Active directory or AD is the Microsoft's implementation of LDAP protocol or X.500 standard. Its purpose is manage objects from a network computer and make them avaiable for users and administrators of this network.

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How do you determine if your domain isn't AD or ADAM?

I'm trying to get some authentication stuff set up in ASP MVC, but keep getting thrown errors about how it doesn't support anything but Active Directory (AD) and Active Directory Application Mode ...
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Windows Domain laptops working offline

We have several laptops and many more users. On a field job there will be one person with a laptop set up to his domain account. The other people will have to use that laptop if they require access to ...
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How can I log into Redmine (LDAP) once my active directory password changes?

My active directory password changed, now I can't log into Redmine (0.9.4) via LDAP. I haven't installed plugins, so what gives?
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Is there a Linux distribution designed to connect to a Windows network quickly and easily out of the box?

I want to be able to connect these machines to the domain and use active directory on them.
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Is there a way to change windows local account profile to a domain account profile? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Migrate desktop user to domain user I have a user who has been using her local windows xp user profile. Now with Active Directory implementation, I want to have the ...
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How to extract Active Directory configuration?

Is there a tool to extract AD configuration, which can be used later to perform technical configuration security audit without having any interaction with the machine that contain the AD?
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How long until disabling a logged on user takes effect?

I have asked the admin sitting next to me to change my password and disable my account. He did that 15 minutes ago and I am still browsing the network shares. I haven't logged off yet, but I want to ...
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Mac OSX 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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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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Applying LDAP OU attributes to users automatically

Is it possible to set the Office and Department attributes on an organizational unit, that way when we move users around, the user's office and department automatically changes? I don't use AD/LDAP ...
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Active Directory users permissions on shared folder [closed]

I have two groups of AD users: Group_R (members: User_1, User_2) Group_RW (members: User_3, User_4) There are two shared folders: Folder 1: \\server\folder_A Permissions: Group_R (read only), ...
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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 Domain with roaming laptops - connect or leave separate

What do you do when you have a pool of laptops that are given to staff when they travel? I work for a travel agency where we will send a staff member or two away on a tour with a group of people, and ...
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How to install ADAM on Windows 7

How do I install ADAM/LDS on a machine running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit? I have found guides for Vista but they require you to have a second computer running xp to install it first. When I run the ...
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Can Exchange email password be set different from AD password? [closed]

I have to access my Exchange email via POP and Outlook. From what I know it is really easy to recover passwords used by Outlook accounts - there are dozens of utilities for that. If my email password ...
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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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Outlook 2007 Exchange Server (Active Directory) on Linux

Is there a way or application that will allow Linux (Ubuntu) to integrate and exchange information (emails, calendar, etc.) with Outlook 2007 Exchange Server and Active Directory?
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OS X 10.5.8 Mobile Account with Active Directory

I've got a Mac Mini client joined to an SBS 2008 box. I'm using SMB shares in the domain. The Mac has been binded to AD, I can log in with any user account. It even asks me if I want to create a ...
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Can Windows 8.1 RT join a domain

Can Windows 8.1 RT join an Active Directory 2012 domain? I've been looking around and I'm having a hard time determining if they are talking about 8.1 or 8.1 RT but its very unclear.
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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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Connecting clients to Active Directory Server

I have a computer in my basement with Windows Server 2008 R2. I have set up my DNS name as forlenza.local and installed the Active Directory service on it, but when I try to join any client PC to the ...
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What to do if you want the Active Directory MMC plugin to be available?

I don't understand or think that much about active directory. Right now I am just wondering how the following icon comes up on my desktop. What needs to be installed on my machine to get it. More ...
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From the Active Directory Snap-In, how can I find the GUID for a user?

How ca I view the GUID associated with an Active Directory user under windows 7?
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Will upgrading a machine from Windows 7 Pro to 8 Pro remove it from a domain?

I have a laptop running Windows 7 pro SP1 x64. It is on the domain at work. If I do an in-place upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, will the resulting OS still be on the domain?
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What''s the optimal method to extract a list of users and their information from Active Directory?

I have a need to sync Active Directory information with another system. I need to pull out a list of AD users, and all their info (first name, last name, email -- anything stored with their record in ...
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Using powershell to manage Active Directory running on Windows Server 2003?

I would like to create a script that can use the ActiveDirectory module in powershell (from a remote machine). From what I understand I need to have Active Directory Web Services (ADWS) installed for ...
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Can I check what policies are being applied to a particular security group in ADUC?

I've been given the task to clean up ADUC/Group Policy. Quite daunting due to the perplexing manner it was all put together. It appears to have been put together with a "try this, didn't work, don't ...
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How can I tell if an active directory group is a security or distribution group?

