Sean Deuby

Technical Director, Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro

Sean Deuby, technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, has over 25 years' experience in enterprise IT. He began his IT career running Texas Instruments' IBM VM systems, then helped design, deploy, and support TI's first Windows NT 3.5 worldwide infrastructure. He spent 10 years with Intel Corporation, where he was one of the architects of Intel's corporate Active Directory forest and the design engineer of the Directory Services team. A longtime contributing editor before joining the magazine, Sean has written many articles and a book on Windows Server and Active Directory, and speaks on these topics at conferences around the world. Microsoft has awarded Sean the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) distinction for Directory Services every year since 2004. Follow Sean on Google+ and Twitter.

Posts by Sean Deuby

Microsoft TechNet Gallery: TechNet's New IT Pro Scripting Center (Plus A Little More)

The Microsoft TechNet Gallery is a big improvement over previous incarnations of a scripting center on the TechNet site....More

A Private Cloud Checklist

So you think you want (or you’ve been told) to build a private cloud. Where do you start? Heed the items in this private cloud checklist to....More

It’s MVP Summit Time Again!

I’m attending my eighth annual Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Summit up in Bellevue and on Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington. It’s....More

Speeding up AD Replication Across Your Forest

In my last blog post, I talked about using a REPADMIN command to quickly stop the replication of changes you don’t want to spread around the forest....More

The “Oops” Command: Minimizing Object Deletion Damage

A common problem associated with administering Active Directory is the “fatfinger” issue, when an account administrator accidentally deletes an....More

RunAsRadio Interview On The Evolution Of Identity In The Enterprise

RunAsRadio today published an interview I did with them a few weeks ago. In it, we talk about the evolution of identity management, an overview of....More

Return of The Poster Guy!

A few months ago, I posted in this blog that my deep investigative reporting (okay, he walked up to me and introduced himself) had revealed the....More

Time To Move In

Over the course of my career I’ve worked for both big and well known companies like Intel and Texas Instruments, and small and not so well known....More

Using AD Sites & Services To Find a DC’s DSA Object GUID using NTDSUTIL

For example, the output for REPADMIN /SYNCALL tells you what DCs were synchronized, but does this by giving your their GUIDs rather than their CNs....More

Interviews From The Cloud Identity Summit, Part II: Patrick Harding and Why Passwords Are Like Hamburgers

Sorry for the re-post if you’ve seen this before, but I realized in the confusion resulting from my job change there’s no clear posting any more of....More

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