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Active Directory Weak Password Audit

Active Directory Password Audit for Geeks & Freaks

Humans, though they may be slow but they are expert at beating all kinds of smart systems eventually : ). IMO, users like to keep simple to remember and yet complex passwords. As a security ninja with star darts, of your organization, the last thing that you want to happen would be a user account getting compromised because he kept his password as “Password21”

You may have complex active directory password policy enabled along with minimum password length, bad password count, account lockout duration, and conservative security practices, etc. and yet you may fail Active Directory Password Audit for weak passwords.

This is where Active Directory audit for weak passwords helps and implement security measures that discourage or even disallow use of easily guessable complex passwords.

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Automatic Server Restart After Successful Patching

Often after monthly security and critical updates, a system requires a restart. System Configuration tools like SCCM provides a way to suppress the restart so that servers can be restarted in planned manner.

It would be completely fine to restart few handful of servers however, as the number increases it may become quite laborious to restart the servers manually.

My team was in similar situation where we have to restart some 40 – 50 odd servers.

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How to Connect to Office 365 using PowerShell

If you are working with Office 365 and often needs to connect to Office 365 PowerShell, the below PowerShell script might come handy.

The PowerShell script uses simple error handling techniques and it’s capable of connecting to Office 365 over the Proxy.

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Fix limited access and no internet connectivity in Windows 7

Ever seen “limited access and no internet connectivity” dialog box?

I noticed that we were getting “connection was unsuccessful and limited connectivity” message whenever we connect to wireless.

No matter which wireless network we tried, internal, external, home, 3G/4G, hotspot the problem remained.

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Step by Step: How to Export AWS EC2 Instances to Excel file

AWS [Amazon Web Services] provides compute, network, storage, and a lot of other cloud-based services.

We are using AWS EC2 instances to run custom, proprietary and infrastructure services.

If you have ever wonder, how easy, it is to export AWS EC2 Instances to Excel file… well, it’s as easy as copying and pasting.

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How to delete – Destination Path Too Long

Well, it’s fairly simple to delete files and folder with destination path too long and name. In windows world, you will act a little over smart and witty, map the path as mapped drive and delete the file/folder. But what if, you have a billion files (may be that’s little bit too much 🙂 ) that you need to remove, you can’t keep mapping the drive and deleting the files.

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