Most organizations use DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) to provide IP addresses to their clients. If organization schema and network segments is not very dynamic, than DHCP server is not needed to be modifed so often and forgotten somewhere out there. However, there can be times to restore DHCP configuration when server, service or sth… Continue reading DHCP Backup & Restore
While managing or configuring windows servers from a management server, a log may be needed for servers being managed. For that purpose, following powershell command might be used. In this example, “RemoteComputerName” logs are displayed and filtered according to “Logname” and “EventID”.
While using DFS Replication, you may encounter problems or file is not replicated if file is in use. In this situation, we had to replicate files manually several times. We first killed all handles to the file and overwrote the file with the newer one. But this action has a side effect, keep reading. DFSR… Continue reading DFSR Database Rebuild
One of the things I have learned from my past experiences is never underestimate anything, especially “windows services” you do not know from top to bottom. DNS is a kind of service like this. It is operational for 99% or more of the year I think. Therefore, it is forgotten somewhere out, because it works… Continue reading DNS Backup & Restore
Group policies are one of the most important instruments of administering windows machines which are part of the domain. Most of the bulk settings and configurations are applied via them. What is more, they are so powerful and may cause catastrophic results if misconfigured. Besides, there are some policies that have more than 100 settings… Continue reading Group Policy Backup
Windows uses task scheduler for a long time. It is a rather useful method for periodical or event triggered jobs. Please look at this. If you like or need automation in this feature of windows and your server is not upgraded to Windows Server 2012 R2 or client version is below Windows 8.1, “schtasks” is… Continue reading Scheduled Task Run
Active Directory powershell module is one of my favorite ones. Daily routines can easily be done or different systems integration becomes so easy with it. Especially, without trying to learn Active Directory gui search syntax (ldap, I mean), results can be taken out and formatted as intended. I like it. Check this article to have… Continue reading Get Password Last Set