Active Directory: Verify what version of the Active Directory Schema is installed.

To verify what version of the Active Directory Schema you have installed: Using adsiedit.msc, navigate to either of the relevant locations: Active Directory Schema version  "CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=local" Note: Replace "dc=domain,dc=local" with your domain information. To verify the schema version, right click the distinguishedName that you navigated to and scroll down to the objectVersion attribute and note … Continue reading Active Directory: Verify what version of the Active Directory Schema is installed.

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 – Beta Service Pack 1 (What else does it do?).

Yesterday (12th July 2010) at the Microsoft Partner Convention, Microsoft made publically available the beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 (in English, French, German, Japanese and in Spanish). Service Pack 1 Beta Information. Microsoft for sometime have stated that the only major new features in Service Pack 1 … Continue reading Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 – Beta Service Pack 1 (What else does it do?).

Must Watch – Authentication and Passwords: The Good, the Bad and the Really Ugly! Windows Security Insight from TechED North America.

Last week I was in New Orleans for TechED North America. I had the privilege of working on the Security and Identity Access stand answering Active Directory related questions. When I was not working on the stand, I managed to attend a few breakout sessions, one of these sessions was by Marcus Murray. If you … Continue reading Must Watch – Authentication and Passwords: The Good, the Bad and the Really Ugly! Windows Security Insight from TechED North America.

How to get Microsoft Podcasts on to your iPod (easily).

I am one of those people that loves technology and I always like to keep my knowledge up to date. One way I “used” to stay informed, was with Microsoft’s Podcasts on iTunes; but this content was getting a little stale and did not appear to be updated very often. One day when I was not looking for … Continue reading How to get Microsoft Podcasts on to your iPod (easily).

Office 2010 Group Policy Template files and Office Customization Tool.

Microsoft have made available the Office 2010 Group Policy Template files and Office Customization Tool. The download comprises of Group Policy Administrative Template files and Office Customisation Tool files for use with Office 2010 applications.  The  template files in the download consist of ADM template files which can be implemented on any Windows Operating System … Continue reading Office 2010 Group Policy Template files and Office Customization Tool.

Stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Having just blogged about  a Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Application compatibility update , I discover additional updates for stability and reliability.  These updates do not appear to be accumulative. This one is dated April 2010 and I assume these updates are the Windows … Continue reading Stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Group Policy settings reference for Microsoft Office 2010

This spreadsheet provides the new and removed Group Policy settings and Office Customization Tool (OCT) settings for Microsoft Office 2010. The spreadsheet is broken down into three worksheets, detailing: New worksheet - lists the new settings that are available for Office 2010. Removed worksheet - lists the removed settings that have been removed since the … Continue reading Group Policy settings reference for Microsoft Office 2010