Issue Statement: Unable to create CrossRef object for Child.Contoso.local in configuration partition of Contoso.local domain. Error: Operation failed. Error code: 0x2071 An attempt was made to add an object to the directory with a name that is already in use. Environment Detials: Forest 1 : Contoso.local Forest 2 : Child.Contoso.local Cause: The nCname attribute value […]

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Issue Statement: Intermittently getting Schannel Error Event 36888: A fatal alert was generated and sent to the remote endpoint. This may result in termination of the connection. The TLS protocol defined fatal error code is 20. The Windows SChannel error state is 960. Cause: Cipher suite being used was TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384. There are some known issues […]

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Problem Statement: System time on Domain Controllers and Domain Clients is out of sync. Cause: Registry entries for W32time service were not configured properly. Resolution Recommended registry settings for W32Time Service: o On PDC, • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32time\Config – AnnounceFlag = 5 • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32time\Config – MaxPollInterval = 10 (2^10 = 1024s) • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32time\Config – MinPollInterval = 6 […]

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Issue Definition: Unable to Delegate Control on User’s SPN attribute as the Read ServicePrincipalName and Write ServicePrincipalName properties are not visible for user accounts while setting up permissions. Cause: These are the filtered properties of user objects and not visible by default. Resolution In order to make these attributes visible, you need to perform following […]

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Issue Definition: Getting following error while trying to edit Windows Firewall with Advanced Security policy settings in the GPO on PDC. Error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. Status: The rule was parsed successfully from the store. Cause Handles on group policy folder in SYSVOL by multiple […]

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Problem Description: How to migrate NIS Server from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2? Solution: if there is only one NIS Server in your environment, make sure you follow the procedure mentioned below: Promote another server as NIS Subordinate Server. Convert that into Master NIS Server. Start the migration process on the original […]

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Problem Description: Getting an internal server error 500 while trying to access NDES sites – MSCEP and MSCEP_Admin.   Cause: Private keys were not available.   Resolution: Problem started after renewing the certificates on NDES Server enrolled using “Exchange Enrollment Agent (Offline request)” and “CEP Encryption” templates. Tried to verify permissions on private keys (Open Certlm.msc […]

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Problem description: Unable to join Workstation to Domain: cloud365.local, failing with error: The following error occurred attempting to join the domain “cloud365.local”: Unable to load the specified offline registry hive. Please ensure you have access to the specified path location and permissions to modify its contents. Running as an elevated administrator may be required. Cause: […]

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Problem Description: Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain controller is failing to boot. Error: STOP: c00002e2 Directory Services could not start because of the following error: The specified procedure could not be found Error status: 0xc000007a. Cause: Missing parameters, diagnostics and RID Values keys underneath hklm\system\ccs\services\ntds\ Resolution: Replace SYSTEM Registry hive in C:\Windows\System32\Config\SYSTEM with C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback\SYSTEM. To […]

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