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AD Interview Questions

What is Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM)?

Microsoft Identity Manager Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 binds Microsoft’s identity and access management solutions together by seamlessly bridging multiple on-premises authentication stores like Active Directory, LDAP, Oracle, and other applications with Azure Active Directory. This provides consistent experiences to on-premises LOB applications and SaaS solutions. Microsoft Identity Manager helps you resolve issues by providing self-service… Read More »

What is AD FS?

Active Directory Federation Services Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is developed by Microsoft which run on Windows Server operating systems to provide users with single sign-on access to systems and applications located across extranet. It uses a claims-based access-control authorization model to maintain application security and to implement federated identity. Claims-based authentication involves authenticating… Read More »

GPO Modeling and GPO Results

GPO Modeling and GPO Results in the GPMC GPO Modeling Group Policy modeling is a great tool for troubleshooting Group Policy settings and testing GPOs before they are applied with Windows Server 2008. To perform Group Policy simulations, an administrator can use Group Policy Modeling, available in the GPMC. Group Policy Modeling is the equivalent of… Read More »

Item-Level Targeting with Group Policy Preferences

Item-Level Targeting with Group Policy Preferences Item-level targeting is a one of the feature of Group Policy preferences that allows preference settings to be applied to individual users and/or computers within the scope of the Group Policy Object (GPO) that contains the preferences. Policy settings can also be filtered, but there are several important differences… Read More »

Adprep Command in Active Directory

Adprep Commandline Tool in Active Directory Adprep Command is used to extends the AD schema and updates permissions as necessary to prepare a forest and domain for a domain controller that runs the Windows Server operating systems. Its a command-line tool that is available on the Windows Server 2008 installation disc in the \sources\adprep folder, and it… Read More »

Infrastructure Master and Global Catalog

Why global catalog server will not be on the same infrastructure master role dc? As a general rule, the infrastructure master should be located on a nonglobal catalog server that has a direct connection object to some global catalog in the forest, preferably in the same Active Directory site. Because the global catalog server holds… Read More »

AD Replication failed with Error Target principal name is incorrect

Active Directory Replication Getting Failed with Error Target principal name is incorrect If you have issue with the computer account of the domain controller, then you may receive target principal name is incorrect or access denied error while the time of replication. To check the computer account run the below command from affected domain controller… Read More »

Understanding AD Replication Between Sites

Understanding Active Directory Replication Between Sites Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) handles replication between sites, or intersite replication, differently than replication within sites because bandwidth between sites is usually limited. The Active Directory Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC) builds the intersite replication topology using a least-cost spanning tree design. Intersite replication is optimized for bandwidth… Read More »