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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Can a Win2012 R2 domain controller be used as the AD FS host in Single Sign-On integration to Azure AD? [migrated]

I have upgraded our Active Directory from Win2008 R2 to Win2012 R2 in preparation for an integration with Azure Active Directory. I know the integration can be done with Win2008 R2, but I figured ...
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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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Windows 7 driver updates [on hold]

Cut the story short, I was wondering if there's any possible and effective way of updating Active Directory clients(mostly windows 7 machines) through setting a GPO?
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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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Ldap with cloud application

I was wondering if you guys could help me, I'm trying to use ldap to connect with our AD but the settings on the cloud app seem to fail. How do you set up ldap with external servers? Is there some ...
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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 ...
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Decrypting a BitLocker-ed that uses TPM

I'm looking at Dislocker but i cant figure out if a drive that is locked using TPM, but has those details stored in AD, can be opened using Dislocker. Does anyone know? EDIT: Dislocker is a linux ...
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Run command on every windows workstation

I just found out that I need to add a persistent static route to each and every workstation on my network of 80 Windows XP & Windows 7 Workstations. How do I add a persistent route to every ...
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Changing AD passwords of local account without being on company network

We've got remote users (who can VPN into our corporate network, but never actually connect to our LAN) who are on Mtn. Lion and Mavericks. If we expire their AD passwords, they can reset them through ...
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Execute one batch file on several Windows clients with active directory

For installing programs using an exotic package manager, I would like to execute until it succeed (repeated at each logon until success) a batch command one time on each computer connected to an ...
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keeping local profile a different domain user

My question is about how to log in to a machine with a (newly joined) domain user account, while keeping the local user's settings/profile which have been established by the previous domain user ...
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Disabling EFS recovery domain policy on local account

I would like my personal home folder to be protected by EFS without my domain administrator having access. I setup a separate local account so I can login with my personal microsoft account instead ...
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Login with Microsoft Account instead of Domain Account on Windows 8

Company recently issued me a surface pro 3 with windows 8. I would like to login to my personal microsoft account instead of my company issued domain account. However, after they setup my device, it ...
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Bitlocker disk encryption without admin override

I am a somewhat paranoid CTO exec that just received a Microsoft Surface with Windows 8.1 and I would like to enable disk encryption to protect my information. I know that bitlocker can be enabled to ...
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Minimum rights to access the whole Users directory on another computer

What is the minimum rights required to access the Users directory on another computer via an admin share? I have a batch file that writes some information to a few other computers using a path of ...
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UPN vs DOMAIN\USER signin

What is the difference between using user@zone.domain.tld over DOMAIN\USER? Does the difference come in to play the bigger the AD/business network is? For my setup I have now I can use either/or and ...
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GPO to configure “Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)”

Using excel 2013 (office 2013 32-bit per MS recommendation) on Win7Pro 64bit in a 2008R2 64bit AD domain. When trying to open an excel 2013 document getting the errorbox "There was a problem sending ...
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Should we load smaller subnets into Active Directory

Our network team is splitting up the subnets in each of our offices from /16 and /18 subnets to multiple /24 subnets. Our systems team is not changing Active Directory sites and services to replicate ...
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Query site for given ip from AD sites and services

Windows Active Directory maintains a list of subnet to sites assignments (in "Active Directory - Sites and Services" -> Sites -> Subnets). The subnet-to-site associationas ar used, obviously, by ...
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Powershell script to add user to active directory and set static IP

I have seen other similar questions but I am looking to fully automate the process and all of the examples I have found up until now are missing pieces that I need. Also, this is the first poweshell ...
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Cache Group Policies for AD Group

I administrate number of Windows 7 machines frozen using Faronics Deep Freeze. Because these machines are kept frozen they do not cache group policies. So every time a user logs in after a reboot ...
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error when trying to join AD with linux mint

I am trying to join Active Directory with mint MATE 64-bit, using likewise open gui. I get the following error: "Network name not found.. Failure to lookup a domain name ending in ".local" may be the ...
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Automatically log in a user once after connecting to a domain

I am using a script to connect 140+ workstations to a domain. These workstations are primarily Windows 7 but there are a few XP stations thrown into the mix. They were previously part of a workgroup ...
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How can I restrict a user in an AD environment only to have vpn access but no directory share rights?

I'm trying to restrict an AD account to only have vpn access rights but no domain user rights. Can it be done or should I try something out of windows server's boundaries? We are using a Fortigate ...
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Starting the Citrix Desktop Service once a specific user logs in

I am working on a package to be released into an enterprise environment which needs to have the Citrix Desktop Service in a suspended state post deployment from CM. In suspending the service post ...
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Powershell - Test user credentials in AD, with password reset

I can successfully use Powershell to tell if a user authenticates in Active Directory: Function Test-ADAuthentication { param($username,$password) (new-object directoryservices.directoryentry ...
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Customizing AD Users and Computers snap-in

We are looking at using the departmentNumber attribute for our users in Active Directory. Easy enough for admins to edit this attribute using the Attribute Editor tab with AD Users and Computers ...
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Terminal command to include currently logged on user

I am trying to write a script that makes our network (active directory) users local administrator on their macs. I have the script that will do this: dseditgroup -o edit -n /Local/Default -a ...
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Active Directory Allow User to Install Only

On my active directory network, I want to satisfy my boss by giving him semi-administrative permissions that will allow him to Install programs as administrator in emergency situations on all ...
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Active Directory - Deploying Wallpaper / GPO “Files” Permissions

I have tried to deploy wallpaper with active directory and it seems everything is working, up until the point where the image seems to have permission issues. At first I thought it was the image, but ...
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Share a folder without admin credential

In our domain, users have "User" permission level, every time some user want to share a folder it will be prompt admin credential to finish, is there a way to allow domain users to freely share ...
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Is there any trick to join and use Windows 8/8.1 with Samba 4 (4.1.6)?

It seems that Samba doesn't like me at all. I've followed various tutorials and I can't get Windows 8 to work properly with a Ubuntu Server as domain controller. This week i've downloaded ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Active Directory - GPO Will Not Apply to Group of Machines

I created a GPO to create a few rules for a set of computers, but no matter what I do, running "gpresult /r" yields "Filtering: Denied (Security)" as admin, or if I'm a regular user, it just doesn't ...
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Active Directory in a home environment?

I have two questions for you all... If I had a standard home router (Netgear R6300) and was looking at running a basic home domain using Active Directory as the domain controller. 1) How do I go ...
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Windows 2012 Domain Controller NETLOGON error

We have Sonicwall firewall user authentication System active since last two months. We have Windows 2012 Active directory server setup with around 1400 user account created. These accounts were ...
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ISSUE: Domain users can run softwares as admin

I have win server 2008 R2, previously when I create users (Domain user only), he can not run software as admin which is normal, but now any user I create (Domain user only) he is able to run software ...
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Publishing certificate on Active Directory

I am trying to publish a domain certificate on my Active Directory with the following command: certutil -dsPublish "file.cer" Machine But i get this error message: Could not find a ...