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 DHCP Scope(s) to Windows Server 2022
Jun29

Migrate DHCP Scope(s) to Windows Server 2022

Migrate DHCP KB ID 0001792 Problem If you have a lot of DHCP scopes, options, or reservations, then manually creating them on your new DHCP servers can be a both a time consuming and tedious process. If only there was an easier way?  Migrate DHCP with Netsh Below you can see an example, where  I have many scopes and lot’s of settings that would be painful to have to recreate from scratch. This example is on Server 2008 R2,but...

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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 Server 2022 SFTP
Apr12

Windows Server 2022 SFTP

KB ID 0001779 Problem Note: This will also work on Server 2019 There’s really no excuse to be using FTP any more, it’s insecure and your username, passwords and data are sent in clear text! So let’s put the secure in FTP and deploy Windows Server 2022 SFTP instead!  Note: Yes there’s FTPS as well (and it’s not the same), that adds a secure layer to the old FTP protocol. SFTP is a completely different...

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Windows Server – Sysprep
Nov17

Windows Server – Sysprep

KB ID 0000729  Problem I don’t deploy large amounts of servers at once, so Windows Server sysprep is not as important as it is with the client operating systems I deploy. But I do need to create virtual machine templates, (mostly for testing), but some clients like to have server templates. I prefer to manually sysprep and shutdown a server then either convert or clone it to a template. Thankfully sysprep is in the same place as...

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Windows Server DHCP Failover & Load Balancing
Jul06

Windows Server DHCP Failover & Load Balancing

DHCP Failover KB ID 0001488 Problem Applicable to: Server 2012/2016/2019/2022 Even though we have had this functionality for a while, I’m still seeing people deploy DHCP scopes (split 80/20) across two servers? You can deploy multiple DHCP servers to serve the SAME DHCP scopes, in either load balanced, or hot standby deployment.  Solution: DHCP Failover I’m assuming you already have one DHCP server setup and, with a...

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