Today I needed to reset a DSRM password, not because we forgot it, but more due to wanting to have different passwords for our domain controllers.
Although, you could have the same password for each Domain Controller – this is not always secure. If your server gets compromised and they hack the DSRM password, they will try that exact password on a different server in order to gain access to it.
What is DSRM?
DSRM is a special boot mode (or option) for Windows Server Domain Controllers (ONLY). Think of it as a kind of “SafeMode” for directory services. With DSRM, the administrator is able to repair, recover or restore Active Directory services. DSRM is configured during the promotion of Active Directory Services. This Administrator account that you configure is completely unrelated and separate to the DOMAIN\Administrator account.
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This article assumes you have a freshly installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 instance and that your require some secure configurations and set up. In this article, you will increase the security and usability of your server and help give you a more solid foundation for subsequent actions.
Step 1: Install Openssh-Server
To login to your server (remotely via putty or some other ssh terminal client), you would need to have installed openssh server – if not, you can login directly to the console of the server, run the following command:
$ sudo apt-get install openssh-server
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So, yesterday I thought to myself, hey, wouldn’t it be cool if we could change the names of the vSwitches on ESXi hosts. That way, it will quickly allow any one to see the different categories of switches – e.g. storage/management etc.
Turns out, this is possible. Thanks to a little bit of “hacking”, you can change the names of your vSwitches.
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So, today I stumbled across an option to be able to give users a disclaimer to read and accept before logging on to your virtual environment.
This needs to be configured from the Platform Service Controller, using an administrative account (domain based or locally authenticated).
Login to your Platform Service Controller (https://ip_or_hostname_of_psc/psc) This can either be your external or embedded PSC IP or hostname.
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