Tag: 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 […]

Display Operating System and Service Pack information in Active Directory Users and Computers.

I recently found a need to have Operating System and Service Pack information displayed dynamically in Active Directory Users and Computers rather than have it hardcoded into the Description attribute of the computer object. I […]

Active Directory: Diagnostic Logging

When troubleshooting Active Directory the first place that most people look is the Windows Server event logs, the event logs can provide a wealth of information about the state of an Active Directory, but by […]

Visio 2010 Add-in for Disk Space Monitoring

  Microsoft have provided a Visio 2010 Add-In to enable Disk Space Monitoring, it provides a graphical view of free space available on selected computers.  To populate the Visio diagram it can either be populated […]

Clean up after installing Service Pack 1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

After installing Service Pack 1 on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, by default you have the ability to uninstall the Service Pack and rollback to the previous state. If you are confident that […]

Microsoft support policy for large (4K) sector drives in Windows

Microsoft have just released this interesting KB article on large sector drive support in various versions of Windows. Over the next few years, the data storage industry will be transitioning the physical format of hard […]

Windows Virtual PC–Refresh download available.

Microsoft have today (14/02/11) released a refresh update for their Virtual PC offering. Windows Virtual PC is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology. You can use it to run more than one operating system at the […]