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New release- Active Directory Change Notifier 2.0

October 20, 2008
By admin

The new version improves the user interface and introduces domain-level monitoring features. Version 2.0 simplifies the installation process and improves the UI. Other improvements include better monitoring capabilities and more granular reporting. These enhancements are invaluable to administrators wanting to implement a more proactive Directory Services management approach. More details can be found here.

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Server 2008 and the RODC (Read-Only Domain Controller)

October 15, 2008
By admin

Speaking to several people about the Server 2008 migrations, there were a lot of questions and reactions to the new Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) option. Some confusion too, as some thought this is similar to Windows NT 4.0’s Backup Domain Controller (BDC) type technology.   The difference between a RODC and a BDC is...

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Exchange- Web Access, and blocking your attachements

October 9, 2008
By admin

If you use Exchange Server 2003, you can block attachements for the Web Access. Attachments extensions can be configured through the registry on your Exchange Server. OWA is originally installed with the default set of extensions, shown below. -Level 1: attachments with file extensions prohibited from being accessed by OWA: Location: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeWeb\OWA Value: Level1FileTypes Type:...

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Blog Upgrades

October 9, 2008
By admin

I wanted to post a quick note as some of you might have noticed some links changing and the blog being down on-and-off for the past few days. We’ve upgraded the blog (behind the scenes, version updates, etc) to allow better flexibility and more feature. Throughout the upgrade we’ve noticed several widgets not working...

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Server 2008 Backup

October 7, 2008
By admin

Recently, someone asked about that Windows Server 2008 Backup feature and I wanted to include a quick note about it on the blog as well. The Windows Server 2008 Backup feature can be installed separately, and has a couple of subsets- Windows Server Backup and Command-line Tools. Through the helpful interface you can run...

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Retrieving object details from Active Directory

October 7, 2008
By admin

Obtaining any type of info from your Directory Services requires scripting, if you’re using the native tools. There’s an easier and faster way- you can use third party Active Directory solutions like the Active Directory Manager, or Active Directory Reporter. So let’s compare the two approaches; let’s try to get something simple… say “User”...

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