Password not required, wait, what??

Edit September 4 2015, added link to useraccountcontrol explanation. Thanks Richard Stebbings for the URL!

Every once in a while we take a look at out Active Directory and do checks, a lot checks. One of these checks consists of investigating the UserAccountControl attribute value on the user accounts. As it turns out you can get some unexpected results when running these checks.

First of all, let’s take a look at the UserAccountControl attribute itself. Many of you probably know UserAccountControl as the pop-up screen on windows that was introduced with Windows Vista. Well, this is something different. Continue reading