ADFS & DFSR Webcast

Did the webcast on ADFS and DFSR yesterday morning with Dustin Fraser, another one of the Systems Engineers in MS IT.  You can view the webcast “on demand” at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=55997 You need to “register for the webcast” link, and then you can download it in a couple of formats. ~Brian

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How MS IT Does ADFS Value Card now available…

For the past year or so I’ve been working with the ADFS team to deploy 2 instances in our internal environment.  The first scenario was to use ADFS to allow our North America based employees to use ADFS for single sign-on to our online company store.  Without ADFS they needed to remember a seperate user…

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Time, time, everyone wants time…

In a previous post about managing FSMO roles, I asked a question about who remembers to configure the new server as an authoritative time source when transferring the PDC FSMO role.  The reason I ask this, is because when you look at managing the FSMO roles from an operational perspective, everything is automated or dynamic…

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What to do with FSMO roles…

We recently hired a new engineer to a team which manages some of the internal MS environments…  We were discussing FSMO role placement and he sent me mail (snippet below slightly edited) which I thought was interesting… The reason why we separated the roles at my last company was due to the FSMO role seizure process. You…

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Gil Kirkpatrick is now blogging…

Got mail from Gil Kirkpatrick that he’s started blogging at http://www.gilsblog.com recently which I’m sure will hold A TON of useful Active Directory (and other) related information.  For those that don’t know him, Gil is the CTO of Netpro, frequent contributor to http://activedir.org (a mailing list which anyone interested in AD should check out) and one of those…

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