Create Two-Way Forest Trust in Windows Server 2008 R2

Trust is relationship that is established between domains within a forest or across the forest which allows for sharing of resources and authentication. For example, User-A is created in domain-A. When User-A wants to access resource that’s located in domain-B then, domain-B should trust domain-A before user-A can access resource of domain-B. Some trusts are […]

Create Conditional DNS Forwarding in Windows Server 2008

Conditional DNS forwarding is used to forward DNS request to other DNS server in order to resolve the DNS query. If company-A purchases company-B then company-A can setup conditional DNS forwarding to send DNS requests destined for domain and vice-versa. So the forwarding is only when the domain name condition is met. In this article, […]

How to Join Windows Server 2008 to Active Directory Domain

After installing domain controller in Windows Server you might want to join other servers into the domain. This article shows how to join Windows Server 2008 to Active Directory domain. How to Join Windows Server 2008 to Active Directory Domain Log on to windows server and open Server Manager. Under Server Summary, click change system […]

Create User Account in Windows Server 2008 R2

Creating user accounts is one of the most common task of a Server Administrator. After installing Domain Controller in Server 2008 R2, you can create new user accounts with Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. In this article, I will show steps to create user account in Windows Server 2008 R2. Create User Account in Windows […]

Understanding Logical Structure of Active Directory

Active Directory is the heart of Microsoft’s identity and access management system. If you are new to Windows servers, understanding logical structure of Active Directory may be difficult. Active Directory infrastructure is made up of, domains, trees, forests, domain controllers, etc. There are five different server roles in Active Directory. Active Directory Domain Services is core […]

Rename Server Name in Windows Server 2008

Right after installing brand new Windows Server 2008, the very first thing you should do is rename the server name. When you install the Server for the first time, the server name is automatically generated and is not very easy to remember. So in this article, I will show steps to rename server name in […]