Active directory or AD is the Microsoft's implementation of LDAP protocol or X.500 standard. Its purpose is manage objects from a network computer and make them avaiable for users and administrators of this network.

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Publishing certificate on Active Directory

I am trying to publish a domain certificate on my Active Directory with the following command: certutil -dsPublish "file.cer" Machine But i get this error message: Could not find a ...
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Microsoft Digital Signature Expiration in Active Directory

We have a large number of users on our network that need to sign forms digitally from time to time with Microsoft digital signatures that are set up to expire each year. Some of our users however are ...
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AD sync to Azure AD: “AccountEnabled” is invalid

I am syncing our local AD (from SBS 2011) to Azure AD using the DirSync tool, but since a few days I get an error like the following (translated from local language): The object can't be updated ...
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client pc install software without administrative rights [closed]

I've a PC installed Win 7 and it is on AD domain network. I can just logon as client user, cannot logon as AD admin or local admin. So i cannot install any software. I've talked to my IT department ...
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Error in promoting server as a domain controller?

installed active directory successfully on server (using vmware), then i promote the server as a domain controller, all the prerequisites check passed successfully. but when i hit the install button ...
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Windows 7 box joined to domain but unable to search domain locations for users

I've been experiencing an odd issue on a Windows 7 box joined to our Windows Server 2008 AD domain. I've been trying to add a local admin to the box while logged as in my domain admin user. However, ...
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Mac OSX 10.8 not binding to Windows domain

I have five iMacs with OSX 10.8.5. Two of the iMacs are binding to Windows domain server (2012) successfully. But I can't bind remaining three iMac machines, and it is showing authentication error ...
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Internal LAN Based Chat/Messenger with LDAP/Active Directory Auth

Are there any options out there for an internal chat messenger that offers logging in with an AD account? I've found some options out there for internal chat messengers but none seem to support AD.
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How do Active Directory accounts work off network

When you take a laptop off the business network how does one login if you use Active Directory accounts to access the machine. Are profiles cached after first logging in?
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ReadyNAS and Active Directoy

I am having issues getting my ReadyNAS to connect to my ADS for permissions on the shares. I have the correct IP for the server and entered the user Administrator with right password to add a device ...
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Shared Folder permissions using computer account

Is it possible to use computer account instead of user account in folder permissions? I need PCs using the same user to have different permissions to a folder. I added the computer account on a shared ...
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How to show windows 7 boot screen through active directory

I am experiencing "temporary user profile" errors" on my corporate, "Windows 7 Professional" laptop. Instead of my regular home screen, it shows up as a "black screen". After logging on through ...
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Creating a template/default roaming profile [migrated]

With Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter and running Windows 8.1 machines, is there a way to create a default or template that will contain shortcuts and files for a new user when they are created? ...
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Cleaning out AD Roaming Profile Cache

I've been playing around with AD RPs after watching some videos and they mentioned that you end up with a lot of disk space being filled due to cache and files being copied over from the server where ...
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Windows 2003R2 Primary DC not transferring roles

I inherited a Windows 2003 R2 Domain Controller and to ensure I have resiliency, I added a second DC as Additional DC with DNS. Now I shutdown the Primary DC but for unknown reasons, the FSMO roles ...
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Get count of computers in domain

In our company we've one domain as primary with some child domains, now I wanna get count of all computers in my network. I know we can get that in active directory (computer object), but it seems ...
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Piping with PowerShell in Office 365 Exchange and on-premises AD

We have a local AD domain synced with Exchange Online in Office 365. I am trying to use PowerShell to get information that I need but keep getting an error and can’t seem to get the commands to work ...
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Nagios NRPE plugin check_ad

i've reading about this problem much and trying to solve it on my own ways but still not luck. I've running debian 7 as nagios server. Problem is that i cant check state of my Active Directory Domain ...
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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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How to extract Active Directory configuration?

Is there a tool to extract AD configuration, which can be used later to perform technical configuration security audit without having any interaction with the machine that contain the AD?
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How long until disabling a logged on user takes effect?

I have asked the admin sitting next to me to change my password and disable my account. He did that 15 minutes ago and I am still browsing the network shares. I haven't logged off yet, but I want to ...
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Active Directory: Swap two users' home folders

I have an AD domain w/ some users. Each user has a home folder that's on a shared network drive. Due to a silly situation, two users have been using each other's accounts for a long time (including ...
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Windows 2003 VM drops out of domain

A customer of ours is cloning a domain-joined Windows 2003 VM, changes its IP but leaves it with the same hostname (using sysprep). It still retains connectivity to the same domain controller. What ...
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How to include all dns records and IP address of a server in automatic certificate enrollment of Microsoft AD CS?

In my company there are a lot of servers which users remotely login to them to do their duties. We have enabled computer certificate auto enrollment for them to assure secure connection. But because ...
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How to connect Linux machines to a Windows Active Directory with different user rights?

