FSMO Role: Domain Naming Master

Domain Naming Master — another forest-wide FSMO role (as well as Schema Master role), i.e. in the entire Active Directory forest can be only one domain controller with operation master role Domain Naming Master. The owner of this role is responsible for operations related with Active Directory domain names:

Converting Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed disk to Thin on VMware ESXi

The reason why Administrator can start to look for solution on disk conversion from Thick to Thin on VMware ESXi is the low speed of the disk subsystem when writing files. By default, the type of the newly created virtual disk is Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed format, which is

FSMO Role: Schema Master

Schema Master is another FSMO role which is responsible for making changes to the Active Directory schema. The schema stores descriptions of all Active Directory classes and attributes (LDAP://cn=schema,cn=configuration,dc=<domain>). Changes to the AD schema are rarely made: for example, when you extend the schema using adprep/forestprep, upgrade the domain

Notes about USB Extender over Twisted Pair (UTP)

Recently we had a rather interesting device in our hands: active USB extender (or USB RJ45 Extension adapter). At the same time, the seller promised that we will have an opportunity to extend the cable and connect USB devices to computer at distances up to 150ft (45 meters) with the help

FSMO Role: Infrastructure Master

We continue the series of articles about FSMO roles in the Active Directory domain. This time, we will take a closer look at the FSMO role — Infrastructure Master. As been said previously, the Infrastructure Master role is a domain-level role, i.e. in every AD domain there can be

Active Directory FSMO Roles

Flexible single-master operations (FSMO) — operations performed by the Active Directory domain controllers, which require a mandatory server uniqueness for each operation. Various FSMO types can be performed on the same or on multiple domain controllers. Server operating FSMO roles known as Operations Master DC. Most operations in AD

Fn Key not Working Properly on Windows 10 Laptop

Most laptops have a separate Fn key, which usually performs a specific to particular laptop actions (including Wi-Fi on/off, change the screen brightness etc) in combination with the keys in the top row of keyboard (F1 – F12). A common laptop owners problem (especially after updating the system or

How to transfer FSMO Roles From a Failed Domain Controller

In case domain controller, which owns FSMO (Flexible Single Master Operation) roles, is fail (virus attack, fatal software problems or catastrophic hardware failure etc.), then you need to transfer FSMO roles from a failed to an another (additional) domain controller (for proper Active Directory domain functioning). Consider this tutorial

Removing Old and Unused Drivers from Driver Store using Powershell

Each time you install or update your device driver, Windows OS (since Vista) continues to store the old version of the driver in the system Driver Store. Thereby, if the system doesn’t work correctly with the new driver, user can roll back to an older version of the driver

How to Recreate OWA and ECP Virtual Directories on Exchange Server 2016

This article describes how to remove an existing IIS virtual directories OWA and ECP on the Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 and create a new one. The rebuilding of these virtual directories helps to reset all settings, recreate them from the scratch and can solve many Exchange problems related to