KnowledgeBase: The Active Directory Administrative Center crashes in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

The Active Directory Administrative Center (dsac.exe) offers a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for many of the features added to Active Directory in recent years, like Dynamic Access Control, Authentication Policies and Authentication Policy Silos. Unfortunately, last year, a couple of bugs were found. Luckily, they got squashed.   The situation The Active Directory Administrative Center … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: The Active Directory Administrative Center crashes in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2"

Why I don’t like the Quest Active Directory PowerShell Cmdlets

Many Active Directory admins use and like the Quest Active Directory PowerShell Cmdlets, that are part of the free ActiveRoles Management Shell for Active Directory. They have been freely available since 2007 and have been the long trusted scripting companion for many. I am not one of them. It’s nothing personal. Let me explain.   … Continue reading "Why I don’t like the Quest Active Directory PowerShell Cmdlets"

From the Field: the Case of Display Issues (garbled or missing Text) in Active Directory Administrative Center

I’ve been working with Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC) for a while now, but didn’t have time to look at Delegation of Control lately. Yesterday I finally came round to configuring it and was baffled by a serious issue