Active Directory: Disaster Recovery (Recap)

In preparation for the Active Directory forest to be upgraded (to Windows Server 2012 R2), it may be prudent to re-evaluate Active Directory disaster recovery plans. Active Directory if configured correctly will just sit there and work; servicing all requests that are presented and because of this robustness, its importance is often overlooked and its criticality … Continue reading Active Directory: Disaster Recovery (Recap)

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 … Continue reading MaxTokenSize – Change of recommendation from Microsoft.

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 … Continue reading Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2012

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2 – Updated

I have previously written about this, but feel it's worthy of another mention.  Microsoft have hidden away on their WHDC (Windows Hardware Developer Central) website, an excellent document on Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2.  It is worthy of a read as it details lots of changes in functionality that can affect performance.The … Continue reading Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2 – Updated

Single-Label-Domains in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) – Considerations, Migration, and Co-existence

  Microsoft have published an excellent document on Single-Label-Domains in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) - Considerations, Migration, and Co-existence. It is well worth a read, even if you are not impacted by this issue. Management Summary An Active Directory domain name that contains one or more labels separated by a dot is referred … Continue reading Single-Label-Domains in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) – Considerations, Migration, and Co-existence