Script to modify the defaultSecurityDescriptor attribute on the Group-Policy-Container schema class object

June 29, 2016

Last week I published an article about the changes in the behavior of Group Policy processing after the deployment of security update MS16-072 under KB3163622. It included a script to assist with the remediation of Group Policy permissions: Script to report on and remediate the Group Policy security change in MS16-072. Of course that’s not where it […]

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Script to report on and remediate the Group Policy security change in MS16-072

June 22, 2016

On June 14th 2016 Microsoft released security update MS16-072 under KB3163622 that changes the behavior of Group Policy processing so that user group policies are now retrieved by using the machine’s security context instead of the user’s security context. This is a by-design behavior change from Microsoft to protect computers from a security vulnerability. Update 23/06/2016: Microsoft […]

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Script to Create an Active Directory Schema Update Report

June 22, 2014

This PowerShell script was written by the awesome Ashley McGlone (AKA Goatee PFE) and published to the TechNet Script Center. It was also blogged on the Scriting Guy TechNet site. However, it did need some updates to keep up with the newer schema updates as well as adding the SCCM (ConfigMgr) versions. As Ashley has […]

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Active Directory Health Check, Audit and Remediation Scripts

May 15, 2014

I’ve been doing Active Directory work for many years and as such have a library of hundreds of scripts to assist with health checks, audits, and remediation tasks that I would like to share with the community. But it’s not just a case of providing a script that creates a CSV or screen output, etc, […]

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Creating a Message of the Day banner using a HTA

December 28, 2007

A customer asked me to assist with implementing a “Message of the Day” (MOTD) banner into their logon scripts. I had written one years ago that was part of a kix32 script, but found that it no longer worked with the wkix32 script processor. I guess that I could have debugged it and fixed it […]

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