Active directory (or AD) is Microsoft's implementation of the LDAP protocol or X.500 standard.  Its purpose is to manage objects from a networked computer and make them available for users and administrators of the network.

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Is there an easy way to add yourself to an Active Directory group, with only Add/Remove Self permission?

At my friend's large home network where there is an Active Directory / Exchange / Outlook setup (sorry I'm not a Microsoft pro), I'm trying to set up a distribution list to act like a mailing list. ...
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How to tell whether machine is on AD Domain when running as SYSTEM

I have a batch script run as the SYSTEM user, and I need to find out whether the machine is on an AD Domain or not. I don't know, or need to know, the AD Domain name, just whether it's on any AD ...
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Domain Controller: Can't Log Into Safe Mode

Today I've removed the DSRM password with PCUnlocker, and I can then boot to Directory Services Restore Mode and logged into the local administrator account with a blank password. But the most strange ...
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Re-add computer to domain without local admin

I have this problem that I can't get a Windows 7 computer to re-join a domain. I have no local account enabled on the machine, so I'm trying to re-add it from the domain controller. I add the computer ...
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What will break if I move my Domain Controller machine accounts from the default OU into another OU, assuming the policy is linked?

Background: I've been helping out with a recent G.P. simplification (read overhaul) at work. I'm working from a list of things my supervisor has requested be done with Group Policy to harden our ...
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Samba 4 user login without specify domain

I want to ask a very simple question.. How can I login into Samba 4 AD as DOMAIN/user by specify only user part, and assume user to login into DOMAIN? We are only 1 domain, and I want to eliminate ...
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Active Directory domain and group policies

I'm trying to make a user group that basically have the same rights as a "User" (as oppsed to an "Administrator") with some specificities and some privileges borrowed from the "Administrators" group. ...
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Group policy to map drobo share with generic username and password

I have a Drobo 5N that I have set up for the raw video/data for our Marketing dept. I have it set up and everything works fine as far as functionality. The problem lies my group policy mapping. The ...
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Unable to add Exchange mailbox for user in domain trust environment [migrated]

We have a domain trust set up between two domains (DomainA, DomainB), and when attempting to add an Outlook mailbox that resides in DomainA for a user that belongs to DomainB - it fails. However the ...
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How to remove reference to removed DC from the network

I recently demoted a win2kr2 DC from my network, unfortunate for me I remove the entire Server from the Network physically as well. Now I am facing with numerous ADDS Repl. Errors (Obviously) How do ...
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Account display name on start screen is not updated after active directory update

look at the screen below, this shows start screen from my win 8.1 laptop I issue started when the domain controller incorrectly entered my last name as Rahul instead of Ruhal. After request to ...
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How do I add a Microsoft account user to Windows Server 2012?

I am managing a small network with a Windows Server 2012 domain controller. I have usernames of the network users who can access various network drives/files. In the past, I would open up Active ...
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Obtain administrators rights on Windows 7 when there is no administrator account [closed]

I've recently obtain a Windows 7 laptop. It is managed via active-directory and I normally login using my ad username / password. For personal uses, I'd like to obtain Administrator privileges. My ...
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Finding Microsoft document about 'globe' contact in Outlook Address Book

In my Outlook Address Book, I see some contacts that have a globe icon next to it. I cant find the contacts within Active Directory, Exchagne Server and wanted to know how to find and remove the ...
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Postfix bcc to ldap address

I am using Postfix with AD, and I want to send a copy of every email to their manager. Therefore I have these entries: cn: staff1 mail: staff1@company.com manager: ...
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How can I mount ActiveDirectory in powershell with X500 format?

when I try to mount Active Directory in powershell, it raises the below error: """The object name has bad syntax new-psprovider""". It can only bypassed if you provide the option -format canon. But ...
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Samba 4 smb.conf Active Directory recommendations

I am about to setup a replacement AD server using the newest Samba version (4.1.11 today). We have an old one already set up (4.0.0beta2). What I want is actually are recommendations of parameters ...
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AD-DS: IE policy to open links either in new window or new tab

Is it possible to apply a AD-DS policy to force the opening of clicked links either in a new window or in a new tab instead of the current tab in the current window? I know the user could simply ...
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Active Directory control screen saver based on user's email address

I want a particular screensaver for users on my AD, with primary email address as @abc.com and a different screen saver for users with email address as @xyz.com? How can I achieve this easily? We ...
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Can windows allow a group of users remote control over a single user/desktop/environment?

On ubuntu I can set up a server to only allow a group of users to log in and allow that group to su and control e.g. a webserver user. Is there a way for me to replicate that flow with Windows, LDAP ...
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The public folder was created on Outlook did not display on Address Book

In my Outlook, I created some public folders, and other users (within the same exchange server) saw them. But, when I click to drop down Address Book on Outlook, I cannot see the public folders here. ...
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Replace Microsoft AD with samba4?

I want to know if windows machines that exists in a domain can be replaced with linux machines and emulate the domain with its functionality, for example apply group policy or disable USB sticks on ...
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How to list the users and groups of an AD Security Group when not a domain admin

I am on Windows 8 connected to domain. I wish to view the users and groups of an AD Security group. I am not the owner of the group. The command: net group /domain TheGroupName shows the direct ...
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Can I query AD from a client computer in the domain using Powershell?

