Active Directory

The LAPS OMS Solution

The LAPS OMS Solution

Recently, I was engaged on a project for a customer, which included the need to manage local (non-domain) accounts across an entire environment (for both Servers and Workstations). In this type of scenario, I have seen a lot of anti-best…

Azure AD Connect Fails With Windows Server 2016 TP2 Forest Functional Level

Azure AD Connect Fails With Windows Server 2016 TP2 Forest Functional Level

I encountered this issue while attempting to setup Azure AD Connect from my lab into Azure. Lab Environment In my lab environment, I’ve built a new Domain Controller running on the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 Build 10074. The domain…

SCOM Agent Grayed Out When Trying To Monitor Domain Controller(s)

Hello Everyone, Sorry that I haven’t been able to post anything for a little while. Here’s something I wanted to quickly share in relation to System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and monitoring Active Directory Domain Controllers. So, let’s say you…

Active Directory Certificate Services – Configuration

If you are working with Active Directory in any enterprise type environment, more than likely the environment will also have Certificate Services deployed. Working with System Center, there are various uses of Certificate Services for the different components in the suite.…

Active Directory Certificate Services – Installation

Install Enterprise Root CA using Server Manager Ensure that you are logged on to your server as an Administrator. Open Server Manager. Click on Manage and then select Add Roles and Features. On the Before You Begin page select Next. On the Installation Type page select Role-based or feature-based installation.…

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