How to install Active Directory on Longhorn Server Core

26 בנובמבר 2006

Before installing AD on Server Core you should make sure you have all the basic requirements satisfied. Not being able to comply with the requirements will not let you set up the Active Directory. The actual list has not been published yet to my knowledge, so you might want to use Daniel Petri's What are the AD installation requirements and recommendations article as guidance.   Note: This article is only good for understanding how to install the FIRST DC in a NEW AD Domain, in a NEW TREE, in a NEW FOREST. Meaning - don't do it for any other scenario, such as...
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Redirecting IE Favorites via GPO

18 בנובמבר 2006

I have seen this question multiple times at different web forums and newsgroups. Sometimes you want to redirect user's favorites to a network share, letting user access his favorites when he logs on from different workstations (or just for the sakes of backups).   The location of the user's favorites is determined by the following registry value: Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell FoldersValue: FavoritesType: REG_EXPAND_SZDefault: %USERPROFILE%\Favorites   The fact that the registry value has a type of REG_EXPAND_SZ is actually very convenient - you can use environment variables when pointing to the location of the...
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Preconfigured virtual machines from Microsoft (aka VHD Test Drive)

6 בנובמבר 2006

It's been for a while that I had been looking with envy at VMWare users when I was about to setup some sort of testing environment. All those folks had to do was to go to VMWare's Virtual Appliances Repository and pick the VM that suited their needs. Me, on the other hand, had to go through cloning VHDs, SYSPREP-ing VMs, customizing and installing all those applications just to get going (well, I do have some home made generic VMs, but you can never know what the requirements will be the next time you need to create some virtual environment).   Finally the...
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