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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When storing a client's BitLocker recovery infromation in Active Directory, is this sent to AD in clear-text or securely?

I know that when you enforce storing the BitLocker recovery information in Active Directory (via GPO), it is stored in the computer object's ms-FVE-RecoveryPassword attribute. Microsoft also has some ...
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Meeting invite sent to users also getting sent to group user is in

When someone sends a meeting invite addressed only to me it also gets sent to a group I am in and everyone in that group gets the meeting invite also. How do I remove that group from getting invites ...
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How does Windows 7 notify you that you need to change your password?

I'm on a Windows 2003 Server Active Directory domain. My password is due to expire in 14 days (I know this from other means). I had thought that I would get notification of this from AD, when I ...
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Cannot bind OSX to AD

I'm trying to get an mac mini running snow leopard server to join a windows domain here. The windows domain server is running Windows server 2008. When I go to "Accounts" in my System Preferences, ...
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Mac AD login with Centrify never completes, never times out

My work Mac has Centrify installed on it; it's part of the office's enormous Active Directory system, has IT policies applied to it automatically, I can connect to SMB network shares without ...
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the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

I'm facing this issue on VMWare workstation 7.1. I installed windows 2008 enterprise edition with active directory user normally login, once I turned on the windows from VMware work station. Once I ...
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How do I create groups of Active Directory contacts in Mac OS X Mail?

I'm using Mac Mail on OS X 10.6 and I want to create a mailing group. However, I don't want the people in the group actually to be in my address book--I want them to be entries from active directory, ...
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Alternative to Softerra's LDAP Administrator?

I am looking for an alternative to Softerra's LDAP Administrator, simply for the price is over-budget for a small team to test the LDAP credentials. So I really appreciate if someone can point me to ...
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User logon name gets cleared in Active Directory

Any ideas on why this could be happening? I'll get calls from people saying they can't login and when I check, everything in their AD account is fine except the "User logon name:" under the "Account" ...
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Joining an Ubuntu VM to microsoft AD and DNS

So here's what I'm after: Create Ubuntu inside Virtualbox (done) Join it to the domain using net ads join -S example.com -u admin (done) Update the DNS using net ads dns register (done) Be able to ...
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Deleting a Mac user account after logout

I am developing an image for a maclab, and I am running into an issue with Snow Leopard. We have set up the machines on active directory so network users can login, however after they logoff their ...
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Disapearing fonts in a active directory

Im managing a active directory but i sometimes get calls because some fonts disappear. Ive given some people the rights to add new fonts into c:/windows/fonts Does someone got a clue why this is ...
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Using Active Directory commands in Powershell

How can I use Active Directory commands in a Powershell script?
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How can I log into Redmine (LDAP) once my active directory password changes?

My active directory password changed, now I can't log into Redmine (0.9.4) via LDAP. I haven't installed plugins, so what gives?
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Outlook 2007 Exchange Server (Active Directory) on Linux

Is there a way or application that will allow Linux (Ubuntu) to integrate and exchange information (emails, calendar, etc.) with Outlook 2007 Exchange Server and Active Directory?
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Resupply Credentials to Printer Windows 7

I'm working on my personal laptop and attach to various drives, machines, printers, etc. as needed. I'm NOT connected directly to the domain. Due to password change restrictions, I do not let it ...
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OS X 10.5.8 Mobile Account with Active Directory

I've got a Mac Mini client joined to an SBS 2008 box. I'm using SMB shares in the domain. The Mac has been binded to AD, I can log in with any user account. It even asks me if I want to create a ...
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How to explore the local active directory?

Question: On Windows7, how can I explore the local active directory ? I mean getting all directory entries I would see when I execute this code: Dim AD As New ...
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How can I find the names of AD Group policies that a user/pc is using?

