Mailbag – Holiday 2015 Edition

Season's Greetings from the AskPFEPlat PFEs! A solid Mailbag today with items from Paul Bergson, Rick Bergman, Matthew Walker, Mike Kline and Mike Hildebrand. Also an AskPFEPlat alum – Mark Morowczynski – has started making Permanent Waves over in Azure AD land (did you catch the Rush reference I snuck in there? J) Let's roll……


Mailbag: Hi Mom! (Issue #12)

Greetings all – Mike Hildebrand, Mike Kline and a few others here with some musings for an out of sorts "Monday Mailbag."    It's the end of an era… Last week, Windows Server 2003 reached its "End of Extended Support" date (July 14, 2015). Hopefully, you have mostly fond memories of it; I know I…


How To Provide Feedback On Windows Server

Hey y’all, Mark here. Today is a national holiday in the USA which means technically, for me, Dante from Clerks would say, “I’m not even supposed to be here today!” That being said we had a real quick thing to share out with you. Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish Windows Server did…


Mailbag: All ADFS All The Time (Issue #11)

Hey y’all Mark and Tom here. Thinks are starting to return to normal so hopefully we should be back to a regular posting schedule. Tom should have some more time since HIS hockey team is already out of the playoffs while mine continues to march on. This mailbag is chalked full of ADFS goodness. Let’s…


How to find expensive, inefficient and long running LDAP queries in Active Directory

Hey y’all, Mark back again. I’d like to say in my best TV show announcer voice, we have a real treat for you today. Have you ever wondered what clients were sending expensive or inefficient LDAP queries to your domain controllers? Are long running LDAP queries possibly leading to poor server application performance or even…


Windows To Go at Microsoft Ignite 2015

Hey y’all, Mark and Yong Rhee here. We hope everyone enjoyed our session. We’ll post the recording when it becomes available. As promised we have a slew of bonus content for you. You can take a look at it here. Thanks for watching. Mark ‘full of stage fright’ Morowczynski and Yong “demo demon” Rhee


Mailbag: Opening Day (Issue #10)

  Hey y’all Mark and Tom here. Bet you thought we’d miss this week too.  We’ve been a bit busy over here so that would mostly explain it. That and I’m in two fantasy baseball leagues this year. My nerdiness extends into sports as well thank you very much. Tom was doing something nerdy as…


You Use Storage? We Want To Hear From You

Hey y’all, Mark here asking all our great readers for a real quick favor. Friend of the blog/the internet’s punching bag Ned Pyle on the Windows Server team has just posted a quick 12 question survey looking for feedback around storage solutions. You use storage don’t you? Of course you do! To be clear this…


Mailbag: Starting To Get The Hang Of This (Issue #9)

Hey y’all Mark, Tom and Hilde back for another mailbag Friday. Keep the questions coming and we’ll keep answering them. This week we are getting back into the Hyper-V pool and always some ADFS goodness. Let’s get into it. FREE Security & The Cloud Virtual Event Domain Admin credentials while installing ADFS .NET versions and…


Mailbag: Hildebrand from Azure Land (Issue #8)

Hey y'all, Mark, Tom and Hilde back for another mailbag. Astute readers and or those that have access to a calendar will notice we may have missed a week in our regular posting schedule. I'm not one to point fingers but I will say that Tom was supposed to send over his questions before he…