Monthly Archives: January 2012

How to use Sort Keys in LDP

I knocked up an example PowerShell one liner for a colleague to get the oldest item in the Deleted Objects container because of a need to identify the default tombstone lifetime (i.e. when there’s no value on the nTDSService object’s … Continue reading

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An update on the error: A directory service error has occurred. (Exception from HRESULT: 0×80072095)

Back in December last I posted Synchronization Service Manager: A directory service error has occurred. (Exception from HRESULT: 0×80072095).  I have updated this post with some additional information, namely the alternate option: Create the following containers in the configuration container … Continue reading

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The INPROC service partition

Have you ever noticed that some requests have a service partition that is nothing to do with you?  Over time you might notice that certain system operations, such as the application of an update, create requests.  If you inspect these … Continue reading

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Seriously off topic: Ignoring spelling and grammar in certain text styles in Microsoft Word

When writing detailed design and deployment guides I get frustrated by Word rightly having issue with the spelling and grammar of my PowerShell snippets.  It makes the Spelling and Grammar checker almost redundant, for example, in my 374 page detailed … Continue reading

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