Renewing Active Directory Certificate Authority

The scenario may differ based on the design. In this article we are going to discuss on renewing single RCA. Why and when do we have to renew Certificate Authority? Ans : The issuing authority is also nearing expiration or it is expired. Lets Explore Scenarios : In this scenario … Continue reading

Unable to delete the Demoted server Object from Active directory users and computers after a successful demotion using metadata cleanup

Today we are going to demonstrate a small workaround,that might come in handy when and if you come across , while demoting a domain controller . Post metadataclenup :   we can see that the server has been demoted, which previously was a GC , and now it is not … Continue reading

How to Disable Microsoft Outlook 2010 PST Creation feature using Group Policy

So far we have learnt how to Install Microsoft PST Capture Tool in a four part series. In this blog we will learn how to disable PST Creation feature so that end users will start using Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Online Archive feature. Before we begin Working knowledge on Active … Continue reading

Active Directory Best Practices Analyzer in Windows Server 2008 R2

In this blog post we will be learning about how we can save our valuable time by scanning our Active Directory Environment using Best Practices Analyzer tool. As we all are aware that Exchange Best Practices Analyzer tool is one of the best tool which Exchange Administrators use as and … Continue reading

How to Restore Deleted Active Directory Object using LDP.exe in Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain.

In the previous article we learnt on how to enable Active Directory Recycle Bin and also we learnt on how to Restore deleted objects using Shell. To know on how to enable Recycle Bin please click here. In this second part blog post we will walk you through the steps … Continue reading

How to Enable Active Directory Recycle Bin in Windows Server 2008 R2 and How to Restore Single Deleted Object using Shell.

Before we begin The account with which we are going to perform this steps must be a member of Domain Admins and Enterprise Admins Group. The Forest Functional level should be Windows Server 2008 R2. Best Practices It is always recommended to have a proper system state backup. To know … Continue reading

How to Restore Deleted Active Directory Objects in Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2 Domains

In this blog post we will be learning on how to restore deleted objects which was deleted accidentally. In the past we have to restore system state backup by either performing Authoritative or Non Authoritative Restore. For more Information on Authoritative and Non-Authoritative Restore please check the TechNet article here. … Continue reading