Specops Software Blog

Password Strength Meters – more harm than good?

Fact one, passwords are here to stay, at least for the near future. Fact two, users have not gotten any better at making them stronger, or using additional factors during authentication. To help users with this seemingly impossible task,... Read More

How things work: Group Policy Processing

I have recently seen an error message appear during the first logon following a Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Below is information on how the problem manifests itself, the underlying technology (hardcore Group Policy knowledge) and how to work around... Read More

Enable .Net in your client OS

.NET is a programming framework created by Microsoft that developers can use to easily create applications. .Net applications are commonly used by desktop and web services. The .Net framework must be installed on your client machine in order to... Read More

Windows 10 Capture: considerations for best practice

In this blog post, we will provide some best practice considerations when creating a Windows 10 image with Specops Deploy. We will walk-through the process using Specops Deploy, and include some terminology to help you follow along. First, you... Read More

License import errors in Specops Password Policy

Following a Specops Password Policy installation (and in some cases an upgrade), you will need to import your license. The process is pretty seamless, but there are some errors you may encounter. In this blog post, we’ll walk through... Read More

Free tool identifies AD password security weaknesses

Specops Password Auditor allows organizations to take stock of current Active Directory password policies and other security-related vulnerabilities. Scans Active Directory Identifies stale admin and user accounts Checks password policy strength and compliance Easy to export reports Free download... Read More