Month: February 2016

HowTo: Seize FSMO roles

Log on to a working DC Open Powershell with Admin privileges Enter the following command to seize all roles Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole -Identity “Target-DC” -OperationMasterRole 0,1,2,3,4 Run the following command to confirm all roles have been seized. You should see the “Target-DC” as now holding all roles. netdom query fsmo


HowTo: Remove a dead DC from the domain

**Warning** ntdsutil is a powerful and unforgiving tool. Be sure you know exactly what operations it will be performing before you proceed. You will also want to confirm that the DC you’re removing no longer holds any FSMO roles before proceeding. Overview This guide will show you how to manually remove a Domain Controller (DC) that…


Commands: Sudo!!

If you’re like me, you often forget to type sudo before a command that requires admin privileges and you probably see a lot of messages like this: Simply type sudo!! to add the sudo command to the beginning of your last command


HowTo: Set up an Ubuntu workstation on an ESXi server

Overview This guide will show you how to install a Ubuntu workstation on ESXi, and connect to it via RDP. Initial Setup Download ISO http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop Build VM w/16GB & 100GB drives, 2 vCPUs and 4GBs of RAM Attach ISO, boot, install Ubuntu (installation guide) VMware tools installation Initiate the VMware tools installation through vsphere client Extract the…