Category: Active Directory

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…

HowTo: Log On To Office 365 Using PowerShell

Overview Run this PowerShell script to log on to Office 365 Exchange Management Shell and MSOL. When run, the script will prompt you to enter your Office 365 credentials, then connect to both services. Prerequisites Download and install Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant for IT Professionals BETA Download and install Windows Azure Active Directory…