Category Archives: Active Directory

Automating the process to join a server to a domain using PowerShell

In this Tutorial we are going to optimize a simple task that in larger environments may take some time from the service desk/operations team which is the process to join…

How to configure an OU as default for new objects in Active Directory

In this Tutorial we will configure an Organization Unit as new default location for new users. By default, all new objects created by Exchange for example are created under Users…

How to add an additional domain controller

In this Tutorial we are going over the process to add a new Domain Controller into an existent domain. Solution The first step is to add the role on Windows…

How to add the Active Directory Domain Services role

In this Tutorial we are going over the process to add the Active Directory Domain Services role on a Windows Server 2012 R2. This procedure will be the same for…

Restoring cloud services during an outage of the ADFS (Federation Services)

The Federation Server role is crucial when integrating on-premises with the Microsoft Cloud and in this article we are going to demonstrate how an outage can impact the end-users. In…

Managing the Password Synchronization in DirSync

In this Tutorial we will check how to manage the Password Synchronization feature in the Windows Azure Active Directory Synchronization Tool. Solution Before changing the settings we must make sure that…

Managing Federation Services–Preparing for the integration

How to install the additional components to support the integration between Federation Services and Microsoft Azure. For a company having the integration with Microsoft Azure and Federation Services improves end-user…

Configuring informational message during the logon

In this Tutorial we are going over a Group Policy to inform the user that is trying to log on with an informational message. This is a simple procedure that…

How to define an OU as default location for new Computer objects

By default all computer objects are created under the Computers container and in this Tutorial we are going change (redirect) this default location to a new organization unit (OU). In…