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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Forcing login with AD credentials on OSX

So I successively joined some Mac computers (OSX 10.8) to our AD domain, but I cant figure out how to force users to log in through the domain credentials. Suppose the local user before joining to the ...
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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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Multiple PCs - Single profile

Or how to create an AD(or similar) environment at home? So... I work in this big IT company(they have and AD environment ofc) and I've seen first hand how nice integration and ...
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Mac Joining Active Directory Still Prompts For Authentication

My Mac is joined to an Active Directory domain. What I expected to see was the same ease of access to file shares and internal websites that Windows computers joined to the domain experience (i.e., no ...
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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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What's a quick and dirty way to get a user list with login time from active directory?

Im trying to obtain a list of users with their login time (n times if they have logged in more than once) in a particular timespan, for example between 2pm and 3pm on 10/10/2012. I've been fiddling ...
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Network Drives disconnecting, account currently disables

User machine is Windows 7 32bit, server is 2K8R2. I have a user who will have her network drives disconnected (big red x). Double clicking them gives: Locking/unlocking will work at times, ...
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How can people from a different VLAN join another VLAN's Active Directory? [closed]

I have two VLANs: uservlan servervlan (where DC Server 2003, webserver exists). I'm using Active Directory. Since the DC is on a different network (VLAN), how do people from uservlan join the ...
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Ldapsearch query

I have around 10 users who have been given access to one specific application which uses AD authentication. ldapsearch -p xxx -LLL -x -w test -h abc.com -D abc -b dc=abc,dc=com sAMAccountName=xyz | ...
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Why won't my PC register in DNS?

It's a Windows 7 box that used to work fine. All of a sudden though, it will no longer register DNS with our AD servers. No errors reported. If I force it with ipconfig /registerdns, it will ...
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How to make WinServer's AD work with Linux DNS/DHCP on VMware?

I got 2 virtual machines : Windows Server 2008 with Active Directory installed. Linux that works as a DNS and DHCP Server I need to make them work together, but I don't if this is going to be ...
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I'm having problems adding the computer to the domain, domain filed is non-selectable

I'm trying to add my computer to my domain, but when I go to the system properties I cant enter domain in the Member of section. The Workgroup however is up and running... why cant i switch to domain? ...
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Find out what resource is triggering bad password attempt?

Background: Have a problem at work where I am constantly being locked out of my computer. We are in an environment that has a Domain Controller and we use Active Directory for authentication. By ...
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How to add full username to a list returned by get-acl?

I want to prepare a list of persons having access to a given folder. The list should also contain the level of access granted. I figured out the following powershell command: Get-Acl ...
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Active directory Kerberos OSX problems

I'll try to keep this short, but informative. I'm currently unable to bind OSX lion (10.7.4) machines to our AD. OSX kerberos (heimdal) is unable to locate the KDC service. However i can bind ...
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Parent folder permissions for subfolder read/write access

Using active directory, I want a specific user to only have read/write access to a specific sub-folder of a parent folder. What permissions does that user need on the parent folder?
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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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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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Which computers am I logged into?

Hi I work in an office with many Windows computers in a Windows domain. I think my user account is logged into several of them, but I forget which ones. I'd like to log out. How can I list which ...
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Authentication to ActiveDirectory's LDAP succeeds with correct password OR no password

I'm working on LDAP authentication support for our web-application. During testing this functionality, I've noticed a very strange behavior: user can authenticate using correct password OR no ...
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Do I need to set up a HomeGroup, a Workgroup or Domain?

I have 6 PCs. All 6 PCs have Windows 7 Ultimate OS Installed. I want to create a Network and have control on all systems. It should be 1+5. i.e. One should be the Main system. The rest of the 5 PCs ...
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Windows server 2008 CPU load balancing

I have a Windows server 2008 CPU and Active Directory installed. Some how with lot of users and compiling process and many things, the CPU load rise too much and makes the server goes slow. What 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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How to find my network and database access [closed]

Our company gets audited pretty regularly and I was wondering if there's an easy way to find out which accounts have access to what on our network? We're an all windows development shop, so all our ...
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EVENT ID 7003 Microsoft Office 12 Sessions

Microsoft Word 2007 crashed 2seconds after being launched. This happens only for the users from Active Directory. If I open the Word Document with administrator user, it works. The Event Viewer ...
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Scheduled logoff scripts

I wondered if it was possible to launch a logoff script only, for example, every friday. Can this task be scheduled in Active Directory or must I programm a scripts that adds and remove it every ...
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Samba file shares - ownership of folder accessible for 1 group verified by MS active direcctory

I have a machine set up to share a folder /srv/sambashare, here's an exerpt of the config file: [share] path = /srv/sambashare writable = yes The permissions of that folder are set at 700 ...
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Using a remote VPS for Active Directory purposes

I'm currently running Windows Server 2008 R2 at home, and I'm really enjoying having the power of Active Directory on my side. However I currently have the server also being used as a desktop, and ...
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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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Is there a sample AD & LDAP server for practice?

