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Missing SYSVOL & NETLOGON after domain controller promotion

Recently I found an issue with a newly promoted domain controller missing the SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares. Most of the cases it would also be a new domain controller for an existing or new forest. In most cases, you would need to update the flag below. Open Regedit Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters Set SysVolReady  from 0 to […]

Get All DCs in the Entire Forest

Getting a know a new environment for a new client and I a quickly needed information about all domain controllers in the entire forest. Wrote a small little script to provide me all the information I needed:


NSLookup still showing IP of demoted Domain Controller

So had an interesting issue today where a Domain Controller (DC) was demoted yet the IP of the demoted DC was still showing up when running nslookup internaldomain.local Demoted DC: MWDC04 / IP: I had done the metadata cleanup and tried many suggestions when googling the subject. To my surprise none of the solutions I […]

“Host SMBus controller not enabled!”

CentOS guest instances in VMware sometimes come up with the boot error message:

This error is being caused because VMware doesn’t actually provide that level interface for CPU access, but Ubuntu try to load the kernel module anyway. How to fix it:

add the line:

Reboot. NOTE: for older versions use blacklist i2c_piix4 […]

Mohammed Wasay

Dallas based Design Technologist & Hybrid Developer