Darren James is a Senior Product Manager at Specops Software, an Outpost24 company. Darren is a seasoned cybersecurity professional with more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He has worked as a consultant across various organizations and sectors, including central and local governments, retail and energy. His areas of specialization include identity and access management, Active Directory, and Azure AD. Darren has been with Specops Software for more than 12 years and brings his expertise to the support and development of world-class password security and authentication solutions.
Articles written by Darren James
Copying data from one attribute to another attribute in Active Directory
We often have customers that want to allow their users to use their mobile device as an identity service for our self-service solutions. By default, we use the ‘mobile’ attribute in AD as it automatically enrolls a user into the…Read More
Custom ADMX templates for the Specops Authentication Client with Specops Password Reset
One of the great things about Specops Software solutions is that they are designed to require as little installation effort as possible. This means that our customers can get a system up and running very quickly, usually zero impact on…Read More
Windows error code 0x800708c5 when resetting a password using ADUC
We recently had a case where a customer saw the following unfriendly message during an administrator password reset against a user. The administrator performed the same reset from another DC in his environment (the same password against the same user),…Read More
Confessions of an IT admin – O365 implementation experience
For its average user, over a 100 million of them, O365 equals seamless access to corporate data, and a ton of apps. For the IT administrator, it is a bigger attack surface, added complexities, and of course, a few surprises…Read More
How to create a fine-grained password policy in AD
For the first eight years of Active Directory, the only native way of having multiple password policies in your AD forest, was to have multiple domains. When Windows Server 2008 arrived on the scene, Microsoft introduced the concept of fine-grained…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 machines,…Read More
“Untrusted Connection” error in Firefox & Intermediate Certificates
There are many reasons why you may see an SSL error, some of which will vary by browser. Even if the SSL certificate is installed correctly, you are not necessarily in the clear. One of our password reset customers experienced…Read More