Category Archives: Active Directory Services

Grant user local logon rights via group policy.

To grant a user local logon rights for various different services, first launch the group policy management editor and right click to edit the Default Domain Controllers Policy as shown below. Expand the computer configuration tree as shown below to … Continue reading

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How to properly prepare the Active Directory schema for Exchange 2010 and/or Exchange service packs

Certain Exchange Server updates and full installations require schema updates before installation. For the sake of this article, I will not detail which updates or why each requires a schema update, but detail how to disable replication on the schema master while these … Continue reading

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Domain Controller Demotion Fails with “the directory service is missing mandatory configuration information, and is unable to determine the ownership of floating single-master opration roles

Attempting to demote a domain controller halted with the following error.. Demoting the domain controller will not success until this is resolved. Because we are modifying the domain with either a promotion or demotion of a domain controller and th … Continue reading

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