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  • Wiki Page: Managed Service Accounts (MSAs) Versus Virtual Accounts in Windows Server 2008 R2

    Both Managed Service Accounts (MSA) and virtual accounts were capabilities added to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. There are some details posted on this subject on TechNet in Service Accounts Step-by-Step Guide , but unlike the TechNet article, the following table compares these two accounts based...
  • Wiki Page: AD CS Security Guidance

    Applies to: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 It is important to define and implement an Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) management model when you develop a certification authority (CA) infrastructure. This...
  • Wiki Page: Interforest Migration with ADMT 3.2 - Part 3

    Table of Contents Configuring the Contoso.com and Wiki.com Domains for sIDHistory Migration Disabling Firewall Recommandation User Account Migration 1-Normal Way 2- Read Users from a file 3- Merging Users Group Account Migration Security Translation - Local Profiles 1- Normal Way 2- Read Local Profiles...
  • Wiki Page: Creating DHCP Option and Class

    Applies to Windows Server 2000 , Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2. Table of Contents 1. Creating the User Class. 2. Creating the DHCP Option 3. Associate the newly created Class with Newly created...
  • Wiki Page: Active Directory Step-by-Step: Disaster Recovery with a System State Backup (v.2003)

    Scenario You got a System State backup and your Windows 2003 Domain Controller fails.. what's your next step ? When it's not the Operating Software but the hardware itself... it's a disaster recovery... Caution It's not recommended to run a virtual Domain...
  • Wiki Page: Registry කී import එරර් "Not all data was successfully written to the registry. some keys are open by the system or other process, or you have insufficient privileges to perform this operation"- විසඳ​න්නේ කෙසෙද? (si-LK)

    Registry කී import කිරීමේදී සුලභව හමුවන එරර් එකක් වන මෙය "Not all data was successfully written to the registry. some keys are open by the system or other process, or you have insufficient privileges to perform this operation" විසඳන්නේ කෙසේද යන්න මෙහිදී විස්තර වේ. එරර් මැසේජ් එකෙන්...
  • Wiki Page: Basic Method for Troubleshooting a Domain Controller

    This document is to serve basic step-by-step method to initiate the first and primary action of the overall troubleshooting process when a domain controller is down. 1.) Ask yourself the following: “What was the most recent change to the server?” This can include patch management...
  • Wiki Page: DFSR Troubleshooting: Handy quick tips

    Table of Contents DFS Configuration Checking The Backlog Check the DFS Replication status Using Powershell How to delete the particular Replication Group Replicated Folder list from a particular Replication Group Force Replication Last update DC name Test the Namespace servers. Checking domain controller...
  • Wiki Page: IPv6 Test Lab for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

    The IPv6 test lab for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 is a test environment that you configure with 5 physical or virtual computers to demonstrate IPv6 connectivity and functionality that is included in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. The following figure shows the setup of the IPv6...
  • Wiki Page: Windows Server 2008: Attempt to Install Telnet Client Failed with Error Code 0x80070643. Fatal Error During Installation

    Applies to: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 You receive error code "0x80070643" when you try to install Telnet client or Telnet Server on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. It may sound weird but the root cause was, Windows Server had not been activated...
  • Wiki Page: Microsoft Anti-Virus Exclusion List

    One place on the web where you can find an updated list of ALL the AV exclusions you might want to configure for Windows Server. Feel free to add to the list, it is the Wiki way! HINT : Subscribe to the RSS feed for this wiki page to get auto-notification when it is updated! Table of Contents...
  • Wiki Page: Step by Step Upgrading the Powershell Version 4 on 2008 R2

    Applies to Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 Table of Contents Applies to Introduction Prerequisites: How to Determine Which .NET Framework Versions Are Installed Installing the .NET Framework Installing the WMF 4 Checking the PowerShell version What's New in...
  • Wiki Page: Windows Server Emergency Management Resources

