ADModify- Making bulk changes in style

ADModify is a tool that will enable an AD/Exchange admin to make bulkchanges in user properties. One of the special treats of this tool is the fact that it provides a simple GUI forconfiguring the accepted MAPI level for clients.You can download the tool at:http://www.gotdotnet.com/workspaces/workspace.aspx?id=f5cbbfa9-e46b-4a7a-8ed8-3e44523f32e2

Who said fonts aren’t important???

You may receive a “Stop 0x000000ab” error message when you log off a Terminal Services session on a Windows Server 2003 SP1-based Terminal Server http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;901150  

LimitLogin v1.0

Microsoft has released  a tool we have been waiting for-a tool that enablesSysAdmins to control conccurent logins to their AD environment. Based on the short time I have been exposed to this tool I can say that it looks cool but it has its limitations. The download can be found at:http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/d/0/fd05def7-68a1-4f71-8546-25c359cc0842/limitlogin.exe  

Proactive managemnet

Slogans are something that I do not particulary like-especially if they stay slogans.On the other hand when you start implmenting slogans you may gain an advantage or two.Oneof the widely used slogans for IT managemnet is “Be Proactive”. This is one of the slogans I can relateto. Managing your IT inrastructure in a proactive manner will make you look better to youruser community and managemnet. One of the things I hate most is reacting-when you react since one of your users is calling and saying thatthe E-mail system is down you are in trouble(actually when the users come breaking down your door … Continue reading Proactive managemnet

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

From the article: “Microsoft has released the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool to help remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows 2000. The Malicious Software Removal Tool supersedes all virus-cleaner tools that were previously released by Microsoft. You can download the Malicious Software Removal Tool from the Microsoft Download Center. You can also run an online version of the tool from the Malicious Software Removal Tool Web site on Microsoft.com. To run the Malicious Software Removal Tool from either location, you must log on to your … Continue reading The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

Comparing directory (AD) information between DCs

While verifying AD replication it may be useful to compare the directory informationstored on different domain controllers. There is a toold that can compare the informationand it is called DSASTAT.EXE. The tool can be found among the Windows Support Tools. For additional information take a look at:http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/all/techref/en-us/Default.asp?url=/Resources/Documentation/windowsserv/2003/all/techref/en-us/dsastat.asp