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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What''s the optimal method to extract a list of users and their information from Active Directory?

I have a need to sync Active Directory information with another system. I need to pull out a list of AD users, and all their info (first name, last name, email -- anything stored with their record in ...
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Using powershell to manage Active Directory running on Windows Server 2003?

I would like to create a script that can use the ActiveDirectory module in powershell (from a remote machine). From what I understand I need to have Active Directory Web Services (ADWS) installed for ...
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Why shouldn't I use spaces in Lotus Notes user group names?

My company uses Lotus Notes and Active directory. Our Lotus Notes groups used to have spaces in them. Recently, our IS department has switched to using underscores instead of spaces in the group ...
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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager without Active Directory

In our work network, we are not using Active Directory. We have Microsoft Action Pack, and a copy of System Center Essentials came with the Action Pack. I attempted to install it to use Virtual ...
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Multilevel access control in Active Directory…?

I'm trying to solve a problem. The tool i'm trying to use is Active Directory, but i'm not sure if it is the right tool for the job. Let me try to explain... I have an application(a website) under ...
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Office 2007 Standard MSI Active Directory Group Policy install not using MSP admin file

We are trying to install Office 2007 Standard on XP machines using Group Policy. The machines already have 2003 installed on them (part of the image). I created an MSP file by running setup /admin. ...
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Outlook forgets active directory authentication for RSS feeds

I am using Outlook 2010 to subscribe to some RSS feeds which require authentication using my Active Directory account. This works fine for a day or two but then Outlook forgets the authentication ...
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New active directory users cannot login from client

First a summary of the setup Server side Installed Windows Server 2003 Enterprise edition using disc 1 ran dcpromo and created a domain ( this is the only server in the network ) ran adprep ...
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Windows Domain laptops working offline

We have several laptops and many more users. On a field job there will be one person with a laptop set up to his domain account. The other people will have to use that laptop if they require access to ...
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Can I check what policies are being applied to a particular security group in ADUC?

I've been given the task to clean up ADUC/Group Policy. Quite daunting due to the perplexing manner it was all put together. It appears to have been put together with a "try this, didn't work, don't ...
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Fast User Switch Compatibility service missing in windows 7 prof. (domain member)

My workstation with Windows7 professional is a member of a domain. I have local administator priviledges, and a separate account with standard privileges as every other user in company. I need to ...
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cannot get default profile on Mac 10.6 to work on AD

Created a default user profile on an intel Mac running 10.6, this works fine locally when new accounts are created. ( ran Repair Disk Permissions, over written the default user profile on the Mac with ...
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Are there any built in LDAP functions to manipulate strings?

I have a need to retrieve a value of a property in lower case, can LDAP have any built-ins to perform this? I know that I can do substrings and concatenations. The need is for a software product we ...
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Using the “net user” command in Windows XP to list all group memberships for a specific Active Directory user

Is it possible to list all group memberships for a certain AD user? I thought it was something like: net user londondom\john But this doesn't seem to work for AD users. The same command will work ...
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Overriding HOMEDRIVE and HOMEPATH as a Windows 7 user

My employer has an Active Directory group policy which sets my Windows 7 laptop HOMEDRIVE to "M:" (a mapped network drive) and my HOMEPATH to "\". Since I have read-only permissions for the root of ...
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Can 'Switch User' in Windows 7 work with Active Directory?

In Windows 7 you can 'Switch User' to anyone who's been configured locally on the machine. Can this be extended to allow someone to switch to a user defined in Active Directory (the same directory ...
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hosted OCS and my local Active Directory

I plan to use hosted BPOS for collaboration but i want my OCS and SharePoint Online integrated with my local Active Directory. Is this possible and if so, how can i do this?
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Refreshing user's group membership in active directory without log-off/log-on

So, when user logs in to their workstation, they receive SIDs of groups they are members of, and this is used for the length of the session, until logging off. Is there a way to refresh membership ...
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How can I have a user verify if they are connected to a domain?

I'm looking for a client-side method of confirming whether or not a user is connected and fully integrated into an active directory domain. I know users can type echo %userdomain% %username% but ...
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How to specify LDAP user name for connecting to Active Directory?

I'm trying to integrate my program with LDAP. I have an Active Directory server here, which apparently speaks LDAP. I want to see what's on the server before I go off trying to debug my own code. I ...
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Sync files from Active Directory to Linux

How can I sync files from Windows Server 2008 to a Linux box? Windows Server can sync files to another active-directory box automatically. Can I do that with Linux too?
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How to have many linux groups and many users in groups in linux + active directory network

We just discovered that each linux group can hold only max users up to 1024 characters (/etc/groups line length). My coworker set up ActiveDirectory and wants to map the groups and users (ca.2500) to ...
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Schedule of Password Expiration to a specific time

Is there a way in Windows Server 2003 or 2008 and in Active Directory, to specify in a policy that when a users password expires that day, to have it expire at a certain time, say 4:00am. The issue ...
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How can I see all users of domain in this PC?

If I do: whoami /groups I can see all the groups I belong. My current user e.g. X belongs in a domain (there is a Domain Controller) My question is why if I go to Control Panel>Manage Accounts ...
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WebSphere MQ running under local account / group cannot read group memberships for Active Directory user. Workaround or alternative resolution?

I am developing an application that is using WebSphere MQ v6.0. WebSphere MQ is currently not working due to the following issue: WebSphere MQ service runs under local user "MUSR_MQADMIN" in the ...
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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 ...