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Configure Primary Zone in Windows DNS Server

Primary zone is a zone that can be updated directly on the DNS server where the zone resides. This means administrator can do any operations in the primary zone including modify, delete, and create DNS record. When DNS Server role is configured as part of Active Directory role configuration, Windows already configure a primary zone […]
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Configure Conditional Forwarding in Windows Server 2012 R2

Conditional forwarding is another method of resolving external names by forwarding DNS query to another DNS server (or called the Forwarder). Conditional forwarding is different with regular DNS forwarding. In regular DNS forwarding the server will forward all queries that it cannot resolve to the Forwarder, but in conditional forwarding the server will only forward […]
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How to Apply GPO to Computer Group in Active Directory

Group Policy or GPO can be applied to the computer. The most common way to do that is by linking the computer GPO to the computer OU. By default, policy will be enforced to all computers which resides under that OU. If there’s a specific policy only for a few particular computers, then these computers must be […]
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Hide Control Panel Items using Group Policy

The previous article already discussed about completely disable control panel access on a managed Windows computer to harden the security of computer settings. However, this restriction could give bad experience to the end users. Sometimes access to control panel is required for troubleshooting basic problems, but users won’t be able to do that without access […]
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Change Windows Desktop Background Using Group Policy

Group Policy is the center of administration for Microsoft Active Directory (AD) domain service. Administrator can set up specific configuration and policy and enforced them on the targeted users or computers that are member of the domain structure. One of the common practices in an organization or company is using Group Policy is to push […]
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Setup Azure Active Directory PowerShell To Manage Office 365

Office 365 uses Azure Active Directory. For various administrative tasks such as user management, domain management you can use Windows Azure Active Directory PowerShell module. So in this post, I will show steps to setup Azure Active Directory PowerShell to Manage Office 365. Setup Azure Active Directory PowerShell To Manage Office 365 You can install […]
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Change UPN of Domain Users in Active Directory

A UPN is the name of a AD user in an email address format. It is used by domain-joined users to login to their domain-joined computer using their domain user account. UPN is Active Directory username with preceding suffixes of the “@” symbol and followed by name of the domain which the user is associated […]