Archive for the ‘Tutorials’ Category

Convert Physical Machines to Virtual Machines in Minutes

August 8th, 2012 No comments

Automate and simplify physical to virtual machine conversions as well as conversions between virtual machine formats with VMware vCenter Converter. Use the intuitive wizard-driven interface of VMware vCenter Converter to transform your physical machines to virtual machines. Read more…

Prevent users from seeing objects they cannot access with Access-Based Enumeration

July 13th, 2012 No comments

Windows Server 2008 now includes a feature that allows administrators to hide files and folders from users who do not have read permissions to these objects. Read more…

How To Disconnect Non-Mapped UNC Path “Drives” in Windows

June 10th, 2012 No comments

Have you ever browsed over to another PC on your network using “network neighborhood”, and then connected to one of the file shares? Without a drive letter, how do you disconnect yourself once you’ve done so? Read more…

How to Change the Logon Screen Background in Windows 7

June 6th, 2012 1 comment

How would you like to change the logon screen background in Windows 7
so as to give your Windows a customized look and feel? Read more…

How to Maintain Active Directory

March 14th, 2012 No comments


Maintaining an Active Directory
is a very important administrative task that one must schedule
regularly to ensure that, in case of disaster, you can recover your lost
or corrupted data and can repair the active directory database. Read more…

Understanding Group Types and Scopes

March 14th, 2012 No comments

A group can be defined as a collection of accounts that are grouped
together so that Administrators can assign permissions and rights to the
group as a single entity. This removes the need for an Administrator to
individually assign permissions and rights to each account. Therefore,
while a user account is associated with an individual or entity, a group
account or a group is created to simplify the administration of
multiple user accounts (users). When permissions are granted to a group,
all accounts that are part of that particular group are granted the
permissions. Permissions actually control which actions users can
perform on a network resource. Rights, on the other hand, relate to
system tasks. Read more…

Directory Partitions

March 14th, 2012 No comments

The Active Directory database is logically separated into directory partitions:

  • Schema partition
  • Configuration partition
  • Domain partition
  • Application partition
  • Read more…

Understanding and Managing Operations Master Roles

March 14th, 2012 1 comment

Understanding the Operations Master Roles

Active Directory operates in a multi-master replication
manner. What this means is that each domain controller in the domain
holds a readable, writable replica of the Active Directory data store.
In multi-master replication, any domain controller is able to change
objects within Active Directory. Multi-master replication is ideal for
the majority of information located in Active Directory. However,
certain Active Directory functions or operations are not managed in a
multi-master manner because they cannot be shared without causing some
data uniformity issues. These functions are called Flexible Single
Master Operations (FSMOs). Read more…

Global Catalog in Active Directory

March 14th, 2012 No comments

Domains and Forests can also share resources available in active directory. These resources are searched by Global Catalog
across domains and forests and this search is transparent to user. For
example, if you make a search for all of the printers in a forest, this
search goes to global catalog server for its query and then global
catalog returns the results. Without a global catalog server this query
needs to go to every domain in the forest of its result. Read more…

Bulk AD Users

February 10th, 2012 No comments

 Bulk AD Users

Bulk AD Users Application Bulk AD Users - Bulk Modify dialog

Bulk AD Users – A tool that allows bulk updates to Active Directory User Attributes Read more…

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