Active Directory Archive

How to hide specific OU in Active Directory

The first thing you see while opening Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) snap-in is AD containers (Organization Unit, OU), in which user accounts, computers and groups are placed. Depending on the size and organizational structure, number of OU in Active Directory can be

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

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

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

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

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. Join Domain

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

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

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

There are a number of reasons this error could be happening. The processing of Group Policy failed 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