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Script to return total number of enabled users in Active Directory

This script ran from a command prompt will present you a text file which can be opened in Excel that will list all ENABLED active directory users. Useful for quoting licenses. dsquery * -filter...

Active Directory SYSVOL & NETLOGON restores

An environment has multiple domain controllers and the SYSVOL/NETLOGON folders are missing on some or out of sync on others. This can happen because of a communication issue between servers, DNS, or a failed...

After System State restore the domain appears to be missing

After performing a System State restore, the server reboots, and you are able to login. When you click on Active Directory Users and Computers you receive an error message stating “You are not connected...

Delete a protected Organizational Unit from active directory

How to delete a protected OU Open active directory users and computers Go to View and enable Advanced Features Right click on the OU you want to delete that is protected from deletion Go to Properties,...

Slow Login to Small Business Server SBS 2011 After 2003 Migration

When the login to SBS 2011 takes more than 30 seconds it is usually caused by a bad network drive or some network setting that is causing it to search for something that no longer exists and then eventually...

Forcibly Removing a Domain Controller

Summary We ran into the need for this document when one of our client’s server was powered down non-gracefully.  This caused the Active Directory database to become corrupted.  This domain controller was...
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