Friday Mail Sack: Beard-Seconds Edition

Hiya folks, Ned here again. This week we talk: DC DNS A Records and Web Servers Forwarding Security event log subscriptions Domain password filters Auditing NTLM vs NTLMv2 on Win2003 Programmatically determining if UNC is DFS namespace DFSR and Excel Shared Workbooks DFS, DC, Delegation, and Domain Admins Other nonsense Start the word punching! Question… Read more

Friday Mail Sack: LeBron is not Jordan Edition

Hi folks, Ned here again. Today we discuss trusts rules around domain names, attribute uniqueness, the fattest domains we’ve ever seen, USMT data-only migrations, kicking FRS while it’s down, and a few amusing side topics. Scottie, don’t be that way. Go Mavs. Creating trusts between forests with duplicate names Enforcing sAMAccountName uniqueness The biggest domain… Read more

USMT 4 Update Released to Support Office 2010 Migrations, Fix Other Goo

Hi, David here. Some of you may have noticed that if you tried to migrate Office 2010 settings using USMT 4.0, the results were often less than ideal. Without going into a very long and ultimately meaningless explanation, this happened because USMT 4.0 didn’t have any of the information needed to know where Office 2010… Read more

Office 2007 Group Policy – Loads of useful, free stuff released

Hi, Ned here again. The Microsoft Office 2007 product group has released a terrific new whitepaper that covers the ins and outs of deploying Group Policy settings for Office 2007, and they asked that we share the love with you here from AskDS. The whitepaper covers (in 187 exhaustive pages) recommendations and how-to info for… Read more