Category: Active Directory

  • A Guide to Deploying pyKMS using Docker-compose and Activating Windows 11

    A Guide to Deploying pyKMS using Docker-compose and Activating Windows 11

    Microsoft’s Key Management Service (KMS) plays a crucial role in the activation of Microsoft products on a local network. Instead of each computer individually connecting to Microsoft, KMS allows a local network of computers to validate their Microsoft software. pyKMS is an open-source, Python-based KMS server emulator providing a cost-free and flexible alternative to Microsoft’s…

  • Force Demotion of Orphan Child Domain

    Force Demotion of Orphan Child Domain

    Active Directory management demands consistent maintenance, occasionally involving the removal of orphan child domains. These can occur due to an unexpected domain controller disconnection or when a domain controller’s demotion doesn’t proceed as planned, leaving it incorrectly stripped of its role. Understanding how to perform this task accurately is crucial to maintaining the cleanliness of…