Capacity Planning for Active Directory Domain Services

Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Team recently published Capacity Planning for Active Directory Domain Services based on Windows Server 2012 on TechNet. This document has a detailed and comprehensive set of guidelines to help optimize computing resources for DCs, including considerations for virtual environments. It’s by Ken Brumfield, a Senior field engineer at Microsoft, based on…


Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012 New Features

Windows Server 2012 can be seen as a major release for Windows Server. Not just in terms of virtualization (Hyper-V 3.0), storage (SMB 3.0 and Storage Spaces) or manageability, but also in terms of Active Directory. There’s a load of new features, improving the lives of many Active Directory admins! Active Directory Domain Services sees…


Group Policy Search Engine

Check out the the latest version of the “Group Policy Search” GPS version 1.1.4 includes: Registry-based policy settings from Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Performance improvements, Bug fixes It’s the easiest way to search for a Group Policy setting. Check it on Source.


Active Directory Replication Status Tool

The Active Directory Replication Status Tool (ADREPLSTATUS) analyzes the replication status for domain controllers in an Active Directory domain or forest. ADREPLSTATUS displays data in a format that is similar to REPADMIN /SHOWREPL * /CSV imported into Excel but with significant enhancements. Specific capabilities for this tool include: • Expose Active Directory replication errors occurring…


Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer – Updated

  The Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer reads an Active Directory configuration using LDAP, and then automatically generates a Visio diagram of your Active Directory and /or your Exchange Server topology. The diagramms may include domains, sites, servers, organizational units, DFS-R, administrative groups, routing groups and connectors and can be changed manually in Visio if…