July, 2010

  • Upgrading the ADMX Central Store files from Vista to Windows 7

    I had a question from a customer and thought I’d share the answer with everyone. They asked “I want to upgrade our Central Store of ADMX/ADML files for Group Policy from Windows Vista SP2/Windows Server 2008 SP2 to Windows 7/Windows Server...
  • Wildcard DNS Entires

    I was working on a case with a customer for something that was too weird to ignore. We wanted to use DNS Suffix Search Orders on the clients so that clients could query using short names for servers in DNS domains which weren’t their own. e.g. A PC in...
  • Decommissioning WINS

    I’ve been working on helping remove WINS from a customers network. One of the big problems was identifying the remaining clients still using WINS, and just what they were using it for. We used Network Monitor to capture WINS name resolution queries on...