I need to check if an active directory group is a security or distribution group. As somebody who doesn't know much about active directory - how do I go about doing this?
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“You don't have permission to copy files to this location over the network” error

I'm trying to copy a ~5 GB file to a folder on my D:\ drive from an XP machine and getting the following error: You don't have permission to copy files to this location over the network. It ...
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Backup/Logging - Active Directory

Hey I'm using Active directory on a network with around 150 users, all members of different groups with different policies etc. it would be a huge problem for our network if e.g. by mistake an admin ...
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How to make a CentOS linux server for Active Directory

I have a linux server at my home with CentOS and I would like to make it a Domain Controller for Active Directory. Is there a way to make it? I don't wanna use Windows Server 2008 R2 'cause it's ...
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Setting up Active directory on a home network

I'm trying to set up AD on my Windows Server 2008 R2. I think the IP assigned by my router should be static. So when I turn off the router's DHCP and enable the DHCP Server in Windows, do all my ...
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How inaccurate must the clock's time be for NTLM requests to be denied due to the time being incorrect?

We have a network where the time on some of the client workstations is inaccurate. There is a problem with NTP on the clients or domain controllers causing the time to not synchronize. We are ...
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Add a local user to an AD group in Linux

I have a bunch of batch applications that must run with a local linux user "batchjobs". Our team have AD users (eg: "COMPANY/user") to login to that machine. If we need to change current production ...
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Are there any built in LDAP functions to manipulate strings?

I have a need to retrieve a value of a property in lower case, can LDAP have any built-ins to perform this? I know that I can do substrings and concatenations. The need is for a software product we ...
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Domain joined VM+ snapshotting

I have been using a Win 8 Hyper V VM with snapshots to test some applications I am writing in fresh environments (to ensure that it works in a non dev environment,etc) The way I use it is that I ...
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File server monitoring in AD

I was asked to find a way to monitor changes (modification, renaming, deletion, moving) of files in specific folders on the company's shared file server (simple windows shared directory) What I'd like ...
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Does removing a user from a group revoke their ownership privileges?

This may be a naïve question, but I'm concerned about file ownership and group access under NTFS file systems and in a Windows AD environment. Let's say that Jim-Bob created a folder, \stuff, and put ...
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User with local admin privileges on a DC Win 2008 AD domain

I have a Windows Server 2008 AD domain, with 2 domain controllers, one with Windows Server 2008, the other with Windows Server 2008 R2. The second is the main DC. I'd like to create a user who is a ...
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Find the Distinguished Name from a Bind DN

I don't know if my question title even made sense - but let me explain. When you do an LDAP query, you (apparently) are supposed to specify a DN in the Bind to "login" to the LDAP server. When I do ...
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How was this value of ObjectGUID encoded?

An application stores the objectGUID of a user's MSAD entry internally as: msad://OBJECTGUID=\5c\78\33\6d\77\d8\df\44\80\07\d2\77\da\d5\c5\69?USER Below are the Uids I see when I pull the user's ...
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find number of groups assigned to a user

Is there a way to find the number of groups assigned to a user in linux? as of right now i have: foo : foo bar apple users An app I use may have given a user a group of "apple users" but I cant ...
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Where does MSAD LDAP store the credentials used to authenticate users?

I can browse the user details of an existing LDAP directory using a bind DN and bind password. I cannot find any entry storing the users password. Is it possible that password attributes are hidden ...
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Is it possible to change the SID of a local user account manually?

Let's say for argument's sake I wish to change the SID of a Windows local user account to one that appears on some hypothetical Active Directory domain. Is that possible? If so, how? P.S. I don't ...
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Why does my Windows login screen display another username?

On my company's computer at work, I found another person's username on my login dialog for Exchange. I examined the security logs and found no traces of remote or local access. No one uses this ...
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Multiple Remote Desktop Sessions with Windows

I'm using Active Directory with Windows XP clients and Server 2003 as the AD. Is there a way to allow a local user to be logged in and allow an admin to login as well without one of the sessions being ...
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How to deploy an Excel/Word Add-In in a Company?

I've an Excel and a Word Add-In and want to deploy them for a whole company. They are working with Windows Serer 2008 R2, Windows 7 and Office 2010. The network is managed with Active Directory. The ...
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How can I make domain admins become admins on the computers connected to the domain?

The administrators aren't admins on the computers that we connect to the domain so we have to login with a local admin and upgrade peoples accounts manually. How can we make the local accounts match ...
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Sync files from Active Directory to Linux

How can I sync files from Windows Server 2008 to a Linux box? Windows Server can sync files to another active-directory box automatically. Can I do that with Linux too?
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Schedule of Password Expiration to a specific time

Is there a way in Windows Server 2003 or 2008 and in Active Directory, to specify in a policy that when a users password expires that day, to have it expire at a certain time, say 4:00am. The issue ...