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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How do I enforce a unifrom company email font and signature format across Outlook 2007, 10 and 13? [closed]

Our users currently run a mixture of Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013 to manage emails. We use active directory and our server runs Windows Server 2008 R2. Is there anyway that we can enforce through ...
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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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How to deploy a visual studio 2010 product key over active directory?

I was able to use the installer and /createTransform to make an administrative install point, but for some reason the product key didn't transfer over when the computers installed VS. Is there a way I ...
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How do I audit where security groups are applied in my domain? [closed]

I've been asked to find out how and where specific security groups are being used in my organizations AD domain. I know what the groups are and where to find them in the directory, but I don't know ...
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Can only ping hostname but not a domain

Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 What I can do: ping hostnameX Response: PING hostnameX.domain.local (10.0.0.1) nslookup hostnameX Response: Name: hostnameX.domain.local; Address: 10.0.0.1 Response coming ...
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How to avoid having users enroll for multiple certificates?

I am the domain administrator of my company. Recently one of my clients has re-installed his Windows and received a new certificate from CA, but the key pair of certificate is not same with previous ...
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Group Policy Confusion (Printers configured under users?)

I'm befuddled. Active directory usually makes a bit more sense than this. The Problem: Referencing the images below (with private info removed), it appears that Printer Connections are being defined ...
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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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“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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Active Directory USN Rollback issue

I have a virtual test environment that I've copied 2 DCs into, they are.. van-dc01 van-dc02 Once I power up both VMs, I get errors in the event log related to USN Rollback issue The van-dc02 ...
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Active Directory - password expiration not applied

I've noticed a very strange behavior in my AD domain. Our password policy forces the users to change passwords every 3 months. I ran in my AD this LDAP query: ...
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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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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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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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Difference between http://connect and manually joining domain?

I just got to play around with Windows Small Business Server 2011 for the past couple weeks, and one feature I think is cool is that to join a domain, you just need to go to http://connect in your web ...
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802.1x RADIUS authentication with a Samba machine account

I am looking to get a Linux machine that is running Samba and is joined to an Active Directory domain authenticated to a FreeRADIUS server using its machine account. It is possible on Windows, ...
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Is there a way to export Active Directory data into a data base or spreadsheet?

I ultimately need to get the active directory user information into XML for use in another system, but using a database (SQL Server, or MSAccess, for example) or a spreadsheet or even .csv file would ...
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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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how to filter by cn component in ldapsearch?

I am querying an Active Directory to gather the list of people having a given manager. The following search works fine: $ ldapsearch "cn=John Doe" manager dn: CN=John Doe,... manager: CN=The ...
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Windows 8 keeps prompting to change expired password

I am a volunteer doing tech support for a local school. One of the teachers tried to log in today and got a message that his password had expired and must be changed. That's expected, since our ...
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Tracking changes to Active Directory users and systems

How can I track changes (creation, deletion, moves, etc.) to users and systems on an Active Directory Domain?
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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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Delegate some admin roles, but not all?

A client has asked for a group of secondary AD admins, who is supposed to be able to help users do program updates, configure printers etc. The client really want to prevent this group of secondary ...
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Script to run after joining domain

Is there a possibility to do this? I want to run a script that defines my network drivers and runs an .exe after it joined the domain.
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Missing users in Centrify active directory

I'm trying to list out all users in AD via dscl: dscl localhost -list /CentrifyDC/Default/Users it lists some users, but I know there are some users which are not in that list and I'm actually able ...
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allow users to login to the domain on windows server 2008

I have created a new user on windows server 2008, but this user is unable to login to the domain. so which permision i should grant to this user to be able to login to his machine inside the domain ?
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Active directory setting for auto-logon of a computer; Windows Server [duplicate]

I remember there was a setting in Windows Server 2003 that made a user account on the domain auto-logon when the computer booted up. It was just one setting on the server, and not a registry edit on ...
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Enable SMB file sharing on OS X - “Incorrect Password”

I have a Mac running Snow Leopard connected to an Active Directory domain. I can share folders on the Mac and view files from Windows without problems. When I try to enable my Mac account for write ...
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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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Gitorious can not connect to Active Directory (authentication.yml)

I have set up Gitorious. With the local database, everything worked fine. All my log and configurationfiles are included. The problem is when I want to visit gitorious.localdomain when I have ...
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Move Exchange/AD users from root domain to child domain

We currently have a single Windows 2008 R2 Active Directory domain controller, and an Exchange 2010 server. We are in the process of adding a child domain on a second Active Directory server for an ...
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How to run the “runas” command without writing the password

I need to run the "runas" command for log on automatically an Application User, on an Active Directory. Then I need run an executable file. Can I do this in some way or work around to do not type the ...
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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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Issues with a server removed/added to domain

I have an issue with some SharePoint services not starting on a server. The particular server has been removed/readded to the domain following a hardware issue but wasnt removed from the SharePoint ...
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Annoying cmd windows on Windows 7

I am using Windows 7 on my PC that is linked with Active directory. When I log in, I keep getting many cmd screens opening and closing and I can't do anything. I don't know what happened if this was ...
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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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Refreshing user's group membership in active directory without log-off/log-on

So, when user logs in to their workstation, they receive SIDs of groups they are members of, and this is used for the length of the session, until logging off. Is there a way to refresh membership ...
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Grant access to SC Manager without Active Directory

I need to grant access to someone, so he can launch remotely the following command : "SC \MyServer interrogate myservice" The problem is that we don't have an Active Directory since our system is ...
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Is there a way in IE9 on a Virtual Machine to do AD auth in IE9 without the machine being added to the domain but the host machine is?

I have a virtual machine that is running IE 9 and windows 7 Latest Updates that I want to use to test my intranet site (ASP.Net Application). I can't add the virtual machine to the domain and I don't ...
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Windows 7 - change domain password from non domain computer

I think I saw a technique somewhere, that allows to do it from a command line (let's forget about Outlook Web for second, shall we?), but am not 100% certain ... Is it doable?
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List an AD Group Membership using Power Query / Data Explorer

I'm trying to pull back the members of an AD distribution group using Excel's Power Query tool. Using the Active Directory data source I can query for all users on a domain. Following is the ...
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Domain credentials not working on Windows 8.1 after reboot

On my new Windows 8.1 laptop installation, I can log in with my domain credentials when on the office/domain network. After hibernating the laptop and taking it offline I can still use my domain ...
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Wrong User Directory for Administrator

I've been struggling with AD DS on Windows Server 2K8R2 but I finally decided to remove it temporarily. However after the uninstall, the directory which contains Downloads, Music, Desktop, etc. is now ...
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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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Using net user with a system account with a backslash

Entering: net user "IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool" Results in: The syntax of this command is: NET USER [username [password | *] [options]] [/DOMAIN] username {password | *} /ADD [options] ...
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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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Windows Azure AD Sync Tool - Credentials of the supplied user do not map to a forest

I'm having problems with the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync Tool and Office 365. We did have it set up correctly and was working for about 2 months. Today, the VM it was running on destroyed ...
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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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Setting Up Single Sign On with Active Directory

I need help setting up Active Directory with Single Sign On. I think this may be called Kerberos. I have a simple requirement in that I have 3 types of users: guest,operator, and admin. I would life ...
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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 ...