Today I’ve made a decision. Weeks ago, I have changed the default language of the operating system of my Domain Controller from German to English. It worked great. But now, I found […]
PowerShell: Configuring Fine Grained Password Policies (PSO)
Since Windows Server 2008, Domain Administrators are able to configure password polices per user and per group. This article shows how to set up password policies (Password Setting Objects) with PowerShell.
PowerShell: Enable Remote Desktop on multiple Servers remotely (Bulk)
In this article I show how to activate Remote Desktop on multiple server systems in an active directory environment by using Windows PowerShell. In large environments, it might be necessary to enable […]
PowerShell: Changing Active Directory user logon names (Bulk)
Active Directory users log on to the domain with their logon names and password. But what are the rules for assigning usernames? g.surname? surname? gsurname? What are the naming conventions? This article looks for and modifies users who do not meet the naming convention.
PowerShell: How to automatically restart applications when they were closed
If you want an application always started and available then this article is for you. Sometimes an application is mistakenly closed by the user. This article shows a step-by-step scenario how to […]
Dummy Files mit fsutil erstellen
Ein Dummyfile ist eine Datei mit beliebiger Größe. Ich verwende diese Dateien häufig als “Platzhalter”. Läuft die Festplatte voll, dann lösche ich die Dummydatei und habe wieder “Luft”.
Securing Active Directory: Who can add computers to the domain? Only the domain admin?
“Only Domain administrators can add computers to the domain.” I can’t count how often I have heared these words. But when installing a new domain, a counter is configured and this counter allows each domain user to add up to 10 computers to the domain. This is the default setting.
PowerShell: Using Restart-Computer to restart your Computer and Remote Computers
For restarting your computer, you can simply click the Start Button and afterwards On/Off. In this article it’s all about Windows PowerShell, so we focus on two commands: Restart-Computer and Stop-Computer.
Ping: Request timed out vs. Destination Host unreachable
Often executed – often not well interpreted. What is Ping? Ping is the network troubleshooting tool No. 1. Ping sends ICMP packets to an IP device. In the hope that the remote device responds. But what does the error code request timed out mean? And what means destination host is unreachable?
Active Directory: Configuring Roaming Profiles using GUI or PowerShell
By configuring Roaming Profiles, the user is able to use it’s familiar desktop on any computer in the domain. In this article i describe how to configure roaming profiles with the graphical user interface and with PowerShell.
How to enable Remote Desktop and establish a Remote Desktop Session (Windows 10 / Windows Server)
This article shows how to enable Remote Desktop on Windows Server systems and Windows 10, and how to establish a remote desktop connection. Do you remember the administrators, who ran from one system to another?
Active Directory: Installing and Configuring Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)
This step-by-step guide demonstrates how LAPS can be integrated in an Active Directory domain. Passwords in an Active Directory domain are stored centrally. But what about the local account of the administrator? Many use the same password on all computers. A nightmare in terms of IT security. LAPS stores local administrator passwords centrally for all domain computers.
Configuring Group Policies using Windows PowerShell
In this blog post I am going to describe how to use PowerShell to administer Group Polices in your Active Directory environment. Group Polices control the environment of users and computers. But […]
Use PowerShell to create compressed ZIP files
With PowerShell 5.0 two new commands are introduced: Compress-Archive and Expand- Archive. Both commands can – like WinZip or 7-Zip – compress and decompress data.
Utilman.exe and the Security Concern (Administering the system without logging in)
On every windows system there is a small but useful feature called Ease of access. If you want a high-contrast theme, optimized visual display or closed captions, then “Ease of access” is your […]