Updated tutorials about installing Active Directory domain controllers on an Azure virtual network

I recently updated a couple tutorials about installing domain controllers on Azure. The steps are simpler, and the topics are much shorter. I also removed a script that provisioned domain-joined member servers because it was no longer working. When I have that working again I will add it back. Or if any of you want…


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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Updated Active Directory capacity planning guidance published

We recently published Capacity Planning for Active Directory Domain Services. This is a a detailed and comprehensive set of guidelines to help optimize computing resources for DCs, including considerations for virtual environments. It’s by Ken Brumfield, a Senior field engineer here at Microsoft, based on his extensive experience and research. This has been a frequently requested…