December 2010


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Enable AD Recycle Bin

December 30th, 2010 by and tagged ,

Windows 2008 R2 has very good built in feature to recover deleted object in AD. The AD recycle bin can only be utilised when you domain/forest functional level is windows 2008 r2. Below is nicely explained steps for configuration. Take a look at video, if you like graphics.    

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Designing And Implementing PKI

December 29th, 2010 by and tagged ,

I was looking for material on designing & implementing PKI, after a lot of searching, i stumbled across below post from MS DS Team lead NedPyle & i can bet you can’t find such a fine & details info anywhere else. I decided to include in my my blog for my as well as for […]

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Kerberos explained in detail

December 24th, 2010 by and tagged ,

I found below article on Technet Blogs which explain in-depth of Kerberos Protocol.  

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Changes Invoked by A USN Rollback On DC That Should NOT Be Undone

December 24th, 2010 by and tagged ,

If you encounter “Netlogon Paused” or “Rebuilding Indices” error, the recommended approach is to demote and re-promote the DC. The workaround mentioned below shall only be used  in a SINGLE forest DC but not as a practice. The below explanation [In Italics]was provided by Arren Conner[MS]. [ The disabling of inbound & outbound replication, the […]

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Secure channel Broken

December 24th, 2010 by and tagged

Secure channel is used for secure communication between client-client-server or vice-versa, but when secure channel is broken lot of  issues are encountered. If secure channel of domain controller is broken, it can be reset using netdom utility but if the secure channel is broken for domain member clients/server, the only way to reset is disjoing […]

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Inter/Intra Forest Migration Using ADMT Tool

December 24th, 2010 by and tagged ,

ADMT Version OS required by ADMT tool Source Domain Target/Destination Domain System OS support ADMT 3.0 Windows Server 2003 Has no requirement for functional levelDCs: Windows NT Windows 2000 Server Windows Server 2003 Minimum functional level: Windows 2000 Native Windows NT Windows 2000 Professional Windows XPWindows 2000 Server Windows Server 2003 ADMT 3.1 Windows Server […]

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GUI Script for Ex2K3 to Ek10 Cross forest move mailbox

December 22nd, 2010 by and tagged ,

I came across the below GUI script for Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 Cross Forest Move Mailbox by Sathish & found it worth to share with others. Note: The script is not owned/created by me, so run solely on your risk, for best result, validate first in test environment before using on production […]

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Technet Script Gallery

December 22nd, 2010 by and tagged

A good amount of ready made scripts are available on below website. Note: These scripts are not prepared/owned by me, so i take no responsibility under any circumstance for any damage caused to the environment.

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