free utility I wrote a while ago. This small command-line utility can be used to find out where Active Directory users are logged on into, and/or to find out who is logged on on specific machines. This should include local users, users that are logged in via RDP, user […]
On popular request, this is a quick write-up on how to set up a Juniper screenOS firewall to use an external Radius server (I’ll use Windows IAS) to authenticate administrators and to let the Radius server to assign admin privileges (read-only or read-write) First, you will need to set up an dedicated external Authentication server […]
Exchange 2007 – Multi Account Domain to Single Resource Forest replication with IIFP and custom Rules Extension
Introduction The title of this post may be a bit misleading – synchronizing multiple account domains to a single domain or forest is not limited to Exchange. There may be other reasons (e.g. Identity Management solution) that require you to replicate users from multiple domains into a single domain/forest, or even ADAM instance. In this […]
Keywords : ldap authentication multiple domains combine adam adamsync adschemaanalyzer ldap proxy chain ldifde MS-ADAMSyncconf.xml MS-AdamSyncMetadata.ldf MS-ADAMSchemaW2K3.ldf Object Violation Naming Violation Ldap error occured. ldap_add_sW: Object Class Violation. Case definition : 2 AD domains, containing user accounts. One of the domains is a 2003 based domain and has the R2 + Exchange 2003 + Exchange […]
Keywords : Windows 2008 PKI Certificate Authority certutil certreq template root CA Enterprise CA convert pfx to pem generate custom certificate request subject alternate name san attribute Today’s blog post targets the deployment of a Windows 2008 server based Certificate Authority (AD CS) and will discuss some common scenario’s where certificates are used / required. […]
According to Microsoft, Windows Server 2008 is the most secure Windows server version ever. Windows 2008 does include many features that will help increase overall security of the OS, or assist you with securing AD, the network, etc. Most of the features/roles available in Windows 2008 are not being installed in a default installation of […]
As most of the bigger players in the firewall market, Juniper/Netscreen SreenOS based firewalls allow you to use/enforce/require authentication for various reasons : Admin login Client VPN Authentication to open a specific rule on the firewall In a default configuration, ScreenOS uses a local user account database for all types of authentication listed above. In […]
Windows 2000 /Active Directory has been around for more than 7 years now. I’ve been using AD for almost 7 years, and due to its stability, I never had to recover a deleted object in AD. (Knock on wood). So it’s not a real surprise to find out that a lot of admins don’t even […]
Updating from 2003 to 2003 R2 & implementing Exchange are 2 common administrative tasks which both require a schema update. Since I’ve mentioned "updating from 2003 to 2003 R2", I’ll take the opportunity to add some "notes from the field" to this blog post, which will increase success rate of the update and limit the […]
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