Category: Troubleshooting

Recover a domain name from an expired trial Office 365/Azure Active Directory tenant.

I regularly work with multiple Azure Active Directory and Office 365 tenants, recently I wanted to utilise a domain that was attached to a tenant that had expired in December 2015, but did not know […]

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 […]

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, […]

Windows Operating System Internals–Training in London.

Back in April as part of the UK TechDays week, I arranged an evening session with Dan Pearson of David Solomon Expert Seminars on Windows Crash Dump Analysis and Windows Performance Troubleshooting and Analysis, everyone […]

Active Directory Explorer v1.4 – Now Available

Microsoft have released version 1.4 of the Sysinternals tool “Active Directory Explorer “.  AD Explorer is an advanced Active Directory (AD) viewer and editor. You can use AD Explorer to easily navigate an AD database, define […]

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 […]

UK TechDays and the Red Screen of Death.

This week saw the UK have its first ever TechDays event (TechDays deliver content similar to that of TechED, but are free and a lot smaller).  As part of the TechDays week Microsoft asked community leads […]