Active Directory is a Microsoft technology primarily for managing multiple Windows servers and workstations in a single environment. It was first released in 2000.

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prepare Active Directory for exchange 2010

I am installing "Exchange Server 2010" on a "windows server 2012" system. As exchange installation prerequisites we have to prepare "Active Directory" but I already installed a Active Directory in ...
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How to join a domain on Amazon AWS when on SAME VPC? [duplicate]

I have created 1 server and added the AD role to it. The server restarted and its only on one VPC http://screencast.com/t/4zxRHSBF1 Then I created another instance on the same VPC as follows; ...
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Race conditions in account creation script with email account and Office 365 sync--any good way besides time delay to resolve?

I have a powershell script that I use to create new users. Every year we add hundreds of interns, so automation is crucial. Someone in HR runs the script, so the script is supposed to be foolproof. I ...
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Problems with AD login - Mac

So unfortunately, this problem occurs commonly, but not consistently enough to reproduce. We have Macs running 10.9 joined to a remotely managed Active Directory. However, it seems that every once in ...
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Samba: Authenticate only local accounts over AD?

I have a samba server where I create all the linux accounts and corresponding SMB accounts via a application I built. I manage all the permissions for all of our shares via ACL's also using the ...
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How can I log on my linux machine with my Active Directory credentials?

I'm on a windows computer RDPing to a RHEL 7 Server. I now want to be able to log into that server using my windows domain credentials(over SSH, preferably RDP too but not necessary). Here's what I ...
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AD U&C missing propertypage in search result

there is one thing thats been bugging me for a long time with active directory users and computers admin tool. if you do a search for something and then open the property page on one of the results ...
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vCenter SSO without AD?

I have an ESXi Server with a vCenter virtual appliance image and an image of a Windows 2008 TS. The Windows 2008 image has an external Ethernet connection configured to another network, so users can ...
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How can I create Organizational Units recursively on Powershell?

I'm writing a Powershell script to populate all the company users to a Active Directory from a CSV file. The script uses the Powershell command New-ADUser and it should know, for every user, where is ...
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Setting up NPS with a certificate that is valid to both AD and non-AD machines

I'm trying to setup an AD server running the NPS service so that both AD and non-AD machines see the certificate as valid when authenticating to the wireless network. I picked up a cert from GoDaddy ...
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How to perform an assessment of an existing network?

I work as an IT guy for a small company with 2 offices. Currently we are in the process of moving our entire network infrastructure to a different host because we are running everything on extremely ...
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Can't add my Red Hat 7 machine to our company's Active Directory

I'm trying to join my RHEL 7 VM machine to our company's AD. I can validate my login credentials just fine with kinit (No return if I enter the correct password, error if I enter the wrong one), ...
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how to change user active directory password if forgotten on Windows 7 remotly

Is any one have any idea how to change user password if forgotten? we have a lot remote user.User can't logon to system because don't remember password. If he don't remember password to logon he can't ...
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Multiple Domain Authentication for app with One LDAP path

I have a forest with a root and 2 child domains. main.com child1.com child2.com I have a third party application that has a web UI for users to login to. In the config files for this application, ...
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Tridion Unable to Query Active Directory

I am having an issue while adding users to Tridion CM from AD. My AD is having around 8000 users and Tridion says its not able Query AD because the no of users exceeds 1000. Please help...
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Child domain, organizational unit or a brand new domain? [duplicate]

I am spending some time learning MS AD DS through a book called "Installing and configuring Windows Server 2012", however I got stuck in understanding when it would make sense to deploy a child ...
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Unable to mount cifs in redhat 6

I am relatively new to Linux, and I am trying to mount a CIFS filesystem from an openfiler instance I have on my network in Red Hat. The openfiler instance is authenticating using AD. I am able to ...
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Using New-ADComputer's -ServicePrincipalNames

I'm trying to use the New-ADComputer -ServicePrincipalNames parameter with no success. $comp = New-ADComputer -passthru -name "server1" -path "ou=Org2,ou=Org1,dc=mydomain,dc=com" -DNSHostName ...
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GPO backup fails

When trying to backup a GPO using the GP management console (choosing the GP to backup, right click, hitting backup, and choosing a target directory "c:\ADB"), the backup fails. In the Application ...
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Are there any ldap proxy servers that can supplement the results from the main ldap server?

We have a central ldap server that authenticates and provides authorization information about users in our institution. I am looking for a LDAP Proxy that supplement the central LDAP server to support ...
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RHEL 6.5 and LDAP

I am trying to connect our Active directory server to brand new RHEL 6.5 server. I want to authenticate users using AD credentials, but I want to restrict that only certain users can login, I don't ...
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Regarding AD Domain controllers and remote branch offices

We have central HQ building and a lot of small branch offices connecting via VPN and want to implement AD (If you can believe we still haven't). We want everyone to log in using domain accounts and be ...
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Office365 DirSync Active Directory Integration

I am preparing to deploy Office365 for my organization. We have an on premise Active Directory Domain Controller (Windows Server 2012 R2). We would like to leverage our Active Directory for: automatic ...
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Windows Server 2012 does not see AD domain in search [on hold]

I have a development stack comprising of two virtual Windows Server 2012 R2 machines. One is AD controller/DNS (named SHP2D here), etc, the other is dev machine (named SHP1D). It seems that there are ...
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What are some good books/tutorials for novice Server Admins [duplicate]

I am being thrown into a server admin job with no previous experience. Looking to get a good foundation to build on.
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Way to authenticate against Active Directory but without direct access to it?

So I'm in an interesting situation. I have an application that only supports authentication via LDAP on my network and client with active directory on their network. We have a secure VPN tunnel ...
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How to import bulk data into specified field in active directory

I have about 500 users in my AD and I need to Modify an specified field data. But I don't want to do that one by one. How can I do that?
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Can't connect to DeploymentShare$ from PC attempting to MDT, but can other PCs on the network

I am in the process of setting up MDT and have run across a problem. MDT is installed on a Windows 2012 server, MDT version 6.2.5019.0. Using WDS as well. Active Directory domain, the server is up ...
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Configure FreeRADIUS with Active Driectory allow specific group of users to authenticate

In order to authenticate WiFi clients I use a FreeRADIUS server configured to check for user credentials in an Active Directory environment. Currently all users with a valid account are authenticated ...
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Can I use an RODC for Active Directory athentication if the writeable DC is not available for several months?

We are running an Read-Write DC at our home office which we are using for authentication when were are working there. It works fine as long as we are at the office, but we are going to be on the road ...
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Complete Active Directory redesign and GPO application

after much testing and hundreds of tries and hours invested I decided to consult you experts here. Overview: I want to apply some GPO to our users which will add some specific site to the Trusted ...
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Active Directory OpenDNS forwarding

I currently have set up my Windows DNS to forward to OpenDNS. However, all traffic in OpenDNS shows up from the IP of my local Windows DNS server. Is there any way I can make the individual devices ...
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Does Active Directory's Kerberos implementation support per-user ticket lifetime settings?

With MIT Kerberos, the kadmin utility supports the creation of principals that have an explicit maximum ticket lifetime and renewal lifetime (-maxlife and -maxrenewlife arguments for add_principal) ...
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AD Sites & Services - KCC Auto Generated Connections

As I understanding it, the KCC will auto generate connections for replication. I was told by a co-worker that this only occurs for the first 5 domain controllers, which is why he has manually created ...
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Sharing printers with computers and not users in Win Server 2012

I have a LAN network with 120 users, not so big. They're all splited in differents rooms, which some have a network printer. In AD, I can easily find the printers and setting their sharing ...
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active directory rodc or sub site for New branch office

This may sound silly but I am no ad expert. We have setup a new branch office and 2 users will be moving to that office to man a point of sales system, the internet connectivity is poor so ...
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Wake up a client computer from Windows Server

I have a handful of workstations and a Windows Server 2008 R2 in the same LAN. The workstations show up in the server's Active Directory. Is there a way to wake them up manually from the server when ...
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Domain Controller - Local DNS Settings [duplicate]

What is the best practice for configuring a Domain Controller's adapter DNS settings? We have an MPLS network with 6 DC's located in different locations. HQ - DC1 & DC2 WH - DC3 Branch - DC4 ...
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New 2012 Domain Controller and error “The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship”

I have a Windows Server 2012 domain controller on a domain DOM1 running at a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain and functional level. All other domain controllers in DOM1 are 2008 R2. DOM1 has a two-way ...
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Restict Internet Connection Except using Proxy

Given (as-is) A router with DHCP enabled An Active Directory Server Two Windows 7 clients joined the domain Planning (to-be) A proxy server Two clients are set to restrict internet connection ...
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Apache 500 Internal Server Error when authenticating with authz_svn_module with an empty user name field

My Environment Apache 2.2 Windows Server 2008 R2 (I also had the same problem with Windows 7) Tortoise SVN 1.8.7 Subversion 1.8.9 I have this SVN Server using Apache for authentication with ...
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*Lab* restored DC from full backup issues. NETLOGON error 67

I am in a lab environment practicing and learning to recover my primary domain controller in the event that both my DC's are gone and I have a full server backup in place for disaster recovery in ...
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Group Policy - Backup and Restore

I am currently automating the creation of our enterprise domain controller and its configuration in case of SAN failure etc. I can create the server, install the necessary roles, create complete ou ...
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Windows computers refusing to connect to WPA2 Enterprise Network

We have all our computers set up on a WPA2 Enterprise network authenticating with a PEAP Certificate. The certificate is valid until 2017, and the network is functioning correctly on all the Macs we ...
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Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services user-credentials

Does anyone know how the "user-credentials" string is encoded/encrypted that is used for Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services? Thanks. ...
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How to change Samba4 AD realm

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server that runs Samba4 as Active Directory PDC. The server is called athena and its DNS name is athena.ad.domain.com. The realm is AD.DOMAIN.COM and the NetBIOS name is ...
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Active Directory Mismatch

I have a Active Directory Mistmatch how do I fix this? I have 2 x 2008 R2 Domain Controllers and a 2008 Domain Controller and I was trying to add a 2012 R2 Domain Controller. The Schema Version of ...
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Azure print server - running everything in Azure?

I might have get dragged into a Project involving moving the whole IT shop into Azure. Now that means they have on-site AD, LOB Applications, SQL, Sharepoint etc, plus of course moving to Office 365, ...
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Migrating shared directories from Windows Server 2003 SP2 to Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm setting up a new Active Directory server and need to migrate all the shared directories from the old server. I've found a lot of information about DFS Replication, but that isn't available until ...
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Move application servers from one domain to another

I have built a new domain and created a trust between the new domain and old domain. I have migrated the users and PCs but have yet to move the servers. Does anyone have any suggestions as to the ...