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Slide Deck from DEC 2008 Dean and joe Show

by @ Saturday, September 5th, 2015. Filed under tech

This slide deck was previously available on From the Directory Experts Conference in 2008. Rating 3.00 out of 5

About Damn Time Microsoft – Split Brain DNS on Windows Server DNS

by @ Tuesday, September 1st, 2015. Filed under tech

  Suppose the career website of is hosted at . The site has two versions, one for the internal users where internal job postings are available and is available on a local IP The public version of the same site is available on public IP In absence of DNS policies, the […]

Local Admin GUIs On a Server Are Poison

by @ Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015. Filed under tech

  "Local Admin GUIs on a server are poison. It’s like heroin, you know your first shot oh so nice and then all of a sudden your life is ruined and you end up dead."   – Jeffrey Snover… Trying to keep people from dying from local admin GUI poison since 2001. […]

Amazon Fire Phone on Sale…

by @ Wednesday, July 8th, 2015. Filed under general, tech

32GB Amazon Fire Phone is on sale for $159.00 and includes free 1 year Prime Membership (value $99.00) so you are getting the phone for $60. That is worth ordering just for a camera/music player.   If you already have Prime, your current subscription will be renewed for an additional year. What if I’m […]

"Supported" doesn’t mean the same thing to Software Vendors and Service Providers

by @ Friday, May 29th, 2015. Filed under tech

When people tell me MSFT or some other software vendor supports something why don’t you as a service provider support it I chuckle and say "Oh really, what kind of SLA guarantee do they offer? What kind of penalty for not meeting the defined goal agreement?" Plain and simple… Service Providers and Software Vendors have […]

Windows 2000 Professional SP4 in Windows Server 2012 R2 F/DFL6 Domain

by @ Thursday, May 7th, 2015. Filed under tech

I had heard several times that Windows 2000 won’t join a Windows Server 2012 R2 Forest, especially in Windows Server 2012 R2 Functional Mode. I did not find this to be the case. The hardest part was finding the old Windows 2000 MSDN CD in the basement (I ISO’ed it so I can lose it […]

Managed Service Accounts and Group Managed Services Accounts?

by @ Sunday, May 3rd, 2015. Filed under tech

Do you or don’t you? I am trying to gauge use/interest in the MSA technology so thought I would reach out and ask. Please respond to these polls if you get a chance. If you don’t see your answer please feel free to add an answer or respond in the comments. If you visualize some […]

AD Admin Access is a Privilege, Not a Right

by @ Friday, April 17th, 2015. Filed under tech

I have never successfully been able to stabilize an environment while someone thinks they have god given rights to have Domain Admin rights based on any number of perceptions they have about themselves and their abilities but no real feet to the fire responsibility for the Directories core functionality. You know those people, they complain […]

Cool Archive Site for Old Software

by @ Friday, April 17th, 2015. Filed under tech Rating 3.00 out of 5


by @ Thursday, April 16th, 2015. Filed under tech

Rating 4.00 out of 5

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