My Tech-ed Session References (DTC300 – Turbo Charge your Active Directory)

Hi,   Thank you all for attending my Session.. hope you had fun 🙂   Here’s a list of all references on the topics i’ve been discussing: 1. New AD Features: a. Recycle Bin – b. Recycle Bin – c. AD Module for Powershell – d. AD Web Services – e….


GPP Drives maps causing slow logon due to unavailable file servers – and how to make sure they won’t

  Michael here again, and this time I would like to discuss the Group Policy preferences drive maps feature and some caveats on the way. The Group Policy Preference is a powerful new feature introduced with Windows Vista and later. Using the GPP opens a lot of new options like creating registry keys, copying files,…


Optimizing NTLM authentication flow in multi-domain environments

I’ll start with the obvious: Kerberos is the way to go. NTLM is less secure and is being de-emphasized in the recent versions of the OS. Your first option should always be to attempt to make your applications work with Kerberos. But things take time and it will be long till we find ourselves in…