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  • Windows 2008 Event Log

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    I was creating a new rule for Windows 2008 and needed to find the parameters for the event so that I could filter the rule. I would normally use Log Parser to find the parameters that I need to filter on but a even quicker way with Windows 2008 is to...
  • Opsmanjam

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    Have a look at this site: http://www.opsmanjam.com/default.aspx . On this site you will find unofficial management packs, management pack authoring tutorials and guidance, featured articles on everything OpsManager 2007, command shell scripts, and more...
  • New MOM 2005 Hotfix for SNMP

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    Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 may stop processing incoming SNMP traps after receiving many traps in a short time http://www.kbalertz.com/914835/Microsoft.Operations.Manager.processing.incoming.traps.after.receiving.traps.short.aspx
  • What Would you like to know?

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    Hi I am new to this blogging stuff so would like to ask the question what would you like to hear about? I work in a team that will soon support over 500 Dc’s (Currently 270 as we are in a middle of a roll out) across the globe over some of the worse...
  • Top Three Mistakes Made When Setting up Exchange MP

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    Check this page for the top three mistakes made when setting up Exchange MP http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2003/empconfig.mspx
  • HP MP MOM Help Reduce False Alerts

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    One issue we where seeing is lots of critical alerts from the HP MP. The insight logs where clear but in the eventlog you see a event 1192. This was causing us a high number of alerts. After doing some research I found this: http://h20000.www2.hp.com...
  • Windows Security Event Descriptions

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    These links will help you identify what the different Security Event ID's mean. These are good guides for developing your own MOM Secuirty MP. Windows Security Event Descriptions (Part 1 of 2) http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=299475 Windows...
  • Best Active Directory Book I have used

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    Inside Active Directory: A System Administrator's Guide, 2nd Edition By Sakari Kouti , Mika Seitsonen , Mika Seitsonen . Published by Addison Wesley Professional .
  • Microsofts 10 Highest-Rated Webcasts

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    Microsofts 10 Highest-Rated Webcasts • MSDN Webcast: Mobile Web Development with ASP.NET 2.0 (Part 5 of 5): Extensibility (Level 200) Customer Rating: Intended for: Developer Learn how you can extend functionality by building...
  • IT's Showtime

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    Here is a good link to see some past recordings of some MS Events http://www.microsoft.com/uk/technet/itsshowtime/default.aspx
  • Security News Round Up

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    News Are Smart Cards the New Way of Life? - Solving the Password Problem http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=4786655 By Amesh Mansukhani A significant number of IT departments tasked with managing security still rely on passwords for authentication as...
  • Egypt Time Zone issue

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    I have a call raised for this and as soon as I get a fix I will let everyone know They are not updating to the daylight saving time as they should. If you run w32tm /tz the output is C:\>w32tm /tz Time zone: Current:TIME_ZONE_ID_STANDARD Bias: ...
  • Monthly Check List for Active Directory Operations

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    This is the basic checks I would carry out each Month
  • Weekly Check List for Active Directory Operations

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    These are the minimum checks I would carry out each week
  • Daily Check List for Active Directory Operations

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    These are the minimum checks I would carry out each day
  • Active Directory Operations Check Lists

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    I have spent some time creating the following daily, weekly and monthly check lists for Active Directory Operations teams. At the moment they are only very basic but as time progresses I will develop these even further. In the future I am hoping to...
  • Mom Resource Online

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    Worth a look if you are after information on MOM http://www.momresources.org/index.shtml
  • Dont forget GPMC Scripts

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    Administrative task Script name Description Back up all GPOs in a domain BackupAllGPOs.wsf Backs up all GPOs in a domain to the specified folder. Back up a GPO BackupGPO.wsf Given a GPO name or a globally...
  • Free GPO Management Tool

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    Need a free tool to help manage GPO's well have a look at GPOVault it is a free add-in to Microsoft’s Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) product, the primary tool for Group Policy management on Active Directory networks. GPOVault integrates several...
  • TechNet Magazine

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    I was very impressed on the quality of this magazine. Have a read for yourself it is well worth it http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/default.aspx Also sign up for your own free copy http://www.microsoft.com/uk/technet/fyi-InsidersGuide...
  • DNS Scavenging

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    First of all, I will try to explain the scavenging settings. As you may already know the scavenging can be set differently on the DNS server and zone properties. In the zone properties we have 2 sections. No-refresh interval: During this period the client...
  • Does it matter what I install on Domain Controllers.

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    Do you have SMS client installed on your domain controllers? If so you have given your SMS team the ability to run jobs against the DC’s this can include installing any software that they want. Now I am not saying there is anything wrong with having SMS...
  • First Step in Understanding Active Directory Security

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    Download the following documents and spend some time reading them. Best Practice Guide for Securing Active Directory Installations Document Best Practices for Delegating Active Directory Administration These will give you a good grounding...
  • Lets you list and optionally remove DACLs on OU's for a specified user or group

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    Dsrevoke is a command-line tool that can be used on domain controllers that are running Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server to report the existence of all permissions for a specific user or group on a set of OUs in a domain and optionally remove...
  • Help Build Longhorn Server

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    We have all said we wished that Windows would do XYZ now's your chance to provide feedabck on what you want. Go to the following web site and tell em what you want https://www.windowsserverfeedback.com//