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Group Policy Offers New Functionality in Windows Server 2008

This article explains the improvements to the Group Policy in Windows Server 2008.

Domain Controller Options Not Supported By RODC

This article explains the DC Options which are not supported by a RODC.

DS Auditing in Windows Server 2008

This article explains the new functionality offered by auditing in Windows Server 2008.

Fine Grained Password Policies Facts

This article lists some facts about the FGPP.

BCD: Boot Configuration Database Notes

This article explains the new feature added to the Windows Boot process in Windows Server 2008.

Windows Server Backup and New Features In Windows Server 2008

This article list of new features added to the Windows Server Backup tool in Windows Server 2008.

Multiple PSOs To One User?

This article explains the conflict which arises when multiple PSOs are applied to a user.

How To Quickly Check If Newly Created GPO Replicated To All Domain Controllers?

This article explains a quick tip to check whether a newly created GPO replicated to all the Domain Controllers for that domain or not.

Backup Latency Threshold In Windows Server 2003 With SP1

This article explains how you can use a registry entry to display a warning message if a Naming Partition is not backed up for many days.

A Quick Tip To Configure Time Service In Active Directory Environment

This article explains how you can configure time service for an active directory environment.

AvoidPDCOnWan and PDC Emulator

This article explains how you can control a domain controller contacting a PDC which is out of the site.

Tip To Check Network and DNS Settings Before Deploying A DC or Domain

This article explains a small tip or syntax of a command you can use to check the network and DNS settings before deploying a child domain or additional domain controller in an existing forest.

What is Replication Queue and who manages the Queue?

This article explains the mechanism Bridgehead Servers use to process the replication changes.

SYSVOL Replication Notes

This article explains some notes related to the FRS and SYSVOL replication.

Tips – 2

A Quick Tip To Prevent Users From Accessing The Computer Tab

This article explains a quick tip which you can use to prevent users from accessing the Computer Tab on My Computer property.

A Quick Tip To Create A User Mode Process Dump File

This article explains how you can use ADPlus.vbs to create a User Mode Process dump file when a process terminates unexpectedly.

Log Files Of Server Manager

This article explains log files which are used by Server Manager in Full installation and Server Core. This article applies to Windows Server 2008 only.

How To Disable Server Manager At Windows Logon?

This article explains a registry entry you can configure to disable Server Manager from opening at Windows Logon. This article applied to Windows Server 2008 only.

How To Turn Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Off In Windows Server 2008?

This article explains how you can manually turn the Internet Enhanced Security Off in Windows Server 2008.

How To Change The XMLPath For Server Manager In Windows Server 2008?

This article explains the registry key you can use to change the OEM XML File Path which is used by the ICT and Server Manager.

How To: Firewall Commands In Server Core

This article explains the commands you can use to operate Windows Firewall in Server Core

A Quick Tip To Create A Kernel Memory Dump File Manually

This article explains how you can create a Kernel Memory dump file for diagnostic purpose.

 

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A Quick Tip To Strict FRS Replication To A Specific Port

This article explains a registry heck which can be used to strict FRS Replication to a specific port.

A Quick Tip To Strict AD Replication To A Specific Port

This article explains a registry entry which can be used to strict the AD Replication traffic to a specific port.

A Quick Tip To Allow DSRM Account To Log On Normally

This article explains a registry heck which can be used to allow DSRM User Account to log on normally in Windows Server 2008. This applies to Windows Server 2008 only.

A Quick Tip To Place Authenticating DC In DFS Referral List

This article explains a registry entry which can be used to place the authenticating domain controller on top of the DFS Referral list.

A Quick Tip To Alter Default Behaviour Of GlobalNameZones

This article explains how you can change the default behavior of GlobalNameZone zone.

A Quick Tip To Get List Of RODC Administrators

This article explains the registry key which contains the list of RODC Administrators. This article applies only to Windows Server 2008 RODC.

A Quick Tip To Enable White Space Logging

This article explains the use of White Space Logging and how you enable it on the domain controllers.

A Quick Tip To Check The Backup Status Of Each NC In Active Directory Forest

This article shows how you can see the backup status of each Naming Context in Active Directory using command line tool.

How To Use DsQuery To Find All The Domain Controllers In The Domain or Forest?

This article explains DsQuery commands which you can use to find all the domain controllers.

A Quick Tip To Modify Logon Rights On Multiple Computers

This article explains a simple command you can use to modify the “Log On Locally” rights on all the server remotely.

A Quick Tip To Find The Security Updates On Server Core

This article shows a quick command you can use to find the security updates on server core.

A Quick Tip To Get A List Of Security Groups A User Belongs To

This article explains a quick tip you can use to get the list of Security Groups a user or users belong/s to.

A Quick Tip To Get Members Of Security Groups

This article explains a command which you can use to get the members of security group or security groups mentioned in a text file.

 

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

Read more here…

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

Read more here…

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