Category: Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Active Directory, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Active Directory Security Hardening: Domain Admin Honeypot

Rename the account It’s a good idea to name the account like any other user account. That means giving it a real name, like Johnny Cash, with a username that matches your naming convention, say “jcash.” Remove description Next, you want to remove the default description for the built-in Administrator, which is “Built-in account for …

Microsoft Servers, Microsoft Windows Server 2008

How To Create Additional Domain Controller (ADC) In Windows Server 2008

Go to the command prompt or Run, type dcpromo and hit Enter. Whether you are making a Domain, Child Domain, ADC or removing any of them, the dcpromo command is used. This will take you to the first step of the wizard from where you can create an Additional Domain Controller. Make sure that the …

Microsoft Servers, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7. It includes support for remote management of computers that are running either …

Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Windows 7

Check Status of Windows Service

To check if a local or a remote Windows service is running or not, create a batch file, name it for ex. check_service.bat and paste the following code: @echo off sc \localhost query Apache2.2 > service_status.txt Find /i "RUNNING" service_status.txt >> service_status.txt IF %errorlevel% == 0 ( echo service is running ) ELSE ( echo …

Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Windows 7

Get a list of currently logged in users in Windows Server

To get a list of currently logged in users in your Windows Server, open a cmd console and issue the following command: query sessionquery session You will get a response like this: X:pathtosomewhere>query session SESSIONNAME USERNAME ID STATE TYPE DEVICE services 0 Disc >console my_user_name 3 Active rdp-tcp 65536 Listen   X:pathtosomewhere>X:pathtosomewhere>query session SESSIONNAME USERNAME …