Quite a long heading, so let’s cut to the chase: Sometimes we want to hide Domain Controllers. One way to achieve this is by configuring the GPO Element: Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > System > Net Logon > DC Locator DNS Records Setting: Specify DC LOcator DNS records not registered by the […]
In this post we explore some of the nifty CLI (read: Powershell) based commands that can be used when interacting with an ADCS deployment. These commands are all fully documented over at Microsoft, but I find them hard to locate at times. HOLD UP! I can almost hear a couple of MVPs yelling from here! […]
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.
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 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.
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.
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?