Join Computer to AD

Join Computer to AD

Since Windows 2000, a user of a domain can be enter up to 10 machines on the domain. When joining to the domain, a login and password is requested. It will be sufficient for a user to enter his username and password. He will be able to do the same for 9 other stations.

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WinPE on USB key

WinPE on USB key

It is convenient to have a USb key bootable with WinPE as well as all these tools. This to be able to very simply troubleshoot a workstation / server without the need to bring a cd.

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Virtualization in Windows 8

Virtualization in Windows 8

Microsoft has confirmed the presence of Hyper V in its new OS “Windows 8”. It will now be possible to create, add and manage virtual machines.

The hypervisor interface will be similar to the one currently found on Windows Server 2008 R2. By default, the system will offer dynamic RAM allocation (the virtual machine will call RAM as needed), but it will be possible to reallocate it manually, hot (without interrupting the virtual machine).

Virtualization in Windows 8
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Modify UI language

Modify UI language

A very interesting feature of Windows 7 is the possibility to change the language of the interface. Unfortunately not all versions are compatible, you will need to have an Ultimate or Enterprise version to benefit from it.

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GpoTool

GpoTool

Gpo’s are replicated by two systems : AD replication (GPC, the GPO console) and file system replication (GPT contained in SYSVOL, the different components configured). It happens nevertheless that the AD replication goes badly, so we will have a difference between the GPC and the GPT.

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Windows ADK

Windows ADK

It is difficult to talk about deployment without saying the word WAIK. This tool allows us to use tools such as Imagex but above all allows us to create a custom WinPE image.

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WDS automated

WDS automated

Since Windows Server 2003 SP2, we have a great tool at our disposal: the Windows Deployment Service.

This allows us to deploy WIM images. It can be interesting to deploy an OS automatically. This is possible with WDS (Windows deployment service) using response files.

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Configure MDT for send email

Configure MDT for send email

Using an automated script, it is possible to send an E-mail when the job sequence is completed. The contents of the script (click here for download the wsf file). This file contain the following code :

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Uninstall IPv6

Uninstall IPv6

Since Windows XP, an IPv6 stack is integrated in the OS.

Uninstall IPv6
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God Mode

God Mode

A very interesting but unfortunately hidden feature. Its name: God Mode. This tool provides access to all the features of Windows 7.

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