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How to integrate SharePoint with Active Directory

I'm in the process of setting up a MOSS 2007 (with IIS7 and Server 2008) intranet and am looking to find a way to prevent people from having to log in when they want to view the site. Ideally, I ...
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Best free utility to write and execute a LDAP query [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any good and lightweight LDAP querying tools? Best free utility to write and execute a LDAP query. I'm running windows
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Windows Domain Controller: Create a test environment from a production environment

I need to create a working test environment of a domain we have. I need to have all the data from the production environment in the test environment. What is the best way to go about doing this? ...
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Disconnect Local Clock from Domain Controller Clock

How can I disconnect my workstation clock from the domain controller? In other words, I do not want them synchronized.
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Copy user between forests with Quest AD Tools

I want to copy a user account from my production domain to my test domain. Here is what I am trying: $me = Get-QADUser myAccount -IncludeAllProperties -connection $prodDomain $me | New-QADUser ...
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Active Directory management tools for medium sized forest (less than 1000 users) [closed]

What are good AD management tools for AD forests with less than 1000 users and 3 domains across three locations? Specifically looking for: -Bulk users creation -Security groups management ...
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User or role does not exist in this database

I am trying to add a new login in SQL Server 2005. I can go into the security properties for the database in SQL Management Studio, and I can select a domain user, but when I click OK to close out of ...
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router only seems to work after connecting to wired connection

We have a bunch of tablets at the office. We have a pos consumer grade router for these tablets. I'm setting all of them up and for some reason, consistently on all of them (toshiba portege and ...
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Where can one disable the start menu items for clients of an AD using GPMC?

I have a windows AD server setup with a few user groups, however I need to add a policy so that any user that log into the domain items or the entire start menu should be disabled. I can use Group ...
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There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request

I am the guy that was closest to the server :( and am actually a developer. I am getting this error, There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request, when a machine on the ...
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Clean up Active Directory [closed]

Does anybody know of any useful Tools for cleaning out Active Directory on a Server 2003 domain? I want to clean up old computers, etc, and prefer a free tool. I have a lot of devices that I know ...
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How restrict internet use by AD group - ISA Server alternatives

I help out at an after school project and we are trying to ban a certain group from youtube.com. They are (or can be) in a specific Active Directory group and we are running Windows Server 2003. ISA ...
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Display rights to folders for a particular Active Directory Security Group

I'm after a way of displaying the particular folders a security group may have access to. I know I can check individual folders, and compile a list manually, but we have too many for this approach to ...
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What is a recommended Windows Server infrastructure for my situation?

I am an ASP.NET web developer and small business owner. I maintain a network as a hobby, and to keep myself sharp on server technology, as I interact with them all the time as a part of my job. I also ...
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Choosing local versus public domain name for Active Directory [duplicate]

What are the pros and cons of choosing a local domain name such as mycompany.local versus a publicly registered domain name such as mycompany.com (assuming that your org has registered the public ...
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Does anyone know of a program that will synchronize Google Apps usernames & passwords with Active Directory usernames & passwords?

It would be so great if I could just avoid all the API junk, and install a program on one of my servers that would actively monitor AD and G-Apps and sync stuff between them. I could just create ...
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Running an Active Directory Primary Domain Controller as a virtual machine?

Should the Active Directory PDC always be a physical machine or would it be okay to run it in a VM? What are the implications/trade offs/gotchas? As a corollary to this, what about running a physical ...
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Troubleshooting Windows Group Policy Permissions

I have got stumped on a privileges issue on a Windows AD Domain. I have a Windows Server 2008 Server (with Several Windows Server 2003 vms) which are all members of a domain (but in no way backup ...
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Windows NT workstation on AD domain

We run a Windows NT workstation connected to special manufacturing equipment, that everyone is deathly afraid to touch. It has custom software and special cards inside of the machine, making a rebuild ...
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Most efficient way to add a large group of users to AD windows 2008

I have a large number of users and I know what their password is already. I also know what their profile path is. What is the best/most efficient way to add them all at once? Thanks!
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Blocking password policy (expiry) for a particular OU in AD

Situation is this: I need to have a particular container in my AD environment which blocks password expiry policy, but accepts all other policies. Is this something that would work by simply adding ...
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AD: Can you be member of unlimited groups?

How many groups can an Active Directory account be member of? Is there any hard limit, or do you know of other problems that can arise when you go over a certain number of group memberships? ...
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Can't reset user account password in AD due to Policy's restriction

I am deep *** right now and I need your precious help! Yesterday, I change a user account password in AD (Srv2003). The password was 4 letters, no caps, no numbers. It was set to never expires and ...
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WinXP login domain change

I have the following problem. The laptop with WinXP was configured to login to company domain. I brought it home and wanted to connect to home network, which is a workgroup. So from "My Computer" ...
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outlook exchange user details

When changing users details in active directory does it take a while for that information to propagate to outlook when clicking on that persons properties? Because I changed some users information in ...
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Exchange\AD Authentication Using Alternate Email Domain

I did this once. I can't recall how to do it anymore AND/OR it works differently in Windows 2008 than it did in Windows 2003. I recall it being an Exchange hosting feature. I would like users to ...
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Routing to a different gateway depending on destination for Windows Network

