Monthly Archives: December 2013

Deploying a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller in an existing Win2003 Functional Level Domain.

My first task before deploying a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller in a Windows Server 2003 forest functional level environment was to run the Test-ADDSDomainControllerInstallation cmdlet and determine my domain environment’s readiness to accept the new Windows Server 2012 … Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, Active Directory Domain Services, AD Forest, DCPromo, Domain Controller, DSRM, Flexible Single Master Operations, FSMO, NTDSUtil, PowerShell, PowerShell 3.0, Powershell 4.0, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Seizing Active Directory FSMO (Flexible Single Master Operations ) roles with Powershell.

I have been running 2 Virtual Machines as Active Directory Domain Controllers in the Lab for sometime now. DC00 was running Windows Server 2003 R2 and DC01 is running Windows Server 2008 R2. But recently I lost a Hyper-v machine … Continue reading

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The Perfection of Beauty !!

Beauty residing in the eye of the beholder is a lie. Because it is found in the BEAUTIFUL One, the most High !!

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Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 in Dual-Boot Configuration using Windows 8.1 Native Boot-to-VHD capability

In this post, I’ll be sharing my experience deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 in a dual-boot configuration leveraging Windows 8.1 Enterprise native boot-to-vhd feature. This enabled me setup a sort of Lab-to-go for WS2012 R2 Active Directory research on a … Continue reading

Posted in BCDEdit, PowerShell, PowerShell 3.0, VHDX, Virtual Machines, WIndows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Resolving Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster Kerberos Security Issue – Invalid DNS Error

I’ve been running Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster for about a year and it’s been stable up until now. Recently, I encountered an issue where Live migration of VMs failed across all hosts in the cluster. In addition, the Failover … Continue reading

Posted in Failover Cluster, Failover Cluster Manager, Hyper-v, Hyper-v 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Flowers Only Bloom On Upper-Eastside || Spoken Word by Cynthia Amoah.

Powerful and thought provoking words by Cynthia Amoah .

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Converting a User Mailbox to Resource Room Mailbox using PowerShell.

In past versions of Exchange Server, specifically Exchange 2003, managing Resource Room mailboxes was not exactly a straight forward process. In my organization at the time, to manage room Calendars and bookings for Conference rooms (they were not referred to … Continue reading

Posted in Exchange 2010 SP2, Exchange Cmdlets, Exchange Management Shell, PowerShell, PowerShell 3.0, WIndows 8.1 | Tagged , | 1 Comment