Windows Folder Redirection
Jun10

Windows Folder Redirection

KB ID 0000467 Dtd¬†10/06/17 Problem Q: What is Folder Redirection? A: Essentially you can take folders that hold things¬†like your “My documents” or your “Favorites” folder, and put them out on a network server, which is¬†great if you want to back that sort of information up for disaster recovery. Q:¬†What’s the difference between this and a roaming / roving profile? A: Folder redirection keeps information on...

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WannaCry – Protect Yourself
May15

WannaCry – Protect Yourself

KB ID 0001311 Dtd 15/05/17 Problem Last Friday, the IT world was hit by another attack, WannaCry is a Ransomware infection, that exploits a hole in the windows SMB Protocol. This hole was patched back in March, (Security update MS17-010) so if your, (windows update supported systems) have updates enabled, you will probably already be protected. Why were big organisations like the NHS hit? Primarily because they have systems that are...

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ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tool) Domain Migration ‚Äď Part 4
May13

ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tool) Domain Migration ‚Äď Part 4

KB ID 0001308 Dtd 17/04/17 Problem On the homeward stretch now, back in Part Three, we migrated service accounts, groups, and users. Now we turn our attention to our machines. Note ADMT 3.2 Only support the migration of Operating Systems up to Windows 7, (that doesn’t mean Windows 8 and Windows 10 wont work, it just means they are not supported). Migrating Windows 8 and 10 throws a lot of security translation errors, because of...

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ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tool) Domain Migration – Part 1
Apr25

ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tool) Domain Migration – Part 1

KB ID 0001305 Dtd 25/04/17 Problem I’ve not used ADMT for ages, I’ve got a domain migration to do soon, so I thought I’d get on the bench and have a reminder. Although ADMT 3.2 was ‘re-jigged’ to support Server 2012 R2, I’m still going to install it on Server 2008 R2. I’ve got a test domain built to migrate from, and a new domain setup ready to migrate into. Old/Source Domain: olddomain.com...

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Windows – Display Memory Modules From Command Line
Mar28

Windows – Display Memory Modules From Command Line

KB ID 0001294 Dtd 28/03/17 Problem This is a handy command I came across this week, If you need to know the hardware memory configuration for a machine, and either don’t want to open the case to take a look, or you are at a different location, (i.e. remote connected onto the¬†machine). How do you do it, without installing some audit software? Solution Simply run the following command; wmic MEMORYCHIP get...

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Can A Domain Trust Another Domain With The Same ‘Root Domain’ Name?
Mar07

Can A Domain Trust Another Domain With The Same ‘Root Domain’ Name?

KB ID 0001288 Dtd 07/03/17 Problem About a month ago I was with a client to do some investigation/consultancy, they were a large company with their head office in the UK and a number of other offices around the world. They had a number of domains and sub domains and wanted to consolidate them all into a new domain. Well that’s all OK, but the UK company has been purchased by a large American company, who were putting a lot of...

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