Rename Domain Controller

Rename Domain Controller

It is sometimes necessary to rename a server, depending on the role installed some steps are to be applied. Let’s take the example of a domain controller running Windows Server 2012. It is necessary to ensure first of all the functional level. This must be at least Windows Server 2003 level.

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FSMO Role

FSMO Role

An AD forest may contain one or more AD domains, depending on your situation the placement of FSMO roles may be different.

In order to carry out a good positioning of the different roles, Microsoft provides documentation on their site that allows you to make the right decision.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-server/identity/fsmo-placement-and-optimization-on-ad-dcs

Clean up metadata

Clean up métadata

It has happened to all administrators to find themselves with an isolated domain controller.

In this case, after performing a dcpromo /forceremoval, all AD and DNS databases should be cleaned. For this purpose Microsoft gives the procedure that has been carried out.

For Windows Server 2003 :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc736378(v=ws.10).aspx

For Windows Server 2008 R2 :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816907(v=ws.10).aspx

Migrate Share on File Server

Migrate Share on File Server

When migrating a server, it is necessary to retrieve network shares and authorisations.

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Change Key on Windows

Change Key on Windows 8

In order to activate Windows 8, it is necessary to enter the product key. Once entered, it cannot be changed using the graphical interface.

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MDT Deploy Wizard

MDT Deploy Wizard

After starting the workstation in pxe, mdt 2012 returns the wizard windows which will allow the selection of the task sequence, the entry of the name of the workstation,…

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Activation of a MAK office

Activation of a MAK office

Despite the entry in the msp d’office 2010 file, it will be necessary to start the activation the first time an Office suite software is started.

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Join Computer to AD

Join Computer to AD

Since Windows 2000, a user of a domain can be enter up to 10 machines on the domain. When joining to the domain, a login and password is requested. It will be sufficient for a user to enter his username and password. He will be able to do the same for 9 other stations.

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WinPE on USB key

WinPE on USB key

It is convenient to have a USb key bootable with WinPE as well as all these tools. This to be able to very simply troubleshoot a workstation / server without the need to bring a cd.

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Virtualization in Windows 8

Virtualization in Windows 8

Microsoft has confirmed the presence of Hyper V in its new OS “Windows 8”. It will now be possible to create, add and manage virtual machines.

The hypervisor interface will be similar to the one currently found on Windows Server 2008 R2. By default, the system will offer dynamic RAM allocation (the virtual machine will call RAM as needed), but it will be possible to reallocate it manually, hot (without interrupting the virtual machine).

Virtualization in Windows 8
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