Windows 10: Mapping Drives via GPO Script Failing

Some days ago I’ve upgraded some pc’s to Windows 10.
After that we’ve verified that using old-legacy software we cannot get any mapped drive (via GPO Script) using folder/file explorer.
If we link this disk on desktop, and try to use it, we get an error.
The only solution is to enable the “Linked Connections”.
1) In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
2) Right-click Configuration, click New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new registry entry as EnableLinkedConnections.
3) Double-click the EnableLinkedConnections registry entry and type 1 in the Value data field: then click OK.
4) Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

Create a Forest Level Trust between Windows 2008 ADC

TrustIn this post I’ll show how to create trust between two different Forest each of these based on a single Windows 2008 ADC.

Briefly in Windows Active Directory any type trust allows users in one domain to access resources in another domain it can be either one-way or two-way. In a one-way trust, as the name itself it is one way and unidirectional, one domain’s users access another domain’s resources, not the other way around.

Differente in two-way trust: users in both domains may access the other domain’s resources. Continue reading

How to rename a Domain Controller in Windows 2008

In some cases in the real sysadmin world you have to rename an AD Server Hostname. In this post I’ll show all steps involved in this process.

Att.: Domain Controllers configured as a Certificate Authority (CA) cannot be renamed.

Check Active Directory domain and forest functional levels
The domain and forest functional levels must be at least Windows 2003 to change the domanin controller name.
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