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 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 ...
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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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In OS X 10.8.4 what are the standand user accounts that should be in directory utility

I believe I have some malware or virus on my os x 10.8 computer. I need to know what the list of user accounts and groups are the ones that come on a standard install of Mountain Lion in the Open ...
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Windows 7 Lockout

I just changed my domain password and now my account keeps getting locked out. There must be some process on my machine that attempting to authenticate with incorrect credentials. How can I find out ...
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Permissions assigned to Domain Users do not propagate

We use Microsoft Windows 2008 Server as our DCs, and use group policies to distribute access to network shares, software packages etc. Distribution of software packages is done throught LANDesk ...
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How can I limit an Active Directory user to only use mstsc

I would like to create a domain user with the sole permission to run the MSTSC program, or activate RDP from a desktop icon. I don't want that user to be able to do anything else on the server he ...
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ldapsearch fails with umlaut in base container

I have an ou named München in my LDAP (active directory, to be precise). To search for it, I have to enter the umlaut as \C3\BC of course, but at least the ou exists as this proves: $ ldapsearch -D ...
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What are the specific names for the various username formats in Windows?

When windows users are prompted to enter their username, they can usually specify it in a variety of formats: username username@activedirectorydomain.example addomain\username What are the ...
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How to block an IP address from a network share

I have to share a set of .docx files from my computer. They are set so that administrators have full control over the shares, and "everyone" has access to read and execute them. I need to find a way ...
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OS X VirtualBox hosting Windows VM as guest: Can the Windows VM be joined to an Active Directory domain?

If so, how? Do I need to do any configuration on OS X itself or should VirtualBox network drivers handle this OOB? I do not have the ability to test this at the moment, which is why I am asking. ...
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Active Directory - Trust Relationship Error

Early in the morning, I have a computer which consistently can't be logged in to. When I try to login, I get the following error message: The trust relationship between this workstation and the ...
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Event ID 91 — AD CS Active Directory Domain Services Connection

I have installed AD CA and I am getting this error(Event ID 91) : A connection to Active Directory Directory Services could not be established. Active Directory Certificate Services will try to ...
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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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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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How was this value of ObjectGUID encoded?

An application stores the objectGUID of a user's MSAD entry internally as: msad://OBJECTGUID=\5c\78\33\6d\77\d8\df\44\80\07\d2\77\da\d5\c5\69?USER Below are the Uids I see when I pull the user's ...
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One user on our domain cannot login on his original PC only;

So a user says he went out to lunch and afterwards could not log into his PC. It just hangs whereas it actually does log in in safe mode and other accounts like my admin on the domain also can log in. ...
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How to enable the WMI service on many machines to find MS-Office licenses using the Volume Activation Management Tool 2.0 using Active Directory?

I installed the Volume Activation Management Tool 2.0 from Microsoft to scan all the computers on my network to find out how many valid MS Office licenses we have installed on all of the machines. ...
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Is it possible to set up a raspberry pi with an Active Directory account?

We are looking at various ways of giving our raspberry pis access to our network and I was wondering if it was possible to give a Pi an active directory account so it can log on to a windows network?
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How long can a workstation be not connect to domain before getting locked out?

I used a personal laptop at a company for a while and the laptop was joined to their domain. I have since left the company and the laptop is home with me. I heavily use the domain profile that was ...
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Is it possible to set an SPN with a path?

I'd like to know, if it is possible to set an SPN with non root url as something like that: setspn -U -A http/www.example.com/someApp/path/ someServiceUser So that different applications running in ...
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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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Windows Azure Directory Sync Generic Failure

Ok so I have a domain that I want to sync to Office365 but when I start the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync tool Configuration Wizard I get an error with the following details: ...
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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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How can I find out which user groups my domain user belongs to? [duplicate]

Running Windows 7 on my work PC, how can I check which groups I am a part of on the domain from my PC? I know how to check the local groups using MMC (Microsoft Management Console), just not the ...
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Active Directory Auto Logoff Timer

I'm experimenting with an Active Directory Domain at home (Win Server 2012 Domain Controller). After joining my Windows 8 Pro (x64) PC to my domain, I am getting automatically logged off after being ...
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How can I add a computer to a local AD?

I have AD running on a box in my network, its setup with foo.local AD (locally). Im now trying to add another computer (running win7 ult) but when I try to add the computer to domain it shows an error ...
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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 force a virtual machine to uncache windows domain credentials

I have a Windows 8 host (latest patches) in an AD domain. a windows 7 (latest patches) virtualbox VM also within the the same domain The issue is that I've been through 2 password change cycles ...
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Cannot Find A Group Policy That I'd Like To Disable

There's an Active Directory group policy specific to Google Chrome in place to enforce: startup URLs blocking auto-updating (locking to a particular version) This policy writes entries to ...
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Disable USB mass storage via group policy based on the time of day?

I would like to disable USB mass storage for a group of users during specific hours of the day (lets say, 9AM to 5PM). I know that with Windows Server 2008, there is a group policy that will disable ...
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How to control replication?

I want to disable replication of the user's first name attribute. That is Whenever I change its value, it should not be replicated. How can I do that?