Author Archives: VirtuallyAware

Active Directory Scripting Highlight: Identify and Move Active Directory Operations Master Roles with PowerShell

Getting your bearings and knowing everything you can about a Forest/Domain you are migrating is key.  Which domain controllers in the Forest and Domains hold the Operation Masters roles is one of those important details as you modify or decommission … Continue reading

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Active Directory Script Highlight: Simple HTML Export of all Group Policy Object Details

So once you have cleaned up your group policies like I outlined in my last two Active Directory Scripts Highlights,  what’s next? In this article I have a couple of variations of  scripts using the Get-GPOReport cmdlet that will allow … Continue reading

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Active Directory Script Highlight: Group Policy Object Cleanup and Efficiency

Going a step further from the previous post with a little more detail, the script below adds of GPOStatus, and version increment number for Computer and Users section for each Group Policy. Get-GPO -All | Sort GPOStatus | Format-Table Displayname, … Continue reading

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Active Directory Script Highlight: Pre-Migration Group Policy Inventory and Cleanup

Todays Active Directory cleanup topic looks at Group Policy Objects.  In most of the environments I have prepared for migrations, old Group Policy objects are another problem area that should be cleaned up before an Active Directory migration. In many … Continue reading

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Active Directory Script Highlight: Identify Old Computer Objects Before AD Migrations

In the last of my Active Directory cleanup post, I have given you some options to identify, disable, and move User objects based on a certain time of inactivity.  In this post I am going to give you some simple … Continue reading

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Spectre/Meltdown Update: Haswell and Broadwell Processors Now Have The Production Go Ahead From Intel

Both Dell and HP have released System ROMs to protected against the Spectre variant 2 vulnerabity for their Haswell and Broadwell line of servers which encompasses most of the PowerEdge 13G line and the HP Gen9 server lines.  Last week … Continue reading

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HP Gen10/Skylake-SP Servers now have a new System ROM available for Spectre Vulnerability.

HP has released key System ROMs for their Proliant Gen10 servers to mitigate Variant 2 vulnerabilities for Spectre.  See the release notes HERE Explanation of different Variants of the Spectre/Meltdown Vulnerabilities from HP’s article (Release Microcode pertains to Variant 2): … Continue reading

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