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changed public ip address of domain controller now other servers cannot find dc

I have 3 virtual machines. I had to move them to another dedicated server since the company I was using is having so many issue. The new dedicated server, of course, has new ip addresses. They are ...
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1answer
25 views

Windows Server 2008R2 Domain Controllers - Failed test VerifyReferences

While running DCDIAG on our Windows Server 2008R2 Enterprise Domain Controllers, I discovered the following error message on both DCs. These domain controllers where migrated from a Windows server ...
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2answers
240 views

Demoted domain controller still authenticating users

Why is a demoted domain controller still authenticating users? Whenever users log onto workstations with domain accounts, this demoted DC authenticates them. Its security log shows their logons, ...
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1answer
44 views

Joining an AD domain from Workgroup with runas

I've got an user A who is connected to a Workgroup. From this Workgroup, now, I want to connect, with the console, to the user "john" who belongs to an active directory (MYAD) Though I try : runas ...
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3answers
125 views

How To Properly Setup DNS Forwarders On Windows Server

I was wondering how to properly setup DNS forwarders on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have three Domain Controllers. Each of the DC's have have following: AD Role DNS Role DHCP Role Static IP Address ...
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1answer
42 views

DHCP Warning Sign Icon On Windows Server

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Domain Controller. I have the roles AD, DHCP, and DNS installed on this server. I noticed today that there was a warning sign on my IPv4 setting, but not on my IPv6 ...
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2answers
90 views

How to force active directory replication from one DC to another

I am having issues replicating AD from one DC to another. Both servers are Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. I have used the GUI option in sites and service to force replication. I have also tried repadmin, ...
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1answer
72 views

Active Directory Country capitals (letters)

Does someone know how to solve the problem of changing all country fields at once and probably why the country field is multiplied each time I select + apply a country change until the Object is being ...
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1answer
82 views

My first Domain Controller upgrade (2008R2 to redudant 2012), please help me, i need some tips

At the moment on our ESXi Server are 10 VMs running. One of the VM is the Domain Controller (Windows Server 2008 R2). On this Domain Controller are role like AD, DNS, DHCP and Wins installed. The hole ...
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1answer
48 views

Is this USN Rollback?

I have 6 Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controllers, all GCs, across multiple locations (2+2+2). On my main site I have a clone of one of our DCs done a few month ago, usually totally isolated from the ...
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2answers
64 views

What precautions should I take before demoting domain controllers?

I know how to demote a domain controller (done it before) but I need to do it for two physical old DCs on a much more 'important' and strictly controlled domain than that which I previously did it ...
2
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2answers
123 views

How to recover a Domain Controller after disabling and reenabling File and Printer Sharing?

In an attempt to improve the security of my Windows Server 2008 R2 with Exchange 2010 SP3, I decided to test if File and Printer Sharing was really important to allow Exchange to work (thats all I ...
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2answers
79 views

File Replication not working

Could somebody please help me identify an issue I suddenly started having with Replication between 2 of our DCs. I inherited this system which was working perfectly fine but the problem happened ...
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3answers
133 views

Upon failure of DC, force server to find Secondary DC

In this SF question, I asked how to determine which DC a server was talking to. We are doing some resilience testing and need to demonstrate to the client that if a DC fails, there are additional DCs ...
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1answer
114 views

settings up active directory accessible from the internet [closed]

For my small company i want to setup a domain controller I want users to be able to access the domain controller from their laptops via the internet. I need the DC for policies & management of ...
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1answer
41 views

how to I enable remote desktop on specific domain machine only

I have created an Organization and assigned a GPO to it. I have 3 computers on this domain. The domain controller, the remote desktop computer, and the sql server. I only want to enable remote ...
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2answers
61 views

Simple check to confirm access to a Domain Controller

I'm preparing for a battery of resilience tests on a new network (which will be hosting a mission-critical application). As part of it, I ought to confirm the resilience of the domain controllers. We ...
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1answer
178 views

Why would a domain controller encouter a USN rollback after an unclean shutdown?

