Creating New Ad Users

How to create Active Directory User Accounts

By Paul Hill | February 25, 2021 | Comments Off on How to create Active Directory User Accounts

In this lesson you will learn how to create Active Directory user accounts. Step 1. Open Server Manager Open Server Manager by clicking the Windows button and clicking Server Manager or by searching for Server Manager. Step 2. Start Active Directory In server manager, click Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers: Step 3. Create…

Promote A Server To A Domain Controller

Promote a Server to a Domain Controller

By Paul Hill | February 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Promote a Server to a Domain Controller

In this lesson you are going to learn how to promote a server to a domain controller. This procedure is something you will complete after successfully installing the AD DS Server role. If you haven’t done that yet, click here to learn how to install the AD DS server role. Promote this server to a…

Installing Adds Server Role

Installing the AD DS Server Role

By Paul Hill | February 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Installing the AD DS Server Role

In this lesson you are going to learn how to build an Active Directory domain an by installing the Active Directory Domain Services role. Domain Controller Prerequisites Before you install the AD DS server role you need to make sure that your server has a static IP address. Step 1. Run ipconfig /all If you’re…

Active Directory Groups

Active Directory Groups Tutorial

By Paul Hill | February 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Active Directory Groups Tutorial

Active Directory groups and memberships are one of those things you MUST understand in order to administer Active Directory. At a high level, Active Directory groups are collections of AD Objects. A group’s members can contain users, computers, other groups and more. Let’s get started! Create Active Directory Groups To create a group in Active…

How to Audit the Security of Your Windows Server

By Paul Hill | January 31, 2021 | Comments Off on How to Audit the Security of Your Windows Server

Security is an ever-growing concern to companies. One of the most critical security measures you can implement is continuously auditing all your Windows network activities. This will enable you to pinpoint malicious activity early and take relevant action to prevent system downtime, compliance failures, and worse, data breaches.  What is Windows Auditing? Your Windows network…

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