Category: Windows 2000

How to Seize an Active Directory FSMO Role 0

How to Seize an Active Directory FSMO Role

There are 5 roles in Active Directory, called Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) roles, that are handled by certain Domain Controllers in Active Directory. If you only have one Domain Controller (DC) then all...

The Strange Way in Which Active Directory Implements the Full Name Attribute 0

The Strange Way in Which Active Directory Implements the Full Name Attribute

Did you know that the full name, first name, last name, display name, logon name, and Pre-Windows 2000 account name can all be different for a single user account in Active Directory? There are...

Error: Installation of Microsoft Office 2010 requires that MSXML version 6.10.1129.0 be installed on your computer 2

Error: Installation of Microsoft Office 2010 requires that MSXML version 6.10.1129.0 be installed on your computer

Problem You may have run into the following error when you try to install Microsoft Office 2010. Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s): The installation of Microsoft Office 2010 requires...

How to Delete Inactive Profiles on Windows 7 2

How to Delete Inactive Profiles on Windows 7

A few years ago I wrote this article Deleting Old User Profiles in Windows 2000/XP/2003 about a User Profile Deletion utility called DelProf.exe. This tool is part of the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit....

Free Wake-On-LAN GUI Tool 0

Free Wake-On-LAN GUI Tool

There is a free Wake-On-LAN GUI tool available that you can use to wake a remote computer up by either using it’s IP address or it’s Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). You can use...

How to Remotely Restart a Windows Computer 2

How to Remotely Restart a Windows Computer

The Shutdown command can be used to remotely restart or shutdown a Windows 2000 or later computer. For example, you can remotely reboot a Windows 7 computer from a Windows XP computer as long...

DNS Glossary 0

DNS Glossary

Microsoft’s Active Directory relies on Domain Name System (DNS) so it’s important to have a good understanding of DNS concepts and terms. Here’s a glossary of DNS terminology in alphabetical order. You can also...

Difference Between Immediate and Urgent Replication 2

Difference Between Immediate and Urgent Replication

In Windows Server 2003 Active Directory domains, there is a concept of immediate and urgent replication. Certain types of information gets replicated immediately, rather than waiting for the standard Active Directory replication. One such...

Some Windows Users Experiencing “Black Screen of Death” 0

Some Windows Users Experiencing “Black Screen of Death”

According to reports, some Microsoft Windows computers are experiencing a “Black Screen of Death.” The phrase Black Screen of Death came out of the famous “Blue Screen of Death”, which caused system crash on earlier Windows operating...

Why is KRBTGT account in Windows Sever 2003 disabled? 2

Why is KRBTGT account in Windows Sever 2003 disabled?

The reason that the KRBTGT account is disabled in Windows 2000/2003 Server is that there is no reason or need for someone to be logging in with the KRBTGT domain account. Therefore, it cannot...

Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 Group Memberships 0

Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 Group Memberships

Group nesting and membership can get confusing, especially when you are dealing with multiple domains and different types of groups in Windows Server 2000/2003/2008. I have created a table (color-coded to make it more...

Group Policy Settings Reference 0

Group Policy Settings Reference

Here are some Excel spreadsheets offered by Microsoft that contain the Group Policy settings. Group Policy Settings Reference  – Windows Server 2003 This spreadsheet lists Group Policy settings described in Administrative Template (.adm) files...

Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer 1

Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer

In case you are not familiar with this tool, this is worth checking out. The Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer reads an Active Directory configuration using ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), and then automatically generates...

How to Centrally Manage Power Settings on Windows XP/2000 0

How to Centrally Manage Power Settings on Windows XP/2000

The power management settings in Windows Vista can be centrally managed via Group Policy. However, natively the power management settings (monitor power management, system standby, and hibernate) in Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000...

Windows Security and Directory Services for UNIX Guide v1.0 0

Windows Security and Directory Services for UNIX Guide v1.0

The Windows Security and Directory Services for UNIX Guide focuses on the use of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server Active Directory directory service to provide centralized authentication and authorization services for...

How to configure Universal Group caching behavior 0

How to configure Universal Group caching behavior

Universal Groups in Windows Server can be useful. However, they also have a couple of drawbacks. One downside is that the Universal Group membership is kept in the Global Catalog servers. In a multiple...

Error 1606. Could not access network location. All users\. 0

Error 1606. Could not access network location. All users\.

You can get error 1606 under various circumstances. One person I know was encountering the error when installing “Creating Keepsakes – Scrapbook Designer”, a Scrapbook application, but this error can pop up at other...

Active Directory Performance Testing Tool (ADTest.exe) 0

Active Directory Performance Testing Tool (ADTest.exe)

Microsoft has a performance testing tool for Active Directory called ADTest. It is primarily an Active Directory load-generation tool that allows you to simulate client transactions on the host server. According to Microsoft “By...

Display a list of processes and all the services running in each process 0

Display a list of processes and all the services running in each process

Do you know exactly which processes are running on your computer? What about all the services running in each of those processes? It’s important to know exactly which processes are running on your computer,...