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Browsing Posts published on November 17, 2010

Chaos MD5

Chaos MD5 is a free MD5 generator for Windows. Input any file into this free program and it will generate a MD5 checksum for that file. That simply means it generates an unique signature for each and every file.

Chaos MD5 does not require installation, simply copy it to the hard drive or USB device to run. The MD5 checksum that is generated can be used for file identification or integrity checks.

http://www.elgorithms.com/downloads/chaosmd5.php

As Mark Russinovich decided to retire this. Here it still is. I don’t totally agree with the retirement. We, even after using MDT for deployment, would still, rarely run into some weird network issues with a machine. Putting it down to possible SID issues, running NewSID would fix it.

NewSID v4.10

HASH starting with 07FA is for the zip file
MD5 Hash 07FA425D722FD5E63BFE6B1BAC26EC5B

HASH starting with 73E7 is for the newsid.exe file
MD5 Hash 73E708D1126E7AF86A4EF820C24D80E4

 

MD5 Hash created with Chaos MD5

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897418.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2009/11/03/3291024.aspx

UPDATE: Should point out I’ve never used MD5 HASHes before so prob cocked that up, not sure. But file is clean, do a scan to check.

UPDATE 2: Thanks to Joe for pointing out the HASH above was off.  But I realise now the HASH I originally stated (which will state in the comment) is for the zip file.  To show it hadn’t been tampered with since downloading it ages ago from Microsoft when it was still available.  I’m going to add a HASH for the .exe as well.

To add a contact to a group in AD. Don’t try to add them via the group, add them to the group within their contact in AD.