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Time Configuration for a Virtualized Domain Controllers

Today we will talk about some of the features of time configuration on a virtualized domain controllers. Typically, the time synchronization scheme in the Active Directory domain is as follows: The PDC emulator is the main time source on the domain and must be configured to synchronize time with

How to Add or Remove SMTP Alias to Exchange 2016 Mailbox

Sometimes you need to add another email address to the existing user. In Exchange, in addition to the primary address, each mailbox can be assigned to several additional ones (called aliases or proxy addresses). In Active Directory, additional aliases are stored in the recipient’s multi-valued attribute named proxyAddresses. Proxy

Installing WebDAV client on Windows Server 2016

WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is an extension of the HTTP/1.1 protocol. The WebDAV protocol allows to access files on the remote server and perform common actions: reading, writing, deleting files. Typically, this protocol is used by users to work together with remote files. Simply put, WebDAV is

Move FSMO Roles and Upgrade Domain to Windows Server 2016

In this article we will show you how to promote a new domain controller with Windows Server 2016 in the Active Directory domain, move FSMO roles from an old domain controller (running Windows Server 2012 R2/2008), raise the domain functional level to Windows Server 2016 and then demote the

Accessing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Console Using RDCMan

Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) is an official utility from Microsoft to connect to servers via RDP (which replaced the Remote Desktops snap-in) and efficiently handle the daily management tasks by System Administrator. The version of RDCMan 2.7 has interesting feature — it can be used to connect directly

Guide to SQL Server Transaction Log Backup

In case you use Microsoft SQL Server you might heard about the Simple and Full database recovery models. Probably you also know that a Simple recovery model allows you to restore data only at the time of the backup, while Full — at any time (you only need to make

How to transfer FSMO Roles using PowerShell

When you create a domain, all FSMO roles assigned to the first domain controller in the forest by default. You can transfer FSMO roles from one DC to another both the Active Directory graphics snap-ins and the PowerShell command line. Moving FSMO roles using AD PowerShell has the following

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

Accessing Domain Controller from Local DSRM Account

Login with a local account on the domain controller is basically impossible, since then you are promoting member server to the domain controller (DC), the local accounts database (SAM) become inaccessible. However, this rule has one exception. In case of directory services problems on domain controllers, there is a