Copying AD user group membership with dsquery and dsmod

22 בדצמבר 2006

  A question was asked at Daniel Petri's forums about copying AD user's group membership using dsquery/dsmod tools. Having some spare time I have written a batch script that does just that - looks at memberOf attribute of source user account and joins the target account to those groups. Important: if the source account is a member in a group that resides in another forest or the group is of Domain Local type, the fact is not reflected in the memberOf attribute and membership in those group will not be copied between accounts. The script is mosly usefull in single domain...
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Summer clock (Daylight Savings Time or DST) in Israel for 2007

17 בדצמבר 2006

I have been fighting this one for several years. Because of the way the daylight savings start and end time were determined in Israel till not long ago, the operating systems that came out of Microsoft's playground do not contain the settings required for configuring summer clock for Israel. If you are looking for more details, you can take a look at my article for year 2005 at Daniel Petri's website and Daniel's excellent followup in 2006 - both articles were written in order to help system administrators to cope with the process of updating the client computers...
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