How to cover un-covered – the case of missing subnet

Reading Time: 4 minutes Few days ago my colleague at work pointed me out that I had not created a follow-up to my article about site location which was requested by some users in comments on my Polish blog. When one started this whole blogging thing one has to deal with consequences … time to write something few simples … Continue reading "How to cover un-covered – the case of missing subnet"

Who needs another DC?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Active Directory as network service has  (at least IMO) one great advantage (some problems can be pointed as well ) – relative simplicity of building service which will be fault tolerant service. With proper design and maintenance it takes some efforts to break AD as a service. It provides: multiple directory replica with multi-master replication … Continue reading "Who needs another DC?"

Reverse engineering attribute flows from server export

Reading Time: 2 minutes ILM (MIIS) allows management agent configuration to be exported in two ways: Management Agent export Server configuration export. Both options produces XML files, however in first case one will get single file which will contain only configuration for single MA. In second case series of XML files will be created, one for each MA and … Continue reading "Reverse engineering attribute flows from server export"

And you will keep your password updated …

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 … Continue reading "And you will keep your password updated …"

Debugging ILM2

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 … Continue reading "Debugging ILM2"

ILM, Exchange 2007 management and network ports

Reading Time: 2 minutes ILM 2007 FP1 has enabled possibility for Exchange 2007 support in provisioning scenarios. This is being provided by cmdlets which are part of Exchange 2007 management tools which are required for this scenario to work (make sure that You are using Exchange roll-up 4 or higher update as there is a bug in earlier versions). … Continue reading "ILM, Exchange 2007 management and network ports"