Windows 2003 R2 schema extension KB article

As this question still is rised on the newsgroups I've diecided to blog a little update to my previous post regarding extending the schema for Windows 2003 R2 DC. Since the date I've posted this message KB 917385 article was published which describes this behaviour and gives a solution as well. As some of you may … Continue reading "Windows 2003 R2 schema extension KB article"

Apache and kerberos authentication within AD domain

I was asked lately to check some things connected with authentication users accessing Apache based web-site against AD. It is quite simple but requires some configuration so I’ve gathered things all together and here is is – how to make Apache web server authenticating users against AD using mod_auth_kerb module. Here’s a recipe for mine … Continue reading "Apache and kerberos authentication within AD domain"

Using ADFS with Content Management Server 2002

Maybe CMS 2002 is not most popular content management software in the world but some people are using it in the real world. This is a case with our customer here who will deploy web application based on CMS 2002 in his network. This company maintains two separated AD forests, one is internal forest for … Continue reading "Using ADFS with Content Management Server 2002"

Dynamic objects aka why You should upgrade to Windows 2003 SP1 if You haven’t done it yet

Today I finally arrived into office after long time being on-site at customer’s office and I had some time to read blog feeds I’m subscribed to. One of my ‘must read’ blogs is Joe’s blog and I’ve noticed some new entries there. Among them on which I found very interested, and everyone who is still … Continue reading "Dynamic objects aka why You should upgrade to Windows 2003 SP1 if You haven’t done it yet"

Active Directory max DIT size and follow-ups ..

Some time ago interested thread was started on ActiveDir.org regarding maximum number of objects supported in Active Directory DIT database – definitely worth reading. This was a push for ~Eric to make some tests on this topic. Results can be found in very, very interesting post on ~Erics blog . As it sometimes happens in … Continue reading "Active Directory max DIT size and follow-ups .."

MIIS newbie tales (part 2) – desire for uniquity.

Everybody tries to be unique – to be or to do something to make us unique among others. Even if we are not doing this intentionally this just happens. Everybody also has something which identifies them among others, this is our name, hair color, face, character – in real world we are unique because of … Continue reading "MIIS newbie tales (part 2) – desire for uniquity."

Introducing Windows 2003 R2 64-bit DC into 32-bit domain

You have your new x64 hardware, You have fresh copy of Windows 2003 R2 x64, and You want to use it as new, efficient platform for Your DC. Problem? Not really, but I saw question about it few times on Internet and such question was rised by one of Polish Microsoft's customers as well. If … Continue reading "Introducing Windows 2003 R2 64-bit DC into 32-bit domain"