Portqry.exe to troubleshoot dynamic ports

Download portqry if its not already installed: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=89811747-C74B-4638-A2D5-AC828BDC6983&displaylang=en Use: portqry -n 192.168.1.2 -e 135 To obtain a list of endpoint mappings. Get the port of the dynamic service you need from this list. Then use: portqry -n 192.168.1.2 -o 5722 (where 5722 is the port number obtained from the first command) To check if the…

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Group Policy Notes

Where to look for policies that have been applied to the user and computer: Computer: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\History User: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\History Group Policy Preferences vs Group Policies. Taken from the Preferences guide: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?FamilyID=42e30e3f-6f01-4610-9d6e-f6e0fb7a0790&DisplayLang=en Troubleshooting Descriptions of Group Policy operational logs fields (Vista +): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749336%28WS.10%29.aspx Export the operational log to old school log format: gplogview -o gpevents.txt…

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Kerberos Delegation Lab

If you want to mess around with Kerberos delegation but dont want to install any heavy multi-tiered application this lab setup might be what you are looking for. The basic overview diagram looks like this: On WFE01 (web front end 01) i installed the basic IIS setup. Then on the default website i simply added a virtual…

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Kerberos Notes

Kerberos is not a Microsoft technology, it was developed by MIT and documented as RFC 1510 (1510 is Kerberos Version 5). With that in mind, some quick notes on what changed between Kerberos popping up in Windows 2000 and Windows 2003. 2 Key extensions – Protocol Transition and Constrained Delegation. Windows 2003 Kerberos Extensions: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738207%28WS.10%29.aspx…

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"Preparing Network Connections" – Domain Controller in a Lab

If you get yourself into trouble with DNS on a domain controller you might sit on the “Preparing Network Connections…” screen for quite some time. By make a mess i mean – you have a DC pointing to a DNS server that is down (with no alternate), or maybe you modify the Domain Controllers IP…

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2003 Branch Office Deployment Guide

The 2003 Version of the Branch Office Deployment Guide (BODG) is brilliant. It takes you through an entire large scale active directory deployment that you can set up in a lab. It has step by step instructions along the way which leave you with a fully functional and reasonably complex AD play pen when you…

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