Category Archives: Active Directory

Active Directory: Move FSMO roles with PowerShell

By | 15/03/2018

When moving FSMO roles the old fashioned way, you use MMC and move the roles each individually, it takes a little time, but it’s somewhat troublesome. BUT, this can be achieved much quicker with Powershell 🙂 Here is how to transfer all 5 FSMO roles: Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole -Identity DC01 –OperationMasterRole PDCEmulator,RIDMaster,InfrastructureMaster,SchemaMaster,DomainNamingMaster Where “DC01” above is the… Read More »

Active Directory: Changing home folder servername

By | 04/07/2017

When migrating filservers and you are using the “Home Folder” setting of an AD user’s object like here:   From: To: It would be great just to edit all objects in bulk, with this script, it is possible:  

Remember servername is CASE SENSITIVE! So if the oldserver is all with small letters, and… Read More »

NTFRS replication is going AWOL

By | 14/09/2016

Two domain controllers have perfect replication via Active Directory, but the “File Replication Service” eventlogs, shows many errors and the NETLOGON share is missing on both domain controllers, which will give user login problems and Active Directory tools cannot be opened, claiming that access is denied. Event log on both servers: Using this article –… Read More »