Domain Rename in Windows2003/2008

Prerequisites for a domain rename in a simple single domain forest for windows 2003/2008: Enterprise Administrator credentials are required. The domain should be well formed and healthy. Ran dcdiag /q and repadmin /replsum to check for any errors and fix the same before you proceed. Ran gpotool can check all the policies are OK. The […]

Secure channel between the DC’s broken

Secure channel between the DC’s broken: Follow these steps to reset KDC password :- 1. Stop the Key Distribution Center (KDC) service on Server2. To do so, open a Command Prompt, type net stop KDC, and press Enter. 2. Load Kerbtray.exe. You can do so by clicking Start, clicking Run, and then typing c:program filesresource […]

Group Policy to add users/group to Local Administrator Group on domain workstations

How to add users/group to Local Administrator Group on domain workstations. You can achieve the same by restricted group policy or set a startup script in group policy 1.Set a startup script in group policy with the following line: NET localgroup Administrators /add “domain_namedomain_group That’s it….the next time the computers are started, the group will […]

How to install 2008 DC in 2003 domain

There are a couple of very important considerations, that you should have in mind, before you proceed with your migration scenario. –Check, and raise, if necessary, the Domain and Forest functional levels. You cannot upgrade directly from Windows 2000 mixed, or Windows Server 2003 interim domain functional levels. –The first Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller […]

Removing the folder redirection group policy

Removing the folder redirection group policy is a tricky pain in the butt. To properly remove the folder redirection policy, you need to go into the group policy that contains the folder redirection setting and on the “Target” tab, next to the Setting field, you need to select the option for “Not configured”. Also, in […]