New Directory Services KB Articles 12/14-12/21

New KB articles related to Directory Services for the week of 12/14-12/21. 959753 How to customize the default local user profile when you prepare an image of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003 959439 After you upload encrypted files from a Windows XP-based computer to a WebDAV share, the files… Read more

Understanding File Date/Time behavior in DFSR Replication (and better ways of knowing that a file has replicated)

Hi, Ned here again. Mike’s snarky comments notwithstanding, today I am going to talk about how DFSR does and does not replicate file time/date information. I’m also going to give you some advice on examining files to see if they have truly been replicated. Throughout this posting I will be saying ‘file time’, and this… Read more

New Directory Services KB Articles 12/07-12/14

New KB articles related to Directory Services for the week of 12/07-12/14. 959887 You cannot use a smart card certificate to log on to a domain from a Windows Vista-based client computer 955558 You cannot use a smart card certificate to log on to a domain from a Windows Vista-based or a Windows Server 2008-based… Read more

AGPM Least Privilege Scenario

Mike here again. A customer recently asked how they should configure their Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) server using the least amount of privileges. AGPM Program Manager, Michael Kleef, posted a quick task list on his TechNet blog(http://blogs.technet.com/mkleef/archive/2008/11/18/locking-down-agpm-fit-for-least-privilege.aspx) , but I thought I’d take the opportunity to go into more detail and provided some additional… Read more

Troubleshooting ADPREP Errors

Hi all, Rob Newhouse again, and today I am talking about errors that you may see while running ADPREP. Normally I do not like to create a laundry list of errors, however I believe it should be beneficial and save you some time and (maybe) money by posting these common errors. This is a follow… Read more

New Directory Services KB Articles 11/30-12/07

New KB articles related to Directory Services for the week of 11/30-12/07. 958876 When you try to update a file that has a newer version on a Windows Server 2003 R2-based DFSR server, the operation fails, the original file is deleted from the replication partners, and event 4412 and event 4502 are logged 958838 Changes… Read more

Why Are ADFS Binaries Installed on non-R2 Windows Server 2003 computers?

Hi, Warren here. I recently worked on a case where I got to do a bit of sleuthing. I found the results interesting and thought other Windows Server admins might notice the same thing this particular administrator had and wonder why. My customer has an all Windows 2003 Standard Edition environment. Windows 2003 R2 servers… Read more

One stop shopping for DFSR and DFSN recommended hotfixes

Hi, Ned here again. We have put up a new(ish) KB article that will allow you to always see the latest recommended hotfixes for DFSR and DFSN. I also updated the ever popular ‘Top 10 Common Causes of Slow Replication with DFSR‘ blog post to reflect this, and I hope you make this a favorite going… Read more

New Directory Services KB Articles 11/23-11/30

New KB articles related to Directory Services for the week of 11/23-11/30. Number Title 957553 How to free up client access licenses for Windows Server 2003 Terminal Licensing Server 953419 A Windows Server 2003-based DNS server does not forward a request to a target forwarder after you configure a conditional forwarder to resolve a DNS… Read more