Linked Value Replication (LVR) and Active Directory

An excellent article on what LVR is and how LVR works!   I was in a discussion with a co-worker the other day after he asked me why he was getting errors while trying to modify the memberOf field, to which I reminded him how backlinks work.  I thought this was a very good explanation and…

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The Browser is dead, long live the browser!

So today is the day that Internet Explorer (IE) 7 is supposedly going to be released to the world.   I have to say I have returned to my IE roots, leaving FireFox, since first installing IE7 betas. Yet,  it seems I am using a web browser (directly) less and less as most of my time…

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The limits of Active Directory

I saw this post over on MSBlog and wanted to preserve it for my own memory. maximum number of GPOs that can apply to a user/computer: 999  maximum number of DNS servers in an AD-integrated zone (without manually adding the details): 850 (Windows 2000), 1300 (Windows 2003) maximum number of supported DCs in a given…

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Kerberos Resources

I’ve been doing alot of kerberos integration for applications lately so I wanted to start to keep track of resources here for myself. Windows 2000 Kerberos Authentication – A simplified kerberos explanation Kerberos Authentication in Windows Server 2003 – 2003 updates How the Kerbneros Version 5 Authentication Protocol Works – A more indepth resource for…

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Zune and MS Points, could it possibly mean Micro Sales Points?

So if you have owned a Microsoft Xbox 360, and have used the Xbox Live Marketplace, you know what MS Points are.   They are simply, a made up digital currency for which you spend to buy online media such as Arcade games, Themes, game add-ons for the Xbox 360 platform. You can buy pre-paid cards…

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64bit Domain Controllers and Event Log Max Sizing

There has been alot of discussion on using Windows Server 2003 64-bit edition for an Active Directory Domain Controller (DC) lately. Brian Puhl posts some insightful information on his blog, which offers details on Microsoft’s internal 64bit environment. Joe is seeking some results from the field on those who are paving the 64-bit DC way. Of…

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MIIS: FlowRuleName naming conventions

This is more of a personal preference than really a best practice, but it’s something I think deciding up front could save you some time down the road. When you are setting up advanced attribute flow rules, MIIS will auto populate a FlowRuleName based upon the MV and CS attributes you have chosen to involve…

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Custom List: Windows Resources

Windows Resources Using Diagnostic Logging with Windows list of all diagnostic loggings that can be enabled AD Replication Lowdown A nice article on using repadmin to diagnose AD replication

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