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Batch file guide

Batch file guide

# HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
# Double-click the DefaultUserName entry, type the user name to log on with, and then click OK.If DefaultUserName registry value name is not found, create the new String Value (REG_SZ) with value name as DefaultUserName.
# Double-click the DefaultPassword entry, type the password for the user account under the value data box, and then click OK.If there is no DefaultPassword value, create a new String Value subkey (REG_SZ) with DefaultPassword as the value name.

Note that if no DefaultPassword string is specified, Windows automatically changes the value of the AutoAdminLogon registry key from 1 (true) to 0 (false) to turn off the AutoAdminLogon feature.
# In Windows Vista or 7, DefaultDomainName has to be specified as well, else Windows will prompt of invalid user name with user name displayed as .\username. To do so, double click on DefaultDomainName, and specify the domain name of the user account. If it’s local user, specify local host name.If the DefaultDomainName does not exist, create a new String Value (REG_SZ) registry key with value name as DefaultDomainName.
# Double-click the AutoAdminLogon entry, type 1 in the Value Data box, and then click OK.If there is no AutoAdminLogon entry, create a new String Value entry (REG_SZ) with AutoAdminLogon as the value name.
# If exist, delete the AutoLogonCount key.
# Quit Registry Editor.
# Click Start, click Restart, and then click OK.

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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.

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

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.

In Windows 7 Home Premium:
Run Command Prompt as Administrator (Rt-click cmd program to Run as Administrator)
Type the following, then press enter net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited
Logoff and restart the PC, Your done.