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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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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Windows – Set Desktop Wallpaper From Central Server Share
Feb01

Windows – Set Desktop Wallpaper From Central Server Share

KB ID 0001280 Dtd 01/02/17 Problem You have a corporate wallpaper, and you want to set it as the desktop wallpaper on all your machines. Solution Firstly make sure you have some wallpaper! Create a hidden, (with a $ on the end) share on your server, set the share permissions to Everyone = Read. On the security tab make sure 'Domain Users' have read, and I would add in administrators with full control to be on the safe side. Now create...

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Cisco ASA – Remote IPSEC VPN With the NCP Entry Client
Nov23

Cisco ASA – Remote IPSEC VPN With the NCP Entry Client

KB ID 0001260 Dtd 23/11/16 Problem I've covered Cisco IPSEC Remote VPNs a long time ago, and I've also blogged about the Cisco IPSEC VPN Client Software. Yes you can get the Cisco VPN Client Working on Windows 10, but can you imagine rolling that out to a few hundred users? The bottom line is Remote Cisco IPSEC VPN is a dead technology, Cisco, (and Me!) want you to use AnyConnect. For a couple of users you can use the work arounds...

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Changing Domain Users’ ‘User Logon Names’ and UPN’s
Sep17

Changing Domain Users’ ‘User Logon Names’ and UPN’s

KB ID 0001238 Dtd 17/09/16 Problem Changing a users UPN suffix is easy (as long as it's been added - see below). There is some confusion about the User Login Name though.   A few weeks ago I had a client that needed this done, (for an office 365 migration). But they had the added problem that some of their User Logon Names had spaces in them, they were in first-name{space}last-name format. What would happen if I changed their user...

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