Bulk Creating Users For Your Test Network
Jan17

Bulk Creating Users For Your Test Network

KB ID 0000784  Problem Update Jan 2023: Feel free to use this Bulk-Create-AD-Users-Script (Just remeber to change the domain details in the “Global Variables’ Sections to give you 10o0 users, with sensible names addreeses etc. Having a test network, is great for both learning, and testing. I’ve got some major migrations coming up in the next few months, so I’m in the process of running up some new test servers. I...

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DC Promotion fails ‘FRS is Depreciated’
Jul01

DC Promotion fails ‘FRS is Depreciated’

FRS is Depreciated KB ID 0001579 Problem Error seen when attempting to add a new domain controller to an existing domain; Verification of replica failed. The specified domain {Domain-Name} is still using the File Replication Service (FRS) to replicate the SYSVOL share. FRS is depreciated. The server being promoted does not support FRS and cannot be promoted as a replica into the specified domain. You MUST migrate the specified domain...

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Migrate From Server 2012 to Server 2022 Domain Controllers
Jun24

Migrate From Server 2012 to Server 2022 Domain Controllers

Server 2012 DC to Server 2022 DC KB ID 0001790 Problem I get asked about this quite a lot. In the past most of the queries were about moving from Server 2008 to Server 2022, if that’s what you are after then simply go here. This article is purely for the introduction of, and migration to Windows Server 2022 Domain Controllers. And it assumes your current domain controllers are Windows server 2012 (or 2012 R2). Adding a Server...

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Windows – Certificate Enrollment Fails
May27

Windows – Certificate Enrollment Fails

KB ID 0000921  Problem I first saw this problem a few years ago trying to get some Windows clients to auto enrol with server 2008, then this week my colleagues could not get  new 2019 Domain Controller to enrol for a Kerberos certificate, and the this was caused by the same problem. Symtoms (RPC Error) 1. Test to make sure the client can see the CA, and is able to communicate with it, issue the following command; certutil -pulse As...

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Windows Server – Install and Configure NDES
Oct21

Windows Server – Install and Configure NDES

KB ID 0000947  Problem NDES, is the name for what we used to call MSCEP, which was an ‘add-on’ for the Server 2003 family of servers. In Server 2008 it was renamed to NDES. It is a role service that runs on a Certificate Services Server, and is used to create a registration authority (RA) that can issue certificates from your PKI infrastructure to network devices, i.e. Routers, Firewalls and Switches. Solution Installing...

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Find The Azure AD Join Type
Sep24

Find The Azure AD Join Type

KB ID 0001597 Problem I recently did a post about Joining Azure AD. while working on that I found out there were three different Azure AD ‘States’ (see below). But how do you pingd out your Azure AD Join Type? Azure AD Joined: Aimed at Corporate owned machines joined to Azure AD, (or CYOD devices). Azure AD Registered (Was called Workplace Joined, and still is if you work in PowerShell). Aimed at BYOD devices. Azure Hybrid...

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