Monthly Archives: September 2011

Create Exchange Connector (inter-forest)


I have demonstrated how to built inter-forest trust relationship and migration of user and computer account in previous posts.  This post shows how to create an exchange connector from exchange 2003 sp 2 (assume one server has all the roles) … Continue reading

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Inter-forest Migration prerequisites and preparations


Inter-forest Migration from win2003 to win 2008 R2 forest using ADMT. Prerequisites: Create a user in the source domain with membership of “Domain Admins” & “Enterprise Admins” that would be used throughout the migration. Eg. ent-exchadmin Communication between the old … Continue reading

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Enable AD Recycle-bin for win2008 R2


Following power-shell command to enable Active Directory Recycle Bin feature. Note: process is irreversible. Enable-ADOptionalFeature –Identity ‘CN=Recycle Bin Feature,CN=Optional Features,CN=Directory Service,CN=Windows NT,CN=Services,CN=Configuration, DC=yourdomain,DC=local’ –Scope ForestOrConfigurationSet –Target ‘yourdomain.local’

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Security Translation‎


ADMT tool’s Security Transition Wizard to translate security (SID mapping) between existing system and new (migrated) system so that users can seamlessly access existing resources between systems. Open ADMT tools from AD. Click Select computers from domain, and then click … Continue reading

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View NTFS Permission


Following are few common Windows command line NTFS permission checking tools preinstalled with operating system.  Helpful for files /folders permission auditing, modifications etc. Following Tools works on natively win7, win2003/3008. #icacls Examples: icacls c:\windows\* /save AclFile /T – Will save … Continue reading

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