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  • Blog Post: New Directory Services KB Articles/Blogs 2/21-2/27

    KB 976264 Application Compatibility Update for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2: February 2010 978277 Error message when you try to change a password on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2: "The specified account does not exist"...
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services Content 7/25-7/31

    KB Articles Number Title 2253680 Crypt32 8 events continuously reported on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, or Windows XP Blogs Post-Graduate AD Studies - Ned Pyle Friday Mail Sack: Newfie from the Grave Edition - Ned Pyle Parsing an AuditPol.exe Report with Windows PowerShell 2.0 More powershell...
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services KB Articles/Blogs 2/14-2/20

    KB 979231 Memory usage keeps increasing if Schannel authentication is used after the update 968389 is installed in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008 979646 Some folders or some files are unexpectedly deleted on the upstream server after you restart the DFS Replication service 979389 An event subscription...
  • Blog Post: Working with Certificates in Active Directory PowerShell

    http://blogs.msdn.com/adpowershell/archive/2009/04/26/working-with-certificates.aspx
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services related content 9/12–9/18

    KB Articles Article ID Title 2021766 Windows Server 2008 R2 Outbound trusts with Windows NT 4.0 domains do not validate or function correctly 2002584 Unable to select DNS Server role when adding a domain controller into an existing Active Directory domain 2028835 Windows 7 RSAT: Multiple tabs are missing...
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services Content 5/23-5/29

    KB 983456 SMTP configuration options are reset in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2, after you install the MS10-024 update (976323) 981482 In Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 environment, if the network environment is set to enable Delay ACK and...
  • Blog Post: Command line guide for Server Core

    Here is a nice primer on commonly used commands for Server Core . http://bsonposh.com/archives/710 Be sure to check out our previous posts involving Server Core. http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/tags/Core/default.aspx
  • Blog Post: Printing and Active Directory

    Some concepts and troubleshooting methods regarding printing and Active Directory from our friends over at AskPerf. http://blogs.technet.com/askperf/archive/2009/05/05/printing-and-active-directory.aspx
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services KB Articles/Blogs 12/20-1/2

    KB 974841 An update is available for Windows XP to support protocol negotiation for remote procedure call (RPC) over HTTP Authentication 958147 The Member ID field is logged incorrectly in the audit event on a Windows Server 2003 domain controller if you add a user of a different domain to a universal...
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services Content 5/16-5/22

    KB 983254 The first data point that is in a Performance Monitor log .csv file may be a larger number than expected in a Windows Server 2003-based domain Blogs File Services management pack has been released ADFS/SharePoint webcast w/Brjann Brekkan Group Policy Setting of the Week 26 – Do not automatically...
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services KB Articles/Blogs 10/4-10/10

    KB 976235 You receive an error message that contains the event ID 11 error code when you try to update your Windows Vista-based computer by using Windows Update or Microsoft Update 973780 Some TCP connections between an NLB server that is running Windows Server 2008 and its clients are broken after the...
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services KB Articles/Blogs 10/25-10/31

    KB 975830 The memory usage of the Dns.exe process keeps increasing after you install hotfix 941672 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 SP2 and that has the DNS server role installed 972622 The Active Directory Application Mode index may become corrupted if you search the instance by using...
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services KB Articles/Blog Posts 6/7-6/13

    I had started posting some of the interesting Directory Services-related posts from other blogs, but I figure it makes more sense to aggregate them in this weekly new KB articles posting. That way I won’t be muddying up people’s RSS feeds with reposts, since some of you subscribe to many of the blogs...
  • Blog Post: CRM and Kerberos

    Ned here again. Are you using MS Dynamics CRM? Be sure to check this excellent blog post from our colleagues Jeremy Morlock and Henning Petersen on how CRM uses Service Principal Names and what you need to get it all working: http://blogs.msdn.com/crm/archive/2009/08/06/configuring-service-principal...
  • Blog Post: If you use Symantec Products, Read Me

    Ned here again, with a public service announcement similar to the previous one we did for RSA as it implicitly affects so many Microsoft customers. Symantec has announced: Symantec can confirm that a segment of its source code has been accessed. Upon investigation of the claims made by Anonymous...
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services KB Articles/Blogs 8/2-8/8

    KB 973573 Services that are running under the Network Service account cannot access the \?? namespace after security update MS09-012 (956572) is installed 970176 A Windows Server 2003 SP2-based DNS server does not route a name resolution request to the expected DNS...
  • Blog Post: The Windows Server division wants your feedback

    Ned here. The Windows Server division is looking for your feedback. A snippet from their post: From our research we have identified 5 areas where our customers have expressed increased concerns: Enabling an increasingly mobile workforce Working within the constraints of tightening...
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services KB Articles/Blogs 8/16-8/22

    KB 974716 How to set up kernel debugging information in Vista/Win2008 at boot time 973624 After you use a smart card to log on to a computer that is running Windows XP, Digest authentication fails 974815 A local group cannot be found if it is nested...
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services Content 7/18-7/24

    Sorry we weren’t able to get you this content reporting for a bit. We changed over to a new publishing system internally and it took some time to get the reporting updated. KB Number Title 2266373 ADMT 3.2 installation incomplete, MMC console error "cannot open database 'ADMT' requested by the login"...
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services KB Articles/Blogs 7/5-7/11

    KB Articles 950836 You encounter poor performance when you use the SMB 2.0 protocol to perform network-related operations, such as ADMT migration, on computers that are running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista 972105 SYSVOL migration to DFSR unnecessarily replicates or conflicts files in Windows...
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services KB Articles/Blogs 3/28-4/3

    KB 979751 A domain user account that has a blank password cannot be used to authenticate against Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 or against Windows Live SkyDrive Blogs Best practices around Active Directory Authoritative Restores in Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Tuning replication performance in DFSR...
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services KB Articles/Blogs 1/31-2/6

    KB No new DS-related KBs this week. Blogs Friday Mail Sack – First Attempt Edition Inventorying Computers with AD PowerShell Categorizing LDAP searches - inefficient vs. expensive? What GP-settings should I roll out in my environment? Announcing the Remote Desktop Protocol Performance Improvements in...
  • Blog Post: Shipped it

    Windows 8 RTM Windows Server 2012 RTM IT Pros Store Build Dates Prizes - Ned "terse" Pyle
  • Blog Post: New Directory Services KB Articles/Blogs 2/7-2/13

    KB No new Directory Services-related KB articles this week. Blogs Strict Replication Consistency - Myth versus Reality Friday Mail Sack – Not USMT Edition USMT, OST, and PST USMT Custom XML the Free and Easy Way How to get more Infrastructure Masters in your domain? AdFind V01.41.00 and AdMod V01.12...
  • 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...