Microsoft's official enterprise support blog for AD DS and more
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)
In Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 environment, if the network environment is set to enable Delay ACK and storage is connected with iSCSI, an iScsiPrt error is output to the System Event Log when a general operation is executed
Designing and Implementing a PKI: Part III Certificate Templates
FRS to DFSR Migration Tool Released
Enabling CEP and CES for enrolling non-domain joined computers for certificates
Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: Using the Get-ACL Cmdlet to Show Inherited Permissions on Registry Keys
Offline Folders and Folder Redirection with Anjli
Interview on Identity and the Cloud
Group Policy Setting of the week 26 – Do not allow Windows Messenger to be Run
Windows Server 2008 R2 Netsh Technical Ref – now available for download
Inside the new PowerShell 2.0 commands for Active Directory
Federation Trust Partner Certificates
Kim Cameron on Identity, Federation and the Cloud
How to apply a Group Policy Object to individual users or computer
Transitioning your Active Directory to Windows Server 2008 R2
What's New in Roaming User Profiles in Windows 7
Information Card Issuance CTP
Managing Windows Server 2008 R2 using PowerShell
Work Remotely with Windows PowerShell without using Remoting or WinRM
TechNet Wiki Pick of the Week: DirectAccess and Teredo Adaptor Behavior
Issuing Information Cards with ADFS 2.0
PowerShell Modules versus Snapins
FAQ: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
Deployment guides for Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008 are now available.
Two Minute Drill: The Eventcreate command
Should you install Microsoft Hyper-V on Server Core?
Windows XP SP2 retirement looms, puts users in tough spot
Delete certificate from smartcard with Base Smart Card provider
ADFS V2.0 Lingo
System Center Configuration Manager v.Next Beta 1 - now available
VHD Getting Started Guide – now available
New KB articles related to Directory Services for the week of 1/25-1/31.
Citrix ICA clients are not disconnected from a Windows Server 2008 terminal server as expected when the grace period has expired and a terminal license server is not configured
The logon process may take a long time when you try to log on to a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer
A memory leak issue occurs in the Windows Management Instrumentation service on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7
The application directory partition is not removed from the replication scope in a Windows Server 2003-based domain or in a Windows Server 2008-based domain
The SSL certificate is still bound to port 443 after you disable the WinRM HTTPS compatibility listener
DCDIAG Advertising test with error 81
Certificate Enrollment Web Services
Viewing your FSMO Role Holders Remotely
A Brief History of Time...(ok ok, let's go with "An Introduction to the Windows Time Service")
Security best practices for Microsoft Hyper-V installations
Enhancing Security with Attestation – and Accountability
Server Health Checks
Free Active Directory Virtual Labs
VMMap - A Peek Inside Virtual Memory
Quick start step by step for Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) v4
Quick and Dirty Large Scale Event forwarding for Windows
Spot the difference
Quick Reminder – Windows 7 RC expiration looms
Customizing the AD FS 2.0 Sign-in Web Pages
Network Binding Management
How to use Group Policy Preferences to dynamically map printers with Roaming Profiles
Securing Sensitive Information – How MSIT uses ADRMS + RSA DLP
Virtual less secure than physical?
Windows Server 2008 R2 Quick Look#8 - Active Directory Administrative Center
Group Policy Preferences Overview
What’s new in Windows PowerShell 2.0
Hyper-V Network Command Line Tool NVSPBIND Now Available Externally
Allow logon locally to a domain controller
New KB articles related to Directory Services for the week of 10/26-11/2. Not too much this week so I included some that may be interesting despite not exactly being related to Directory Services components.
A handle leak occurs in the Csrss.exe process after the desktop heap is exhausted on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
An SSL connection may fail when you use Internet Explorer to make the SSL connection to an HTTPS Web site on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
Applications or services that rely on the Named Pipe File System may encounter latency or time-out issues when many connections are made to a named pipe in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista SP1
Windows 2000 with Integration Services may shut down slowly while running as a guest on Server 2008 with Hyper-V
New KB articles related to Directory Services for the week of 2/21-2/28.
FIX: Two Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition-based domain controllers cannot replicate to each other if they are located in different networks that are connected by using ISA Server 2006
Windows Server 2008 DNS Servers may fail to resolve queries for some top-level domains
A Windows Server 2008-based DHCP server does not register DNS records for earlier version DHCP clients that do not send option 81 to the DHCP server
Error message when you run Dfsradmin.exe to set membership properties in Windows Server 2008: "The property MemberSubscriptionReadOnly cannot be used"
Customized permissions for folder or file objects which reside on a roaming profile's desktop are lost on logoff
If you cancel the Select Certificate dialog box on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, you are prompted two times for user credentials to access a WebDAV site whose SSL setting for client certificates is set to "Accept"
New KB articles related to Directory Services for the week of 4/26-5/2.
Differences in NTDS Writer PostSnapshot behavior on Server 2003 vs Server 2008
When you try to log on to a Windows XP SP3-based computer by using a roaming profile, the roaming profile cannot load.
Name resolution is broken between a Windows Server 2003-based parent domain and its child domains, and among the child domains, when scavenging is configured on both the parent and child DNS zones
Large Kerberos tokens cause WinRM requests to fail
Blank Desktop on Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
New KB articles related to Directory Services for the week of 5/31-6/6.
Audit event 567 is not recorded as expected when a file is created or modified by using a network share on a Windows Server 2003 SP2-based computer
Windows Remote Management (WinRM) does not accept HTTP authorization requests that are larger than 16 KB on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista
On a Windows Server 2003-based terminal server, terminal service-related settings may not be effective if the "Process even if the group policy objects have not changed" option is enabled for Registry Policy Processing
The DNS Client service and the NLA service crash intermittently in Windows Vista SP1 and in Windows Server 2008
After you run the Sysprep.exe tool in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008, the ACLs for a folder in C:\users\public\documents\data are out of order
IPsec connections cannot be established between a computer that is running IBM Z/OS and a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista
Error message when a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 and has Server for Terminal Services receives many connection requests: "The remote procedure call failed and did not execute"
Many 5159 events are logged in the Security event log after you disable Windows Firewall and enable the "Filtering Platform Connection" auditing policy
A SYSVOL share migration from FRS to the DFSR service fails on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 if a disjoint namespace is configured in the domain
Users randomly cannot use a smart card to log on to a Terminal Services session in a computer that is running Windows Server 2008
How do I reset the hosts file back to the default?
New KB articles related to Directory Services for the week of 5/24-5/30.
A .p7b certificate does not import correctly when you try to import it by using the Certificate Import Wizard in MMC on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista
How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008