Category: Active Directory

How to Seize an Active Directory FSMO Role 0

How to Seize an Active Directory FSMO Role

There are 5 roles in Active Directory, called Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) roles, that are handled by certain Domain Controllers in Active Directory. If you only have one Domain Controller (DC) then all...

Managing Passwords for Service Accounts in SharePoint & SQL Server 2

Managing Passwords for Service Accounts in SharePoint & SQL Server

Managing service accounts on Windows servers have been a challenge for most organizations for quite some time. In recent years, Microsoft has made several enhancements to minimize the pain. In Windows Servers 2008 R2...

How to Backup Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2012 R2 0

How to Backup Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2012 R2

Here’s a step-by-step procedure to back up the System State on a Windows Server 2012 R2 using the Windows Server Backup tool. Backing up the System State also backs up Active Directory Domain Services....

How To Restore the Missing Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup Console 1

How To Restore the Missing Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup Console

I installed the Windows Server Backup feature on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller so I can backup not only the System State but also perform a full backup of the Domain Controller....

Active Directory User Profiles and SharePoint 2010/2013 Timer Jobs 0

Active Directory User Profiles and SharePoint 2010/2013 Timer Jobs

There are several timer jobs related to the User Profile Synchronization (UPS) service that control the behavior of user profile synchronization from Active Directory to SharePoint. As a best practice, I do not recommend...

PowerShell Script to Enable or Disable Network Adapter at Startup or Logon in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 1

PowerShell Script to Enable or Disable Network Adapter at Startup or Logon in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

I run Hyper-V on my Windows 8 Enterprise desktop. One of the issues that I have encountered has to do with the virtual Ethernet adapter. My virtual machines can connect to the Internet fine...

The Strange Way in Which Active Directory Implements the Full Name Attribute 0

The Strange Way in Which Active Directory Implements the Full Name Attribute

Did you know that the full name, first name, last name, display name, logon name, and Pre-Windows 2000 account name can all be different for a single user account in Active Directory? There are...