Fix: Active directory corrupted (NTDS ISAM Database Corruption errors in eventlog)

Follow the procedure below to fix Microsoft Active Directory database problems (corrupted Active Directory due to e.g memory issues/disk problems): 1. Reboot the server and press F8. Choose Directory Services Restore Mode from the Menu.2. Check the physical location of the WinntNTDS folder.3. Check the permissions on the WinntNTDS folder. The default permissions are: Administrators…

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How to Install Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint

Forefront Security for SharePoint has been revamped and renamed to Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint. Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint will work with the following SharePoint products: SharePoint Server 2010, MOSS 2007 SP1 or later, and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation version 3.0 SP1 or later. Check out the overview and list of new features from my…

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GUI for Windows Server 2008 Core Installation

You have likely heard about the “Core” installation role in Windows Server 2008 which does not have a GUI, but is all command line based. This is a great role to use for branch offices, for Hyper-V servers and some other roles that are typically managed remotely. If you want to install the server core…

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NETDOM – Rename and join a Windows® Server 2008 Core install to a domain

Enables administrators to manage Active Directory domains and trust relationships from the command prompt. Netdom is a command-line tool that is built into Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It is available if you have the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) server role installed. It is also available if you install the Active Directory Domain Services Tools that…

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Trust Relationship – Active Directory

Most organizations that have more than one domain have a legitimate need for users to access shared resources located in a different domain. Controlling this access requires that users in one domain can also be authenticated and authorized to use resources in another domain. To provide authentication and authorization capabilities between clients and servers in…

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Dsrevoke

AD is often touted for its flexible delegation of administration feature. For a particular security principal, you can restrict access all the way down to the attribute level. Microsoft provides a Delegation of Control Wizard that can walk you through the process of delegating administration for certain types of tasks. You can also use the…

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register schmmgmt.dll

The Active Directory Schema Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in is not available by default in the list of snap-ins. You must first registerschmmgmt.dll and then you can create a console that includes the Active Directory Schema snap-in. NOTE If you’ve already registered schmmgmt.dll and built an Active Directory Schema console, you can skip this section. If…

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Automatically ATTACH A .VHD IN WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 during Startup

Windows Server 2008 R2 (and Windows 7) has the ability to create and attach VHDs directly from Disk Management. Unfortunately they detach if your server reboots. This can be fixed with a little scripting. Open the Group Policy Object Editor mmc Snap-in and drill down to Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings…

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Using Windows Server 2008 as a Workstation

Many administrators used Windows Server 2003 as their daily workstation, either on their desktops or laptops. Well this will be the same with Windows Server 2008. In this article, I’m going to show you how to disable/enable few options and features in Windows Server 2008 so that you can use it as if it were…

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Microsoft MCITP Certification Training Courses

The MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) certifications showcase your skills in working with IT infrastructures including the planning phases, deployment, support, maintenance, and optimization. By earning a MCITP designation such as the Database Developer, Database Administrator, Business Intelligence Developer, or Enterprise Support Technician, you will be able to highlight your specific area of knowledge and…

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