Tip – DNS Client Behavior in Windows Vista and Server 2008

Microsoft developers have changed the functionality of many of Windows’ components. DNS is one of them. A DNS client component running on a Vista computer behaves differently than it did in previous versions of Windows.

This tip explains the behavior of the DNS client component in Windows Vista for DNS queries and registrations.

Read more here…

http://www.serverwatch.com/tutorials/article.php/3781556

Tip – A Quick Tip To Make Sure FRS Is Working In A Domain

This article explains a small mechanism you can use to make sure FRS is working.

FRS (File Replication Service) is used to replicate Scripts and Group Policy in Active Directory. FRS is dependent on Active Directory Connection Objects

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http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsServer2008/AdminTips/Admin/AQuickTipToMakeSureFRSIsWorkingInADomain.html

Tip – A Quick Tip To Update Group Policy Settings On Remote Computers

This article explains a single command you can use to update the Group Policy settings on remote computers. Please note this applies to Windows 2000 Computers only

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http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/Windows2000/AdminTips/ActiveDirectory/AQuickTipToUpdateGroupPolicyOnRemoteComputers.html

Tip – Background Zone Loading, New Functionality in Win Server 2008 DNS

Microsoft has changed the way DNS loads zone data into memory. Sometimes the DNS server can take an hour or more to load the data with extremely large zone data stored in the Active Directory Services. The result is that the DNS server is unable to serve the client’s requests in a timely fashion.

Read more here…

http://www.serverwatch.com/tutorials/article.php/3778316

Inside Exchange Cluster Setup and Troubleshooting Tips (Part 6)

Hopefully, this is the last part of the article series I have written for Exchange Server Setup.

In the 6th and final part of this article series we look into the actual creation of Exchange Cluster Resources. We also go through the different setup log files and summarize the type of information available from here.

    Creating Exchange Resources Types and Registering with the Cluster Service

    After setup processes all INS files, ScSetupExchangeVirtualServer is executed. This function is responsible to create all the Exchange Resources in the cluster. Let me tell you one thing, this function is completely dependent on the CLUSTER_SERVER.INS file. Only if setup executes CLUSTER_SERVER.INS successfully can Exchange 2007/2003 resources be created. The reason is simple…..

    Read more here…

    http://www.exchangeinbox.com/article.aspx?i=122

    All the parts of this article series can be found at here:

    Part 1
    http://www.exchangeinbox.com/article.aspx?i=116&t=6

    Part 2
    http://www.exchangeinbox.com/article.aspx?i=117

    Part 3
    http://www.exchangeinbox.com/article.aspx?i=118

    Part 4
    http://www.exchangeinbox.com/article.aspx?i=119

    Part 5
    http://www.exchangeinbox.com/article.aspx?i=121

    Part 6
    http://www.exchangeinbox.com/article.aspx?i=122

    Tip – Block Write Access To Run and RunOnce Registry Entries – Rectified.

    Blocking write access to Run and RunOnce registry entries for malware or other unwanted programs running in the system.

    Your system becomes unstable because of the malware programs running in the background. You identify these programs and kill them in the Task Manager but these programs will re-appear in the Task Manager after you reboot the system. This is because these programs will run again from the below mentioned registry keys:

    Read more here…

    http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsXP/UserTips/Boot/BlockWriteAccessToRunandRunOnceRegistryEntries.html