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Windows: Change Password Utility

Hi,

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 🙁 .
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Apache: Protect a folder by a password, but one file is for public access

Hi,

let us assume you want to protect a whole directory by password and but one file must be readable for public access. This can easily be done by a .htaccess file.

For example: Who want to trotect the folder /var/www/html and only the file public.html should be readable without a password.
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Apache: Protect just one file in a directory by password

Hi,

these are the steps to protect a single file in a directoy by a password.

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Windows: Recover lost passwords from memory

Hi,

if a User is logged on and forget it’s password you can dump to lsa process and recover the password from a dump file.

Two tools are needed:

  • Microsoft’s sysinternals procdump
  • mimikatz. A tool to play with windows security. Take care when download precompiled binaries. Better get the source code from github and compile it yourself.  Its very easy

Lets start. Login as a User with administrator permissions and dump the lsass process
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VMware: Computer Account is disabled after deploying Windows Clients

Hello,

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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