Active Directory Domain Services unable to establish a connection with Global Catalog

As part of my lab setup, I used to run an older physical server which was my Primary Domain Controller and file server. This server also owned all the FSMO roles. In addition to this DC, I also had another virtual DC. All was going well until the hardware finally gave up, and I couldn’t boot the server any more. … Continue reading

Missing RulesKey values when loading the data warehouse database from Microsoft’s Data Migration Assistant

I have been recently working on preparing a migration readiness assessment for a customer’s on-prem SQL servers to Azure. As is often the case, Microsoft provides a variety of tools that help our day-to-day job. In this case, we were using the Database Migration Assistant (DMA). The tool itself does what it says on the can – assesses the SQL databases … Continue reading