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  • Blog Post: Friday Mail Sack: Guest Reply Edition

    Hi folks, Ned here again. This week we talk: CA migration from 1 to 2 tier ADAM/ADLDS P2V ABC 123 Managing AGPM security filters Multiple IIS App pools and Kerberos AGPM multi-domain comparison ADUC domain password weirdness DFSR deletion conflict handling Stale account deletion...
  • Blog Post: ADAMSync + (AD Recycle Bin OR searchFlags) = "FUN"

    Hello again ADAMSyncers! Kim Nichols here again with what promises to be a fun and exciting mystery solving adventure on the joys of ADAMSync and AD Recycle Bin (ADRB) for AD LDS. The goal of this post is two-fold: Explain AD Recycle Bin for AD LDS and how to enable it Highlight an issue that...
  • Blog Post: What the heck does /genmigxml do?

    Hello guys and gals, Kim Nichols here with my first AskDS post. While deciding on a title, I did a quick search on the word "heck" on our AskDS blog to see if Ned was going to give me any grief. Apparently, we " heck " a lot around here, so I guess it's all good. :-) I'm hoping to...
  • Blog Post: Back to the Loopback: Troubleshooting Group Policy loopback processing, Part 2

    Welcome back! Kim Nichols here once again with the much anticipated Part 2 to Circle Back to Loopback . Thanks for all the comments and feedback on Part 1. For those of you joining us a little late in the game, you'll want to check out Part 1: Circle Back to Loopback before reading further. In my...
  • Blog Post: Circle Back to Loopback

    Hello again! Kim Nichols here again. For this post, I'm taking a break from the AD LDS discussions (hold your applause until the end) and going back to a topic near and dear to my heart - Group Policy loopback processing. Loopback processing is not a new concept to Group Policy, but it still causes...
  • Blog Post: ADAMSync 101

    Hi Everyone, Kim Nichols here again, and this time I have an introduction to ADAMSync. I take a lot of cases on ADAM and AD LDS and have seen a number of problems arise from less than optimally configured ADAMSync XML files. There are many sources of information on ADAM/AD LDS and ADAMSync (I'll include...
  • Blog Post: One of us: What it was like to interview for a support role at Microsoft

    Hello, Kim here again. We get many questions about what to expect when interviewing at Microsoft. I’m coming up on my two year anniversary at Microsoft and I thought I would share my experience in the hope that it might help you if you are interested in applying to Microsoft Support ; if nothing else...