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  • Blog Post: Yet Another Password Generator

    This must be freshman programming again.  I’m redoing CredLocker and want the way to parametrically generate passwords with minimum character set counts. This is also a good example of New-Object System.Random and [char[]]”Casting a string to char array”, as well as an interesting possible coding...
  • Blog Post: Setting Cross-Forest Passwords

    In my test labs, some of the more specialized testing labs (perf, specifically) have one-way trust with the larger test domain.  This means I can set (or, in the case of some coworkers) reset credentials when they don’t log into the smaller domain frequently enough.  You can do it via dsa.msc...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Non-N00bs: How Much is That Character in the Window? (Or, How to Change Your Password Without Really Trying)

    I'm creating a slightly different track here. PowerShell for Non-N00bs is for me to track some of the tidbits I've found along the way. This will be a two-fer article. By this I mean I'm going to address two tangentially related subjects: how to find an 'odd' character that is visible, but not matching...
  • Blog Post: Automated Logins with PuTTY, Pagent, ssh and ssh-agent

    Passwords are a necessary evil, but they get in the way when we have to administer multiple Unix hosts via scripts. Once we've set up so Unix hosts trust one another enough to log us in without passwords, then the next step is to extend the functionality to PuTTY, the ssh client of choice for Windows...
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