Every computer joined to an Active Directory domain has its own special account in AD, meaning each computer actually has a “username” and a password of its own. The username is the computer name followed by a dollar sign ($). The password is automatically negotiated between computer and domain controller when you join the computer to AD and is renegotiated on a periodic basis thereafter. This password is called machine password.
For this or other reason, sometimes one needs to revert a member computer (or an AD) to a previous state in time. If computer and AD changed machine password meanwhile, and you restored only one of them to the state before that, passwords are out of sync. Users can no longer log in on that computer.
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One of my recent projects was a DLL plugin for another software. I decided to implement plugin’s configuration dialog in wxWidgets.
The plugin functions showing user interface usually get the
HWND of the host window, so the plugin window can act as a child of the host window.
Though the task seemed simple and straightforward in the beginning, it turned out to comprise of many different problems to solve, before I got it working as it should.
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Each time while browsing the web I came along a phone number I’d like to call, I had to type it on my phone number-by-number carefully.
Therefore, I went for a search to find a working IE Search Provider (Accelerator) for generating QR codes to no avail.
So, I’ve decided to put together useful pieces I did found, and make my own.
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Today I finally present a project me and my friend Mr Janko Jazbec are working on for the past two years. It is about cooling the attic of our house down. To read more about it, click here.
I was looking for a way to automate remote Linux computer shutdown requiring minimum permissions. This is what I came up with.
The procedure describes how to configure and prepare Fedora’s built-in shutdown user account and trigger a shutdown from a Windows computer.
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