About AskDS

About AskDS

Welcome to the official Microsoft Enterprise Platforms Support Directory Services blog. We support Active Directory and its associated components - Group Policies, Certificate Services, DFS and Kerberos, to name but a few.

So why are we blogging?  We want to help advise our readers about Active Directory - whether they are our direct customers, admins who are new to AD, or anyone else who is just interested.  We also provide troubleshooting info, emerging issue info, and a way for you to ask MS support questions. 

We support:

  • AD Administration and Design
  • Domain Controllers and Global Catalogs
  • AD Replication (KCC, Sites, ISTG), Bridgeheads
  • LDAP
  • FSMO Roles
  • DCPROMO
  • AD Schema
  • AD Disaster Recovery
  • Trust Relationships and Federation
  • ADFS
  • Domain and Profile Migration (ADMT & USMT)
  • Certificate Services and Authorities
  • EFS
  • LSASS, KDC, & Winlogon
  • Kerberos, NTLM, and SChannel
  • File Replication (FRS & DFSR)
  • Distributed File System Namespaces (DFSN)
  • W32 Time Service
  • Permissions & Privileges
  • Auditing
  • Group Policy and Group Policy Preferences
  • AGPM
  • User Profiles, Roaming Profiles, Folder Redirection
  • Client Side Caching - Offline Files and Folders
  • Terminal Server Licensing
  • AppLocker
  • AD PowerShell
  • USMT