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Understanding FSMO Roles – 5: Domain Naming Master

By | June 10, 2020

In last post, we have discussed about the first forest level role – the Schema Master. In this post, we will understand the second Forest Level role, the Domain Naming Master. We have already gone through the basic concept of Active Directory, Forest and Domain. We know that a Forest can have multiple Domains. Compared with Schema… Read More »

Understanding FSMO Roles – 4: Schema Master

By | June 4, 2020

In last post, we understood the Forest and Domain level roles. In this post, we will understand the first Forest level role, the Schema Master. But before that we have to understand what exactly Schema is? This word is one of the scariest words in technical dictionary but actually it’s quite simple. Let’s understand… The… Read More »

Understanding FSMO Roles – 3: Forest and Domain level roles

By | May 23, 2020

Till now we have understood the concept of Forest and Domain and also we know that we have five (5) FSMO Roles in total. Now let see how those roles are placed in an Active Directory Infrastructure. Out of five roles, two roles are Forest level roles and three are Domain level roles. It means,… Read More »

Understanding FSMO Roles – 2: Why we need them?

By | May 15, 2020

I hope from my last post, you got a fair idea about initial things, important to understand FSMO Roles (also called Operation Master). You know that Windows Active Directory structure is a multi-master operation. Means, in an AD, we generally have more than one master, called Domain Controllers. All DCs hold the database of Active… Read More »

Mandatory settings to do in newly created RODC

By | April 8, 2020

In last few posts, we have understood the concept of RODC. This will be the last post in RODC series where we will know the necessary settings for newly installed RODC. As we saw in last post, that only installing RODC is not sufficient as it has to reach to the writable DC every time… Read More »

Domain Controller decommission – step by step process to identify Apps, connected to a specific DC

By | January 8, 2020

In last post, you got the basic about why we need to identify the hardcoded application with a DC. In this post, we will see how we can do it. There are mainly three parts: Change in local Gropup Policy Change in Windows Registry Increase the size of Directory Services logs Always remember: Don’t enable… Read More »