Error “The RPC server is unavailable” – Part 2

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is an inter-process communication technique to allow client and server software to communicate on a network. The RPC protocol is based on a client/server model. The client makes a procedure call that appears to be local but is actually run on a remote computer. Read More …

Active Directory – Recycle Bin Feature

If an object has been deleted in your Active Directory, and you want it recovered, there are a number of things you can do. Simply put, ADRB allows you to recover objects immediately, without the need to use your System State backups, latent sites, or 3rd party add-ons. Read More …

Windows Server 2016 – Configure DNS Zone Transfer

DNS (Domain Name System) is one of the many systems that keeps the Internet humming and is responsible for resolving human-readable hostnames into machine-readable IP addresses. DNS servers host what are known as zones. Read More …

Active Directory – Check if a DC is a Global Catalog

There are several ways to find out if a Domain Controller has the Global Catalog role enabled. In this article, Read More …

Microsoft – Changing SID of cloned VMs

On the machine level, every computer is identified by a unique value; named Security ID or SID. SID is calculated in the process of the installation of every Windows machine. Whether the computer is part of the workgroup (or it’s just a stand-alone computer), the value of SID is not crucial. Read More …

Powershell – Find computer name and domain

Sometimes it’s useful to know the computer name and domain you are working on. The first of the following commands returns the FQDN of the computer on the format whereas the second one returns a list of information about the system. Read More …

VMware vCenter – Enable Single Sign On (SSO)

Platform Service Controller is a new component in VMware vSphere. The PSC contains all the services that vCenter needs for its functions including Single Sign-On (SSO). This post describes how to configure AD authentication in vCenter Server. Read More …

Windows – Clear Group Policy Cache

That’s quite uncommon, but if we need to clear the local cache of Group Policies Objects (GPO) on a workstation/laptop joined to a domain, there are three main methods we can use to accomplish this activity. Read More …

Active Directory – Schema Master FSMO Role

Schema Master is another FSMO role which is responsible for making changes to the Active Directory schema. The schema stores descriptions of all Active Directory classes and attributes (LDAP://cn=schema,cn=configuration,dc=). Read More …