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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WMI query fails with “A security package specific error occurred.” Exception 80070721

Problem In Powershell after executing the following command ... Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem -Credential second.nl\administrator -ComputerName srv02.second.nl ... the following exception is ...
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Override GAL (Global Address List) picture to allow different pictures for internal vs. external use

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: Basically what I need to do is ...
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Outlook forgets active directory authentication for RSS feeds

I am using Outlook 2010 to subscribe to some RSS feeds which require authentication using my Active Directory account. This works fine for a day or two but then Outlook forgets the authentication ...
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How to programmatically change permissions on computer objects in Active Directory

I've inherited control of an OU within an enterprise Active Directory domain. All of the computer objects in our OU are owned (and only writeable by) my predecessor. This prevents me from re-adding ...
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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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Samba, winbind and AD authentication: username is invalid on this system

I am trying to set up a file server with Active Directory authentication using Samba and Winbind. Domain controller is Windows 2000 SP4 (don't judge). File server is Debian 7.7 (latest stable). This ...
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GPO printer allocation

scenario: AD domain with multiple remote OUs with fairly robust communications. I allocate printers per location via GPO. Some of the Work Stations in the OU allocate the printers on login (5 of ...
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finding turned on computers in active directory

How can I check which computers are turned on at the moment and are logged in to my active directory? Or which users are currently logged to AD? I'm using windows 2003
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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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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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Excel 2013 Power Query

Does anyone know how to extract all Active Directory Users and show which ones are Users and which ones are just Contacts. I've extracted both Users and Contacts but they seem to show the same in ...
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The group policy “Disable machine account password changes” - what does this mean?

I am setting up a test environment on Amazon Web Services comprising of 2 web servers, 1 database server and 1 domain controller. All of them are Windows Server 2012 and joined to the domain. ...
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Samba AD user with same name as local user

I just started using Samba as a domain controller at home. I have set up so that users who log on to the server have users and home folders created if it's the first time etc. I have one issue though....
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Can I load Powershell AD Module as another user?

I have a script that I use to automate AD and Office 365 account provisioning. Everything is working just fine. The only "problem" is that I have a regular domain account and another account which is ...
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LDAP custom attribute cannot be searched?

I have some special custom attributes with my ldap setup. I have a custom attribute called "GroupCode". I have bunch of entries with this special attribute that I was able to write to the ldap ...
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Windows server still reboot after recover active directory folders

My Problem: Windows server is not starting up and restart when shows the win logo. After that, i reinstall windows, reoconfigured again and execute this steps: Perform a fresh installation of ...
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samba4 acl for allowing group access to files created by a user

I've just setup samba4 as an Active Directory domain controller. (samba v4.3.0, installed on ubuntu x64) It's used in a small accounting office. The office has a number of file shares. I've given ...
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Linux + AD + mount = problems writing files

I have 2 Linux servers + 1 Active Directory There's a NFS disk mounted from the Linux 2 to Linux 1. Users can access and write files from their Windows session on directories of Linux 1, and on ...
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Active Directory and Proxy issues

I am faced by the strangest issue ever. We have a proxy server and had to change its IP once we changed, it some users were not able to browse some sites. The profiles did not Change but requests don'...
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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: 255....
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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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How to disable content view in windows explorer

Im trying to find a way to disable content view in windows explorer on windows 7 clients. I found this: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744697%28v=ws.10%29.aspx#...
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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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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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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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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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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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Microsoft Digital Signature Expiration in Active Directory

We have a large number of users on our network that need to sign forms digitally from time to time with Microsoft digital signatures that are set up to expire each year. Some of our users however are ...
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Cleaning out AD Roaming Profile Cache

I've been playing around with AD RPs after watching some videos and they mentioned that you end up with a lot of disk space being filled due to cache and files being copied over from the server where ...
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How to include all dns records and IP address of a server in automatic certificate enrollment of Microsoft AD CS?

