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Domain controller cloning

Last Updated On : Friday, May 29, 2015Virtual domain controllers have been an available deployment option for quite some time.Windows Server 2012 makes the process of virtual deployment easier by enabling cloning. Deploying a new virtual domain controller with Windows Server 2012 no longer requires the use of sysprep. Active Directory relies heavily on clock-based […]

Partial attribute set

Last Updated On : Friday, May 29, 2015As discussed earlier, the global catalog contains a read-only copy of the objects from other domains in the forest. This partial copy includes only a subset of attributes—those commonly used for search operations as well as other required attributes. When considered as a whole, this copy is known […]

Read-only domain controllers

Last Updated On : Friday, May 29, 2015Read-only domain controllers (RODCs) have read-only copies of the Active Directory database and the SYSVOL folder. This is helpful for branch office or remote locations that use a local Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) server but don’t require a full, writable copy of AD DS at those […]

Global catalog and operations master roles

Last Updated On : Friday, May 29, 2015You need to place global catalog servers carefully when your organization has more than one forest. The global catalog contains all objects in the forest, including a full copy of objects in the global catalog’s own domain and a read-only copy of objects for all other domains in […]

Monitoring and resolving Active Directory replication conflicts

Last Updated On : Friday, May 29, 2015Monitoring replication is accomplished through two command-line tools: – repadmin /showrepl – dcdiag /test:replications Certain replication events also can be found in the directory service event viewer. Several types of errors might occur with replication, including errors related to lag or slowness of replication and permission errors. Table […]