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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One user on our domain cannot login on his original PC only;

So a user says he went out to lunch and afterwards could not log into his PC. It just hangs whereas it actually does log in in safe mode and other accounts like my admin on the domain also can log in. ...
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How to enable the WMI service on many machines to find MS-Office licenses using the Volume Activation Management Tool 2.0 using Active Directory?

I installed the Volume Activation Management Tool 2.0 from Microsoft to scan all the computers on my network to find out how many valid MS Office licenses we have installed on all of the machines. ...
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Is it possible to set up a raspberry pi with an Active Directory account?

We are looking at various ways of giving our raspberry pis access to our network and I was wondering if it was possible to give a Pi an active directory account so it can log on to a windows network?
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How to force a virtual machine to uncache windows domain credentials

I have a Windows 8 host (latest patches) in an AD domain. a windows 7 (latest patches) virtualbox VM also within the the same domain The issue is that I've been through 2 password change cycles ...
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Disable USB mass storage via group policy based on the time of day?

I would like to disable USB mass storage for a group of users during specific hours of the day (lets say, 9AM to 5PM). I know that with Windows Server 2008, there is a group policy that will disable ...
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Does Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) require Active Directory (AD) to run?

Can I set up a VDI with 1 server and many thin clients without setting up Active Directory with a domain controller? I want to make the thin client setup as easy as possible, i.e. get any Windows PC ...
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Local System Restricted via GPO in Microsoft OS

If there is a way, to deny local-system on a client machine to stop services with GPO?. The client is in a domain. Example, making a anti-virus service that can't be disabled by local-system. I don'...
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How to PreStore Active Directory Profiles

As commonly known, on a Windows computer connected to a domain, when a user logs into a workstation their profile is stored on the local machine in case connectivity to all domain controllers is lost (...
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Windows 7 user profile resetted at each login

After uninstalling and reinstalling a (buggy) software I'm working on, the following has happened: When I rebooted and logged in the first time, the whole of my Users folder was wiped out: ...
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Backing up Windows 7 Active Directory configuration

I have some computers linked to company X's Active Directory within my company. How do I backup the AD configuration on Windows 7 so that I can reformat the drives and restore the AD configuration ...
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What ActiveX controls does gmail use in IE9?

Gmail says that ActiveX controls needs to be enabled, whenever I go there using IE9. ActiveX is enabled, but only for approved plugins, and I'm wondering if it's worth approving whatever it needs, or ...
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Logon failure trying to print using Samba

I'm trying to set up a CUPS print server on a Knoppix system for use by Windows clients in an Active Directory domain. So far, I've had success with printing over IPP. Now I want to explore the ...
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Does a Linux based openLDAP server have an _ldap._tcp DNS service record?

I know that you can query the _ldap._tcp. for an AD service and it will return the hosts which are the LDAP servers. Does the same thing work on Linux? If it is not the default, how do you turn it ...
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How to enable / disable administrative share from remote, using Active directory management tools?

Is it possible to enable or disable remote pc administrative share (c$, d$), using active directory management tools ? Thanks
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Can I authenticate a smart card from another company on my domain?

I have a smart card that was issued by my company. I have AD setup at my house, and I login remotely via terminal server/client. I would like to be able to log in via smart card only. Is it possible ...
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Ldapsearch query

I have around 10 users who have been given access to one specific application which uses AD authentication. ldapsearch -p xxx -LLL -x -w test -h abc.com -D abc -b dc=abc,dc=com sAMAccountName=xyz | ...
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Active directory Kerberos OSX problems

I'll try to keep this short, but informative. I'm currently unable to bind OSX lion (10.7.4) machines to our AD. OSX kerberos (heimdal) is unable to locate the KDC service. However i can bind ...
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Parent folder permissions for subfolder read/write access

Using active directory, I want a specific user to only have read/write access to a specific sub-folder of a parent folder. What permissions does that user need on the parent folder?
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Windows server 2008 CPU load balancing

I have a Windows server 2008 CPU and Active Directory installed. Some how with lot of users and compiling process and many things, the CPU load rise too much and makes the server goes slow. What is ...
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Samba file shares - ownership of folder accessible for 1 group verified by MS active direcctory

I have a machine set up to share a folder /srv/sambashare, here's an exerpt of the config file: [share] path = /srv/sambashare writable = yes The permissions of that folder are set at 700 ...
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Using a remote VPS for Active Directory purposes

I'm currently running Windows Server 2008 R2 at home, and I'm really enjoying having the power of Active Directory on my side. However I currently have the server also being used as a desktop, and ...
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How can I create a desktop shortcut from a logon script?

Using Active Directory with Windows 2003 and Windows XP boxes as clients, is it possible to run a script on start up so no matter where a user logs in at the script will create a desktop short cut ...
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Repadmin and DNScmd

A little query really in terms of the usage of Repadmin and DNScmd when forcing replication of DNS zones. I'm currently studying for my 70-640 (Active Directory Exam) and was wondering what the ...
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Sharepoint / Active Directory / DNS

As a newbie to SP / AD, could someone give me a bit of advice.. I need to set up a Sharepoint site, primarily for collaboration with people working in other countries. Our network doesn't have a ...
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Change AD password when outside of LAN will prevent user windows log in?

