Active Directory – Schema Master FSMO Role

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=). Read More …

Enable WinRM with Group Policy for PowerShell Remoting

PowerShell Remoting really can makes a routine work a lot easier, but it requires quite a bit of work to get all the remote computers ready to take the remoting calls, such as automatically start Windows Remote Management service. Read More …

Check DFS Namespaces (DFS-N) Configuration with dfsdiag.exe

DFS-N, as the name implies, is a distributed file system and it involves a number of components running on a set of computers (Active Directory domain controllers, DFS-N namespace servers, SMB file servers, DFS-N clients that are typically Windows clients, but also Linux ones). Read More …

Renaming Active Directory Domain Name (Microsoft)

With long checklists, constraints and precautions, renaming a domain is not a simple undertaking, and the time required to complete Read More …

Force specific sites to always run in Compatibility View using Group Policy

If you have specific sites which do not work in newer versions of Internet Explorer, you can force them to Read More …

Force Replication between Domain Controllers in Active Directory

One common task we have to perform in Active Directory very often is forcing replication between two domain controllers. By Read More …

Active Directory – object Username error: The name reference is invalid

Sometimes, in Active Directory, when there’s even an Exchange environment, for some users, when you try to copy an AD Read More …

Enable Powershell Remoting via Group Policy

Powershell really is a game changer when it comes management and scripting on Windows, but one of the areas where Read More …

Disable change password feature on Exchange Online and Exchange 2013

Got a question today if it is possible to prevent a user from changing his or her own password when Read More …