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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BitLocker and Active Directory

I routinely bring in my encrypted file drive to work, but the IT department seems rather incompetent here. The security policies are very lax, and I'm paranoid about the domain controller being hacked ...
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Clients have problems sending DNS requests

Some of my clients can't use internal DNS server to resolve internal addresses. All IP addresses can be pinged, but I can't ping name or name.domain.com. Restart DNS client service or ipconfig /...
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Windows server still reboot after recover active directory folders

My Problem: Windows server is not starting up and restart when shows the win logo. After that, i reinstall windows, reoconfigured again and execute this steps: Perform a fresh installation of ...
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samba4 acl for allowing group access to files created by a user

I've just setup samba4 as an Active Directory domain controller. (samba v4.3.0, installed on ubuntu x64) It's used in a small accounting office. The office has a number of file shares. I've given ...
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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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dns domains, active directory domains and domain controller

I know these are big topics but i am just several questions i wish to clarify. q1) are dns internet domains and active directory domains referring to the same thing or are related ? Reason for ...
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Service account being used on a specific computer

We're using Active Directory at our company and is there a way to get the service account used by checking on the computer? I don't really know which service account being used so is there a way for ...
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Figure out what is locking my AD account

Some process on my machine is locking out my active directory account due to it using the old password. I've searched all the normal things (services, IIS app pool, RDP sessions, credential vault) and ...
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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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Automatically create Azure ADs using a list of usernames

I have a huge list of usernames to which I need to create Azure ADs, is there a way I can do this automatically instead of doing them one by one?
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file locked on shared drive by user who no longer exists

I'm really banging my head against the wall with investigating this issue, we have a shared drive with a number of documents, one such document was created in 2015 and User1 attempted to access this ...
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How do I add Azure Active Directory User to Local Administrators Group

With Windows 10 you can join an organisation (=Azure Active Directory) and login with your cloud credentials. Based on the information provided here the first account per computer that joins the ...
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Windows Server DNS Configuration on Multiple Controllers and Zone Transfer

Let's assume I have two domain controllers running Windows Server 2012 in different subnets. As far as I know that version of Windows Server assume them as two masters with equal rights, so any change ...
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Active directory administrator access

Allowing hard drive C sharing is a very risky and dangerous practise How to stop administrator from accessing the shared drive $C of other users ?
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Connecting to MS SQLServer from a Linux box

I am trying to connect to MS SQLServer from an application that I have written (using Qt) which runs on Linux. Here are some details of the setup: The SQLServer box (SQLBox) is part of my domain (...
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Remote access users with passwords with active directory

We are changing our active directory policy for our users to finally have passwords. Which is good because they don't have any passwords yet. But with passwords there arises a problem with remote ...
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What characters are valid for Active Directory groups?

My software program is going to auto-generate Active Directory group names. We need to know which characters aren't allowed in an AD Group name (i.e. /, \, [, \, |, etc.). I found this link from ...
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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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Linux + AD + mount = problems writing files

I have 2 Linux servers + 1 Active Directory There's a NFS disk mounted from the Linux 2 to Linux 1. Users can access and write files from their Windows session on directories of Linux 1, and on ...
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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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Justification for running Active Directory in a development environment [closed]

I currently work in a department focusing on developing software on the .Net platform. They come from a linux/php setting and have moved as a team onto the Windows world. The team have set up a nice ...
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Sharing NAS with local permissions amongst domain users

I have a NAS which can't deal with the size of my location's AD (limited to 800 users). I'm looking for a workaround which still allows me to use current AD accounts for R/W permission. I'm currently ...
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Getting users to change password on next logon when using System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) with Active Directory (AD)

We have a Active Directory (AD) setup with our Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) configured to use System Security Services Daemon (SSSD; non-LDAP) to authenticate users. We need to be able to force our ...
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NTFS permissions set up in GPM overwrites currect permissions

I'm trying to implement a policy in our current environment where NTFS permissions are added to the local drives. I've implemented this by editing the settings in Computer Configuration - Windows ...
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ActiveDirectory FolderRedirection and iTunes

today I had a tricky problem with iTunes 12 not synchronizing with outlook. Our ActiveDirectory has a folderRedirection for the users AppData as well as every other user directory usualy found in c:\...
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Logon event on the AD

How to generate a audit logon event on the AD for smart phone users? Is it possible. In my office wife- staff network, smart phone users are only showing by the IP address and can't find the user name....
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logging into domain - windows active directory - how it works

when we login into windows which is connected to a domain, we specify domain\userid (e.g. companya\usera) I believe the domain should resolve to the IP of the Active Directory ? What if the ...
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Windows 10 can't rejoin domain to Windows Server 2003

