Active Directory Archive

Installing Active Directory Snap-in on Windows 10

One of the main Active Directory domain management tools is the MMC snap-in Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC). To work with ADUC snap-in in Windows 10, you need first to install the Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT). The RSAT includes various utility and snap-ins to manage Windows

Active Directory Database File Compaction and Defragmentation

Active Directory is a non-relational database and its size increasing over time, the database takes more and more disk space. If you remove the objects from Active Directory, the size of database file will not be changed, but the free space (white space) can be used to store new

How to Fix Exchange Server Error 00002098

This article will help you to solve the problem with the creation of a mailbox. It occurs when you are trying to create a mailbox for an existing user. Here is an error code: Active directory response: 00002098: SecErr: DSID-03150E49, problem 4003 (INSUFF_ACCESS_RIGHTS) First time we have encountered this

Active Directory auditing: No simple road to success

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

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

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…

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