Tag: markparris

I don’t need to be managed but I do need a mentor.

I am at the point of my working career where effectively I don’t need to be managed, I know my role, I know how to behave and I am also very aware of what will […]

Active Directory: Forest Recovery – Whitepaper updated.

Microsoft have updated the must read Active Directory document on Active Directory Forest Recovery. “The guide contains best-practice recommendations for recovering an Active Directory forest if forest-wide failure renders all domain controllers in the forest […]

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 […]

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 […]

Facebook: Are some of you friends making too much noise (or not enough)?

  Two features that I have configured on Facebook that I feel are worth pointing out: Noise reduction (or increase). Facebook has introduced a “subscribed” feature for your friends, this allows you to control the […]

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 […]