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 …

VMware vMotion – Error “Different offload or security policies”

This unable to migrate error indicates that the source and destination servers have different security or offload settings configured on the virtual switch or portgroup that the virtual machine is connected to and usually is related to Traffic Shaping options enabled not on all physical hosts. 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 …

WSUS – Upgrading to Windows 10 1903

Microsoft finally released its latest Windows 10 build 1903, now called May Update, last week, much delayed from its initial scheduled release in March after suffering a number of upgrade issues. Let’s see how to enable an internal WSUS server to download and deliver this new update to all corporate Windows clients. Read More …

Powershell – Variable for Null, Empty String and White Space

More often than not, we create variables with the intent they will hold a value. We typically then choose to act upon that value. Therefore, if a variable doesn’t have value, this is something we would want to check against in our conditional logic flow. Read More …

Install the PowerShell Active Directory Module

This guide explains how to install the Active Directory (AD) module for PowerShell Core 6.0 and Windows PowerShell. For Windows PowerShell, the document describes how to install the AD module for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016. Read More …

Check DFS Namespaces (DFS-N) Configuration with dfsdiag.exe

DFS-N, as the name implies, is a distributed file system and it involves a number of components running on a set of computers (Active Directory domain controllers, DFS-N namespace servers, SMB file servers, DFS-N clients that are typically Windows clients, but also Linux ones). Read More …

VMware – OVF ha un manifest file non valido

Spesso, in ambienti VMware complessi si adopera molto la funzionalità di estrazione delle virtual machines in formato OVF/OVA, per poter trasferire tali VM su altri cluster VMware o semplicemente adoperarli come template su altri sistemi di virtualizzazione. Read More …