Archive for September, 2010

Find out which user is in HKEY_USERS

Sometimes you need to edit the registry for a certain user and you can’t locate it in HKEY_USERS because you don’t know the SID for the user.

I found this useful script which creates you a list of all users in the domain with their SID:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/reg/sidlist.vbs

Credits to the author Ramesh Srinivasan of this useful script.

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admin on September 30th 2010 in IT, Windows

Edit the registry of a remote computer on a domain

I don’t know if it is a default setting of windows 7 but on our domain you can’t access all computers registry because a service is set to manual and not started. Of course you need to be Domain Admin to be able to run this steps.

First of all you need to start the RemoteRegistry service on the computer:
sc \\COMPUTERNAME start RemoteRegistry

After that you can access it like usually in regedit:
File->Connect to Network etc.

To be on the save side you can disable it again:
sc \\COMPUTERNAME stop RemoteRegistry

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admin on September 30th 2010 in IT, Windows

Renew Exchange 2007/2010 Certificate

If you create your own certificate it is free but unfortunately just valid for one year. You need to run this commands in the Exchange Shell.

Command to list certificates:
#Get-ExchangeCertificate | fl
#Get-ExchangeCertificate -thumbprint “<NUMBER>” | fl

Command to create new one from the existing one:
#Get-ExchangeCertificate -thumbprint “<NUMBER>” | new-exchangecertificate

Confirm to overwrite all.

Command to activate new one:
#Enable-ExchangeCertificate -Thumbprint “<NUMBER>” -Services “IIS, POP, IMAP, SMTP”

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admin on September 22nd 2010 in Exchange Server, IT




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