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Mar
7
comment Secondary DNS causing problems after AD is shut off
Domain controllers perform functions other than DNS. That is why it stops working when you turn it off. Maybe you should promote a second domain controller?
Mar
7
comment Secondary DNS causing problems after AD is shut off
Maybe you should turn the domain controller back on?
Mar
6
answered How to have a Windows-PC registers it's name on dns server automatically
Mar
2
revised What permssion is needed to read AD attributes?
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Feb
29
answered Health-Check on .NET 4.5 Installation
Feb
28
comment Re-join same computer to Windows domain without domain admin privileges
I can't imagine how that would help anyone restore a computer account domain membership, particularly when there are far easier and simpler methods to achieve the same desired end result.
Feb
28
comment Re-join same computer to Windows domain without domain admin privileges
The "piece" is the LSA shared secret. It isn't possible without restoring system state from backup.
Feb
28
comment Re-join same computer to Windows domain without domain admin privileges
You may want to re-phrase the question, which specifies a clean install. If the computer is restored from backup, and the computer had not changed it's password since the last backup, it should work. In that case, there would be no need to "re-join" the computer to the domain.
Feb
28
comment Re-join same computer to Windows domain without domain admin privileges
There isn't anything stored locally if you reinstall Windows. Also, even if you disjoin the computer from the domain, rejoining would require, at a minimum, to reset the computer account in Active Directory Users and Computers. This is due to the share secret is new and always unique.
Feb
28
comment Re-join same computer to Windows domain without domain admin privileges
No, unless the person performing the activity were the object owner. When a computer is joined to the domain, the owner may be the account that performed the join. In that case, they may be able to do it, but I would not rely on that.
Feb
28
revised Re-join same computer to Windows domain without domain admin privileges
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Feb
28
answered Re-join same computer to Windows domain without domain admin privileges
Feb
25
comment Bitlocker says PIN is incorrect
You need to include the output of manage-bde -status.
Feb
24
comment Single LDAP Query that returns usernames starting with “X” on multiple different containers
1: Limiting our assistance to a flawed approach is unlikely to produce optimal results. There isn't a need to perform this with only one query. You should execute multiple queries for each base dn for cn=x*, and save the results to a file. 2: This isn't a free script or code writing service. You would get better results by at least making an attempt and letting us know what you tried and what isn't working.
Feb
23
comment Is it safe to open an IDE HyperV VHDx as SCSI?
For OS drives, boot from SCSI is relatively new for Hyper-V. It would need to be a Generation 2 VM, and Windows 8 x64/2012 or higher.
Feb
23
comment Is it safe to open an IDE HyperV VHDx as SCSI?
Are any of these operating system drives?
Feb
23
answered Can you change the RDS License Mode from Per Device to Per User without a Session Host?
Feb
23
revised Displaying an Business 2 or Notes field in Outlook contact card company wide?
Fix typooes and gramer
Feb
20
comment Are there any specific tools for troubleshooting Domain Controller & Client connectivity?
> I am led to believe that there could be an issue with firewall settings/dns between the client and dc. Why? You're starting with conjecture right out of the gate, and not even providing a basis for it. It's unlikely that a computer would lose its trust/secure channel due to lack of connectivity for a short period of time. PortQuery provides all the tests needed for a point in time verification of connectivity.
Feb
19
comment Why does RDS login screen vary by user and PC?
Does the file have an entry for redirectsmartcards:i:1?