active directory

windows 2008 and non-admins - rights to restart services

 On one of our hosted systems servers we have an occasion where a customer will need limited server access to restart a server-side service.  This is somewhat challenging within Windows Server 2008, as permissons are more granular.


A few resources to handle this are:

Microsoft support doc on Non-admins remotely controlling a service



Unity.AD decommissioning checklist

Our goal is to decomission the active directory domain by December 31, 2010, to coincide with the decommissioning of the Academic Novell environment. Remaining potential stakeholders in Unity


I asked Brian Arkills from the University of Washingon for his ppt slides from the windows-hied presentation he gave that covered FERPA.

ferpaAndAD- gives an overview of FERPA and has some specific discussion of AD

HiEdConf2007FillInTopics-Barkills - the last topic on Group Invisibility is what many folks in the hied world are doing to deal with FERPA in Active Directory.

Plans for the "WolfTest" domain

Last week I met with Derek B. to discuss installing and testing the account management software from into WolfTech.  Here's some brief notes

Elevator Speech for WolfTech AD Consolidation Project

The purpose of this project is to consolidate the four OIT Active Directories into the WolfTech Active Directory. We need to move to this campus-managed AD environment in order to meet existing customer needs and position ourselves to securely deliver next-generation services at an enterprise scale. We will achieve this by combining and standardizing our services into a consistent focused environment, which will reduce confusion and costly duplication, while increasing flexibility.



FERPA presentation

Brian Askills from the University of Washington has done a good presentation on FERPA which is available online at:

It's 45 minutes.

The first 30 minutes are all about FERPA. It provides a good intro to the subject, with some interesting tid-bits. The last 15 minutes are FERPA & Active Directory. It is a little Exchange-heavy.

I think, being a Microsoft LiveMeeting ActiveX kind of thingie, it may require Internet Explorer. Opera don't work.


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