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Testing for Active Directory Schema modification (not upgrade)

I am trying to test a schema modification. That is i need to add one of the attributes to global catalog by modifying schema , initially in a lab which is exact replica.My questions are below; -> ...
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Domain Controller returns LDAP Referral for it's own domain

I have 2 domains, each with 2 Domain Controllers: company.local ad.company.com.au Both domains are in the same forest and have a bi-direction trust setup. We're migrating to the ad.company.com.au ...
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Global Catalog position in a multi site Active Directory single domain on Windows 2003

I've inherited a Windows 2003 active directory single domain spread across multiple site locations. I'm checking configuration because previous admin left without leaving any information about his ...
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Is it at all possible to turn this Domain Controller into a PDC?

BACKGROUND: 1) Some time ago, a colleague did a clean install of Windows Server 2008 R2, promoted it to Domain Controller from an old Windows Server 2003, and life seemed to be good. In the ...
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Migrating Server 2003 -> Server 2008 r2. Global Catalog location. DNS problems

I've got a dying server with a WinServer 2003 installed. It's a Domain Controller. I've made a virtual machine with a Server 2008 r2 and migrated all roles on it. But there is a problem. Global ...
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Do you need a GC online to DCPromo?

We've inherited a customer who after auditing their site turns out they used to have a site-to-site VPN and another DC at the endpoint (which was the only GC in the forest). THe previous IT company ...
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Global Catalog Server on multiple AD Sites

we've multiple AD Sites (5) for each office which are connected via WAN. Most offices have 2 DCs which are virtualized. What would be the perfect setup for the DC? Currently every DC is a Global ...
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what does exactly infrastructure master role do? [duplicate]

The Infrastructure Master role is responsible for updating references from one object to another in remote domain. It compares it's data with the GC. So it is dependent on the GC. Is it possible to ...
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How does Exchange System Attendant determine what domain controller to bind to?

I have a centralized data center where my Exchange 2010 is located. This site also holds the FSMO master DC. I also have two off site locations where I have two other domain controllers, one in each ...
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How can I retrieve the LDAP server certificate for Windows 2008 and 2003 global catalog servers?

Windows Server 2008 | Windows Server 2003 I want to leverage LDAPS on a linux appliance. The vendor requires the server certificate for my Windows 2008 | Windows 2003 global catalog servers so it ...
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Exchange 2010 don't see its PDC (same machine)

I have two 2008 R2 servers which should replicate AD. One si production server, second backup. On primary server is also Exchange 2010. There were plans about a year ago to install exchange to backup ...
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Domain Controller DCdiag error - A Global Catalog Server could not be located

I've set up a replica DC in a remote location. It's connected to the main site through a VPN connection. DCdiag passes on the primary DC, but I get the following error on the replica DC: Running ...
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So… corrupted AD/missing GC

So... was trying to add in a 2008 DC to a single 2003/exchange 2007 setup. ran adprep and updated schema, and joined the new DC to the AD... then 6 hours later noticed everything was not working. ...
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1 Domain controller offline causing problems with Exchange 2007

I have 3 Win 2003 domain controllers across 3 sites. When one of those domain controllers goes offline connectivity to Exchange is intermittent. When users open Outlook some of them will be able to ...
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Will the global catalogs in two forests with transitive trust replicate data?

Suppose I have two Active Directory forests, each with one global catalog. There is a transitive trust between these forests. Does this imply that data is replicated between the two forests? Can I ...
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Can an LDAP query on AD provide the netbios domain name for a single account when using the Global Catalog?

I am using ADSI Edit to look at LDAP properties of a single user account in AD. I see properties such as userPrincipalName, but I do not see one for the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or the ...
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Retire a domain controller

I need to retire a particular piece of hardware, I have another server online on this particular network. I have run DCPromo om the new server, but when the original server is shutdown, ...
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Exchange 2007 distribution groups best practices

researching the topic for some time now, here are the two facts I've found so far from Microsoft, followed by a whole bunch of questions. In Exchange 2007, you should use universal groups for ...
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How to Rebuilt Global Catalog?

I am running two domain controllers in a windows 2003 r2 infrastructure. The main domain controller with the global catalog role went down and I had to reformat it. Now I am facing issues with ...
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Windows 2000 Active Directory Global Catalog servers and Infrastructure Master role

I have been rereading some sections of "Active Directory Bible" by Curt Simmons in preparation for some machine replacement and changes to our windows 2000 active directory infrastructure. It seems ...