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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DS Forum: Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Support Tools

The DS forum post, Windows 2008 Kerbtray and/or ADSIEdit and other resource kit tools (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverDS/thread/20e16011-9ee3-4068-b631-0407ba691b7b), has been consolidated into the follwing TechNet Wiki article: Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Support Tools (dsforum2wiki) Please look the article over and let us know what you think.  You can edit the Wiki article directly or provide a comment stating…


New Wiki topics converted from forum threads

We are posting new articles to the TechNet Wiki that summarize questions and answers that appear in the Directory Services Forum. This week, the following two new wiki articles were posted: Troubleshooting Adprep.exe errors (dsforum2wiki) How to block USB devices (DSForum2Wiki) These are the two most commonly viewed threads on the DS forum. The Wiki…


Other places to find good information

I want to take the opportunity to thank the people who are out there providing information everyday to people using Active Directory. As I say thank you, I will link to their sites, so our readers can find them easily: ActiveDir.org Ask DS (Active Directory Customer Support Services blog) del.icio.us Tags: Active Directory Helpful sites,Active…

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How many RIDs are left in your domain?

del.icio.us Tags: RID,SID,Active Directory,maximum number of accounts Are you in danger of running out of relative identifiers (RIDs) in your domain? If you have not heard of this before, you should see Active Directory Maximum Limits – Scalability and read the section Maximum Number of Security Identifiers. Then, come back here to see how to…

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