Active Directory

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Active Directory Search Limit

by Daniel Petri

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… Read More

Active Directory Sizer Tool

with 3 Comments by Daniel Petri

For a planned Active Directory, how can I predict how much memory will my new Domain Controllers require, and how many of them I need? The Active Directory service Sizer tool lets you estimate the hardware required for deploying Active Directory in an organization based on the organization's profile, domain information and site topology. Based… Read More

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    Active Directory SRV Records

    with 6 Comments by Daniel Petri

    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… Read More

    Active Directory Training Labs

    by Chris G Breen

    A review of Train Signal’s Windows 2000/2003 Active Directory Video Lab Training – Product Details. See more details at Train Signal's website. Comprehensive Instructional Video. Perfect for the novice who needs a crash course in installing and setting up Active Directory in Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server and/or Windows 2003 Server or for the more experienced administrator… Read More

    Creating a Group Policy Central Store

    with 3 Comments by Brien Posey

    One of the issues that sometimes made managing group policies difficult in Windows XP and in Windows Server 2003 was the non centralized nature of the group policy template files. For example, Microsoft offers downloadable templates that allow you to manage Microsoft Office via group policy. Even so, these templates are not automatically available from… Read More