ADAMSync 101

Hi Everyone, Kim Nichols here again, and this time I have an introduction to ADAMSync. I take a lot of cases on ADAM and AD LDS and have seen a number of problems arise from less than optimally configured ADAMSync XML files. There are many sources of information on ADAM/AD LDS and ADAMSync (I’ll include… Read more

….And knowing is half the battle!

Jonathan here. Chuck Timon over on the AskCore blog has a new post that you folks testing with Windows Server 2012 should know about. If you’re playing around with Hyper-V, do yourself a favor and have a read before you call Support. Logon Failures Involving Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2012 Jonathan “Snake Eyes” Stephens… Read more

Digging a little deeper into Windows 8 Primary Computer

[This is a ghost of Ned past article – Editor] Hi folks, Ned here again to talk more about the Primary Computer feature introduced in Windows 8. Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed this lonely beta blog post and if you just want a set-by-step guide to enabling this feature, TechNet does it best. Today I… Read more

So long and thanks for all the fish

My time is up. It’s been eight years since a friend suggested I join him on a contract at Microsoft Support (thanks Pete). Eight years since I sat sweating in an interview with Steve Taylor, trying desperately to recall the KDC’s listening port (his hint: “German anti-tank gun”). Eight years since I joined 35 new… Read more

AD FS 2.0 RelayState

Hi guys, Joji Oshima here again with some great news! AD FS 2.0 Rollup 2 adds the capability to send RelayState when using IDP initiated sign on. I imagine some people are ecstatic to hear this while others are asking “What is this and why should I care?” What is RelayState and why should I… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Shell game

Here’s the scenario, you just downloaded the RTM ISO for Windows Server 2012 using your handy, dandy, “wondermus” Microsoft TechNet subscription. Using Hyper-V, you create a new virtual machine, mount the ISO and breeze through the setup screen until you are mesmerized by the Newton’s cradle-like experience of the circular progress indicator Click…click…click…click– installation complete;… Read more

Monthly Mail Sack: I Hope Your Data Plan is Paid Up Edition

Hi all, Ned here again with that thing we call love. Blog! I mean blog. I have a ton to talk about now that I have moved to the monthly format, and I recommend you switch to WIFI if you’re on your phone. This round I answer your questions on: Reattaching DCs in Windows Server… Read more

MaxTokenSize and Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Hello AskDS Populous, Mike here and I want to share with you some of the excellent enhancements we accomplished in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 around MaxTokenSize. Let’s review MaxTokenSize and its symptoms before we jump in to wonderful world of Windows 8 (say that three times fast). Wonderful World of Windows 8 Wonderful… Read more

Let the Blogging begin…

Hello AskDS Readers. Mike here again. If you notice, Ned posted one of our first Windows Server 2012 RTM blogs a while back (Managing RID Issuance in Windows Server 2012). Yes friends, the gag order has been lifted and we are allowed to spout mountains of technical goodness about Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8…. Read more