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Why you should not use yourdomain.local domain?

Microsoft recommended use of .local domain when Microsoft released Microsoft Small Business Server. Microsoft also understood that an SBS customer may not have in house expertise to manage Active Directory Domain and Exchange Server. Microsoft understood that SBS user will … Continue reading

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Windows Server Patching Best Practices

This article provides actionable advice about how to manage patches to reduce downtime while still maintaining the security of software services through the proactive reduction of dependencies and the use of workaround solutions. Patching Requirements Windows Server patches, hotfixes and … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012: Failover Clustering Deep Dive

Physical Hardware Requirements -Up to 23 instances of SQL Server requires the following resource: Processor 2 processors for 23 instances of SQL Server as a single cluster node would require 46 CPUs. Memory 2 GB of memory for 23 instances … Continue reading

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Microsoft Active Directory Best Practice Part II

I have written Active Directory Best Practice last year. I received huge feedback on this article. Recently I had to deal with an Active Directory disaster. I believe time is perfect to write part II on this same topics and … Continue reading

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Microsoft Active Directory—Best Practice

In this article, I am writing an overview of Microsoft Active Directory. You might be thinking; well you know everything on Active Directory. I would recommend you to go through this article and revisit your own Active Directory infrastructure. You … Continue reading

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Optimizing Microsoft Active Directory FSMO roles

There are five Active Directory Flexible Single-Master (FSMO) roles in the domain and forest. The Active Directory Installation Wizard defines five FSMO roles: schema master, domain master, RID master, PDC emulator, and infrastructure. The schema master and domain naming master … Continue reading

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Active Directory health check

Events View Check event log in all DCs to find everything ok specifically DNS, system and Application events. Dcdiag.exe This is a must and will always tell you if there is trouble with DCs and/or services associated with it Netdiag.exe … Continue reading

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