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  • Blog Post: The Strange Case of Unenforced Password Complexity

    Hello everyone, David Everett and Scott Goad here to discuss a recent issue that we thought you might find interesting. We were working with a customer that was trying to implement password complexity, but they were not seeing the behavior that we would normally expect. The issue came about when trying...
  • 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: Temporary User Profiles and the Citrix ICA Client

    Howdy folks, Scott Goad again to talk about an issue that I thought you might find useful. I recently worked with a customer who opened a case for an intermittent profile issue. Windows XP workstations would not load the local profile, resulting in the user receiving a temporary profile. The issue...
  • 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: Windows Event Log Service is Not Starting… and my domain is down!

    Hi everybody, Scott Goad here to discuss an issue that I worked recently where the customer was unable to logon to the domain. The end result was a group policy preference setting, so enjoy the read. The issue occurred after a change was made to set a group policy preference item to change the clock...
  • Blog Post: Fail to log Security Settings from Default Domain Policy

    Hello everyone, Scott Goad here, and today I want to take a few minutes and talk about a recent case where we fail to log security settings from the Default Domain Policy. In this case, we had a small environment with 2 domain controllers, one holding all of the FSMO roles, the other a replica domain...