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Active Directory Time Sync (broken by default)

Written on September 10, 2010 at 11:03 AM, by

Active Directory relies on accurate time for a number of reasons. One of this reasons is Kerberos authentication, which by nature can only cope with a difference in time (time skew) of five minutes between the Kerberos server and client. Now, don’t get me wrong. I think the time skew limitation and the overall Kerberos […]

10 years of Active Directory

Written on February 17, 2010 at 6:02 AM, by

While last year, Jorge mentioned the 10 year anniversary of a production deployed Active Directory domain, today DirTeam is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Active Directory as a released product.

Domain Controllers: Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter?

Written on August 25, 2009 at 9:41 AM, by

When making choices for a new Active Directory environment, choices eventually need to be made for the Operating System for the Active Directory Domain Controllers. The key question here is whether the Enterprise and Datacenter Editions add any substantial functionality to the Standard Edition.

Active Directory Visibility Modes

Written on December 9, 2008 at 1:02 AM, by

While being involved with my company’s Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) implementation I ran into the Active Directory List Object Access Mode, set through the DS-Heuristics attribute. I decided to give you a little rundown of this mode and the other (default) Active Directory Visibility mode, how they’re different, how to enable (and disable) one […]

Upgrading your Active Directory to Windows Server 2008

Written on April 8, 2008 at 5:28 AM, by

Last time we discussed how to transition your Active Directory to Windows Server 2008, which was something a lot of you were interested in. This time I’m talking in-place upgrading Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2008 Domain Controllers.

Transitioning your Active Directory to Windows Server 2008

Written on March 2, 2008 at 11:14 AM, by

You might be running Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 Domain Controllers at the moment and you’re looking to replace these servers with Windows Server 2008 Domain Controllers to utilize the new features of Windows Server 2008. You might also be looking to replace your aging Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 […]

File Server Migration Toolkit

Written on September 3, 2006 at 11:22 AM, by

Migrating a File server is not a difficult task, but for some reason people think this is impossible within a production environment without impact and without cost. With Microsoft’s File Server Migration Toolkit migration is a breeze, but it may not be the tool you want to use. I’ll explain how to use the File Server Migration […]