Windows: Join a workgroup or domain from command line

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there are two ways to join or leave a domain. The netdom command or the Powershell Command lets add-computer and remove-computer.
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Windows: Decode Win32 Error codes

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if you have a Windows Errorcode like 0xc000021a and want to decode it to a human readable format you can use certutil.
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Powershell: En- and Decrypt string with AES256

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if you have the requierment to encrypt strings in Powershell the .NET Framework offers some classes for this case. This is a symmetric encryption. Receiver and Sender uses the same Password/Key to en- and decrypt the message.
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Linux: mount.cifs failed with host is down

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due to some security issues (Wannacry) Windows administrators are going to disable the unsecure smb1 protocol.

mount.cifs is using smb1 by default. So when you tried to connect to a Windows machine where smb1 is disabled you get an error: mount error(112): Host is down.
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Windows PE: Disable DPI autoscaling

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if you start an application on Windows PE which is not “compatible” with the Windows Display autoscaling feature the applications forms is shown “deformed”. Fonts does not scale down and are shown bigger then the controls itself.

You can prevent Windows from doing this 🙂
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