Author: Danny Guillory Jr

Transfer Server Roles (from 2008 x64 to 2008 R2)

Got a call today from a customer that wanted to phase out an old server. There’s a physical box that’s old as dirt. So they have a virtual setup and I built a domain controller on it and joined it to the domain… There is a video below but I will roughly go through the steps… I loaded the ISO of Server 2008 R2 as CD/DVD Existing Server (Server 2008 X64) Open CMD Prompt C:\Users\Administ...

Who’s the Primary (Find the Primary DC)

  If you have a environment with a lot of Domain Controller’s are just want to know which one is the primary… You can run the below command to find who’s the primary dc nltest /dclist: danny.local this command will list all DC’s in a environment and accent the Primary DC with [PDC] as you can see from the cmd line below. nltest /dcname: danny the below command will list only the p...

Adding Applications to MDT 2010

I have been doing a lot of MDT work over the past few months and I decided to blog it. I am sure there is someone out there these blogs could help out. So, as the title says. Adding an application to MDT 2010. Adding an application to MDT 2010 is not complicated at all. In this blog I will demonstrate how to install a exe. First off lets identify the application we will be installing and that will...

Update Windows Server 2000 to 2003 w/ Exchange 2000

In this article we will update a Primary Domain Controller with windows 2000 and a Exchange 2000 Server to Windows 2003 and Exchange 2003 Setup: VMware Workstation with: 1 Windows 2000 Server (Primary Domain Controller) SP 4 Is installed 1 Windows 2000 Server (Exchange 2000 Server) SP 3 is Installed 1 Windows XP Pro Workstation (Outlook 2003 Installed) Primary Domain Controller Exchange Server So ...

Group Policy & WMI Filtering

WMI Filtering (Targeting Specific Operating Systems) So I have been using Group Policy for several years now and I figured I would start Blogging about things I think would be helpful to others. I am currently migrating a group from Server 2000 infrastructure to a brand new 2008 R2 domain. yes that a mouth full but in the article I am going to focus on the Migration from Script Logic to Group Poli...

Updating Group Policy Central Store

In this blog we will go through the  process of updating the group policy central store to the latest version of the .admx/.adml files. I see organizations all the time that don’t have the latest updated GPO files. I updated my orgs GPO store and decided to document it for others that may have outdated files also. So if you follow the steps below you should be updated with “0” issues after...