Windows OS

Windows Server OS unattended installation before DevOps

With Azure and  the Container hype, Microsoft is pushing developers and system administrators to automate everything. The graphical Windows platform has become easy to automate with Powershell and the latest versions of the OS. But, already faced with huge server pools decades ago, some of us already had automation workarounds […]

domain controller firewall ports 5

Often sought on the Internet, rarely complete, here is for a domain controller firewall ports to open so your Windows domain-controller is able to contact the other domain controllers it is depending on for proper replication UDP/123 for time synchronization, as in a domain by default the W32Time of a […]

Domain Controller firewall ports

Moving Active Directory database related files to another location

Here’s your problem for the day: your active directory files are on the system drive, perhaps because you inherited some Active Directory domain controllers, perhaps because a junior Windows system administrator did the DCPromo… You’re a professional Windows system administrator and you want to have them located elsewhere, say D: […]