In Search Of…. Roaming Active Directory Clients. (How to scriptomatically identify missing Active Directory Subnet Definitions)

  If you want detailed information on how Active Directory sites and subnets work to help clients find their closest domain controller, there is good information on TechNet. In short, you need to ensure that you’ve defined (in Active Directory Sites and Services) Active Directory sites for all of your physical locations that have domain… Read more

PFE Troubleshooting Series – Initial Post

Hello, my name is Mike Hildebrand (aka ‘Hilde’) – I’m a Dedicated Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft.  Welcome to the first in a multi-part series from us on troubleshooting.  From mindsets to toolsets, a variety of Microsoft Premier Field Engineers (PFEs) will discuss a variety of skills, tips and tricks to help you build your ability… Read more

How to Implement the Central Store for Group Policy Admin Templates, Completely (Hint: Remove Those .ADM files!)

  Pre Req: This post assumes you are not using the TS method of managing GPOs documented, at In the field we commonly see two scenarios around the Central Store for Group Policy administrative templates. The first is that the Group Policy Central Store does not exist, meaning that the Policy Definitions folder with… Read more

Hello World!

Welcome to our unofficial blog for Microsoft Premier Field Engineers (PFEs) supporting the Microsoft Platform (server and client OS plus related components). We are a group of 11 PFEs who are dedicated to supporting Microsoft Premier support customers.  We are directly interacting with our customers daily – helping them to understand, use, administer and troubleshoot… Read more