Creating Active Directory Departmental Security Groups to Randomly Add Test Users with PowerShell

In the previous example, which you can find here, I shared how to very quicky create 77 Active Directory test users based on the names of United States presidents and vice presidents. See the post: Creating Active Directory Test User Accounts with PowerShell In this post, I'll build upon the test environment previously created, showing how to very quickly create 55 Active Directory Security Groups based on common Corporate department names. Then, I'll take the 77 Active Directory test users previously created, and populate each of the groups with a random selection of 15 members per group. You can take [...]

Creating Active Directory Test User Accounts with PowerShell

Ever wanted to create a number of Active Directory test user accounts, but didn't want to use incrementing accounts like Test01, Test02, Test03, etc.? I've often used United States presidents and vice presidents for my test accounts. The usernames are far more interesting that way! For anyone who would like to do the same, I've created a very simple PowerShell script, that simply needs two lines modified at the top, to be reusable for other environments. Once run against Active Directory, you'll have 77 accounts that can be nested into groups or used for various testing functions. Check it [...]

Our Team at YOUNG TECHNOLOGIES is Growing! Meet Audrey Hodel (#YTFTE2) and Jonathan Newman (#YTFTE3) Our Team at YOUNG TECHNOLOGIES is Growing! Meet Audrey Hodel (#YTFTE2) and Jonathan Newman (#YTFTE3) Yes! I've finally done it! Hey everybody, this is Dane Young with YOUNGTECH. If you've been following me for any period of time, you may know that many of the clients and partners that I've been working with have have expressed a similar challenge. And that is the fact that I just don't have enough resources to address their demand. And many of my clients have been asking me: "Dane, when are you going to come up with a cloning machine to be able [...]

IT Departments Are Grievously Underprepared for Flexible Workstyle Demands Caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisement

Just stop reading now. There I said it. If anything I write in this blog post seems unwarranted, sensational or without logical reason, you have my permission to go about your business as usual. However, if this post resonates with you, share on social media to spread the word on how we (the community) can all help weather this phenomenon. My friends know that I am not one for sensationalism, click bait, or media induced fear mongering. Due to many personal events in my life, I know first hand how contagious fear can be, and that widespread panic does very [...]

New Community Event Just Announced! EUC Masters One Day @ Citrix Synergy 2020!

EUC MASTERS ONE DAY @ SYNERGY!  SUNDAY, MAY 17TH IN ORLANDO! A vendor independent UNCONFERENCE style event brought to you by the creators of the EUC Masters Retreat! Space limited to the first 100 registrants to keep costs low, and due to venue constraints $95 to Reserve Your Spot Today! * *Offered at the lowest possible cost, subsidized by sponsors. Strictly to cover venue fees for 8AM-4PM, breakfast and lunch included Logistics, venue details, and agenda to follow, once registration has been submitted Want to learn more about what the EUC Masters Retreat is all about? Watch this special EUC [...]

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IGEL #DisruptNashville 2020 Session Recorded on Jan 29th! Lessons Learned from a 30K User Horizon RDSH and VDI Deployment Taking the Plunge at Scale with VMware Horizon, NVIDIA and IGEL Very large environments are those that can gain the most value from a virtual app and desktop deployment, benefiting from simplified management, improving ROI, and enhancing end user compute security and compliance. But they can also be the most daunting to design and implement. What if your task was to design and implement a 30,000 user VMware Horizon Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment? Where would you start and how would you avoid common pitfalls and obstacles? In my upcoming DISRUPT 2020 Nashville [...]

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