This weeks challenge

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This week at work has brought with it a bit of a fresh challenge. As anyone working on large networks will be aware maintaining user accounts and security groups comes with its pitfalls.

To try and iron out some of the challenges we face I’m currently in the process of building a .Net app. Which uses the System.Directory.AccountManagement, along with several other built in functions (to be detailed later) to automate a large part of our day to day management.

As many of you will know I’m a big fan of automation, and not to do anyone out of a job.. But to free up staff to work on more pressing matters. An anyway, who wants to have to deal with 550+ security groups when maintaining AD users.

The project has taught me a lot about the frameworks. Some of which ill be building code snippets from, so watch this space!

Mike Hudson

Mike Hudson is a Infrastructure Analyst living and working in Kingston Upon Hull. With extensive experience in Microsoft and Apple technologies, ranging from desktop OS’s to Server OS’s and hardware. By day working as part of an infrastructure team, and by night ridding the world of IT issues through blog posts..

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