qUICKLY Explained: Domain or Forest Restore – So Did U Recover Schema Master, Rid, Remaining Roles

Hello and thanks for visiting my blog again. Lately, I have been involved with discussions around recovery processes and steps for Active Directory, whether it is recovering from an accidental deletion of an object or a TOTAL meaning Forest Recovery. While we don’t expect any company to actually have to recover their entire forest or…

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qUICKLY Explained: Migrate Your SYSVOL Replication from FRS to DFSR

Hello there, long time since I updated my blog, you can blame all my customers that have been asking for Upgrade and all the things related to it, hehe, no please don’t. Today, I’d like to quickly explain a proper step by step process to migrate your domain SYSVOL from File Replication Service (FRS) to…

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qUICKLY Explained: What are Abandoned Objects and How to Remove them?

Hello everyone, been a while since I did a qUICKLY Blog, all I can say is I was extremely busy with Active Directory and customers who use it :), which is almost every company in the world. so today I am writing about something new which you may not be aware of. This blog is…

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qUICKLY Explained: GlobalNames Zone

Welcome to another edition of qUICKLY Explained, this time we look at GlobalNames Zone or GNZ for DNS Servers running Windows Server 2008 or R2. In the past, a lot of companies have installed in their network a name resolution service called WINS (Windows Internet Naming Service). WINS is an old service which relies on…

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qUICKLY Explained: Active Directory Recycle Bin

Hello everyone, “q” here, in my last blog on Authoritative Restore, one of the reader “M” suggested I do a blog on AD Recycle Bin so I figure why not :). I am sure you will find lots of information on technet and blog sites regarding what AD Recycle Bin is, what the requirements are,…

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qUICKLY Explained: Service Principal Name: Registration, Duplication

Hello, its “q” again and ready to write something quickly regarding Service Principal Names (SPN). Service Principal Names are registered by services in order for clients to identify them in a domain. Before a client can connect to a service, it must compose the SPN for that instance of service, connect to the service, and…

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qUICKLY Explained: Active Directory Authoritative Restore

Hi, it’s q again. This time I’d like to open the discussion on Active Directory (AD) Authoritative Restore. What is it, when do we need it, and how? So without further ado, let’s try to answer the three questions. What is an AD Authoritative Restore? As the name suggests, it is the process of restoring…

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qUICKLY Explained: DNS SRV Records, Purpose and Functionality

Hello everyone, “q” here, now you are wondering what is this q or who it is? Well a dear friend of mine and manager back at Chrysler WHQ (2000-2008) used to call me Q cause though my name starts with Q (Qasim) but the U after Q is MIA, plus I always liked it when…

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Enable Change Notifications between Sites – How and Why?

Hello all, hope you guys are doing great. Today, I wanted to write a little about Change Notification, why you ask? Simply because one of my customer had a number of questions on what it is, why it’s there and what can be done to enable it for site links. So, l will try to…

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