Windows 7 for TechNet and MSDN Subscribers

Ned here. Come and get it… 🙂 Press Release TechNet SubscribersMSDN Subscribers For all others, you’ll have to wait until Friday. Oh the humanity. Just a quick reminder – unless you are part of TAP, TechBeta, or OEM Beta, you cannot get support for Windows 7. If you don’t know what those three things are, you… Read more

Using Group Policy Preferences to Map Drives Based on Group Membership

Hello AskDS Blog Readers, Mike here again! A common request we hear is how to automatically connect specific network shares to drive letters based on group membership. Mapping network drives based on group membership requires some programming knowledge– either VBScript or command shell (batch files). VBScript based logon scripts can require hundreds of lines of… Read more

New Directory Services KB Articles 12/22-1/4

New KB articles related to Directory Services for the weeks of 12/22-1/4. 960742 Clients cannot log on to a Windows Server 2008-based terminal server through RDP connections if the terminal server is set to listen on only one of the network adapters 959816 Applications or services that use sockets may stop responding in Windows Server… Read more

Certs On Wheels: Understanding Credential Roaming

Hi. Jim here again from the Directory Services team. Today I will break down some of the core components of credential roaming and how it functions. To secure critical transactions such as signing, encrypting, and decrypting e-mail or authenticating identity, many environments rely on certificates. The user certificates and the associated private keys are linked… Read more

DFSR SYSVOL Migration FAQ: Useful trivia that may save your follicles

Hi, Ned here again. Today I’m going to go through some well-hidden information on DFSR SYSVOL migration; hopefully this sticks in your brain and someday allows you to enjoy your weekend rather than spending it fighting issues. As you already know, Windows Server 2008 introduced the ability to use Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) to… Read more