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  • Blog Post: “Configure slow-link mode” policy on Vista for Offline Files

    Hi, Gary from DS here and I am going to discuss the “Configure slow-link mode” policy on Vista with Offline Files. How is slow link determined by Windows Vista? Offline Files measures the speed of a link based on the packet latency between the client and the target server. This is reported...
  • Blog Post: Slow-Link with Windows 7 and DFS Namespaces

    Hey there, Gary here, and it has been a while since there has been a blog post relating to Offline Files and Slow-link. A couple of years ago I wrote a one in relation to Vista and the slow-link mode policy that still applies to Windows 7; here is the link: “Configure slow-link mode” policy...
  • Blog Post: LINKS! USMT 4 forgot my LINKS!!

    Gary here, and in this post I am going to talk about USMT and the Links folder not migrating from Vista or Windows 7. This folder is new starting with Vista so it would not be an issue coming from XP to the higher versions of Windows. In case you are wondering what the Links folder is, it is the Favorite...
  • Blog Post: “Lag site” or “hot site” (aka delayed replication) for Active Directory Disaster Recovery support

    Hi, Gary from Directory Services here and I’m going to talk today about the concept of “lag sites” or “hot sites” as a recovery strategy. I recently had a case where the customer asked if the replication interval for a site link could be set higher than 10,080 minutes (7...
  • 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: Managing the Recycle bin with Redirected Folders with Vista or Windows 7

    Hi, Gary here, and I have been seeing a few more questions regarding the recycle bin on redirected folders . With the advent of Windows Vista there was a change in redirected folders and the support for the Recycle bin. Now each redirected folder has a Recycle Bin associated with it. Windows XP only...