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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AD DNS Server resolves old IP adress after being moved to new IP range

I'm currently experiencing an issue with a DNS server (on Windows 2008), which was moved to a new IP range. The IP address was changed, but somehow the server address keeps popping up as the old IP ...
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Windows offline domain join

Apparently administrators can join the machine to the domain without a reboot according to this article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/offline-domain-join-djoin-step-by-step%28v=ws.10%...
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Generate duplicate Active directory on Server 2008 r2 [migrated]

Currently We are using window server 2008 r2 and installed Active directory on server, which working fine. Problem is that, Some of roles which are not working well(Can not install/uninstall roles), ...
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Best configuration for using an external DNS Server in addition to a Domain Server

I have Cable Internet from Comcast (Xfinity) with a 256Mbps connection. Then I have a WRT1900AC Router (with the wireless turned off). The configuration is as follows: Subnet: 10.10.1.0/24 Router: ...
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Active Directory -> Dirsync -> Office 365 best way to change password for remote users

We have a company 90% remote users with no laptops. (on government computers that they can't install anything on like a vpn) our company is moving to Active directory and Office 365 and the passwords ...
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Windows Azure Directory Sync Generic Failure

Ok so I have a domain that I want to sync to Office365 but when I start the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync tool Configuration Wizard I get an error with the following details: System.Management....
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Enable SMB file sharing on OS X - “Incorrect Password”

I have a Mac running Snow Leopard connected to an Active Directory domain. I can share folders on the Mac and view files from Windows without problems. When I try to enable my Mac account for write ...
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Active Directory whenChanged attribute

i am a bit confused when it comes to the whenchanged user-attribute in active directory. Lets say i have a user xy with a mailbox. This mailbox is shared with a few people. They all do not log ...
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How to assign a static IP to a Computer in Active Directory

I'd like to know how you can assign a static IP address to a computer using Active Directory. I know it is possible with a user using the Dial-in tab, but doing it on a computer has no effect (unless ...
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Unexpected DNS entries returned

I'm having been getting a weird DNS response recently. If I ping any unresolved DNS (without tld, I.e. abc instead of abc.com), it will return the IP 72.167.34.97. If I would do it in the browser, it ...
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Mac OS X 10.8 not binding to Windows domain

I have five iMacs with OSX 10.8.5. Two of the iMacs are binding to Windows domain server (2012) successfully. But I can’t bind remaining three iMac machines, and it is showing authentication error ...
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Win Server 2003 r2: Can you deploy files without using GPP?

Im trying to deploy an email signature that needs to be placed in every C:%APPDATA%\MICROSOFT\Signatures folder on each machine in my domain. I am aware of how to deploy programs with .msi file ...
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How to deploy files using Group Policy [migrated]

I wish to share a couple files to every computer on my domain. I know I need to use Group Policy, but I'm not really sure where to go from there. I am using Windows Server 2003 R2.
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QNAP TS-809U: Domain Users / Groups disappear and the server has to be rejoined to the AD Domain

We have a TS809U that we have joined to the domain. Shares and access rights works as the should with the domain users and everything is just the way it should be. But after a couple of weeks/a month ...
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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: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_apps-...
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Update AD Attributes of multiple users

I want to add the siteCode attribute to all users in a specific OU but I can't find a way to do this in the GUI. Is there any other way to achieve a mass update like this? I've seen scripts on line ...
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Allowing a person object to be created under a locality

I am using Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services. I notice when I right click on a locality entry, L=dublin, and select New Object there is no option to create a person object. I am very ...
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Netatalk server on ubuntu with AD authentication

I need to install Netatalk on ubuntu 14.04 server, and allow users to mount their desktops on Mac OS X. User credentials are stored on Active directory servers, but I have centrifydc installed on my ...
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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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nslookup is automatically searching for FQDN

i set up test.com domain and DNS on windows 2012 server. i join test.com domain from windows 8.1 PC and using internet everyday. everything was fine. but, this morning, the internet sharing from ...
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Joining Windows host to a Samba Active Directory failed

I couldn't join a Windows (2k3) computer to a Samba4 Active Directory, because I got this message on the host: Error occured joining the domain. The specified network name is no longer available. ...
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Is there a sample AD & LDAP server for practice? [closed]

I am trying to study the connection method to LDAP and AD, but don't have a working AD. I do have a full working Window 2008 Server. Is there a sample AD & LDAP server I could use for practice?
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Can the id command query Active Directory for a uid?

If I run id 1000001 (freebsd or mac), configured to authenticate with Active Directory, it returns id: 1000001: no such user. Running id DOMAIN\\user1 returns the info correctly, after which I can ...
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Windows 10 - switch users - with AD users

Windows 10 does actually have the option of switching between users assigned to a computer. But it seems that this will only work with LOCAL USERS not with AD users. Whenever an AD user logs off/Shuts ...
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Script to get a list of users allowed to connect computer

I would like to inventory the users and groups that are allowed to connect to a computer (interactively or remotely). The computer can be either in a workgroup or in an active directory but primarily ...
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Manage DHCP on windows server from computer outside domain

I am trying to manage a DHCP server running on Windows Server 2008r2 from a computer that is not in my active directory domain. I currently get the error: This call was performed by a client who is ...
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Automatically set up Outlook Profile for new user

I'm a part of a small IT team for a medium sized business. When we set up a new user, we usually create an email account and set their password up, we never give email passwords out for security ...
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Domain trust vs. Forest trust: What is to prefer and why?

