Upgrade Microsoft Domain Controller 2008 R2 to DC 2012 R2 with Exchange 2010 in the current environment.

Upgrade Microsoft Domain Controller 2008 R2 to DC 2012 R2 with Exchange 2010 in the current environment. Prerequisites: 1- Windows 2012 R2 fully patches 2- New Windows 2012 R2 server should be joined to the Domain controller 2008r2 After you get all the prerequisites ready, start the Server manager and click on Add roles then … Continue reading Upgrade Microsoft Domain Controller 2008 R2 to DC 2012 R2 with Exchange 2010 in the current environment.

Restoring an Active Directory Object after mistakenly deleting it

Active Directory Recycle Bin Starting with Windows 2008 R2, Microsoft introduced the Active Directory recycling bin. This is great for recovering objects back into AD if they are accidentally deleted. In order to use the recycle bin feature, your forest must be running with a functional level of Windows 2008 R2. If your forest is … Continue reading Restoring an Active Directory Object after mistakenly deleting it

Resetting Usernames and Passwords from text file

I had a project to migrate users from Linux Postfix mail system to Exchange 2013 but had to do it in stages in order to use it as recommended by Microsoft, The customer had Red Hat Linux Servers with Postfix integrated with Active directory for authentication. In order to migrate the users I installed Exchange … Continue reading Resetting Usernames and Passwords from text file

Active Directory Useful Script

WINDOWS POWERSHELL SCRIPT FOR AD DS DEPLOYMENT # Windows PowerShell script for AD DS Deployment # Install-windowsfeature -name AD-Domain-Services –IncludeManagementTools Import-Module ADDSDeployment Install-ADDSForest ` -CreateDnsDelegation:$false ` -DatabasePath “C:\Windows\NTDS” ` -DomainMode “Win2012” ` -DomainName “moh10ly.com” ` -DomainNetbiosName “Moh10ly” ` -ForestMode “Win2012” ` -InstallDns:$true ` -LogPath “C:\Windows\NTDS” ` -NoRebootOnCompletion:$false ` -SysvolPath “C:\Windows\SYSVOL” ` -Force:$true

Active Directory Migration 2008R2 to 2012 R2

Current Environment Microsoft Active Directory 2008R2 with Exchange 2010 Requirements for migration 1- New Windows Server 2012 R2 server to be prepared. 2- Join the new Server to the old Dc. First I will be Installing the new Server windows 2012 R2 which I will migrate all the roles to after preparing it and joining … Continue reading Active Directory Migration 2008R2 to 2012 R2