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AD Attributes Tab Missing

Posted by robd on October 22, 2018
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Had a few people ask me recently why the attribute tab is missing for AD users in Active Directory Users and Computers.

First thing to check, is Advanced Features enabled:

Are you searching for the user??  If so then thats the issue, you CAN NOT get to the attribute tab from the search:

Go to the OU, open the user, booooom:

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DNS for a subdomain

Posted by robd on May 08, 2014
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Hi All,

My company uses a sub domain for a satellite office, all works fine and replication takes places etc etc.

The problem I had was with DNS.  I’m based in Contoso.local and I cannot ping any device the sub-domain Sub.contoso.local without fully qualifying the domain.

For example if I ping a server1 on the subdomain using

"Ping Server1"

DNS cannot route the command where as if I type

"Ping Server1.sub.contose.local"

it works fine.

I’ve checked DNS on Contoso.local and there are conditional forwarders to Sub.contoso.local:

DNS_Issue

So how can I get around this??  The answer is to add a DNS Suffix locally or to all the domain devices via group policy:

Group policy:

Computer Policy > Policies > Administrative Templates > Network/DNS Client > DNS Suffix Search List.

DNS_Issue_GP_Suffix

Then GPUPDATE /force your client and run IPCONFIG /ALL and you should see:

DNS_Issue_IPCONFIG

 

 

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Find AD users using Profile Paths (roaming profiles)

Posted by robd on May 08, 2014
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So today due to a server migration I needed a list of all the users who have roaming profiles, found this useful Powershell script:

Please note you need to ammed this line of code to suite your site: “OU=VI2,OU=Students,OU=Users,OU=Monmouth School,DC=Monmouth,DC=local”

Get-ChildItem -Filter "(&(objectclass=user)(objectcategory=user)(profilepath=*))" `
 -Path Ad:\"OU=DEPARTMENT,OU=Users,OU=SITE,DC=DOMAIN,DC=local" -Recurse |             
foreach {             
 $user = [adsi]"LDAP://$($_.DistinguishedName)"            
 $user | select @{N="Name"; E={$_.name}},             
 @{N="DistinguishedName"; E={$_.distinguishedname}},            
 @{N="ProfilePath"; E={$_.profilepath}}            
} | export-csv txt.csv  

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