How 4sysops readers like Windows Vista and Windows 7

My “Vista goodbye” article evoked emotions among some 4sysops readers. Publicly defending Vista is still a dangerous thing to do. I can understand that very well, considering how many headaches must have been caused by malfunctioning device drivers, high hardware demands and broken applications. I have been a Vista advocate since its first beta version. […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Wed, September 30, 2009 - 8 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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How to use and enable Active Directory Recycle Bin

In the last post of this series, I outlined the changes that the Active Directory Recycle Bin introduces to Windows Server 2008 R2 when it comes to restoring Active Directory objects. Today, I will give you an overview of how the Recycle Bin can be used. Upgrade the Active Directory functional level to Windows Server […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Tue, September 29, 2009 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Active Directory Recycle Bin – Restoring deleted AD objects in Windows Server 2008 R2

In the last article in this series, I recapitulated briefly how Active Directory objects have to be restored in Windows Server 2003/2008. Today, I will explain how the new Active Directory Recycle Bin feature works and the changes that comes with it. Let’s see first in what way the Recycle Bin improves AD object restores. […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Mon, September 28, 2009 - 2 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Active Directory Recycle Bin – Restore AD objects in Windows Server 2003/2008

Active Directory Recycle Bin is a new Windows Server 2008 R2 feature that allows you to easily restore accidentally deleted Active Directory objects. When I first heard about this feature, I thought that the Active Directory User and Computer Interface (ADUC) would just provide a Recycle Bin like the one we know from Windows Explorer. […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Fri, September 25, 2009 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Seven reasons why IT Pros who skipped Vista should regret it now

In a few weeks, Vista will be history. Even though, it will still be running for quite some time on many machines out there, most IT pros will focus now on Windows 7. Of course, no IT pro will start using Vista now. But I am sure many are still running XP on their own […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Thu, September 24, 2009 - 21 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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