If you only have one domain admin account set up in a Windows Server domain running in an Azure VM, you might be left struggling to enter a new password when the current one expires. In this Ask the Admin, I’ll show you how to reset a domain account password using an Azure VM extension.
Aidan Finn discusses what the recent GA of system state protection by Azure Backup means for you and shows how to add system state to MARS agent backup policy.
This guide will show you how to deploy an Azure virtual machine as a domain controller (DC).
Russell Smith walks us through improvements to his script used for automating domain controller deployment in Microsoft Azure.
In this how-to article, Russell Smith shows us how to use PowerShell to view, transfer and seize Active Directory FSMO roles.
You got lab needs, we got a solution. In this Ask an Admin, create a virtual network in Windows Azure to set up a lab environment for Active Directory.
In part 2 of this series, learn to provision a VM in Windows Azure with a persistent IP address, configure AD DS, and promote a server to a DC.
Learn to about IP addressing and create virtual networks in part one of this new series on installing a Windows Server 2012 R2 DC in Windows Azure.
Remember, by default LDAP communications aren’t secure. Learn to enable secure LDAP on Windows Server 2008/2012 DCs in part one of a two-part series.
Server Core excels as an Active Directory Domain Controller. This article will guide you through creating a DC with Windows 2012 Server Core.
Learn to wield the dcidiag.exe tool like a pro! Discover how to use check a DC configuration with the DCDiag tool in this Ask an Admin column.
Promoting a server to domain controller is a common task for Active Directory admins. Learn how using both the GUI and PowerShell in this tutorial.
Whether you’re looking to take advantage of Dynamic Access Control, begin virtualizing your Active Directory infrastructure, or start using one of the other amazing features that Windows Server 2012 Active Directory offers, it all begins with getting a Windows Server 2012 added as a domain controller. Read on to learn how.