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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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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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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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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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Exchange Schema – What gets changed?

Posted by chrisbeams on May 20, 2010

Nice document from MS

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3D44DE93-3F21-44D0-A0A1-35FF5DBABD0B&displaylang=en

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You do not have permission to modify the group

Posted by chrisbeams on May 8, 2010

Seen this one a few times, seems to be a bug in the windows 2008r2 tools, you get it when you attempt to add to a group you dont have permission on.. looks like japanese characters

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why migrate sysvol to dfsr

Posted by chrisbeams on April 22, 2010

http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2010/04/22/the-case-for-migrating-sysvol-to-dfsr.aspx

Good article on why you would want to migrate Sysvol to dfsr from frs.

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AD Documentation Blog

Posted by chrisbeams on April 3, 2010

New blog ( to me ) to follow with some good links to AD Documentation.
http://blogs.technet.com/activedirectoryua/default.aspx

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