I have a Windows Active Directory Setup with Windows Clients. So far our Linux machines did not authenticate against the AD, I used root to login. Now I wanted to add those Linux machines to the AD ...
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GPO printer allocation

scenario: AD domain with multiple remote OUs with fairly robust communications. I allocate printers per location via GPO. Some of the Work Stations in the OU allocate the printers on login (5 of ...
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How to enable entering username in Zorin OS

I have joined my zorin os (v8) to a domain. But I can not find how to enable entering usernames on the logon screen. How do you enable this feature?
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Trying to lock down cells in excel & office 365

We have only sharepoint, office 365, excel 2013 - no domain. I'm trying to lock down specific columns in an excel sheet. When I click on 'Permissions' in 'Allow users to Edit Ranges' I type in a ...
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AD RMS policy templates recieve a “no longer exists error” when they are there

Recently we added in a few new policy templates to AD RMS but when we try to apply them in FSRM they receive a no longer available error. When I try to apply the template to a folder structure I can ...
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QNAP TS-809U: Domain Users / Groups disappear and the server has to be rejoined to the AD Domain

We have a TS809U that we have joined to the domain. Shares and access rights works as the should with the domain users and everything is just the way it should be. But after a couple of weeks/a month ...
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PowerShell - IF statement case insensitive?

I am trying to write a PowerShell script that will cycle through the ProxyAddresses for all of my AD user objects. If a user has a SMTP address with [email protected], I want it to check if they also ...
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Why would an organization use a single, *common* Active Directory account for all staff who use a multifunction photocopier? [closed]

At a company I used to work for they had some high-end multifunction Panasonic digital photocopiers (fax/scanner/printer/photocopy etc.) used by approximately 150 staff. For some reason, despite ...
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change active directory viewed panel using user menu

I can switch the directory viewed actually in a panel of mc to other directory predefined in user menu file so: G Go to directory ABC cd ABC The directory is changed only in merged shell ...
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limit user access in multiple RODC

I have a RODC and a RWDC.i prepopulate some password on RODC cache database. i already read this article How’s User Authentication Working In A Site With A RODC? I want to limit user access in ...
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assign an group to a certain RODC

I have a RWDC(A) and two RODC(B and C).i create two groups for each branch in RWDC however the groups and it's content will be replicated to all DCs within the domain. So I want to know can we assign ...
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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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How do I use (O365) Exchange Online custom attributes (1 to 15) when I have directory sync enabled and no exchange installed on-premises?

Here is my setup: Active Directory on premises - with no Exchange installed. DirSync tool to sync all users to Office 365 Now, I need to use CustomAttributes in Exchange - here is where the ...
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Find out my bind DN in a Windows network

I am in a windows network and want to use Linux' LDAP search. For this I need to find out my DN. I am already logged in on a Windows computer using Outlook to the exchange server and this one seems ...
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Bitlocker Will Not Encrypt on Fixed-Data Drive

I have recently encrypted my system (C:) drive, using Bitlocker, on my W7 Enterprise box. This machine is not associated with a domain. I would like to encrypt my remaining fixed data drives, as well. ...
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Is it possible to allow a user of Domain A to write to Domain B fileshare without a trust relationship?

I'm currently working with two Windows 2008 servers, each running on completely separate domains with no possibility of setting up a trust relationship between them. What I need to find a way of ...
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PowerShell – Remove specific SMTP addresses from proxyAddresses array

I have been trying to figure this out how to modify the proxyAddresses of some of my users in AD using PowerShell. My basic goal is to use Get-ADObject to query AD for a specific set of users and ...
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How can I tell which Domain controller I'm authenticated to?

How can I tell which Domain controller I'm authenticated to? Is there a way to do this without local admin?
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Joining a machine to Active Directory using Autoyast via user input

I'm preparing a template for a machine with SuSE Studio. The machine is expected to be part of our company's Active Directory domain. In revision 1.0.0 I have made lots of configuration and verified ...
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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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Join an Active Directory domain with Linux without being an Administrator

My current task is to configure a testing virtual machine to join our company's AD domain, so users can login with domain credentials. I am only responsible to make tests with that VM, that will be ...
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Set profile on fileserver but not let other users access the folder

OK, so I want to set the profile path and have it mapped to a drive letter, but I don't want everyone else to be able to access that folder. Just maybe admins and the actual user. ...
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I can't reset an expired password because it is expired. What's next?

The password of my corporate (Active Directory based) account expired this morning. When logging in, I see an error similar to: Your password has expired and must be changed. I'm then invited to ...
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Checking if a user account is locked on another domain controller

I'm trying to see if a user account has been locked out, using the command line. I thought that I could do this with the net command, but when I run the command NET USER username /domain it ...
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How do I enforce a unifrom company email font and signature format across Outlook 2007, 10 and 13? [closed]

Our users currently run a mixture of Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013 to manage emails. We use active directory and our server runs Windows Server 2008 R2. Is there anyway that we can enforce through ...
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Winbind group lookup painfully slow

I am running winbind on an RHEL 6 system. Everything works fine except group lookups, so many commands (including sudo) are painfully slow. I did an strace which shows that winbind looks up every ...