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Active Directory, control to users

I'm responsible by Active Directory (AD) where I'm working, and I'm trying to figure out, how can I allow, that sector managers of the company, may add and delete users from its departments ...
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Domain Admins group denied access to d: drive

I have a brand new Active Directory (CORP-AD) installation running on Windows 2008R2. I have a domain controller (PDC01) and a member server (ME01). The member server has a C: and a D: drive. Part ...
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One AD user Multiple Logins

I have a department of 20 users or so, which basically work in shifts but access the same desktop and settings, I am thinking to join these computers (15 computers) to AD and create only ONE account ...
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Migrating Mailstore from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 in a new domain

Proposed project ahead, and a whole lot of documentation and options out there, so I was looking for opinions or advice. I'm creating a brand new domain and installing Exchange 2010 in the ...
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How to bring another DC up with all roles when first DC is no longer available

I am so upset of this as i am not getting a proper answer anywhere. Let me make it clear the same scenario again. I have a DC named DC-1 & another DC named DC-2. both DC-1 and DC-2 are the name ...
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How can I override group policy using a local administrator account?

I have local administrator access on my machine but somehow still can't change the screensaver setting. I believe it is being disabled by group policy somehow, is there a way to override this?
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How do I migrate a Windows 2008 Domain Controller to another computer?

I have single server acting as a domain controller. It is running Windows 2008 Standard edition. What steps are required to migrate this domain to another computer running Windows 2008? I'd like a ...
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Restore “lost” user after Active Directory removal?

Is it possible to restore lost users after Active Directory unistallation ? (I forgot to switch users to local users) The computer run Windows Server 2008 R2 Entreprise, and all the registry linked to ...
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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 ...
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How can I check access of a Group/User in AD before I delete it?

I'm cleaning up an inherited domain that is not well documented. How can I check that a particular group or user has no ACEs across the AD? Things like searching DACL/SACL for AD objects and file ...
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Need to force security inheritence in active directory on users

So I have a bunch of users in AD that for some reason, don't inherit permissions from the security applied to the OU they are in. This is problematic, because account operators can't unlock, change ...
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Multi-Role Domain Controllers for Small Offices (< 50 clients)

Warning: I'm a Linux/*NIX admin so this is all new to me. I understand that it's not considered a good idea to have only a single domain controller, and that it is also probably a good idea for a ...
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Domain Admins vs. Administrators in Windows AD DC [closed]

Having read in [1]: "Domain Admins Members of this group have full control of the domain. By default, this group is a member of the Administrators group on all domain controllers, all domain ...
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AD DS or AD LDS

I need a suggestion about having AD DS or AD LDS for my infrastructure. I have a website which as of now do not have any log in facility for the visitors, now we are developing a new application so ...
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Retire a Dead Windows 2003 Domain Controller

I have a Windows 2003 Domain Controller that died (totally gone). We have decided not to replace it at this time (it was just a backup at a particular office). What do I need to do to remove the ...
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“Send As” Permission and “You do not have permission to send to this recipient” Error

I have an account on Windows Small Business Server 2003, for which several users have "send as" permission (not "send on behalf" but "send as"). Each of those users has "send as" enabled in active ...
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Multiple network connections on a Windows 2008 domain controller (private network for NAS)

I have a Windows 2008 server connecting to an iSCSI target on an OpenSolaris box (yay ZFS!). I'd like to create a private network between the 2 boxes that is totally separate of my Windows domain. ...
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Pull Office 365 Users to Active Directory

I am currently working with an existing Office 365 subscription that needs to have a new instance of Windows Server 2012 R2 in Azure manage the users through Active Directory. The server 2012 VM is ...
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Using Powershell to bulk change the Home folder path of AD objects - %username"?

I have done a lot of searching on this, and still cannot find the answer. I have created a script which will bulk move all user objects in one OU to another OU. This works fine. Now I am trying to ...
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Using PowerShell to create user accounts from a CSV

How can I create a domain user account and set the default password in PowerShell from a CSV? Note that I know how to do this, I'm writing this as a self-answered question to share this knowledge. ...
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Site-specific folder redirection through group policy

Suppose I have two sites - A and B - both with 5/5 Mbps WAN links that are connected via L2L VPN. Each Site is defined in AD Sites 'n Services with its own domain controllers, etc. The problem is that ...
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Outlook 2010 exchange setup prompts for username@domain.local rather than email@domain.com

We use a hosted exchange service. When users want to set up Outlook 2010 to access their account, they open Outlook and run through the configuration steps. Autodiscover is enabled, and in the ...
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Broken trust relationship not corrected even after leaving and joining domain with new computer name

I am having a problem with a recently reinstalled laptop with Win 7 Enterprise. The computer is complaining about a broken trust relationship when I try to grant domain users local access on the ...
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Error importing sudoers ldif schema to Active Directory

As per this question, we are on the process of migrating our sudoers file to Active Directory. As per the documentation, this requires importing the schema.ActiveDirectory LDIF which comes with the ...
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Child Domain Migration to Parent Domain

Our company is planning on moving from a single forest with multiple domains to a single forest with a single domain. This is my infrastructure: Forest Root ROOT-DC.techtunes.lan ...
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Can I prevent an Active Directory account from locking out?

