Tag: Active Directory

Domain Controller in Safe mode?  Marcos brings the Vet office back online.

Domain Controller in Safe mode? Marcos brings the Vet office back online.

Here is a guest post from my friend Marcos Velez.  He worked out a pretty perplexing issue involving a nonresponsive Domain Controller at his sister’s ... Read More

Centralized policy definitions – Bad idea! … with a remedy.

Centralized policy definitions – Bad idea! … with a remedy.

On several occasion in the past few years (and twice in the past month, probably the result of interest in piloting Windows 10 and/or Office ... Read More

VMware Site Recovery Manager – DNS Stalls for 20 minutes.

Chris Monfet sent over a handy setting for those of us leveraging VMware’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to protect our Active Directory infrastructures. I was ... Read More

TS/RDS User Home Directory policy Explained

TS/RDS User Home Directory policy Explained

Here is a nice write up on Setting Home Directories via group policy by Jacques Bensimon. Since I’ve had to deal with this before, I ... Read More

How to add a Shortcut for all users in a VDI environment via Group Policy Preferences

How to add a Shortcut for all users in a VDI environment via Group Policy Preferences

Jeff Miller was using VMware View 5 with Wyse p20’s and needed the ability for users to disconnect from their desktop rather than just locking ... Read More

Don’t put those DCs on your Shared Storage! (If you are running Hyper-V)

Don’t put those DCs on your Shared Storage! (If you are running Hyper-V)

I had a client call me in a complete panic recently with their entire environment completely down.  It was a real world example of a ... Read More

XenDesktop Agent not registered in Citrix Delivery Services Console

XenDesktop Agent not registered in Citrix Delivery Services Console

There are lots of reasons that a XenDesktop desktop machine would appear as Not Registered in the Citrix Delivery Services Console.  This particular Virtual Machine ... Read More

Missing Active Directory option in Citrix Provisioning Services

Missing Active Directory option in Citrix Provisioning Services

I ran across a pretty puzzling situation earlier last week that I thought I would post about.  I was implementing a fairly straightforward XenDesktop POC ... Read More

Pesky vCenter ADAM Error

Pesky vCenter ADAM Error

Recently on a Windows 2008 R2 vCenter 4.1 build, I ran across a strange error that was flooding my daily health check report. (vCheck5 – ... Read More

Installing vCenter 4.1 in a Windows 2000 Domain

Installing vCenter 4.1 in a Windows 2000 Domain

I finally found some time to begin installing vCenter 4.1 into my new ESXi lab and ran into an error I thought I would share.  ... Read More