    Use the following disaster management information about how to safely shut down a server and implement disaster recovery in the case of an emergency. Table of Contents Shutting down a server Detailed info and recovery techniques for DFS Replication (DFS-R), DFS Namespaces (DFS-N) and File Replication...
  • Wiki Page: Windows サーバー緊急管理リソース(ja-JP)

    安全に、サーバーをシャット ダウンし、災害復旧、緊急の場合を実装する方法に関する次の災害管理情報を使用します。 サーバのシャット ダウン Shutdown.exe 1 または 2) PsShutdown のいずれかを使用してサーバーをシャット ダウンすることができます。 ローカルまたはリモートで (Windows 2000 Server、Windows Server 2003、Windows Server 2008、Windows Server 2008 R2 に適用されます)、組み込みコマンド shutdown.exe を使用して、サーバーをシャット ダウンするには。...
  • Wiki Page: Microsoft User Groups Portal

    Welcome to the Microsoft User Groups Portal on the TechNet Wiki. The purpose of this portal is to engage and connect offline Microsoft User Group communities with the online TechNet Wiki community, by encouraging article creation/collaboration and raising awareness of the TechNet Wiki within user...
  • Wiki Page: Cryptographic Mode 2: What you need to know

    There are two cryptographic modes that are available to Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) deployments with servers running on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 or later. When AD RMS is first installed in 2008 R2 Cryptographic Mode 1 is in used by default. In order to...
  • Wiki Page: Install and Configure BAM (Business Activity Monitoring) in a Multi-Computer Environment

    Table of Contents Overview Scenario Installing BizTalk Server and SQL Server Components Configuring BAM Prerequisites Security and Accounts Domain Accounts Enable TCP/IP and Named Pipes Enable Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MS DTC) and configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security...
  • Wiki Page: Windows Server 2008 R2: How to Turn Off User Account Control

    In Some Scenarios , we end up in Turning of UAC , User Account Control to get rid of Permission issues on the server. Table of Contents Steps Control panel User accounts Change User Account Control Settings Local Security Policy Security Options References Steps Control panel Open control...
  • Wiki Page: Windows Server 2008 R2 Cluster: List of Hotfixes

    Hotfixes that were rolled-up to 976932 — Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) 974930 — An application or service that queries information about a failover cluster by using the WMI provider may experience low performance or a time-out exception 976571 — Stability update for...
  • Wiki Page: Troubleshooting Adprep.exe Errors (dsforum2wiki)

    Users encounter errors that refer to the need to run Adprep, or they experience an error when they try to run it. And this seems to be common because the the most frequently viewed thread on the AD DS forum on TechNet is DC promotion and adprep /forestprep . So this article is intended to briefly...
  • Wiki Page: Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Clustering

    Table of Contents Applies To Download Scope Windows Versions That Support Certificate Services Clustering Cluster Requirements Supported Deployment Scenarios Preparing the CA Cluster Environment Installing the Operating System on Cluster Nodes Setting Up a Shared Storage Configuring a Network HSM Installing...
  • Wiki Page: Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Overview

    In Windows Server 2008 and later, the directory service is called Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). In earlier versions of Windows Server, the directory service is called Active Directory. Table of Contents Active Directory Domain Services Overview What is a Directory? Lightweight Directory...
  • Wiki Page: Windows: How to Run with Alternate Credentials and Open Elevated Command Prompts

    Launching Tools Using Alternate Credentials from a Command Prompt Window One of the easiest ways to launch tools using alternate credentials is to first launch a Command Prompt with the credentials you want to use. Once the Command Prompt is launched using the alternate credentials, all subsequent...
  • Wiki Page: Certificate Chaining Engine (CCE)

    Applies to: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 Often the certificate path/revocation checking issues that certification authority (CA) admins encounter are caused by invalid CDP ( CRL Distribution Point ) or AIA ( Authority Information Access ) configuration. This article...
  • Wiki Page: Security auditing features in Windows Server 2008 R2

    Organizations will go to any extend to keep their IT infrastructure safe and secure. That is why security audit has become an important job of their IT departments. The security auditing capabilities of IT administrators increased many folds after the arrival of Windows Server 2008 R2. Audit features...
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