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[Solved] SYSVOL and NETLOGON Shares Missing on New DC

SYSVOL and NETLOGON Shares Missing on New DC

I recently had an issue where SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares missing on my newly promoted domain controller. It turns out the domain was in pretty bad shape so I had to fix domain controller replication, then proceed to figure out… Continue Reading

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[Solved] SYSVOL Folders Not Replicating Across Domain Controllers

SYSVOL Folders Not Replicating Across Domain Controllers FIXED

If you have ever had issues with NETLOGON or SYSVOL folders not replicating across domain controllers you know that it can be a huge pain in the butt. Whether it be your policy definitions folder not replicating or group policy… Continue Reading

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Install RSAT for Windows 10 Version 1809, 1903 and Later

Install RSAT for Windows 10 Version 1809

In the previous versions of Windows, you always had to download and install the Remote Server Administration Tools aka RSAT from Microsoft’s page. Many people complained about the fact that every time you would upgrade to a later build, it… Continue Reading

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Get Direct Reports in Active Directory Using Powershell (Recursive)

Get Direct Reports in Active Directory Using Powershell (Recursive)

It might come in handy from time to time to drill down on a manager’s direct reports in Active Directory. A good use case is if a director or VP wants to send an email to all of their direct… Continue Reading

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Demote or Decommission A Domain Controller (Best Practice)

How To Decommission A Domain Controller

Throughout a sysadmin’s career it’s very common to have demoted or decommissioned a domain controller in your domain. With new versions of Windows Server coming out every couple of years, it’s always a good idea to be somewhat up to… Continue Reading

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How To Enable Ping Using Group Policy (GPO)

How To Enable Ping Using Group Policy (GPO)

Some organizations might find it very useful to have the ability to ping a machine to see if its online or not. I’ve come across client machines where ping is disabled by default so in order to fix that, I’m… Continue Reading

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How to Transfer FSMO Roles in Server 2019 Using Powershell

Transfer FSMO Roles

In any Active Directory environment it’s always a good practice to have some form of redundancy and the resiliency to go along with it. In the case of FSMO Roles (Flexible Single Master Operation Roles), it’s an excellent idea to… Continue Reading