Active Directory Replication

Last Updated on July 2, 2015 by AdminActive Directory Replication This video looks at how Domain Controllers in Active Directory replicate data between each other. Domain Controllers can either replicate at the site level or between sites. A different approach is used for each because at the site level you want changes to happen quickly. […]
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Sites and Subnets

Last Updated on July 2, 2015 by AdminSites and Subnets Active Directory allows you to model your physical network topology using sites. This video looks at how to create sites in Active Directory. Creating sites allows you to control how data is replicated in your organization. Demonstration 04:05 Sites Definition Microsoft defines a site as […]
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Active Directory Trusts

Last Updated on July 2, 2015 by AdminActive Directory Trusts Trusts in Active Directory create the pathways for authentication to occur. They are used to link Active Directory domains to each other and also link Active Directory domains to non Microsoft systems. Demonstration 08:56 In order to share resources between two domains, there must a […]
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Uninstalling Active Directory

Last Updated on July 2, 2015 by AdminUninstalling Active Directory At any stage you can add and remove domain controllers from Active Directory. This video looks at how to remove the last domain controller from a child domain. When this occurs, the Active Directory database will be removed and with it anything that was stored […]
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Adding a child domian

Last Updated on July 2, 2015 by AdminAdding a child domian This video looks at how to add a child domain to an existing domain in Active Directory. Child domains can access resources from the parent and also from any other domain in the forest. This video will look at adding the east domain to […]
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Upgrading Active Directory

Last Updated on July 2, 2015 by AdminUpgrading Active Directory This video looks at upgrading your current Active Directory environment so that you can deploy Windows Server 2008/R2 domain controllers in your environment. The video looks at the prerequisites required, the commands you need to run and a demonstration of how to prepare your environment […]
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Forest Functional Levels

Last Updated on July 2, 2015 by AdminForest Functional Levels Like domain functional levels, the forest functional level determines which additional features in Active Directory will be available. In order to raise your forest functional level, all domains in the forest domain functional level must be at that corresponding forest functional level or higher. This […]
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Domain Functional Levels

Last Updated on July 2, 2015 by AdminDomain Functional Levels Active Directory has functional levels at the domain and forest levels which determine which Active Directory features are available. The higher the functional level the more features available. This video looks at which domain functional levels are available and how to raise the domain functional […]
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External time source

Last Updated on July 2, 2015 by AdminExternal time source In any environment you need to ensure that the time and date on your computers is set correctly. If the time drifts too far from the correct time, this can cause problems logging in to the network and cause time sensitive authentication systems to fail. […]
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Seizing Operation Master Roles

Last Updated on July 1, 2015 by Seizing Operation Master Roles Active Directory has five operational master roles that can be transferred from domain controller to domain controller as required. In some cases the role may not be able to be transferred; for example, if the hardware on the domain controller was to fail, a […]
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Moving operation roles

Last Updated on July 1, 2015 by Moving operation roles Active Directory has 5 operations master roles. These roles can be moved from Domain Controller to Domain Controller. Two are at the forest level and three are at the domain level. This video looks at how to move these operations roles from one Domain Controller […]
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Operation Master Role

Last Updated on July 1, 2015 by Operation Master Role Active Directory has five operations master roles otherwise known as FSMO roles. These roles are assigned to one Domain Controller to ensure changes happen in only one location at a time. This ensures that the Active Directory database is kept consistent. This video goes through […]
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Global Catalog Servers

Last Updated on July 1, 2015 by Global Catalog Servers Global Catalog Servers contain a partial replica for every object in Active Directory. A Global Catalog Server is used to find objects in any domain in the forest. Any Domain Controller can be made into a Global Catalog Server. This video looks at how to […]
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