Tuesday, August 25, 2015

How to Use Microsoft Edge With Built-in Administrator Account in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

By Default Microsoft Edge cannot be opened with Built-in Administrator account. You will see following error. 


In order to use Microsoft Edge with Built-in Administrator account do the following steps. 

Open Local security policy or Open the Run Prompt and Type secpol.msc


Under Local Policies -- Security Options -- navigate to “User Account Control Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account“ 


Double click it and Enable, Apply, OK


We need following registry changes as well. Open Run Prompt and type regedit 


Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\UIPI\

Change the Default string key to 0x00000001(1). Click ok.


Restart your Windows 10 or windows Server 2016 Machine Logon with Built-in Administrator account and open Microsoft Edge. 


You will see Edge is working :)



Monday, August 24, 2015

How To Setup and Configure a Domain Controller in Windows Server 2016

In Previous post we have installed Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview on VMware Workstation 11. Now I am going to test Domain Controller setup on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview,

Let's Start.

Click Start button --> All Apps -->> Server Manager.


Click Add Roles and Features


Click Next.


On Installation type page select the first option " Role based or feature based installation" and click next.


On Select Destination Server Page Select the destination server and click Next.


On Next page select "Active Directory Domain Services" and then click "Add Features" and then click Next.



On Select features page click Next.


On "Active Directory Domain Services"  click Next.


On "Confirm Installation Selections" page Check the box "Restart the destination server if required"  anc click "Install" 



After clickingInstall the selected role binaries will be installed on the server



As “Active Directory Domain Services” role binaries have been installed, Now it is time to promote the server to a Domain Controller. Click "Promote server to a domain controller"


On the "Deployment Configuration" page Click "Add new Forest" and specify the Root Domain Name. i.e. mydomain in our case.


On "Domain Controller Options" Page Set Forest and Domain functional level. Set the Restore mode password and click next.


On the Next page you will see "A delegation for this DNS server cannot be created because the authoritative parent zone cannot be found" don't panic, just click next. On Next page it will get NetBIOS name Automatically. Click Next.


Specify the location of the AD related folders and then click next. We left Default.



On next page you can review all Installation Options/Selections. From this page you can copy the script to Run in Windows Power Shell. 



Before the actual install of AD, all prerequisites are checked. If All prerequisite checks are passed successfully then click Install.




After the promotion of the server to a DC finished server restart automatically.
Once the server is back logon  with domain administrator, 




In Server Manager | Tools ,  will notice that following have been installed :
   •   Active Directory Administrative Center
   •   Active Directory Domains and Trusts
   •   Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell
   •   Active Directory Sites and Services
   •   Active Directory Users and Computers
   •   ADSI Edit
   •   DNS
   •   Group Policy Management




Click start --> All Apps --> Windows Administrative tools --> Active Directory Users and Computers. To manage users and Computers in your domain. 



You can play more with Windows Server 2016 Domain Controller to test is deeply.