Google Password Synchronization (GAPS)- Gotchas

We recently implemented Google’s Account Password Synchronization (GAPS) 1.1 into our environment. If you are not familiar with the product, it synchronizes passwords changed within Active Directory and a particular domain controller, over to the Google Apps directory on the cloud. This allows our users to use their AD passwords to access their Google Mail with mobile devices leveraging one single password.  Continue reading

How to Create a WinPE 3.1 Boot Image & Import it to SCCM 2012R2

Microsoft’s SCCM 2012R2 comes with WinPE5.0 by default and due to compatibility issues with Windows XP with that version I have proceeded to utilize WinPE3.1. To get WinPE 3.1’s image imported onto the SCCM2012R2 environment several steps had to be taken to extract the file and import the appropriate drivers before being able to re-import it back into SCCM.

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Folder Redirection – Files Not Cached

Folder Redirection once thought as the holy grail of user data controls from a Windows point of view, once labeled as the solution to all SYS admin problems with roaming profiles. It may not solve all of our problems, but it does provide sys admins with more robust and flexible means of controlling users data.

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Active Directory – New Objects E-mail Report

Ever wondered if you could get daily reports of new objects that have joined the domain? If so you are in luck, there is a script I was able to obtain from ScriptVault sometime ago that will do basic reporting in a whole new level. I was initially intrigued by the description I knew it had to be something interested, so I proceeded to read through it before testing it out. Several modifications will need to be made so it can fully function in each domain, but once it’s ready it will run without any hiccups. The script will report on all objects created in Active Directory over the past day and email an HTML formatted report.

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