“Administrative limit for this request was exceeded" Error from Active Directory

Hello, Ryan Ries here with my first AskDS post! I recently ran into an issue with a particular environment where Active Directory and UNIX systems were being integrated.  Microsoft has several attributes in AD to facilitate this, and one of those attributes is the memberUid attribute on security group objects.  You add user IDs to…


SHA1 Key Migration to SHA256 for a two tier PKI hierarchy

Hello. Jim here again to take you through the migration steps for moving your two tier PKI hierarchy from SHA1 to SHA256. I will not be explaining the differences between the two or the supportability / security implementations of either. That information is readily available, easily discoverable and is referenced in the links provided below….


Setting up Data Recovery Agent for Bitlocker

You might have already read on TechNet and one of the other AskCore Blogson how to setup Data Recovery Agent (DRA) for BitLocker. However, how do you request a certificate from internal Certificate Authority (AD CS) to enable Data Recovery Agent (DRA). Naziya Shaik and I have written detailed instructions here and hope it is…


How to convert Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise using ICD

Windows 10 makes life easier and brings a lot of benefits in the enterprise world. Converting Windows 10 without an ISO image or DVD is one such benefit. My name is Amrik and in this blog, we’ll take an example of upgrading Windows 10 Professional edition to Windows 10 Enterprise edition. Let’s consider a scenario…


We Are Hiring – North Carolina and Texas

Would you like to join the world’s best and most elite debuggers to enable the success of Microsoft solutions?   As a trusted advisor to our top customers you will be working with to the most experienced IT professionals and developers in the industry. You will influence our product teams in sustained engineering efforts to…


How big should my OS drive be?

My name is Michael Champion and I've been working in support for more than 12 years here at Microsoft.  I have been asked by many customers "What is the recommended size for the OS partition for Windows Server?".  There are minimum recommendations in the technical documentation (and release notes), but those recommendations are more on…


So what exactly is the CLIUSR account?

From time to time, people stumble across the local user account called CLIUSR and wonder what it is, while you really don’t need to worry about it; we will cover it for the curious in this blog. The CLIUSR account is a local user account created by the Failover Clustering feature when it is installed…