I am having trouble locating some settings in group policy so I can make changes due to the convoluted nature of our policies. What I would like to be able to do is go to a specific PC and see what ...
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I (sometimes) can't connect to my PC using remote desktop

Some days it works, some days not. But when I try to connect, it loads up the window with the blue desktop background, but then immediately closes. No error messages displayed on the connecting PC. ...
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Active Directory with nodes in multiple IP Addresses

I have written some code to fetch user information from an Active Directory Server. Suppose the Active Directory Server has nodes, each of which is another Active Directory Installation in a different ...
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SharePoint Returning a 401.1 for a Specific User/Computer

We have a SharePoint Services 3.0 site set up supporting about 300 users right now. This report is isolated and has never been duplicated. We have one AD user who cannot log into the SharePoint site ...
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Encrypt shared files on AD Domain

Can I encrypt shared files on windows server and allow only authenticated domain users have access to these files? The scenario as follows: I have a software development company, and I would like to ...
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Printer in a AD double side print problem

ive got a printer in my Active directory but its standard set to double sided printing but the problem is the printer doesnt support that so you have to switch it manualy Ive found the setting for ...
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Adding addresses to ActiveDirectory with Thunderbird

We use a Windows 2003 server and XP stations. The server's LDAP is working ok, as I am able to retrieve the addresses it contains with Thunderbird. I'd like to be able to ADD an address to the ...
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Active Directory Account Always Locked

My account in the domain at work comes up locked every morning and it's turning out to be unbearable. The domain admins have no clue as to what could be causing it and therefore I must call evey ...
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Windows 7 computer name changes on its own

I have a Dell Latitude D830 with Windows XP Professional that has been running on my local domain for many years. I recently Installed Windows 7 Enterprise on the D830 using a brand new HDD so that ...
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How do you define the default groups in active directory for new users?

When I create a new user it puts them in domain users. I have other groups that I wish were there that I have to go back and put them in. How can I add those to be the default in active directory?
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Is there a Linux distribution designed to connect to a Windows network quickly and easily out of the box?

I want to be able to connect these machines to the domain and use active directory on them.
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Is there a way to change windows local account profile to a domain account profile? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Migrate desktop user to domain user I have a user who has been using her local windows xp user profile. Now with Active Directory implementation, I want to have the ...
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From the Active Directory Snap-In, how can I find the GUID for a user?

How ca I view the GUID associated with an Active Directory user under windows 7?
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Applying settings from a GPO to a mac

Ive got a few macs onto my domain and now im having a couple of issues with the GPOs, mainly none of them apply. I didnt expect most of them to apply, certianly my MSI instalers and lockdowns but i ...
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Enable SMB file sharing on OS X - “Incorrect Password”

I have a Mac running Snow Leopard connected to an Active Directory domain. I can share folders on the Mac and view files from Windows without problems. When I try to enable my Mac account for write ...
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Modifying a computer object's whenCreated attribute within Active Directory

I would like to modify the "whenCreated" attribute on a computer object using AD Explorer from SysInternals. However, when I attempt to do it, I get the following error message in a dialog box: ...
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Diagnose Mac OS X Address Book LDAP problems

I've configured a LDAP server in my Address Book preferences on Snow Leopard. I determined the base DN from a helpful recipe on the web using ldapsearch. I never get any search results. Has anyone ...
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How to unjoin Windows workstation from Active Directory safely?

I have a Windows XP (SP2) laptop, which was originally used with an Active Directory network. Now the laptop has been moved away from the corporate environemnt and is used as a standalone ...
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“Language for non-Unicode programs” changes when logging on with a roaming profile

When a user logs onto a computer the "Language for non-Unicode programs" changes to US, now i change it and apply to all profiles, but when he gets up and moves to another computer the same thing ...
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On Vista or Win7, when PC is domain joined, if I change my user picture is that image stored locally or on the domain?

My question is if Active Directory will cache my user image if I change it locally? I only want the image to be on my local pc, not cached on the domain. I'm using RTM Windows 7, but I imagine this ...