Setting up Wireless 802.1x with Windows Server 2008 and NPS

Filed Under (Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 25-11-2010

Setting up a more advanced Wireless network within a business, school or other large organization network quickly brings you to use 802.1x for security reasons, allowing you to connect to a LDAP, RADIUS or Active Directory (AD) service. My brand new wireless network, consisting of a Ruckus ZoneDirector 1006 and five Ruckus 7363 Access Points was going to be connected to our Windows 2008 Server using Network Policy Services (NPS). Users connecting to this network have to be registered in the AD and be able to use that account to connect to the Wireless network. I know PSK/Certificate based solutions are offered too, even with the Ruckus product itself, but this is what we decided upon.
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Which account is locked or disabled today?

Filed Under (Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 03-12-2008

In an earlier post a script was published which automatically sends users a warning message/mail when their password is about to expire.

A more simple approach would be to scan the AD for disabled and locked accounts manually or at a set interval, say each morning.

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Exporting User account information from AD to Excel

Filed Under (Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 13-06-2008

Our Active directory is, like with many other, the source of user information. You should think of address information, function/department. Every now and then the account information is verified and when in doubt, discussed. Having the information in a human readable form, such as an Excel sheet, makes it so much easier. The script below will export all user info from the Active Directory to an Excel sheet. Just run from a computer connected to the your domain with a user that is allowed to query the AD and watch the magic (gives me a smile every time is see it run).

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