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Active Directory can't create users. Error attribute rIdSetReferences missing

We put in two new server 2019 Domain Controllers to replace two 2008 R2 Domain Controllers.

The old …

Free/Open-Source Self-Service Password Reset tool for Active Directory

The article explains the process to deploy a Self-Service password reset portal I developed a few years ago. Hopefully, it will prove useful to someone. Any comments, bug reports etc. are welcome...

I recently passed my Microsoft 70-346 Exam.  As part of my …

I recently passed my Microsoft 70-346 Exam.  As part of my revision I used Flash Cards that I …
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creating Hybrid system between Microsoft Azure and on site Microsoft 2019 server  domain

I am about to set about merging our azure account with our on site domain controller which is a 2019 …
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Active Directory replication errors

The Customer has 4 sites which are configured in AD sites and services. There is one domain, no …
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User can log into their account but the same password does not work to log into Micrososft 365

I have two VMs. One is the RDS server which all users log into. The other is the Windows Servers …
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How to use Powershell data from SQL

This is in regards to question asked here:
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administrator leaver process

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I was just having a quick read through this article:
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Server 2012 AD migration to 2016 failed

It appears once again that i am playing the nonstop error game trying to migrate FSMO roles from …
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Copied the NTFS permission after setting up a new share - But the user permission not working as how required.

We had a Window 2008 R2 server and we had a share and when user logs into the PCs, the share was …
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Prevent Software Installation by Users

I'm trying to configure a GPO that will only allow administrators to install software in a domain …
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Disabling Microsoft Teams on terminal server

We are being impacted on a terminal server by  MS Teams starting automatically as users log in for …
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Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server SP2

Network Connectivity issue. I can ping the DC which is the SBS 2003 Server by Name and IP Address …
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powershell help to stop an automated task

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I have an scheduled task that runs daily on every single domain controller under a …

Sysadmin Day was over a week ago, but that doesn't mean we …

Sysadmin Day was over a week ago, but that doesn't mean we stop appreciating them! In case you …
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to get password policy from Gpresult


I am trying to get Password Policy from domain joined computers. I know that running gpresult …
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the NT Authority\system group is missed from one of our forests

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One of my customers run a multi forest environment, one for QA, another one for DEV …
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FSR to DFSR upgrade

Working on upgrading FSR to and running into an issue where "waiting for initial sync" is being …
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Help deleting failed and offline DC from 2012 AD forest

I'm having some issues with two Domain Controllers replicating the netlogon and sysyvol data. I was …

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