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malte [5. How do I change the username/password?]
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-===== 4. How do I enable the built-in SSH/SFTP server? ===== +===== 4. How do I change the username/password? =====
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-As discussed in the documentation, AME comes with the official SSH server installed by default, but has not been enabled due to concerns regarding the generated keys and opened ports. +
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-To enable the server, first open the ''firewall'' rules for ''sshd.exe'' and allow inbound connections. Type the following into an elevated ''powershell'' prompt: +
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- C:\> New-NetFirewallRule -Name sshd -DisplayName 'OpenSSH Server (sshd)' -Enabled True -Direction Inbound -Protocol TCP -Action Allow -LocalPort 22 +
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-Start ''sshd'' (this will automatically generate host keys under ''%programdata%\ssh'' if they don't already exist): +
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- C:\> net start sshd +
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-The ''sshd'' service should also be configured to auto-start at boot. In an elevated powershell window type: +
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- C:\> Set-Service sshd - StartupType Automatic +
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-===== 5. How do I change the username/password? =====+
  
 You can change the username in Windows from CMD (Administrator), replace ''newname'' with the new username. You can change the username in Windows from CMD (Administrator), replace ''newname'' with the new username.
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-===== 6. Is there a way to change the keyboard language in AME? =====+===== 5. Is there a way to change the keyboard language in AME? =====
  
 Yes, the keyboard language can be changed, however if you would also like to [[system_languages|change the system language]] then it is recommended to do so first before changing the keyboard list as it can cause issues with the language pack. Yes, the keyboard language can be changed, however if you would also like to [[system_languages|change the system language]] then it is recommended to do so first before changing the keyboard list as it can cause issues with the language pack.
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-===== 7. How do I enable the dark theme? =====+===== 6. How do I enable the dark theme? =====
  
 The vanilla dark theme, while available, is not recommended, as it is extremely early in development. You can install a custom dark theme, however this appears to introduce a 15 second hang when logging in for some reason. The vanilla dark theme, while available, is not recommended, as it is extremely early in development. You can install a custom dark theme, however this appears to introduce a 15 second hang when logging in for some reason.
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-===== 8. Can AME be activated with a legit key, like normal Windows? =====+===== 7. Can AME be activated with a legit key, like normal Windows? =====
  
 No, the activation components are part of the spyware apparatus, and have been removed to the extent, that they don't send or collect personal data. No, the activation components are part of the spyware apparatus, and have been removed to the extent, that they don't send or collect personal data.
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-===== 9. Is DirectX 12 Supported? =====+===== 8. Is DirectX 12 Supported? =====
  
 As DirectX 12 is primarily updated by Windows Update, certain games potentially could make API calls that aren't available on AME, resulting in crashes. This has not yet been observed in AME, however. As DirectX 12 is primarily updated by Windows Update, certain games potentially could make API calls that aren't available on AME, resulting in crashes. This has not yet been observed in AME, however.
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-===== 10. Legal Considerations =====+===== 9. Legal Considerations =====
  
 By downloading any of these images, you agree to Microsoft’s Terms of Service with respect to (5.) Authorized Software and Activation. All Images have been rudimentarily activated using a Generic Key for Windows 10 Pro N RTM. By using any of these images you agree that you have obtained a genuine product key or are able to activate by an other authorized method. By downloading any of these images, you agree to Microsoft’s Terms of Service with respect to (5.) Authorized Software and Activation. All Images have been rudimentarily activated using a Generic Key for Windows 10 Pro N RTM. By using any of these images you agree that you have obtained a genuine product key or are able to activate by an other authorized method.
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-===== 11. Privacy or Security? =====+===== 10. Privacy or Security? =====
  
 As stated on the main page, the objective of this project “[…] aims at delivering a stable, non-intrusive yet fully functional build of Windows 10 to anyone, who requires the Windows operating system natively”, while “Spyware systems […] have been entirely removed and deleted from the system.” As stated on the main page, the objective of this project “[…] aims at delivering a stable, non-intrusive yet fully functional build of Windows 10 to anyone, who requires the Windows operating system natively”, while “Spyware systems […] have been entirely removed and deleted from the system.”
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-===== 12. How do I enable Windows Script Host access? =====+===== 11. How do I enable Windows Script Host access? =====
  
 As described in the documentation, AME ships with various modifications aiming at locking Windows down to a much more secure state. As part of this process [[https://github.com/securitywithoutborders/hardentools|hardentools]] disables a Windows feature called Script Host access. However, this feature is often required for doing development work with, for example, Visual Studio, which will error-out during the installation process, due to this feature missing. As described in the documentation, AME ships with various modifications aiming at locking Windows down to a much more secure state. As part of this process [[https://github.com/securitywithoutborders/hardentools|hardentools]] disables a Windows feature called Script Host access. However, this feature is often required for doing development work with, for example, Visual Studio, which will error-out during the installation process, due to this feature missing.
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-===== 13. How to add my user back to the Administrator group? =====+===== 12. How to add my user back to the Administrator group? =====
  
 Due to severe security considerations, the default user in AME has been revoked Administrator privileges. However, in certain situations this may cause potential issues, as Windows was not designed to operate in this state, per se. If you require administrator privileges, you can add your user back to this group using the following command in an elevated command prompt: Due to severe security considerations, the default user in AME has been revoked Administrator privileges. However, in certain situations this may cause potential issues, as Windows was not designed to operate in this state, per se. If you require administrator privileges, you can add your user back to this group using the following command in an elevated command prompt:
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-===== 14. Why don't we base AME on LTS(B,C) releases? =====+===== 13. Why don't we base AME on LTS(B,C) releases? =====
  
 Windows 10 LTS releases, such as LTSB, which is based on build 1511, or LTSC, which is based on build 1809, have limited longevity with respect to hardware and driver support. This makes sense, given that the entire goal of the LTS Windows releases is to not change for multiple years. If we based AME on an LTS release, we would essentially only have one release, and then nothing for years on end. By basing AME on the Windows 10 Pro mainline releases, we have the ability to quickly respond, if software or driver incompatibilities emerge, due to the obsolescence of any specific build, as mainline releases are published about every six months by Microsoft. Windows 10 LTS releases, such as LTSB, which is based on build 1511, or LTSC, which is based on build 1809, have limited longevity with respect to hardware and driver support. This makes sense, given that the entire goal of the LTS Windows releases is to not change for multiple years. If we based AME on an LTS release, we would essentially only have one release, and then nothing for years on end. By basing AME on the Windows 10 Pro mainline releases, we have the ability to quickly respond, if software or driver incompatibilities emerge, due to the obsolescence of any specific build, as mainline releases are published about every six months by Microsoft.
  
 [[https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/ltsc-what-is-it-and-when-should-it-be-used/ba-p/293181|Source- techcommunity.microsoft.com]] [[https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/ltsc-what-is-it-and-when-should-it-be-used/ba-p/293181|Source- techcommunity.microsoft.com]]
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