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So something that doesn’t seem to be getting much press is that Windows Server 2012 brings safe virtualization and protection from USN rollbacks.  Yes, it does.  All the docs say it, but Hyper-V 3.0 and PowerShell V3 get all the press. Windows Server tried to detect USN rollbacks, but this error… which can kill a

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So, you’re looking at the next generation of IT certifications are you?  You want a cert with all the new buzz words.  Right?  Let’s sit down and take a look at the point of the spear for these new Microsoft certifications.  The new MCSE: Private Cloud. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert.  Yep, one of the new

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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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