Active Directory: secure passwords with Lithnet Password Protection for Active Directory

In this tutorial, I will tell you how to harden password security with Lithnet Password Protection for Active Directory. Lithnet Password Protection for Active Directory is a free utility that installs on domain controllers, which will allow us to increase password security with: Create a forbidden password dictionary, also taking into account the replacement of …

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Add a DNS zone on Windows Server

In this “how to” tutorial, I will show you how to add a DNS zone on a Windows DNS server. Open the DNS console On a server where the DNS role is installed, open the DNS Manager administrative console. Add a DNS zone in direct lookup zones In the left panel, right-click on Direct search …

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Windows Server 2022: Installation of an Active Directory domain controller

In this first tutorial dedicated to Windows Server 2022, I will show you how to install an Active Directory domain controller. Si vous débutez avec les services Active Directory, je vous invite à suivre le cours j’ai créé avant : In this tutorial, here is what we will see: Installing the Active Directory Domain Services …

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KB5005033: Allow non-administrators to install printer drivers

To fight against the flaws that affect the print spooler on Windows, the KB5005033 of August 2021, modifies the behavior of Windows 10 by requesting the administrator rights for the installation and the update of the print drivers. The changes proposed in this article bypass the KB related blockage, which again exposes your system. It …

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GPO: installation of definitions for Office

Through this article, I will show you how to set up the necessary files to set up Office 2016 using GPOs in an Active Directory environment. It is possible to add settings to the Group Policy system by adding ADMX and ADML files. The explanations below can be applied to any definitions you may download …

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Rename an Active Directory domain

The following procedure shows you how to rename an Active Directory domain. 1. Open a command window in “administrator” mode and enter the following command which will generate a Domainlist.xml file : 2. Edit the xml file, changing your old domain to the new one: In the file, I modified rdr-it.intra to rdr-it.com. 3. Enter …

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Active Directory: Copy Group Policy – GPO

In this tutorial, I will explain how to copy / duplicate / clone a Group Policy (GPO). To do this, you have two solutions, either go through the GUI and the Group Policy Management console or use PowerShell. I’ll show you both, then it’s up to you to choose which one is right for you. …

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Update Group Policy Definitions – ADMX

In this tutorial, I’ll explain why and how to update Group Policy Definitions (GPOs) in an Active Directory environment. Before explaining how to do this, we will see why to update the files, for understanding I will start from an example. You are in an Active Directory environment which is composed of 2 Windows Server …

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