In this tutorial, you will learn how to enable the Active Directory Recycle bin on Windows Server 2016. I’ll show you how to enable it through the GUI as well as with Powershell. The AD recycle bin comes in handy when you accidentally delete an AD object and need to restore it. Active Directory Recycle…

How to check active directory replication windows server 2016

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the repadmin tool to check Active Directory Replication. Repadmin is the ultimate replication diagnostic tool. In addition to checking the health of your domain controllers, it can also be used to force replication and pin point errors. Active Directory replication is a critical service that keeps…

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use the Dcdiag command line utility to perform a domain controller health Check. I’ll also show you how to use Dcdiag to test DNS. Be sure to check the examples section below and I’ll show you the output of a normal domain controller and one that has…

This is the complete tutorial to creating bulk users in Active Directory. Yes, I know Creating Active Directory accounts is boring, it can be repetitive and time consuming when done manually. And who has the time to manually create bulk AD accounts? Well, I’ve got good news! Importing bulk ad users is simple and can…

How to find inactive computer accounts in active directory

If Active Directory is not routinely cleaned up it can get cluttered with old computer accounts. This can lead to big problems such as inaccurate reporting, group policy slowness, software distribution and patching issues, syncing and so on. In medium to large business, you may be surprised at how many unused computers are left in…

How to install Remote Server Administration Tools on Windows 10

To remotely manage Active Directory, DNS and DHCP you will need the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed. In addition, the RSAT tools allow you to manage: Installed server roles and features File Services Hyper-V Additional Powershell Functionality RSAT can only be installed on Windows Pro and Enterprise editions, it is not supported on the…