Active Directory Troubleshooting "Survival Guide"?

This week we started pulling together resources that will hopefully become a central location to help people troubleshoot Active Directory issues in the Active Directory Troubleshooting Survival Guide. Right we’ve only just begun, but this will be an ongoing effort. Right at the start we had a discussion about whether it should have “Survival Guide”…


DS Forum: How to Disable SSLv2 on a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller

The DS forum post, Is it possible to disable SSLv2 on a Windows 2008 domain controller so that secure LDAP communication is forced to use SSLv3 or TLSv1?,  has been consolidated into the following TechNet Wiki article: How to Disable SSLv2 on a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller (dsforum2wiki) A highlight…

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7

There are a bunch of Microsoft forum questions related to installing the Remote Server Administration Tools on both Windows 7, Windows Vista, and even the server products, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Why? There are three major reasons: 1. RSAT installation is not the same as adminpak.msi installation for Windows 2000 and…


DS Forum: Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Support Tools

The DS forum post, Windows 2008 Kerbtray and/or ADSIEdit and other resource kit tools (, has been consolidated into the follwing TechNet Wiki article: Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Support Tools (dsforum2wiki) Please look the article over and let us know what you think.  You can edit the Wiki article directly or provide a comment stating…

NETDOM cannot be used to create forest trusts Tags: netdom,forest trusts,limitation,limit,not supported,error The following note has been added to several articles on TechNet. Previously we had some conflicting information regarding the utility Netdom and the creation of forest trusts. Important Netdom cannot be used to create a forest trust between two AD DS forests. To create a cross forest trust between two…



A TechNet Wiki topic regarding Kerberos error 0x7 has just been posted based on the popularity of the forum thread This article consolidates the information in that forum thread and helps to point the way to articles that will provide troubleshooting steps for the situation.


Troubleshooting CSVDE error messages

There are several DS forum questions related to dealing with CSVDE errors. Typically these come from typos on import files or conflicts. A TechNet Wiki article How to Troubleshoot CSVDE Import and Export article has just been posted to help people work through such issues.


Import mail contact into Active Directory using CSVDE

A TechNet Wiki article has been created to explain how to create a mail contact entry using the CSVDE utility for Active Directory. This article was created because of the popularity of a related forum post


Troubleshooting Domain Join Error Messages

I have just created a Wiki article, Troubleshooting Domain Join Error Messages (   This article details some of the common error messages when performing a domain join of a client machine.  It is in a table format and includes the error message as well as possible resolution steps.  Please take a look and let us know what…