In this 300 level session Tony delves deep into the bowels of AD to bring forth best practice tips and tricks learned in the field. The content will cover a number of different areas, including finding inactive objects, optimising AD Site design, understanding the AdminSDHolder object, adding custom schema extensions, FSMO role placement, getting the full benefit of AD read-only snapshots, auditing directory service access, redirecting the default computers and users container and more!
In most Lync deployments, Edge Server is a crucial role: it facilitates not only access for remote users, but also enables communications with contacts of Federated companies and Public Instant Messaging services. This session addresses important planning consideration such as network (number of IP addresses, required ports, NAT), certificates, DNS, and high availability.
Gunter Zink, Principal Program Manager (SQL Server Performance), delivered a presentation regarding SQL server utilization of the SMB3 file services protocol family implemented in Windows Server 2012. The presentation was delivered at the Redmond Interoperability Protocols Plugfest 2013. Implementer Q&A was provided as well.