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Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 2.0

September 26, 2016

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Just over two years ago, I released V1.0 of the Active Directory (AD) documentation script. That script was written to help me document the multiple AD environments for a customer. That customer allowed me to reach out to the community to test the script and add ideas of what should be documented. After the script […]

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Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 1.22

August 29, 2016

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Version 2.0 of the Active Directory documentation script is still at least two weeks away so I wanted to add some quick updates and bug fixes to the current 1.2 script. I want to thank my new employer, Choice Solutions, for allowing me to spend time on contributing to the community. I really appreciate Choice […]

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Running the Active Directory Documentation Script in a Multiple Domain Forest

August 19, 2016

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I have received numerous emails and comments from people having issues running the Active Directory (AD) documentation script in a forest that contains multiple domains. I finally got off my lazy rear end and took the time to figure out the issue and solution.

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Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 1.21

August 19, 2016

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Version 1.21 19-Aug-2016 Updated help text with information on running in a forest with multiple domains Removed all references to Text and HTML output options from help text and script (those are coming in Version 2.0) Fixed several misspelled words You can always find the most current script by going to http://carlwebster.com/where-to-get-copies-of-the-documentation-scripts/ Thanks Webster

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Synergy 2016 Las Vegas Presentation – (re)Designing Your Active Directory

June 9, 2016

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Greetings, If you came to my presentation at Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas, thanks for being there. The room was fairly full for being the next to last session on the last day of Synergy with a beer crawl starting at the same time. Thanks to all who stayed after the session and asked […]

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Microsoft Active Directory Health Check PowerShell Script Version 2.0

May 9, 2016

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In July 2014, Jeff Wouters (PowerShell MVP) released his Active Directory Health Check script. A little while ago, a user emailed me asking for help as they were trying to run the script using Microsoft Word 2016. Jeff had left my email address in the error message so I reached out to Jeff for permission […]

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Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 1.20

April 22, 2016

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WOW! Whatever the PowerShell team did to the latest version of PowerShell Version 5 kicked my butt!!!!! Many things that used to work in my scripts, no longer worked. It took me seven hours to fix all the issues the latest V5 found in this script.

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Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Version Update 1.16

April 20, 2016

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Version 1.16 20-Apr-2016 Replaced Function SaveandCloseDocumentandShutdownWord with same function all the other scripts use You can always find the most current script by going to http://carlwebster.com/where-to-get-copies-of-the-documentation-scripts/ Thanks Webster

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Finding the Average Group Policy Processing Time Using Microsoft PowerShell V1.1

March 24, 2016

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I recently wrote about Finding the Average Group Policy Processing Time Using Microsoft PowerShell and have made a couple of changes to the script.

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Create or Update a Group Policy Using Settings From Another Group Policy Using Microsoft PowerShell

March 18, 2016

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Over the course of the past several months, I have had several projects where I needed to create, edit or fix group policies. A problem I ran into was I only needed a subset of the policy settings (Site to Zone Mappings, Microsoft Office settings). Another problem was corrupt group policies that would not backup. […]

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Troubleshooting Microsoft Group Policy Site to Zone Mapping Using Microsoft PowerShell

March 4, 2016

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One of the nice things about being an independent consultant is the new stuff learned while on projects. I learned some new information about Site to Zone Mapping I wanted to share with you.

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