Best practices for a stable AGPM deployment

Over the years I have worked a lot with Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), our solution for change management of Group Policy. This small tool is part of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). AGPM has always flown under the radar, but is deployed in surprisingly many enterprises. By reviewing and troubleshooting some of these deployments…

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Clearing the ConflictAndDeleted DFSR folder on DCs

Following this earlier post on troubleshooting DFSR replication conflicts for SYSVOL I got some questions on how to clear out the ConflictAndDeleted folder where DFSR keeps the conflicted files. Usually, there is no need to do this, but you might want to clear the folder after you fixed something in DFSR and want to observe the results….

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Find out what SYSVOL on DFSR is doing, part 2

This is a continuation of a previous post: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/389thoughts/2016/09/06/find-out-what-your-sysvol-on-dfsr-is-doing/ Since that blog and its script were published I have run it myself a couple of times on customer sites, and received reports from other people who tried it as well. The script had one problem where I neglected the possibility that a DC had zero…

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Find out what your SYSVOL on DFSR is doing

(Updated 16-9-2016: reference to new post, updated the script with better error checking and a bugfix) This is part 1; continue at part 2 here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/389thoughts/2016/09/16/find-out-what-sysvol-on-dfsr-is-doing-part-2/ All of you out there should be running your SYSVOL on DFSR by now. This is the new default since Windows Server 2008 from the previous decade. If you…

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