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  • Blog Post: How to Query Active Directory to Determine the Schema Version

    You can query Active Directory to determine the schema version as shown below. Replace “dc=domainname” with your information: dsquery * cn=schema,cn=configuration,dc=domainname,dc=local -scope base -attr objectVersion The PowerShell version below does not require any customization...
  • Blog Post: Backing Up MMC Settings

    One of the things I hate about switching computers is losing all my customized MMC settings especially the Saved Queries configured in Active Directory Users & Computers (ADUCs). A few days ago I switched cubes at my customer site and proceeded to reconfigure my new system. When I opened ADUCs for...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Essentials 2011 is Now Available

    Windows Live Essentials is a collection of free programs you can download to enhance your Windows 7 experience. There are a number of programs available for download including: · Mail · Messenger · Photo Gallery (with facial recognition) · Movie Maker ·...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Tip and Tricks - A Must Read!

    As a Microsoft employee I have been using Windows 7 since the early internal betas. I have been impressed with the operating system (OS) since day one and it has improved with each iteration leading up to release. There are some nice, obvious user interface changes that have been made. Many of them are...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Connection (akaTerminal Server) Keyboard Shortcuts

    I use Remote Desktop all day at work. It is especillay helpful when writing documentation. One of the problems I always run into is trying to remember which keyboard short you can use to capture a screen-shot in a TS session. Since I had to dig these up again today I decided to post them here where they...
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