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 the article. Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 released + MBAM News, just news. BTW, SP1 is available to download and install. %SystemRoot%System32 Secrets: AzMan The series continue. This time we manage authorization with AzMan console. Do you miss your … Continue reading The Blog Wrap-Up for February 2011

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 I delivered a small presentation about IPD and why is it important to plan. For example, I said that it allows you to reduce resource conflicts like that: =) After this we had a workshop: The audience created company (a strange one, I’d say, but … Continue reading MCP Club: Follow UP

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 some learning resources in place. And also some banner to place at your web site/blog/forum. Here is the badge: Grab this badge here! P.S. BTW, I’ve already downloaded and installed Service Pack 1 for Windows 7/Windows 2008 R2 whenever it is not a hazard for … Continue reading Scripting Games 2011

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 and removed cached mode too. Bingo! My search results were restricted by the period from the same three-weeks-ago and to the beginning of time. No results from yesterday or last week. Considering the fact that mailboxes, both the employee’s and mine were in the same … Continue reading Do you miss your search results? Kill’em.

%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 you in this article, before creating one or more big articles about it. Imagine, you need a person to have a full control over some Hyper-V virtual machine, including the right to delete it, but the only thing he or she is not to do … Continue reading %SystemRoot%System32 Secrets: AzMan

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 it is MBAM! =) Or Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring. Deploy, monitor, help users to recover it – they tell it is all much easier now. I’m going to try it

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 – one checkbox and “OK” button – big deal! The next day I received another request… for the same person. The inheritance was broken again! Ok, I’m not a newbie, I even know something about adminCount, adminSDHolder and SDProp. So I went and checked if the … Continue reading The case of jammed permissions

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 administrators but windows Server 2008 R2 DNS servers. This configuration leads to either “access denied”, this: or other errors error while trying to connect from XP DNS console to W2K8R2 DNS server. I hadn’t ever encounter such a problem, seems like I pass it and … Continue reading Manage your Windows 2008 R2 DNS Server from XP