Mark Empson's Global notepad

Platforms and Active Directory Resources.

July, 2008

  • Fine Grain Password Policies (FGPP)

    Hi, Having played with FGPP's recently at Teched, I figured that it would be good to publish the attributes that are required to create one and their value types. The attributes required for creating a fine grain password policy. msDS-PasswordSettingsPrecendence...
  • Installing WSUS nightmares!

    Hi, I was installing WSUS v3.1.6001.65 and the installation kept failing just as it was copying files, the error I was getting was quite a strange one in the installation logs: An exception occurred during the Install phase. System.FormatException...
  • RDP Ports

    Hi all, I know this is an old tip but I needed it last week and figured that I should keep it on my blog. I was trying to change the default port of my terminal services so that I could make it a little harder for my users if they try and bypass my web...
  • Sponsor Jane Lewis

    Hi all, My good friend and colleague Jane is off to Madagascar for a charity cycle ride, please support here by clicking on the following link: https://secure.justgiving.com/rss/GetFundraisingBadge.asp?eventgivinggroupid=1336885&from=UKSponsorExit...
  • 2008 interesting links

    If you are feeling a little limited in information about Windows 2008, check out the following featured components: · AD DS: Restartable Active Directory Domain Services Windows 2008 introduced new capabilities to start or stop directory services...
  • Virtualising servers

    Hi All, I have started collecting a list of whitepapers based upon virtualisation of domain controllers and services, I just figured that you may find these of use! KB897615 Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware...
  • Exchange 2007 IS failure Oddity

    Hi all, I manage a local schools infrastructure in my spare time and they had this strange little issue: After a power outage, the information store on my Exchange 07 SP1 server (running Windows 2008) would not start. All other services were running...