Active Directory

Windows Server 8 Beta Downloads and Documentation

March 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

Microsoft released a lot of documentation/downloads to go with the Windows Server 8 beta release of last week.  Here’s your chance to start learning and playing: Understand and Troubleshoot Virtualized Domain Controller (VDC) in Windows Server "8" Beta: Windows Server "8" [...]

Microsoft IT Environment Health Scanner

June 10, 2011 // 2 Comments

Credit to John McCabe for finding this useful looking tool.  “The Microsoft IT Environment Health Scanner is a diagnostic tool that is designed for administrators of small or medium-sized networks (recommended up to 20 servers and up to 500 client computers) who want to assess the overall [...]

More Microsoft Downloads to Consider

April 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

Windows Server 2008: Planning for Active Directory Forest Recovery “This guide contains best-practice recommendations for recovering an Active Directory forest, if forest-wide failure has rendered all domain controllers in the forest incapable of functioning normally”. iSCSI Initiator Users [...]

Mastering Hyper-V Deployment Excerpts

October 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

Sybex, the publisher of Mastering Hyper-V Deployment, have posted some excerpts from the book.  One of them is from Chapter 1, written by the excellent Patrick Lownds (Virtual Machine MVP from the UK).  As you’ll see from the table of contents, this book is laid out kind of like a Hyper-V [...]

User State Virtualization

July 31, 2010 // 2 Comments

What the hell is USV?  It’s simple; it’s using technologies to unbind user data from the PC.  You’re talking about features like roaming profiles, redirected folders and offline files. Believe it or not, most companies I encounter have not done this.  For them, a PC repair is [...]

Microsoft Active Directory Design Guide

March 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has published an Active Directory design guide.  “This guidance provides general recommendations for the design, deployment and management of an Active Directory environment in a healthcare organization according to current best practices. The purpose of this guidance is to [...]
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