Category Archives: Active Directory

Automating Wireless SSID transition

I was involved once in transition an enterprise around 300+ users using wireless access-points to connect to the corporate network, it was a bit of a challenge but it was a very good experience nevertheless, I’ve used a mix of Active Directory GPO’s  and scripts to accomplish this and here are the steps (I’ve done… Read More »

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PC Reuse for VDI with Lockdown Policies

Almost on every VDI implementation you’ll be asked to configure the old desktops to be reused as Thin Clients or Terminals as I like to call them (the word Terminal is just more geeky I guess ;-)). Anyway, reading the hereunder will aid you in getting your Windows 7 PCs ready to be some how… Read More »

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Logon Policy Script (Active Directory w/ Powershell)

Recently I’ve been involved in a project which included writing a script to configure a log-on policy to accept or deny some sort of a disclaimer. The script hereunder specifically gives the use a policy to read and if the user approves it then he will be able to continue, otherwise he will be logged… Read More »

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Windows 2012 ICT via PowerShell

Well, since Windows 2k12 was released I kind of missed the Windows 2k8 ICT (Initial Configuration Tasks) which was straight forward to do the basic and most important things when setting up a box, especially when I am doing labs or proof of concepts. SO! I decided to write a script that would cover that… Read More »

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Windows Server 2008 Cluster: Troubleshooting or shooting yourself?

On a very quiet afternoon, I got this case which said “Problem with Cluster staying offline!”. Usually when I receive a ticket I’m optimistic but when it comes to Windows Cluster services I’m a bit agitated yet nevertheless excited to delve it and resolve the issue. Thankfully Windows Server 2008 Clustering is more stable than… Read More »

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Upgrade an Exchange 2010 DAG to SP2

In this post I will explaining on how to successfully upgrade your Exchange 2010 DAG members to SP2 knowing that this procedure can be used to perform any later roll-ups or upgrades what so ever. A couple of points that I’d like to treat seriously before doing any major change in my infrastructure which is… Read More »

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Publishing Keyboard Layouts for Users on XenApp 6.5 / XenDesktop Application VDA

Lately I had to configure this setup at site that had XenApp 6.5 installed, but the problem was that I had so many different users with different nationalities that I couldn’t resolve it using Active Directory GPO or else I’ll have to create GPO’s based on nationalities and that’s havoc to a system administrator. If… Read More »

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