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Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Blog Wrap-Up for February 2011

Manage your Windows 2008 R2 DNS Server from XP You’ve upgraded your servers to 2008 R2 but your admins’ workstations are still on XP? You can’t manage your DNS server then until you make some changes. The case of jammed permissions You change permissions on an AD object but the permissions get back. Look at […]

MCP Club: Follow UP

The day before yesterday I was speaking at MCP Club: Moscow. The topic was named like “IPD Guides: I Plan Darn Good”. Guess what? Seems like it was fun! =) Well, at least I found it entertaining and I hope everyone else had a good time =)   What have we done back there? First […]

Scripting Games 2011

Yeah, this year they will be held again! I doubt I will find time to join them (though I’ll do my best), but I definitely recommend everyone else to do it =,,) The Games to start at April 4 and finish at the 15th. The details are not fully revealed yet, but there are already […]

Do you miss your search results? Kill’em.

I’ve had one more case recently: an employee reported that his outlook wouldn’t search any item for the last three weeks or so. Rebuilding indices didn’t help and moreover he was not using cached outlook mode. Well, while my search seemed to be ok, I needed to reproduce the problem somehow, so I went nuts […]

%SystemRoot%System32 Secrets: AzMan

To be honest, I had been thinking of it as of some unneeded tool for quite a long time before I had a close look on the console and its abilities. I was wrong. It is really powerful instrument to manage or delegate permissions for an application. It is as powerful that I’m only teasing […]

Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 released + MBAM

Brandon LeBlanc made my day again! =,,) The Service Pack is now RTM. It will be available for TechNet and MSDN subscribers on the 16th, February and for common public on February 22nd. Among fixes the SP contains RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory. One more good news: Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack got some brand-new addition. And […]

The case of jammed permissions

Once I got a request ticket from one of our administrators whom are delegated some permissions in their parts of AD to. The person told me that he didn’t have permissions for some accounts. Well, no problem: I investigated the issue, found that the inheritance on that record was broken and I fixed it – […]

Manage your Windows 2008 R2 DNS Server from XP

Being an MS MVP involves answering questions. I don’t receive many of them, but this happens sometimes. The latest one was quite interesting. After reading my article about delegating administration of DNS one of my readers discovers that he cannot implement my solution in his environment. You see, he has got Windows XP workstation for […]