I have this Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller running on a physical Dell server, model PowerEdge R510. There are some electrical problems around here, thus a black-out is, unfortunately, quite ...
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1answer
138 views

How Transfer All the OU, User and Computer Accounts from Window Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 Standard

I have a situation here that requires me to transfer all the OU, User and Computer Accounts to another domain, which is from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 Standard. How to do this ...
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2answers
392 views

Migrating existing domain to a new domain controller and keeping the server name

My current problem is the following migration scenario: Existing domain: Domain-Controller (Windows Server 2003 x86) named "W2003SRV" with domain DOMAIN.LOCAL Terminal-Server 1 (Windows Server 2008 ...
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1answer
360 views

Mutli-DC Environment DNS Error 4015

We recently added a new 2008 R2 DC to an existing 2003 forest with one 2003 DC. We haven't raised any functional levels. The 2003 DC was powered down (it hadn't been demoted yet, but all the FSMOs are ...
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2answers
323 views

Can I use Windows 8 clients with a Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller?

I'm sure I can, but are there any incompatibilities or problems to be aware of? We have a domain controller with a few Windows 7 clients already. It is working fine. I had the idea to install ...
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0answers
42 views

Why do all my 'Forwarders' tabs only list the domain's domain controllers?

I have recently created two new domain controllers in my network, running Windows Server 2008R2. There were two domain controllers already on the network (Windows Server 2003) In the new domain ...
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2answers
73 views

Adding second Windows Server to domain

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server (Server A) running as a domain controller with Active Directory, Group Policy, and DNS services. I set up a second Windows Server 2008 R2 server (Server B), ...
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0answers
33 views

Install IIS for internal auth script on Domain Controller (Win 2008R2)

I understand that it's not recommended to install IIS on a Domain Controller for performance and security reasons. But in this particular case I still think it makes sense. Our DC is only addressable ...
3
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3answers
155 views

Active Directory delegation best practices

I am in the process of delegating some Active Directory tasks to a group of users. These users do not have domain administration rights and will only perform tasks such as creating/disabling accounts ...
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0answers
696 views

AD Replication Errors / KCC - Between two Domain Controllers

I'm having quite an issue that began a few days ago. Let me just lay out exactly what happened - also I've inherited this environment, please keep that in mind. 1st Domain Controller - Windows ...
2
votes
1answer
949 views

DCPROMO on new remote Domain Controller fails because “the RPC server is unavailable”

I'm helping a (devops) client move their technology stack (VMware, Windows AD, Ubuntu Linux) from their old co-location facility to a new environment. Rather than move the hardware and systems ...
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0answers
289 views

I had a server (AD DC, 2008r2) a few weeks ago that was giving error event ID 467

I had a server (AD DC, 2008r2) a few weeks ago that was giving error event ID 467 Log Name: Directory Service Source: NTDS ISAM Date: 5/3/2013 9:46:10 AM Event ID: 467 Task Category: Database ...
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2answers
1k views

Cannot create a new domain in an existing active directory forest

I have a domain controller setup on Windows Server 2008 R2 (Forest) and I have another Windows Server 2008 R2 (New Domain) and I want to create a new domain in an existing forest. I get the following ...
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votes
1answer
218 views

DC/DNS failover with global/common DNS roundrobin

I think I am getting lost in network failover land. I am trying to set up a Windows Domain Controller and DNS, while providing resilients and failover. I have two Domain Controllers and DNS servers. ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

caches domain user on local PC

We have a fully working domain in UK and around the world we have user who use VPN ( checkpoint) to connect to or domain. One of the user in USA has a laptop which he never logged on to before ( it ...
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0answers
1k views

Windows Server 2008 R2 DC can't ping to other computers except other DC

I have been trying to troubleshoot this problem since 20 hours ago, and still can't find a solution. I brought down (orderly shutdown) a Domain Controller yesterday. No problem at all connecting to ...
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votes
1answer
327 views

Windows 7 PC refuses to join domain [closed]

So, we're wiping clean all PCs at our office and migrating them to a new server cluster and a new domain. Last night I tested on PC and it mostly worked except it refuses to join to the domain. Now, ...
2
votes
1answer
658 views

RDP add domain users broken

I have 3 Windows Server 2008 R2 instances, all of which are virtual machines hosted on a single VMware ESX server: Domain controller with DNS services DHCP/RRAS File server All three servers are ...
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1answer
320 views

Setup a new domain controller over a temporary VPN, but now Windows delays startup?

