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MS: Manually use KMS server to license server

Activate a Windows Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, or Server 2012: Open up an Elevated Command Prompt window. For instructions, please see our guide: How To Open an Elevated Command Prompt. In the elevated Command Prompt window, verify that the current directory is C:\Windows\System32. If it is not, type… Continue reading MS: Manually use KMS server to license server

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MS: Resetting vs Changing a password

This should clarify it: Resetting a Password vs. Changing a Password: A password change is a user action, where a user enters a new password for his or her Windows user account. Windows authenticates the user before he or she is allowed to change the password. This means that a user must always first enter… Continue reading MS: Resetting vs Changing a password

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MS: Delegation Wizard to allow support users to join computers to domain (when the computer already exists)

Users cannot join a computer to a domain - when the computer already exists. To resolve the issue in which users cannot join a computer to a domain, follow these steps: Click Start, click Run, type dsa.msc, and then click OK. In the task pane, expand the domain node. Locate and right-click the OU that… Continue reading MS: Delegation Wizard to allow support users to join computers to domain (when the computer already exists)

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MS: Delegation wizard to unlock account

To delegate the right to a group or user: Create the group or user account that you want to have the right to unlock user accounts in Active Directory Users and Computers (for example, Help Desk Admins). Right-click the domain in Active Directory Users and Computers, and then click Delegate Control from the menu that… Continue reading MS: Delegation wizard to unlock account

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MS: GPO to enable auditing

Here's how you do it: Log on using an administrator account. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers tool. Right-click the container holding the domain controller and click Properties. Click the Group Policy tab, and then click Edit to edit the Default Domain Policy. In the Group Policy window, expand Computer Configuration, navigate to Windows… Continue reading MS: GPO to enable auditing

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MS: GPO to delete local user accounts

Getting to grips with the wonder that is GPO Try this to delete local user accounts: Create a new GPO, and go to Computer Config > Preferences > Control Panel Settings > Local Users and Groups. Right click, and choose New > Local User. In the next window, choose Delete as the Action type, and… Continue reading MS: GPO to delete local user accounts

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MS: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer from cmd line

Before you begin I need to mention that we have servers that don't have internet access: So for this reason we download the updates and copy them locally: muauth.cab (Microsoft Web site) wsusscn2.cab (Microsoft Web site) wuredist.cab (http://update.microsoft.com/redist/wuredist.cab) After downloading the files from the Microsoft Web site, copy all files listed above to the following… Continue reading MS: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer from cmd line