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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Install of RSAT tools. Does it require a restart? (Installing Powershell AD modules)

If I install the Active Directory module (Part of the RSAT tools) Then will the Server require a reboot? I need to know before I go ahead with this operation Thank you!
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different image for internal vs. external outlook

I'm wondering whether I can show a different image in outlook to people form my organization vs outside? The image I'm referring to is the profile picture like this: ...
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Active Directory VPS Server (Security)

I have a VPS configured as a domain controller on the internet as part of a project. I am concerned about security as Windows Built-in Firewall and security has a reputation for being about as easy to ...
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Get objectGUID and objectSid for Active Directory user

I can see what the objectGUID and objectSid are for a user, by going to: Active Directory Users and Computers -> The User -> Properties -> Attribute Editor, but it won't let me actually copy the ...
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Does Windows Server Active Directory Support single sign-on for web-based saas Applications?

I am presently scratching with the features of Windows Azure Active Directory. I came across a feature named single sign-on for web based SaaS applications. What I am presently aware of is: Windows ...
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How to Install AD LDS on a Windows 10 Machine

I have a document with a supporting link that others have used to install this on Windows 7 and that works great. But I get a message when I try to run the Windows6.1-KB975541-x64.msu on my Windows ...
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Slow Authentication on Arch Linux using NSLCD and Windows AD

I recently built a Arch Linux server that authenticates using NSLCD connecting to Windows AD. The authentication works, but there is a long delay (approx 10 seconds) between entering a password and ...
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How to check if computer is in the given Active Directory folder

At my company we have over 200 PCs that are allocated in different folders inside Active Directory. Lately there has been lots of computer changes and right now the AD is quite a mess. Computers are ...
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How to add Active Directory module in PowerShell in Windows 10?

I've installed Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview (January 2015) but no dice. Anybody knows how to do this? Many thanks!
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Did I setup Active Directory on my server correctly? (re: Linux/OSX can't join domain)

I've just installed Active Directory on my Windows 2012 R2 server and my Windows 8/10 machines connect perfectly, but Linux and OSX can't seem to connect. The AD server's computer name is "DC01" and ...
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Tuleap LDAP authentication and binding with current user login credentials

Can I set up the tuleap LDAP plugin to bind to the server with the current login credentials the user has inputted? This is how the Jenkins plugin functions but is is unclear if I can set up the ...
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Domain Controller Target Principle Name is Incorrect?

I have been experiencing trouble in adding an additional server 2012 dc to run Sophos Enterprise console antivirus. My main DC is running well with the following IP details: IP:10.75.44.10 Sub: ...
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Linux/Unix authentication via Active Directory across Networks?

I have two networks, one contains the Windows AD the other contains Unix/Linux clients of all kind. There is a Linux machine which has a NIC in both networks. I'd like to authenticate the unixoid ...
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When do Web Application Proxy servers need to join a domain?

We are looking at deploying Office 365 as well as exposing consumable end points for relying parties to authenticate. With that, ADFS is being deployed in Azure with domain controllers. AD Sync has ...
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Do I need Active Directory for routing on a Windows Server?

I just use basic RRAS with NAT, DHCP, DNS(proxy/relay mode), and MS NetMon. I've been using this setup for a while and I haven't really used Active Directory at all. Is it okay to remove Active ...
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Remove double password requirement on bitlocker

Having an issue at work where one of my employees requires two passwords for their windows surface (one for bitlocker and one for windows) several times a day when it falls asleep! On my mac I only ...
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Populate “Lab” Domain with “Main” Domain

I have a lab environment where I need to own Active Directory Services/DNS/DHCP/etc at work. I have a pseudo "production" environment in this lab that has everything from vCenters to Jenkins to VDI ...
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Add Service Account to Folder Permissions in Server 2012 R2

Need to add a Service Account (these are special accounts for which the password is automatically generated by Windows), to folder permissions. When I paste the user name from the service login ...
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DNS Resolution Errors on New Active Directory (Server 2012 R2)

In advance I thank you for any help or advice you can provide as I am fairly new to the concepts and config of Active Directory and related roles like DNS, DHCP etc. I have recently set up a domain ...
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VM Server not able to join domain host in another VM domain controller

I set up two WM on my win 8 computer using VMware workstation, both running window server 2012 R2 operating system, one serves as a domain controller, DNS server and DHCP server, the other one servers ...
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Waiting for google.com

I'll be the first to admit I'm not an expert at administering a home network. I'm a software engineer by trade so my expertise lies in code operations, not networking or administration. I'm having an ...
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Running duplicati as admin on a domain network to backup client outlook files

I'm trying to run duplicati on workstations connected to a domain. It is nearly difficult to run the application on workstations as an admin since the UAC prompts for admin password no matter how hard ...
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Disconnecting from networked computer

I was given my old computer at work when our company merged with another, but its still connected to the work network and requires my work user name and password.. Is there a not terribly complex way ...
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Ping computers when not joined to a domain

I am trying to understand windows domains. We connected a computer to the network and pulled an IP address. We were then able to ping a web server, however when we issued a GET request via a web ...
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LDAP Query for OU or group

I am trying to pick up some LDAP query skills for use in my SharePoint 2013 farm. I want to constrain my people picker user the peoplepicker-searchadcustomfilter command which takes an LDAP query. For ...
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Difference between Network and Domain