In my company there are a lot of servers which users remotely login to them to do their duties. We have enabled computer certificate auto enrollment for them to assure secure connection. But because ...
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Bitlocker Will Not Encrypt on Fixed-Data Drive

I have recently encrypted my system (C:) drive, using Bitlocker, on my W7 Enterprise box. This machine is not associated with a domain. I would like to encrypt my remaining fixed data drives, as well. ...
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Windows 8 keeps prompting to change expired password

I am a volunteer doing tech support for a local school. One of the teachers tried to log in today and got a message that his password had expired and must be changed. That's expected, since our ...
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Setting Up Single Sign On with Active Directory

I need help setting up Active Directory with Single Sign On. I think this may be called Kerberos. I have a simple requirement in that I have 3 types of users: guest,operator, and admin. I would life ...
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Active Directory - Trust Relationship Error

Early in the morning, I have a computer which consistently can't be logged in to. When I try to login, I get the following error message: The trust relationship between this workstation and the ...
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Active Directory Auto Logoff Timer

I'm experimenting with an Active Directory Domain at home (Win Server 2012 Domain Controller). After joining my Windows 8 Pro (x64) PC to my domain, I am getting automatically logged off after being ...
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Configuration of mod_authnz_ldap to work with Active Directory

Please help to find a good tutorial / step by step instructions how to configure mod_authnz_ldap to work with Active Directory (I use Apache 2.2). Apache provides good documentation, but I want to ...
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The authentication mechanism is unknown

I'm attempting to authorize access to a third party program by checking their credentials against Active Directory using NTLM. This solution has been working for a long time - as it a rolled out ...
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Shortcut - Add to DL

I commonly have to add people to a Distribution List using Outlook 2010. This involves 5 or 6 steps, including having to search for the DL then clicking a few buttons. Is there a shortcut I can ...
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Mac roaming profile on a Windows 2008 domain

Have been pointed here by the guys at ServerFault - hoping this is the right forum (it seems to fit in with the guidelines). I'm setting up a home network with Windows 2008 R2 server. I've configured ...
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Save search results

In the Directory Service Find dialog, I'm given the option to save my search, but not save the results. How can I save the results of the search? Would it be easier to copy the directory, if my ...
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Safari causes our Active Directory accounts to be locked?

I work for a giant corporation who, as typical with giant corporations, has rather lackluster desktop IT support. We run Windows XP on our machines. Our small dev group requires that we have Safari ...
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find the different user connections

I want to know how to do from the AD to find out when and for what machines a user attempts to conencter and if it works or not, please? I have a user who is still blocking its account (IT Director) ...
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Windows 7 Internet connection

i have a small network for 24 PCs and i have AD and DNS and Exchange all PC joined to domain there is no internet in network but some users unplug cable Ethernet and uses modem to connected to ...
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VisualStudio won't accept credentials in enterprise environment - StatusCode: 0x80090308

I'm currently using Visual Studio Community 2015, Version 14.0 Update 3. My problem is, that I can't connect to my own MS TeamFoundationServer 2015 from my workplace. The problem is definitely not ...
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Network folder access control on shared machines with the same login

Let me start by saying I know this is a weird situation that I've inherited. So, thank you for trying to problem-solve this with me, and feel free to say, "You need to burn it all to the ground and ...
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Does whoami /groups query the DC?

How does whoami /groups work? Does it connect to the DC and get the information from there or is that information cached on the computer somewhere and retrieved by the command? If it is stored ...
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How to assign specific group id in Active Directory so the user belonging to that group had it on the list of groups on Linux?

I have Active Directory Server, and I have created a 'grg' user there. I have also created an 'isuser' group. After installing NIS service, when I right click on the group, and select properties, I ...
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.NET deny anonymous access blocking domain user too

We have installed the same .net web app to a few of our servers but one of the server is blocking access for domain users despite only set to deny anonymous access. We used the following web.config to ...
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Import schema into Samba/AD domain?

I have set up a Samba4 domain controller to serve as my Active Directory PDC. It works flawlessly in that respect. My next challenge is to install FusionDirectory to make managing it easier and to ...