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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:

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

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

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

Configure Access Based Enumeration on Windows Server 2016

By default, when user open some shared network folder, SMB displays full list of files and folders on it (of course only if user have permission to access share). Access Based Enumeration (ABE) allows you to hide specific files and folders for user who don’t have access permission. Access

Configuring Internet Explorer 11 Proxy Settings using GPO

The article shows how to configure proxy settings for Internet Explorer 11 browser using Active Directory Group Policies (GPO). In earlier versions of Internet Explorer (6, 7 and 9) to configure Internet Explorer settings you needed to use the following setting in the Group Policy Editor console: User configuration

How to Create Bootable USB Drive with WinRE in a WIM File

In this article we will show you how to create a bootable USB drive with Windows Recovery Environment (WInRE) in a WIM file using the standard Windows tools. Boot into WinRE environment can be useful to quickly repair the installed Windows: fix common causes of unbootable operating systems, start