What is the real difference between domain(in Active directory) and network? Is my question wrong? or what is difference between domain in network and domain in Active ...
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Move users / computers to a different organizational unit (OU) - impact?

can I move an user/computer simply between OUs back and forth without any impact or is there something i have to consider? e.g. Services that no longer work then because their service accounts have ...
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Windows 2012R2 move folders users, ProgramData, ProgramFiles to the D

We would like to place the folders Users, ProgramData, Program Files and Program Files (x86) on the D drive for a non AD integrated server. We have already tried many options; however, we have yet to ...
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SOGo without Samba AD

I'm tinkering with SOGo groupware to be run on my homeserver. I'm especially interested in the ActiveSync capability to synchronize contacts and calendar of my Android devices without the need for ...
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How to delete the profile AD attribute using dsmod or similar?

As part of a user management batch script, I need to delete the profile value from an AD User object. The syntax I'm using is as follows: dsquery user -name TEST | dsmod user -profile "" It ...
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Winbind not enumerating users and groups of trusted domain

I'm using Samba 4.1.6-Ubuntu in Ubuntu 14.04, for authenticating users from two domains with a one-way cross-forest trust between them. Samba machine is joined to DOMAINA, while DOMAINB is the trusted ...
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Auto creation of Home Folders

I have a brand new install of Server Essentials 2012, I have 3 PC's attached to the domain and logging in fine. However when I created the users in AD, a Home Folder wasn't automatically created for ...
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Windows AD 2008 - If I change a user account password and the user is still actively logged in can he/she change the password back?

this is in regards to a windows server 2008 AD environment. Apparently an Administrator user's password was changed. But after a while he/she manages to change the password back. There was no other ...
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Can I set the Password Policy on a GPO using Powershell?

I'm trying to automate configuration of a domain controller. I can create and link a GPO using Group Policy cmdlets in Powershell, but how can I set certain policies like the Password Policy for a ...
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Windows 10 Offer Icon (GWX) - How to get it on AD/Domain joined PCs?

I know there´s no need to rush getting Windows 10 as I should receive it for free in the future, at least according to what I´ve read. However, information about the upgrade offer popping up in the ...
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AD user got lost - restore it, but not from backup

During installation of the new Exchange environment, the ActiveDirectory lost my user account (and only this one - weird). It was created again, nevertheless, everything is borked now: My PC lost all ...
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Use Office 365 account to login to Windows 10

Windows 10 has a new feature where you should be able to use our Office 365 Active Directory account to login. This is the feature: ...
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How to join my domain outside my lan network?

I'm having trouble connecting a computer that's outside my building to my domain. Is that possible? The goal is to make possible for this outside computer access a AD shared folder on my server that ...
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Users logged on [closed]

Need help with this I am able to run this script with no issue even excel pops up however no computer or data come in please help. I am just trying to get a list of user logged in from a specific ...
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Virtualbox Linux guest to inherit host user db and/or LDAP

Is there a way for a Linux guest to inherit the user db/definition of the host and/or the LDAP user of the host? By user db, I meant the users' names and group membership as visible on the host. ...
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Report of systems with 32/64bit Office installations within a domain

Our domain has a KMS activation server and a number of virtual desktops, regular desktops, and laptops which all have Office 2010 or 2013 installed. Most of them should be 32-bit Office but I know ...
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How to avoid using domain controller for DNS queries from web browsing

I'm trying to setup a Windows domain for a few PCs at home and work. Both Active Directory and DNS are on the same server but it is at US while I'm physically in Asia. In order to make the domain ...
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How do I enforce a Windows Authentication After RDP?

I would like to RDP into Windows server machine and after a successful RDP, I would like to configure my Windows to prompt for login again. The reason for this requirement is because the RDP ...
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Where is the “Known As” field in Exchange 2007 / AD?

Does anyone know how to update the "Known As" field for a contact in Outlook? Screenshot I have looked through all the properties of the contact in both Active Directory and Exchange Management ...
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Share VPN via Windows Internet Connection Sharing?

I've got a chicken & egg problem. I'm a remote worker and I just received a new machine. I still have my previous machine, which is connected to my corporate network via VPN. On my new machine, I ...
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How can I set Password Never Expires for current users only in Active Directory

Hi I have several users in my Active Directory Users. However I can't go to each one and set Password never expires. So If possible how can I set this option for all current users only?
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Active directory: what policy modify to prevent this?

I have allowed my user to shutdown and enable the shutdown button on menu as described here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/816569 I give of course gpupdate,and no errors. But my desktop is ...
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Enabling Active Directory Module for PowerShell via command line

As a final step in my Win7 MDT task sequence, I would like to move each computer from the staging OU to the regular OU (so GPO's can be pushed). My deployment techs have proven less than reliable on ...
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Group Policy Object with Max Password Will Not Take Affect

We are having an odd issue with out AD. We have changed the password policy to be as follows: Enforce password history 5 passwords remembered Maximum password age 120 days Minimum password age 1 day ...
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Need to change a computer name back to its old name on a domain

I had a problem witha computer I was trying to join to the domain. I gave it a different name than the one it was supposed to have but now I have to go back to the original name. However now I cant go ...