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1answer
46 views

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 ...
1
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2answers
79 views

Avoiding a multi-homed Domain Controller in a dual network environment

I'm trying to take over an old infrastructure and clean it up, but I'm running into some issues deciding on the new architecture. We have a set of around a dozen or two test/production servers in a ...
4
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3answers
209 views

Can a user see the Active Directory computer description in the Windows network browser?

This may qualify as another Stupid Question from someone fairly inexperienced in Active Directory, but I've noticed a handy "Description" field for computers in the Active Directory Users and ...
4
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3answers
201 views

If I join esxi to an Active Directory domain, how does it choose which DC to authenticate to?

I'm familiar to vSphere and large installations, and not at all familiar with the free products. Topology & configuration We have some branch offices that use ESXi and have a DC resident on ...
0
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1answer
53 views

Shares and printers on a server are not accessible for one workstation

The PC in question is running Windows 7 and the server is Windows Server 2012 Standard. Both machines can ping each other by IP and Name. I've tried flushing the DNS cache, removing the pc from the ...
1
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1answer
62 views

Rules for Active directory user name string

I have googled but not able to find a proper set of restriction in user name in active directory setting. Please help me in telling what are the special char which are not allowed in Active directory ...
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1answer
90 views

Some computers in my subnet do not recognize names of other pc's

I have two subnets: 192.168.0.1-255 192.168.50.1-255 Ewerything works via VPN (because physically computer from both subnets are in different locations). We also have active directory. Now, the ...
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1answer
48 views

Sites and services design for branches those having same subnet

I have 2012 domain and about 50 of workstation and servers together in it at branch (A) and now I get another branch (B) with about another 75 workstations and servers (domain 2012). I need to ...
1
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1answer
517 views

Include AD domain admins group in Linux sudoers?

I'm working in a company whose network is configured through a Win Server Active Directory, with hundreds Windows of computers connected to the local domain. We are doing some tests to start ...
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2answers
56 views

Migrating server local groups (currently workgroup) to domain?

I have about ~30 workstations that I administer, plus a fileserver, all of which I inherited when I took this net admin job. The previous guy had been around forever from when the company was far ...
0
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1answer
52 views

Suggestions on the best way to convert a Workgroup to a Doman / Active Directory? [closed]

I recently took over as the network admin for a small manufacturing firm. It's grown from a small mom and pop shop into a medium-sized business over the past few years, and as such trying to manage ...
2
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1answer
238 views

How to join win 8.1 to WSUS server 2012

i have a wsus server on win server 2012 and over 30 win 8.1 clients.i need to know how to configure clients to get updates from local server.anyone can help? note: all my network are in local domain ...
5
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1answer
74 views

Preventing a Domain Computer from Logging off Causes loss of Authentication

I have a set a domain computer to not require a password on wakeup. This is a strange situation I know but we want the user to never have to login to the computer unless he specifically logs out or ...
3
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2answers
109 views

Should i put all my servers into my domain?

I am setting up a lab/mock-up network and i'm wondering if is considered bad practice to add all my servers to my Windows Domain. Of course the DC must be part of the domain, and any server that users ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

Accessing AD Domain Controllers for Login from an Isolated Network

I work with a large Active Directory. We have domain controllers distributed across many sites. At my site we have been trying to create a private network which has access only to a very small list ...
3
votes
1answer
131 views

System Center 2012 R2 System Discovery Network Utilization

I'm in charge of a deployment of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Currently, I'm working through the discovery methods and trying to decide how to enable automatic discovery of ...
0
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2answers
362 views

Windows 2008 started crashing regularly every week

For the last couple of weeks my server have been crashing like once a week and usually during the weekends when nobody is using the Server in the Office and before that, my server was very, very ...
2
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1answer
664 views

unable to join domain using virtualbox [closed]

I'm in the process of setting up a VM environment for a MS certification exam (70-462). Following the training kit's instructions, I've set up a domain controller (DC) and two members (SQL-A, SQL-B) ...
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1answer
257 views

Resolving wins 7 domain join issue

Please, I have tried everything possible to resolve the issue of joining my wins7 client computers to the domain. I have been getting dns resolution error whenever an attempt is made to join the ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Outbound Azure VM Internet Connectivity

I have a virtual network set up in Windows Azure that contains several servers in an Active Directory domain. The domain computers are unable to access the Internet. However, the internet is directly ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

Exchange Server replacement

Our current network layout is as follows: 1 Active Directory server (WinSrv 2008 R2) 1 MS SQL server (WinSrv 2008 R2) 1 remote web server where SmarterMail Pro is handling all the mail related tasks ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Auto map network from Linux drive

So I started working for a company that has a 2003 SBS as the domain controller with the workstations being Windows 7. We have a Linux server with Samba install, which acts like a file server. The ...
3
votes
1answer
182 views

Seamless authentication for corporate users on an external website

Background: Global company with multiple locations and disparate networks and IT systems. The majority of the networks are Windows based and running Active Directory and some are connected via ADFS. ...
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0answers
42 views

Preventing Python as a gateway to CMD for Standard Users

Someone has hacked our system - using Python as a gateway to open command prompt as an admin - and the hacker shuts down computers remotely using shutdown /i. How can we prevent this using Group ...
0
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1answer
259 views

VLAN and Active Directory: complementary or substitute? [closed]

I recently encountered a network design that heavily implements VLANs but does not make use of a dedicated identity and access management system such as Active Directory or OpenLDAP. And yet another ...
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votes
2answers
104 views

Active Directory and WORKGROUP [closed]

Is is possible to run an Active Directory on a network and still have WORKGROUP computers on the network and have them still able to access each other? Would I have to use IPs over NetBIOS names or ...
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votes
1answer
59 views

Check softwares on all computers on a network [closed]

i recently started a new job as IT and i'm kind of newbie at network management. So i am asked to prepare an inventory list of all computers. Operating system info, Office Version info, Basic hardware ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Running Network-Reliant Processes on Startup

I'm in charge of deploying and modifying a bit of in-house software that is meant to run on end-user workstations, which run either Windows 7 or XP SP3. The goal is to maximize the amount of time the ...
1
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2answers
180 views

Need Help locking down many networked public computers

Does anybody know any type of system lockdown/parental control software that will work for networked machines, with users that may or may have not already setup an account on the local machine? I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

How do I give my network a spring clean?

