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  • Blog Post: PowerShell Script to Query UserAccountControl Flags

    One of the services I provide as a Premier Field Engineer is performing health and security assessments in a customer’s environment and providing them a detailed report. Recently I was performing an Offline Assessment for Active Directory Security for a customer and several accounts were flagged...
  • Blog Post: How to Query Active Directory to Determine the Schema Version

    You can query Active Directory to determine the schema version as shown below. Replace “dc=domainname” with your information: dsquery * cn=schema,cn=configuration,dc=domainname,dc=local -scope base -attr objectVersion The PowerShell version below does not require any customization...
  • Blog Post: Sub-Select Query - The Holy Grail of SMS Collections

    Learned a cool trick this week for building SMS/SCCM collections that will return a list of computers that "do not have something". Building a collection that returns a group computers with a particular file or program on them is easy enough. You create a query that returns the systems you want and then...
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