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The current and New Year

Written on December 24, 2007 at 3:14 pm, by

It was just over two years ago that I was chatting with Charles Carroll about starting a community blogging site. He always pushed me to run community sites and one of my first being the successful ADSI and Directory Services Programming group that I run, for that I am always thankful to Charles Carroll. Now […]

The Real Replication Traffic

Written on January 17, 2007 at 7:34 pm, by

So I was doing some tests at one of my favorite customers in the world 😉 they allowed me to share the information of a test on replication of a domain controller on a different site on a single forest single domain infrastructure. The key here is that we have preloaded 120 000 users and […]

So I am back – sort of ;)

Written on November 6, 2006 at 7:30 pm, by

So I have been really scarce lately. Firstly I apologize I should have posted and let everyone know what has been happening and where I have been.

DCPROMO Debug update

Written on October 3, 2006 at 8:47 pm, by

So I received loads of comments asking me what the DC* log files log.

Complete list of Ports required for our Windows Server System

Written on October 3, 2006 at 8:34 pm, by

I always have to look up in different locations as to which ports are needed for certain functions like Active Directory, DFSR, Certificate Services, Cluster Service, DHCP Server etc. When you need them handy its always a mission to get to the documentation, here is a document that has all these ports in one article […]

Active Directory Schema 4 easy steps

Written on October 3, 2006 at 8:27 pm, by

So here is a list of things that you need to do when thinking and about to make schema changes: Understand the Active Directory Schema Terminology Then read How the Active Directory Schema Works Once you have that understanding you then go through our Checklist before extending the schema And make sure you know how […]


Written on October 2, 2006 at 8:56 pm, by

I was chatting to a friend of mine and he was complaining of DCPROMO failing during a promotion of a member server to a domain controller. He could not understand why. With him about 17 000km away from me, I couldn’t just jump over and help him. He didn’t have VPN access for me and […]

Windows GINA

Written on August 17, 2006 at 3:41 pm, by

So as I was going along promising customers that the Password Portal would be released with MIIS SP2 I was caught like a fish out of water. The Password Portal was pulled from SP2 and the customer was not happy at all.

Apology for incorrect post

Written on August 14, 2006 at 4:00 pm, by

Being taught the hard way is sometimes the best way. It was pointed out to me by someone really close to me that I should think before I post. For those of you frowning about what the hell I am talking about: I made a really immature and stupid blog entry about FireFox. It had no […]

GINA and ADUC Dialog

Written on August 13, 2006 at 10:28 pm, by

I know I have posted in a while but I have a good reason and some juicy things to come in the near future. So the two things I have been busy with (which is the excuse I am using for not blogging ;)) Password Portal Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) – Dialog extentions