FREE: ADModify.NET – Modify multiple user accounts in Active Directory

ADModify.NET is a free Open Source tool from Microsoft (CodPlex) that allows you to modify multiple Active Directory objects’ attributes. You probably know that the Active Directory User and Computers (ADUC) interface has limited bulk modification capabilities. You can open the properties of multiple user accounts, however, you can change only a few attributes this […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Fri, May 29, 2009 - 1 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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How to save additional Active Directory attributes and the user password in tombstone objects

Knowing that deleted Active Directory objects are not erased immediately, but only after 60 (Windows 2000/2003) or 180 days (Windows 2003 SP1/2008), can save your day if you accidentally delete user, computer or container objects. I have reviewed two free tools that allow you to restore deleted AD objects (Quest Object Restore for Active Directory […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Thu, May 28, 2009 - 2 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

FREE: ADRestore.NET – the GUI version of ADRestore

ADRestore.NET is yet another free utility that allows you to restore accidentally deleted Active Directory objects. Its name is related to Microsoft’s command line tool ADRestore. Like Quest’s Object Restore for Active Directory, it relies on the fact that deleted AD objects are not removed instantly from the AD database but marked with the tombstone […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Wed, May 27, 2009 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

FREE: ESXi Configurator Utility – Backup and update VMware ESXi

Submitted by Haim Chibotero – Website: ITServices The ESXi Configurator is a utility to help manage stand along ESXi hosts. This utility is a GUI interface to VMware RCLI application. The ESXi Configurator uses the VMware RCLI scripts to execute all its function and features. The utility is a GUI application that uses the RCLI […]

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FREE: Quest Object Restore for Active Directory – Undelete AD objects

Some days ago, I reviewed NetWrix AD Object Restore Wizard, a tool that allows you to undelete Active Directory objects that have accidentally been deleted. Quest Object Restore for Active Directory has the same purpose but works quite differently, as it doesn’t rely on snapshots of the Active Directory database. The tool makes use of […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Mon, May 25, 2009 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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