Deploying the Local Administrator Password Solution Part 1

In this series of three posts, I demonstrate the installation and configuration of Microsoft’s Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). This is the first post that covers installation of the software on management computers and clients. For links to parts 2 and 3, see the bottom of this post. What is LAPS? LAPS is a solution to change the local administrator (SID -500) […]

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Deploying the Local Administrator Password Solution Part 2

In this series of three posts, I demonstrate the installation and configuration of Microsoft’s Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). This is the second post that covers configuration of Active Directory to support LAPS. Configuring Active Directory for LAPS Extend the AD Schema In the last post, we configured the client installation. While there is no server-side software to run as far […]

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Deploying the Local Administrator Password Solution Part 3

In this series of three posts, I demonstrate the installation and configuration of Microsoft’s Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). This is the third and final post that covers the group policy configuration of LAPS, as well as a brief demonstration. Configuring Group Policy We’ve got the software installed, and AD configured, all that’s left is to turn the thing on! Fortunately there’s […]

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Add a computer to an Active Directory domain with PowerShell

A common task many system administrators do is adding computers to an Active Directory domain. Since Active Directory is embedded in so many organizations, nearly every IT professional is probably familiar with the box below. Active Directory domain join This PowerShell snippet above connects remotely to the computer NAMEHERE, attempts to join it to the domain domain.here and then afterward […]

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