Exchange Bulk Export / Import Mail Contacts
Sep22

Exchange Bulk Export / Import Mail Contacts

KB ID 0001349 Dtd 22/09/17 Problem I had to do this today and realised, it’s been so long since I did it last, I’d forgotten how to do it. Before we go forward, please be clear, I’m talking about MAIL CONTACTS, these are Active Directory Objects that have an Email address, but DO NOT have a mailbox in your Exchange Organisation, and DO NOT have an Active Directory User. I point this out because you can have MAIL...

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Updating Domain Computer Objects with User and Machine Information
Aug24

Updating Domain Computer Objects with User and Machine Information

KB ID 0001340¬†Dtd¬†24/08/17 Problem I can’t really take the credit for this, I was at a client’s site a few weeks ago, and they were doing this. I thought ‘That’s cool, I’ll have a play with that when I get the chance”. Essentially, you update the description of the Computer object(s) in AD so that they list; The last user who logged on. What time they logged on. What AD ‘Site’ the...

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An Invalid Directory Pathname Was Passed
Jul28

An Invalid Directory Pathname Was Passed

KB ID 0001338 Dtd 28/07/17 Problem While attempting to delegate administration of an OU, I got this error; Delegation of Control Wizard The wizard cannot retrieve security information from the Active Directory. An invalid directory pathname was passed. Solution Took a while to figure out! The OU in question has a ‘slash’ in the name of it; Once I changed this to a hyphen, the error ceased. Related Articles, References,...

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Using LDP to Find an Objects ‘Distinguished Name’ in Active Directory
Jul27

Using LDP to Find an Objects ‘Distinguished Name’ in Active Directory

KB ID 0001337¬†Dtd 27/07/17 Problem There are a few occasions when you need to know an objects ‘Distinguished Name’ (DN). For me it’s usually when I’ve got a device that needs to do LDAP/LDAPS lookups, (RSA Appliance, Netscaler, Cisco FirePOWER, etc). Today someone needed to ‘bind’ a Checkpoint firewall to Active Directory, and asked me to create user, and give them the DN and password. I’ve...

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Windows – Unable to Move an OU
Jul26

Windows – Unable to Move an OU

KB ID 0001336 Dtd 26/07/17 Problem I was doing some AD redesign work for a client this week, and I needed to move an Organisational Unit (OU). However the domain had other ideas; Active Directory Domain Services Windows cannot move object {OU-Name} because: Access is denied. It wasn’t a rights issue, (I was an Enterprise Administrator).¬† ¬† Solution As it turns out, it was the same problem I’d had back when Server 2008...

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Windows 10 – Disable / Remove OneDrive
Jul17

Windows 10 – Disable / Remove OneDrive

KB ID 0001328 Dtd 17/07/17 Problem Microsoft have done a good job of embedding OneDrive into Windows 10. While Ive got nothing against OneDrive, for some admins the thought of users storing data out of their networks is quite worrying. So how do you ‘un-couple’ OneDrive from Windows 10? Solutions Option 1: Remove OneDrive ‘Quick and Dirty’ Open ‘Regedit’ and navigate to; HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > CLSID...

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