Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Finding Disabled User Accounts on Active Directory

For working purposes I needed to find all user accounts disabled on our domain and move them to a different Organizational Unit (OU).

To do that without scripting and simply using MMC, follow this tips:

  • Open your MMC
  • Navigate to Active Directory Users and Computers
  • Select View -> Filter Options
  • Then select Create Custom Filter and click Customize
  • Select the tab Advanced
  • For the LDAP query, type useraccountcontrol:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2

  • Click OK and OK again
The MMC will refresh and now for every OU with user accounts (objects) you'll only see the Disabled User Accounts.
To disable the filter just click agar in View -> Filter Options and select the option "Show all types of objects"

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Steve Ballmer e-mails all Microsoft employees about the new CEO

Also today, with all the buzz around the new Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer (the former CEO) sent an e-mail to all Microsoft employees:
Steve Ballmer - Satya Nadella - Microsoft's New CEO

Satya Nadella - First e-mail to all Microsoft employees

After the official announcement has the new Microsoft CEO, here's the public e-mail sent from him to all Microsoft employees:
Satya Nadella - New Microsoft CEO

Satya Nadella it's now official!

After a lot of speculation, Satya Nadella was today announced officially as the new Microsoft CEO and succeeds to historical Steve Balmer.
Satya, 46 years old was born on India and was until today responsible for Microsoft's Cloud Services.

Here's the official Microsoft News:
Microsoft News - CEO