I have a DC (windows server 2008 r2) that I want to run some Powershell queries against AD. Powershell ISE is not installed on any of the DCs. Is it possible to install Powershell ISE locally on my ...
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Connect Active Directory account to existing Windows 8 account

I have a problem with AD installation. We have just migrated from LDAP based authentication to Active Directory authentication. Everything runs perfectly but one thing. People already have their own ...
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Active Directory. Members are the only users to see Members

Active directory functional level "Windows Server 2008 R2" I would like to hide "Members" from all Authenticated Users except for the members of the group in question. I assumed that "SELF" would ...
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Nslookup can't find srv records after server move

I just moved my non-profit's server from Windows 2003 to 2012. Everyone can log in, but I'm having trouble joining computers to the domain and netlogon throws an error every so often. I think some ...
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Working around Active Directory's dynamic port range

I have a need to authenticate users against Active Directory (which uses dynamic ports), but the networking group within the organization will not allow us to open up such a large range of ports. I ...
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What goes on when using kinit with a keytab file

Wish to get more understanding on the use of kinit and keytab file. For example, if I already have a keytab file generated for a service ( the service registered to active directory by ktpass -mapuser ...
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more than one AD User on offline Windows 7 Laptop

I have three guys sharing a laptop in a location where they will not have internet. I know that windows 7 will cache the last users credentials but will it cache the two or three? What are my options ...
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Pushing down a file to each Window user's home directory

have a question on how to push down a file into each window user's home directory. I am not a Windows expert. I believe this can be done using the GPO. Can you provide some examples on how to do this? ...
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Select-Object For AD Groups Only

I'm trying to setup a script to find all permission information of file shares on our network. At the moment I have a Powershell script that does this, but it includes groups, users, SID account, ...
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Joining Active Directory from OS X

We have added a Mac (OS X 10.9) to Active Directory and mapped a uid of 10000 for a user called "Administrator", along with the gid of 80, to allow it to be a member of the administrator's group. ...
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Change password on AD domain not working from client machines

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 with AD as primary domain controller. Whenever a user's password expires, he changes it but it is never accepted the next time he tries to login (or from Exchange ...
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Issues accessing file shares of certain servers across site to site VPN

We recently had a problem crop up with one of our remote facilities, i'm not a system admin, and we are currently without one, but I will try to explain the best I can. Employees at the remote site ...
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Active Directory Domain Controller with pfSense as DHCP and DNS server

I've read some conflicting posts, so hopefully I can get a clear answer. I have pfSense running as a DHCP server and DNS Forwarder. I'd like to try out Active Directory as a Domain Controller at home ...
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Active Directory / Exchange: Convert User + Email into Only Shared Email

I want to convert an exchange user account / email to just a shared email with an access group. Scenario: I have a windows active directory network with a user account called "mydomain\bob". I can ...
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Can you connect to a windows domain from a seperate network?

I was wondering if you can connect to a domain from a separate network... Reason being is because I have a clients laptop here with me and I was wondering if I can join their domain from here at my ...
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Active directory sites and services

I have 192.168.1.0/23 subnet for wired connection and 192.168.2.0/24 for wireless connection. Do I need to add 192.168.2.0 in AD Sites & services. Right now I have 192.168.1.0/24 added in the ...
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TULEAP - LDAP Plugin & Active Directory

I ve installed Tuleap 7.2 on CentOS and activate the Ldap plugin to auth against an AD running Samba 4.1.9. For the moment I have no success trying to connect to my AD. Here is my ldap.inc : ...
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Active Directory and Mac OS 10.5 - how can I get the GPO's network drive on the Mac, and get the home directory of the user to map correctly?

I have a PowerMac G5 computer that I have joined to the Windows domain network successfully. I am able to login successfully with domain credentials. However, it does not include any of the network ...
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apache got internal error when access ldap module

I'm installed httpd 2.4, and the /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf like WSGIScriptAlias /wsgi_app /trac/cgi-bin/wsgi_app.py <Directory /trac/cgi-bin> Require all granted ...
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Remind users to reset password, but don't actually expire them

A client is running exchange 2007. They have passwords that reset every 90 days, with the reminder set at 7 days. What keeps happening is that users dismiss the reminder, and forget their password ...
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Windows 8, 8.1, 2012 R2: Search does not work correctly after joining local AD domain

Scenario: I do a fresh install of e.g. Windows 8.1 on a workstation. Then I create a temporary local user on this system -> searching in the start menu for e.g. "programs and features" (German: ...
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Active Directory login

I have a machine with a strange error when logging into ADS. (Local logins work fine.) Profile invalid But when I look through the hard drive I don't even see the account. I know the user has ...
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Task Scheduler program writes to literal folder named %LOCALAPPDATA%

I have a .NET executable (that I created) which uses Microsoft's Active Directory Service Interfaces (via System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement) to do LDAP queries. Internally to ADSI, it ...
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Active Directory setup with Profile Path and Home Folder

I have roaming profiles turned on. I was wondering what the different was between Profile Path and Home Folder in the Active Directory setup.
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How to Copy a user profile in Active Directoty

Hi I have a user with LOTS of access groups that will take me a very long time to copy across manually. Is there a simple way to copy a users profile (or duplicate it) on AD? I have checked and I ...
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Sendmail + Active directory

I've got a freebsd server which has sendmail, dovecot and openldap installed. Let's say it's called name.com I want to integrate it with Active Directory, so sendmail can look up users in AD and if ...
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How do I connect to ActiveDirectory from Windows7 running under virtualbox?

I have a MBPr and I have installed virtualbox. I setup Windows7 x64 and I can't connect to the work ActiveDirectory. on a standalone Windows machine, I can run any software as a domain user. But when ...