Username Length in AD

When a user attempts to logon to a system using AD credentials, they have two options in how this will work.  The first option (and the one that we typically use) uses NETBIOS.  NETBIOS has some inherent length limitations built into it.  For example, although you can name a computer with more than 15 characters, … [Read more…]

Global Catalogs and Infrastructure Role

There is often confusion when it comes to Global Catalogs (GCs) running on a server that is also has the FSMO role of Infrastructure Master.  I wanted to take some time to answer some of these questions, as well as make recommendations for how to configure your domain/forest.  (Below is just a brief overview of … [Read more…]