Category: Administration

Active Directory: A user cannot be in more than 1015 groups.

In any Microsoft Active Directory forest, a user can only a member of 1024 groups but after allowing for up to 9 well known SIDS this number is actually 1015. See KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328889 If a user […]

Windows 7 SP1 Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) are now available.

Microsoft have released the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1): Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 with SP1 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that […]

Backspace does not work in the GPMC or in AGPM

Last year at TechED Berlin, I was complaining to the MDOP team that the backspace did not work in the GPMC when AGPM was installed.  It transpires the issue is not with AGPM per se, […]

Active Directory: Domain and Forest Functional Levels

All though Active Directory has been available for over ten years, one question that comes up time and time again at customer sites is “What do the Forest and Domain Functional Levels do and should I […]

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 – Beta Service Pack 1 (What else does it do?).

Yesterday (12th July 2010) at the Microsoft Partner Convention, Microsoft made publically available the beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 (in English, French, German, Japanese and in Spanish). […]

Resultant Set of Policy (RSOP) not working.

Recently I had a couple of issues with Resultant Set of Policy (RSOP) and enabling it to work for IT teams who were not Administrators. One issue I had was that every time Resultant Set […]

Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) 3.2 Documentation

Microsoft have released ADMT 3.2  and this guide details how to use the Active Directory Migration tool to migrate users, groups, managed service accounts and computers between Active Directory domains in different forests (interforest migration) or between Active Directory domains […]