Active Directory Archive

Active Directory auditing: No simple road to success

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Auditing Active Directory almost always finds place at the top of the administrator’s to-do list. There are a number of pressing needs that make auditing indispensable. For instance, a single unwanted change such as user deletion or access right modification may have monumental effect on the health of the

Join Domain and Login over a VPN Connection

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This is a short tutorial on how to join a computer to a domain over a VPN connection. This was very useful for us this weekend. We had to reformat a computer, and needed to setup their profile again under their login. We didn’t want to run into work.

Event ID 7000 – Service Control Manager

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If you landed here you are probably receiving the following error: The Diagnostic Service Host service failed to start due to the following error: A privilege that the service requires to function properly does not exist in the service account configuration. You may use the Services Microsoft Management Console

Configure MMC Snap-ins on Fresh Windows 7 Install

This is a tutorial on configuring the Microsoft Management Console from scratch after a fresh install of Windows 7. This includes setting up the Active Directory user and computers, Group Policy Management, and Exchange snap-ins. MMC Snap-ins Step 1 Make sure you have updated Windows 7 to SP1. You

The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file…

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Group Policy There are a number of reasons this error could be happening. When you try to run gpupdate /force you receive the following error: User policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors were encountered. The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file