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    • 21 Jun 2017

    Active Directory management – Restoring deleted objects with IT Security Search

    Active Directory management is usually straightforward, but on the days when it isn’t, you may need to restore a deleted AD user. Did you see my previous post, about removing all access, groups and permissions of former employees from servers, groups and AD? That makes it easy to delete objects, but what happens when you make a mistake? Suppose HR tells you that Jeffrey Lebowski has left the company, and that...
    • 21 Jun 2017

    Foglight Dashboard for Web Transactions

    Wondering where to find the Webmonitor metrics for use on a custom dashboard? You will find them on the Data tab, but there is no pre-defined category for them. Start by checking the "show all" box, and then expand Services and All Model Ro...
    • 21 Jun 2017

    Microsoft Inspire Tip of the Day: Visit Quest at Booth #1309

    My feet hurt. I’m tired of wandering the floor. Who’s got the best giveaways and Microsoft expertise at Inspire? We don’t want to toot our own horn, but…toot, toot! Our giveaways are on point! We’re talking absurd amo...
    • 20 Jun 2017

    Group By - Not Just a SQL Clause

    Foglight has many dashboards that you can give users access to. The Databases dashboard has built-in user access control to limit access to only the instances that a Foglight administrator grants. I had a customer ask if there was an easier way to limit access to their instances. They were mapping each Foglight user to individual instances. This is an ok practice if you've got a small number of instances and users...
    • 20 Jun 2017

    Windows reporting and deep dives into your environment with IT Security Search

    “Can you run a Windows report on Edgar Mann for security purposes? We need to know about his access, groups and permissions.” Do you ever get requests like that from HR? It’s gratifying to play a role in buttoning down your organization, isn’t it? At least, it’s gratifying if you can run that Windows report without spending your entire day on it. Even though the search is limited to Windows...