MDMarra

Philadelphia, PA

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I'm a Senior Solutions Architect at a Philadelphia area IT consulting firm. I currently focus on Microsoft technologies, but I have a background in vSphere, Cisco 802.11, and OS X deployment and management as well.

I occasionally blog about work related things that interest me. Click on the website link to the left if you're interested.

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comment How to deny access on files to several groups easily?
Give just read to just the top-level folder. i.e. don't apply it to subfolders. You'll find this option in the "Advanced" section of the security dialog. Then just apply permissions to subfolders as normal.
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comment Moderate email without notifying sender Office365
By Office 365, I assume you mean Exchange Online and not Outlook from Office 365 Pro Plus, correct?
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comment Add user to a group in Active Directory using powershell
What is your AD's DNS name? ou.ad3.ucdavis.edu or just ad3.ucdavis.edu? In the identity switch you're referencing the former. In the members switch, you're using the latter.
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answered How to deny access on files to several groups easily?
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comment Best practices for secondary DNS in case of a single Active Directory
You should never have AD clients use non-AD DNS servers in their search list.
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comment When do you need a new AD forest, and when do you need a new tree?
@RyanRies It may depends where you look. The Windows Server 2000 documentation has the unused 2nd or 3rd level domain recommendation.
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comment When do you need a new AD forest, and when do you need a new tree?
@Tal generally speaking, company2's AD would go away as those resources are migrated into company1's AD. Of course, company2 can still continue operating autonomously if they don't need shared resources, or can get by with just a trust. That's more of a business decision though. Generally, people don't rename or create new AD forests because of name changes/acquisitions. The amount of work to migrate to a new domain is extensive. Many companies that have name changes which no longer watch their AD name will not do anything to their existing AD and continue using it as is.
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comment The tale of ghost: vmware tag
VMware is a company. Hyper-V is a product. There are many products that are prefixed with "VMware <something>." If the user is asking about vSphere or ESXi or View, they should use a more descriptive tag. Having a VMware tag would be akin to having a Microsoft tag, which would be equally useless.
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