Active Directory Replication Types

Posted Posted in Server 2008

I find myself quite often trying to keep straight all the different replication activities that can occur within an Active Directory (AD) domain. There is: Intrasite Replication     Urgent Replication     Intersite Replication     Intersite Change Notification Replication     Reciprocal Replication     Immediate Replication     Manual Replication

DNS Zone Types Explained

Posted Posted in Server 2008

Ace here again. I thought to touch base on DNS zones, and more so, focus on what AD integrated zones are and how they work. This blog almost mimics my class lecture on this topic. Check back for updates periodically, which I will notate with a timestamp above with whatever I’ve added or modified. This topic was also briefly discussed in the following Microsoft Technet forum thread: Technet thread: “Secondary Zones?” http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverNIS/thread/c1b0f3ac-c8af-4f4e-a5bc-23d034c85400 source: http://blogs.msmvps.com/acefekay/2013/04/30/dns-zone-types-explained-and-their-significance-in-active-directory/

Understanding Lingering Objects in Active Directory and How To’s?

Posted Posted in Server 2008

There are some specific concepts in active directory which may put your environment in trouble if you do not attend to fix them as soon as you notice. One of them is Lingering objects. Defining the meaning of Lingering Objects (LO) is not difficult. Basically if an object in your active directory partitions exist in one or more domain controllers and not exist in the rest of the domain controllers in the same partition. So you may ask yourself how […]

Server 2008R2 SP1 reboot and Srv2.sys Driver Hotfix

Posted Posted in Server 2008

last week , i try to work with Windows 2008 R2 server but my system restart frequently . after research i find Reboot problem. If these servers are using File Share or SMB v.2, srv2.sys may cause this problem. Srv2.sys driver is root cause of this problem. This is SMB 2.0 server driver. You can download hotfix KB2552033  for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with your own risk until Microsoft officially release it.

Compare VPN tunnel types in Windows

Posted Posted in Server 2008

I am sure you must have experienced VPN reconnect – a new IKEv2 based VPN tunnel that is added in Windows 7 that allows automatic and seamless switchover of an active VPN connection when the underlying Internet interface (connection) changes thus maintaining application persistence. Isn’t that COOL – like VPN user moving from Wifi to WWAN and back –  giving a true mobile connectivity to corpnet ! Yes it is…  This means, Windows7 in-built VPN client and Windows 2008 R2 […]

SYSVOL Folder Structure

Posted Posted in Server 2008

About each folder under the SYSVOL share in Domain Controller SYSVOL folder used to store a copy of the domain’s public files like system policies, Group Policy settings and logon/logoff scripts, which are replicated to all other domain controllers in the Active Directory domain through File Replication Services (FRS), You can find many folders inside the SYSVOL share, I would like to explore and explain each folder by how it’s used in the process of SYSVOL replication.

Direct access technology

Posted Posted in Server 2008

Here is the list of all articles about Direct Access Technologies. i need to configure Direct access for students , so they must reading articles. this article is useful for helping Is Direct Access Really That Hard To Setup (No) or are we becoming IT Complacent (Yes)? Direct Access http://www.labo-microsoft.org/articles/Direct_Access/1/

Slow logging into domain

Posted Posted in Server 2008

When you are facing slow logons into domain and you also get events 1030 and 1006 you need to look into your network. By default Kerberos uses UDP packets to communicate. You need to force Kerberos to use TCP instead of UDP by changing registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\ Kerberos\Parameters If it doesn’t exists just create it  Create DWORD key called MaxPacketSize and set it to value 1. For more infor there is official KB  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244474/en-us

Enabling Firewall audit logging in windows

Posted Posted in Server 2008

In this article you can see how to enable audit logging for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security can log firewall activity such as dropped packets or successful connections. By default the firewall log is: %windir%\system32\logfiles\firewall\pfirewall.log You can configure firewall logging by using Group Policy if desired. But what if you want to collect more detailed logging of firewall activity such as kernel mode connections/drops and other filtering activity? You can do this by enabling Windows […]

Granting Users Password Change Ability

Posted Posted in Server 2008

We want a user to be able to change your password. However, there is operation is possible with delegation. but in the following article we will look at The process of transferring power to the network users for change password This is a two part operation, firstly you need to give the user(s) the rights to change passwords, then give them the tools to do so. http://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0000503.htm

Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC)

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Windows Server 2008: Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) A Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) is a new type of domain controller in Windows Server 2008. Its main purpose is to improve security in office branches. In this post, I summarize the functionality of RODC. In office branches, it is often not easy to provide sufficient physical security for servers. It is not a big deal to manipulate a Windows system if you can get physical access to it. Since Domain controllers store […]

How do I check Active Directory Tombstone Lifetime?

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What is Active Directory Tombstone Lifetime (TSL) ? The tombstone lifetime in an Active Directory forest determines how long a deleted object (called a “tombstone”) is retained in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). The tombstone lifetime is determined by the value of the tombstoneLifetime attribute on the Directory Service object in the configuration directory partition.