Category Archives: Active Directory 2012

msds-generationid not set on Windows Server 2012

msds-generationid attribute is not set for windows server 2012 virtual domain controller on vmware, if you notice when querying msds-generationid attribute value and it return blank, why attribute valve not set and blank? Any reason for this behavior?

Its new feature of Active Directory 2012, which is used to restoring AD database from snapshot … [Continue reading]

Planning safe Decommission of Domain Controller (Decommission of Active Directory site) Without Impacting Users

Best practice for decommissioning a Domain Controller Server: In general Decommission of Domain Controller is straightforward procedure and not required a much planning as we always have a redundant Domain Controller in a same site, so the client authentication will be handled by the other DC’s, if you want to find is any application hard-coded(“hard path” setting) the DC’s, … [Continue reading]

Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Trust Relationship Problem

You use to get the error message “The security Database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship.” or shows “Login ID or password incorrect” while the time of logon on Windows Server 2012 R2, most recommended solution is re-join toActive Directory Domains or rebuild the server to fix the issue, before … [Continue reading]

Why PowerShell remoting can’t be enabled on a Windows server 2008

By default PSRemoting is disabled in Windows server 2008, is there any reason why PowerShell remoting can’t be enabled on the Windows server 2008 box? And of course we can enable manually through multiple ways, any security risks/issues on Windows server

To address about risks/issues of enabling it, there might actually be none. The question is why did Microsoft have … [Continue reading]

Enable Powershell Remoting on Windows server 2008 R2 and 2012

Powershell Remoting is very impressive feature from Windows server 2008 R2 / Powershell 2.0, it allows to run any PowerShell commands or access full PowerShell sessions on remote Server unlike the older native commands that run on the same server where the command been executed , so it’s powerful and easy to run a function from multiple system with less … [Continue reading]

Monitor NTLM authentication delays and issues on Windows 2008 and 2012

Events to track authentication delays and issues: Finally we have new event log entries that can track NTLM authentication delays and issues in Windows Server 2008 R2, in a complex environment with multiple Forests and multiple Domains NTLM authentication request will be more and it’s difficult to monitor and track the Bottlenecks

Also Read: AD Slow Authentication and prompting for [Continue reading]

Shortcut Keys for Windows server 2012 and 2012 R2

If you new to Windows server 2012 and 2012 R2 you might find difficulty to run some of the essential tasks like, Run, CMD, and even to shut down and logoff the server, how do we do a basic  server administration work on Windows server 2012? Even administrative tool are removed, unable to see run, CMD and start menu in … [Continue reading]

Difference between windows server 2012 and R2

Windows server 2012 R2 brings many new features and enhancements to windows server world compared to older version windows server 2012, will discuss major difference between windows server 2012 and windows server 2012 R2 and some of the very innovative Windows Server 2012 R2 Features and improvements, also see Windows Server 2012 Fetures and Difference between windows server 2008 and [Continue reading]

Active Directory Features in Windows Server 2012

Active Directory 2012 features on Windows Server 2012 and R2: I am going to discuss about Windows Server 2012 Active Directory feature, as per my understanding newer version has not have many new features however Microsoft has improved the features of Active Directory 2008 in Active Directory 2012 List of improvement compare to the earlier version Active Directory 2008, also … [Continue reading]