posts tagged with ‘Windows Server 2012’


Change default OU for computers in AD

Joakim February 14, 2014

There are several reasons to change the default organizational unit of computers that join the domain.
The default OU (domain.local\Computers) cannot be linked with GPOs, and should be avoided since its builtin.


Windows 2012 listening on port 80 fix

Joakim October 30, 2013

First of all, the way http.sys works on newer Windows versions is a very useful feature.

The reason behind http.sys is to have a single system service that listens on the all-important port 80 and be a mediator to different applications and services…

Forgot Password

Breaking into a Windows box

Joakim September 14, 2013

Do you ever get that sinking feeling, when you’ve forgotten the root password to your test lab?  Again?

I hate it too!  So I decided to figure out a way around it, using a work around…

Windows Server Active Directory

AD Delegation: Default Permissions for GPOs

Joakim June 10, 2013

When setting up Active Directory delegation, you want administrators to be able to maintain Group Policy without being a Domain Admin.

If you read TechNet, Microsoft tells you to use Group Policy Creator Owners. However CO does not have permissions to modify or edit any other group policy objects.

Verify WinRM 3.0 service is installed

Manage Windows Server 2008 from Server 2012

Joakim October 12, 2012

After installing Windows Server 2012 and booting up you are welcomed by the new, greatly improved Server Manager.
This new tool is however not compatible with previous server versions out-of-box.

Share Properties

Access-based enumeration in Windows Server 2012

Joakim October 12, 2012

Yesterday I migrated our main file server to Windows Server 2012.
Noticed that Access-based enumeration was not working, I couldnt find the setting to re-enable it, or any good information on the web as to where it had gone.