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 …

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 …

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 …

Windows RDS – “The security identifer could not be resolved” on multiple domains

Scenario You’ve successfully deployed a new Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services farm in your environment and have begun Read More …

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

To understand Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) better, let’s discuss X.500 and Directory Access Protocol (DAP). In X.500, the Directory Read More …

Examples of Custom LDAP Queries

The Saved Queries feature in Active Directory is a useful tool for administrators to save custom Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Read More …

Understanding LDAP Paths and Pathnames

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol is an application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an Internet Read More …

How to force replication of Domain Controllers

Here is a handy tip on how to force replication of Windows 2008 Domain Controllers using Repadmin. There is a Read More …