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November 30, 2009  4:03 PM

Check your IT environment health using this FREE Microsoft tool



Posted by: Troy Tate
Active Directory, dns, domain controller, event logs, file replication, free tool, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, network health, small enterprise, troubleshooting, Windows

Microsoft has an excellent free tool for checking the health of your IT environment in small to medium size networks (up to 20 servers and 500 clients). This tool will scan the environment and report on health items such as:

  • Network connectivity between servers
  • Active...

October 21, 2009  1:20 PM

Microsoft IT professional resource – RunAs Radio



Posted by: Troy Tate
Active Directory, AD, dba, Development, education, IIS, IT education, Microsoft, podcast, Powershell, SharePoint, sql, virtual machines, Virtualization, webcast

I just came across an excellent resource for IT professionals working with Microsoft products. It is called RunAs Radio. There are weekly podcasts about topics of interest to those of us...


February 11, 2009  8:08 PM

Tracking down that user/computer that locks AD accounts



Posted by: Troy Tate
account management, Active Directory, AD, administration, analysis, anti-virus, antivirus, Data security, diagnostics, howto, information security, malicious activity, malware, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, network security, Password, password management, policy enforcement, reporting, risk, risks, scanning, search, Security, security notification, tools, troubleshooting, Windows

With an environment spanning 18+ sites and more than 3000 computers around the globe, you could understand how challenging it would be to track down what device/user might be locking user accounts. There are tools out there that you can pay for that can help do this. However, Microsoft has some...


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