My Tech-ed Session References (DTC300 – Turbo Charge your Active Directory)



Thank you all for attending my Session.. hope you had fun :-)


Here’s a list of all references on the topics i’ve been discussing:

1. New AD Features:

a. Recycle Bin -

b. Recycle Bin -

c. AD Module for Powershell -

d. AD Web Services -

e. Managed Service Accounts -

f. Fine Grained Password Policies -

2. AD Replication

a. How AD Replication works -

b. How DC are located in Windows -

c. Finding DCs in closest site -

d. Subnet to Site mapping -

e. Enabling Inter-Site change notifications -

f. Tombstone Lifetime events -

g. Information about lingering objects -

h. Fixing Lingering objects problems -

3. DC Virtualization

a. How to Virtualize DCs – Part 1 -

b. How to Virtualize DCs – Part 2 -

c. Planning considerations for Virtualized DCs -

d. Things to consider when hosting virtual DCs -

4. Group Policy features

a. Managing ADMX files -

b. How to create a Central Policy store -

c. Group Policy Preferences -

d. Group Policy Preferences – Getting Started -

e. Policy vs. Preferences vs. GP Preferences -

d. 2003/XP/Vista Preferences Client Side Extension download -

5. Advanced Group Policy Management Console (AGPM)

a. AGPM Overview -

b. AGPM 4.0 Home -

6. Monitoring

a. AD Management Pack download (includes documentation) -

b. Monitoring AD detailed explanation (older version) -

c. SCOM Home -


That oughta keep you guys busy reading for a while… feel to come back for more :-)