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Monthly Archives: October 2006

DCPROMO Debug update

Written on October 3, 2006 at 8:47 pm, by

So I received loads of comments asking me what the DC* log files log.

Complete list of Ports required for our Windows Server System

Written on October 3, 2006 at 8:34 pm, by

I always have to look up in different locations as to which ports are needed for certain functions like Active Directory, DFSR, Certificate Services, Cluster Service, DHCP Server etc. When you need them handy its always a mission to get to the documentation, here is a document that has all these ports in one article […]

Active Directory Schema 4 easy steps

Written on October 3, 2006 at 8:27 pm, by

So here is a list of things that you need to do when thinking and about to make schema changes: Understand the Active Directory Schema Terminology Then read How the Active Directory Schema Works Once you have that understanding you then go through our Checklist before extending the schema And make sure you know how […]


Written on October 2, 2006 at 8:56 pm, by

I was chatting to a friend of mine and he was complaining of DCPROMO failing during a promotion of a member server to a domain controller. He could not understand why. With him about 17 000km away from me, I couldn’t just jump over and help him. He didn’t have VPN access for me and […]