with the October 2022 update kb5020276 Microsoft has hardened the security for re-using a domains computerobject.
A re-jojn fails if the user has not the appropriate permissions. The error message: Re-using the account was blocked by security policy occurs.
Continue reading Windows: Unable to join domain: Re-using the account was blocked by security policy.
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to get and the network access type and the network category use the powershell commandlets Continue reading Windows: Get, set or change the network access type or network category
the vCenter GUI offers the ability to add an identity provider like Microsoft AD. In some cases this won’t work. For example if you are not a domain admin and you have to specify in which organisation unit the computer object should created. The computerobject should not exists. Delete an already exiting object, it would be created during the join process!
Continue reading VMware vSphere: Join a vCenter VCSA Appliance to an Active directory domain by command line
to determine the KMS, the server to activate Windows installations, you can query the DNS by nslookup.
Continue reading ActiveDirectory: Determine the kms activation server by DNS
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.
Continue reading Windows: Change a LAN Interface Networkprofile to private