Category Archives: Microsoft Windows Server 2019

Get your copy of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook today

The new Active Directory Administration Cookbook is now available. [Packt] [Amazon] [Tomlinsons] [Fnac] [Lehmanns] [ManagementBoek] For the last seven months, I worked with Packt Publishing to write the fourteen chapters in this 620-page book, containing all the essential howtos  and their gotchas for managing both on-premises Active Directory and Azure AD. It has been an […]


I’m presenting my Active Directory 101 course with Netwrix again

Whether you are an Active Directory novice or an experienced IT professional, enroll in my upcoming free online course for step-by-step instructions and industry best practices for Active Directory management. These sessions are also a great way to get ready for Exam 70-742. Note:These webinars cover only 3 out of 5 topics for Microsoft exam […]


Knowledgebase: In-place Upgrading Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2019 while still using NTFRS breaks SYSVOL Replication and DSLocator

In a domain that is configured to use the File Replication Service, the SYSVOL folder is not shared after you in-place upgrade a Windows Server 2019-based Domain Controller from an earlier version of Windows. Until this directory is shared, Domain Controllers do not respond to DCLOCATOR requests for LDAP, Kerberos, and other Domain Controller workloads. […]


Windows Server 2019’s February 2019 Quality Update fixes two authentication issues

Windows Server 2019’s February 2019 Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 17763316 , offers a fix for two authentication issues.        About Windows Server 2019 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server 2019, as outlined in the Patching with Windows Server 2016 blogpost. On the second Tuesday of each […]


KnowledgeBase: The Windows Server 2019 Active Directory DFL and FFL do not exist

There is no Windows Server 2019 Forest Functional Level (FFL) or Windows Server 2019 Domain Functional Level (DFL) in Microsoft Windows Server’s Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).   Impact The unavailability of the Windows Server 2019 Forest Functional Level (FFL) and Windows Server 2019 Domain Functional Level (DFL) has the following impact: There are, […]


Important issues in Windows Server 2019 build 10.0.17763.1 (Release Notes)

Today, Microsoft rereleased Windows Server 2019 build 10.0.17763.1 to Volume License customers and MSDN subscribers. Downloads from its Evaluation Center and Azure IaaS-based virtual machines running Windows Server 2019 are on the horizon. The following four downloads of Windows Server 2019 are now available: Windows Server 2019 Essentials Windows Server 2019 Windows Server 2019 Language […]


Active Directory Domain Controllers may not be in-place upgraded to Windows Server Insider Preview 17623

Last week, Microsoft introduced Windows Server Insider Preview version 17623, providing admins a preview on its upcoming Windows Server 2019 Long-term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release, scheduled for the second half of calendar year 2018. While Microsoft strongly urges to validate the in-place upgrade functionality of Windows Server 2019 from Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows […]