How To: Find and Remove Inactive Computer Accounts from Active Directory

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Apr 03 2013 | Comments (6)
There are a number of reasons why you may need to find and remove inactive computers from active directory. Test computers and servers that were removed without disconnecting from the domain, or in my case, a computer fleet upgrade. New computers were brought in...

How To: Configure External Time Source for Server 2008 R2

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Jul 15 2012 | Comments (7)
This article explains how to configure your Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Primary Domain Controller to syncronise time with an external time source. Note: In an active directory, all member computers will sync time with the PDC, so you only need to setup...

How To: Access Server 2008 Using a Different DNS Hostname

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Jan 05 2012 | Comments (0)
You may have a situation where you would like to abriviate the name of a computer, or make it more meaningful when connecting to file or print shares. e.g: from \\big-long-svr-name to \\shortname To do this, you can setup a new DNS A record or CNAME in your...