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Active Directory (AD) is a Microsoft brand for identity-related capabilities. In the on-premises world, Windows Server AD provides a set of identity capabilities and services, and is hugely popular (88% of Fortune 1000 and 95% of enterprises use AD). This topic includes all things Active Directory including DNS, Group Policy, DFS, troubleshooting, ADFS, and all other topics under the Microsoft AD and identity umbrella.

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  1. Windows Server 2003
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  3. Exchange
  4. Microsoft Server OS
  5. DNS
  6. Windows Server 2012
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I have recently setup 2 new Windows 2012 Active Directory Domain Controllers and I also setup a DHCP Split Scope between the 2 new Domain Controllers.  The total DHCP Range is

From : …

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Hi,
A client was attempting to change domain controllers, DCA - Windows 2003 to DCB - Windows 2012 R2.
Unfortunately the changeover has gone wrong and we urgently need to revert back to DCA
I can …

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During the initial replications from Source(primary member) to Destination, would disabling the folder target on destination server stop the replication? I would like clients to connect to source …

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Hi All,

Can anyone here please let me know what's the security best practice for the SYSVOL folder in my domain controller ?
I've got about multiple (~12) Domain Controller/GlobalCatalog which is …

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I had this question after viewing SYSVOL folder permission security best practice ? (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29015598/SYSVOL-folder-permission-security-best-practice.html).

Hi …

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Hi People,

Is there any PowerShell script or some other way to see which Group Policy Object is not being used or linked to any OU ?

I need to know which GPO can be deleted safely without …

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Recently, Microsoft released a best-practice guide for securing Active Directory. It's a whopping 300+ pages long. Those of us tasked with securing our company’s databases and systems would, ideally,

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Is this possible and what is the PowerShell if so.
Also what about for newly migrated users?

Thank you.

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When I try to promote a Server 2012 R2 to DC, I get the following error:

Verification of replica failed.  The forest functional level is Windows 2000.  To install a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain …

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Hi All,

I'm in the middle of Exchange email flow troubleshooting and I need your help.

Can anyone here please assist me in modifying the below PowerShell script which only works returning the …

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Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?
Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

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I had this question after viewing Modifying Robocopy script to migrate (move) from one drive to NFS share (retryable)? …

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Hi People,

I'm currently looking for the proper monitoring tool for my environment where I can get alerted for certain metrics like:

CPU, RAM and HDD utilization (Threshold based).
Service …

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Hi People,

I'd like to ask some help from you to assist me in modifying the Robocopy script below:

(CODE)

So that it can:

1. Move the files safely from D:\ Passenger Details directory into…

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Hi All,

I'm about to deploy 2x additional Exchange Server 2013 SP1 + CU15 Mailbox server role to the existing Exchange server in AD domains with the following role and version like:

(CODE)


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Hi All,

All of my Domain Controllers are running as VM in the Data Center (as VMware VMs).

So how do I deploy additional Domain Controller in Azure AD so that I can use it as fallback plan or …

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People,

How can I migrate the existing Active Directory domain controllers to Azure first before migrating the Exchange Server 2010 to Office 365 ?

My goal here is to be able to migrate …

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Always backup Domain, SYSVOL etc.using processes according to Microsoft Best Practices. This is meant as a disaster recovery process for small environments that did not implement backup processes and did not run a secondary domain controller that need to recover Group Policies from files
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I have an Active Directory environment that is syncing with Office365 via AD Connect.  I have a security group that i need a user to be able to Send on Behalf of.  When I go into group delegation, …

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Netwrix Account Lockout email notifications do not send.  we use G Suite and are using smtp.gmail.com port 587.


Unfortunately, there is no other way to input information into the notifications …

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If I am upgrading from exchange 2007 to exchange 2010

I believe for OWA legacy URL needs to be created and active sync will proxy the connections from exchange 2007 mailbox server

I believe the …

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Is there a way to force a site to only use their specific site DC for time and if its possible is there any downside to it? I was thinking there could be time out issues if the DC is busy.

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I am running 2008R2 .I try to start "Windows Time" service and it errors with message below.

"Error 1058: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled …

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We have a Cloud based email archiving solution that requires an LDAP connection to authenticate our AD users. In addition to LDAP, their connector supports LDAPS or STARTTLS. Even though I can …

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We have VMware infrastructure and we use VSphere Client 5.5.0. We had problem with one of our data store and have to clone our exchange server and the cloning has been completed. The original VM…

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We have windows 2012 DC and Windows 7 clients in our network. From last 2 weeks some of the workstations randomly gets stuck in the logoff screen. I observed, even after 17hrs, these PCs are still…

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Active Directory

73K

Solutions

100

Articles & Videos

38K

Contributors

Active Directory (AD) is a Microsoft brand for identity-related capabilities. In the on-premises world, Windows Server AD provides a set of identity capabilities and services, and is hugely popular (88% of Fortune 1000 and 95% of enterprises use AD). This topic includes all things Active Directory including DNS, Group Policy, DFS, troubleshooting, ADFS, and all other topics under the Microsoft AD and identity umbrella.

Related Topics

  1. Windows Server 2003
  2. Windows Server 2008
  3. Exchange
  4. Microsoft Server OS
  5. DNS
  6. Windows Server 2012

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