January 2005 - Posts
Yesterday I was presenting another German WebCast for Microsoft TechNet. The Title was Windows Server 2003 Active Directory - Diagnostics, Troubleshooting and Recovery
. Very interesting Topic, and the demos went very well. I did the demos on a Virtual Server this time (last time I've used Virtual PC), and it was great to be able to switch easily between the demo machines. Very comfortable for demonstrating the authoritative restore. The level was 200, and we had some topics, so we were not able to dig very deep in the topics.
I hope that there will be some higher level WebCasts on Active Directory soon.
After I returned from my New-Years vacation another article of mine was published in the german magazine IT-Administrator. I explained how to use the new possibilities of a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory to ease administration - especially I'm talking about Saved Queries, Multiselect and Multi-Edit, and how to accomblish the same using the DS* CMD-Tools and VB-Scripts.
The german abstract is here ...
Recently some people seem to use the opportunity to Spam into the Feedback-Section of Blogs.
I can assure you that you won't have a lot of fun spamming here - I'm getting every Feedback in my Inbox immediatelly with a Follow-Up Flag, and I'm deleting Spam right away. Whoever intends to spam, save your and my time and move on to other sources.
I'm happy - I've been awarded as Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Windows Server - Directory Services again.
Thanks Microsoft! I'm looking forward to another exciting year full of technologies and interesting opportunities.
The KB of the DialIn-Tab in Active Directory-Users and -Computers on Windows XP was updated yesterday. SP2 does not fix the issue, you still need to get the hotfix mentioned at
837490 The Dial-in tab does not appear when you use the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in to view the properties for a domain user on a Windows XP-based computer
I updated the summary of the issues at WindowsServerFaq again.