Active Directory Policies

How to demote a Domain Controller: A step-by-step guide

Are you a Windows system administrator looking for how to demote Domain Controller in your Active Directory? You have landed on the right place.There are many reasons to demote a Domain Controller. For example, if a server is needed to be a member of a standalone server or if it needs to be migrated to another domain, demotion of Domain Controller is required to be performed…
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Active Directory Policies

HOW TO DEPLOY EXE FILES USING GPO

Group Policy is an hierarchical infrastructure in Microsoft’s Active Directory which provides a centralized means for a network or system administrators to configure Windows servers and desktops. A virtual collection of policies constitute a Group Policy Object (GPO) and it is always identified by a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID). For a selected scope of management (SOM), the group…
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Active Directory Policies

How to map network drives with Group Policy

How to map network drives with Group Policy In earlier days, system administrators relied only on logon scripts to map networking drives, a complex and time-consuming process. To eradicate these hindrances, sysadmins rely on Group Policy to map network drives. In this article, we’ll learn why Group Policy is preferred and how you can map networking drives with GPO. Why use Group Policy…
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Active Directory Policies

Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) – Part II

Inpart Iof Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), we introduced the GPMC MMC snap-in, its functionalities and also looked at how to perform a few basic tasks. In this part, we will look at some of the other tasks that can be executed from the console. Linking a GPO In the GPMC, locate the domain or OU to which the GPO is to be linked and right click.To link an existing…
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Active Directory Policies

Fine-Grained Password Policy: A Step-by-Step Configuration Guide

Microsoft has two solutions for deploying the requirements for Active Directory domain users’ passwords. The requirements, referred to as the password policy, can be deployed through Group Policy Objects (GPOs) or through Active Directory objects called fine-grained password policies (FGPPs). Both solutions have the same list of constraints, such as minimum password length and maximum…
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Active Directory Policies

How to force Group Policy update?

What you will learn from this article: Group Policies are a set of security and management instructions that are administered and updated to ensure secure and smooth operations of an Active Directory (AD) network. Sometimes, these Group Policies would need to be updated instantly for various reasons. Hence, Microsoft has provided functionalities to force Group Policy updates. In this article…
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Active Directory Policies

Group Policy Results

What are Group Policy Results?  System administrators have a tough time determining what settings are actually being applied to users and computers because there may be several GPOs linked at different levels of the AD hierarchy. Group Policy Results is a Group Policy Management Console feature that allows administrators to scan local or remote computers and users in order to discover which…
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