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AWARDED VMWARE VEXPERT AGAIN FOR 2017

February 9, 2017 08:49AM

I am honored today again to see the announcement that I was awarded the title vExpert for the 4th year in a row.

vExpert is a title that VMware awards to those that have made significant contributions to the VMware community.  The title doesn’t show a particular level of technical expertise; but …

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TOP 10 AUDIT REPORTS FOR ACTIVE DIRECTORY WITH LEPIDEAUDITOR SUITE

September 15, 2016 10:56PM

Top 10 Audit Reports for Active Directory with LepideAuditor Suite

Recently I received change to doing POC in my organization for LepideAuditor Suite on Regular auditing, And I had to create a POC report, here I am sharing the same. monitoring and alerting on Active Directory activity helps contrib…

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MICROSOFT AZURE ERROR REGISTERING RESOURCE PROVIDERS CODE AUTHORIZATION FAILED

August 31, 2016 11:55AM

Recently I got new task on providing solution and architecting design for one of the project migration to Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global networ…

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PART 3 : (ADMT) ACTIVE DIRECTORY MIGRATION TOOL REPORTING

August 29, 2016 08:39PM

I did successful migration of Active Directory objects between domain. It was time to create reporting of migrated users and other AD objects, As I had given access to my other colleagues to AD migration, it was necessary to have some reporting in case if there is any mistake to rectify. Reporting c…

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PART 2 : MIGRATE ACTIVE DIRECTORY USERS TO ANOTHER DOMAIN USING ADMT

August 26, 2016 09:43AM

As below diagram I have few users in Parent domain (vcloud-lab.com) and I will be migrating them to Child domain (child.vcloud-lab.com) using ADMT tool installed earlier in PART 1
 Active Directory migration tools ADMT DiagramHere are some gotchas I found while using ADMT Tool (Active Directory Migration Tool) between Parent and child dom…

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PART1 : INSTALLING ADMT TOOL (ACTIVE DIRECTORY MIGRATION TOOL)

August 22, 2016 09:50AM

Recently I was involved into new child domain creation in Active Directory, and another major task was migrating existing certain Users, Groups, Computers and other objects from Parent root domain to child domain for management delegation purpose. This Users and other AD objects were part of one of …

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PART 2 : VCENTER SERVER 6.0 INSTALLATION ON WINDOWS 2012 R2

July 10, 2016 11:53PM

PART 1 : VCENTER SQL DATABASE AND ODBC DSN CREATION

July 10, 2016 01:28PM

I am writing in this article to install vCenter server 6.0 from scratch. This will be multiple part blog.

Before you begin, make sure that you read the vSphere 6 upgrade guide, the vSphere 6 release notes, the Hardware and Guest OS Compatibility Guide and the Product Interoperability Matrix …

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DSC (DESIRED STATE CONFIGURATION) : DEPLOYING ACTIVE DIRECTORY

July 3, 2016 05:11PM

This is my 3rd Part on installing and configuring Active Directory domain controller using PowerShell DSC (Desired State Configuration), Earlier in Part 1 : Install and configure AD using GUI way, and in the Part 2 : Normal PowerShell commands are used to do the same task. 

Powershell DSC (Desire…

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THE POWERSHELL PROVIDER DOES NOT EXIST AT THE POWERSHELL MODULE PATH NOR IS IT REGISTERED AS A WMI PROVIDER

June 27, 2016 04:35PM

After resolving A NETBIOS DOMAIN NAME MUST BE SPECIFIED, I got below error while installing and configuring Active Directory through Powershell Desired State Configuration. 

The PowerShell provider xActiveDirectory does not exist at the PowerShell module path nor is it registered as a WMI provide…

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POWERSHELL DSC XACTIVEDIRECTORY ERROR - A NETBIOS DOMAIN NAME MUST BE SPECIFIED

June 26, 2016 11:17PM

While testing Powershell DSC (Desired State Configuration) for Active Directory Domain (First Domain Controller) setup I was getting below error constantly.

Verification of prerequisites for Domain Controller promotion failed. A NetBIOS domain name must be specified.
    + CategoryInfo         …

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AZURE TRAINING AND MET EXCELLENT TRAINER 

June 21, 2016 10:17AM

Last week I completed my 4 days (6 hours daily) Microsoft AZURE training. Course details are as below, Overall this training was terrific.

•Introduction to Microsoft Azure Overview
•Azure Portals (ARM and Classic)
•Managing Azure with Windows PowerShell …

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POWERSHELL: INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ACTIVE DIRECTORY

June 13, 2016 09:05AM

I have already written few articles on PART 1 : INSTALL ACTIVE DIRECTORY DOMAIN CONTROLLER ON VMWARE WORKSTATION, That was completely GUI (Graphical User Interface) based installation and configuration using server manager, I used it to add AD role and promote it. This article is written for windows…

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PART 4 : CONFIGURING DNS SERVER FOR VMWARE VSPHERE LAB

June 11, 2016 12:02AM

DNS server is a important role in the vSphere Lab, No lab is complete without DNS server. it is necessary in any environment for correct name resolution, I faced error in one of my earlier blog in absence of DNS server RESOLVED : FAIL TO DEPLOY OVF TEMPLATE - TASK CANCELED BY USER.  In this artic…

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PART 3 : CREATING NEW USERS IN ACTIVE DIRECTORY FOR VMWARE VSPHERE LAB

June 10, 2016 10:25PM

Continuing from my previous blog PART 2 : CONFIGURE AND PROMOTE ACTIVE DIRECTORY DOMAIN CONTROLLER ON VMWARE WORKSTATION, I want to configure my home lab full fledged for complete vSphere Lab. These are the some of things I configure in my LAB so I don't have to reinstall and reconfigure again and …

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PART 2 : CONFIGURE AND PROMOTE ACTIVE DIRECTORY DOMAIN CONTROLLER ON VMWARE WORKSTATION

June 9, 2016 11:56PM

This is second part of PART 1 : INSTALL ACTIVE DIRECTORY DOMAIN CONTROLLER ON VMWARE WORKSTATION, I configured Windows Server 2012 R2, and installed only Active Directory Domain Services role, Now it should be promoted to domain controller. Click Promote this server to a domain controller when you…

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