How to change user passwords in Active Directory

We often get asked how our self-service solution changes passwords on a user account in Active Directory. It’s a more interesting question than it sounds as there are many processes at work here, and many ways to do it.... Read More

Sync passwords between Active Directory domains

There are many reasons why you might want to sync a password between two Active Directory (AD) domains. We commonly see requests from customers who are looking at migrating their users from one domain to another. This could be... Read More

How to create a fine-grained password policy in AD

For the first 8 years of Active Directory, the only native way of having multiple password policies in your AD forest, was to have multiple domains. When Server 2008 arrived on the scene, Microsoft introduced the concept of Fine... Read More

Are my computers patched against Meltdown and Spectre?

Following the discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, we have had a number of enquiries from customers about tools that can identify affected machines in their environment. Microsoft has prepared a PowerShell script that can run on individual... Read More

Office 2016 Silent Install with Specops Deploy

In this blog post, I will walkthrough how you can silently install Microsoft Office 2016 on machines on your network using Specops Deploy / App. To get started, you will need to run the Office Customization Tool, and create... Read More