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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Enabling Active Directory Module for PowerShell via command line

As a final step in my Win7 MDT task sequence, I would like to move each computer from the staging OU to the regular OU (so GPO's can be pushed). My deployment techs have proven less than reliable on ...
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Group Policy Object with Max Password Will Not Take Affect

We are having an odd issue with out AD. We have changed the password policy to be as follows: Enforce password history 5 passwords remembered Maximum password age 120 days Minimum password age 1 day ...
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Need to change a computer name back to its old name on a domain

I had a problem witha computer I was trying to join to the domain. I gave it a different name than the one it was supposed to have but now I have to go back to the original name. However now I cant go ...
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Samba Winbind not working in Debian 8

I am setting up a new samba environment based on Debian Jessie. Installation of PDC was succesfully and Windows clients were able to join. Have a problem at joining the Linux clients. I was following ...
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AD: 2 users, same password

Not sure how it's done i'll explain the scenario. normal users have their daily access, but some require have local admin rights from time to time. The idea, is to have their normal ad account ...
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Trigger an event when Computer is added to Active Directory

Maybe this is a dumb question, but i'm going to ask i anyway ;) I need to run a script whenever a Computer is added to my Active Directory. The easiest way to do this i figured, was to bind a task to ...
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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: ...
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How to turn Windows domain account to a local account

I asked the IT department in our company to remove me from our domain so that some restrictions aimed at all the users within the domain no longer apply to me. The problem is that when I restart my ...
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How get OS X to view windows server links in outlook?

Currently my work uses Exchange and mapped active directory drives. That means when people link server files in outlook emails the file link looks something like SRV002/Administration/rules.docx ...
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AD Account with NOPWD_REQ

I found some AD accounts with the flag NOPWD_REQ. Does this mean these users can just authenticate by typing in their username without their password?
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Win2K8R2 dcpromo DSRM Password causes critical failure

I have a Win2K8R2 domain controller on an ESXi host. I have a second ESXi host on which I have created a new Win2K8R2 Server to be a secondary domain controller. The second server was added to the ...
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Dir command not working on one UNC Share

We have a process that runs in SQL Server which executes a DIR command on the local network using a UNC path to check that the files generated by another system are all there, as part of an audit ...
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Can't change network password from command line

I have a previous question relating to how one can change a password of the 'bottom' client when recursively logged in to multiple RDP clients: Change Windows password when in multiple RDP One ...
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Is it possible to get the date of a user's last login to AD if the user was deleted?

After STTR's very good explanations on how to get the dates of last login of existing (including disabled) AD users and how to retrieve the list of deleted users, One question remains. Provided that ...
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What is the default logs storage time in AD domain controller server?

I do not have this with me to check, as I am not OS administrator. I suppose there is some default time set in Active Directory (AD) for logs storage. I am particularly interested in logs for user ...
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“Ghost folders” showing up in Windows share

I have an Active Directory domain setup with Samba 4.2. This domain uses roaming profiles for all users, which are stored on a "Profiles" share on the Samba server. Furthermore, it uses folder ...
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Desktop Management with Active Directory

I've been doing some reading on Active Directory Domain Services and i find it really interesting. My question is this: Say i have ADDS installed on my Windows Server 2012 OS (or 2008), is it ...
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Risk behind weak password policy [closed]

I have a bit an unusual setup: I am a bank with systems, that are not accessible from outside (no direct internet access). To get access to those systems, you first have to physically enter the banks ...
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Why I can't see the users that I have created

I have created 4 users on Active Directory Users and Computer: But I can't see the users on my computer management under "local users and groups" nor on my sql server! So, why I does not have "local ...
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Risk involved on installing WDS on Domain Controller

Is there any Risk involved, if we install WDS on Domain Controller ( Windows Server 2008 R2) Thanks & Regards, Param
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Powershell - select and update an attribute “on the fly”

I am trying to look for AD users who have an null attribute ("terminalservicesprofilepath") and to update this attribute in the same command. I can select the users, but how to update the attribute ...
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What data is needed to connect an AC server? Is there any particular format?

I'm trying to create a simple active directory instance for testing. Firstly, I turned on 'Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services" feature (my os is Win8.1). Then using "Active Directory ...
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OS X Script to delete all non admins with launchd or logout script

I've found a number of articles that touch on this subject but they are not running for me or perhaps because they are years old they do not work OS X 10.10 Yosemite. In short we run Deep Freeze but ...
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Domain authentication without joining the domain

I am DBA in an Active Directory environment. I often work from home using my private PC (I connect via VPN). My private PC is not joined to the Active Directory domain. Is it possible to use domain ...
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Point a Windows Server to one specific AD Server?

It is possible to point a server/client to one specific AD Server? Is a host entry the solution? Environment: domain.local running on Server A and B Edit This is my problem:
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How to get user last logon date on a specific server?

