Surface Pro 3 update has so much new stuff for sysadmins, we can’t fit it all in one headline

Microsoft has released a significant new firmware update for Surface Pro 3 fondleslabs, the second to arrive this month. As explained in a blog post by Redmond’s JC Hornbeck, the latest update to the Surface Pro 3’s Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) adds new features for enterprise customers but only minor improvements for consumers. With the update…


DFS Shares

If you have permission problems with DFS shares: Read only is the default configuration of a DFS share namespace. So, when setting up a namespace you have to MANUALLY configure the namespace to have full permissions for the share permissions. ​Also make sure the setting for the DFS server its self are correct, usual practice…


Transferring FSMO Roles

To check which server currently holds the FSMO, from the command prompt run Netdom Query FSMO To transfer the FSMO roles: Transferring the Domain-Specific Roles: RID, PDC, and Infrastructure Master Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers. Right-click the icon next to Active Directory Users and Computers, and then click Connect…