Specops Password Reset

In an effort to alleviate the Help Desk from one of the more consistent calls they receive, “I forgot my password”, I have recently helped setup Specops Password Reset. Specops Password Reset software allows end users to reset their Active Directory user accounts through self service secure processes. Administrators control the various Specops settings, and … 

 

Get-Hotfix RPC error resolution

One area that I have been focusing on in Windows Server Administration lately is Powershell (PS). I could go on and on about how great PS, PowerCLI, etc are for Windows and VMware server administration and automation. But for now onto the point of this post… I do like WSUS but I feel that is … 

 

VM customization loop

I recently had a problem with a 2008 VM that would run its customization every time it would boot. Doing some quick research people seemed to think it was a problem with the sysprep directories. C:\\Application Data\Vmware\VMware VirtualCenter\sysprep However this was a 2008 VM and 2k8 doesn’t use those directories on vCenter like XP/2k3/etc during … 

 

Windows 8 Dev Download

In case you missed it, it was announced yesterday that Windows 8 Dev was going to be available for download starting around 11PM Est. I was pretty happy to see that I was actually able to get it before that. While I was expecting the download to be very slow it didn’t take anytime at …