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Desktop Wallpaper through group policy for Windows 8 client

I Have Windows 2008R2 server with active directory. All client systems are Windows 8/8.1 Pro. I need to push corporate wallpaper through AD GPO on client system, I have created a shared folder on ...
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Set a GPO on all users from a trusted Forest

How do I set a GPO (such as desktop background) to work on users from Forest A when they connect to Computers on Forest B. There is a bidirectional Forest Trust between the two Forests.
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How do I make it as if I've never logged into a workstation with a Domain AD user profile?

I've been working on setting up OneDrive for Business with automatic syncing and folder redirection. I got everything working, but there were some issues along the way. In dealing with those issues ...
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Create active AD user with samba net rpc user add command

I have a mixed Windows and Linux Environment. I want to create new Active Directory users with Samba tools. This command will create a new AD user, but they aren't active: net rpc user add ...
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How can I resolve element not found in AD CA?

I had to move our AD CA from server 2008 32bit to server 2008r2 64bit, both domain controllers too! I now know this was BAD. Is there any way to resolve the "Element not found" in AD CA? Or do I ...
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Limit LDAP request to AD

Is there a way to limit requests from a specific user to the AD such that he can only ask if a username or an email address exists or not? The user should not be able to request other data from the ...
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Is it possible a remote active directory authentication from local without VPN

Can we authenticate to a remotely hosted DC from local machines without VPN connection to the server. Server have Public IP & Local machines are using NAT. Currently there is no any other ...
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ADFS Metadata with Active Directory Attributes

Using ADFS on Windows 2012 R2. I have created a Relaying Party Trust that has a claim rule defined that maps a Active Directory Attribute to a named attribute in the vendors system. When I view the ...
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My GPO only runs the first time it is linked to the OU

I am attempting to distribute a .msi file via GPO to Win7 machines from a Server 2008 R2 network. I am getting a funny result. The first time I link the GPO to a OU the program loads. I uninstall ...
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AD IT Helper Permissions

My apologies if this has been asked before. If I knew the proper search terms then google would be more effective. I would like to add a user that can join computers to the domain, Install software ...
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Active directory HyperV VM to VMware

we just copied an active directory VM from an Hyper-V VM to a VMware one. This Hyper-v VM is our second active directory server (the first one is a physical server). We used Symantec Backup Exec to ...
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windows profile resets after long time no login

We use a Windows Server 2008r2 Active Directory network setup with Windows 7 Professional clients. After logging in, a profile gets created on the computer which has all the settings including ...
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Newly promoted domain controller showing many errors but dcpromo didn't complain?

I have a domain separated into four sites. In one of my remote sites, I have promoted a new DC and will be decommissioning the existing DC in a few weeks. I didn't receive any errors when I did the ...
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Unable to change the encryption type for Kerberos

I have logged in as Administrator to change the encryption type on Windows Server 2008 R2. The Security options are disabled and the security setting is currently set to DES_CBC_CRC. Need to select ...
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How Do I Connect to Active Directory Server Behind a Firewall

I'm having trouble getting LDAP queries to reach my Active Directory running on Windows Server 2012 R2 behind a Cisco PIX 506E firewall. My goal is to create a SSO environment for some applications ...
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Cannot add Domain Users to SQLServer security

I installed a win2008 server (WSQL) Its has successfully joined another Win2008 server which is the domain controller. Now back to WSQL machine, I connect it to the domain... And I install ...
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New-ADUser ADException NotSpecified

I am receiving an error when I run this powershell command to add a new user: PS > New-ADUser -Name "user1" -GivenName "test" -Surname "User" -Path "ou=Users" The error returned when run is: ...
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AD does not unlock account - even after the Lockout duration is expired

I'm facing a strange problem - domain user accounts are not being unlocked. These are the Account Lockout Policy settings: Lockout duration: 30 minutes Account lockout treshold: 10 invalid logon ...
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Forcibly Split 2003 Active Directory Domain

I am currently trying to find the most efficient way to split a single domain into two, distinct, fully functional domains. We have two sites, and several DCs. The sites, Site A, and Site B, are ...
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Apache Webserver: Map ClientCertificate to Active Directory

Using Apache Webserver 2.4 and mod_ssl and mod_authzn_ldap I'm trying to Authenticate the user by a ClientCertificate (PKI smartcard) Authorize the user by membership of certain Active Directory ...
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Group Policy Files - Active Directory

I am having a whole lot of trouble getting some files distributed across the network. My settings are: Action: Replace Source: \\[fqdn]\Repo\sqljdbcl.jar Destination: ...
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Clone VM connected to domain with CRM 2011 on Windows 2008 R2 SP1

After copying VM with CRM 2011 I've changed server name, performed actions in this article: ...
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Reverse DNS records not registered when using DHCP

I've stumbled upon a strange behaviour with Windows machines, which seems to be fairly consistent between all Windows versions from Vista/2008 to 8.1/2012 R2; it doesn't happen instead when using ...
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How can I quickly check number of groups in my domain?

Probably this is simplistic question but it seems that off the top of my head I have no idea how to do this. How can I get number of groups in my domain? In all domains within the forest? What is the ...
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How to Two-way Trust between Samba3 and AD

I'm studying Two-way Trust between Samba3 and Windows 2008 R2 AD Domain. I'm using debian 7.6.0 and Samba 3.6.6 Firts, please look my Topology. http://blog.naver.com/hjk4637/220156608223 I have AD ...
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Jave 8 Update 25 Install Over GPO - Not Working

I am trying to set up our Active Directory DC to automatically install Java 8 Update 25 (jre1.8.0_25.msi) using the GPO. Going to Computer Configuration > Policies > Software Settings, ...
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Active Directory remove user from GroupA if member of GroupB

In Active Directory, how do I efficiently remove all users from GroupA who are members of GroupB? Basically I want to subtract B from A. Have now: AAA BBB --- --- Alice Alice ...
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What is MS-Membership Transitive.LDF?

