Active Directory

AD Users and Computers User Creation

Ambiguous Fuzzy search in AD

Working in big AD forests and domains can be sometimes challenging, as powershell cmdlets require you perfect identity matches. In an AD of a global corporation, where you have tons of John, Sam, Doe, Smith, Martin, Schmidt , finding that information may be time consuming: is the name given a first […]

Repair your computer

AD Forest Disaster Recovery plan

Losing one domain controller isn’t a thing you appreciate, but rebuilding one DC in an running forest is easy. Losing an entire forest because of corruption or compromised assets isn’t exactly that. In this series, Let’s see how to prepare an AD Forest Disaster Recovery plan. Hint: you’d better practice […]

Restoring AD objects including DNS zones

Since the initial times of Windows 2003, things have changed. Restoring AD objects, including DNS Zones become simpler with each release of Windows Server. Therefore let’s see how you can restore users, computers, organizational units and DNS zones nowadays. Restoring AD objects for standard classes Since Windows 2008 R2, Get-ADObject […]

Recycle Bin

Error 1753: no more endpoints in AD Replication

When you see Error 1753: no more endpoints in AD Replication,  the common mistake is to think about firewall or TCP/IP connectivity issues. The message “Error 1753: There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper” does not mean that you cannot connect at all. It is quite the […]

RPC process diagram