Windows: Change a LAN Interface Networkprofile to private

Hi

when the network profile of a Windows PC is set to public, there are firewall restrictions enabled which could prevent accessing the Computer from network. For example Windows Remoting.

Unfortunately in some cases the profile cannot be switch by the Network Gui(s) of windows.
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Windows: Change Password Utility

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in Active Directory Domain environment you have to frequently change your password.

The default Windows methods usually does not support clipboard operations. So you have to enter your new password two times and depending on your method your old password too šŸ™ .
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Windows: Set permissions on a service

Hi,

when it is necessary that normal user needs the ability to do some operations on a service, such as starting or stopping, multiple ways exists to grant these permissions. Windows has no GUI or (easy to use) command line tool on board to set these access rights. I will show you 3 ways to set them.

  • Sysinternals Process Explorer
  • sc.exe (Service controller)
  • subinacl.exe (The security swiss knife)

For the following examples I will use the OpenVPN Service with its Service Name openvpnservice and assign the start and stop permissions to a user or group. But its the same procedure for all other services.

The easiest way is to use the sysinternals Process Explorer. It provides a graphical user interface butĀ  has the dependency that the service must be in the running state before process explorer is started. If you already have a valid openvpn configuration start the service:

sc start openvpnservice

Then start the process explorer as administrator and locate the openvpn service process openvpnserv.exe.

Openvpn Process

Openvpn Process


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Windows: Change the Volume Serial Number of a partition or volume

Hi,

for some migration scenarios it is nesseccary to set Volume Serial Number of a partition or volume. For example when you moveĀ  a license manager to a new hardware and the licenses are bound to the disk serial.
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