I have a small network on a single VLAN 10. It's a 192.168.100.x network with a firewall/NAT sitting at .254. Our company relies on some data feeds that are brought into the network via dedicated ...
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Keeping Active Directory free of stale objects

We mainly run a 2003 orientated environment. Soon we will be moving towards a clean slate of 2008 EBS. My main concern is the AD/network legacy that has accumulated over the years will be difficult to ...
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Intraforest user account merge with Active Directory

I have a scenario where there is a root domain (RD) and two child domains (CD1 and CD2). Users have accounts on both CD1 and CD2, with identical samAccountNames, names etc, and various applications ...
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Security Issue with Active Directory

The retard who was on the built-in Administrator login somehow (and this is what I'm guessing being as he is not here and I was not present when this occurred - Supposedly it was an "ACCIDENT") Denied ...
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Using net group to add users to a AD group

I'm trying to add users to the an Active Directory group using net group. We use Domain Local groups for everything. When I go to run the command net group "group name" "username" /add /domain it ...
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AD Certification Authority not issuing new certificates

I have a Windows 2003 AD server with Certification Authority issuing certificates onto our network via a WAP. The Certification Authority has stopped doing this without any reason as far as I can see. ...
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What permissions are needed to do an LDAP bind to an Active Directory Server

What permissions are needed to perform an LDAP bind to an active directory server? I have a central domain (call it MAIN) that has two-way trusts to domains in other forests (call then REMOTE and ...
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Set Photo For Domain Users

One of the more interesting features of Windows Vista/7 is being able to set a photo to represent your user. This is nice on a standalone installation, but is there a way to set the photo in Active ...
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Seamless SSO with Kerberos, IE, Firefox, LDAP Active Directory

Alias /students /var/www/students <Location /students> KrbServiceName HTTP KrbMethodNegotiate On KrbMethodK5Passwd On KrbSaveCredentials off KrbAuthRealms DOMAIN.LOCAL Krb5KeyTab ...
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Linux active directory tool

Are there any useful tools for linux to work with active directory. I am looking for something analogous to active directory users and computers or AD Explorer. As far as ADUC is concerned, is it ...
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Delegating account unlock rights in AD

I'm trying to delegate the rights to unlock user accounts in our Active Directory domain. This should be easy, and I've done it before... but every time the user tries to unlock an account (using the ...
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netlogon errors

I have two instances of mssql 2005 and am using CA XOSoft replication. The master is a failover cluster and the replica is a standalone server. They are all running Server 2003 sp2 x64. Same patch ...
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Have you successfully installed Active Directory Management Gateway Service on 2008?

I've got a pair of 2008 DCs onto which I've been trying to install the Active Directory Management Gateway Service. (I only wanted it on one but when that didn't work I tried another.) Both are ...
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Active Directory Management Tool [closed]

I am curious to see what other third party tools people are using to administer Windows AD. My own research has found Quest and NetIQ seem to be front runners. Any others? Any experience or Pro/Con ...
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Can't add client machine to windows server 2008 domain controller

A bit of background before I dive into the gritty details: I have a single server running Windows 2003 Server where I host my ASP.net website and SQL Server + Reports. I've been creating ordinary ...
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Windows 2008 server on 2003 Domain failing kerberos pre-auth

I've recently added a few Windows 2008 servers to my Windows 2003 domain. Now my domain controllers are periodically posting Security event ID 675 for the Windows 2008 boxes (only and all of the ...
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Thunderbird msi installer package

I am in need of a thunderbird msi (Microsoft Installer) package which can be deployed via group policies using Microsoft ActiveDirectory. I am very pleased with the Firefox packaged provided by ...
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List of GPO's for Windows Admins

I am hoping we can get a list together of usful/must use GPOs for Windows Admins. Maybe explain how to set them up and why they are helpful?
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Password Reset Self Service Portal [closed]

I’m looking for an affordable solution to offer a “self-service” password reset portal on the web for my active directory users. (about 150 of them) Many of them don’t use Windows workstations and ...
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login to an off-domain machine with a domain account

I've started to deploy tablets to certain staff that are often out of the office and I'm wondering how to consolidate their login credentials so that they can still login to their machine with their ...
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Active Directory; batch editing home folders?

We're migrating our user folders to a new server. They're of the form \\server\users\UserName\, so \\server\users\Tim Smith\. We essentially want to change server to server1 We have quite a few ...
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Apache Authentication against AD in Ubuntu 9.04

I'm trying to configure a test setup of RT (Request Tracker) against an Active Directory...um...directory. I am searching for a simple howto, and it appears that there's about seven ways to do it and ...
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SBS2003 R2 - certificates

I get a log error OAL GENERATOR 9323. Seems some users have invalid certificates, however, when opening the tab in the user properties under the Global Adress lists preview option. Active directory ...
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How can I automatically log out all machines on a windows domain?

Our Sophos Anti-virus scans each night, but complains about files it can't access. Files that are in use by Firefox or Outlook. Is there a script we can configure to run each night before the scans, ...