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Microsoft DHCP Documentation Script Update Version 1.23

January 30, 2016

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This is a very minor change. While doing an Active Directory assessment recently, I realized that I did not include the DHCP DNS dynamic update credentials in the report. Minor gripe with Microsoft. In the DHCP console, the DHCP DNS dynamic update credentials are set at the protocol level. But set the credentials for one […]

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Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update 1.14

January 26, 2016

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Version 1.14 26-Jan-2016 Updated Exchange schema versions to include Exchange 2013 CU7/8/9 and Exchange 2016 http://eightwone.com/references/schema-versions/ Updated AD schema versions to include Server 2016 Technical Preview http://marc-lognoul.me/windows/windows-server-active-directory-schema-versions/ Fixed typo in variable name that prevented the table for Site Links from being created Site Link table shows all possible site link options https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc223552.aspx GPOs by OU […]

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Session Prelaunch

November 9, 2015

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Session prelaunch is a feature of XenApp 6.5 that was eventually brought back to the FMA architecture. So, what’s it all about again? The basic goal is to improve user experience. How does it do that? With any normal published application, after clicking the icon or shortcut the session starts, profile is loaded, policies applied, […]

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A Message and Apology from Webster on View and Download Counts

March 2, 2015

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Greetings, Back on February 2nd 2015, I noticed that all my view and downloads counts had been reset to 0. It seems there was an issue with the WordPress plugin I was using to track the counts of views and downloads to provide me with a Top 10 or Top 25 or Top whatever number […]

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Documenting VMware vCenter with Microsoft PowerShell and Word Version 1.2

January 7, 2015

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Jacob Rutski has updated his VMware vCenter documentation script to version 1.2. Jacob added Import\Export functionality to enable a system to run the script without needing MS Word and export to XML then import at a later time without access to the vCenter server. Read Jacob’s article here. Any comments, suggestions, questions or enhancement requests […]

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Inside Webster’s Lab: Removing Domain Controller Using PowerShell

December 31, 2014

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With all the writing I do for my website and customers, I recreate my Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory (AD) environment frequently.  Sometimes I just need a fresh start and I need to demote my domain controller, remove all the Active Directory related Roles and Features and just start over.  This article will show […]

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Inside Webster’s Lab: Creating Active Directory Organizational Units, Users, Groups and Computers

December 31, 2014

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With all the writing I do for my website and customers, I recreate my Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory (AD) environment frequently.  I thought I would show you how, in just a few seconds, I recreate my entire AD structure.

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Documenting VMware vCenter with Microsoft PowerShell and Word Version 1.1

December 16, 2014

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One of Jacob’s testers found a bug in the script where the PDF file was not created. This turned out to be a bug in the master template script. While I was fixing the PDF bug I found out that when I added Regions to the master template script, I inadvertently broke the help text. […]

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HP Moonshot – Lessons Learned and Tips from My First HP Moonshot and Citrix XenDesktop Proof of Concept

September 8, 2014

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Recently, I was involved in my first HP Moonshot Proof of Concept (PoC). HP Moonshot is a fairly new technology that can be used to provide hosted desktops to users with Citrix XenDesktop 7.x.  If you are not familiar with Moonshot, I would recommend you watch this excellent video by Dane Young at the Experts […]

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Documenting Microsoft Active Directory with Microsoft Word and PowerShell

May 31, 2014

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On a recent project, the customer needed a way to see what they had in their numerous Active Directory (AD) forests. I offered to create a script and they gave me permission to do so. After creating the initial basic script, I sent out a request for testers. I received a lot of requests from […]

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All Version 4.1x Scripts Have Been Updated 20-May-2014

May 20, 2014

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I am currently creating documentation scripts for Active Directory (AD) and Microsoft DHCP. In doing so, I have learned some new stuff and decided to implement those changes into the current documentation scripts.

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