11 avril 2013

How to find inactive computer accounts in Active Directory

From time to time you might need to clean up the Active Directory from computer accounts which are no longer active. Computers that has been reinstalled, replaced with new ones, old VMs. In many of those case you’ll might just end up with active directory full of computer objects that are obsolete. In fact those old unused accounts are called stale accounts. AD Tidy tool The creator of this tool is Chris Wright from the UK. There is free version and paid version of this tool. This tool is about 4 Megs in size and... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2012

Repurpose Old PC’s For VMware View

Do you have old PC's that still function fine but have been replaced by the "3 year" hardware refresh? If you do, why not repurpose then and use them as VMware View Clients. There is now a free linux based solution available which can be configured online via web interface. Take a look at this webbased View Client ISO creator – TinyCore Builder for VMware View (http://repurpose.vmwaredotg.com/) Create ISO Burn ISO Boot from ISO Boot it via PXE If you want to boot from USB, try success using UNetbootin... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2011

Verify redirected Computers container in Active Directory

How to see if the default location for new computer accounts has been changed in an Active Directory domain. Ever since Windows 2003 it has been a best practice to redirect the default location for new computer accounts in the domain. Every new AD always domain starts with the default setting of using CN=Computers, DC=Domain, DC=Com for non prestaged computers joining the domain. In this article we will look at how to see the actual setting after the change, which has not been very straightforward. Since the... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2011

Using Hyper-V for a high-end desktop computer

I often get asked what my recommendation is for a high-end desktop computer for the virtualization enthusiast. The root problem that causes this question is the well noted issues with Hyper-V and high-end video cards.  Thankfully – this can now be a problem of the past. With Windows Server 2008 R2 we added support for processors that have second level address translation (Intel EPT or AMD RVI).  On these systems everything “just works”. Something that I can now attest to.  As an avid virtualization junkie and... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2009

Clients légers HP pour solutions VDI

HP vient de présenter de nouveaux clients légers (le HP 4410t et t5540). Après avoir aidé VMware à présenter ses solutions VDI lors du dernier VMworld, la firme montre clairement qu'elle souhaite surfer sur la vague de la virtualisation en entreprise. Pour rappel, un client léger est une machine qui laisse le serveur traiter les informations. Ainsi, le bureau n’est pas géré par l’ordinateur client qui ne fait que recevoir les données. Pour plus d’informations à ce sujet et sur la virtualisation en entreprises ainsi que le VDI, nous... [Lire la suite]
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