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AdminSDHolder – if you dont know what it is, keep reading

Great article!  I’ve been meaning to write this one myself.  AdminSDHolder is a built-in protection mechanism to make sure specific objects…like Domain Admin accounts don’t have the security on their object inadvertently changed.  So, you’re a domain admin and go an make a change to an OU’s security and think that an object is going

Disable loading the default drive using Active Directory Powershell module

I’m sure I’ll run in to this one, especially since I use PC’s that aren’t joined to the domain.  I’m going to probably put this in my Powershell profile to avoid waiting for it to load and potential error messages. http://blogs.msdn.com/adpowershell/archive/2010/04/12/disable-loading-the-default-drive-ad-during-import-module.aspx For more information contact us at www.webactivedirectory.com, or call us at (+1) 800-747-3565

Avoid DHCP conflicts

A super simple way to make sure you aren’t handing out an IP address via DHCP that is already in use…if you are using Windows as a DHCP server you’d be a fool not to use this. Note: this only works for IPv4 and if your client firewall drops ICMP then it won’t work either.

Hardcoded limits in Active Directory

I’ve seen some other blogs point this out so I decided to read the Microsoft KB article myself.  The limit of 5000 objects is definitely something you might run up against in larger organizations.  What I would be curious to know is if you can use paging to get around this limit? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2009267

Changes to SQL Server virtualization licensing

If you are planning on virtualizing SQL 2008 then this is a must read. Basically this change is to the number of instances you are allowed. http://virtualization.info/en/news/2010/05/microsoft-changes-sql-server-virtualization-licensing.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Virtualization_info+%28virtualization.info%29

ARGH! Microsoft, Why do you vex me?

So a little background.  After a power failure and realizing that my DNS server for my ESX/vSphere cluster was a virtual machine and that VMware ESX clusters and a lack of DNS don’t work well I decided to add to move DNS to a physical server in my environment. I loaded the DNS server on

Microsoft Problem Steps Recorder for Windows 7

If you are a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 user, this utility might be useful to you.  Problem steps recorder allows you record the activities leading up to a problem, then save that to a mht file that you can send to support.  If you have an error on an IIS application (yellow screen)

My first month with the iPad

First off a little background, other than a first generation iPod nano I have never purchased any apple products, in fact I even uninstalled iTunes and used 3rd party software to sync with windows media player. It would be a fair statement that I have not been Apple friendly.  I pre-ordered my iPad the day

Group Policy Search

Cool little website to search for available Group Policies, a bit faster than using the filter option in the Group Policy Management Console. http://gps.cloudapp.net/

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