Windows Server 2008

Help corner: Timeout problems when initiating an RDP session

If your attempts at initiating a new RDP session times out, this real-life troubleshooting story may provide you with some…

1 year ago

Managing Active Directory trusts in Windows Server 2016

Several Active Directory trusts are available in Windows Server 2016. Here’s how you can manage them using built-in tools.

2 years ago

Need to reset users’ Active Directory passwords? Here are several ways to do it

Do you find yourself often needing to reset Active Directory passwords for your users? Here are some methods to make…

2 years ago

Master the power of ‘Search-ADAccount’ PowerShell cmdlet

Not many Active Directory admins know that the Search-ADAccount PowerShell cmdlet can perform a number of handy operations. Let’s look…

2 years ago

Whither SMB: Where it’s been, where it is, and where it might be going

Server Message Block protocol, or SMB, has been around for more than 20 years. Is its usefulness passed or are…

2 years ago

Network diagnostics: How to run DCDiag remotely on all domain controllers

The DCDiag tool can check various aspects of an Active Directory domain controller. This PowerShell script makes it easy for…

2 years ago

Domain controllers required ports: Use PowerShell to check if they are listening

Domain controllers must listen on specific ports. Here’s a list of domain controllers required ports and how to use PowerShell…

2 years ago

Networking basics: Check if your domain controller host records are registered

Not many Active Directory admins know that missing domain controller host records can lead to issues. Make sure this doesn’t…

2 years ago

HOW TO: Make sure Active Directory domain controllers have an NTDS object

Domain controllers must have an NTDS object to participate in AD replication. Use this PowerShell script to check if the…

2 years ago

Configuring the Windows Time Service

Understanding the Windows Time Service is crucial if you want your Active Directory environment to work properly. Here's the definitive…

2 years ago