ReddingITPro

Technical Blog of Jason Olson

Exchange Mailboxes and Disabled AD Accounts

We have all had the issue for a client where an employee leaves and their account should be disabled and usually someone would like to receive email on their behalf…

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Technology Policies/Guest Users

We’re starting a new series on Monday called “Policy Monday” to help share common technology policies. This week we’ll start with Adding Guest Accounts to the Network. The following is

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Mixed 2003/2008 Domain Controllers: Account Compromised

While working with a Blackberry Enterprise Server install which recommends setting user AD account options to “this account supports Kerberos AES xxx encryption” this setting is not supported in a

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Microsoft SBS Wizard Troubleshooting

Today I have resolved my fourth SBS Wizard related problem this year. The symptoms are the same on both SBS 2003 and SBS 2008 – when attempting to use the

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Force workstation loggoff after inactivity

There are various situations where you may want a computer to automatically loggoff the user when they have been idle for a period of time. The most freqnet use for

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70-294 Concepts: Active Directory Restore

Delete OU which was replicared, need t o perform authoratative restore (not lostandfound; when below is not available) Delete ou which was replicated, need to perform non-auth restore, and then

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“Extra Registry Settings” under Group Policy Management Console

After running a resultant set of policy (RSOP) within the Microsoft Group Policy Management Console, you may see a some settings which are listed under “Extra Registry Settings”. The primary

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70-294 Concepts: Orangization Units Design

When designing your 0rganizational units within a domain: Design first based on administrative needs Layout using consistant hierarchy: Nested/layered/Hybrid design okay (Physical site/business units; bu/site; etc) Avoid hybrid designs on

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70-294 Concepts: Preferred Bridgehead Server

Here are the design considerations when evaluating a Preferred Bridgehead Server for multi-site deployments of Active Directory: It is best practice to have more than one bridgehead server per site.

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70-294 Concepts: Active Directory Site Links

When designing Active Directory Site Links: On non-fully IP routed networks, disable automatic site links, implement a site link bridge A site link is a set of sites which communicate

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