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The Kerberos Configuration Manager is a really handy tool that can make configuring Kerberos a much easier task, but it’s got a nasty little bug.  Configuring Kerberos can be tricky.  In what way you ask?  Here is a short list of just some of the things you have to consider. What is my SPN supposed […]

A fellow community member sent me an email saying he was having trouble authenticating with Kerberos.  Here is the error he was receiving: SSPI handshake failed with error code 0x8009030c, state 14 while establishing a connection with integrated security; the connection has been closed. Reason: AcceptSecurityContext failed. The Windows error code indicates the cause of […]

I presented for the PASS DBA Virtual Chapter several weeks ago and talked about different ways that Active Directory can affect your SQL Server.  We only had an hour so I had to scale the content back and because of that I had a ton of questions.  I answered what we had time for on […]

It was recently brought to my attention that a post with the script I talk about below could not be found on my blog.  Either I thought I blogged about it and never did or it got lost when I had to change hosting providers late last year.  My apologies for those who have been […]

I am beyond excited to announce that I have been accepted to speak at the annual SQL PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte, NC.  This will be my first time to speak at this event and I can’t wait!  The session I will be presenting is titled “How Active Directory Affects SQL Server”. I have been […]

A few years ago I had a need to find all accounts in Active Directory that had the “Password Never Expires” option set.  I wrote an HTA with VBScript to make it easy to find these accounts for anyone with little AD experience.  I posted the script in the Microsoft Scripting Guys’ community script repository […]

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Turbo charge your active directory by enabling change notifications

HTA utility to discover, manage, and report AD user last logon times.