When a domain controller in your environment goes down hard and cannot be brought back online, you may need to forcefully demote it from its Active Directory domain. The following step-by-step will walk you through safely demoting a domain controller that cannot be brought back online.
Overview Read-only domain controllers are ideal in remote location where system security cannot be guarenteed. They allow the remote site to have local authentication point, without storing vulnerable data about every object in the domain. The only information stored on a read-only domain controller is that of users and computers it has been authorized to […]
Knowing the Active Directory Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password is critical for restoring Active Directory objects and domains. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to reset it on a domain controller, in the event it is lost or just needs to be changed.