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Top 6 (Independent) Microsoft Active Directory Integration Experts to Follow

Blatant self-promotion, but I wanted to share a blog post from OneLogin that gives their list of top Active Directory experts (including me) and our top tips on “What you should never do when working with Active Directory“. Top 6 (Independent) Microsoft Active Directory Integration Experts to Follow Does anyone else have any other “No […]

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MaxTokenSize – Change of recommendation from Microsoft.

  Microsoft have stated for numerous years that anyone with Kerberos authentication issues often due to users being in multiple groups and commonly known as Token Bloat should increase the MaxTokenSize to 65535 bytes. Whilst reading Understand and Troubleshoot Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012 guide, I read that “Previous versions of Windows had […]

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Active Directory Forest Recovery – Whitepaper updated.

Microsoft have updated the must read Active Directory document on Active Directory Forest Recovery. “The guide contains best-practice recommendations for recovering an Active Directory forest if forest-wide failure renders all domain controllers in the forest incapable of functioning normally. The steps, which you must customize for your particular environment, describe how to recover the entire […]

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Best Practices for Securing Active Directory

  Microsoft have released a new document which contains best practice recommendations to assist organisations in enhancing the security of their Active Directory installations. Microsoft state that “In implementing these recommendations, organisations will be able to identify and prioritise security activities, protect key segments of their organisation’s computing infrastructure and create controls that significantly decrease […]

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Mergers and Divestitures: Spoof a domain to implement a DFS Namespace.

  I have just returned from the MVP summit in Redmond, where I spent the best part of a week with the Active Directory Product Group and other Directory Services MVP’s.  In conversation with a fellow Directory Services MVP Mike Kline, I mentioned a way that I had spoofed a domain to ensure a DFS […]

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Active Directory 5th Edition

Over the past view months I have been quietly working on the revised edition of the O’Reilly Active Directory Bible. I am pleased to say Brian has finished the book and it is now available. For further information checkout Brian’s Blog at

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Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2012

This guide follows on from the excellent Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Performance Tuning Guidelines and describes important tuning parameters and settings that you can adjust to improve the performance and energy efficiency of the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It describes each setting and its potential effect to help you make an informed […]

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