First, to save you reading, let me just say – if you have a lot of CPUs on your Domain Controller this is 100% by design. If you only have a couple of CPUs – you’ve got some other strange problem. For more information on how to calculate the expected consumption of RAM, read the full article.
Over the years, I have tried so many things to limit comment spam – yeah sure; you can go and install Akismet, or AntiSpamBee – they are great products and seem to do a great job, if you don’t mind reviewing your spam messages from time to time to rescue real comments. I recently gave up on all my other spam plugins – I have effectively turned all my anti-spam products off and moved to something a little more simple “Cookies for Comments”. Let’s see how long before the spammers catch on.
This article is the fifth in a series the offers a reference point between User Account attributes and associated displayed values within various interfaces. This particular post is going to be a little tricky, mainly because a number of the values that are displayed on the account tab are not actually individual attributes – quite a few are bits set within a larger value.
The fourth post in a series on LDAP Attributes in AD. This post visually depicts the Address tab within Active Directory for Users and Computers. Enjoy.
Recently I was involved in the resolution of an issue where a number of domain controllers in an environment began crashing at random intervals for reasons unknown – no recent changes, usual story. Using Perfmon we were able to quickly identify and rectify a memory leaking process.
This post explains how to clear the thumbnailPhoto Attribute from a user object in Active Direcetory. Remember; you can always use ADSIEDIT to do it manually or script it up. The post also contains an example VBScript snippet.
This post outlines the LDAP values as mapped under the General Tab within the Active Directory for Users and Computers interface. Part 3 in a series.
This article discusses a possible issue that may surface when setting RPC Internet Ports incorrectly on a Windows 2008 R2 host.
This article discusses how to configure Active Directory to use Fixed Ports. It also discusses what can go wrong if these settings are not configured correctly. The article also references a possible issue with setting an RPC Port range on a Windows 2008 server that could cause unexpected results.
Throughout the problem solving process, we tend to categorize and investigate facts or known quantities. In addition to categorizing facts, it is often just as important to pay just attention to assumptions. Whilst an assumption is not proven, it could hold the key to solving a problem – even if it is totally incorrect.
This is part two in our series on User Attributes within Active Directory. This post contains two code sample comparisons (VB vs, PowerShell) that enumerates all attributes within the user class. It also details the attributes stored under the Phone/Notes tab within Outloo.
Got a problem that no-one is owning? If you are in a position to do so, why not take charge – you don’t have to be the boss in most cases. Find out who can help and pass on any relevant details and discover the most appropriate owner. Don’t let a problem bounce around indefinitely between departments – especially if you can help in some way.
Are we learning to think less for ourselves? This article discusses the possible ramifications of relying too much on technology to solve problems on our behalf.
If you’re looking to connect your Thompson Technicolor TG587nV3 router to a 4G Modem , or make use of NTFS USB Storage, make sure you have the latest firmware.
More often than not, an administrator is asked to manipulate or report on various fields within AD. This article provides a representation of associated Active Directory user attributes and where they are mapped in Outlook and a few other quirks (eg street vs streetAddress, discussions on the thumbnailPhoto attribute).
Did you know there’s a favourite drink attribute?
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