Active Directory Replication: The active Directory property cannot be found in the cache

Last night I came across a problem with AD that I have never seen before. Normally, Active Directory Domain Services is an extremely robust application that will continue to work, regardless of not implementing best practices, or misconfiguration. However, I promoted a new domain controller and was surprised to see that it was not able…

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“Access is denied” When Attempting to Delete a Dynamic Distribution Group

You may receive the error below when attempting to delete a dynamic distribution group. To resolve this, open ADUC and show advanced features (Click View > Advanced Features). Then find the object for the dynamic distribution group and open the properties window. Browse to the “Object” tab and uncheck the “Protect object from accidental deletion”…

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Powershell: SID to Username

#Returns a username based on a SID#Author: Ryan Nemeth#Date: 12/2/2014 $SID = read-host “Please enter the SID: “$object = New-Object System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier($SID)$User = $object.Translate( [System.Security.Principal.NTAccount])write-host “The user is: ” $User.Value