July 2013

DFS Replication in Windows Server 2012 R2 and other goodies, now available on the Filecab blog!

Over at the Filecab blog, AskDS alum and all-around nice guy Ned Pyle has posted the first of several blogs about new features coming your way in Windows Server 2012 R2.  If you’re a DFS administrator or just curious, go …

Roaming Profile Compatibility – The Windows 7 to Windows 8 Challenge

[Editor’s note:  Everything Mark mentions for Windows 8 clients here is also true for Windows 8.1 clients.  Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 clients use the same (v3) profile version, so the 8.1 upgrade will not prevent this from happening if

Thank you for our momentous year — a recap of the Worldwide Partner Conference

Last week at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, I got the chance to talk about our momentous Fiscal Year 2013 and kick off the upcoming year with over 15,000 people. I wanted to use this post as a way to say

Because TechNet didn’t have enough Active Directory awesomeness already

Time for a quick lesson in blog history.  There’ll be a quiz at the end!  Ok not really, but some history all the same.

Back a few years ago when we here at Microsoft were just starting to get savvy …

Interesting findings on SETSPN -x -f

Hello folks, this is Herbert from the Directory Services support team in Europe!

Kerberos is becoming increasingly mandatory for really cool features such as Protocol Transition.  Moreover, as you might be painfully aware, managing Service Principal Names (SPN’s) for …