Tag: Active Directory

Dec 07

How to: Resolve error “Computer/Name Domain Changes. The following error occurred attempting to join the domain: The requested resource is in use.”

How to: Resolve error “Computer/Name Domain Changes. The following error occurred attempting to join the domain: The requested resource is in use.” One of my latest missteps was not completing the migration of all servers to the new domain name when I performed an Active Directory Domain Name change. Well, one of the unintended consequences …

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Nov 07

How to: Recover an Exchange server using the RecoverServer switch

How to: Recover an Exchange server using the RecoverServer switch So a bit of background: I was performing a migration from onPremise to Cloud Mailboxes and the hardware the VM was running on was not the fastest. So I had this great idea: Perform a scheduled fail over to the faster server and continue working …

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Oct 23

How to: Configure filtering for directory synchronization

How to: Configure filtering for directory synchronization Obtained from: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj710171.aspx Published: September 27, 2012 Updated: September 24, 2014 Applies To: Azure, Office 365, Windows Intune   You can enable Active Directory synchronization filtering in Azure Active Directory at any time. If you have already run the default configurations of directory synchronization and then configured the filtering, …

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Oct 20

How to: troubleshoot deleted user accounts in Office 365

How to: troubleshoot deleted user accounts in Office 365 Obtained from: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2619308 How to troubleshoot deleted user accounts in Office 365 Article ID: 2619308 – View products that this article applies to. Not sure what release of Office 365 you’re using? Go to the following Microsoft website: Am I using Office 365 after the service upgrade? Expand …

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Mar 20

What is http://adminwebservice.microsoftonline.com?

What is http://adminwebservice.microsoftonline.com? The web address: http://adminwebservice.microsoftonline.com is generally used by applications like the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync tool (to sync with Microsoft’s online Azure AD service) to authenticate against those services.

Mar 10

How to: Manage the Certificate Store on your local machine using the command prompt or PowerShell

How to: Manage the Certificate Store on your local machine using the command prompt or PowerShell It seems that as of late I am playing a lot with certificates in order to authenticate traffic across the network. Some of the most useful shell commands I have found are listed below, hopefully they’ll help you manage your …

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Jan 16

How to add your Ubuntu computer to your Active Directory Domain (.local included) with Likewise

How to add your Ubuntu computer to your Active Directory Domain when your Windows SBS Domain ends in .local using Likewise There are a number of options in order to get Active Directory integration with your Ubuntu systems. I personally liked Likewise as it provides a GUI and does a lot of the steps for …

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Dec 26

Migration from Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard to Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Migration notes from Windows SBS 2011 Standard to Windows Server 2012 Essentials As you probably have already found out, Microsoft’s successor for Windows Small Business Server 2011 is no other than Windows 2012 Essentials. Many people have consider this a let down as Windows 2012 Essentials loses a lot of the SBS 2011 premium features …

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Aug 17

How do you enable remote desktop via group policy?

Q: I have several computers on my enterprise and I don’t want to manually allow remote desktop on each one. How can I enable it either across all computers or target a policy to certain groups?

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