1. Configure the root hints via its registry value “isslave”, perhaps run as a batch at the end of promotion. See KB2001154 for more info on configuring this. And no snickering at this Win2008 bug in the comments! Ok, maybe a little.
2. Don’t have the RODC install and configure DNS (in an unattend install, this is “SkipAutoConfigDNS”). Script the DNS installation using DNSCMD to do everything. This seems like overkill, but answers the greater question of controlling RODC+DNS configuration.
Note Microsoft does not support the removal of all root hints from a Microsoft DNS server. A Microsoft DNS server must have at least one root hint. However, you can replace the existing root hints with new root hints. When you replace root hints, the change is permanent, and the old root hints do not reappear. If the DNS server if forwarding, click to select the Do not use recursion for this domain check box on the Forwarders tab in DNS Manager to make sure that the root hints will not be used.
Scanstate.exe /genconfig:config.xml /i:migapp.xml
1. Convince the vendor of the USMT-unsupported apps to give you updated migration XML. They submitted the previous version requirements for their own app during the USMTdevelopment process – that’s why so few apps are listed and they are so esoteric: Winzip but not WinRar? RealPlayer but not WinAmp? AD-Aware but not a hundred other anti-spyware apps? Microsoft didn’t create the list.
2. Create a copy of the migapp.xml, add detection elements for those newer versions and update any paths necessary, and validate that they see seem to migrate the right settings. Then migrate using that updated XML instead of the shipping XML and cross your fingers, because you are hoping you got it all right and your vendor is going to support it (Microsoft does not care – again, these are not our settings ).
3. Migrate older versions of the apps, then update them after the fact (included only for completeness’ sake – this is extremely gross)
The DFS Replication service failed to initialize replicated folder %2 because
the service detected that one of its working folders overlaps a Windows system
folder. This is an unsupported configuration.
Overlapped Folder: %3
Replicated Folder: %4
Replicated Folder Name: %5
Replicated Folder ID: %1
Replication Group Name: %6
Replication Group ID: %7
Member ID: %8
148950 Changing the Windows NT Redirector Time-Out Value
(This registry value isn’t applicable to later OSes; we decided allowing adjustment caused too many issues)
Ford F-150, even though he lives in an affluent suburb – check
Aftermarket U-Haul tow-hitch - check
Vanity plate with Larry the Cable Guy catchphrase – check
Bumper sticker affirming that this is not the smallest pickup he will ever own – check
But the icing on the cake:
He bought the truck from NASCAR racing driver Dale Jarrett . Hells yeah.
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