My name is Shariq Sheikh and I go by ‘Rick’. As of May 2011, I am a Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft focusing on Active Directory with strong interest in learning PowerShell.

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2 thoughts on “Whoami

  1. Hey Shariq,

    I found your website blog posts on AD while doing a search this quiet Sunday afternoon.

    You really have a ton of info on AD! Nice!

    I work with Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP, and we run PolicyPak Software together.

    Based on what I see on your website, I thought PolicyPak might make an interesting blog entry for your readers.

    We can configure applications after software is installed on desktops, laptops and VDI machines. Interesting?

    We have a quick overview video here I think will give you the essentials:

    If you think this is a good idea, I can send you the bits and you can talk with Jeremy if you have technical questions during your writeup.

    What do you think?

    -Laura Rubinstein, PolicyPak Software

  2. Zulfi

    Hello Shariq,

    Thanks for such an informative website,

    My name is Zulfi and i am also verymuch into Directory services, these days i am concentrating on ADFS,FIM,MIIS, just wanted to know if there are any posts,topics or case study which you might want to share on these technologies..



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