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Understanding FSMO Roles – 8: PDC Emulator

By | July 3, 2020

In last post, we have discussed about RID Master. In this post we will understand the 3rd and last domain level role, the PDC (Primary Domain Controller) Emulator which is undoubtedly the most important role. Most of you must be thinking that when every DC has the same authority in Active Directory, why this role… Read More »

Understanding FSMO Roles – 7: RID Master

By | June 26, 2020

In last post, we have discussed about Infrastructure Master. In this post, we will understand the 2nd Domain level role – the RID (Relative IDentifier) Master. RID Master is mainly responsible to create SID (Security IDentifier) for each and every objects in Active Directory. So before understanding RID, we first need to understand SID. Let’s… Read More »

Understanding FSMO ROles – 6: Infrastructure Master

By | June 18, 2020

In last post, we have discussed Domain Naming Master. In this post, we will understand the 1st Domain Level Role – the Infrastructure Master. Before start, we should always remember that any changes in Forest Level roles will affect the entire forest but changes in Domain Level roles will only affect that particular Domain. For… 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 »

Check whether your server is properly promoted as Domain Controller or not?

By | February 25, 2020

I hope from our previous posts, you got fair idea about how to promote your server as a domain controller. Right after promoting your domain controller, the first thing you have to check if your server is properly promoted as DC or not. There are few things which we can check to confirm the proper… Read More »

Active Directory in nutshell

By | February 1, 2020

Microsoft’s Active Directory is perhaps the most undisputed product in the industry. There is absolutely no other alternative of the Active Directory. Whether you are using Windows or Linux-Like Operating System, you must need AD to setup your organizational structure from scratch. It was introduced with Windows 2000 Server and till Windows 2003 Server, we… Read More »