Tag Archives: AD DS

How to Use Ldifde to Manage Active Directory in Server 2016

    In this video, Windows Server Instructor Rick Trader presents How to use a bulk import / export tool (Ldifde) in Windows Server 2016 to manage your Active Directory database. Light-Weight Directory Access Protocol Data Interchange Format Data Exchange (Ldifde)  Ldifde allows for administrators to export their Active Directory Database or import bulk tools … Continue reading How to Use Ldifde to Manage Active Directory in Server 2016

How to use CSVDE Comma Separated Value Data Exchange to Import and Export users into an Active Directory Database in Windows Server 2016

    In this video, Windows Server Instructor Rick Trader presents how to use Comma Separated Value Data Exchange  (CSVDE) to import and export users into an Active Directory Databases. For more Windows Server 2016 & 2012R2 video training from Rick Trader, see the following videos: How to Use Ldifde to Manage Active Directory in Server … Continue reading How to use CSVDE Comma Separated Value Data Exchange to Import and Export users into an Active Directory Database in Windows Server 2016

How to use System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2 to deploy Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Bare-Metal installations

Normally when you need to deploy additional Hyper-V servers in your environment it requires the installation of operating system then post configuration followed by the installation of the Hyper-V role. Bare-Metal provisioning is a feature of SCVMM 2012 R2 that allows rapid deployment of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V servers. I will be writing a series … Continue reading How to use System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2 to deploy Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Bare-Metal installations

How to rollback AD DS Forest Function Levels in Windows Server using PowerShell

So you have recently raised your Active Directory Domain services Forest Functional Level from Server 2008 to either Sever 2008 R2 or Server 2012.  Now you have realized you need to go back to either Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2, in previous operating systems this was not possible.  In Windows Server 2008 R2 and … Continue reading How to rollback AD DS Forest Function Levels in Windows Server using PowerShell

Using PowerShell to rollback AD DS Domain Functional Level in Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012

So you have recently raised you Active Directory Domain Services Domain Functional Level from Server 2008 to either Sever 2008 R2 or Server 2012.  Now you have realized you need to go back to either Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2, in previous operating systems this was not possible.  In Windows Server 2008 R2 and … Continue reading Using PowerShell to rollback AD DS Domain Functional Level in Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012

Windows Server – How to configure a Conditional Forwarder in DNS

Conditional Forwarders are a DNS feature introduced in Windows Server 2003. A Conditional Forwarder allows an organization to resolve names to a private namespace or speed up name resolution to a public namespace.  When a DNS server receives a client query request for a host address that is not part of its authoritative namespace, it … Continue reading Windows Server – How to configure a Conditional Forwarder in DNS

Windows Server – How to identify which domain controller authenticated a user

A question came up in class this week which is asked quite often when I am teaching an Active Directory class. Whether it is the Active Directory administration class or the advanced design class I am asked, “I have a user that is logged on. I don’t think they received the correct GPO settings, is there … Continue reading Windows Server – How to identify which domain controller authenticated a user

How to demote a Domain Controller (DC) in Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

In this blog we will explore how to demote a domain controller in Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). In previous versions of Windows Server to demote a domain controller you would use the DCPROMO.exe utility.  In Windows Sever 2012 the DCPROMO utility has been deprecated. In Windows Server 2012 we will … Continue reading How to demote a Domain Controller (DC) in Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)