Category Archives: Windows

How to Renew Root Certificate of Microsoft CA with a longer validity period

You might have defined the root certificate validity period of Microsoft internal CA as 5 years at initial installation, and what if you want to change the validity period to a longer duration like 10 or 20 years later ? … Continue reading

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The Internet Explorer Registry Tweaks: How to set Page Margin, Fonts, Paper Sizes and Default Page

The Internet explorer is a bit outdated life-long browser for now. And in this post, I’d like to show some registry tweaks that you can make a bulk computers deployment of page size and font related settings. Below are the … Continue reading

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Install and Manage DNS Server Running on Nano Server

In this post, we will install DNS service on Nano Server and manage via the DNS Manager Console from other computer. If you want to create Nano Server Image GUI wizard, you can check out here. In our post we … Continue reading

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Find who reset my password: The Powershell Script to Audit User Accounts Changes

Getting the account management activity is an essential process for auditing purpose. We can check it at the windows event log if the auditing for account management is enabled. To automate this tiresome job, I wrote this powershell script to … Continue reading

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Batch/Powershell: How to check Pending Computer Restart after Installing Windows Update

Some windows updates require a system restart after installation because it needs to change some system files which are currently used by running processes, or changes in registry. You’ll be prompted with the yellow icon shield like in fig-1.  

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Find all SNMP Settings of Windows Machine in Powershell

SNMP has a long history with Microsoft Windows. And Microsoft now said that it has been deprecated (moreover, snmp v1 or v2 is less secure than the latest snmp v3, but windows natively doesn’t support version 3 till now) and … Continue reading

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Set Windows Service Permission to Non-Administrator Accounts

Service related operations such as start/stop/restart windows services are usually assigned to Administrators. Sometimes, you might need to delegate these tasks to non-admin users. In this article, I will show the 4 methods to set the service’s permission to any … Continue reading

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Assign SQL service start,stop permission to Non-Administrator Account and SDDL explained

For full syntax of SDDL(Security Descriptor Definition Language) and ACEs (Access Control Lists), you can refer this TechNet article. Here we will assign the start/stop permission of MSSQLSERVER to ‘MyUser’ domain user. Assume that computer has been SQL 2012 installed in domain environment. … Continue reading

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Change the Defult Boot OS and Time-Out for Dual Boot Windows

Recently I installed windows 8.1 along with existing windows 10 on my free partition. After reboot, the dual boot option gives me 30 second time-out with the default to windows 8.1 as seen in Fig-1. As I worked with Win-10 … Continue reading

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Check If your running Processes and Files are Digitally Signed

Digital Signatures of running process is needed when your want to validate that the softwares actually comes from trusted source and is unmodified by viruses or trojans. You can also check the the executable files (.exe, .dll etc,.) on your … Continue reading

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