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#Windows8 #ActiveDirectory What’s New

Posted by chrisbeams on September 14, 2011

Some interesting stuff but perhaps not the complete reworking that might haveĀ happened

What’s new in Windows Server 8 Active Directory

Virtual stuff should make people happy and looks like no excuse not toĀ virtualiseĀ anymore because of the USN roll back issue.

Going to post some more once i have had a chance to play.


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#Exchange2010 SP2 – Needs a #Schema Change

Posted by chrisbeams on May 18, 2011

Just seen that the exchange team have announced that Exchange 2010 SP2 will need a Schema Change šŸ˜¦

More details here – http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/05/17/announcing-exchange-2010-service-pack-2.aspx

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Active Directory Troubleshooting Survival Guide

Posted by chrisbeams on February 22, 2011

this looks interesting

“This pageĀ categorizes the Active Directory troubleshooting information that is spread all over the Internet, so you can get to resource you need to solve your specific issue.”

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/active-directory-troubleshooting-survival-guide.aspx

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#Lync Powershell Cheat Sheet

Posted by chrisbeams on February 16, 2011

From the powergui guys

http://powergui.org/entry.jspa?externalID=3091

looks pretty useful and Lync seems to be very popular at the moment.

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Kerberos and NTLM Accessing Resources

Posted by chrisbeams on February 16, 2011

Some more quality posts from MVP Jorge

http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/archive/2011/02/13/accessing-a-resource-with-the-kerberos-authentication-protocol.aspx

http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/archive/2011/02/13/accessing-a-resource-with-the-ntlm-authentication-protocol.aspx

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Hyper-V Remote Management Configuration Utility

Posted by chrisbeams on December 19, 2010

This tool is very useful for configuration of Hpyer V Remote Management. Allows workgroup client to attached to server for example.

Taken from the msdn site

  • HVRemote reduces the manual configuration steps needed for Hyper-V Remote Management down to a few simple commands.
  • HVRemote can diagnose common configuration errors.
  • HVRemote is locale neutral, although output is in English only.
  • HVRemote can configure all combinations of workgroup and domain joined clients and servers.
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    Active Directory to Active Directory synchronization. (Quick Connect Express for Active Directory)

    Posted by chrisbeams on December 13, 2010

    This looks pretty cool , its a free tool from Quest to sync AD to AD or AD to AD LDS

    http://www.quest.com/activeroles-server/quickconnect-express-for-active-directory.aspx

    I havent checked it out yet but looks good for UAT work etc.

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    Retiring Oclist.exe

    Posted by chrisbeams on October 29, 2010

    From the server core blog

    For those of you that used Server Core in Windows Server 2008 you may be familiar with the Oclist.exe tool. This tool was included in Server Core to provide a way to obtain aĀ list of roles and features on Server Core and their installation state. In Windows Server 2008 R2 a new tool, Dism.exe, was introduced for adding/removing roles and features and included the capability toĀ provide the list of roles and features as well asĀ installation state by running:

    Dism /online /get-features /format:table

    In the Server Core documentation we changed to using Dism.exe for Windows Server 2008 R2. Because Dism.exe is an integrated command lineĀ tool for all tasks related to optionalĀ roles and features and provides additional formating options for its output, in the next release we are planning to remove Oclist.exe from Server Core.

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    Windows Server Core Configurator V 2.0

    Posted by chrisbeams on July 30, 2010

    Just noticed this on Jorge’s blog and is something that i think helps ease the pain and concern around using Server Core. Basically its an enhanced version of the codeplex application for Windows 2008 R2 Server Core called Windows Server Core Configurator.

    You can manage computer settings, control panel settings etc from a GUI on a Server Core which has no GUI šŸ™‚

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    Test Post – From Blog

    Posted by chrisbeams on June 24, 2010

    Test content – confirming twitter feed

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