ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tool) Domain Migration – Part 1
Apr25

ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tool) Domain Migration – Part 1

KB ID 0001305 Dtd 25/04/17 Problem I've not used ADMT for ages, I've got a domain migration to do soon, so I thought I'd get on the bench and have a reminder. Although ADMT 3.2 was 're-jigged' to support Server 2012 R2, I'm still going to install it on Server 2008 R2. I've got a test domain built to migrate from, and a new domain setup ready to migrate into. Old/Source Domain: olddomain.com Old/Source Domain Controller:...

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Users Cannot Access Public Folders Post Migration (Exchange 2016)
Mar29

Users Cannot Access Public Folders Post Migration (Exchange 2016)

KB ID 0001295 Dtd 29/03/17 Problem This post comes form my colleague Andrew Dorrian, he usually follows my migrating public folders article. Recently after a couple of Exchange 2016 migrations he has seen a problem where the public folders are visible in the Exchange Admin Console, but the users can't access them. Solution Open ADSIedit.msc and connect to the 'Configuration' context. Navigate to; CN=Services > CN=Microsoft Exchange...

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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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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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