Azure Quickstart Template: create forest with one or two domains

A lot has happened in the Azure world since I last published this short series on deploying an Active Directory forest with ARM templates: Part 1: Using the template Part 2: Understanding the template structure Part 3: Visualizing the template Since that time we have had a major advance in the Virtual Machine world with…


Check your DNS for WINS lookup — then get rid of it

It is surprisingly often that I encounter customers who have a WINS dependency in an odd place: in DNS itself. Since the early days of AD the DNS service had a feature that was intended specifically to help with migrations from NT4 domains to Active Directory. This feature called WINS Lookup is enabled on a…