Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Active Directory: Intrasite and Intersite Replication Interval

There are two types of Active Directory replication based on site topology. Intrasite and Intersite replication. In intrasite replication, all the domain controllers inside the same site will replicate each other. In Intersite replication, Selected Domain controllers of two different sites will replicate during specified interval. Domain controller which is assigned for replication over the site is called Bridge Head Servers.

Monday, October 10, 2011

How to download and install Windows Server 2003 Support Tools?

As far as  System Admins are concerned, Support Tools are very much helpful for day to day tasks and troubleshooting. SupTools contain command line utilities such as, REPADMIN, ADSIEDIT, NETDOM etc. This post explains how to download  and install Support Tools.

How to find out FSMO handling Domain Controllers using NETDOM command?

This post explains how to find out Domain Controllers handling FSMO roles using command line tool NETDOM. In Active Directory domain environment, particular Domain Controllers will be handling FSMO (Flexible Single Master Operations) or Operations Master roles. As I have explained in my earlier post, there are 5 FSMO roles handled by specific Domain Controllers in the forest.  

Sunday, October 9, 2011

iCloud; a brand new cloud computing service from Apple to use with Mac, iPhone and iPad.

Apple announced the release of new iCloud cloud service on June 6, 2011 during Worldwide Developer Conference. Now, iCloud is all set to launch on 12th October 2011 along with Apple iOS 5 and iPhone 4s. iCloud is basically a successor of MobileMe, a subscription-based collection of online services and software, widely used with earlier Apple devices. 
In simple terms, iCloud is a service in which documents are stored in remote Apple servers through Internet, can be accessed through multiple Apple devices such as iPhones, iPods, iPads, Mac OS Computers and even Microsoft Windows desktops.
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