I'm migrating servers from colo locations to Amazon's VPC EC2 instances. If anyone hasn't worked with Amazon VPC before, VPN is a pain in the arse! Anyways, I setup a new server that acts as the ...
2
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2answers
329 views

Why do clients on Branch Sites insist on accessing SYSVOL on the HQ DC instead of the branches' RODC?

I'm still scratching my head over this situation... You see, we have 3 RW DCs in the HQ, and 1 RODC on every branch sites (50+ locations). During startup, a script will pull in some files from ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

Which firewall ports do I need to open in order for a domain trust to work?

I have two Active Directory domains in two different forests; each domain has two DCs (all of them Windows Server 2008 R2). The domains are also in different networks, with a firewall connecting them. ...
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2answers
198 views

allow client to change registry [closed]

How can I grant user to write to win7 registry. He is in domain win2008 R2. What I must change in group policy to allow access? He is trying to run some portable aplication and without this cant run ...
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4answers
254 views

Windows Server Connected to Domain Without Being Domain Controller

Can a Windows Server be connected to an Active Directory domain without being a domain controller? Here's the scenario: I want to use Windows Server 2012 to run several virtual machines for testing ...
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1answer
579 views

Transfer a Domain Controller role with its global catalog to another server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: things to check prior to moving all FSMO roles to a new domain controller before decommission original old domain controller I'm trying to looking for a post in Technet ...
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1answer
185 views

Limiting my Domain Administrator Account

I am trying to beef up my domain security, and part of this process (as after somr RTFM) is: Service Administrator Accounts - for services (Anti Virus, spiceworks, Task Scheduler, NAS backup, SQL ...
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2answers
491 views

resolving a dns entry for a virtual machine from physical host

I have a Win server 2k8r2 installed on a VmWare VM. This is confgiured as a domain controller and has a DNS server. I have an A-record created that I use for a sample test web site hosted in IIS. say ...
0
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0answers
498 views

PowerShell: Import-Module ActiveDirectory returns “Given key was not present in the dictionary”

I have a Windows 2008 R2 DC on which I try to run a PowerShell script that uses the AD module. The loading itself works, the output of Get-Module shows the ActiveDirectory module with its exported ...
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0answers
1k views

Certificate enrollment for Local system failed to enroll Event ID:13

I've just finished installing a second domain controller to gain redundancy in the network. (and to solve some issues) After installation and configuring all errors are gone but one that is: Event ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Slow starting Domain Controller after installing Enterprise Certificate Authority in Windows 2008 R2

Because I want to test SSL in the local domain I've installed Enterprise Certificate Authority with the use of this tutorial. The Install went successful and after install I rebooted the DC. While ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

Demoting Domain Controller

We are currently want to demote Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise from being a DC. Originally, it was suppose to replace our older DC, but we have decided to keep the older one operational. Since ...
1
vote
1answer
11k views

Event ID 4013: “The DNS server is waiting for Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to signal…"

We have an issue that only occurs after we rebooting our secondary DC and DNS server/DHCP server. It is a 2008r2 x64 server, DC and DNS/DHCP server. Our main DC is 2003. Event ID 4013: “The ...
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1answer
556 views

Setting up a Windows Server 2008 R2 DC + Fileserver : native or virtual?

I want to deploy a new DC + Fileserver using Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard Edition on a Dell PowerEdge R410 and iSCSI storage for a small business (~30 people). Should I install the system ...
6
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1answer
2k views

Procedure for rebooting Domain Controllers?

We have several servers running as Domain Controllers, "DC01", "DC02", and "DC03". For some reasons, we need to reboot them. Is there a specific procedure to follow? Additional info: "DC01" ...