Can A Domain Trust Another Domain With The Same ‘Root Domain’ Name?
Mar07

Can A Domain Trust Another Domain With The Same ‘Root Domain’ Name?

KB ID 0001288 Dtd 07/03/17 Problem About a month ago I was with a client to do some investigation/consultancy, they were a large company with their head office in the UK and a number of other offices around the world. They had a number of domains and sub domains and wanted to consolidate them all into a new domain. Well that’s all OK, but the UK company has been purchased by a large American company, who were putting a lot of...

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Windows – A Delegation For This DNS Server Cannot Be Created
Mar06

Windows – A Delegation For This DNS Server Cannot Be Created

KB ID 0001287¬†Dtd¬†06/03/17 Problem When promoting¬†a server to be a domain controller, you might see the following error, “A delegation for this DNS server cannont be created because the authoritative parent zone cannot be found or it does not run Windows DNS server. If you are intergrating with an existing DNS infrastructure, you should manually create a delegation to this DNS server in the parent zone to ensure reliable name...

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Changing the Windows 10 Browser, So It Isn’t Edge
Feb14

Changing the Windows 10 Browser, So It Isn’t Edge

KB ID 0001284 Dtd 14/02/17 Problem I've seen one person use Edge as their browser in a business environment. I've got nothing against it, (I use a macOSX anyway). But I had a client that asked me how to make sure his machines are set to NOT use Edge as the default browser. I'm going to use Internet Explorer instead, but you can do the same with Chrome or Firefox depending on your browser of choice. Solution What I'm going to do, is...

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Stop Windows Servers ‘Locking’ with Group Policy
Feb13

Stop Windows Servers ‘Locking’ with Group Policy

KB ID 0001283 Dtd 13/02/17 Problem Servers locking themselves after a period of inactivity is, (in most cases) a good thing. But on my test network that only I use it gets a bit annoying switching between machines and constantly having to unlock Windows all the time!   Note: For obvious security reasons don't do this on a production network! Solution   Create a new GPO linked to your computer OU, (or edit an existing one). Edit the...

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Windows – Forcing Domain Group Policy
Feb11

Windows – Forcing Domain Group Policy

KB ID 0001282 Dtd 11/02/17 Problem I've written hundreds of posts about doing things with group policies. Every time I finish one, I write a couple of paragraphs on how long to wait, or how to force the policy etc. So I've finally got round to writing a post I can simply reference! How Long Before Group Policy Changes Are Applied? This is something that hasn't changed since I was doing Windows 2000 exams ūüôā The default interval between...

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Windows – Deploy and Configure Photo Screen Saver via GPO
Feb02

Windows – Deploy and Configure Photo Screen Saver via GPO

KB ID 0001281 Dtd 02/02/17 Problem I was tasked with working out how to do this for a client a couple of weeks ago, so I thought it would make a decent article. I'm going to have a central server share, with some photos in, then I'm going to copy them down to all the clients, and finally set their screen saver to use those photos as a 'slide show' screen saver. I've done this with Windows 10 clients, but it should work with anything...

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