Active Directory User Account Lockout Troubleshooting

Active Directory is such an important service that in most organisations after being implemented becomes essential and at the same time suddenly transparent to the end-user.

In my humble opinion even nowadays learning the fundamentals of Active Directory is very important for most support / technical roles and it will be a valuable skill for at least another decade, cloud technologies, for instance, will not make those skills disappear overnight.

Regardless of the size of the organisation who needs to support the end-user needs to understand well how it works or know how to solve the most common issues, in this article we will touch again of a very simple problem to investigate such the AD Account Lockout.

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How To Enable MS CRM Tracing with PowerShell

Like any other application installed on Windows whenever we need to investigate and troubleshoot some issues event viewer and IIS logs (for web applications) are the first place to start.

But where developers and operations, in general, work together is when the cause is not obvious and for important application such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM is required to enable its tracing logs. Continue reading “How To Enable MS CRM Tracing with PowerShell”

Audit Office Documents with Macros with Powershell

Every organisation sooner or later has to deal with Office documents with macros enabled. Risk assessment and auditing are the first steps when planning to disable them via group policy or just to mitigate risk implied.

The priority should target real usage and avoid any untrusted macro. In this article I will try to help to create a simple report where we can simply leverage powershell to find documents with macros enabled.

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