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    When you create a policy with a custom ADMX template which uses a registry key outside of the standard 4 recommended locations (below) and open up your group policy editor using gpedit.msc, the policy will not be listed and you will get no error. The workaround is to use the group policy editor which...
  • Blog Post: Server 2008 Password Policies - PSOs

    In Server 2003 or R2 one of the major limitations was the ability to only have one password policy per domain. The product team realized this was a major pain point for many customers, so they hooked Server 2008 up with some new password policy functionality which is available in Beta 3. In Server...
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    This feature is currently known as the “Database Mounting Tool” (DMT), which is better than the previous name of “Data Mining Tool”. Who knows what we’ll end up calling this at RTM, but I like the previous name “Snapshot Viewer” the best so this is what I entitled the post. DMT allows you to quickly...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 – AD Auditing Enhancements

    I hope this post will act as a good reference point to be able to quickly understand the good and bad about new AD auditing enhancements and then enable you to dive deeper at will using the links in this article. There’s nothing more exciting than auditing right? Well, check this out and hopefully...