I've recently inherited a multi office network. There's 30 something computers across the 5 branches, and four servers at the primary office building: Server 2003 Box: Used to be the PDC, not sure ...
0
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0answers
146 views

Can someone guide me with setting up Network Load balancing for RDP connections?

We have two servers web3 and web4 and a domain controller mws. I have been trying to set up load balancing for users who use remote desktop connection to connect to web3 and web4, but have failed ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

connect to a server web service from the global network

here is the situation: we have a server "srv" that runs tomcat web service. this web service required that all connection will be using fqdn so that when we connect from our local network to ...
1
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2answers
75 views

DNS Service not running on a Sandboxed and alienated single Domain controller

we were trying to created a sandboxed test environment; so we promoted a member server to a domain controller and then shut it down moved it to a sandboxed netwrok and cleaned up metadata. Everything ...
2
votes
2answers
151 views

Application authentication via VPN

My work is going to roll out a new application (HR, Payroll, etc.) called springbrook to our remote employees. The application runs on one of our physical servers (Win 2008 R2) and to use it locally, ...
1
vote
1answer
598 views

Does “User name may not be same as computer name” apply to active directory user names

I was going through this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310845 If you try to create a user account on a computer and try to use the computer name for the user account name, you receive ...
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votes
2answers
75 views

Domain controller selection process

I have several networks which are isolated from one another apart from one of the networks hosting the primary domain controller. I am adding a new network, although when creating a domain ...
0
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1answer
72 views

How to check authenticated access to MS Windows machines in a batch

I am checking with nessus the vulnerability status of MS Windows machines on a network I do not manage for which I have received appropriate domain-level credentials. It works but the results I get ...
2
votes
1answer
474 views

How do I install Skype on computer so that anyone who logs in does NOT have to go through the initial config?

I installed Skype when logged on to the (local) admin account. Now, when I log off that, and log on as myname on the domain, I have to click through the intial setup steps (after you've already run ...
3
votes
1answer
92 views

Corporate Windows Network Performance

We operate a Windows 2003 Active Directory network. As the new IT manager I've inherited this infrastructure from previous outside contractors that have come in to help maintain our company network. ...
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votes
1answer
119 views

Adding an HP printer to the Windows domain [closed]

I am tired to add the printer driver to each network client machine in our Windows domain.local network. Is it possible to add the printer to the Active Directory and avoid this? Where do I find ...
2
votes
1answer
150 views

Creating child.domain.local in same network as domain.local

I'm running Windows 2008 r2. I'm curious about creating a new domain in a new forest on a separate install as child.domain.local. The issue is domain.local currently already exists in this network ...
3
votes
1answer
162 views

Network Design and Implementation

I am currently designing the network in my office, which is relatively small now but it plans to grow very fast. The design is pretty much done, the problem is occurring during the implementation. So ...
1
vote
1answer
272 views

Change the behaviour of WIndows 2003 DNS search

I am a dev-op (a software developer who has to do IT on the side). As a website developer, I create DNS host entries on my local Windows 2003 DNS servers - there are two DNS servers in the local ...
1
vote
1answer
107 views

After Windows Server Restore, no linux machines on our network have internet connections

Our DNS/Active Directory/file server crashed a couple of days ago. I rebuilt the machine and reinstalled Active Directory yesterday. Now none of the linux machines on our network have internet ...
3
votes
3answers
477 views

Suggestions for transitioning to new GW/private network

I am replacing a private T1 link with a new firewall device with an ipsec tunnel for a branch office. I am trying to figure out the right way to transition folks at the new site over to the new ...
1
vote
2answers
405 views

Network connectivity requirements for Active Directory forest

We have multi domain Active Directory forest with a few external trusts. Let's say we have forest root domain named company.com and a few child domains in that forest - subsidiary1.com, ...
2
votes
2answers
163 views

Browse networked computer with Windows Explorer, target computer is not bound to the domain

We have a networked computer on a different subnet (192.168.100., where as I am on a 10.100 ip address). The target computer is not bound to a domain, unlike our 10.* computers which our bound to ...
0
votes
4answers
247 views

Setting up a simple domain for testing without disturbing my regular workgroup based LAN

I would appreciate it so much if someone could guide me through setting up a small domain with windows 2003. My regular lan uses a router to issue ip addresses to a few pcs. The router's ip address ...
1
vote
5answers
3k views

how to extract all permissions that a domain user have on the network

I would like to know all the permissions a windows domain user have in my network. Is there a way, with a script file or a tool, that can extract this kind of information by checking all the servers ...
0
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2answers
203 views

Bridging two networks

I'm hoping you may be able to offer some advice as I'm not very familiar with setting up routers/access points. I have a network of computers on an active directory domain on the 192.NET. I then have ...