Looking into how Microsoft does IT

Have you ever wondered how a large enterprise handles it’s IT infrastructure and deployment? Now you can look at how Microsoft IT handles our very own IT rollouts.  Check out the link here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb687780.aspx Topics are broken out by product and by subject. +sgoad

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Wrapping up 2009, looking forward to 2010

When it comes to the end of the year, it’s often a time to look back on what’s happened to bring us where we are.  Not only are we nearing the end of another year, but we are closing out the first decade of the new millennium.  It’s funny to think that 10 years ago,…

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Cross-Post from AskDs – Windows Event Log Service is Starting… and my domain is down!

I sometimes write content for the AskDS blog site, Microsoft’s Official Directory Services Weblog.  Here is a cross-post of an article I wrote, which can be viewed in its original context here. ————————————— Hi everybody, Scott Goad here to discuss an issue that I worked recently where the customer was unable to logon to the…

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2010 Beta goes public – come and get it!

Office 2010 Beta has been released to the public.  To get the goods (or to learn more), go to: http://www.microsoft.com/2010 Enjoy! +sgoad

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Cross-post blog from AskDS – The Strange Case of Unenforced Password Complexity

I sometimes write content for the AskDS blog site, Microsoft’s Official Directory Services Weblog.  Here is a cross-post of an article I worked with David Everett on, which can be viewed in its original context here. —————————–Hello everyone, David Everett and Scott Goad here to discuss a recent issue that we thought you might find interesting. We…

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Bad Blogger….BAD!

I’ve not been updating as oft as I should, but wanted anyone / everyone to check out my most recent post at the Microsoft official Enterprise Platform Support DS blog – http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2009/05/21/temporary-user-profiles-and-the-citrix-ica-client.aspx It’s a good read about temporary profile issues that can arise as the result of single sign-on with the Citrix 10.2x client installed….

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Windows Home Server Power Pack 2 Released!

I absolutely love my Windows Home Server — it has made my life easier!  If you don’t know about WHS, please visit the Windows Home Server page, which has great details about the product.  My favorite feature is the automated backup.  No more reloading PCs in my house, I just restore to one of the…

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Proud of your MCP status? How about a chance for a free trip to Tech-ED?

Get on the Bus! is an eleven-day cross-country odyssey across the U.S aboard the Career Express tour bus. Our Microsoft Learning community leads and evangelists will be holding community events at partner and IT Academy locations in each city, highlighting individuals and organizations doing innovative and inspiring things to help our customers advance their careers…

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Return of the Blog

It has been too long since I have posted on this blog. When I started the site I had envisioned creating a post weekly, but this has not been the case.  I’m turning a new leaf, as they say, and am making a personal commitment to keep the site up to date.  I will be…

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Designing an OU Structure

Designing the Organizational Unit (OU) structure for your environment is not a task to take lightly.  Some administrators will simply group all users in one OU and forget about them, while others may take the OU design to an extreme, often ending up with unnecessary OUs.  For an administrator, the first tendency when creating the…

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