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Awarded MS Community Contributor 2011

February 26th, 2011 by

MCC

Thank you Microsoft & all for your motivation & support. Dear Awinish, Congratulations! We’re pleased to inform you that your contributions to Microsoft online technical communities have been recognized with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award. The Microsoft Community Contributor Award is reserved for participants who have made notable contributions in Microsoft online community forums such […]

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Impact of Cloning and Virtualization on Active Directory Domain Services

February 16th, 2011 by and tagged ,

The best AD seminar on TechEd, fundamental concepts within Active Directory and the impact of cloning & virtualization upon domain controllers, domain members and Windows in general. Dean Wells (Program Manager in MS)also discuss how to best leverage virtualization, and how to both mitigate problems and to avoid occurrences in the first place. The below […]

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Password Filter

February 14th, 2011 by and tagged

Do you know password filter, if not take a look. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms721766%28v=vs.85%29.aspx  

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How do I restore security settings back to default.

February 11th, 2011 by and tagged ,

Few times, it is mandatory to reset the security permission on the all the files & folder after messing around with ACL or with GPO to set an ACL, restraining users from making any changes. Even though machine is disjoint from the domain, but same settings of ACL still remain & we get access denied […]

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Migrating FRS to DFSR

February 10th, 2011 by and tagged

Due to numerous benefits of DFSR over FRS, its time to move to DFSR, considering the acurate steps are followed else things can become awry to your environment. The issue with FRS was like Journal wrap error, blotting, inconsistent change notification etc, where as these issues has been fixed & greatly improved into DFSR. You […]

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Windows 7/2008 R2 SP1 is on the way.

February 9th, 2011 by and tagged ,

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 is on the way & it is known that all the testing of bugs has been completed. TechNet/MSDN customers get access to the download on Feb 16th. For others the date is set to be 22nd Feb not far. Take a look at the enhancements in SP1. […]

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Restructuring Active Directory Domains Between Forests

February 9th, 2011 by and tagged

When a company is acquired by another company or the two gets  merged, then two different business units come together to function. After acquiring the company, your boss asks  to rename the acquired infrastructure(Domain/Website etc.) according to the current company standard, but renaming the internal AD domain is not as easy as it looks. When […]

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DNS Scavenging And Auditing concepts

February 8th, 2011 by and tagged , ,

DNS

Scavenging is the important process for removal of stale records from DNS to keep it healthy & fit. Lot of people have doubts, whether it has to be enabled or not & find themselves in confused situation what is exactly scavenging & how it works. I have seen a question, if i create a  static […]

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Database Availability Group(DAG) Design Examples

February 6th, 2011 by and tagged

The different DAG design have been discussed. Take a look at below link to know more. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd979781%28printer%29.aspx http://blogs.kraftkennedy.com/index.php/2010/09/07/exchange-2010-notes-from-the-field-multi-site-dag-design/  

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Normal Domain Users Can Join default 10 machines to a domain

February 6th, 2011 by and tagged

Domain Error

By default, any domain users can add up to 10 machines to a domain, the reason is Every domain has a default setting for ms-DS-MachineAccountQuota value 10. You can modify this object in directory to prevent the domain user from joining the machine into domain by using ADSIedit tool to prevent this behavior. WARNING Using […]

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