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  • Blog Post: ADWS has been released for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003

    Ned here. The beta is over, and the new AD Web Service service introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 has been released to the world for downlevel OS's. ADWS allows AD PowerShell to connect to domain controllers and do... work. It also allows the new AD Administration Center - which is a kissing cousin...
  • Blog Post: Friday Mail Sack – While the Ned’s Away Edition

    Hello Internet! Last week, Ned said there wouldn’t be a Mail Sack this week because he was going to be out of town. Well, the DS team was sitting around during our “Ned is out of our hair for a few days” party and we decided that since this is a Team Blog after all, we’d go ahead...
  • Blog Post: Friday Mail Sack: Mostly Edge Case Edition

    Hello all, Ned here again with this week’s conversations between AskDS and the rest of the world. Today we talk Security, ADWS, FSMO upgrades, USMT, and why “Web 2.0 Internet” is still a poisonous wasteland of gross. Let’s do it to it. Security "compliance" and recommendations...
  • Blog Post: Fun with the AD Administrative Center

    Hi folks, Ned here again. We introduced the AD Administrative Center in Windows Server 2008 R2 to much fanfare. Wait, I mean we told no one and for good measure, we left the old AD Users and Computers tool in-place. Then we continued referencing it in all our documentation. And people say we're a marketing...