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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Removing AD Group members according to their memberships to certain groups in the same OU

Our AD groups for Websense filtering has been set up with very little flexibility for policy management. There are only two groups for "Permit all" web browsing category. Now I need to create over 20 ...
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How do I configure DNSMasq on DD-WRT when using Active Directory?

I have a server running Windows Server 2012R2. It is a domain controller. I have a router running DD-WRT version DD-WRT v24SP2-EU-US (08/19/10) std (SVN revision 14998). The router is configured with ...
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Unable to Login to my MAC after OS X Yosemite upgrade

I'm unable to login to my office laptop after upgrading from Mavericks to OS X Yosemite. I tried things such as removing .AppleSetupDone and creating an Admin account but none of them are helping me. ...
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Debian Active Directory to LDAP migration

These days I am working on LDAP and Active Directory migration. I want to migrate to LDAP but I cannot get passwords from Active Directory. I want to seemlesly migrate to LDAP, and I want a solution ...
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Apply A Security Group To An OU Via Group Policy

I'm having trouble trying to work out if this is possible: What I want to do is have an Active Directory OU, with a group policy applied to it so that if a computer is moved into the OU it becomes a ...
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Managing authentication on a non-domain PC

I am installing a new Windows 7 PC on a network and logging in with a local user account. When I access a shared drive on a server I am prompted for and enter valid LDAP credentials and can access the ...
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Windows 7 Temporary Profiles on New PC's

2 new ASUS Pro laptops, i5, 4GB RAM etc. Windows 7 Professional. Im trying to set them up onto our domain. I ran through the name change and domain join procedure through my computer -> right click ...
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domain controller like server for linux

I was thinking about swiching my office over to linux (everything) In terms of workstations, libreoffice is all i really need (on most stations) But as far as server go, I need to be able to mannage ...
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How to change the start menu for restricted user on Windows 7?

I am the administrator of my network & I have a restricted user on the network. I noticed that the default start menu for a restricted user leaves off 99% of shortcuts that could actually be ...
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Where can I find a complete list of Active Directory LDAP error/data codes?

I'm looking for an official list of LDAP error codes Specifically given LDAP: error code 49 - 80090308: LdapErr: DSID-0C0903A9, comment: AcceptSecurityContext error, data 531, v1db1 I'm looking for ...
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ActiveDirectory Update a user getting UnauthorizedAccessException

I have a script that updates user pictures. It works perfectly fine on my machine as I'm a Domain Admin. I want to schedule it to run on my SQL Server, but the account that is running the Agent ...
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How to remain my Windows login on dying AD and password expired soon

I have Win 7 joined to my corporate AD with 3 month password expiry. Now I have problem that they wanted to change the AD to a new domain. I am not sure if the old AD is still alive. However I have ...
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Add Printer requires UAC to admin

I have several non-admin users on my Active Directory domain that need to be able to add printers without an admin entering their credentials at a UAC prompt. How do I use group policies to allow ...
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Prohibit Windows users from creating open shares with anonymous login/access

Is there a way (using GPO or registry key) to block a windows users when they attempts to create an open share which allow anonymous login/access ? thank you.
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Admin group membership not replicated

Currently, my user account is member of Administrators and Domain-Administrators in a network with two DCs. On both DCs, changes in my group membership will be replicated without problems. However, if ...
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How to ignore extra spaces in LDAP filter

My filter looks something like this &(extensionAttribute2=123456) I can foresee instances where the values might have spaces at the beginning or end of the string and I don't want to exclude ...
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Deploying Sofware via GPO - Install for Machines Added to Network

Is there someway in Active Directory when deploying software via Computer Settings (Assigned) to have an application be installed to computers after they are joined to the domain? I am currently ...
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alternative to connect to domain on windows 7 home edition

I know that it is Impossible to join a domian, But I was wondering if a 3rd party software is available that can hellp me. The only function I need is to have to user folder on the server. Thank you.
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Add Computer and User to Domain - Can't login

I have set up a domain on my netowrk, as following: Domain Controller: HostName: DC001 OS: WS2008R2 Domain name: test.local Domain admin user: diego Domain admin user: password User "diego" can ...
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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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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, ...