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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You Have Exceeded the Maximum Number of Computer Accounts
Apr17

You Have Exceeded the Maximum Number of Computer Accounts

KB ID 0001536 Problem A few weeks ago, this was asked in a forum, and while I knew what the problem was, I’d never seen it myself. So I recreated the problem on the test network to look at why it happened, and how to fix / get around the problem. The following error occurred attempting to join the domain {domain-name} You computer could not be joined to the domain, You have exceeded the maximum number of computer accounts you...

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Domain Controller Wont Boot: Stop Code ‘0x00002e2’
Dec12

Domain Controller Wont Boot: Stop Code ‘0x00002e2’

KB ID 0001494 Problem I had this problem after a VMware host upgrade last night, this domain controller would not boot, I tried ‘Last Known Good Configuration’, I tried ‘Safe Mode’ it would not boot. More out of desperation than procedure, I tried to boot to ‘Directory Services Restore Mode’ and it booted up (hooray!) I tried all the client’s usual passwords, and could not log in, I messaged...

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Domain Replication Issues – Troubleshooting
Oct16

Domain Replication Issues – Troubleshooting

KB ID 0000301 Problem You have one or more domain controllers in your Windows domain that is not replicating to one or more replication partners. Solution Step 1 DNS First! Before you start make sure all the domain controllers are pointing the PDC emulator ONLY for their DNS settings. 1. On the PDC emulator > Start > run > dnsmgmt.msc {enter}. 2. Expand _msdcs.yourdomainname Right Click it > Properties > Set Dynamic...

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PowerShell: Bulk Add/Remove Users From Groups
Oct15

PowerShell: Bulk Add/Remove Users From Groups

KB ID 0001475 Problem I had to do this a few weeks ago, so I documented it. I had a list of usernames in a CSV file and I needed to bulk-add them to a security group. Bulk Add Group Users Solution Firstly you will need the usernames (sAMAccountNames) in .csv format like so,  (Note: As a header Im using User-Name.) I’ve saved the file to C:\Temp on my server. Execute the following commands; Import-Module ActiveDirectory ...

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