Looking in vain for our Active Directory content? Try our new vanity URLs off Microsoft.com for "quick access" to AD TechCenter home pages

“All my love’s in vain.” – “Love in Vain”, Robert Johnson (1911-1938) Hey folks, We know if you read this blog you love to find answers to all your Active Directory questions in our documentation on Microsoft.com. But before you can do that, you have to be able find it. As many of you know,…


Windows Azure AD Windows PowerShell vanity URL created

I have created this URL for Windows Azure AD cmdlets https://aka.ms/aadposh Some people might be searching for them under the name: AAD PowerShell or WAAD PowerShell, but those are not official titles or names. Other URLs created: Windows Azure Active Directory Community Information Center https://aka.ms/aadcommunity Windows Azure Active Directory FAQ https://aka.ms/aadfaq Windows Azure Active Directory TechNet…


Adprep in Windows Server 2012

We recently published TechNet topics about Adprep.exefor Windows Server 2012. Adprep has many changes for this release: Adprep runs automatically as needed as part ofAD DS installation. For example, if you are installing AD DS on a serverthat runs Windows Server 2012 in a forest where all existing domain controllersrun a previous version of Windows Server,…


A new test lab guide (TLG) about securing DC communication was just published.

Test Lab Guide – Deploy Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to Protect Network Communication to a Domain Controller Description: This Test Lab Guide contains an introduction to Windows Firewall with Advanced Security (WFAS) and step-by-step instructions for extending the Base Configuration test lab. You will configure WFAS connection security rules to protect network communication between…

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NETDOM cannot be used to create forest trusts

del.icio.us 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…

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DS Forum: How to change the local Administrator password on domain member computers

In an effort to consolidate the great troubleshooting solutions offered in this thread, we have summarized the information contained here into a TechNet Wiki article at the following location:   How to change the local Administrator password on domain member computers (dsforum2wiki) Please feel free to provide feedback on the article at the Wiki site,…

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DS Forum: How to list Active Directory group members

In an effort to consolidate the great troubleshooting solutions offered in this thread, we have summarized the information contained here into a TechNet Wiki article at the following location:   How to list Active Directory group members     Please feel free to provide feedback on the article at the Wiki site, or you can…

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DS Forum Post: DCDiag error - failed test system log summarized in TechNet Wiki article

del.icio.us Tags: DCDIAG error,SystemLog,System Log,test failed,failed text systemlog In an effort to consolidate the great troubleshooting solutions offered the DS Forum thread: DCDiag error – failed test systemlog, we have summarized the information contained here into a TechNet Wiki article at the following location: DCDIAG failed test SystemLog Please feel free to provide feedback on…

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DS Forum: Win 98 wont connect to server 2008 to TechNet Wiki article

del.icio.us Tags: Windows 98 will not won’t wont connect to Server 2008 In an effort to consolidate the great troubleshooting solutions offered in the DS forum thread: win 98 wont connect to server 2008, we have summarized the information contained here into a TechNet Wiki article at the following location: Windows 98 cannot join a…

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