Evaluating Last Logon Timestamp Value 10/15/2008 - Active Directory and Group Policy One of the benefits associated with Windows Server 2003 Domain Functional level is ability to extract statistics about recent user logons by contacting a single domain controller. Tthere are several caveats concerning the new functionality that you should be aware of.
Enumerating Local Profiles 10/9/2008 - Windows There are scenarios in which you need to determine user logon patterns in your environment. One way to accomplish this goal is to enumerate list of locally cached profiles.
Virtualizing Active Directory Domain Controllers 10/6/2008 - Windows Virtualization is rapidly becoming one of the leading technologies being deployed across corporate data centers. However, it is important to realize that shifting away from the hardware-based installations introduces several caveats.
Preventing Active Directory USN Rollbacks 9/29/2008 - Virtualization Active Directory employs a variety of mechanisms to ensure consistency and efficiency of its replication. One of them involves the use of Update Sequence Numbers. This functionality can be broken following a domain controller failure if you do not follow Microsoft guidelines regarding AD restore