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Active Directory Weak Password Audit

Active Directory Password Audit for Geeks & Freaks

Humans, though they may be slow but they are expert at beating all kinds of smart systems eventually : ). IMO, users like to keep simple to remember and yet complex passwords. As a security ninja with star darts, of your organization, the last thing that you want to happen would be a user account getting compromised because he kept his password as “Password21”

You may have complex active directory password policy enabled along with minimum password length, bad password count, account lockout duration, and conservative security practices, etc. and yet you may fail Active Directory Password Audit for weak passwords.

This is where Active Directory audit for weak passwords helps and implement security measures that discourage or even disallow use of easily guessable complex passwords.

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Fix limited access and no internet connectivity in Windows 7

Ever seen “limited access and no internet connectivity” dialog box?

I noticed that we were getting “connection was unsuccessful and limited connectivity” message whenever we connect to wireless.

No matter which wireless network we tried, internal, external, home, 3G/4G, hotspot the problem remained.

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials – There was an issue configuring the integration

One of my clients called me up and informed that they are facing issue with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essential integration with Azure Active Directory and Office 365.

They were getting “There was an issue configuring the integration” with Azure AD and Office 365

There was an issue configuring the integration

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Step by Step Install Office 365 on Remote Desktop Server

Installing Office 365 on Remote Desktop Server Server is relatively straight forward process.

You would need to use Office 2016 Deployment tools to install Office 365.

Download Office 2016 Deployment Tools

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117

Run the Installer and Extract files.

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Access Windows File Server with Alternate Names

You have a fancy name for Windows File Server and you thought, why not use a fancier name for the File Server. You went to the DNS and created a cname record, let say rgnfileserver.alivebits.com.

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What ! You don’t have permissions to access this folder

If you have permissioned your folders the right way and now trying to access the folders, you may notice the prompt

You can launch an elevated CMD prompt and browse to the directory without any issues.

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