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Get-ADDomainController, Get-ADUser, Get-ADComputer, Get-ADObject: A referral was returned from the server 1

When you are using Active Directory Powershell cmdlets such as Get-ADDomainController, Get-ADUser, Get-ADComputer, Get-ADObject, you may receive the following error message: Such an exception is linked to the difficulty those commands have to work in a multi-domain environment, whether that multi-domain be a single forest with multiple child domains, various […]


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Publishing certificates in the Active Directory

Deploying certificates and CRL in a domain or a forest in an automated fashion can done using GPO like many other settings. However a less well-known possibility is to use the certutil -dspublish command. Let’s review how it works. When using that option, certificates are stored in one of the […]


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Trial period reset of Visual Studio Community Edition 15

Although Visual Studio Community Edition is supposed to be free, you are required after 30 days by the graphical interface to have an account on Microsoft’s online services to continue to use the product. The trial period reset of Visual Studio Community Edition can however be easily achieved by editing […]


‘MEDIALAYOUT’ in SQL Server ConfigurationFile.Ini 3

While trying to install new instance of SQL Server using command line and the ConfigurationFile.ini unattended answer file, you may receive the following error message : MEDIALAYOUT in SQL Server ConfigurationFile.Ini Don’t waste your time searching in different documentations about the allowed keywords for the configuration file. This error means […]

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Could not obtain information about Windows NT group/user ‘domain\user’, error code 0x5

When getting this error message Could not obtain information about Windows NT group/user ‘domainname\username’, error code 0x5 in SQL Server you may be wondering what’s happening. This error message can happen in numerous occasions and while executing different T-SQL Statements, such as xp_logininfo

Or while executing sp_xp_cmdshell_proxy_account while you […]