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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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 ...
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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 ...
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LDAP management hosted on linux for windows machines

I have an isolated lan with 30+ windows workstations conected to debian server. By saying isolated means that workstations do not have (and must not have) access to internet or other networks or ...
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Logging in via Active Directory doesn't work the first time

We use Active Directory, but one computer in particular has a slight issue. When you log into the domain (regardless of the user account used) it will not work the first time round. Windows will say ...
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Search Active Directory

How can I search the active directory and get more than 100 results using the Address Book? Currently, if I search for "m", I get a message informing me that "there are too many entries in the ...
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Installing software using local account Vs Active Directory login

I have a computer joined to an AD domain. If I install software using the local account, will it show up when I login using my domain account?
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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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Save search results

In the Directory Service Find dialog, I'm given the option to save my search, but not save the results. How can I save the results of the search? Would it be easier to copy the directory, if my ...
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Searching Active Directory for “Office”

Our AD is a bit of a mess and I'm trying to tidy things up a little bit. I'm trying to search AD to find anything in the 'Office' field. For example if 'Head Office' is in that box I need to find ...
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Lync server 2010 Active Directory Preparation with a Windows Server 2003 DC

I'm trying to install Lync server 2010 but i'm stuck for a while now with the "Active Directory Preparation" part of the Lync server 2010 installation. The "Prepare Schema" fails with the following ...
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How to get Linux users list from LDAP

We've just linked one of our Linux host to LDAP and ActiveDirectory. Now I'm trying to check how I get list of users and their details from within the Linux side.
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Black screen when logging in to AD enabled computer

Network drives not working Icons on desktop not showing properly (broken icons) Slow start up time with "black screen" for longer period of time I got two users with this issue, any idea what might ...
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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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Using net localgroup to add a domain security group to the Power Users local group

For some reason, I am getting a syntax error when I try the following: net localgroup "power users" "mydomain\Cisco Call Center Agents" /add Howerver, the following works perfectly: net localgroup ...
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Connecting clients to Active Directory Server

I have a computer in my basement with Windows Server 2008 R2. I have set up my DNS name as forlenza.local and installed the Active Directory service on it, but when I try to join any client PC to the ...
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Do I really need to reboot for AD changes to be applied?

Every time I request a permission change the IT group at my company instructs me to wait 20 minutes and reboot the computer. I cannot believe that in this day and age you still need to reboot the ...
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How to deploy an Excel/Word Add-In in a Company?

I've an Excel and a Word Add-In and want to deploy them for a whole company. They are working with Windows Serer 2008 R2, Windows 7 and Office 2010. The network is managed with Active Directory. The ...
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How can I find out the password complexity policy?

A user tries to change his/her password in a Windows domain and it's not accepted: The password supplied does not meet the minimum complexity requirements How can an end-user find out what the ...
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Biometrics in Active Directory

Is it possible to implement Biometrics as a form of login with Active Directory in a Windows Server 2008 R2 set-up with Win7 clients? I.e. a user roams freely among computers on the domain and simply ...
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How to join an Active Directory with a Linux machine

How can I join an Active Directory domain with a Linux machine? Will it work with Ubuntu, Redhat, CentOS? Are there any with which it will not work?
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Windows 7 Domain users temporary profiles on netbooks

I have a bunch of users on a Windows 2008 Active Directory domain who are getting temporary profiles when logging on through netbook computers. When they log in to a desktop computer their profiles ...
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Can I create user shortcut in active directory

In fact I want to create shortcut for existing user for example I have two OUs name 1 and 2 inside OU 1 there is user1 and I want create shortcut for user1 inside OU 2? another meaning I want user1 to ...
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How can I see if a user deleted a folder in a shared resource using AD?

Is there any way to see if a user deleted a folder in a shared resource (we have Active Directory)? I need to see if someone is removing folders or if they do actually "magically disappear".