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Archive for October, 2011

Win 7/ Win 2008 R2 – Threats and Countermeasures Guide And Security Compliance Manager

October 22nd, 2011 by and tagged

I just found the security threat management guide from the Microsoft for windows 7 and windows 2008 R2. This guide helps to understand the threats and counter measure related with the windows 7 and 2008 R2. Contents inside the Guide. -Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 -Threats […]

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Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2

October 12th, 2011 by and tagged

I was looking for the performance tuning guidelines and was surprised it already exists without being noticed by me. I thought of sharing with others, so they can be benefited too. Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2 Choosing and Tuning Server Hardware Performance Tuning for the Networking Subsystem Performance Tuning for the Storage […]

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Active Directory Users and Groups Restore

October 8th, 2011 by and tagged

With windows 2008 R2, you can use AD Recycle bin feature to restore object and its group membership without need of system state backup and booting the DC into DSRM mode. This saves lot of time as well as hardwork required to restore the object and group membership, but organization having large number of domain […]

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Windows Time Server Role In Active Directory Forest/Domain

October 7th, 2011 by and tagged

I have seen various queries related with the windows time service configuration in Active Directory forest and domain architecture, so I decided to pen down an article which might be helpful to answer the queries. Foremost, let’s try to understand what is the time server role, how it works and why it is important to […]

Posted in Directory Services | 16 Comments »

Quest and ADMT comparison

October 4th, 2011 by and tagged , ,

There are various tools used for migration such as ADMT(Active Directory Migration Tool) from Microsoft, DMM(Domain Migration Manager) from the Quest, Netiq etc. ADMT is the free tool from the MS and there is no licensing cost involved. Any number of AD objects/servers/computers can be migrated to other domain without need to pay single penny […]

Posted in Directory Services, Exchange, SCCM/SCOM | 8 Comments »

All About (RODC)Read Only Domain Controllers

October 4th, 2011 by and tagged

RODC is the new feature introduced from the windows 2008 means domain controller with read only partitions which includes AD database and Sysvol/Netlogon folder. In order to introduce RODC in existing windows 2003 environment you need to prepare your existing environment Adprep /Rodcprep (Adprep32.exe or Adprep.exe is dependents on OS means Adprep32.exe required to be […]

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