Category: Server

Configuring Time Settings on Domain Controllers

Active Directory relies on accurate time settings on all member servers, Domain Controllers, and domain-joined workstations. When time settings are misconfigured, multiple critical Active Directory services such as replication and Kerberos authentication will fail bringing the entire Active Directory infrastructure to its knees. 1. In Active Directory, we use the Windows Time service for clock synchronization: W32Time 2. All member machines synchronizes with any Domain Controller 3. In a domain,…

Windows Server 2016

Since the reveal of Technical Preview 4 in November 2015, the anticipation and excitement surrounding the official release of Windows Server 2016 is growing throughout the IT world. While no firm date has been officially announced at this time, rumors abound of a General Release date at some point in Q3 2016. Spiceworks has already identified the features IT pros are most looking forward to in Windows Server 2016 as…