Transferring FSMO Roles in Windows Server 2008

The five FSMO roles are: Schema Master Domain Naming Master Infrastructure Master Relative ID (RID) Master PDC Emulator The FSMO roles are going to be transferred, using the following three MMC snap-ins : Active Directory Schema snap-in : Will be used to transfer the Schema Master role Active Directory Domains and Trusts…

Do Not Display Last User Name

Windows Server 2008 and SBS 2008 can be configured using a Group Policy (GPO) to clear the last user name from the log on screen. In an environment where there is a lot of computer sharing, “hot desking” or you are just security conscious you may want to clear the…

force background colour with GPO centred wallpaper

The background image is an option already User->Policies->Admin Templates->Desktop->Desktop->Desktop Wallpaper. The desktop color is not however, you'll need to create an ADM file an import it. Here's the file I use: CLASS USER CATEGORY "Desktop" CATEGORY "Custom" KEYNAME "Control PanelColors" POLICY "Background color" EXPLAIN "Allow you to control the background color…