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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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… When you setup active directory, when you completely setup active directory, things really begin to work. Your alerts actually begin to mean something (and in many case, simply begin being available). You can actually see when you are having issues. And most importantly: when something does go wrong, you can fix it…

 
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Published on June 6, 2012, by in Active Directory.

By Robert Meyers, MCITP Group policy objects (GPO) are one of the headaches and addictions available for the modern active directory administrator.  For those new to administration, group policy objects are sets of rules that are saved into a special file that declare a set of guidelines to control the workings of users or computers in

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Published on June 8, 2010, by in Active Directory.

…some right about now will ask the obvious questions, “Why would I use a bunch of GPOs instead of one?” Others might ask, “Why would I ever want a single GPO doing everything?” These are both good questions, but the answer lies in the theory behind them. This article will focus on monolithic group policy object theory…