High Accuracy W32time Requirements

Hello there. I’m Bob Drake from Microsoft’s Directory Services Team. Quite often we get inquiries on how to configure networks for high accuracy time needs.  In some cases, customers want the time accurate down to the second.  There are a lot of occasions where high accuracy is imperative (applications in the banking industry, air traffic… Read more

Introducing Auditing Changes in Windows 2008

Hi, Dave here. Auditing is a wonderful tool and we highly recommend that everyone use it on their servers.  It can really help out with diagnosing problems and determining the root cause, and of course with protecting your servers and your network.  However, over-auditing your servers can be a bad thing.  The reason that too… Read more

Documenting Active Directory Infrastructure the Easy Way

Hi, Ned here. From time to time customers ask us what their options are to document their Active Directory environments – site topologies, domains and trusts, where group policies are linked and what their settings are. Until recently we didn’t have an easy way to do this and they were forced to invest a lot… Read more

Top 10 Common Causes of Slow Replication with DFSR

Hi, Ned again. Today I’d like to talk about troubleshooting DFS Replication (i.e. the DFSR service included with Windows Server 2003 R2, not to be confused with the File Replication Service). Specifically, I’ll cover the most common causes of slow replication and what you can do about them. Update: Make sure you also read this… Read more