Category Archives: AD Forest

Deploy WS2012R2 AD Domain Controller in Azure-OnPrem Hybrid Environment using Resource Manager (IaaS) Virtual Machine.

As part of the process of extending my on premise infrastructure environment to Microsoft Azure, I have configured the Azure S2S VPN, an Azure Virtual network and other Azure based components within an ARM resource group to facilitate the implementation … Continue reading

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Raising Active Directory Forest and Domain Functional Levels Using PowerShell.

As part of the infrastructure clean up and upgrade plans, we have decided to raise the DFL and FFL of our domain to take advantage of new Windows Server features. The first step in the process is making sure all … Continue reading

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Simple PowerShell Script displays Total and Available Memory .

This script is an update to a previous post. In addition to displaying total and available disk space, it will also show the available memory at any given time for a server within a domain infrastructure. It has come in … Continue reading

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Configuring Azure AD Sync Attribute Filtering.

So I’ve been playing with AADSync attribute filtering. So far we have successfully filtered our lab Azure AD sync by Domain and Organizational Unit. It appears that group membership based filtering is not supported with this version. But according to … Continue reading

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Configuring Active Directory Time using the W32TM Utility.

Active Directory domain time in my lab domain has been off by a few minutes of UTC time for a while now. Resetting time across an Active Directory domain is a straight forward process using the W32tm command line tool. … Continue reading

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Demoting the last Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller with PowerShell.

As with promoting a server to domain controller, demoting the a domain controller is also a straight forward process with PowerShell. The following PowerShell cmdlets are available from the ADDSDeployment module: Uninstall Active Directory: The demote process got a little … Continue reading

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