Finding Pesky Stale DNS SRV Records

  Good day to you all – Dougga here with a simple post today using tools you know.   Stale DNS SRV records are common due to no scavenging on DNS zones and each zone has to be setup correctly to have this happen. So, I have often found the "contoso.com" setup correctly, but the… Read more

Mailbag: Hildebrand from Azure Land (Issue #8)

Hey y’all, Mark, Tom and Hilde back for another mailbag. Astute readers and or those that have access to a calendar will notice we may have missed a week in our regular posting schedule. I’m not one to point fingers but I will say that Tom was supposed to send over his questions before he… Read more

The Most Popular Posts of 2013 and Belated Birthday

Hey y’all, Mark back again for another year end recap. It has been an eventful year. We’ve added more bloggers to our team which is great, really increased our readership(it seems like you guys like us!) and have made it a full 2 years in existence on the interwebs (beating the odds every day). Not… Read more

Domain and DC Migrations: How To Monitor LDAP, Kerberos and NTLM Traffic To Your Domain Controllers

Hi everyone Adrian Corona here, this time I’d like to talk about a scenario that I get asked about a lot: Domain / Domain Controller Migrations. A very (if not the most) important piece of a successful migration is to know when there’s a system or application still using your domain services before decommissioning your… Read more

Upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 – Phase 2: Build Your Plan

Be sure to read the entire series on the AD Upgrade Upgrading or Migrating Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 – Build Your Roadmap Now Upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 – Phase 1: Assessment Upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 – Phase 2: Build Your Plan —————————————————————————————————————- Here’s the next step in… Read more

Upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 – Phase 1: Assessment

Be sure to read the entire series on the AD Upgrade Upgrading or Migrating Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 – Build Your Roadmap Now Upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 – Phase 1: Assessment Upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 – Phase 2: Build Your Plan —————————————————————————————————————- Doug Symalla and Greg Jaworski… Read more

Upgrading or Migrating Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 – Build Your Roadmap Now

**Be sure to read the entire series on the AD Upgrade** Upgrading or Migrating Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 – Build Your Roadmap Now Upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 – Phase 1: Assessment Upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 – Phase 2: Build Your Plan —————————————————————————————————————- If you’ve been managing an… Read more

Introducing the first Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller (Part 2 of 2)

Welcome to part two of this blog where we discuss promoting a Domain Controller with Windows PowerShell. We also discuss how you can do the prerequisites checks before introducing the first Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller. Promoting a Domain Controller with PowerShell Just like in the GUI you will want to install the Active Directory… Read more

Introducing the first Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller (Part 1 of 2)

**Update – Before you introduce that first 2012 DC view our new series on AD upgrades** Upgrading or Migrating Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 – Build Your Roadmap Now Upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 – Phase 1: Assessment   Greg Jaworski here again to discuss introducing the first Windows Server 2012 Domain… Read more

First, Do No Harm

As time passes, the business value derived from a company’s IT infrastructure continues to expand. Usually, along with this, the ‘interconnectedness’ of the infrastructure expands, too. One of the goals of an IT Pro is similar to a paraphrase of Hippocrates: “First, do no harm.” When we DCPROMO a Domain Controller (DC) out of Active… Read more