New Directory Services KB Articles/Blogs 10/18-10/24

KB 976723 IPv6 network address seems case-sensitive at address assignment for multiple network adapters installed on a Windows7 and Windows Sever 2008 R2 based computer. 976647 The migration of hotfixes may fail after the installation of a Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP service pack 975702 Error message when you change security settings for a… Read more

Comment issues, continued

Hey all. If you have a moment, please try and post a comment on this post. Especially non-Microsoft employees. We’re still trying to see why comments stopped working. Update Nov 2: Well, it seems to be working now. 🙂 Thanks for all the help folks, it’s much appreciated. Comment away, we’ll see ’em now. Thanks,… Read more

Explanation of the Remote Desktop Services CAL Upgrade behavior in Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008

Hello everyone, Brian Singleton here. There has been a lot of confusion over the Remote Desktop Services (aka Terminal Server) client access license upgrade process in Windows and this posting is an explanation on how the behavior is actually supposed to function. In Windows Server 2003 as well as Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server… Read more

DFS Referrals and IPv6: Outta site!

Hi, David Everett here again to discuss an issue where DFS clients connect to out-of-site targets when the IPv6 protocol has been partially disabled using an incorrect method. The customer deployed a DFS link replicated by DFSR. An in-site DFS namespace (DFSN) target called ContosoFS1 was deployed in the branch site. It wasn’t long before… Read more

Followup – more info on the new SCOM 2007 Management Pack for DFSR

Hey all, Ned here again. Mahesh from the DFSR development team has new posts up on the System Center Operations Manager 2007 management pack that was released for DFSR. Give them a read, Mahesh always writes good stuff. Installing the management pack Importing the management pack Configuring the management pack Optional configuration – enabling backlog… Read more

How to Decommission an ADAM/ADLDS server and Add Additional Servers

Hello, LaNae here again. Recently I worked with a customer that was looking for a comprehensive document that outlined the steps for decommissioning a server that had an ADAM/ADLDS instance installed on it. I along with the customer realized there is no such document and you have to piece together multiple documents to get the… Read more

Using ADMT 3.1 to migrate to Windows Server 2008 R2 domains

UPDATE June 19 2010 – stop reading and go here, we released ADMT 3.2: =============== Hi all, Ned here again. Microsoft is still working on ADMT 3.2, which can be installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 servers for migrations. There’s no estimated date for this new tool yet. In the meantime, we have tested… Read more

Group Policy Slow Link Detection using Windows Vista and later

Mike here again. Many Group Policy features rely on a well connected network for their success. However, not every connection is perfect or ideal; some connections are slow. The Group Policy infrastructure has always provided functionality to detect slow links. However, the means by which Group Policy determines this are different between operating systems prior… Read more

Come and get it

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 reached general availability today. The line in our site’s company store was out the door, but we were able to snag some for this nice picture taken from a new Windows Mobile phone. Yeah, I went there too.  Win7 and R2 Beta have been my fulltime job since… Read more

New Directory Services KB Articles/Blogs 10/11-10/17

KB 970401 Description of BitLocker To Go Reader 972422 A Windows XP-based computer stops responding at the “Windows is loading your profile” screen when you connect to the computer by using an RDP connection 975652 Error message when you use an application that monitors the event log to open an event log file on a… Read more