Guidelines and Tutorials for installing Active Directory on Windows Azure Virtual Network

We want to make people aware of guidelines we have published for installing Active Directory on Windows Azure Virtual Network at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj156090.aspx. This topic covers the differences between installing AD on Windows Azure versus a traditional AD deployment on premises. For example, you should not set a static IP address on the VM that you…

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Configure Kerberos Forest Search Order (KFSO) topic on TechNet

Herbert from Microsoft support team has authored a great topic about Kerberos Forest Search Order (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/configure-kerberos-forest-search-order-kfso(WS.10).aspx). KFSO allows finding a service principal name (SPN) in multiple forests, and had little public information available on Microsoft websites previously. The topic covers how the KDC and Kerberos GP policies work, both at a high-level and with steps…

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New topic about upgrading domain controllers to Windows Server 2012: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh994618.aspx

We have published a topic about upgrading domain controllers to Windows Server 2012: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh994618.aspx.  It covers a lot of useful background information to help you prepare for an Active Directory upgrade, including system requirements, supported upgrade options, functional level features and requirements, application compatibility, known issues, and more. We will keep updating the topic as…

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