When installing ad-lds, you have the option to import several LDF files. Some of them are described here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771943.aspx. Can anyone tell me what the ...
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How to set up an authentication system to authenticate users against an existing SQL Server database

I have a pre-existing SQL Server database with login information (user names, password hashes) for thousands of users maintained by an ASP.NET website. I would like to provide an authentication ...
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libnss-ldap getent passwd - AD replies correctly but output shows local /etc/passwd

I am trying to configure libnss-ldap to provide AD authentication to my Linux Debian servers. This is working fine if user exists locally, I want to make it work for Domain users. Here is my ...
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Debian Active Directory to LDAP migration

These days I am working on LDAP and Active Directory migration. I want to migrate to LDAP but I cannot get passwords from Active Directory. I want to seemlesly migrate to LDAP, and I want a solution ...
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dsadd run from batch file fails with “The specified account already exists” when there is no existing account with the same dn

I am programmatically creating thousands of test users from a txt file containing First Name, Last Name, Username, and Password using the following command (saved as a batch file, run in cmd, modified ...
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Amazon Zocalo with Active Directory - can't login

I just setup a Zocalo site for my company using the active directory connect option. The Domain Controller we are connecting to is in an AWS VPC. I setup the zocalo site fine and it says active, but ...
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AD Authentication with SAMBA, Winbind and SSS

I'm having trouble authentication with AD to a SAMBA share on a linux server. Authentication appears to be working, but only halfway... [root@myserver ~]# wbinfo -a my_ad_user%password123 ...
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How can I know where and how a security group is triggering a logon script for some users?

The organization I work for has implemented application access and scripts via Security Groups. This is, if a person needs to access some applications or have a script run when he logs on, we add ...
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Missing DomainControllers in Active Directory Object

We are setting up a new network environment that will have two domain controllers and ran into an issue with Windows not recognizing the existing domain controllers (DC-01 and DC-02) as Domain ...
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Outline the quirks of Windows Small Business Servers (SBS)

I'm not much of a Microsoft administrator. However, I do work extensively with new and existing Microsoft Exchange deployments. That's just how the career-arc went. I'm working with a small customer ...
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Builtin group membership not updating on client machines

I have a small active directory setup which is semi-live (i.e. being used by only a few of the computers in the network), however when i try adding members to the builtin groups, and more specifically ...
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Scripting command that can be executed on Macs to generate/remove (NOT SIMPLY BIND/UNBIND) those Macs as computer objects in Active Directory?

I have searched the stacks fairly thoroughly to find a scripting language-based command that can help me develop a script to be executed on Macs capable of actually generating (NOT SIMPLY BINDING) ...
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How do I block inheritance/application of a single GPO?

Due to the workload generated by recent ransomware outbreaks (Cryptolocker/Cryptowall/etc.), I was recently tasked with implementing Software Restriction policies to block program execution from ...
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How to determine domain controller used for authentication

I run several web sites using IIS on both Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. These web sites use windows authentication with only the NTLM option specified (no Kerberos). These servers are ...
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Domain controller not allowing me to connect to it over IPSec tunnel

I'm trying to connect a Windows 7 computer to a domain controller over an IPSec tunnel. The tunnel has formed and the network is accessible. I have set the IPSec connection to use the windows domain ...
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Remotely determine how long a user has been idle

How do I determine how long it's been since a user with files opened on my server has been actively using their workstation in a Windows Active Directory environment (XP, 7, 8 clients and Server 2008, ...
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How do I make browser shortcuts w/custom proxy settings available on user desktops?

In our environment, we have about 30 testers (website testers) located at different physical locations. However, they all log on to the same AD. As it is now, their MSIE is configured to access the ...
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Setup Domain Controller and Active Directory on Amazon EC2 as Primary AD [closed]

I am planning to deploy an Active Directory and Domain Controller on AWS for my company. It will primarily be used for these: User Authorization (Login/Logoff Process) File Sharing / Management ...
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Exchange 2013 Setup fails - Couldn't find the Enterprise Organization container

I'm working on an Exchange 2013 CU6 installation at a site whose AD was comprised of two Windows 2003 domain controllers (in an odd HA cluster configuration). New Windows 2012 R2 DCs have been ...
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Server 2008 folder redirection not working on local domain controller

I have set up folder redirection using the default domain group policy for users connecting to our domain. Folder redirection works fine when users login through their client machines. When I attempt ...
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Lync 2010 - Search Returns “Presence Unknown” for E-mail Address

I've inherited Lync infrastructure and my knowledge of the product is limited. This issue appears to affect only one account. Searching for the specific account on a Lync 2010 client returns ...
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Adding a new Exchange 2013 mailbox from Powershell error

I am trying to add a new mailbox via the Powershell and I get the following error: #New-ADUser -Name AreallyTest -SamAccountName AreallyTest -AccountPassword (ConvertTo-SecureString Password1234 ...
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Better to share File Services role with Active Directory DC role OR with the RDS Terminal Server role?

We are a small business setting up a new server... budget is limited of course. I have ~500GB of data to share that needs to be stored locally on the single server we have. Host Server: Dell ...