I have Windows 10 Pro (upgraded from Windows 8.1 Pro) and am having trouble joining the domain. All existing profiles and settings work, but today I needed log in with a user account which never ...
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Active Directory and Proxy issues

I am faced by the strangest issue ever. We have a proxy server and had to change its IP once we changed, it some users were not able to browse some sites. The profiles did not Change but requests don'...
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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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PowerShell: Automatic Join-Domain with Secure String - 'Encryption Key' Usage

I work in an enterprise environment, where I manage a lab of 75 computers. I use Ghost to image and then I walk the computers afterwards to change the PC names and SIDs. I am implementing a script ...
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Override GAL (Global Address List) picture to allow different pictures for internal vs. external use

I’m wondering whether I can show a different image in Outlook to people form my organization vs outside? The image I’m referring to is the profile picture like this: Basically what I need to do is ...
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Active Directory VPS Server (Security)

I have a VPS configured as a domain controller on the internet as part of a project. I am concerned about security as Windows Built-in Firewall and security has a reputation for being about as easy to ...
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Get objectGUID and objectSid for Active Directory user

I can see what the objectGUID and objectSid are for a user, by going to: Active Directory Users and Computers -> The User -> Properties -> Attribute Editor, but it won't let me actually copy the ...
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Does Windows Server Active Directory Support single sign-on for web-based saas Applications?

I am presently scratching with the features of Windows Azure Active Directory. I came across a feature named single sign-on for web based SaaS applications. What I am presently aware of is: Windows ...
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How to Install AD LDS on a Windows 10 Machine

I have a document with a supporting link that others have used to install this on Windows 7 and that works great. But I get a message when I try to run the Windows6.1-KB975541-x64.msu on my Windows ...
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Slow Authentication on Arch Linux using NSLCD and Windows AD

I recently built a Arch Linux server that authenticates using NSLCD connecting to Windows AD. The authentication works, but there is a long delay (approx 10 seconds) between entering a password and ...
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How to check if computer is in the given Active Directory folder

At my company we have over 200 PCs that are allocated in different folders inside Active Directory. Lately there has been lots of computer changes and right now the AD is quite a mess. Computers are ...
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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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Did I setup Active Directory on my server correctly? (re: Linux/OSX can't join domain)

I've just installed Active Directory on my Windows 2012 R2 server and my Windows 8/10 machines connect perfectly, but Linux and OSX can't seem to connect. The AD server's computer name is "DC01" and ...
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Tuleap LDAP authentication and binding with current user login credentials

Can I set up the tuleap LDAP plugin to bind to the server with the current login credentials the user has inputted? This is how the Jenkins plugin functions but is is unclear if I can set up the ...
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Domain Controller Target Principle Name is Incorrect?

I have been experiencing trouble in adding an additional server 2012 dc to run Sophos Enterprise console antivirus. My main DC is running well with the following IP details: IP:10.75.44.10 Sub: 255....
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Linux/Unix authentication via Active Directory across Networks?

I have two networks, one contains the Windows AD the other contains Unix/Linux clients of all kind. There is a Linux machine which has a NIC in both networks. I'd like to authenticate the unixoid ...
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When do Web Application Proxy servers need to join a domain?

We are looking at deploying Office 365 as well as exposing consumable end points for relying parties to authenticate. With that, ADFS is being deployed in Azure with domain controllers. AD Sync has ...
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Do I need Active Directory for routing on a Windows Server?

I just use basic RRAS with NAT, DHCP, DNS(proxy/relay mode), and MS NetMon. I've been using this setup for a while and I haven't really used Active Directory at all. Is it okay to remove Active ...
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Remove double password requirement on bitlocker

Having an issue at work where one of my employees requires two passwords for their windows surface (one for bitlocker and one for windows) several times a day when it falls asleep! On my mac I only ...
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DNS Resolution Errors on New Active Directory (Server 2012 R2)

In advance I thank you for any help or advice you can provide as I am fairly new to the concepts and config of Active Directory and related roles like DNS, DHCP etc. I have recently set up a domain ...
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VM Server not able to join domain host in another VM domain controller

I set up two WM on my win 8 computer using VMware workstation, both running window server 2012 R2 operating system, one serves as a domain controller, DNS server and DHCP server, the other one servers ...
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Waiting for google.com

I'll be the first to admit I'm not an expert at administering a home network. I'm a software engineer by trade so my expertise lies in code operations, not networking or administration. I'm having an ...
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Ping computers when not joined to a domain

I am trying to understand windows domains. We connected a computer to the network and pulled an IP address. We were then able to ping a web server, however when we issued a GET request via a web ...