Managing the Recycle bin with Redirected Folders with Vista or Windows 7

Hi, Gary here, and I have been seeing a few more questions regarding the recycle bin on redirected folders. With the advent of Windows Vista there was a change in redirected folders and the support for the Recycle bin. Now each redirected folder has a Recycle Bin associated with it. Windows XP only implemented it… Read more

Slow-Link with Windows 7 and DFS Namespaces

Hey there, Gary here, and it has been a while since there has been a blog post relating to Offline Files and Slow-link. A couple of years ago I wrote a one in relation to Vista and the slow-link mode policy that still applies to Windows 7; here is the link: “Configure slow-link mode” policy… Read more

AskDS is 12,614,400,000,000,000 shakes old

It’s been four years and 591 posts since AskDS reached critical mass. You’d hope our party would look like this:  But it’s more likely to be: Without you, we’d be another of those sites that glow red hot, go supernova, then collapse into a white dwarf. We really appreciate your comments, questions, and occasional attaboys…. Read more

“Configure slow-link mode” policy on Vista for Offline Files

Hi, Gary from DS here and I am going to discuss the “Configure slow-link mode” policy on Vista with Offline Files. How is slow link determined by Windows Vista? Offline Files measures the speed of a link based on the packet latency between the client and the target server. This is reported by the network… Read more

“Lag site” or “hot site” (aka delayed replication) for Active Directory Disaster Recovery support

Hi, Gary from Directory Services here and I’m going to talk today about the concept of “lag sites” or “hot sites” as a recovery strategy. I recently had a case where the customer asked if the replication interval for a site link could be set higher than 10,080 minutes (7 days). The quick answer was… Read more