Backup of Lightweight Directory Services with NTDSutil and dsdbutil

Taking Active Directory manual backup using NTDSutil and DSDButil is straightforward. First we will see how to take backup of Active directory using NTDSutil. Backup of Active Directory using NTDSutil: We will find out how to take backup of active directory database and logs, before taking backup using NTDSutil first you need to stop the …

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AD LDS installation of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services:

Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) role is a full-featured and easy-to-install deployment directory service. What is the AD LDS instance: AD LDS instance is a single running copy of AD LDS. Each AD LDS instance has a separate directory, create an instance assigned a unique name and a unique service …

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Active Directory Installation:

You can start the setup of active directory on windows server 2008 R2 by three methods. You can choose any of following method, all method will start the same setup wizard. Open the run console type “oobe” and press enter this will open the intial configuration manager.  Then click on add rules on left side …

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Active Directory’s Introduction and Its Features n Advantages

Active Directory Definition | What is AD or Domain Active Directory also commonly known as AD domain is a directory service for server operating systems, which is like a network database storage has resources-related information, including the location of resources, management information. These resources include users, groups, and computer etc. Action Directory is Microsoft marketing …

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Active Directory Structure

Active Directory Structure Active Directory has a hierarchical design for their objects. In Active directory Users and Groups, computers etc. are known as Objects. Each object is unique and represents a single entity which has a unique SID and set of attributes, and all these attributes are stored in schema. You can design your network …

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Account Automation | create multiple user accounts in active directory

User Accounts in active directory: Creating user accounts in active directory is very simple, open active directory user and groups from administrative tools. Right click in default user container and on OU, click on new and then user. Fill the first name and last name and user name for login and click next. Set the …

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Server Core Commands | Server Core Remote management

In Windows Server Core you need to type commands in command prompt in order to perform different task. Following are some basic commands that you can run on server core for below mention purposes.   Check IP address: Ipconfig /all  Set IP and Gateway in core: Netsh interface set address name=2 sources =static add address=10.10.10.74 …

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Read only domain controller | Why RODC | Credential caching in RODC

Read only domain controller (RODC): Microsoft introduces a new type of DC in server 2008 that is RODC. The read only domain controller Only have the read only copy of directory database, Read only active directory have all the objects like user groups, all member groups are there but password are omitted for security reasons. …

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PowerShell Commands | Basic Features | Syntax of commands in Windows Shell:

What is PowerShell The logical evolution of the popular Windows command prompt (cmd.exe) is Windows PowerShell. It has new capabilities and features such as the use of interactive commands and Unix-style command base “cmdlets”. It is a powerful utility for Windows system administrators and interacts with SQL Server, Exchange or IIS. Another is to allow capabilities …

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Power Shell | Variable| Alias |How to Create Users Account in AD Using PowerShell

What is PowerShell? PowerShell is a shell program by Microsoft to provide you a management console, use a new command prompt and scripting environment. PowerShell has a fundamental difference with the concept that uses VBScript and other programming languages.   PowerShell commands are called cmdlets. PowerShell comes with over 100 cmdlet. PowerShell also has many build in alias …

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Transfer Operation Master Roles to other Domain ControllerServer

Best Practices for Operation Masters Roles: There are five operation master roles in active Directory and you need proper planning and implement in multi domain environment. When you installed the root (first) domain controller in your network then all the operation master roles are located on this single domain Controller. But if you have some …

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Operation Masters Roles In Active Directory

Single operation roles, operation master role, operation token and Flexible single master operation (FSMO) are alike terms. There are five FSMO roles are as follow: Domain Naming Role Schema Master Role Infrastructure Master Role RID Master Role PDC Emulator Domain Naming Operation Master Role in Active Directory: This is a forest level FSMO that limit …

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Home folder could not be created Active Directory | Fixed

While selecting the home folder or network drive for an active directory user you may get this error message. “The home folder could not be created because the network name cannot be found” Reasons of this Error: Normally this error is because of two reasons: The folder that you set for home folder is not …

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