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Installing Winforms for all users

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I have a WinForms program up and running that installs from a .MSI using Microsoft Visual Studio …
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Free/Open-Source Self-Service Password Reset tool for Active Directory

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The article explains the process to deploy a Self-Service password reset portal I developed a few years ago. Hopefully, it will prove useful to someone. Any comments, bug reports etc. are welcome...
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I recently passed my Microsoft 70-346 Exam.  As part of my …

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I recently passed my Microsoft 70-346 Exam.  As part of my revision I used Flash Cards that I …
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How do we remove all the applications on a Windows 10 PC's taskbar using GPO?

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How do we remove all the applications on a Windows 10 PC's taskbar using GPO?
GPO settings must apply
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How to use Powershell data from SQL

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Hello,
This is in regards to question asked here:
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Windows domain DNS issues!

byGibo
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Multiple Host A records on the same IP address in domain DNS servers? Is that valid?
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Windows Powershell - What defines a signed script?

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I'm looking to increase the security of my Windows 10 endpoints by restricting the type of …
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Authentication to Linux using Windows AD

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I am wanting to set up our Oracle Linux v7 to authenticate users using our Windows AD.  

Only certain …
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Make a VM server and host part of the domain?

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Until recently, a client has had a single server that had the roles of PDC and file server. This …
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AD Connect connection to DC - receiving error me message

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Hi - I have a single domain and a single Azure/M365 Tenet. I am attempting to install AD connect on …
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On Azure AD connect server- DeltaSync - status , no-start connection. At the connection status tab, Status - failed connection

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Users from on Prem AD is not syncing with 0365
On the Azure AD connect server,  I did a …
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Account lockout policies - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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The following article deals with account lockout policies as you may find in (but not limited to) Windows domains. The issues discussed apply to all Windows domains whose authentication relies on passwords alone (as opposed to multifactor authentication).
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How can I add a domain user to the local admin group on all clients in the domain without wiping out all of the current users in the group

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How can I add a domain user to the local admin group on all clients in the domain without wiping out …
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AD users login process is taking to long

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Dear All,

AD users login process  is taking too long. If i login with local user its loging …
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Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server SP2

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Network Connectivity issue. I can ping the DC which is the SBS 2003 Server by Name and IP Address …
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Domain Controller and Desktop DNS

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I have setup my first Windows Server 2019 with AD and DNS and DHCP.  Everything works fine.  My …
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Active Directory Database, SYSVOL and System State in Windows Domain Controllers

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Should we backup the Active Directory Database, SYSVOL and System State in the domain controllers?

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Need to unlock admin account

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Hello,

I have a Windows 2012 server, I was locked out of the admin account for putting the wrong …

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