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Can I get user passwords from the AD database?

September 13th, 2013 No comments

By default user account passwords are stored as password hash (Hash is
based on one-way encryption, which means you can’t reverse it to get
plaintext).. Read more…

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Tips For Naming OU design considerations.

September 13th, 2013 No comments

The Group Policy architecture is flexible and allows for many types of design. The guiding principle as you design your organizational unit structure should be to create a structure that is easy to manage and troubleshoot. Read more…

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How would you find all users that have not logged on since last month?

September 13th, 2013 No comments

You can use DSQuery user command for this purpose. Read more…

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Group Policy Security Filtering

September 13th, 2013 No comments

You can’t apply GPO’s to groups or users. GPO’s are applied to local
PC’s, sites, domains and OU’s (in that order I might add), but not to
groups or users. Well my faithful reader, you can apply them to groups
and users too, with a little trickery! Read more…

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Publishing Applications with ZAP Files

September 13th, 2013 No comments

Publsihing applications with Group Policy and assigning applications with Group Policy. Both
procedures require applications packaged as MSIs but what if you have an

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How to disable Advanced File Sharing in Windows 7

December 14th, 2012 No comments

You can disable that Sharing Tab using Registry Editor. Note: Before you modify the key, Read more…

netsh – Scripts to change IP settings

December 7th, 2012 No comments

Netsh.exe is a tool an administrator can use to configure and monitor Windows-based computers at a command prompt. With the Netsh.exe tool, you can direct the context commands you enter to the appropriate helper, and the helper then carries out the command. A helper is a Dynamic Link Library (.dll) file that extends the functionality of the Netsh.exe tool by providing configuration, monitoring, and support for one or more services, utilities, or protocols. The helper may also be used to extend other helpers. Read more…

Enable or disable File Sharing with Group Policy

November 5th, 2012 No comments

You can use this procedure to enable or disable a user’s ability to share files within his or her profile. Read more…

Batch file script to map network drive to users

November 5th, 2012 1 comment

A batch file is a text file containing a series of commands intended to be executed by the command interpreter. When a batch file is run, the shell program reads the file and executes its commands, normally line-by-line. Read more…

How to extend Win7′s trial to a full four months

October 29th, 2012 No comments

If you install Windows 7 and don’t enter an installation key, the 30-day activation clock starts. Read more…

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