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

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.
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AZURE TRAINING AND MET EXCELLENT TRAINER 

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

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

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

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

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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