Category Archives: Active Directory

Azure AD Connect Synch Error- Target Attribute Value length exceeds max allowed size.

Like most admins, (So I’m told!), I’ve found the  Azure Active Directory Synch tool spit out some rather random quirky errors from time to time. The synch engine has a long pedigree from Gal synch, FIm etc. Solid, but temperamental. The dreaded notice in the Office 365 Dashboard; Today’s verbose error error was “sync-general-failure”. Very helpful, so let’s start digging…. Read more »

EMC XtremIO 4.x – AD LDAP Configuration

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Configuring Active Directory (or really LDAP) based authentication for your infrastructure is basically standard fare. Default accounts should always be changed and centralized management and control of access credentials saves you effort over time, and is “Security 101” With that in mind I set about configuring LDAP authentication against an Active Directory on a freshly minted XtremIO 4 cluster, so thought… Read more »

How old is your Active Directory Forest ?

Curiosity got the better of me today and I decided I wanted to find out the exact date of when our Active Directory Forest was first installed. It would have to have been waaaay before my time at the company and would obviously have gone through many schema updates and functional level upgrades as DC’s were added and upgraded. The… Read more »