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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I can't reset an expired password because it is expired. What's next?

The password of my corporate (Active Directory based) account expired this morning. When logging in, I see an error similar to: Your password has expired and must be changed. I'm then invited to ...
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Active Directory domain in home network - how to add computer

I had used AD domain before, but the domain was set up already, so I do not have much hands-on experience with setting up everything from scratch, and I am still new to networking side of things, so ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - How to change login screen to allow login to active directory domain

So, I have an Ubuntu 12.10 machine that has been joined to an active directory domain. However, when the machine turns on and I am presented with a login screen, I cant just type DOMAIN\user. All ...
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How to make WinServer's AD work with Linux DNS/DHCP on VMware?

I got 2 virtual machines : Windows Server 2008 with Active Directory installed. Linux that works as a DNS and DHCP Server I need to make them work together, but I don't if this is going to be ...
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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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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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Installing software using local account Vs Active Directory login

I have a computer joined to an AD domain. If I install software using the local account, will it show up when I login using my domain account?
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How does Windows 7 notify you that you need to change your password?

I'm on a Windows 2003 Server Active Directory domain. My password is due to expire in 14 days (I know this from other means). I had thought that I would get notification of this from AD, when I ...
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Alternative to Softerra's LDAP Administrator?

I am looking for an alternative to Softerra's LDAP Administrator, simply for the price is over-budget for a small team to test the LDAP credentials. So I really appreciate if someone can point me to ...
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How to unjoin Windows workstation from Active Directory safely?

I have a Windows XP (SP2) laptop, which was originally used with an Active Directory network. Now the laptop has been moved away from the corporate environemnt and is used as a standalone ...
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How do i get a list (in txt file) of every computer on the domain without being a domain admin?

I am trying to get a list of every computer. we have a catalog but we had a lot of renaming and moving that nobody documented. (i know we renamed them right, just nobody put it on paper) I need a way ...
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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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Authentication to ActiveDirectory's LDAP succeeds with correct password OR no password

I'm working on LDAP authentication support for our web-application. During testing this functionality, I've noticed a very strange behavior: user can authenticate using correct password OR no password....
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more than one AD User on offline Windows 7 Laptop

I have three guys sharing a laptop in a location where they will not have internet. I know that windows 7 will cache the last users credentials but will it cache the two or three? What are my options ...
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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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How to join an Active Directory with a Linux machine

How can I join an Active Directory domain with a Linux machine? Will it work with Ubuntu, Redhat, CentOS? Are there any with which it will not work?
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Querying against Active Directory

I'm the "script guy" at my work, which is a blessing and a curse... I've been tasked with generating a script of: Can you create a script to pull all users that have a proxy address that is not ...
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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 ...
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How can I see all users of domain in this PC?

If I do: whoami /groups I can see all the groups I belong. My current user e.g. X belongs in a domain (there is a Domain Controller) My question is why if I go to Control Panel>Manage Accounts ...
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Samba 4 - The server is not operational error message

I just went through the Samba 4 setup guide, with no prior domain. I'm using the Internal DNS Server offered by the Samba 4 package. I can connect to see shared folders, and access most features in ...
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How to join my domain outside my lan network?

I'm having trouble connecting a computer that's outside my building to my domain. Is that possible? The goal is to make possible for this outside computer access a AD shared folder on my server that ...
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want a single icon on AD user desktop on windows 2008 server r2 enterprise edition

i want to create a single shortcut icon on Active Directory user desktop. How do i create a shortcut that is displayed on all Active Directory users desktop?
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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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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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Non-domain computer authenticating on a domain computer to use SMB/CIFS shares

Long story short: One of my home servers has a share called "Profiles", in which everyone here has their own folder (of which they can only access) they can use to sync or backup their Windows profile ...
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Mapped network drives could not be restored

This issue has occurred on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines. My computer is a member of an active directory domain Foo and I map a network drive using credentials to a remote domain Bar. Anytime ...
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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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Fast User Switch Compatibility service missing in windows 7 prof. (domain member)

My workstation with Windows7 professional is a member of a domain. I have local administator priviledges, and a separate account with standard privileges as every other user in company. I need to ...
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How can I join a Slackware desktop to an AD network?

It's been a long time since I last used Slackware professionally and the opportunity arose once more. How can I join it to my company's network that's using Microsoft AD?
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How to add Active Directory module in PowerShell in Windows 10?

I've installed Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview (January 2015) but no dice. Anybody knows how to do this? Many thanks!
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How do I add a Microsoft account user to Windows Server 2012?

I am managing a small network with a Windows Server 2012 domain controller. I have usernames of the network users who can access various network drives/files. In the past, I would open up Active ...
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Powershell: how to get logged-in users list in active directory?

I need to generate this table: Computer | User | last log in date(never) This one asks for username for each user account and returns only ad server name against which the user was last ...
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Creating a Protoype LDAP environment [closed]

I'm training myself on developing with LDAP. Is there a specific opensource LDAP provider I can install on my local Windows machine to do this? The easier the better.
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getent passwd outputs only local users

I want to authenticate via Active Directory on a CentOS 6.4 server. wbinfo -u and wbinfo -g display the domain users/groups. Authentication via wbinfo -a DOMAIN+user works. Authentication via kinit ...
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Default trust relationship between domains in a forest?

Can somebody clarify that all domains, child domains, subsubdomain all trust each other two way if in the same forest by default?
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I don't understand groups and permissions in Active Directory

I'm playing with permissions and noticed the following situation I don't understand. The PC PC-EXAMPLE is a part of a domain, let's say DOMAIN (domain.com) and the currently logged on user is User-...
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Windows Server 2008 softwares sharing usage [closed]

Ok, I just install the Windows 2008. In here, I would like to use Win Server 2008 with delphi, eclipse, and other softwares installed. And now, I would like to ask several questions. Is it ...
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New user can't logon from her client computer

I am a helpdesk person (still in school for networking). I have added a new user to AD (server 2003). The new user can't login from her desktop (it's a shared desktop) but other users can login there. ...
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Windows 7 Domain users temporary profiles on netbooks

I have a bunch of users on a Windows 2008 Active Directory domain who are getting temporary profiles when logging on through netbook computers. When they log in to a desktop computer their profiles ...
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How can I see if a user deleted a folder in a shared resource using AD?

Is there any way to see if a user deleted a folder in a shared resource (we have Active Directory)? I need to see if someone is removing folders or if they do actually "magically disappear".
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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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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 same ...
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Adding a computer to a server's domain (in windows)

So I have a server and a computer. Server's hostname:(for this example) Name1 On the computer in cmd I do: /netdom join Name1 /domain:W2K8AD1Name1.local and it gives me this error: The network ...
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'net ads join -U username' failing with an error 'NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT'

I am attempting to provide access to Ubuntu shared directories using Active Directory users and group using Samba. I am following this article to install and configure AD and Unix so that access can ...
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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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LDAP Query for OU or group

I am trying to pick up some LDAP query skills for use in my SharePoint 2013 farm. I want to constrain my people picker user the peoplepicker-searchadcustomfilter command which takes an LDAP query. For ...
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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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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-...