Hypervisor is not running error: How to fix

Though this is not a direct Active Directory post, I think many of you will find this video I ran across, Hypervisor is not running error: How to fix (http://www.microsoft.com/video/en/us/details/25d07f2e-b2e0-4c0c-b456-79b08bfe58be), interesting.  Since a lot of us do our testing in a virtual environment, when I run across posts, videos, content, etc. that detail how to…


New Fix it technology included in TechNet articles

Microsoft has released a new technology (maybe not so new to many of you) that is designed to automate fixes in KB articles.  Instead of performing the manual steps to fix a problem (i.e. sound issues), you can click the Fix it button or link, and a script will run that automatically fixes your issue….


Guidance for placing several RODCs in the same site

Lately, there have been lots of questions around placing more than one RODC in the same site for load balancing and disaster recovery purposes.  We, the AD UA team, recently published an article, Placing Several RODCs in the Same Site (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee522995(WS.10).aspx).  Hopefully, this document should  clear up the confusion that some of our customers have…


Mergers, acquisitions, or reorganizations may have you considering Active Directory restructuring

Some people call it prune and graft, others call it breaking off a domain from the forest. These things are not supported by Microsoft in Windows Server 2008 R2 or earlier. You cannot move domains between forests, but you can migrate. For more information on this, please, check out Restructuring Limitations. del.icio.us Tags: Active Directory…

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What is the Active Directory Management Gateway Service?

The Active Directory Management Gateway Service could be referred to as the Active Directory Web Service (ADWS) for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003. Why? Well, Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers have a built-in service called the Active Directory Web Service and the Active Directory Management Gateway Service is the implementation of that…

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Announcing the availability of the RTM Version of Windows 7 RSAT Tools

You can find the RTM version of the Windows 7 RSAT tools at the following location: Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 The download page gives instructions on how to install and configure the RSAT tools on Windows 7.  The RSAT tools can be installed on computers running Enterprise, Professional, or Ultimate editions of…


Where is the guidance for Active Directory in the DMZ?

DMZ, which actually stands for demilitarized zone, is a very popular term to refer to the concept of a screened subnet, perimeter network, or essentially a network that is divided from your internal network by a firewall. The problem with the term DMZ is that it is actually a military and political term that is…

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Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and RSAT Active Directory Users and Computers Automate Metadata Cleanup

Metadata cleanup is a required procedure after a forced removal of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). You perform metadata cleanup on a domain controller in the domain of the domain controller that you forcibly removed. Metadata cleanup removes data from AD DS that identifies a domain controller to the replication system. Metadata cleanup also…

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