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  • Blog Post: New KB articles December 22-28

    Hi, Craig here. We are going to be posting the new KB articles that relate to Directory Services . Here are the ones published between Dec. 22-28. For the most part the articles will be for components that our group supports, but we'll also throw in ones that are related to networking, administration...
  • Blog Post: AskDS is 0.03 Centuries Old Today

    Three years ago today the AskDS site published its first post and had its first commenter . In the meantime we’ve created 455 articles and we’re now ranked 6th in all of TechNet’s blogs, behind AskPerf , Office2010 , MarkRussinovich , SBS , and HeyScriptingGuy . That’s a pretty amazing group to be lumped...
  • Blog Post: A test case for troubleshooting group policy application – Event ID 1085 and 7016

    Craig here again. Let’s take a look at a specific flavor of 1085 event, and its equivalent on Vista/2008, event 7016. The 1085 would show up in the Application log on XP/2003. The 7016 would show up in the Group Policy operational log on Vista/2008 (Event Viewer\Applications and Services Logs\Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Which KB articles resolve the most Directory Services issues?

    Hi, Craig here. It can be frustrating to call support only to have your issue resolved by an article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base. Sometimes you are just happy to get the problem solved, but most people prefer to solve something themselves and avoid calling support. So it may be interesting to know...
  • Blog Post: AskDS is 12,614,400,000,000,000 shakes old

    It’s been four years and 591 posts since AskDS reached critical mass. You’d hope our party would look like this:  But it’s more likely to be: Without you, we’d be another of those sites that glow red hot, go supernova, then collapse into a white dwarf . We really appreciate your comments, questions...
  • Blog Post: Directory Services Debug Logging Primer

    Craig here. In Directory Services we support a whole bunch of components which each have their own debug logging. A while back I pulled together all the information from various KB and TechNet articles and distilled it into a concise list of how logging is enabled for each component we support. I cleaned...