Connect to and Shadow the Console Session with Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services

June 14, 2007

mstsc -v:servername /F -console


Control Panel Applets or MMC’s from run command

May 17, 2007

Here are some examples of  shortcuts to type from Start –> run

control userpasswords2 
user accounts 
devmgmt.msc
windows hardware device manager
services.msc
windows services
regedit
registry editor
appwiz.cpl
add/remove programs
dfrg.msc
disk defragmenter
diskmgmt.msc
disk management panel
eventvwr.msc
event viewer
ncpa.cpl
network connections panel
printers
printers and faxes panel
msconfig
system configuration and startup options
nusrmgr.cpl
user management panel
control
opens the control panel
secpol.msc 
opens Local Security Policy Settings
gpedit.msc 
opens Group Policy

Password Policies can only be Applied to a Domain.

April 6, 2007

Password policies can only be applied to domains and not to individual OUs in Server 2000/2003.  The article below explains why (see the section entitled “Establishing Local Security Accounts Manager (SAM) Password Policies”): http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Longhorn-Poised-Provide-Multiple-Domain-Passwords.html  

Some good news is that Longhorn will change this limitation.