Category Archives: Active Directory

Installing Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 R2

STEP-by-STEP Guide. This article will walk you through setting up the Active Directory Role on a Windows Server 2012 R2. This article is intended to be used by those without an existing Active Directory Forest Environment, it will not cover configuring a server to act as a Domain Controller for an existing Active Directory Forest.… Read More »

Hyper-V® Health Check

A scheduled inspection to review your existing Microsoft Hyper-V environment. Health Check for Microsoft Hyper-V is designed for customers who:  want to enhance their Hyper-V cluster or single installation  want to compare the performance of their environment against Microsoft best practices have identified performance issues or any other problems  want an assessment… Read More »

Active Directory-Based Network Security

What I can do for your organization? Active Directory Security focusing exclusively on change auditing to meet the need for this rising security technology, fast detection of security incidents, easy assessments of security, detailed forensic analysis of changes and reliable continuous compliance, while improving business continuity, decreasing system downtime and establishing accountability. File Server Security… Read More »

Active Directory Security Checklist

As the very foundation of your organization’s security, your Active Directory is an extremely high-value organizational IT asset. It is most likely the largest and most critical distributed system in your enterprise. Along with disaster recovery, Active Directory® security is at the top of the list of topics that IT executives worry about protecting in… Read More »

How to remove a child domain that no longer exists

Here are the steps to remove a child domain that no longer exists. RDP – onto PDC Run – cmd at command prompt type – adsiedit.msc and then press <enter> Expand Domain – click on cn=system On the right pane, right click on the child domain you want to remove and delete Still in ADSIEdit.msc… Read More »

How To Install Exchange 2013 On Windows Server 2012 Step by Step

This guide provides basic steps for installing the necessary Windows Server 2012 operating system prerequisites for the Microsoft Exchange 2013 Mailbox and Client Access server roles on a single Windows 2012 Server. This guide comes with comprehensive functional components that are required to deploy Exchange 2013 and based on practical design principles that have been… Read More »

How to Configure DNS Forwarders in Windows Server 2012 R2

How to Configure DNS Forwarders in Windows Server 2012 R2 To configure a DNS server to use forwarders using the Windows Server 2012 R2 1.Open DNS Manager. 2.In the console tree, click the applicable DNS server. 3.On the Action menu, click Properties. 4.On the Forwarders tab, under DNS domain, click a domain name. 5.Under Selected… Read More »

Why do you need Windows Server 2012?

The Microsoft Windows Server platform has been powering businesses both large and small for over a decade. Building on this substantial legacy, Microsoft now offers Windows Server 2012 – a groundbreaking server solution that provides hundreds of new features and enhancements. Windows Server 2012 also provides what is quite possibly the most advanced set of… Read More »

Verification of replica failed. The forest functional level is Windows 2000.

•Symptom – The client was unable to promote the Windows 2012 server named “pta_t30” as an additional domain controller in their windows 2003 domain t6.local. •Cause – We were getting the error: Verification of replica failed. The forest functional level is Windows 2000. To install a Windows Server 2012 domain or domain controller, the forest functional level… Read More »

How to view and transfer FSMO roles in Windows Server

Transfer the Schema Master Role Use the Active Directory Schema Master snap-in to transfer the   schema master role. Before you can use this snap-in, you must register the   Schmmgmt.dll file. Register Schmmgmt.dll Click Start, and then click Run. Type regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll in the Open box, and then click OK. Click OK when you… Read More »