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

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

DFSN and DFSR-RO interoperability: When Good DFS Roots Go Bad…

Hello, Ken here. Today I want to talk about some behaviors that can occur when using Distributed File System Namespaces (DFSN) along with Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) Read-Only members. The DFSN and DFSR services are independent of each other, and as such have no idea what the other is doing at any given time…. Read more

Successful Errors Installing Windows Server 2008 Certificate Authority

Oxymoron – a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “succeeded with errors.” Hi, Ken here. Recently I encountered an issue where the customer was trying to install certificate services on Windows Server 2008. They installed the Active Directory Certificate Services role using Server… Read more