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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: Change a LAN Interface Networkprofile to private

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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: 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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VMware: Computer Account is disabled after deploying Windows Clients

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last week I had to deploy 25virtual Windows (XP) Clients an on VMware ESX Cluster. One of the requirements was that the clients must be member of a Windows Active Directory.

After setting up vCenter (copy sysprep) I installed a reference Windows XP vm, convert them to a template and defined a Customization Specification like this:

Initial Customization Specification
Initial Customization Specification

During the cloning process, by using the template with the recently created custom spec, the domain join always fails and the Computer Account was disabled at each try.

Ok, now I tried modify some parameter of the Custom Specification:

  • Changing the Domain from fqdn to the NetBIOS Domain “SUB”
  • Altered the Username to SUB\joinuser or joinuser@SUB or joinuser@sub.domain.org

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