Run a Web search for GAL Sync and you will find a plethora of commercial tools made to do the job. Before you plunk down a giant wad of cash, consider doing it yourself with a little PowerShell know how.
Unfortunately, blocking the services most suited for transferring data between branch offices, clients, or customer’s companies doesn’t remove the need to do so.
You can have the most expensive software in the world or the cheapest, both have the same value if your employees won’t use it.
Recently I needed to reduce the licenses we were consuming with a particular cloud service. I was told that a couple of Active Directory groups served as the service’s ACL. All the accounts in question were disabled but the disabled status didn’t synchronize to the cloud service provider. I needed to remove all disabled user […]
Do you need to know the last time a user logged on, or who created an AD account? As long as you have audit logging enabled, the data you are after is in the event logs of your domain controllers. The problem is, if you have more than one domain controller (you should) the record […]
As and Exchange Architect, I often get asked to report on who belongs to a particular distribution list. It is easy enough to open Outlook or ADUC and find the DL group and view the DL members. If your organization has Skype for Business you can also use it to view the membership of a […]
I was recently asked what tool would be best to report the number of items in, and the size of, every folder in a particular file share. As an IT Architect I have numerous tools at my disposal that would be able to acquire the data my business partner needed. A few lines of PowerShell […]