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GPO: Run a script when the computer starts

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Presentation In this article, we will see how to set up a script that runs at startup of the post using Group Policy (GPO). The advantage of using this type of script is that it is executed with the Administrators rights, which makes it possible to launch software installations on the workstation without any elevation of rights. The other interest,…

Active directory: Delete a child domain

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In the article Active directory: setting up a child domain where I explain how to configure a child domain in an Active Directory environment, I will explain here how to delete a child domain. As a reminder, when setting up the child domain, a trust relationship was created between the two domains and DNS delegation on the parent domain’s controlling…


Remove an Active Directory Domain Controller

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In this article, we will see how to remove a domain controller in an Active Directory environment. The deletion is done in two steps: Demote the domain controller: remove the controller configuration. Delete roles. Before downgrading the server, ensure that the server does not have an FSMO role and always have at least 2 active Active Directory controllers. If you…

DFS replication resolve error 4012

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This article describes how to troubleshoot the DFS Replication Service 4012 error. In the Windows event log you have an error like this: The DFS Replication service stopped replication on the folder to the following local path: C: \ Windows \ SYSVOL \ domain. This server was disconnected from the other partners for a period of 690 days, which is…

Printer mapping: GPO and Script

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When setting up an Active Directory, one of the things you want to set up automatically is the printer mapping to the different users. Before setting up GPOs, you must have shared your printers. As for mapping network drives, I’ll introduce you to two ways, the first using Group Policy (GPO) and using a vbs script that should run when…

GPO: disable access to previous versions

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Introduction In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to disable access to previous versions by GPO from client computers. Although convenient, this feature in case of user error can do some damage. As a reminder, in normal operation, access to previous versions is available by right-clicking on the folder. The GPO I am going to mount you will disable access to…

GPO: Disable Server Manager at Logon

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Introduction When logging on to a Windows Server (since 2008), the server manager opens automatically, but you do not necessarily need it. Personally, I even find that it tends to slow down the system. In this tutorial we will see how to disable it with a GPO. GPO: disable the server manager 1. From the Group Policy Management Console, create…

Enable Windows Active Directory Recycle Bin 2012/2016/2019

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Introduction The Active Directory Recycle Bin is a feature that came with Windows 2008R2, which is disabled by default. To activate the recycle bin, the domain and drill level must be at least 2008R2. Once the trash is activated, it is not possible to go back. To use the Active Directory Recycle Bin, use the ADAC (Active Directory Administrative Center)…

GPO: Make users administrator of their post

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Presentation In this tutorial, we are going to have how to set up a GPO to make the admin domain users of their post. The goal is to add the Domain Users group in the Administrators 1 group of the user station. The Domain Admins group is already a member of the group. How to 1. From a domain controller,…

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