Category: Windows

Windows Server 2012 R2 Upgrades 0

Windows Server 2012 R2 Upgrades

So I decided to shift all my stuff to a new Windows Server 2012 R2 box instead of the amalgamation of Fedora 18, nginx, haproxy and a Windows Server 2008 R2 server hosting my...

Managed Service Accounts in Windows 2012 0

Managed Service Accounts in Windows 2012

One for the notebook if you tend to use Managed Service Accounts extensively and eventually end up implementing them in a Windows Server 2012 environment. For Windows Server 2012, the Windows PowerShell cmdlets default...

Active Directory Recycle Bin 1

Active Directory Recycle Bin

Windows Server 2008 R2 delivered a new feature called the Active Directory Recycle Bin which offers the ability to restore items deleted from the Active Directory database by restoring them from the Recycle Bin...

TIP: Stop users from adding their own computers to your Windows domain. 1

TIP: Stop users from adding their own computers to your Windows domain.

By default, when a Windows domain is created, users are granted the right to add up to ten workstations to the domain (in to the Computers container) without requiring any other privileges. Obviously this...

Configuring NTP sync on Windows Server 2008 0

Configuring NTP sync on Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042 A little note for myself really but following this also applies to Windows Server 2008 time sources from pool.ntp.org. Don’t forget you will need to open your firewall up to allow the DC...

Getting started with SDDL (Security Descriptor Definition Language) 1

Getting started with SDDL (Security Descriptor Definition Language)

So, you’re attempting to grant some users permission to read the event log on a Windows Server 2003 server and all of a sudden you’re plunged deep in to the world of SDDL and...

Extract all mail enabled groups with PowerShell and ADSI 8

Extract all mail enabled groups with PowerShell and ADSI

I’ve just finished off this first attempt at an actual useful PowerShell script. This should extract all Mail Enabled groups – that’s both security and distribution groups – and present them in a human...

Windows Server 2008 x64 IIS7 random errors and binary corruption with VNC 4 0

Windows Server 2008 x64 IIS7 random errors and binary corruption with VNC 4

My usual process for deploying Windows Server boxes involves the installation of VNC for remote console management. I know Remote Desktop is the best practice way to do this but as they say, old...