Winter Break

Hiya folks, Ned here. It’s that time of year again, where the AskDS team goes on hiatus to play Call of Duty and Skyrim spend time with family and friends. Please save your emails and questions until the second week of January. No one can hear your screams. If you’re still scrambling for last minute… Read more

Slow-Link with Windows 7 and DFS Namespaces

Hey there, Gary here, and it has been a while since there has been a blog post relating to Offline Files and Slow-link. A couple of years ago I wrote a one in relation to Vista and the slow-link mode policy that still applies to Windows 7; here is the link: “Configure slow-link mode” policy… Read more

Effective Troubleshooting

Hi everyone. It’s Mark Renoden here again and today I’ll talk about effective troubleshooting. As I visit various customers, I’m frequently asked how to troubleshoot a certain problem, or how to troubleshoot a specific technology. The interesting thing for me is that these are really questions within a question – how do you effectively troubleshoot?… Read more

Friday Mail Sack: Dang, This Year Went Fast Edition

Hi folks, Ned here again with your questions and comments. This week we talk: AD Garbage Collection behavior Applying Group Policy based on installed roles and features Apple hates .local domains More on auto site coverage from Lurch Fixing the mysteriously bad CPU performance of brand new servers DFSN and NetApp Hyper-V and AD/DFSR/FRS/etc. disk… Read more

More than you ever wanted to know about Remote Desktop Licensing

Hey everyone, David here. Here in support, there are certain types of calls that we love to get – because they’re cool or interesting, and when we figure them out, we feel like we’re making the world a better place. These are the calls that prompt us to write long-winded blog posts with lots of… Read more