Yearly Archives: 2014

Useful hotfixes for your Windows 2008 R2 Servers and Domain Controllers

In addition to the monthly security patches from Microsoft, some hotfixes are worth to apply on Windows 2008 R2 servers and in particular on Domain Controllers. First of all, there’s the enterprise rollup package which is available in the Microsoft Catalog but is not available to Update Services by default. […]

Quickly moving FSMO around Domain Controllers with Powershell AD Cmdlets

Of course, Microsoft provides us with a cmdlet to move FSMO roles between Domain Controllers… But as often, this doesn’t seem to be designed by people who use it. First, the name of the cmdlet is lengthy: Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole Second, you must indicate every FSMO role you want to move amongst […]

Getting all domain controllers in a forest 2

Using something like Get-ADDomainController -Forest would be something too easy for module designers at Microsoft. Or does Microsoft no longer have multi-domain forests in its internal IT? Never mind, here is a nice snippet to retrieve that you may want to adapt to the fields you need to retrieve