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So, when you are looking at hiring or being hired in you will always hear about certifications, but you want a good one.  Great, let’s talk about some! Which next? Well, let’s hit one of the odd-ball specialty certifications by Microsoft.  The test is 070-0158. Sounds really engaging doesn’t it? Microsoft test 070-0158 or even

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Have you ever backed up your Domain Name System (DNS) records independent of the traditional system state backup of your domain controllers? No?  So, if you lose DNS you are doing a full Active Directory restore? Yep.  Oh, OK. Um, why?  Isn’t that kind of extreme?  Let’s make this a little simpler, OK? As Active

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When you start building domain controllers, one of the simple ideas people bring up is that you always leave the Active Directory data (NTDS database, Sysvol and logs; also known as directory data) where the default in the windows directory.  The idea is they are tucked away and difficult to stumble across accidentally and start

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On Friday the seventh of September Microsoft sent out an email that is bound to drive many of the Windows 7 certified IT folk to drink.  And Microsoft should have known better. Hopefully you have read my valuation of the MCITP Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator… it will help explain what the confusion really is

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So, when you are looking at hiring or being hired in IT (or maybe more aptly named in the old days, managing information systems staff) you will always hear about certifications.  You went and decided to get one… and supposedly this blog is going to help you find some value in them, right?  Right.  Here

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So, when you are looking at hiring or being hired in IT (or maybe more aptly named in the old days, managing information systems staff) you will always hear about certifications.  Great, let’s get some!  So, you have a cert now.  What does it matter?  What do they really mean?  As the first in a

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By Robert Meyers   Sometimes you just want to see how something is done. Well today, we are going to look at how to build a basic forest. This is for the first domain controller in your lab. Yes, I said lab. You want a lab. Why do you want a lab? This lets us

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By Robert Meyers The release of WS12 is going to have a major impact on all of us who implement and manage Windows environments. There are major changes and we are all going to learn them or go the way of the dinosaur.  As someone who grew up in CP/M, trust me: it can be

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