Windows – Lost / Forgotten Password?
Nov17

Windows – Lost / Forgotten Password?

KB ID 0000755 Problem There are many reasons why you might want to do this, someone has managed to change a user password and that person is not available, you might simply have forgotten it. Or you might have been given a machine, or bought one from ebay that has come without a password. Also there have been a few times when a user has looked me in the eye and said “I’m typing my password in, but it’s not...

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Running Dropbox On Windows Server
Nov08

Running Dropbox On Windows Server

KB ID 0001489 Problem If you are here, you have probably already found out that Dropbox is not supported on Windows Server platforms. You can install it and set it up happily but it stops working and needs to be relaunched all the time (manually). I love dropbox! So much I actually pay for it! I run it on my management server and its handy for copying files up into my test network, so I can appreciate how annoying it is having to...

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Windows Server DHCP Failover
Nov08

Windows Server DHCP Failover

KB ID 0001488 Problem Applicable to: Server 2008/2012/2016/2019 Even though we have had this functionality for a while, I’m still seeing people deploy DHCP scopes (split 80/20) across two servers? You can deploy multiple DHCP servers to serve the SAME DHCP scopes, in either load balanced, or hot standby deployment. Solution I’m assuming you already have one DHCP server setup and, with a working DHCP scope. Here...

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IIS: Move WWWRoot Folder
Nov06

IIS: Move WWWRoot Folder

KB ID 0001487 Problem I migrated an IIS website I use for hosting files this week, and realised I’d forgotten how to relocate the wwwroot directory from it’s default install location on C:\inetpub\wwwroot. Solution Firstly, I’m assuming you have instilled the IIS role and you already have a wwwroot folder on your C: Drive, (in the above location). If so you can simply copy this folder to your new partition/drive (in...

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PowerShell: Bulk Add/Remove Users From Groups
Oct15

PowerShell: Bulk Add/Remove Users From Groups

KB ID 0001475 Problem I had to do this a few weeks ago, so I documented it. I had a list of usernames in a CSV file and I needed to bulk-add them to a security group. Bulk Add Group Users Solution Firstly you will need the usernames (sAMAccountNames) in .csv format like so,  (Note: As a header Im using User-Name.) I’ve saved the file to C:\Temp on my server. Execute the following commands; Import-Module ActiveDirectory ...

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Moving Certificate Services To Another Server
Oct08

Moving Certificate Services To Another Server

KB ID 0001473 Problem If you are retiring a CA Server, or there’s a problem with the server and you want to move Microsoft Certificate eServices to another server, the procedure is pretty straight forward. BE AWARE: We are moving the CA Server, NOT the server name/FQDN, the two things are NOT the same, (you might have called them the same thing!) But a Certificate Authority has a name of its own, and that what we are going to...

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