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  • Blog Post: SYSVOL migration from FRS to DFSR - Whitepaper Released

    Ned here. It's done, it's out, come get it, stop yelling at me! :-) SYSVOL Replication Migration Guide: FRS to DFS Replication (TechNet Version) SYSVOL Replication Migration Guide: FRS to DFS Replication (Word Doc Version) Be sure to also run through some of these (possibly) useful accompanying...
  • Blog Post: Verifying File Replication during the Windows Server 2008 DFSR SYSVOL Migration – Down and Dirty Style

    Hi, Ned here again. You’ve probably already started reading about how Windows Server 2008 now supports using Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) technology to synchronize SYSVOL. This means that the legacy File Replication Service (FRS) is no longer necessary and all the DFSR advantages...
  • Blog Post: Friday Mail Sack: I Have No Idea What to Call This Edition

    Hiya folks, Ned here with a slightly late Mail Sack coming your way. Today we discuss reading event logs, PowerShell, FSMO, DFSR, DFSN, GCs, virtualization, RDC, LDAP queries, DPM, SYSVOL migration, and Netmon. Do it. LogParser and Win2008 R2 security event logs DFS virtualization support...
  • Blog Post: DFSRMIG and the Connection Gremlin

    Ned here again. I recently came across a peculiar SYSVOL migration behavior with DFSR, and I thought I’d fill you in so you don’t chase your tail on this someday. The Scenario You can migrate Windows Server 2008 SYSVOL share from using legacy FRS to DFSR. You begin the migration by...
  • Blog Post: Friday Mail Sack: Peevish Nediquette Edition

    Hi folks, Ned here again. This week I talk about Vista’s hidden AD schema, SYSVOL migration mission control, kick-starting cached logon performance, USMT c'est la vie, foul-mouthed NetBIOS, DFSR do-over, and the usual random goo. What to do with a Version 39 (Vista Beta) AD Schema When...
  • Blog Post: Important DFSR SYSVOL migration KB's you should be reading

    Ned here (back from vacation, so don't worry - I'm getting to comments and emails as quickly as I can). If you are planning on doing a DFSR SYSVOL migration, please make sure you give the following KB's a thorough read before starting: SYSVOL migration to DFSR unnecessarily replicates or conflicts...
  • Blog Post: DFSR SYSVOL Migration FAQ: Useful trivia that may save your follicles

    Hi, Ned here again. Today I'm going to go through some well-hidden information on DFSR SYSVOL migration; hopefully this sticks in your brain and someday allows you to enjoy your weekend rather than spending it fighting issues. As you already know, Windows Server 2008 introduced the ability to...
  • Blog Post: The Case for Migrating SYSVOL to DFSR

    Hello folks, Ned here again. Recently I was asked to provide a technical assessment of the risks of continuing to use the File Replication Service (FRS) and the benefits of migrating to DFSR, all regarding SYSVOL on domain controllers. I thought I’d find a decent set of documentation on TechNet, polish...
  • Blog Post: RunAs Radio Interview (or: Hear Monkey Boy Speak!)

    Hi all, Ned here again. The wonderful folks at RunAs Radio recorded a 30-minute audio interview with yours truly a few weeks ago and it’s now available for streaming and download . RunAs Radio is a weekly Internet audio talk show for MS IT Pros and has been around for almost four years. With nearly...
  • Blog Post: Friday Mail Sack: “Who am I kidding, more like Monthly” Edition

    Hi folks, Ned here again with another tri-weekly Friday Mail Sack. This time we talk service auditing, trust creation, certificates and USMT, SYSVOL migration with RODCs, DFS stuff, RPC and firewalls, virtualization, and the zombie corpse of FRS. Shoot it in the head! Trusts prompting for credentials...