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Changing Automatic DisplayName creation in ADUC

Written on July 24, 2006 at 2:47 pm, by

I needed to change the way the DisplayName is automatically formatted in ADUC for a customer and was shocked to know they did not know of the createDialog propery in the CN=409 under DisplaySpecifier(s) in the Configuration partition. Below is a extract from the KB that shows you how to do this.

How to lessen your PDC’s load

Written on May 10, 2006 at 6:30 pm, by

Most companies do not understand how important a PDC is in your environment. They often oversee this role and I think in a way it is our fault to make this single role “more important” than the other roles (** for those die hearts out there please note the quotes over “more important”). With this […]

Quick way to finding duplicate SPN’s

Written on April 21, 2006 at 7:48 pm, by

I know that Kerberos delegation can be a pain in the A$$ one of the first steps is to see if the user/administrator has registered a Service Principle Name (SPN) if he has and Kerberos delegation is still not working then check if he has duplicate entries for that SPN entry.

Windows Server 2003 R2 Schema Updates

Written on March 16, 2006 at 10:03 am, by

I was asked which components extended the schema with Windows Server 2003 R2 I always miss a small detail so below is a table explaining which components extend the AD schema for Windows Server 2003 R2

Who said FireFox was secure

Written on March 7, 2006 at 12:38 pm, by

So MR/Mrs. Firefox user(s) —> who was telling me how secure Firefox was? Check this blog entry on how to view all your stored passwords, using tools menu in Firefox. Carlos

Migrate FRS to DFSR

Written on March 3, 2006 at 2:52 pm, by

So I have been doing the TechDays 2006 DFSR and ADFS talks, and during my DFSR presentations when I tell the audience that there few tools to migrate FRS environments to DFSR I get a huge moan.

TechDays 2006

Written on February 8, 2006 at 9:09 pm, by

We will be hosting TechDays on a regular basis from now on as an effort to transfer technical knowledge to the industry for free. There will be loads of community emphasis at TechDays as we try to encourage our communities to participate in the world wide phenomenon of free knowledge transfer.

Unfair life

Written on February 6, 2006 at 1:26 pm, by

We had our Microsoft offsite event this weekend. This is where Microsoft | Services gets together at a remote location. The remote location of choice this year was Zambia. This was the one of the highlights in my life to date. We had a mixture of staying in the Royal Livingstone hotel (which is probably […]

Never forget those that help you

Written on January 25, 2006 at 2:19 pm, by

I have been caught up so much work that I have forgotten the core of what has got me where I am. There are some people that no one knows about but that have helped me through thick and thin and have offered endless amounts of support and advice. In any letter/post that you thank […]

Wow what a weekend

Written on December 18, 2005 at 6:03 pm, by

Well I have been on a big project since I started at Microsoft and even though I have had little sleep I am loving every bit of it. I had workshops the entire weekend with this customer and at first got grilled by the Novell and Linux bigots. At first I did not know how […]