If a user with his laptop is outside of LAN and he cannot access his Exchang account, Then I change his AD password which is also the Exchange password, will the user still be able to log in to the ...
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Active Directory with No-IP domain?

Is it possible to configure Active Directory to be used with a No-IP domain name? I want my domain like exemple.no-ip.org to be used as an Active Directory domain. So, in clear, if I connect my home ...
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DNS resolves without adding the host IP and name to etc/ hosts file

Is there any way to resolves host-name without added to hosts file? In order to access internal site in my company I have to add the host-name and IP in the .../etc/hosts file. Is there any way to ...
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One AD-account two computers - never logged in at the same time

Mission I have one AD account that I, at different times, want to use at two phyiscal computers (referred to as computer1 & computer2). To be clear about the time aspeact, I never want to be ...
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Search Active Directory

How can I search the active directory and get more than 100 results using the Address Book? Currently, if I search for "m", I get a message informing me that "there are too many entries in the ...
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Black screen when logging in to AD enabled computer

Network drives not working Icons on desktop not showing properly (broken icons) Slow start up time with "black screen" for longer period of time I got two users with this issue, any idea what might ...
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Altering permission to prevent editing of a file in Windows

We have a proprietary Windows financial program that exports a text file periodically. This file is extracted to a Windows directory by creating a series of temporary files & finally after ...
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Deploying Windows Service through group policy fails with Event ID 102

I'm trying to deploy a custom Windows Service (written in C#; installed through a VS setup project) using a group policy. To help debug this, I also have two additional MSIs in the same policy. All ...
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Multilevel access control in Active Directory…?

I'm trying to solve a problem. The tool i'm trying to use is Active Directory, but i'm not sure if it is the right tool for the job. Let me try to explain... I have an application(a website) under ...
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Office 2007 Standard MSI Active Directory Group Policy install not using MSP admin file

We are trying to install Office 2007 Standard on XP machines using Group Policy. The machines already have 2003 installed on them (part of the image). I created an MSP file by running setup /admin. ...
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New active directory users cannot login from client

First a summary of the setup Server side Installed Windows Server 2003 Enterprise edition using disc 1 ran dcpromo and created a domain ( this is the only server in the network ) ran adprep /...
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cannot get default profile on Mac 10.6 to work on AD

Created a default user profile on an intel Mac running 10.6, this works fine locally when new accounts are created. ( ran Repair Disk Permissions, over written the default user profile on the Mac with ...
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How to have many linux groups and many users in groups in linux + active directory network

We just discovered that each linux group can hold only max users up to 1024 characters (/etc/groups line length). My coworker set up ActiveDirectory and wants to map the groups and users (ca.2500) to ...
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the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

I'm facing this issue on VMWare workstation 7.1. I installed windows 2008 enterprise edition with active directory user normally login, once I turned on the windows from VMware work station. Once I ...
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SharePoint Returning a 401.1 for a Specific User/Computer

We have a SharePoint Services 3.0 site set up supporting about 300 users right now. This report is isolated and has never been duplicated. We have one AD user who cannot log into the SharePoint site ...
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Windows 7 computer name changes on its own

I have a Dell Latitude D830 with Windows XP Professional that has been running on my local domain for many years. I recently Installed Windows 7 Enterprise on the D830 using a brand new HDD so that ...
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Change PC local group members from Active Directory Domain Controller?

Our environment is based on a Windows Server 2003, and more than a hundred computers in the domain. These computers have the usual domain user in the local Administrator group of the respective ...
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Why won't my PC register in DNS?

It's a Windows 7 box that used to work fine. All of a sudden though, it will no longer register DNS with our AD servers. No errors reported. If I force it with ipconfig /registerdns, it will ...
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Changing IP of DNS Server machine

I am in windows server 2012R2 machine environment and there I am having my Active Directory and DNS server(local LAN) configured. Now due to some requirement I want to change IP of this machine and ...
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Binding Outlook to Active Directory users [closed]

I currently have a small business network set up. Running SBS 2011, and Windows 7. I apologize for my minimal knowledge of the subject, but I am looking for a way to have Outlook connected to each ...
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Understanding Windows 8 users account and remote desktop

I do not want to further confuse myself by asking on the difference between domain account and local account. Just want to clarify the following behavior for local accounts. Let's say I created 2 ...
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BitLocker and Active Directory

I routinely bring in my encrypted file drive to work, but the IT department seems rather incompetent here. The security policies are very lax, and I'm paranoid about the domain controller being hacked ...
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Justification for running Active Directory in a development environment [closed]

I currently work in a department focusing on developing software on the .Net platform. They come from a linux/php setting and have moved as a team onto the Windows world. The team have set up a nice ...
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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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What are the specific names for the various username formats in Windows?

When windows users are prompted to enter their username, they can usually specify it in a variety of formats: username username@activedirectorydomain.example addomain\username What are the ...
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Active Directory : Two accounts same password [closed]

Is there a way to have the same password for two accounts. (Not familiar with AD terms so i m not sure if i use the correct terms). Thank you