Changing IP address using the command line

There is no doubt that all of you, my readers, can set a static IP address on any Windows machine. It’s so easy task. However, I’ve got a trick question – can you quickly change the IP address? What’s more, can you perform this operation on multiple computers in a short time?

Yes, you can do that manually. However, doing this manually we can make a mistake. You can become bored or simply type a wrong number. Great way to make a havoc.

Continue reading

How to check the password expiration date?

One of the most frequent and urgent calls to the help desk is the locked account. The account lockout can occur due the different reasons. I demonstrate such situation in this post, where the user changed password in the system and not updated his own mobile phone.

Second most common reason for account lockout is the password expiration. In properly administrated systems all user’s password must expire after X amount of time. The best security practice is to change password on the regular intervals of 30 days. If this is too short for you, you can change your password on the intervals from 45 to 60 days.

Continue reading