Category Archives: Active Directory

ActiveDirectory: Determine the kms activation server by DNS

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to determine the KMS, the server to activate Windows installations, you can query the DNS by nslookup.
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Windows: Set Machine certificate as Remote Desktop Certificate

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if a Windows computer is member of a domain and the certificate autoenrollment is in place then you can use the machine certificate provided by the active directory as the RDP TLS certificate.
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Windows: Active directory from command line

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this post contains command line example for querying the Active Directory using the ds* command family. The ds* commands are part of the Remote Administration Tools (RSAT)
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Samba: Join an additional Domain Controller to Samba Active Directory

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These steps describes to join an additional Domain Controller to your previously builted Active Directory. Also first ensure you have a timeserver running in your network. If not I described to install and configure ntp for Linux in this post. ntpd can run on the same machine as samba.
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Samba: Setup an Active Directory









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unfortunately Microsoft has deceided to discontinue its Small Buisiness Server and for small environments you not really want to buy an Windows Server and install them as an Active Directory Domain Controller. When Microsofts Cloud isn’t also an option then you can use Samba :-).
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