RODC connection object is goes AWOL

If the RODC connection object goes Absent With Out Leave (AWOL) then there are some steps to recover it, taken from the Ask the Directory Services Team’s Blog site ( RODCs require a special flag on their connection objects for SYSVOL replication to work. If not present, SYSVOL will not work for FRS or DFSR. To fix…


Poster Win 8 app, available now

A new Windows 8 app is now available to enable you to see all the technical spec posters that we used to have to print out on A3.   If you’re running Windows 8, you can get it from the Windows Store here:   thanks Martin (aka the poster guy ๐Ÿ™‚


Userenvlog for Windows Vista/2008/Win7

If  you like the userenvlog from Windows XP, you may want to know how to get more information from the GPSVR service in Windows 2008/Visa/Win 7.  If so then try this: How to enable logging in the Gpsvc.log file To enable logging in the Gpsvc.log file, follow these steps. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then…


ADPREP Challenges

I had an interesting challenge last month and figured that this is a great one for my blog.   Being based in England, I had never come across this issue before so it was very interesting.   I arrived on a customer site to help perform a Windows Server 2008 schema update and make sure that all…


Playing with NAP

Hi all,       I have been playing with Network Access Protection (NAP) recently and have a few pointers that may help you all out ๐Ÿ™‚ Event ID 204 on the NAP server is raised when clients do not meet policy requirements Event ID 201 on NAP server is raised when clients do not meet the…


Fine Grain Password Policies (FGPP)

Hi,     Having played with FGPP’s recently at Teched, I figured that it would be good to publish the attributes that are required to create one and their value types. The attributes required for creating a fine grain password policy. msDS-PasswordSettingsPrecendence  This is just a number you can make up (make sure you leave some space…


2008 interesting links

If you are feeling a little limited in information about Windows 2008, check out the following featured components:   ยท         AD DS: Restartable Active Directory Domain Services Windows 2008 introduced new capabilities to start or stop directory services running on a domain controller without having to shut it down, allowing administrators to perform maintenance (offline…


Virtualising servers

Hi All,              I have started collecting a list of whitepapers based upon virtualisation of domain controllers and services, I just figured that you may find these of use!    KB897615  Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software;EN-US;897615 KB: 897613 Microsoft Virtual Server support policy  KB: 897614 Windows Server System software…


RDP to Windows 2008

Hi all,        I have installed a Windows 2008 server into my Windows 2003 domain, I then enabled RDP on my Windows 2008 server verified that I could connect from my Vista client on the network.   While working from home, I quickly found out that I could not RDP onto my Windows 2008 server from…


Windows Server 2008 Core Quick Reference

This month I have been setting up my first Windows 2008 core server to go into a production environment.  It has been a very interesting experience as I was expecting a straight forward process but ran into a few challenges.  What with some vendor specific hardware and a bizarre WSUS issue, I have certainly had…