How to deal with AD Objects left in default Computers container

Everywhere I have worked, we had the same cultural problem where people leave AD computer objects in the default Computers container. Everyone from desktop support to server engineers to storage engineers. This is because when you join a computer (or service - i.e. NAS) to the domain, unless the object is staged, the object will … Continue reading How to deal with AD Objects left in default Computers container

Test-NetConnection – excellent replacement for Telnet, Ping and Tracert Testing

Microsoft continues to add functionality to PowerShell, however unless you specifically keep up with PowerShell, you're unlikely to realize what these updates are and how convenient they make life (compared to the previous/status quo). When testing TCP port connection, most people think immediately of telnet. While it works OK to let you know if a … Continue reading Test-NetConnection – excellent replacement for Telnet, Ping and Tracert Testing

Why you should never use Microsoft DHCP SuperScopes

Recently, I had to troubleshoot an issue where users moving between floors with different subnets/vlans were not getting the correct LAN IP address (i.e. first floor was 192.168.1.0/24 and second was 192.168.2.0/24). Verified the network devices had IP Helpers, even temporarily disabled DHCP failover (2012R2+ feature) to rule that out - nothing. Whenever the machine … Continue reading Why you should never use Microsoft DHCP SuperScopes