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Domain Census Script

12 November 2012

script.gif This script uses a text document with a list of domain computers (defined under INPUT_FILE_NAME) to conduct a Census remotely that captures in a CSV (OUTPUT_FILE_NAME) the Computer name, image Date, Model, Serial Number, Hard Drive Serial Number, Antivirus version (McAfee), Last user on the machine, and the IP address. An example input and output file is attached.

H Drive Mapper

12 November 2012

script.gif Problem: The way we were mapping people to their Home drives (h drives) was through active directory (the 'Profile-Home Folder-Local path' option). When we migrated to a new server, we needed to change the server to the new server in ADUC A little while after that, we decided to start mapping people to their home drive via VBscript rather than through ADUC. In order to be successful, we needed to clear the local path string in ADUC and assign the script via GPO to each users logon script. Problem was no one wanted to waste 10 hours getting carpal tunnel. removing these values manually. To further complicate the problem, our VBScript mapped the home folder using the %username%, some of which were changed since the folder was created. This meant that for those select users, the script would not work.
Solution: We created a script that would change the 'local path' value to the new server. Later, we created one that would clear out all the 'local path' values of a defined OU. To rename the folder to the current username, we created another script that would scan each folder, look at the usernames that have permissions, ignore usernames that it was defined to ignore, then if it found a username that it was not told to ignore and found that it did not match the folder name, it would prompt the admin to change the folder name to the current user name. Wicked, ain't it? Attached file has all necessary scripts to do what was just described.

Tactical Tech Admin Kit

12 November 2012

A traveling Administrator/ Technician requires a certain level of technical tools to get the job done. This fly away kit has everything a Tech needs to complete the IT mission when called out to a remote location.
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Using Group Policy features across forests:

12 November 2012

Using Group Policy features across forests: Problem: User from a trusted forest is logging into a computer on another forest, but the user policy defined for the user in the trusted forest (in this case a logon script) are not being implemented. Follow Link For more Info
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