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 …

Powershell – Find and Add DNS Record Permissions

Organizations using Active Directory for their DNS service should take advantage of Windows PowerShell to manage bulk permission changes. This Read More …

Auditing File Shares (Windows Security Log)

Until Windows Server 2008, there were no specific events for file shares. But in Windows Server 2008 and later, there Read More …

Check DNS records on Windows with nslookup

You might need to check the status of your DNS records for many reasons. For example, you might need to Read More …

Using UEFI Instead of the BIOS

New Windows 8 PCs don’t include the traditional BIOS. They use UEFI firmware instead, just as Macs have for years. Read More …

Configure the Global Profile in Database Mail

After installing and configuring Database Mail on SQL 2005 or SQL 2008, when you try to send an email using Read More …

Remove a rogue KMS Server from your infrastructure

In any large environment you are bound to find some configurations you either did not put in place (there is Read More …