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Windows 10 – Enable Automatic TimeZone

During the deployment of Windows 10 in a multi countries company, you will be facing an issue with the laptops moving regularly from one country to another. The Windows 10 Automatic Timezone service is not enabled by default during the installation.

This means that the laptops will always keep the time from its origin country and it will not change the hours automatically based on the current country.

In fact, you need to configure it using Group Policy Object (GPO).

Windows 10 Automatic Timezone

Windows 10 Automatic Timezone

Let’s see how to configure it and how the users can see and interact with this service. Continue reading

Active Directory 2012

Active Directory – Create Fine-grained password

Before Windows Server 2008, there was a limitation about password management: only one password policy and lockout policy could be applied to all users in the domain. Therefore, some organizations created several domains to manage different set of user / password policy.

With Windows Server 2008, Microsoft integrated Fine-Grained password policy. With this object, you can now create multiple password policy in the same domain and assign it to a specific user group. However, there was no built-in GUI to create Fine-Grained policy. We had to use ADSIEdit and Attribute Editor to assign a policy to a user group.

Windows Server 2012 uses Active Directory Administrative Center to give us the possibility to create Fine-Grained policy with a wizard. Let’s see how to do that easier.

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