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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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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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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Should or shouldn't I remove the 'Everyone' group from my shared folders?

I'm wondering whether to completely remove the Everyone group from my shared folders. I remember one time I did and it screwed up the machine meaning not even the Administrator account could access ...
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How to update all contacts from Active Directory

When there is an Active Directory change and I have a local Contact of that user I can update his/her fields by clicking the Update button. and this: This works very well Details Updated ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Removing AD Group members according to their memberships to certain groups in the same OU

Our AD groups for Websense filtering has been set up with very little flexibility for policy management. There are only two groups for "Permit all" web browsing category. Now I need to create over 20 ...
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Active directory sites and services

I have 192.168.1.0/23 subnet for wired connection and 192.168.2.0/24 for wireless connection. Do I need to add 192.168.2.0 in AD Sites & services. Right now I have 192.168.1.0/24 added in the ...
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Task Scheduler program writes to literal folder named %LOCALAPPDATA%

I have a .NET executable (that I created) which uses Microsoft's Active Directory Service Interfaces (via System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement) to do LDAP queries. Internally to ADSI, it ...
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Active Directory setup with Profile Path and Home Folder

I have roaming profiles turned on. I was wondering what the different was between Profile Path and Home Folder in the Active Directory setup.
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Active Directory in a home environment?

I have two questions for you all... If I had a standard home router (Netgear R6300) and was looking at running a basic home domain using Active Directory as the domain controller. 1) How do I go ...
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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 OS X 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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QNAP TS-809U: Domain Users / Groups disappear and the server has to be rejoined to the AD Domain

We have a TS809U that we have joined to the domain. Shares and access rights works as the should with the domain users and everything is just the way it should be. But after a couple of weeks/a month ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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“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 ...