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QuickTip – RoboCopy – Command to Move Files Older Than Certain Number of Days, with Directory Structure

QuickTip – RoboCopy – Command to Move Files Older Than Certain Number of Days, with Directory Structure

Let’s say that you have a design department share that is filling up your datastore of one of your on-premises ESXi servers hosting some Windows file servers. Your budget to upgrade your host servers has been delayed and, thanks to Covid-19, now, even further out. You need to keep this datastore from filling up but don’t want to force the end users to deal with changes on their Macs but still allow the data to be accessible. The design manager…

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QuickTip – PowerShell – Scripts to Remotely Rename an Active Directory Computer Object

QuickTip – PowerShell – Scripts to Remotely Rename an Active Directory Computer Object

If you are deploying new systems or otherwise need to rename an AD computer object, you can use this script to make the change- Rename-Computer -ComputerName CURRENNTName -NewName NEWName –DomainCredential ADDomain\admin Make the changes, inline, to modify the current and new name parameters. As well as, change the “ADDomain\admin” to the AD domain and account that has the necessary permissions to change the name of the computer object. If you would like to make the script more interactive, you can…

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QuickTip – PowerShell – Script to Reset AD User’s Password

QuickTip – PowerShell – Script to Reset AD User’s Password

If you manage systems and services that allow users access with a their Active Directory username and password, you have probably dealt with password reset issues. Sometimes, you are setting up new systems or services with a test account. Here is an easy PowerShell “script” to reset an AD user’s password. $sAMAccountName = Read-Host -Prompt “sAMAccountName” $SecurePW = Read-Host -Prompt “Enter a Password” -AsSecureString Set-ADAccountPassword -Identity $sAMAccountName -Reset -NewPassword $SecurePW The first line prompts you to enter the sAMAccount name…

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QuickTip: Microsoft Desktop OS Licensing Rule of Thumb

QuickTip: Microsoft Desktop OS Licensing Rule of Thumb

From the convoluted world of Microsoft licensing: If you want to “reassign” Windows desktop operating system volume licenses to other devices, you must have an OEM license with pro or better on the new (and old) device AND have active SA (Software Assurance). What do I mean? Volume licenses without Software Assurance behave like OEM licenses in regards to which device they are assigned/licensed. Both are only good for the device that they were initially installed on. If that device…

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