Hotfix for RID Pool Depletion! KB 261869

A few months back I thought I was going to write a blog post about how to look for RID Pool depletion in environments. Then I got side tracked with something (probably finding out why Mad Men isn’t on yet) and Ned Pyle wrote an awesome post that would of put anything I would have…

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"What's Your Stratum Baby?" aka The Worst Pickup Line Ever

Hello from Chattanooga, Where my luggage got here a full day later then me. I’m here to deliver an Active Directory Risk Assessment Program or an ADRAP which does an exhaustive check of the health/risk of Active Directory. If you’ve never had one I suggest contacting your TAM it will be an eye opening experience. One area…

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You Are Not Smarter Than The KCC

I had this discussion with a fellow PFE David Gregory , who use to be out of Chicago but now has moved to a better place (read Southern California), at a Polo Loco in Compton, CA. The same one 2Pac rapped about, you know the one I’m talking about. This is what us PFEs do sometimes, eat at fast…

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Moving The PDC Role And Testing NTP Server Connectivity

Hello from Chicago, I am actually at home here in Chicago here for a hot minute while I’m on critsit duty. I look forward to getting a call tonight while I’m at my good friend Dave Hazekamp’s house watching the Bulls playoff game. Lately I’ve been helping a few customers go through an Active Directory upgrade to 2008 R2 of their production…

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Knock Knock Is That Port Open?

Hello from Toronto, Here is a quick post. What are the ports that are needed by AD? How can you verify they are open from a client? How can you test this? Port Query!     This will run through all the pre-defined AD ports and verify the client is able to connect. There are…

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