Need to export a table with user names (samAcountNames) along with their last logon date\time on to specific server on network (who is a member of a domain). According to google search, i can do it ...
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Active Directory - Export an OU and sub objects

I would like to export a container and everything it contains with ldifde tool. How can I do that, especially if the container is in Namin Context : Configuration ? I want to export and then import ...
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How to know if a company uses User Logon Name Pre-windows 2000 (SamAccount) or the new User Logon name , to authenticate their users

If users login to their windows machines by entering the following on the Windows login screen: Domainname\username Password Does this mean that the company uses the User Logon Name format ...
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Excel VBA that calls Powershell ActiveDirectory cmdlet, but Module won't load?

I have a powershell script I use to dump user and computer lists to csv files; it works great and I don't want to touch it much. It uses the ActiveDirectory cmdlet, and the Get-ADComputer and ...
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Temporary Password for Domain Admin

A small non-profit company handling confidential information must grant remote domain admin access to their external IT services provider who manages the entire network, including new PCs, etc... ...
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Can't Use Powershell Active Directory Cmdlets Even With RSAT Installed

A while back I wrote a simple .ps1 that let me look up the name of a user or the hostname of a computer and tell me which OU of my AD it resided in. I don't recall having any difficulty running the ...
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How to set the correct Samba chmod permissions for folders in ext4 file system? Is ext4 the right choice?

I am build another Samba server as an Active Directory Domain Controller to replace an old and buggy one. Every night I rsync the old one with the new one. Now I am only changing the shares names in ...
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Smart card setup - Gemalto Cryptoflex 64K V2c

I have recently acquired a few Gemalto Cryptoflexes (as above) and I'm trying to get them to work for smart card login. The card has a minidriver which is ActivIdentity Mini Driver (Gemalto ...
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Likewise open aka powerbroker open, dns error when joining domain

When joining the domain using powerbroker open on a machine which is a bind dns server, i'm running into an issue. I'm not totally sure what powerbroker is trying to do at this point exactly ...
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Trouble with certificate checking on a closed network

I'm managing a Active Directory domain with about a hundred Windows 7 clients running IE9. The network does not have access to the Internet, but do have the ability to access a vendor web application. ...
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cannot login with with ad credentials

I cannot login on my laptop with my AD account, only with my smart card. This happened only after I changed my AD account password. If i lock my laptop while I'm logged with my smart card, I can ...
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Active Directory: global security group

In Active Directory (Win Server 2008 SP1) we have several global security groups (representing different departments) defined under the same path. They all have EMail addresses assigned to them and ...
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How to add Active Directory module in PowerShell in Windows 8?

I use Windows 8.1 and I try use Import-Module ActiveDirectory, but I get the following error: PS C:\Windows\system32> Import-Module ActiveDirectory Import-Module : No se cargó el módulo ...
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Issues With Nested PDLs in Outlook

I am looking to create a new Outlook PDL in my company's directory, and this PDL would have nested PDLs inside it. Are there any potential issues / bugs with using this approach? I've been warned to ...
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Restrict Active Directory user by IP Address or Machine Name

I am needing to create a Windows Active Directory account for use with a Microsoft Dynamics CRM system to a set of SQL Server 2008 R2 servers. This user is requiring elevated privileges in my SQL ...
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apache 2.0 ldap configuration to search subtree in Active Directory

Right now ldap is searching for a user in specified organizational unit (OU) in Active Directory (e.g. cn=apld,ou=Users,ou=_bbb). I need to find a way how to search for ldap user in all sub-OUs of a ...
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List of setspn service classes and their meanings

I am trying to set up my Java tomcat service to be authenticated using Kerberos (Negotiate SSO) in MS AD. For this it is necessary to create SPN. In the documentation of setspn on ...
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Removing DHCP and DNS from Windows AD Domain

This is my first time posting here, so please bear with me. I have been searching for this answer for a few days now with no luck. Maybe my google-fu is not strong enough. I am a software engineer ...
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Is there a way to know what version of Exchange a users mailbox is on

In Active Directory there is a property against a user called "homeMDB" That will give me the users exchange database, but is there a way to know if the user is on exchange 2013 through Active ...
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Load thumbnail photos of Active Directory users as a domain user (not controller) to Outlook

Is it possible, as a user in a domain (without administrative rights), to add thumbnail photos of my co-workers so they'll appear in the thumbnail photo cube in Outlook?
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How to change samba user SID?

I'm trying to change the SID of various user in Samba 4.1.14 using pdbedit pdbedit --user <username> SID=<SID> I run the command but no message is displayed nor the SID is changed. How ...
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Which Active Directory fields are displayed for iPhone contacts?

When connecting iPhones to Exchange servers, the menu Groups > Exchange global address list gives access to other users on the Exchange server. My question is which Active Directory attributes are ...
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'net user <username> <password> /domain' seems to momentarily allow multiple good passwords

So, let me preface this question by saying that I am not a domain administration expert. I'm a programmer who writes custom applications for the web. My company wants to add a password reset feature ...
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Does Windows active directory sync data from user's profile?

Does Windows active directory sync data from user's profile? I mean Desktop, Downloads, outlook or whatever in the profile. I want my windows client's outlook data to automatically sync to my windows ...
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Connecting two domain controllers in Active Directory Server 2012

I want to setup virtual test enviroment at home using windows server 2012 r2. What I did so far: Installed two virtual boxes of win server 2012. Promoted both to Domain Controllers, installed AD DS, ...