Fun with the AD Administrative Center

Hi folks, Ned here again. We introduced the AD Administrative Center in Windows Server 2008 R2 to much fanfare. Wait, I mean we told no one and for good measure, we left the old AD Users and Computers tool in-place. Then we continued referencing it in all our documentation. And people say we’re a marketing… Read more

Friday Mail Sack: Mostly Edge Case Edition

Hello all, Ned here again with this week’s conversations between AskDS and the rest of the world.  Today we talk Security, ADWS, FSMO upgrades, USMT, and why “Web 2.0 Internet” is still a poisonous wasteland of gross. Let’s do it to it. Security “compliance” and recommendations FSMO role OS mixture Active Directory Web Services warning event… Read more

Friday Mail Sack – While the Ned’s Away Edition

Hello Internet! Last week, Ned said there wouldn’t be a Mail Sack this week because he was going to be out of town. Well, the DS team was sitting around during our “Ned is out of our hair for a few days” party and we decided that since this is a Team Blog after all,… Read more

ADWS has been released for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003

Ned here. The beta is over, and the new AD Web Service service introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 has been released to the world for downlevel OS’s. ADWS allows AD PowerShell to connect to domain controllers and do… work. It also allows the new AD Administration Center – which is a kissing cousin of… Read more