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FIM 2010 management pack

Written on March 31, 2011 at 7:07 pm, by

I’m breaking the silence on the blog with just a quick post on a tool for FIM. It looks like the FIM 2010 Management Pack for SCOM 2007 has hit the web and is available for download. If you are using FIM and SCOM now you have proper tool to monitor its state. If you are wondering […]

Groups and tokens

Written on June 29, 2010 at 8:27 pm, by

I’m done with an intensive month of sessions, delivered for different user groups and other communities online. When you managed to attend my session about Kerberos I hope you liked it ;). Now it’s time for some blogging activities. A friend asked on his blog (PL only, sorry) a question how to quickly determine the groups a computer account […]

Everybody lies … except network traffic … DHCP

Written on March 24, 2010 at 12:51 pm, by

This post is the beginning of new troubleshooting saga – Everybody lies … except network traffic. Chapter 1: the case of the mysterious DHCP Server. In my daily job as an IT consultant sometimes I have to deal with problems. Different kind of problemss – easy, hard … it depends on the case. A few days before […]

Be careful what You promise … SYSVOL

Written on March 9, 2010 at 12:43 pm, by

… on my Polish blog a question was asked on Sunday evening if I can provide some description on the SYSVOL location process and the pitfalls which might wait there. I said … ‘Why not‘  … and then you have to keep your promise. So today it will be about SYSVOL volume. Recently it is […]

Spot the difference

Written on January 28, 2010 at 12:59 pm, by

Where is a question there is an answer (at least in most cases). This time question was “How to check schema extension introduces to a forest?” and it was asked on There was even more than one answer … apparently some consultants are watching this list :). So how we can capture what was […]

ILM 2007 and virtualization – small but important change

Written on August 26, 2009 at 11:59 am, by

Small, but important change was introduced in ILM 2007 FP1 FAQ: Wow … this means that something which already had happened at many customers is now officially supported configuration. Good for customers who are running ILM in VM or are thinking about moving to it with ILM. (cc) BikoBikoBiko FAQ mentions Hyper-V explicitly but as […]

Using multiple UPN suffixes for users in single directory

Written on August 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm, by is always a source of all sorts of directory related discussion. In most cases interesting once. I have to admit that I would like to have more time to catch up with and to be more active there (note to self) but with Wojtek @ home (he’s growing) it is getting even harder […]

Microsoft IT (AD) Health Scanner

Written on July 7, 2009 at 12:16 pm, by

Take a lot of work, add 7 week old son and serious flue (which strikes 2 days after You got back from travel which incorporates transfer on some heavy used airports – first thought – pork 😉 ) and you will get some silence on a blog. I hope that while my son will get […]

And you will keep your password updated …

Written on March 4, 2009 at 12:52 pm, by

Implementing effective password policy was always a hard task. Especially when additional accounts like: workstation local administrator account services account (look for W2008R2 new features) name whatever you want account … comes into equation and you have to make sure that all of them are in compliance with password policy of your company. Not always […]

Debugging ILM2

Written on February 23, 2009 at 1:08 pm, by

ILM2 has way more moving parts than ILM2007. We have right now portal with end-user UI based on Sharepoint, business logic hidden behind workflows and MPRs and old synchronization engine as it used to be in previous ILM versions This is very simple description, if You want to get whole overview of ILM2 architecture go […]