Thursday, July 4, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

PowerShell 7 coming soon

In the following post Steve Lee explaining why Powershell 7 and not 6.3.
https://devblogs.microsoft.com/powershell/the-next-release-of-powershell-powershell-7/

They will remove Core from the name... It makes sense if you check the .net Core Version 3.0, that would be used for PS 7, it should have all the underlying APIs and a high compatibility with Windows PowerShell 5.1. So you don´t have to struggle with compatibility issues, like in previous PS Core versions. Sounds like it would be the perfect mix from Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core.

Microsoft said that PowerShell 7 should be available May 2019!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Attribute Editor tab missing in Active Directory Users and Computers search


Problem:
If you search for a user account, you doesn´t see the Attribute Editor tab in the properties of the user account.

First the „Advanced Features“ have to be activated in the “Active Directory Users and Computers” console. Just select View and click on Advanced Features.

Using a LDAP Query:

  • Right-click Saved Queries and click the New-Query option
  • Type in a name for your saved query, such as "Search SamAccount"
  • Click the Define Query button
  • Under the Find drop-down list, select Custom Search
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • Type in your query
  • (objectcategory=person)(samaccountname=*tim.buntrock*)


Using the group trick:

  • Search for a user
  • Click on the member of tab
  • Open a group from user
  • Close the user properties tab
  • Search for the user in the group member tab and double click him
  • Now you should see the Attribute Editor tab



Using Active Directory Administrative Center instead of ADUC
If you are using the AD Administrative Center you can directly access the Attribute Editor after a search.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Get and setup ADMX Files for Office 365 ProPlus, Office 2019 and Office 2016

The new ADMX/ADML files are used by Group Policy to configure installations of Office 365 products, such as Office 365 ProPlus, and volume licensed versions of Office 2019 and Office 2016.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49030

You have to copy the files to:
%SYSTEMROOT%\PolicyDefinitions

Or if you are using a CentralStore, just copy these files to:
\\DOMAIN-FQDN\SYSVOL\DOMAIN-FQDN\policies\PolicyDefinitions