DC Promotion fails ‘FRS is Depreciated’
Aug13

DC Promotion fails ‘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 to use DFS...

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Exchange: Hide All Contacts From Global Address List
May30

Exchange: Hide All Contacts From Global Address List

KB ID 0001564 Problem I saw this on EE this evening, so I thought I’d work it out, what if your Global Address List is full of external ‘contacts’, and you want to remove/hide them? Solution First take a look at them, to see you’re not about to cause any damage! Get-MailContact | Where-Object {$_.HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled -eq $false} If you are happy, to remove/hide them from the GAL, simply do the...

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Exchange: ‘Can’t find the Organizational Unit that you specified’
May30

Exchange: ‘Can’t find the Organizational Unit that you specified’

KB ID 0001561 Problem I’ve not actually seen this myself, but it was asked on a forum, and I managed to replicate it on the bench. When working on a user or mailbox in Exchange  you may see the following error; Error Can’t find the organisational unit that you specified, Make sure that you have typed the OU’s identity correctly Solution This happens because you have a ‘Slash’ ‘/’in the...

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ADFS Logon Page: Change Images and Logos
May22

ADFS Logon Page: Change Images and Logos

KB ID 0001556 Problem There are a lot of things that can be customised on the ADFS logon page, but most people just want to change the image, and the ‘Company Logo’. Note: By default the company logo is just the Federation Service Display Name but you can replace that with a logo of you own. Replace ADFS Logon Page Main Image As per Microsoft recommendations; “We recommend the dimensions for the illustration to be...

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Certsrv: Can Only See User and Basic EFS
May13

Certsrv: Can Only See User and Basic EFS

KB ID 0001552 Problem When connected to the Web Enrolment portal (Certsrv) for your Certificate Services, you attempt to submit a certificate request. But you only see User and Basic EFS under Certificate Templates, like so; Solution I’ve done this myself many times, usually you are looking for the ‘Web Server’ template and it’s not there, so we will use that as an example. Go to your CA Server. Windows Server...

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Cant Copy a Group Policy Object
May01

Cant Copy a Group Policy Object

KB ID 0001543 Problem Was asked this this morning, why couldn’t someone ‘Copy’ a Group Policy Object (GPO)? Solution At first I was confused, (I made the same mistake they had), look at what I’m trying to copy? It’s not a Group Policy Object, its a ‘Link’ to a GPO. (Note: There’s a  shortcut arrow!’) Locate the actual GPO and you can copy it! Related Articles, References, Credits,...

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