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  • Blog Post: Reminder: Windows 2000 Support ends July 13 (and other lifecycle stuff for 2003, XP, SfU)

    Ned here again. If you’ve been under a rock for the past year, here it is one more time: Windows 2000 support ends on July 13, 2010 That is just a week from now. For more info on how to upgrade, migrate, and otherwise remove the last traces of Win2000 from your environment, make sure...
  • Blog Post: FRS to DFSR Migration Tool Released

    Heya, Ned here again. I am out of my barrel and on the road again this week, coming to you live from Las Colinas Texas. As you may have noticed, I recently wrote a TechNet Whitepaper on how to migrate your old custom FRS data to DFSR. Hopefully that's been useful. In the meantime though, Mike Stephens...
  • Blog Post: Goodbye Windows 2000

    On April 9, 1999 the first Windows 2000 Active Directory domain went online in Redmond Washington. Microsoft’s first truly enterprise operating system had been born. After 11 years and countless follow-up OS versions, Windows 2000 retired today and it is no longer supported. It will live on only in our...
  • Blog Post: Friday Mail Sack – Tweener Clipart Comics Edition

    Hey folks, Ned here again. For those keeping score, you’ve probably noticed the full-on original article content has been a bit thin in the past few weeks. We have some stuff in the draft pipeline so hang in there. In the meantime, here’s a weeks worth of.. stuff. I like to move it, move...
  • Blog Post: What is the Impact of Upgrading the Domain or Forest Functional Level?

    Hello all, Jonathan here again. Today, I want to address a question that we see regularly. As customers upgrade Active Directory, and they inevitably reach the point where they are ready to change the Domain or Forest Functional Level, they sometimes become fraught. Why is this necessary? What does this...