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Active Directory Domain Services Command Fu, Part 3
As some systems administrators have already found out, on Microsoft Windows Servers some tasks cannot be performed using the Graphical User Interface (GUI). Although multiple vendors have released graphical tools to make these tasks even more tedious …

FIM 2010 and Windows 2008 R2 AD support
Some time ago I wrote about issues with the ILM 2007 FP1 Active Directory MA connecting to Windows 2008 R2 forests . In short words: it is supported as long as Recycle Bin is not enabled. Someone asked a question ActiveDir.org, whether it is supported…

Developing an Active Directory Forest Recovery Plan
Original Source : http://theexpertscommunity.com/item/view/id/3070 Original Author : Gil Kirkpatrick I’m working with Guido Grillenmeier, Jorge de Almeida Pinto, and Ulf B. Simon-Weidner on the Masters of Disaster Active Directory Disaster Recovery w…

Where is my (AD) web service?
Windows Server 2008 R2, among other changes, brings a new interface to access directory services – the Active Directory Web Service (ADWS) . It is also available for older systems – Windows 2003 and 2008 – as Active Directory Management Gateway (avai…

Active Directory Domain Services Command Fu, Part 2
The first part of this series covered some advanced commands to perform specific tasks in Active Directory Domain Services, available since Windows 2000 Server. Thanks to some great feedback on that first post, in this second part I’ll cover some more…

End of Support for Windows 2000, Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista RTM
I received the following message from Microsoft asking to spread the word… As you may be aware, there are a number of Microsoft Windows versions which will go out of support during the coming year. We want to help customers avoid the risk of running…

Everybody lies … except network traffic … DHCP
This post is the beginning of new troubleshooting saga – Everybody lies … except network traffic . Chapter 1: the case of the mysterious DHCP Server. In my daily job as an IT consultant sometimes I have to deal with problems. Different kind of probl…

Delegation tab missing in ADU&C
Im on the train which is taking me to Poznań for meeting with a customer, so this gives me an opportunity to finally write something. For a start Ill share a quick tip about ADU&C and the delegation tab as an introduction to further posts. If you want…

Mail enabled Public Folder Recipient not found
Recently I transitioned an Exchange 2003 Server to Exchange 2010. For the client redirection, I mostly wait two week before decommissioning the old Exchange server. Mailboxes, mail flow, remote access and the default Public Folder are all transitioned…

Active Directory Domain Services Command Fu, Part 1
As some systems administrators have already found out, on Microsoft Windows Servers some tasks cannot be performed using the Graphical User Interface (GUI). Although multiple vendors have released graphical tools to make these tasks even more tedious …

Provisioning Mailboxes In Exchange 2007/2010 By ILM/FIM
MS-KBQ275636 explains which attributes are required (at a minimum) to provision a mailbox into an Exchange 2007 (E2K7) environment. For an Exchange 2010 (E2K10) environment the game is a little different. Let’s have a look at the HOW and WHY. The mai…

Be careful what You promise … SYSVOL
… on my Polish blog a question was asked on Sunday evening if I can provide some description on the SYSVOL location process and the pitfalls which might wait there. I said … ‘ Why not … and then you have to keep your promise. So today it will …

Automatically Deleting Expired Objects in FIM 2010
With FIM it is possible to automatically delete objects when those objects meet certain criteria. Examples of criteria are: Expired objects at the end of their lifecycle. This could be based upon for example the defined ExpirationTime, which in turn m…

Speaking at TEC 2010 USA (Los Angeles)
Yes, it’s that time of the year again! TEC 2010 USA is coming and is planned for the last week of April 2010. It is not is Las Vegas and it is not in Chicago. It is in Los Angeles this time. I’ll be delivering two pre-conference workshops this year ab…

Speaking At Microsoft TechDays 2010 in Antwerp (Belgium)
Microsoft is organizing an event at the end of the month called Microsoft TechDays 2010. The location is the Metropolis in Antwerp (like last year). Amongst others, I’m one of the speakers and I’ll be talking about Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 201…

Forefront Identity Manager 2010 has RTMed!
Forefront Identity Manager 2010, ILM 2007 FP1’s successor, has RTMed! Finally! J Get the evaluation version here . Cheers, Jorge ————————————————————————————————– * This posting is pro…

Presenting for Hyper-V.nu (again)
On Wednesday March 3, 2010 Hyper-V.nu (the Dutch Hyper-V Community) organizes another meeting for Dutch Hyper-V enthusiasts. This time, they’re partnering with Nobel for the location, food and drinks. About the event The event will be held at N…

Sorry Kim …
… Kim Cameron has linked and quoted my previous post on browser identification based on its characteristics available in public. There is EFF project which focus on checking how unique Your browser is against others based on public information. …

10 years of Active Directory
While last year, Jorge mentioned the 10 year anniversary of a production deployed Active Directory domain , today DirTeam is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Active Directory as a released product. The first deployed Active Directory domain …

Integrated Authentication with Firefox and Exchange 2010
With the Exchange 2010 Outlook Web App or OWA, it is possible to use Firefox to access your mailbox. Yes, this was always possible but the premium features were only available for Internet Explorer users. As of now, I could only detect one small diffe…

Mailbox Replication Service unexpectedly quits when moving mailboxes from other Exchange server
I’ve just completed a transition from Exchange 2003 directly to Exchange 2010. This is a supported scenario, but I did ran into some trouble. Luckily, I also have a solution. Scenario The installation of the Exchange 2010 server and upgrading of s…

Is Your browser cheating on You??
Just to calm down my friends reading this blog … no, I haven’t developed personal relationship with my browser, however as many of us I’ve personalized it and I feel comfortable with it right now. All the plugins, configuration etc. It is our daily us…

Server Core Roles and Features in 2008 R2
Server Core installations are versatile, secure and highly-optimized installations of Windows Server. Dubbed ‘Windows without Windows’ by some, these installation in Windows Server 2008 R2 are capable of providing more (infrastructural) services t…

How to get going with PowerShell in Server Core R2
Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 R2 and installations of Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 offer Windows PowerShell. A lot has been written on the geekiness of PowerShell, how it wasn’t included in Server Core installations of Windows Server 2…

New gear
I’ve used a Dell Latitude D630 laptop for the past 13 months. It’s been my loyal companion on two Tech·Eds, a MVP Summit, at least a dozen demos and presentations and has been with me to work with various customers. This device is equipped with an Int…

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