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How To Reset the Directory Services Restore Mode Administrator Account Password in Windows Server 2003


To Reset the DSRM Administrator Password

  1. Click, Start, click Run, type ntdsutil, and then click OK.
  2. At the Ntdsutil command prompt, type set dsrm password.
  3. At the DSRM command prompt, type one of the following lines: 
    • To reset the password on the server on which you are working, type reset password on server null. The null variable assumes that the DSRM password is being reset on the local computer. Type the new password when you are prompted. Note that no characters appear while you type the password.
    • To reset the password for another server, type
      reset password on server
      , where

      servername is the DNS name for the server on which you are resetting the DSRM password. Type the new password when you are prompted. Note that no characters appear while you type the password.
  4. At the DSRM command prompt, type q.
  5. At the Ntdsutil command prompt, type q to exit.


This article describes how to reset the Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) administrator password for any server in your domain without restarting the server in DSRM. Microsoft Windows 2000 uses the Setpwd utility to reset the DSRM password. In Microsoft Windows Server 2003, that functionality has been integrated into the NTDSUTIL tool. Note that you cannot use the procedure that is described in this article if the target server is running in DSRM. A member of the Domain Administrators group sets the DSRM administrator password during the promotion process for the domain controller. You can use Ntdsutil.exe to reset this password for the server on which you are working, or for another domain controller in the domain.

Windows Server 2016,Types Of Installation Options

This post is about Windows Server 2016,Types of Installation….Server Core, Server With Desktop Experience, Nano Server.

Each version of Windows Server has a different set of installation options.

Every version of Windows Server has the option to install the standard GUI, which is called Full Server Installation, Server Graphical Shell, or Server with a Desktop Experience.

Windows Server also has several smaller, more efficient options than the standard GUI.

The image below displays the installation options for each version of Windows Server.



Windows Server 2016

Source: Microsoft


Server Core

Server Core is a minimal server installation option that is available on Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2016.

The Server Core installation option does not include the standard user interface and is managed using the command line, Windows PowerShell, or with remote tools.

Minimal Server Interface

Minimal Server Interface is a GUI installation option that you can install with Server Core.

It contains a subset of the Server Graphical Shell components, making it faster and more resource efficient than a Server Graphical Shell installation.

This option is only available on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Minimal Server Interface is intended to transition users from a Server Graphical Shell installation to a headless server installation.

Nano Server

Nano Server is new installation option that is a future replacement for Server Core.

It is only available for Windows Server 2016 and later versions of Windows Server.

Nano Server is a headless, more compact installation option than Server Core, and it has lower resource consumption.

In addition, Nano Server is designed to run cloud applications, virtual machines, and containers with lower OS resource consumption than other installation options. 


Windows Server 2016 Installation Options

The Windows Server 2016 Setup wizard offers these two high-level options for configuring the installation.

  • Windows Server 2016. This is the default option. Choosing this option (which is recommended) reduces management and servicing by installing only what is needed to run most server roles and applications. This configuration does not include a GUI, but you can fully manage the server locally or remotely with Windows PowerShell or other tools. This configuration is also known as Server Core.
  • Windows Server 2016 (Desktop Experience). Choosing this option is useful when a GUI is required; for example, to provide backward compatibility for an application that cannot be run on a Server Core installation. All server roles and features are supported. This configuration is the equivalent of Server Graphical Shell on Windows Server 2012 R2.

You can also configure an option called Nano Server. The Minimal Server Interface option of Windows Server 2012 R2 is not available.

Windows Server 2016 Features

This post is about windows server 2016 Features, Datacenter edition and standard edition.

windows server 2016 features

Brian Action To Leave WhatsApp


  • Brian Acton(The co-founder of WhatsApp) told in a Fb post on Tuesday ,He will leave the messaging service company to start a new foundation. 


  • Brian Acton spent eight years with WhatsApp.


  • Note that WhatsApp bought by Facebook in 2014.


  • A Stanford alumnus, Brian Acton co-founded WhatsApp with Ukrainian immigrant Jan Koum in 2009. The duo worked at Yahoo before starting WhatsApp
  • “After 8 years at WhatsApp, I have decided to move on and start a new chapter in my life. I am very fortunate at my age to have the flexibility to take new risks and focus on what I’m passionate about. I’ve decided to start a non-profit focused at the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications. It’s something I’ve thought about for a while, and now it’s time to just focus and execute. I’ll have more to share in the coming months. This decision is, of course, a tough one. I’m proud of what our team has accomplished in only a few years, and it’s humbling to see that so many people rely on WhatsApp every day,”  he wrote in a Facebook post.

Government Sponsored Malicious Software !

State Malicious Software - Malware

State or Central Government sponsored Malware

Malware, short for “malicious software,” is software that is used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. The vast majority of malware is criminal, aimed at obtaining banking information or login credentials for email or social media accounts. But malware is also used by state actors. State intelligence agencies use malware to carry out covert actions against other states’ computer systems, such as Flame and Stuxnet. States and state-supporting actors also use malware to spy on activists, journalists, and dissidents.

Since March 2012, EFF has been collecting and analyzing malware deployed by pro-Syrian-government hackers that targets supporters of the Syrian opposition, covertly installs surveillance tools on their computers, and collects keystrokes, passwords, and screenshots. Our analysis has identified two distinct groups that have carried out prolonged phishing and malware campaigns using cheap or free Remote Access Tools, such as Black Shades Remote Controller and Dark Comet RAT. To date, EFF has reported on more than a dozen distinct attacks, which we have translated into Arabic in order to alert the Syrian community.


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