This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine

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The screen turns black, a popup appears and in the center of the screen you see: 

"You may be a victim of software counterfeiting."

Down in the bottom right hand corner, you see:

"This copy of Windows is not genuine."

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Disable Windows Server 2012 Firewall

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In a previous post, I explained how to disable the Windows 7 firewall and leave it to Microsoft to change how an operation is performed.

Like the previous post, there are times when I don't want the firewall in the way of troubleshooting a problem.  The following is how to disable it.

From a Command Prompt run as the administrator, enter the following:

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Active Directory -- Identifying Old Computers

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Have you ever looked in Active Directory Users and Computers and wondered whether or not the list of computers is a list of every computer that has ever existed since the beginning of time?  Me neither.  ;)

The following command will return a list of computers that have been inactive for X weeks.  In the example below, I'm looking for computers that have been inactive for more than 4 weeks.

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