Is there an ADUC setting that can prevent certain user accounts from locking out, particularly after x number of failed logon attempts? Oh and our DC is on Server 2003 at the moment, but we also use ...
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Authenticate CVS users against Active Directory

I have a mixed Linux/Windows software development environment where the Linux clients are migrating to a system where they are able to authenticate against Active Directory. (That part I figured out) ...
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What are the options for a temporary laptop within a work domain?

This is primarily a home laptop, which comes to work once in a while. Does the laptop have to join the domain absolutely, I thought there were different ways of handling this situation. From his ...
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Win2008 DC in a Windows 2000 domain: can I keep the old DC?

Will be putting a new Windows 2008 R2 Server into a single domain network with two domain controllers, both running Windows 2000 Server. The functional level of the domain is mixed mode/2000. Until ...
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Time not propagating to machines on Windows domain

We have a two-domain Active Directory forest: ourcompany.com at the root, and prod.ourcompany.com for production servers. Time is propagating properly through the root domain, but servers in the child ...
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Organising users in a Windows Server 2008 domain

I am planning to create a Windows Server 2008-based domain for 70 computers and 50+ users, which will be distributed across two different buildings, which are connected by a dedicated 100 Mbps line. I ...
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Naming Windows Server 2008 domains

I am setting up a new Windows Server 2008-based domain and I am thinking about the domain name. Some time ago I read some documentation from Microsoft where they advised to use a .local suffix for ...
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Slow first login to a AD-joined Samba box

I have joined my first Debian box to an Active Directory (2008 R2). It works, I can log in with AD credentials, browse Samba shares. There is just a problem with the time it takes for someone to log ...
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Linux nested groups with winbind

We have several RHEL6 servers connected to Active Directory using winbind. All servers are configured identically using a configuration management tool. Servers however produce different results when ...
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Querying AD for a service account's last authentication

I have a list of service accounts that I'm not familiar with. I'm trying to find out the last time anything has authenticated with this account before I disable or remove it. Is there a way to do this ...
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Error when adding bulk users in AD with PowerShell script

I'm trying to add users to AD using a PowerShell script that pulls info from a csv file. I've got it mostly working, in that users are created and they seem to work. However, I'm getting some ...
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Server 2003 R2 Schema Update

I have some questions about updating our Active Directory Schema. Right now We have 4 Domain Controllers across 3 sites. They are all running Windows Server 2003 with SP1. None of them are R2. They ...
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Can a Windows Domain play along with a Hosted Exchange service?

I'm setting up a computer network for a small (10-20 people) company. They are currently using a Hosted Exchange service they are totally happy with. Other than that, they are starting from scratch ...
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Check existance of domain accounts with Powershell script

Is there a Powershell cmdlet or script to query Active Directory if a given domain account (such as "myDomain\myUser") exists?
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Active Directory Partition Error

Right now my active directory is failing a dcdiag test. I can find no info online about this error. When I run dcdiag /test:crossrefvalidation, I get the output: .... Doing primary tests ...
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What alternatives are there to ActiveDirectory to administer a large number of computers?

I would like to know what the different options are or if ActiveDirectory is the only choice.
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What permissions are required for SQL Server to run as a (active directory) domain user

I wish to switch the SQL Server 2005 service from running as a local user to running under a domain user (mainly so I can make backups to domain-permissioned shares). I can't seem to find a ...
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Biometeric authentication with Active Directory

There has been various blogs, MSDN pages, posts, etc. about Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 supporting biometric authentication built-in (or so it seems). ...
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Using BIND9 and DHCPD to support a Windows Domain

We currently run two DNS systems. The Windows domain uses the Windows DNS for an internal domain. Our BIND9 installation serves our public domain DNS. Since we run BIND on Unix it has been dubbed ...
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Chrome Flash Updates in a Domain environment

One of the business critical applications for us is powered by Adobe Flash. Naturally, this comes with plenty of associated problems. The company wide browser in use is Google Chrome. We run a ...
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DFS: should I separate my home directories from my DFS root?

I am planning on setting up a DFS root to house all of our departmental shares, and I also plan on having Home directories that automatically mount through AD profile. We will be using a NetApp for ...
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WMI query between two different AD sites?

I'm having problem in querying WMI between two different AD sites that is not trusting each other What I have tried: Telnet between Windows Server 2008 using IP address and port 135 is all working ...
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Application Compatibility Clients do not show in MSSQL database, but do show in \AppCompat\

Application Compatibility Clients are denied access to the central MSSQL database, but are able to leave their own files in the \AppCompat\ share. The only computer that shows up in the "Microsoft ...
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Automatic failover for domain controller

I have domain controller installed in a network and another server which acts as a backup DC. When the primary DC fails, How does other objects in the network know to connect to backup DC to resolve ...
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Windows Folder Redirection Permissions

I have a DFS share on "\\corp\content\", in this there is a folder named Personal. Owner Rights, Domain Admins and System all have full rights to this folder and Authenticated users can create ...