Rejoin a Computer to Its Domain

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Enterprise computers occasionally lose the secure channel with their domain, for various reasons. To regain the secure channel our helpdesk simply disjoin the workstation/server from the domain, reboots the machine, add the computer to the domain and reboot again. This process is simple, but very tedious, of course you can always try to use Netdom/NLTest command, personally I prefer using the network ID wizard: Under system properties select the computer name tab Click on Network ID...

Local Account Management PowerShell Module

Monday, February 20, 2012

var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; Microsoft PowerShell version 2 is a powerful tool and has many useful cmdlets, nevertheless the absence of account management cmdlets is eminent. Microsoft has published an Active Directory Module with windows 2008 R2, but you must follow this condition :  "If you want to use the Active Directory module in Windows 7 to remotely manage an Active Directory domain, an AD LDS instance or configuration set, or an Active Directory Database Mounting Tool instance, you must have at least one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller in your...

Free-Tool : Ping-Them 1.5 (new Version)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; Ping-them ,originally, was designed to validate computer accounts in Active Directory even though it can be used for testing any given IP Addresses. In this version I added IP Resolving, which enables you not just to ping the target IP , but also to resolve its system name (WINS/DNS). The resolved names will appear under "Ping Results". A new IP list TAB was added, containing the IP list of all target computers. Unreachable targets will be marked in red. You can...

How To : Activate computers on a closed network

Monday, January 2, 2012

var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; I believe that someone at Microsoft thought about us when they invented the new license mechanism. KMS, MAK are the new sheriffs in town, guarding the software piracy.  Key Management Service (KMS) enables organizations to activate computers in a managed environment without connecting to Microsoft individually. Computers running Windows OS/OFFICE (Vista/Server2008/Office2010 and above) activate by connecting to a central Windows computer running the KMS service which connects to Microsoft on their behalf. KMS usage is targeted for managed environments where more than 25 workstations / 5 Server...