First look at PowerShell 3.0 Active Directory Deployment Cmdlets. Gone is DCPROMO, instead PowerShell!
Excuse me, do you have the time? Well you better if you are a Active Directory administrator. Next to DNS, time synchronization is one of the most important dependency of Active Directory. By default, Active Directory will tolerate a plus or minus of five minutes between the clocks of your network. If the time exceeds five minutes, clients will be unable to authenticate, and replication will not occur between domain controllers.
I spent this past week in Windows Desktop Risk Assesment Program (WDRAP) training which was actually pretty fantastic. If you are a Microsoft Premier customer talk to your TAM about getting one scheduled. A large portion of ours was taught by a Senior PFE Yong Rhee.
Is dcpromo gone for good? Well it is in the latest Windows Developer Edition of Microsoft Server 8. The team at AdminNation.com decided to try and install Active Directory Domain. We noticed right away Dcpromo no longer worked. Instead you are greeted with a message stating: