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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WMI query fails with “A security package specific error occurred.” Exception 80070721

Problem In Powershell after executing the following command ... Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem -Credential second.nl\administrator -ComputerName srv02.second.nl ... the following exception is ...
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Override GAL (Global Address List) picture to allow different pictures for internal vs. external use

I’m wondering whether I can show a different image in Outlook to people form my organization vs outside? The image I’m referring to is the profile picture like this: Basically what I need to do is ...
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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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How to programmatically change permissions on computer objects in Active Directory

I've inherited control of an OU within an enterprise Active Directory domain. All of the computer objects in our OU are owned (and only writeable by) my predecessor. This prevents me from re-adding ...
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Winbind not enumerating users and groups of trusted domain

I'm using Samba 4.1.6-Ubuntu in Ubuntu 14.04, for authenticating users from two domains with a one-way cross-forest trust between them. Samba machine is joined to DOMAINA, while DOMAINB is the trusted ...
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Samba, winbind and AD authentication: username is invalid on this system

I am trying to set up a file server with Active Directory authentication using Samba and Winbind. Domain controller is Windows 2000 SP4 (don't judge). File server is Debian 7.7 (latest stable). This ...
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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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finding turned on computers in active directory

How can I check which computers are turned on at the moment and are logged in to my active directory? Or which users are currently logged to AD? I'm using windows 2003
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Allowing a person object to be created under a locality

I am using Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services. I notice when I right click on a locality entry, L=dublin, and select New Object there is no option to create a person object. I am very ...
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Excel 2013 Power Query

Does anyone know how to extract all Active Directory Users and show which ones are Users and which ones are just Contacts. I've extracted both Users and Contacts but they seem to show the same in ...
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The group policy “Disable machine account password changes” - what does this mean?

I am setting up a test environment on Amazon Web Services comprising of 2 web servers, 1 database server and 1 domain controller. All of them are Windows Server 2012 and joined to the domain. ...
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Samba AD user with same name as local user

I just started using Samba as a domain controller at home. I have set up so that users who log on to the server have users and home folders created if it's the first time etc. I have one issue though....
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Can I load Powershell AD Module as another user?

I have a script that I use to automate AD and Office 365 account provisioning. Everything is working just fine. The only "problem" is that I have a regular domain account and another account which is ...
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LDAP custom attribute cannot be searched?

I have some special custom attributes with my ldap setup. I have a custom attribute called "GroupCode". I have bunch of entries with this special attribute that I was able to write to the ldap ...
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Windows server still reboot after recover active directory folders

My Problem: Windows server is not starting up and restart when shows the win logo. After that, i reinstall windows, reoconfigured again and execute this steps: Perform a fresh installation of ...
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samba4 acl for allowing group access to files created by a user

I've just setup samba4 as an Active Directory domain controller. (samba v4.3.0, installed on ubuntu x64) It's used in a small accounting office. The office has a number of file shares. I've given ...
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Linux + AD + mount = problems writing files

I have 2 Linux servers + 1 Active Directory There's a NFS disk mounted from the Linux 2 to Linux 1. Users can access and write files from their Windows session on directories of Linux 1, and on ...
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Active Directory and Proxy issues

I am faced by the strangest issue ever. We have a proxy server and had to change its IP once we changed, it some users were not able to browse some sites. The profiles did not Change but requests don'...
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Domain Controller Target Principle Name is Incorrect?

I have been experiencing trouble in adding an additional server 2012 dc to run Sophos Enterprise console antivirus. My main DC is running well with the following IP details: IP:10.75.44.10 Sub: 255....
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VM Server not able to join domain host in another VM domain controller

I set up two WM on my win 8 computer using VMware workstation, both running window server 2012 R2 operating system, one serves as a domain controller, DNS server and DHCP server, the other one servers ...
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How to disable content view in windows explorer

Im trying to find a way to disable content view in windows explorer on windows 7 clients. I found this: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744697%28v=ws.10%29.aspx#...
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How to change the start menu for restricted user on Windows 7?

I am the administrator of my network & I have a restricted user on the network. I noticed that the default start menu for a restricted user leaves off 99% of shortcuts that could actually be ...
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How to ignore extra spaces in LDAP filter

My filter looks something like this &(extensionAttribute2=123456) I can foresee instances where the values might have spaces at the beginning or end of the string and I don't want to exclude ...
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Is there an easy way to add yourself to an Active Directory group, with only Add/Remove Self permission?

