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 […]


Disable Autodiscover SCP Lookup using Windows Registry

In Microsoft Exchange environment, Autodiscover is a key feature that allows Outlook clients to discover their mailbox automatically while creating Outlook profile. AutoDiscover endpoint is created in Active Directory for each CAS (Client Access Server) installed in the environment. Domain joined clients will use SCP entries of the Active Directory to locate the AutoDiscover URL. In some […]


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 […]