Domain Controller promotion stops responding

Whilst promoting a Windows 2012R2 server to a domain controller it got as far as 'Replicating the schema directory partition' and then nothing else happened. Now, this server has NetBios over TCPIP disabled which was causing the above problem.  The quick answer to this is to use the long version of the username when entering … Continue reading Domain Controller promotion stops responding

New Child Domain – Server Core and PowerShell

All of my domain controllers are now server core unless someone can give me a very good reason to install Windows with a GUI, so far no one has given me a good enough reason. When deploying a new child domain this means we can now use some PowerShell goodness to create our new child … Continue reading New Child Domain – Server Core and PowerShell