Category Archives: Active Directory

Security policies were propagated with warning. 0x534 : No mapping between account names and security IDs was done.

Security policies were propagated with warning. 0x534 : No mapping between account names and security IDs was done. Advanced help for this problem is available on http://support.microsoft.com. Query for “troubleshooting 1202 events”. Error 0x534 occurs when a user account in one or more Group Policy objects (GPOs) could not be resolved to a SID. This… Read More »

No more connections can be made – when joining domain

Check time on DC and workstation is within 5mins 😉 Also… One additional thing I found very handy was the ability to join the domain using a specific server. The best way I found to do this in our situation was with powershell. All systems were Windows 7. Open powershell Type add-computer -? Specifically: “add-computer… Read More »

Group Policy installation failed error 1274

You’re seeing the dreaded scourge of asynchronous policy processing. It’s not a “feature” (and was default-off in Windows 2000 but default-on in Windows XP and above) and causes exactly what you’re seeing– non-deterministic behavior with processing some types of GPO settings. In a GPO that applies to that computer, add the following setting: Computer Settings Administrative Templates… Read More »

Active Directory Tools

A flexible Active Directory reporting tool with over 170 built in reports as well as the option to create your own With more flexability than other Active Directory reporting tools and a modern user friendly interface, AD Info lets you easily query your Active Directory domain for the information you need. Use one of the… Read More »

Group Policy administration for Windows 7 in a 2003 Domain

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d Download Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) 1. On a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows 7 with SP1, download the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with SP1 package from the Microsoft Download Center. 2. Open the folder into which the package downloaded, double-click… Read More »

Syntax to Exclude Directories in Roaming Profiles

GPO Exclude DirectoriesIn Windows 2003 (2000 and 2008) you can use group policies to manage users and computer settings. Most companies have servers where all the data is saved and users should not save any data locally. A lot of companies also use roaming profiles so users can basically sit anywhere and have their data… Read More »