Administering several active directories, I might be in the need of defining trust levels for them. I could do the following: Create a trust between two ADs. Create a trust between two forests, each ...
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Group Policy Confusion (Printers configured under users?)

I'm befuddled. Active directory usually makes a bit more sense than this. The Problem: Referencing the images below (with private info removed), it appears that Printer Connections are being defined ...
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Find out what does change the settings for User Account Control all the time

The settings of the UAC get changed by some app/program/process. As a result I can't open Edge, calculator, Windows store or any other Metro style app. If I try to open it I get xxx can't be ...
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Site-to-site AD VPN

I have a development environment inside a corporate network 2 Hyper-V hosts, ~15 VM's Private network Internet access on a separate network and firewalled I'd like to join it to my AD domain, ...
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Will msExch* attributes migrate to a new server that is NOT running Exchange?

We are planning on migrating a client from SBS2008 to 2012 R2. Mailboxes have since been migrated to O365. If we perform an AD migration will msExch* attributes be migrated even though the new server ...
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Re-joining a computer to domain

I have a problem with a Windows 7 PC that had been a member of the domain. When I try to logon to this PC with domain credentials I get a message similar to The trust relationship between this ...
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Redirect outgoing ports in windows

I want to create an Active Directory server at home, just to learn how to do it. I have configured the server but I want to use the service from outside, so I've opened all the ports in Windows's ...
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MS Certificate Web Enrollment authentication between domains

I'm trying to set up the Certificate Enrollment Web Services to give autoenrollment to some clients. The issue is the clients are on a separate domain to the CA. I see the CES/CEP allows three options ...
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Outlook - Domain account not resolving

I normally test people's Active Directory account names or email addresses by pasting them into an email (in the TO, CC, or BCC) and tabbing to the next field. Outlook will auto-resolve it to the ...
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How to configure active directory in windows 7?

I just installed Remote Server Administrative Tools (RSAT) on windows 7, and turned features on as mentioned in the installation guide. Now the Administrative Tools have been installed and ...
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Cannot create new users in Active Directory (Using Samba4 as DC and AD)

I setup Samba version 4.1.17-Ubuntu as domain controller and active directory, and everything seemed to go smoothly, but when I try to use the administrator account on one windows 10 PC domain member ...
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How to convert regular windows 10 account to an active directory account?

I run a Windows 10 Enterprise computer, which I used before I (setup and) joined a domain. Now that I have joined the computer to a domain, I want to use my domain account on my computer but still ...
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How to find my network and database access [closed]

Our company gets audited pretty regularly and I was wondering if there's an easy way to find out which accounts have access to what on our network? We're an all windows development shop, so all our ...
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How to get Linux users list from LDAP

We've just linked one of our Linux host to LDAP and ActiveDirectory. Now I'm trying to check how I get list of users and their details from within the Linux side.
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no internet connection windows server 2012 setting up remote desktop connection

I'd like to setup my Windows 2012 Server so I can Remote Desktop Connection from my client (Windows 10) with the static IP that I'm going to give to the server. (So not through a site). After having ...
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Hide user list from system settings in Ubuntu

I'm setting up some Ubuntu machines for our college using 14.04 LTS with the standard Unity launcher. I've joined the machines to AD and hidden all but manual login on the login screen using the ...
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Parsing a string variable in a batch file for LAPS / ADU&C

I am trying to implement LAPS (Local Admin Password Solution) on our network and I am having issues integrating LAPS with the ADU&C right-click context menu. My goal is for our Helpdesk staff to ...
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How to cancel GPO which was Set by the Administrator?

We have four computer labs. Each one has 50 computers. All of them run on Windows 10 Pro. We have decided to use Active Directory. Added all the computers into the domain. Last week a friend of mine (...
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Moving old domain PC's domain user to new domain

I have several computers in my network involved in the situation: 2 servers: 1 "new" domain controller, and 1 old domain read-only domain controller 1 client computer logging into domain account ...
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Powershell: getting computer architecture if computer is offline

I have come across the below line that allows to identify if a computer is 32-bit or 64-bit: $(Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Processor -ComputerName [name]).AddressWidth It works well if a ...
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Locked out of my computer after disabling the netword card

So I made a big mistake : I was doing some tests on my work computer and I disabled the network card (via Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections) and forgot to re-enable it before ...
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How to enable ldap authentication in php

I have one server (Windows Server 2012 R2) and I need to configure a LDAP users authentication in PHP. Server is domain controller, PHP (5.6) is installed and PHP already has LDAP extension. Bind with ...
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linux + vastool + print password by vastool

please advice how to print the password from active directory ( LDAP ) of specific user by vastool ? user=admin1 /opt/quest/bin/vastool Copyright 2014 Quest Software, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ...