Category: Active Directory

Active Directory, Azure

Upgrading Active Directory from 2012 R2 to 2019

Hi folks,  this is a very quick post where I will explain the steps to upgrade Active Directory from 2012 R2 to 2019.  If you are still running 2012 R2 you will be missing out on some of the features to integrate your on-prem AD into Azure Active Directory so its definitely a requirement to …

Active Directory, Azure

Creating an Azure AD Tenant and configuring AD Connect

Hey folks, welcome to the second part in this series of blog posts discussing Azure AD. Part 1 can be found here – https://virtualmanc.co.uk/2019/12/27/active-directory-authentication-the-past-present-and-future/ In this post we will be creating an Azure AD Tenant and then installing AD Connect to perform a sync.  We will perform the following: 1) Create an Azure AD Tenant …

Active Directory, Azure

Active Directory & Authentication–The past, present and future

Hey folks, this is the first post of a series of blog posts I am planning to write which discuss the various infrastructure requirements when designing and configuring a VDI or DaaS infrastructure.  I will discuss stuff like Active Directory, Authentication, Networking, Storage,  Profile Management, VM Specs etc etc. I will try to keep it …

Active Directory

Active Directory 2008 R2 Design Guide

You can get this from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=88f0184c-8f03-4f0f-b3f9-5109255fb461 Overview This guidance provides general recommendations for the design, deployment and management of an Active Directory environment in a healthcare organization according to current best practices. The purpose of this guidance is to accelerate Active Directory design and deployment in a healthcare organization, and provide a framework for …

Active Directory

Preparing Active Directory for Exchange 2007 installation

To prepare an Active Directory domain for an Exchange 2007 installation we have to perform a number of steps before we go ahead with the installation. 1) Prepare the Schema This must be run on the Schema Master in the forest and you must also be a member of schema admins to run. D:\>setup /prepareschema …

Active Directory

Retrieve FSMO Roles from the command line

To retrieve the FSMO roles from the command line we can use dsquery command: dsquery server –hasfsmo Schema (Schema Master) dsquery server –hasfsmo Name (Domain Naming Master) dsquery server –hasfsmo Infr (Infrastructure Master) dsquery server –hasfsmo PDC (PDC Emulator) dsquery server –hasfsmo RID (RID Master)

Active Directory, Windows Server 2008 R2

Forest Functional Levels

Windows Server 2000 The Windows 2000 forest functional level provides all Active Directory Domain Services features that are available in Windows 2000 Server. If you have domain controllers running later versions of Windows Server, some advanced features will not be available on those domain controllers while this forest is at the Windows 2000 functional level. …