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Configuring VMware vCSA with Active Directory

Configuring VMware vCSA with Active Directory

I ran into 2 issues while using the vCenter Server Appliance and integrating it with AD and what I found I figured might help some of you in the future. Here goes: Issue 1: vCSA fails to join the AD domain. On the initial deployment of my vCSA I got an error while attempting to join my AD Domain that says “Error: Enabling Active Directory failed”. That’s it… nothing useful… When this happens you can run the process manually and…

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Bulk DNS Update via CSV File

Bulk DNS Update via CSV File

So here is the scenario: All of my DNS static entries are going to get nuked and changed to a completely different IP space (yes, the computers too). However since this is such a massive task and we have minimal time to make the change we would like to complete as much ahead of time as we can. All of my DNS servers are DCs running AD-Integrated Zones. The only way I can think of to do this ahead of…

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