Category: Support

Stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Having just blogged about  a Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Application compatibility update , I discover additional updates for stability and reliability.  […]

“dsget user -memberof -expand” returns incorrect results in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

This is an issue that I have come across and I thought it worth sharing. There is a hotfix available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 for the dsget utility. When the dsget user command is executed with the […]

LDAP Limits – Are now hardcoded in Active Directory.

On ActiveDir.org a couple of weeks ago, there was a discussion around the fact that Microsoft now have hardcoded LDAP limits for Active Directory. This may not directly affect you in a Windows 2003 forest – […]

Network port requirements for Active Directory and Windows Server.

In the companies that I work with, Active Directory and Firewalls are often said in the same sentence, this KB article discusses the essential network ports; protocols and services that are used by Windows client […]

Active Directory: and Network Address Translation (NAT).

Active Directory environments configured to use Network Address Translation (NAT)  appear to be a support scenario with multiple configurations some supported and some unsupported.  Detailed below is the information I have collated so far. Active Directory over NAT – […]

Critical – Out of Band Security Patch for Internet Explorer 6 and 7

There will be a Critical (As the vulnerability allows remote code execution) Out of Band Security Patch for Internet Explorer 6 and 7 later today. Executive Summary Microsoft is investigating new, public reports of a vulnerability in […]

DFS Hotfixes for Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2, 2008 and 2008 R2.

If you are implementing DFS (Namespaces or Replication) then you should baseline your DFS environment to the levels detailed in these articles.  KB 968429 List of currently available hotfixes for Distributed File System (DFS) technologies in Windows […]