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Archive – Q3-Q4 2004

Welcome to the world of knowledge! Archive – Q3-Q4 – 2004 [menus/archive_q3_q4_2004.htm] See Site News for more new and updated articles. Tell me what you think Did my site help you? Do you think you have anything to add or to comment on the information provided here? Please drop me a line or two and…

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Archive – Q1-Q2 2005

Welcome to the world of knowledge! Archive – Q1-Q2 – 2005 [menus/archive_q1_q2_2005.htm] See Site News for more new and updated articles. Tell me what you think Did my site help you? Do you think you have anything to add or to comment on the information provided here? Please drop me a line or two and…

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Active Directory SRV Records

What DNS entries (SRV Records) does Windows 2000/2003 add when you create a domain? In order for Active Directory to function properly, DNS servers must provide support for Service Location (SRV) resource records described in RFC 2052, A DNS RR for specifying the location of services (DNS SRV). SRV resource records map the name of…

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Active Directory Search Limit

How do I modify the number of Active Directory objects to search? By default, the Windows 2000 Active Directory searches 10,000 objects at a time. This policy affects all browse displays associated with AD, the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in, and the dialog boxes you use to set permissions for…

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How to Set Up ADMT for a Windows NT 4.0-to-Windows Server 2003 Migration?

MS KB 326480 has more info: This article describes how to set up the Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) to perform a migration from a Windows NT 4.0-based domain to a Windows Server 2003-based domain. You can use the ADMT to migrate users, groups, and computers from one domain to another, and to analyze the…

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Running the Windows 2000 Server Active Directory Migration Tool

How can I migrate users and groups from my NT 4.0 domain to a Windows 2000 Domain? The Active Directory Migration Tool provides an easy, secure, and fast way to migrate to Windows 2000 Active Directory service. As a system administrator, you can use this tool to diagnose any possible problems before starting migration operations…

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Can I disable the circular logging method in Active Directory?

Actually you do NOT need to do anything… Windows 2000/2003 Active Directory uses circular logging for maintaining transactions in the database (Ntds.dit). The log files are maintained until the data they contain is committed to the database. It uses these log files to recover transactions if the database is shut down in an inconsistent state…

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A Word about Working with GPOs and Terminal Servers

A word about working with Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and Terminal Servers Recently I had a long conversation with one of my clients about the proper way for using GPOs. I think my readers could benefit from the stuff that was said there. Naturally, the client’s name and details are not an issue and are…

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