Thomas Eck

Thomas Eck manages a production tools development team within the Perot Systems Financial Services Industry Group. He is an MCSE+Internet, an MCSD, an MCDBA, an ASE, and the author of Windows NT/2000: ADSI Scripting for System Administration (Macmillan Technical Publishing).

Articles by Thomas Eck
Sample Self-Service Account-Administration Application 8
Download and adapt this sample solution to increase efficiency and security in your enterprise.
Self-Service Account Administration 8
Use ADO, ADSI, and ASP to create a self-service application that can free up your IT staff members' time or increase Help desk security.
High-Security IIS Deployment
These free Microsoft tools can help you lockdown your IIS server.
Downloading the CAB File Through a Proxy Server
Hive_svc is a Visual Basic (VB) service that leverages the Microsoft Internet Transfer Control (ITC) to download the Microsoft compressed cabinet format (CAB) file automatically through a proxy server.
Automating Hotfixes 3
The Hotfix Identification and Verification Engine (HIVE) is a WSH application that lets you leverage Microsoft’s Hfnetchk command-line tool to not only identify vulnerable servers in your enterprise but also automatically apply necessary hotfixes.
Practical Usage of ADSI: Using IADsTools’ General Functions 2
The IADsTools.dll object in the Win2K Support Tools provides useful functions for working with ADSI, AD, and native LDAP namespaces.
Code Use with Objects Outside AD
Here’s some important information about the listings in “Practical Usage of ADSI: Advanced Techniques for Querying AD.”
Practical Usage of ADSI: Advanced Techniques for Querying AD
Learn how to use the IADs interface’s Schema property and the IADsPropertyList interface to display an object’s properties.
The Core of ADSI's Efficiency: The Property Cache
Find out why ADSI initially writes changes to the property cache rather than the underlying directory.
Practical Usage of ADSI: Server Consolidation 2
Migrating and consolidating data between servers can be a tedious and time-consuming task, especially in a large enterprise. Thomas Eck provides a scripted data-migration solution to make this task easier.
Using XCOPY /O to Copy Data and ACLs
Discover the perils and pitfalls of the XCOPY command with the /O switch.
Practical Usage of ADSI: Using COM Objects to Manage WTS Profile Paths, Part 2 6
Although you can’t use Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) to programmatically manipulate profile paths for Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition (WTS), you can create a COM object to manipulate them. This two-part series shows you how.
Practical Usage of ADSI: Using COM Objects to Manage WTS Profile Paths, Part 1
Although you can’t use Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) to programmatically manipulate profile paths for Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition (WTS), you can create a COM object to manipulate them. This two-part series shows you how.
Practical Usage of ADSI: Managing User Accounts in Win2K and NT 1
Issuing new user accounts typically involves many steps. You can use Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) to create a solution that not only reduces the tedium of this multistep task but also reduces the risk of errors.
Practical Usage of ADSI: Managing Service Account Passwords
If you don’t regularly change the passwords for privileged service accounts, you expose your firm to needless risk. By using the presented code, you can reduce this security risk as well as reduce the risk of downtime when changing these passwords.
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