For a long time I have wanted to write a short instruction on how to find the cause for a blue screen of death with the help of a Memory.dmp file. What causes a blue screen? Yesterday I had to find out such a cause again and I took the opportunity to give you an […]
I want to introduce to you a function of Windows Server 2008 domain functional level: LastSuccessfulInteractiveLogonTime Basically it is about finding out when a user has logged on last.
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Windows Server 2008 provides you with the possibility to create an online snapshot of the Active Directory database. You can load the AD snapshot with Windows standard tools and make it available as LDAP Directory at a TCP port of your choice. This “Snapshot Directory Service” contains all information of the AD domain and can […]
I was looking for a possibility to check and supervise the synchronization of user-objects with Quest Migration Manager for Active Directory. In addition, I was missing a good overview to answer the question: Were new user-accounts created in the target-domain? Both problems could be solved with a little Powershell script.
Floppy disks seem to be died out. But it’s not the complete truth. From time to time one of these is still needed. Last week I needed a floppy disk to provide SCSI controller drivers for Windows Server. Well, the FD was necessary during a bare metal restore to provide the drivers via remote board. […]
After looking for the Microsoft KB article on Active Directory Group Nesting for the umpteenth time today, because I wasn’t sure on a particular issue, I decided to create a table as an overview. What group can be member of what group in the same domain or forest? Here are all possible group nesting memberships in […]
SQL Server Express Edition is normally installed without the simultaneous installation of the SQL Server Management Studio. At the latest, when you need to Set user permissions or Access via SQL Server Management Studio,
Timestamps and changes of AD objects can be made visible with REPADMIN A well-known problem for many administrators: An error occured and when questioned what has been changed – of course ‘nothing has been changed’ will be the answer. Using the “Active Directory Users and Computers” MMC console will only reveal time and date of […]
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