R2's LDAP BLOG

LDAP - centric troubleshooting tips, FAQs, How To's, and observations from Microsoft Support Escalation Engineer, Russell Despain.

R2's LDAP BLOG

  • Windows 7: Be first. Save half.

    Pre-order Windows 7 today at Microsoft Store . You'll get it for at least half off and be one of the first to get it. Hurry, quantities are limited.* It's pretty simple Windows 7 is coming on October 22, 2009. Here's an easy way to get it fast...
  • Another posting of mine from Technet's ASKDS Team Blog

    Hi, Rusty here to discuss a recent problem that we resolved using the export and import features of Ldifde.exe . During the usability testing phase of an inter-forest migration to a new forest of the same name, our customer discovered that smart card...
  • A posting of mine from Technet's ASKDS Blog

    Hi, Russell here. I’m a member of the Microsoft Texas Directory Services Team. I specialize in all things LDAP, with particular focus on 3 rd Party LDAP Client interop, ADAM & AD LDS, Directory Service Schemas, Indexing, and LDAP Query Performance...
  • Memorial Day in the U.S.A. Monday, May 25th, 2009

    Hopefully this will not come across as political. I'm not interested in debating the merits of US foreign policy. Please take a moment to reflect upon the soldiers who've paid the ultimate sacrifice for their Country and fellow citizens. A coworker...
  • Lightweight Directory Services – Huh? What’s That?

    Its ADAM with a new name. What was once called Active Directory Application Mode ( ADAM ), is now termed Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services. What a mouthful. That’s AD LDS in support speak. So ADAM grew up in Windows Server 2008 and wants...
  • Rotates Selective Fire SW to Burst

    Hi there. Introductions are in order. My name is Russell Despain. People around here call me Rusty, Spanish, Spaniard, and R2. Seldom do they call me Russell, and that’s quite alright with me. I work for Microsoft Customer Service and Support, Americas...