When talking about including Windows Server 2012, the following question occurred more often recently: Is my Active Directory Domain ready to add a W2012R2 domain controller? This article will help you with that.
I am currently supporting a bigger enterprise with their Active Directory Migration. A colleague asked me “Could you write a Powershell script to comb the whole AD Forest?” “Of course”, I said. 😉 And here it is – the script to find the next closest domain controller.
Lately, I wanted to add a new domain controller to a domain. At first, the Configuration Wizard ran as expected. But just as the process was about to come to an end, I received an “Access is denied” error message. The promotion with dcpromo was canceled, despite the administrative account having sufficient rights.
During a manually initiated Active Directory replication at a customer, I repeatedly got the following error message “The target principal name is incorrect”. It was always the same domain controller in use for the replication. The reason for the message was, that a VPN connection between the headquarters and a branch office was disconnected for […]
Almost every company is using virtual machines today. The advantages: VMs can be drawn up easily. Before important changes you can make snapshots. In case something should go wrong, you can restore the last snapshot. Since Windows Server 2012 domain controllers can also be restored via snapshot using an appropriate hypervisor.
- PowerShell: Find active computer objects
- Nesting groups in Active Directory
- Create home directory and grant permissions with PowerShell
- Creating an individual random password with PowerShell
- Retrieve Active Directory subnets with PowerShell
- Editing users of other domains – with PowerShell
- Azure Basics: Connecting with Azure (PowerShell)
- PowerShell Custom Objects
- Logon Script does not start on Windows Server 2012 R2 domain
- IsMember – Check group membership in Active Directory