I am trying to study the connection method to LDAP and AD, but don't have a working AD. I do have a full working Window 2008 Server. Is there a sample AD & LDAP server I could use for practice?
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How to make network drives appear even if disconnected?

Windows 7 and Vista laptops in my company domain has network drives set up by Win2k8 Server GPO. Normally, when the laptops has ethernet cable plugged in before boot, the network drives connect and ...
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How can I create a desktop shortcut from a logon script?

Using Active Directory with Windows 2003 and Windows XP boxes as clients, is it possible to run a script on start up so no matter where a user logs in at the script will create a desktop short cut ...
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Multiple Remote Desktop Sessions with Windows

I'm using Active Directory with Windows XP clients and Server 2003 as the AD. Is there a way to allow a local user to be logged in and allow an admin to login as well without one of the sessions being ...
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Automatic PTR-records for computers on a windows domain?

Computers connected to a windows domain are accessable through computerName.domain.tld Is there a way to automatically add PTR-records to these on a local AD-integrated DNS-server? If not: why?
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Windows automatic updates in the work place

As a home user I understand letting windows run and install updates automatically. However, in the work place could business software and updates collide thus making running them automatically a bad ...
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LDAP query in Active directory

I am writing a LDAP query in Active Directory. I want to search a user in Active Directory in Specific OU. I run LDAP Query ...
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Are there any limitations using Active Directory on a Windows 7 setup running on VMWare player?

I want to use Active Directory on a Windows 7 installation setup running on VMWare on Ubuntu 11.10. Are there any limitations on this setup regarding the Active Directory usage?
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Repadmin and DNScmd

A little query really in terms of the usage of Repadmin and DNScmd when forcing replication of DNS zones. I'm currently studying for my 70-640 (Active Directory Exam) and was wondering what the ...
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Sharepoint / Active Directory / DNS

As a newbie to SP / AD, could someone give me a bit of advice.. I need to set up a Sharepoint site, primarily for collaboration with people working in other countries. Our network doesn't have a ...
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Change AD password when outside of LAN will prevent user windows log in?

If a user with his laptop is outside of LAN and he cannot access his Exchang account, Then I change his AD password which is also the Exchange password, will the user still be able to log in to the ...
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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 ...
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Active Directory with No-IP domain?

Is it possible to configure Active Directory to be used with a No-IP domain name? I want my domain like exemple.no-ip.org to be used as an Active Directory domain. So, in clear, if I connect my home ...
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How to make a CentOS linux server for Active Directory

I have a linux server at my home with CentOS and I would like to make it a Domain Controller for Active Directory. Is there a way to make it? I don't wanna use Windows Server 2008 R2 'cause it's ...
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How can I confirm that the DNS server I'm using is Microsoft-based?

I'm having difficulty resolving AD-specific SRV records and would like to confirm whether or not the DNS server I'm using is Microsoft-based or something else (e.g. BIND). Is there anyway to do this ...
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Cannot telnet to port after installing Active Directory and DNS Server

I have a machine running Windows Server 2008 R2 in my network on which we have installed Software AG products. To access these products, we open their console webpage in our web browsers, like this: ...
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DNS resolves without adding the host IP and name to etc/ hosts file

Is there any way to resolves host-name without added to hosts file? In order to access internal site in my company I have to add the host-name and IP in the .../etc/hosts file. Is there any way to ...
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Difference between domain Forest name and DNS name?

In Windows, a domain can have: forest name (e.g. avatopia.com) dns name (e.g. avatopia.com) NetBios name (e.g. AVATOPIA) What is the differene between a forest name and a dns name? i how how ...
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One AD-account two computers - never logged in at the same time

Mission I have one AD account that I, at different times, want to use at two phyiscal computers (referred to as computer1 & computer2). To be clear about the time aspeact, I never want to be ...
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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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Setting up Active directory on a home network

I'm trying to set up AD on my Windows Server 2008 R2. I think the IP assigned by my router should be static. So when I turn off the router's DHCP and enable the DHCP Server in Windows, do all my ...