Windows Server 2016 Update settings  Hi, guys, I noticed that server 2016 doesn't have options to schedule updates and restart but I found that it can be done by 3 scenarios I will share it with you all  First, I found the following useful policy and website  Configure Group Policy Settings for Automatic Updatesthis link is very useful... Continue Reading →

Service Principal Names As Microsoft descriptions (A service principal name (SPN) is a unique identifier of a service instance.) SO what is the meaning? Professionals' opinions and description Simple opinion SPN is an authenticating tool for windows services. Kerberos is a user authentication service SPNEGO-GSSAPI is the third party API to be able to use... Continue Reading →

Authorizing DHCP Server by a non-enterprise administrator

Authorizing DHCP Server by a non-enterprise administrator By default, only a administrator which is member of "Enterprise Admins" group can authorize the DHCP which is installed in domain environment. If the other accounts  would like to authorize the DHCP server which is a member server in child domain, you may get "Access is denied".  To... Continue Reading →

Active Directory Security, Permission and ACL Analysis

 Active Directory Security, Permission and ACL Analysis Bottom of Form  LIZA    Active Directory Security, Permission and ACL Analysis Fast and lucid display of container permissions and audit configurations in Active Directory environments.Analysis: Where in the directory hierarchy are permissions granted for an account (including it's group memberships)?For which objects the permission inheritance is... Continue Reading →

Configuring Internet explorer using Group policy preferences

Group Policy Internet options for Server 2012 and IE 10  GP Preferences not working for you? Probably F5-F6-F7-F8  I noticed that some of my policy's where not applying via the Internet Explorer GPO Preferences, And after much digging around on the internet I found out why.  If you notice below each setting has a red... Continue Reading →

Internet Explorer Maintenance go away when IE 10 is installed

Internet Explorer Maintenance go away when IE 10 is installed  Missing Internet Explorer Maintenance option from GPMC with Windows 7 / 2008 R2 IEM(Internet explorer maintenance) data and directives inside the GPO are still there. But when IE 10 is placed upon that machine, it promptly ignores those directives.    

Restore Deleted items from Active Directory 2012

Go to Server Manager The go to tools and open Active directory administrative Center Go to Deleted Objects OU Open the deleted Objects OU Then choose the object you want to restore and the location Note: you must enable the Recycle bin Option before you deleted the object For enabling the Recycle Bin

How to Set a Custom Logon Screen Background on Windows 7

How to Set a Custom Logon Screen Background on Windows 7  Enabling Custom Backgrounds  This feature is disabled by default, so you'll have to enable it from the Registry Editor. You can also use the Group Policy Editor if you have a Professional version of Windows – scroll down a bit for the Group... Continue Reading →

SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 3 – Migrating to the ‘PREPARED’ state

Previous articles in this series contained an introduction to the SYSVOL migration procedure and explained how the Dfsrmig.exe tool can be used for SYSVOL migration. Keeping this background information in mind, we're now ready to start the actual SYSVOL migration process. This article explains how to migrate replication of the SYSVOL share to the 'PREPARED'... Continue Reading →

SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 1 – Introduction to the SYSVOL migration process

he File Replication Service (FRS) is used for replicating the contents of the SYSVOL share between Windows domain controllers. However, Windows Server 2008 domain controllers, which are operating in the Windows Server 2008 domain functional level, can use the DFS Replication service for replicating the contents of the SYSVOL share. A new Windows Server 2008... Continue Reading →

DFS Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008

ou can install the DFS components by using the following procedures. Installing Windows Server 2008 and DFS During Setup, follow the on-screen prompts to install Windows Server 2008. Refer to the section "Lab Requirements" earlier in this guide for details about which servers must run Windows Server 2008 and which servers can run Windows Server 2003 R2 or Windows Server 2003 SP1. After... Continue Reading →

Dcdiag error

 have two domain controllers both server 2008, and the domain function level has been raised to 2008. We migrated from a single dc running server 2008 previously. If I run : dcdiag /v /c /d /e /s:win2k8dc1 >c:dcdiag.txt I receive the following error: Starting test: VerifyEnterpriseReferences The following problems were found while verifying various important... Continue Reading →

Upgrade Domain Controllers From 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012

Upgrade Domain Controllers From 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012April 10 2013 This topic provides background information about Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012 and explains the process for upgrading domain controllers from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.UPGRADE FROM SERVER 2008 R2 TO Windows server 2012 Table of Contents1.1.1    1 2.    Prerequisites... Continue Reading →

Eight Position (RJ-45) Modular Cable

Internet Services Eight Position (RJ-45) Modular Cable T568B (with clip down) T568A (with clip down) UTP consists of 4 twisted pairs.  The standard colors are: white/blue - blue white/orange - orange white/green - green white/brown - brown Hub to Hub or Computer to Computer connection:  one end T568A, other end T568B (Crossover Cable). Hub to... Continue Reading →


What is FSMO ROLES? The FSMO (flexible single master operations) roles assigned in our environment to Domain-Controllers and provide us the ability to manage our environment without Conflicts , The FSMO roles can be transfer between Domain-Controllers and that's provide us the ability to manage our environment in much more flexibility . There are 5... Continue Reading →

Usage: hex2dec [hex|decimal] Introduction Tired of running Calc everytime you want to convert a hexadecimal number to decimal Now you can convert hex to decimal and vice versa with this simple command-line utility. Usage: hex2dec [hex|decimal] Include x or 0x as the prefix of the number to specify a hexadecimal value. e.g. To translate 1233 decimal to... Continue Reading →

Displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop’s background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more Introduction How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or operating system version? If you manage multiple computers you probably need BGInfo. It automatically displays relevant information... Continue Reading →

Active Directory (AD) viewer and editor.

Active Directory Explorer v1.4  Snapshots of an AD database for off-line viewing and comparisons Introduction Active Directory Explorer (AD Explorer) is an advanced Active Directory (AD) viewer and editor. You can use AD Explorer to easily navigate an AD database, define favorite locations, view object properties and attributes without having to open dialog boxes, edit... Continue Reading →

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