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Enterprise Administrator at one of the largest Microsoft Active Directory installations in the world. In addition to most things Microsoft and Windows, I also maintain IIS/SQL Servers and write code for managing the infrastructure of the organization.


Jul
17
comment Search AD for empty sAMAccountName & userPrincipalName
Are you really expecting to find a user account with no samAccountName? That should not occur, and the system will not allow a user account to have an empty samAccountName if you try to clear it.
Jul
17
comment Is there a GPO to allow standard users to access Resource Monitor
Actually they need to run resmon.exe.
Jul
9
comment File transfering from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 7 client is tremendously slow
@AgentK: What is the version of tcpip.sys on the client and server?
Jul
8
comment Password reset fails for end users when minimum password age set for more than 0 days
What tool are they using to reset the password?
Jul
8
comment Password reset fails for end users when minimum password age set for more than 0 days
@Shane Madden: That seems backwards. Setting pwdLastSet to zero sets the ADS_UF_PASSWORD_EXPIRED flag in UserAccountControl. That flag is read only and is only set by the system. msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa772300%28v=vs.85%29.aspx. They may be setting pwdLastSet to zero first, then setting the password to the temporary password value.
Jul
8
comment Can't activate Windows Server 2012 r2
Changing product key from eval to standard should work. cscript slmgr.vbs /ipk is another option.
Jul
2
comment Windows Domain controller recover test
Anything in the event logs, like words or numbers?
Jul
1
comment Windows TCP Window Scaling Hitting plateau too early
@SmallClanger: What is the version of tcpip.sys on your test system?
Jun
29
comment Windows TCP Window Scaling Hitting plateau too early
The 200 ms delay is probably the Nagle algorithm in action. As data is received by TCP on a particular connection, it sends an acknowledgement back only if one of the following conditions is true: No acknowledgement was sent for the previous segment received; A segment is received, but no other segment arrives within 200 milliseconds for that connection.
Jun
17
comment SMB2 over 1GB PTP Link - 10ms latency
@breckit: You may want to re-test with the latest recommended hotfixes for File Services technologies described here: support.microsoft.com/kb/2473205
Jun
17
comment SMB2 over 1GB PTP Link - 10ms latency
What are the versions of srv2.sys and rdbss.sys on the server?
Jun
2
comment Windows 2012 RDS Temporary profile for Administrator
On your second session, did you verify the computer you are logged on to by viewing the %COMPUTERNAME% variable?
May
30
comment Log in as System account on Windows Server 2012
Hard to say without seeing what the permission and ownership are.
May
29
comment Access Based Enumeration AND Traverse Folder rights
Do Authenticated Users have the Bypass Traverse Checking right? By default, Everyone, Authenticated Users, and Network Service have this right.
Mar
27
comment I cannot get the repetition option in task scheduler to work
If you are running wscript.exe, you may need to check the Settings table for "If the task is already running: Do not start a new instance".
Mar
27
comment I cannot get the repetition option in task scheduler to work
Seems like we need to identify why the wscript is not completing. How long does it need to run? Does it work as expected if you increase the frequency to five minutes?
Mar
27
comment I cannot get the repetition option in task scheduler to work
Operating system version?
Mar
25
comment Issues With Printer GPO
@nate: Sounds like they aren't pickup up the group membership.
Mar
25
comment Issues With Printer GPO
@nate: Give Authenticated Users Read permission on the GPO, but uncheck the box for Apply Group Policy.
Mar
25
comment RDP successful but RPC server unavailable error for QWINSTA
What happens if you use 'query user /server:servername' ?