June 2019

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Demoting a 2008 Domain Controller – Failed to configure the service NETLOGON as requested

Environment Windows Server 2008 R2 Roles installed File and Storage Services Active Directory Domain Controller DNS Problem Today i am trying to demote a Domain Controller and ran into the following error. The operation failed because: Failed to configure the service NETLOGON as requested “The wait operation timed out” Resolution The problem was the servers DNS was pointing to itself using Moving this to another DNS server in the Domain allowed me to complete the demotion.      

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Windows Server 2016 Core – Allow ICMP Through Firewall

This post will show you the steps to allow ICMP through the Firewall The following command will help show the different groups Get-NetFirewallRule | Where { $_.DisplayGroup –Eq “firewall group”} | Format-Table Replace firewall group with with the appropriate management group.  The ones that relate to remote management are: group=”File and Printer Sharing” group=”Remote Service Management” group=”Performance Logs and Alerts” group=”Remote Event Log Management” group=”Remote Scheduled Tasks Management” group=”Remote Volume Management” group=”Remote Desktop” group=”Windows Firewall Remote Management” group=”windows management instrumentation (wmi)” From here i will enter the following Set-NetFirewallRule -Name “FPS-ICMP4-ERQ-In” -Enabled true Set-NetFirewallRule -Name “FPS-ICMP6-ERQ-In” -Enabled true and voila