Domain Rename for Windows 2003/2008

Domain Rename for Windows 2003/2008 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 […]

Authoritative /Non-Authoritative Restore in Windows2008

 How to restore Server 2008 Active Directory (Non-Authoritative / Authoritative Restore) Windows Server Backup Windows Server Backup the Windows Server Backup feature provides a basic backup and recovery solution for computers running the Windows Server® 2008 operating system. Windows   Server Backup introduces new backup and recovery technology and replaces the previous Windows Backup (Ntbackup.exe) feature that […]

How to transfer or seize FSMO roles

How to transfer or seize FSMO roles The first Microsoft Windows 2000 Active Directory (AD) domain controller in a forest is granted five FSMO roles when you run the Dcpromo.exe program and install the AD. There are two FSMO roles that are forest wide and three that are per domain. If child domains are created, […]

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 […]

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 […]