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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PowerShell – Remove specific SMTP addresses from proxyAddresses array

I have been trying to figure this out how to modify the proxyAddresses of some of my users in AD using PowerShell. My basic goal is to use Get-ADObject to query AD for a specific set of users and ...
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Joining a machine to Active Directory using Autoyast via user input

I'm preparing a template for a machine with SuSE Studio. The machine is expected to be part of our company's Active Directory domain. In revision 1.0.0 I have made lots of configuration and verified ...
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Join an Active Directory domain with Linux without being an Administrator

My current task is to configure a testing virtual machine to join our company's AD domain, so users can login with domain credentials. I am only responsible to make tests with that VM, that will be ...
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Checking if a user account is locked on another domain controller

I'm trying to see if a user account has been locked out, using the command line. I thought that I could do this with the net command, but when I run the command NET USER username /domain it ...
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Set profile on fileserver but not let other users access the folder

OK, so I want to set the profile path and have it mapped to a drive letter, but I don't want everyone else to be able to access that folder. Just maybe admins and the actual user. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Winbind group lookup painfully slow

I am running winbind on an RHEL 6 system. Everything works fine except group lookups, so many commands (including sudo) are painfully slow. I did an strace which shows that winbind looks up every ...
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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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Why I can make Windows 8 and 8.1 Pro join domain but can't login after?

Is there any tweak to be done in Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro that makes me be able to login after joining a Samba 4 domain/AD? All the other machines with Windows 7 even XP are in the domain and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu Server 12.10 - After entering credentials at login screen, the login screen reappears. Login screen is looping

In Ubuntu 12.10, at the login screen, I enter my user name and password. It accepts my credentials, the screen clears, and the login screen shows up again asking for my credentials once again. It is a ...
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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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Moving to ActiveDirectory from indidivual profiles and keeping all settings

Currently we have about 25-30 systems and I am considering going to Active Directory for easier management and pushing of updates. However, playing around with Windows I have learned that it can and ...
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Mapping Network Drive To Computer OU With GPO

I have a computer that I want to map a network drive to no matter who logs into it. I have crated a security group linking the member to the computer. I created a GPO and added the security group to ...
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Lock all domain shared folder to an admin domain user

Is it possible to lock all the shared folder of the domain to an administrator user? This user must be an administrator because it has to install application on the server, but must not see the files. ...
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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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RPC server is unavailable 0x800706BA, while updating password for user in active directory

I am using System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement apis to create a new user/disable an account in Active Directory. When i am trying to create a new user, and set its password, m/c throws an ...