Take Control Over AD Permissions and the AD ACL Scanner Tool

What is the state of your delegation? Have you a documented and recent report over the permissions in your Active Directory? Have you granted permissions on the relevant OU’s in the past and left it like this ever since?? Maybe it’s time to take a look again to see what’s actually delegated in Active Directory?…


How to get DRM protected E-Books to be able to be read on a Windows 8 RT device

During the evening yesterday my daughter wanted to read some E-books on her new Windows RT slate. She wanted to borrow an E-Book from our local library in Sweden. I was expecting this to be an easy task and gladley tried to find a download link for Windows RT at the library hompage. I found…

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Do You Allow Blank Passwords In Your Domain?

Do you or did you back in the days use your own code or a third party tool to create user accounts that did not update the userAccountControl attribute after the account was created? Well then there’s a change you might have accounts in your domain that are allowed blank passwords or even worse have…

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DS Role Service Disabled

In Windows Server 2012 there is a new service called DS Role Service.This is used for the promotion and demotion of the AD DS. This service iscreated due to a change in how the Domain Controllers are setup. The Domain Controlleris now a Role in the same way as DHCP or DNS. This creates a…

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Step-by-step walkthrough: Installing an Operations Manager 2012 Gateway

  Step-by-step walkthrough: installing an Operations Manager 2012 Gateway Server To make this document, I installed 3 test servers; the evaluation image of Windows Server 2008 R2 can be downloaded from the Microsoft site here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd459137.aspx This installation was done on a generation 1 Core i7 portable with 1 SSD drive and 8GB of memory….


Upcoming Windows Milestones Shared with Partners at WPC

More information can be found here: http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/07/09/upcoming-windows-milestones-shared-with-partners-at-wpc.aspx From this post, the most important news is “Tami confirmed that Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August. For enterprise customers with Software Assurance benefits, they will have full access to Windows 8 bits as early as August.” 🙂  


Upgrading CLM or ILM 2007 to the latest binaries

The upgrade history for CLM/ILM has vastly improved with the ILM FP1 SP1 release, with this release the admin can upgrade all versions of CLM to the latest regardless of version. Prior to this the upgrade could require an uninstallation of the existing installation, depending on which version of CLM you were running. The current…


Windows Phone and the PFE == Don’t Panic

Anyone who’s ever read Douglas Adams’ HGTTG knows the value of having a traveling companion you can stuff into your pocket. Something that you can rely on being with you day and night, no matter where in the world you are or what set of clothes you’re wearing 🙂 Something that keeps track of your…


Failed to read %PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE environment variable from Win32_Environment WMI class

For those wanting to get rid of the SCCM MP error (introduced in the latest version 6.0.6000.3) “Failed to read %PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE environment variable from Win32_Environment WMI class”, there is a hotfix available now: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2692929 More information, as always, can be found on Kevin Holman’s blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2011/09/30/mp-update-new-configmgr-2007-mp-version-6-0-6000-3-resolves-top-issues.aspx   HTH, Danny    


Update rollup 2 for AD FS 2.0 available

Update rollup 2 for AD FS 2.0 is now officially available at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2681584 for all 18 languages that are supported by AD FS 2.0.   This update rollup includes the hotfixes and the updates that fix 4 product issues and add 1 new capabilities to the product (see summary list below or see KB article…