From the files of “What the F@rk?!” Here’s a little gotcha that I’ve been wrestling with all afternoon. I hope this post can save some of you the frustration (exacerbated by jetlag) that I have been experiencing. I am configuring a bunch of virtual machines as domain controllers for the company I am consulting for … Continue reading Server Core Address Woes
Several years ago Steve Syfuhs and I sat down and figured out how to create a new Active Directory forest in Windows Server Core. It was an interesting experience, and even though I later gave rights to that article to the Canadian IT Pro Team (at the time it was Damir Bersinic) when you search … Continue reading Creating a New AD Forest in Windows Server Core (Revisited)
Wow… I had no idea that I had so much influence on so many of you. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. It is because of all of you that I am in a real fight for top spot in voting for the SMB 150 Awards for 2013. As … Continue reading SMB 150: A Real Race!
I am asked all the time what the best practices are for domain controllers in a virtualized environment. There are several that I will call out, but let’s begin with the simplest rule. You should never have ONE domain controller. This rule is not only true in virtualized environments, it is always true. If you … Continue reading Virtualizing your Domain Controllers