This guide assists Active Directory administrators in performing domain migration through the use of the Active Directory Migration Tool.

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Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows Vista

This download provides the complete set of Administrative Template (.admx) files for Windows Vista

Administrative Templates (ADMX) for Windows Server 2008

This download details page provides the complete set of Administrative templates (ADMX) for Windows Server 2008. Additionally, there is a separate download that includes the ADMX and ADML files for Group Policy preferences.

Administrative Templates (ADM) for all other Windows operating systems

This download provides a complete set of current and previously shipped Administrative Template files (.adm files) included by default in Windows operating system and service pack releases, beginning with Windows 2000.

Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server

These spreadsheets list the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the Administrative template files delivered with the Windows operating systems specified.

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The MS Exchange team has released an update to their popular storage calculator.

Bug Fixes / Enhancements

  • The changes introduced in v15.6 in the Storage Design worksheet introduced a logic error where the recommended RAID Configuration / Server would recommend a null configuration when you selected "–" for the database disk type in Configuration 3. This has been corrected to ensure that only enabled disk configurations are considered when making a recommendation.
  • Validation logic was added to the custom database size input factor to remind you that you need to enter in a value greater than 0.
  • Fixed various input factor comments.
  • Fixed RAID-0 calculations for the database and log configuration options 2 and 3. In previous releases, the RAID-0 values for these configurations were utilizing the RAID-1/0 data points.
  • Updated the backup and restore rate input factors to indicate that these only apply for steaming backup calculations. Also added validation logic to disable the input options when VSS backup methodologies are chosen.
  • Fixed the streaming backup rate calculations to include all transaction logs generated in a day (user generation + move mailbox). Previous releases only considered user log generation.
  • Updated the text and note for the "Additional I/O Requirement" field to indicate that the input value is per mailbox server.
  • Added streaming restore calculations for both full database restore and incremental / differential backup restore to the Backup requirements worksheet.
  • Added the following note to the Storage Design worksheet – Important: This tool should only be used for storage modeling purposes. Please consult with the storage vendor regarding storage design and follow recommended storage design testing processes. The example configuration provided within this calculator is just that, an example, and as such, each input option needs to be evaluated as to how it will affect your design.
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The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack for SCOM 2007 monitors the health of computers running Office Communications Server 2007 on Windows Server 2003 and alerts IT administrators about critical health conditions that indicate degraded performance.

Feature Bullet Summary:

The management pack monitors and provides alerts for:

  • Automatic notification of events indicating service outages
  • Performance degradation
  • Health monitoring
  • Centralized management
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