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Allowing users to control third party services via Group Policy

Preamble So you have an Active Directory domain and you’ve installed certain services on certain computers. Now you want to allow certain non-admin users to control these services, but for obvious reasons you definitely don’t want to grant them with admin rights. You can do this OOB via Group Policy as long as this is […]

Fixing SYSVOL replication on Windows Server 2012 R2

Replication can get broken for various reasons. One vivid symptom is when you’re unable to run gpupdate because it complains about access errors. In this case, you can check the SYSVOL share on your DCs, e.g. if there’s a mismatch between dc1\SYSVOL\domain.name\Policies and dc2\SYSVOL\domain.name\Policies, it means that replication is broken. The SYSVOL where the number […]