Default Security Templates in Windows 2008

Hi, David here again. You might be familiar with Security Templates that we use in Windows 2000 and 2003. The template is sort of the master set of security settings that we apply to a server when you either set it up or configure it using the Security Configuration and Analysis tool. Here in DS… Read more

Introducing Auditing Changes in Windows 2008

Hi, Dave here. Auditing is a wonderful tool and we highly recommend that everyone use it on their servers.  It can really help out with diagnosing problems and determining the root cause, and of course with protecting your servers and your network.  However, over-auditing your servers can be a bad thing.  The reason that too… Read more

Dynamic Ports in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista (or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the IANA)

Hi, Dave here. I’m a Support Escalation Engineer in Directory Services out of Charlotte, NC. Recently one of our consultants in the field deployed a Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 domain controller at a branch office to test management scenarios.  After doing this, they discovered that the server was not replicating with domain controllers at… Read more