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Using DCPromo to Promote AD Domain Controllers

The DCPROMO console utility is used on Windows Server to install the ADDS (Active Directory Domain Services) role, promoting a member server to the AD domain controller or demoting it. dcpromo /unattend[:filename] /adv /uninstallBinaries /CreateDCAccount /UseExistingAccount:Attach [:{Promotion | CreateDcAccount | UseExistingAccount | Demotion}] /?:Promotion, /?:CreateDCAccount, /?:UseExistingAccount, and /?:Demotion Dcpromo

Windows Backup using Wbadmin

The wbadmin.exe utility is a command line tool that allows you to create the system state backup or to backup individual drives, directories (and files) and restore data from such a backup. The wbadmin tool can be used to automate backups in all modern Windows versions (before Windows Vista,

RDP error: This computer can’t connect to the remote computer

Let’s try to figure out how to fix an RDP connection error This computer can’t connect to the remote computer, which occurring when you are trying to connect to a remote computer or Remote Desktop Server (RDS) using the RDP client. The problem looks like this: when you are

Using Schtasks.exe to Manage Schedule Tasks in Windows

The Schtasks.exe utility is used to manage Windows Task Scheduler jobs from the command line. You can use Schtasks.exe to view, run, create, delete or stop the Windows schedule tasks on a local or remote computer. With Schtasks.exe, you can perform all the same actions with the tasks that

VMware ESXi: Shared Disk Between VMs

In some cases (as a rule in clustering scenarios) it may be necessary to share the same disk (vmdk or RMD) between 2 (or more) virtual machines (VMs) on VMWare ESXi. The most optimal way is to use the vmdk disk physically located on the shared storage or locally

Sysprep Windows 10 Machine: Step by Step Guide

In this guide we will show you how to use PowerShell and Windows System Preparation Tool (sysprep) to prepare a highly customized, personal Windows 10 install image. What is Sysprep? Let me remind you, that the Sysprep.exe utility is used to prepare the reference image and its depersonalization. Sysprep

Add Calendar Permissions in Office 365 via PowerShell

This is a tutorial on how to add calendar permissions in Office 365 for your users via PowerShell. You can add the permissions on a specific user’s mailbox, or you can add it onto a AD security group. By default, Exchange (and Office 365) users can’t view messages or

Fix Trust relationship failed issue without domain rejoining

In this article we will discuss the causes of Trust relationship failed error and some solutions on how to restore secure channel between the workstation and the Active Directory domain. In what case we can get this error? For example, when user is trying to login to workstation or

MS Office 2019/2016 KMS Activation

Following the recent release of the Microsoft Office 2019 final RTM version, corporate customers can initiate their migration to a new MS Office platform. This article will discuss the features of MS Office KMS activation (this guide applicable to the volume editions of Office 2019 and 2016, including Project

Activate Windows with KMS server

If you’ve installed your Windows with a MAK product key and now want to change it to KMS or installed a clean OS (never activated), and need to activate you Windows copy on corporate KMS server, this guide will definitely help you. The Difference Between MAK and KMS Keys Microsoft