Tag Archives: Domain controller

Implementing Azure Site Recovery Protection for my non-SCVMM Hyper-V Virtual Machines.

BCDR (Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery options) is a big deal for any I.T. Pro. My decision to go with with Microsoft Azure Site Recovery cloud service was easy after considering other options available to me, cost and the specific … Continue reading

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Create a UPN Suffix using PowerShell for Office 365 Migration.

In preparation for Office 365 migration, we had to match the current on premise users’ logon name (UserPrincipalName) with their email addresses to eliminate any user confusion and ease the outlook authentication process .As an example, The on premise logon … 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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Configuring a Single Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Domain Controller in a new Forest.

Pre-Windows Server 2012 and PowerShell 4.0, the primary tool/command for Active Directory Domain Controller promotion and demotion has always been the Dcpromo command. With Windows Server 2012, it’s been replaced by a suite of PowerShell cmdlets contained in the ADDSDeployment … Continue reading

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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

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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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