Changes in Functionality in Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft have released this document: Changes in Functionality in Windows Server 2008 R2 "Changes in Functionality from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2" describes new and changed functionality and features available in Windows Server 2008 R2. The Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating system includes changes to Windows Server® 2008 features and technologies that … Continue reading Changes in Functionality in Windows Server 2008 R2

Empty Root place holder – Still a valid design choice?

 Empty Root One of the questions as I am often asked is about having an empty place holder domain in the environment and whether one should still be deployed.When Active Directory was first released with Windows 2000, an empty root place holder domain was deemed best practice for a multitude of reasons.  Enterprise/Domain segregation The … Continue reading Empty Root place holder – Still a valid design choice?

Active Directory: Domain and Forest Functional Levels.

Active Directory - Domain and Forest Functional Levels.   Domain versioning (and DC)   0 = Mixed mode / Native mode1 = Windows Server 2003 interim domain mode2 = Windows Server 20033 = Windows Server 20084 = Windows Server 2008 R2   Forest versioning   0 = Window 20001 = Windows Server 2003 interim forest … Continue reading Active Directory: Domain and Forest Functional Levels.

Brian Desmond – Talks Active Directory Design

The [ADUG] UK Active Directory User Group, had the pleasure of Brian Desmond MVP this evening (29/10), talking Active Directory Design. Brian had a slide deck of some 70 slides, the content of which he had built up over the years. After what seemed a slow start, people started talking and interacting with Brian, sharing … Continue reading Brian Desmond – Talks Active Directory Design