ESE Deep Dive: Part 1: The Anatomy of an ESE database

hi! Get your crash helmets on and strap into your seatbelts for a JET engine / ESE database special… This is Linda Taylor, Senior AD Escalation Engineer from the UK here again. And WAIT…… I also somehow managed to persuade Brett Shirley to join me in this post. Brett is a Principal Software Engineer in… Read more

Troubleshooting failed password changes after installing MS16-101

Hi! Linda Taylor here, Senior Escalation Engineer in the Directory Services space. I have spent the last month working with customers worldwide who experienced password change failures after installing the updates under Ms16-101 security bulletin KB’s (listed below), as well as working with the product group in getting those addressed and documented in the public… Read more

Does your logon hang after a password change on win 8.1 /2012 R2/win10?

Hi, Linda Taylor here, Senior Escalation Engineer from the Directory Services team in the UK. I have been working on this issue which seems to be affecting many of you globally on windows 8.1, 2012 R2 and windows 10, so I thought it would be a good idea to explain the issue and workarounds while… Read more

Using Repadmin with ADLDS and Lingering objects

  Hi! Linda Taylor here from the UK Directory Services escalation team. This time on ADLDS, Repadmin, lingering objects and even PowerShell…. The other day a colleague was trying to remove a lingering object in ADLDS. He asked me about which repadmin syntax would work for ADLDS and it occurred to us both that all… Read more

Our UK Windows Directory Services Escalation Team is Hiring – Support Escalation Engineers.

Hi! Its Linda Taylor here again from the Directory Services Escalation team in the UK. In this post, I want to tell you – We are hiring in the UK!! Would you like to join the UK Escalation Team and work on the most technically challenging and interesting Active Directory problems? Do you want to… Read more