Category Archives: Microsoft Windows Server

Transitioning your Active Directory to Windows Server 2008 R2

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

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10 years of Active Directory

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.

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Domain Controllers: Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter?

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.

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A New Vulnerability in Active Directory (MS09-018)

On Patch Tuesday for June 2009 (yesterday, June 9, 2009) Microsoft released security bulletin MS09-18 yesterday to address a vulnerability in Active Directory and Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) that could allow remote code execution. It’s should not come as a shock Microsofts Active Directory and Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) contain insecure code, allowing […]

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Installed Windows 2000 Server yesterday

Yesterday I needed to install a box with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server for some educational purposes. While installing this Operating System, which is nearly ten years old and nearly out of support, I noticed some differences, compared to installing Windows Server 2008. These changed made me feel a bit nostalgic, but I’m glad installing has […]

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Active Directory Visibility Modes

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 […]

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Upgrading your Active Directory to Windows Server 2008

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.

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Transitioning your Active Directory to Windows Server 2008

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 […]

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MS08-003 Security Update for Active Directory

Microsoft released a security update for Active Directory and Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) today. The accompanying security bulletin marks this update as important.

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File Server Migration Toolkit

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 […]

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