Can I restore a schema partition?

Straightforward answer is NO, Any change done in the schema can’t be revert back by deletion or restore, however we can deactivate the change (like attribute), there is no supported way of restoring schema from the backup and you can’t do authoritative restore of schema partition, the only option is to do the forestrecovery If… Read More »

AD Slow Authentication and prompting for credentials again and again

AD Slow Authentication and prompting for credentials again and again (Active directory Troubleshooting – Part 2) It’s a most common issue in a complicated Active Directory environment, before am going to discuss about the authentication issues, I would like to discuss about the Active Directory basics like Pass through authentication, AD secure channel, NTLM and… Read More »

Active directory Troubleshooting (Part1 – Diagnostics Logging)

Troubleshooting Active Directory issues like authentication failures, performance issues and logon issues, we can use different methods to monitor the AD, I will discuss more about enabling diagnostics logging, adding related counters on performance monitor to monitor the AD, Enabling debug logging for the Net Logon service As an Active Directory Administrator did any one… Read More »

Unable to kill process

If you try to kill the process from task manager, it failed with Access Denied error, I have used schedule task to run the batch file (batch file uses the repadmin command) schedule task failed with could not start, because the repadmin command stuck in task manager I have used task manager to end the… Read More »

Computer account is automatically disabled

When disjoin a computer from the domain the computer account is automatically “Disabled”, we have to delete from the domain before rejoin the same computer back the domain, computer account will only be disabled if you use an account with sufficient permission to remove this computer from the domain (credentials of a user that has… Read More »

Category: AD

Amazon cloud outage questioned the Cloud reliability again

Netflix, online video Streaming and movie rental site been down for some subscribers this Christmas Eve, this incident again questioned the cloud reliability AWS (Amazon Web Services) is hosting a many websites and online services, Amazon Web Services experiencing an issue with the Elastic Load Balancing Service which caused an outage for some online services… Read More »

Difference between windows 2003 and windows 2008

In my earlier article I have been discussed about the difference between Active Directory 2003 and Active Directory 2008, DNS 2003 and DNS 2008, Group policy 2003 and Group policy 2008, I would like to discuss about the difference between windows 2003 and windows 2008 Difference between windows 2003 and windows 2008 Windows 2008 gives… Read More »

Install printer through group policy

Deploying printers via group policy using Print Management console, if your not installed Print Management then Install Print Management by adding or updating the print server role through Manage Your ServerDeploying printers through GPO o Open the Print Management console and select the printer you want to install. o In the results pane, right-click the… Read More »