At my friend's large home network where there is an Active Directory / Exchange / Outlook setup (sorry I'm not a Microsoft pro), I'm trying to set up a distribution list to act like a mailing list. ...
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Working around Active Directory's dynamic port range

I have a need to authenticate users against Active Directory (which uses dynamic ports), but the networking group within the organization will not allow us to open up such a large range of ports. I ...
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What goes on when using kinit with a keytab file

Wish to get more understanding on the use of kinit and keytab file. For example, if I already have a keytab file generated for a service ( the service registered to active directory by ktpass -mapuser ...
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Issues accessing file shares of certain servers across site to site VPN

We recently had a problem crop up with one of our remote facilities, i'm not a system admin, and we are currently without one, but I will try to explain the best I can. Employees at the remote site ...
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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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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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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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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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Windows 8 keeps prompting to change expired password

I am a volunteer doing tech support for a local school. One of the teachers tried to log in today and got a message that his password had expired and must be changed. That's expected, since our ...
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Setting Up Single Sign On with Active Directory

I need help setting up Active Directory with Single Sign On. I think this may be called Kerberos. I have a simple requirement in that I have 3 types of users: guest,operator, and admin. I would life ...
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Active Directory - Trust Relationship Error

Early in the morning, I have a computer which consistently can't be logged in to. When I try to login, I get the following error message: The trust relationship between this workstation and the ...
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Active Directory Auto Logoff Timer

I'm experimenting with an Active Directory Domain at home (Win Server 2012 Domain Controller). After joining my Windows 8 Pro (x64) PC to my domain, I am getting automatically logged off after being ...
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Configuration of mod_authnz_ldap to work with Active Directory

Please help to find a good tutorial / step by step instructions how to configure mod_authnz_ldap to work with Active Directory (I use Apache 2.2). Apache provides good documentation, but I want to ...
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The authentication mechanism is unknown

I'm attempting to authorize access to a third party program by checking their credentials against Active Directory using NTLM. This solution has been working for a long time - as it a rolled out ...
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Shortcut - Add to DL

I commonly have to add people to a Distribution List using Outlook 2010. This involves 5 or 6 steps, including having to search for the DL then clicking a few buttons. Is there a shortcut I can ...
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Mac roaming profile on a Windows 2008 domain

Have been pointed here by the guys at ServerFault - hoping this is the right forum (it seems to fit in with the guidelines). I'm setting up a home network with Windows 2008 R2 server. I've configured ...
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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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Safari causes our Active Directory accounts to be locked?

I work for a giant corporation who, as typical with giant corporations, has rather lackluster desktop IT support. We run Windows XP on our machines. Our small dev group requires that we have Safari ...
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AD DNS Server resolves old ip adress after being moved to new ip range

Guys i'm currently experiencing an issue with a dns server which was moved to a new range. The ip adress was changed but somehow the server adress keeps popping up as the old ip adress in the DNS ...
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Netatalk server on ubuntu with AD authentication

I need to install Netatalk on ubuntu 14.04 server, and allow users to mount their desktops on Mac OS X. User credentials are stored on Active directory servers, but I have centrifydc installed on my ...
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nslookup is automatically searching for FQDN

i set up test.com domain and DNS on windows 2012 server. i join test.com domain from windows 8.1 PC and using internet everyday. everything was fine. but, this morning, the internet sharing from ...
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Site-to-site AD VPN

I have a development environment inside a corporate network 2 Hyper-V hosts, ~15 VM's Private network Internet access on a separate network and firewalled I'd like to join it to my AD domain, ...
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Redirect outgoing ports in windows

I want to create an Active Directory server at home, just to learn how to do it. I have configured the server but I want to use the service from outside, so I've opened all the ports in Windows's ...
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MS Certificate Web Enrollment authentication between domains

I'm trying to set up the Certificate Enrollment Web Services to give autoenrollment to some clients. The issue is the clients are on a separate domain to the CA. I see the CES/CEP allows three options ...
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no internet connection windows server 2012 setting up remote desktop connection

I'd like to setup my Windows 2012 Server so I can Remote Desktop Connection from my client (Windows 10) with the static IP that I'm going to give to the server. (So not through a site). After having ...
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Hide user list from system settings in Ubuntu

I'm setting up some Ubuntu machines for our college using 14.04 LTS with the standard Unity launcher. I've joined the machines to AD and hidden all but manual login on the login screen using the ...
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linux + vastool + print password by vastool

please advice how to print the password from active directory ( LDAP ) of specific user by vastool ? user=admin1 /opt/quest/bin/vastool Copyright 2014 Quest Software, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ...