This blog explores two ways to launch a command prompt as user SYSTEM in Windows. It applies to Windows 7/8 and Server 2008/2012 (Windows 10 has a slightly different method). That is not to say you can’t do this in previous versions of Windows, but in earlier versions it was much easier to accomplish what you are … Continue reading Two ways to launch a Windows Command Prompt as user SYSTEM
The Connection Manager Administration Kit has been around since Windows Server 2003 as an embedded Windows server feature. Initially available for server platforms, this deployment enabling tool is now supported on selected Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 client platforms. Windows 7 and Windows 8 client certification exams expect that you are familiar with CMAK, or … Continue reading Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) an Overview and General Guideline
See our class schedule for complete Windows 7 and Server 2012 Training. Classes are held in Phoenix, AZ and can be attended online from anywhere in the world with RemoteLive™. Instructor: Rick Trader Video Transcript: One of the most common problems you will run into as an IT administrator when working in an enterprise or a … Continue reading Using WHOAMI.exe to troubleshoot NTFS Permissions
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
Scenario – Two organizations, USSHQ (USSHQ.Local) and Dulce Base (DulceBase.Local) need to be able to share resources. A forest trust relationship between the two organizations Active Directory Domain Services is desired. Before the trust can be created name resolution needs to configured and tested for connectivity between the two domains. Once the trust relationship is configured, resource administrators … Continue reading How to configure Forest Level Trust in Windows Server
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
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)
In this blog we will explore adding a child domain to an existing forest. The Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) design team has finished the design phase for the new AD DS environment and now it is time to add a new child domain to the environment. Using Microsoft’s best practices the Domain Name System (DNS) … Continue reading How to add a child domain in an existing Directory Domain Services (AD DS) forest in Windows Server 2012
In this blog we will explore how to add a replica domain controller using cloning. One of the newest features in Windows Server 2012 is the ability to clone an existing domain controller in a production environment. There are a few requirements to be able to clone a domain controller. The hypervisor must support VM-GenerationID. Hyper-V … Continue reading How to install Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2012 -Adding a Replica Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller using Cloning.
In this blog we will explore how to add a Windows Server 2012 replica Domain Controller using Install From Media (IFM) method. For More see: Establishing an AD DS Forest Adding a replica Domain Controller to an existing AD DS Domain When we promote a server to become a replica domain controller, it will require … Continue reading How to install Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2012 – Adding a replica Domain Controller to an existing AD DS Domain using the Install From Media (IFM) method.