What is AdminSDHolder?

AdminSDHolder is a container inside active directory that maintains a master list of permissions for objects that are members of privileged groups in active directory.  Below are some of the groups: Administrators Domain Admins Enterprise Admins Schema Admins Domain Controllers…


VMware Cloud Foundry

VMware just launched Cloud Foundry, which is a PaaS. Platform as a Service. According to the FAQ, there will be three offerings: CloudFoundry.com - a complete hosted PaaS environment. CloudFoundry.org - an open source cloud. CloundFoundry Micro - a downloadable…


Read Only Domain Controller

With Windows Server 2008, there is the option to promote a member server to a RDOC, or Read Only Domain Controller.  Just as the name suggests, it is a domain controller that is non-writable; read-only copy.  The purpose of a…

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MCTS: Windows Server 2008 AD Configuration

Today I passed Microsoft test 70-640: Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring.   This test covers quite a large spectrum of information, including: DNS Multi-Site Domains (Sites and Services) Group Policies Auditing Federation Services Rights Management Services Cert Services Windows Backup Authorative…

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