Ashish's Note

Over the past few years, I learnt a lot and get fond of Microsoft Technlogy. From The basics of Active Directory to the high end troubleshooting and disaster recovery, to the VPN configuration, Its being a good time for me as I got lots of opportunities to learn and grow.

In 2004, I got hired by "Microsoft" as a full time employee in its GTSC located in Bangalore. I experienced hardcore troubleshooting on real time issues as a big challange and very very intersting, which gave me vibrant knowledge of Operating System Troubleshooting, Active Directory, Clustering, Performance, Disks, Terminal Server, Printing, STOP Codes and BSOD screens.

My Fantastic past experience on HP/MSCS cluster, Server Hardware and System Administration, boosted my skills to take charge of customer's problem and make me to deal with the issues till the resolution.


Today working with Perot Systems, I am using this Blog to contribute my knowledge to the society and to make every individual who need directives to grow in IT field.

Lets post your views and questions you have, hit my brain to let it mentor the best possible IT solutions and career options.

Yours,

Ashish Sharma.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Extract User list from AD

Use Joe Richard's ADFind at http://www.joeware.net

adfind -gc -b -f "&(objectclass=user)(ObjectCategory=person)(whenCreated>=20070101000000.0Z)(whenCreated<=20070525235959.0Z)" createTimeStamp

1 comments:

JM said...

Hi,

Thanks for sharing your insightful thoughts and suggestions - very cool and helpful indeed.

In the spirit of sharing helpful information, thought I'd mention that one of my Microsoft colleagues informed us about a cool FREE tool from a Microsoft partner, that offers over 50 super-helpful Active Directory security reports, such as which accounts are locked out, which accounts are set to expire in the next few days, which security groups are nested, where all a user may have permissions etc.

The tool is called Gold Finger, and it is developed by a company called Paramount Defenses. You can download it from http://www.paramountdefenses.com/goldfinger.php

Why bother writing complicated scripts or using unsupported command-line tools when you can use a 100% AUTOMATED, GUI based, FREE solution that is not only SUPPORTED but also ENDORSED by Microsoft?!

If you're into Active Directory security, then this tool is a must-have. Thought I'd share this helpful tip with you!

Sincerely,
JohnM