Microsoft's performance tuning guide for Windows Server 2016 organises performance and tuning guidance across three tuning categories:
This summary stems from a brief conversation within a peer circle. A parallax perspective on the issue of passwords. Most IT organisations have an IT Security policy, which defines the required password parameters for an organisation. Active Directory provides a method to enforce the password parameters, from their complexity and length to the frequency that they must … Continue reading The hidden benefit of hacking your own Active Directory?
The Microsoft MVP summit was held last week (3rd - 7th November) in Redmond, where I had the good fortune to spend the week with members of various Microsoft product teams that are responsible for what we commonly know as Active Directory. I can genuinely say that in technology terms I have not been this interested in the … Continue reading Active Directory: What to learn next?
What’s in a name? Microsoft have announced a new conference “MUTE for Enterprises” which is a wordplay on their current working title of “Microsoft’s Unified Technology Event for Enterprises”. MUTE is scheduled to take place the week of 4th May 2015 in Chicago and will be every single Microsoft conference rolled into one. Initially I … Continue reading Microsoft accounces MUTE for Enterprises.
Unlike previous versions of this vital information, this is not currently available as a word download, but only as web based information. These can now be downloaded in PDF format from here. Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2012 R2
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.
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 incapable of functioning normally. The steps, which you must customize for your particular environment, describe how to recover the entire … Continue reading Active Directory: Forest Recovery – Whitepaper updated.