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  • Managing Client Machine Local Admin Rights

      Restricted Groups Restricted Groups! Argh! We have all done this at least once: Setup a restricted group thinking it would add to the local administrators group of the local machines for the users only to find that the policy removes the existing...
  • Build a Lab

      It’s about time.  After much promising and procrastinating and so on and so on, I am finally here.  This is my first real blog post.  Introductions don’t count.  This blog walks through some basic steps to setup a lab from a...
  • A Look into the Future Using PowerShell

      I was on site (some time ago) reviewing data for an ADRAP (Active Directory Risk Assessment Program).  One of the issues identified was an event log entry.  The eventID is not significant for this discussion, other than I was looking...
  • Introduction and First Blog Post

    Who am I and what do I want to do with my blog. First, my name is Doug Gabbard and I am a Senior Premier Field Engineer working at Microsoft focusing on directory services. I been working in the field with our customers seeing both small and very...
  • It Takes Two–DNS scavenging

      Scavenging works great on Microsoft Active Directory Integrated DNS.  So why does it get blamed for DNS issues?  The reason is pretty simple and can be summarized with two words: Patience and Misunderstanding. First let’s understand how...
  • I Am Done Here!

      It was short, it was fun, but sometimes I was too busy to post a new blog.  So, I am moving my attention to a team blog located at http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat . This is a group of Microsoft Premier Field Engineers (PFE) sharing a...
  • Sometime it is the Simple Things

    Yes sir!  This is a short post, or at least a softball so to speak.  But as I travel and meet engineers I find that often it is the simple things that we have forgotten that can make our lives easier. With the growth of PowerShell many of us...
  • How to Trace a Logon Using Only One Machine

    This is a Lab for you learn some basics for logon.  You can use this to observe user logon traffic for DNS, Kerberos, SMB, and more. Setup There are a couple of ways to collect a trace during logon from a client. One way is to hook up a hub to the...
  • Share Your Sources

      I am interested what you read or sources you use to keep up with technical information in your field.  Working for Microsoft and focusing on platform technology, I obviously lean toward Microsoft information.  I seem to learn the most...