Hyper-V health check practices document posted

Sainath K.E.V, DS-MVP, from Avanade AU, posted a document: Microsoft Hyper-v Health Checks with Scenario on the Microsoft TechNet Gallery. The paper covers the Hyper-V checks that shows Sainath’s document for best practices to validate Hyper-v installation and configuration in an Enterprise implementations in a real-world scenario. http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Hyper-v-Health-Checks-with-50856c4d Thanks for contributing your work to the…


Windows PowerShell script that helps you to find unregistered subnets by Alexandre Augagneur

DS-MVP Alexandre Augagneur has added a Windows PowerShell script to the TechNet Script Center Repository. This script can help you locate IP v4 subnets that you may want to add as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) sites. The script, called Collect-MissingADSubnets, helps you to review client logon attempts from the domain controllers where no matching…


How to see those file extensions in Windows

If you are a IT administrator or pretty much anyone who works with computer files a lot, then you are probably aware that by default these file extensions are always hidden. If you are reading this article, you may not agree with that situation. You probably also know that the place to enable viewing file extensions changes with each…


Auditing Active Directory Subnets

Directory Services MVP Alexandre  Augagneur posted a script for Auditing Active Directory Subnets to the Microsoft Gallery. The script is able to audit IPv4 and IPv6 subnets. Thank you for your community contribution, Alexadre!


System Center Orchestrator Security

Not a typical topic for the Active Directory blog, but MVP Sainath K E V contributed a TechNet Wiki article titled: System Center Orchestrator Security on the TechNet Wiki. The article addresses the question of “How is the Security managed with Orchestrator?” You can check out the article and feel free to contribute to it on…


Creating Multiple Active Directory Domains Different Networks using Hyper-v RRAS

Microsoft MVP Sainath K E V recently posted a tutorial on the TechNet Wiki titled Creating Multiple Active Directory Domains Different Networks using Hyper-v RRAS. The document provides an example of how to create and configure domains across multiple subnets using a Hyper-V environment. Thanks for the community contribution, Sainath!


Active Directory Maximum Limits and Scalability topic updated

The Active Directory Maximum Limits and Scalability topic has been recently updated to reflect improvements in Windows Server 2012 to the number of RIDs that can be allocated over the lifetime of a domain. Another update was made to the section about maximum number of objects to reflect garbage collection batch size, which is 5000….


Looking in vain for our Active Directory content? Try our new vanity URLs off Microsoft.com for "quick access" to AD TechCenter home pages

“All my love’s in vain.” – “Love in Vain”, Robert Johnson (1911-1938) Hey folks, We know if you read this blog you love to find answers to all your Active Directory questions in our documentation on Microsoft.com. But before you can do that, you have to be able find it. As many of you know,…


Windows Azure AD Windows PowerShell vanity URL created

I have created this URL for Windows Azure AD cmdlets https://aka.ms/aadposh Some people might be searching for them under the name: AAD PowerShell or WAAD PowerShell, but those are not official titles or names. Other URLs created: Windows Azure Active Directory Community Information Center https://aka.ms/aadcommunity Windows Azure Active Directory FAQ https://aka.ms/aadfaq Windows Azure Active Directory TechNet…