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Rename DC to preserve OLD Name and IP address

Rename DC to preserve OLD Name and IP address

One of the needs that arise during an Active Directory upgrade is to have to rename the new Domain Controllers with the Name and IP of the old ones. This should be avoided, application owners should be advised about the ... continue reading
System Center Configuration Manager – All Servers and All Workstations Collections with ProductType

System Center Configuration Manager – All Servers and All Workstations Collections with ProductType

First published on TECHNET on May 10, 2016Authored by Cameron CoxWhen I go out to customers, I always like to see how the top collections are populated (All Servers or All Workstations).This is something most customers do immediately after setting ... continue reading
Top 3 ConfigMgr 2012 Client Installation Methods

Top 3 ConfigMgr 2012 Client Installation Methods

First published on TECHNET on Sep 27, 2013Authored by Santos MartinezHello, ConfigNinja here writing from Germany. Many customers have asked me about what is the best method to achieve a higher number of client installs. And this got me thinking ... continue reading
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Step-by-Step: How to work with Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA)

Services Accounts are recommended to use when install application or services in infrastructure. It is dedicated account with specific privileges which use to run services, batch jobs, management tasks. In most of the infrastructures, service accounts are typical user accounts ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Managing Windows 10 with Administrative ADMX templates

Step-By-Step: Managing Windows 10 with Administrative ADMX templates

Windows 10 Administrative templates, released back in August 2015, are offered as language-neutral .admx files and language-specific .adml files used by Group Policy administrators to configure the same set of policies by using two languages. There are over 190 different ... continue reading
Does Disabling User/Computer GPO Settings Make Processing Quicker?

Does Disabling User/Computer GPO Settings Make Processing Quicker?

First published on TECHNET on Oct 22, 2018 Hi everyone! Graeme Bray with you again today to talk about an age old discussion point. Does Group Policy process quicker if you disable the User/Computer sections of a specific policy? We're ... continue reading
The Adventure Continues … Azure AD Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) with AD Writeback

The Adventure Continues … Azure AD Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) with AD Writeback

Welcome (back) to Part 3 in my series about the modern Microsoft productivity platform. The previous two posts are here: As you all know, password resets are a pretty costly and time-consuming endeavor for your users and your helpdesk folks, ... continue reading
How to Migrate Active Directory from Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2019

How to Migrate Active Directory from Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2019

Windows Server 2019 was available for public (GA) from early October 2018. In past I have written many articles about domain migrations by covering different Active Directory versions. So, it is time me to write about AD 2019 migrations. In ... continue reading
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Always-on, real-time threat protection with Azure Cosmos DB – part one

This two-part blog post is a part of a series about how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs, and the difference it’s making to them. In part one, we explore the challenges that led the ... continue reading
Clean up Domain Controller DNS Records with Powershell

Clean up Domain Controller DNS Records with Powershell

Summary: Using Windows PowerShell to remove Stale / Dead Domain Controller records. Q: Hey, Doctor Scripto! How can I quickly clean up all my dead Domain Controller’s DNS records? A: That’s a great question. The good Doctor also knows the ... continue reading