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DNS won't respond to one DC

I have a multi site AD setup and am having issues with trust/netlogon/dns on the DNS DC in site 2. Things were fine until a month or so ago, only discovered issues today by chance reviewing logs. ...
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Main server 2008R2 crashed. Need to copy AD from another server in same IP range

Unfortunately the main server crashed and I have re-installed Server 2008 R2 Standard in it. The server had only ADDS, DNS Services and File Services. I have the AD on a desktop computer where Server ...
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Giving access to multiple users for remote desktop

I have 50+ users whom I want to give remote desktop access to multiple VM machines. Instead of adding each individual user to "Remote desktop users" I created a AD security group & added all the ...
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How to filter settings within a GPO that only applies to Windows XP?

We have several GPOs containing many settings that have accumluated over time. I have spot-checked some of them and stumbled over settings that only apply to Windows XP (we exclusively run Vista and ...
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Group Policy to force all web traffic to a specific page OR GPO to display unclosable popup to get users attention

We have a number of tasks users need to complete over the month (time sheets, reports, etc) and I am trying to think of the best way to force users to complete these tasks. Currently, we send ...
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ADSI Linked Server: Why can I query AD in VBA, but not as a Linked Server?

After all the reading and research I've done, this seems like the most logical place to post this question: Why can I query Active Directory using VBA, but not a Linked Server in SQL Management ...
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Event ID for an Active Directory Domain Rename

My Active Directory forest has 6 child domains. As part of a security control, we are required to get alerted (e.g. using SCOM) when someone triggers a change in the domain name. My question: Is ...
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Add a computer which is outside my LAN into my Active Directory

Is it possible to add a computer with public static ip address into my active directory? Do we need to use any vpn to bring the remote computer within the network to add that computer within active ...
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“Entire Directory” option missing from Locations in “Select Users, Computers, SrvAct, or Groups” dialog

I'm a very inexperienced server admin, so if fail to provide some important information I apologize in advance. I am doing some development for a very small software company and I'm having a bit of an ...
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AAD Sync not able to connect to online service using powershell

When trying to connect to my Office 365 tenant using connect-msolservice from powershell I get the following error: Connect-MsolService : The HTTP request was forbidden with client authentication ...
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Mac Maverrick AD binding

I have about 40 Macs on my AD Domain running OS X 10.9 (plus OD server). Recently the two MacPros (one aluminium case and one black shiny ash tray) have lost their binding to the AD, so I have unbound ...
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Prevent users from downloading certain files

I am working for an organization which helps people with mental disabilities. All of them have a user account in our AD. The client computers are running a mix of Windows 7 and 8.1, and the server is ...
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Windows Server Administration - which services are safe to run internet facing?

Coming from a Linux background and now having to manage some Windows servers (2008R2 & 2012R2) I'm wondering which services are safe to run directly over the internet. The servers are all internet ...
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Group Policy - Drive Mapping Preferences - slow login even if only using Computer Config side

We are having some users with very slow login times, up to 20 minutes, but only for a handful of users. I've narrowed it down to a particular GPO that does nothing but Drive Mapping Preferences. I ...
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Solutions for bridging Solaris/AIX to Active Directory?

I need to have Solaris and AIX systems obtain authentication and name services to AD. I have had some success with Solaris using OpenLDAP as a proxy for user authentication. I have also successfully ...
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Search-ADAccount :: Finding Inactive, Disabled or Expired Accounts

The Search-ADAccount cmdlet has switches -AccountDisabled, -AccountExpired and -AccountInactive; the results of which may not be mutually exclusive nor inclusive. i.e. an account which was disabled ...
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Folder redirection for multiple locations

I need to find a way to redirect a folder at one location to the file server at the same location and repeat this for all of the other sites. So all of the computers at SiteA will redirect to the ...
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Squid NTLM authentication started to fail

I have a squid server authenticating against a Win2k3 AD. The authentication is failing since today and I'm sure it is something on the windows side because on the linux machine there were no ...
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Is it possible to import a GPO into Samba 4 without the use of Windows tools?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server which also includes a Samba 3 installation. Currently, I only use it to authenticate users who try to log on into Windows workstations and it works very well. Now, I ...
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Ldap+kerberos authentication through AD

Is it possible to configure ldap+kerberos authentication on a linux machine without joining it to windows domain? I have to create a pool of VMs using RHEVM with a pretty short lifetime and I do not ...
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Single Sign on for Virtual Machine

Does anyone know if it is possible for a Windows Virtual Machine on a Windows host to take advantage of Single Sign on? The objective is to only have to login once to the host machine and for the ...
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How to do when rename Domain Name in Active Directory

I installed a DC on Windows Server 2012 R2 over MS Azure. Now I see that the name of the domain what I use, isn´t so good, so I must change it. When I start Start the Active DIrectory users and ...
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If I apply local group policy for the first time why it is not taking effect untill I restart the machine?

I applied local group policy (Computer Configuration - Software Restriction Policy) but policy is not taking effect. I tried this on domain member (machine is in connection with Domain Controller) and ...
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What is the difference between Site Link Bridges and BASL?

I have a hub and spoke network where the spokes can't communicate with each other. I understand that BASL is what's responsible for making links to sites that are non routable. How does a Site Link ...
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Benign “The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted” error while using Active Directory Users and Computers

I have a single Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Domain Controller for domain MYDOMAIN. I want to perform remote administration of the Active Directory from a workstation that is not joined to ...
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Kerberos, Active Directory, and Linux/Unix Servers

I have done some research on the topic, but I can't quite find a straight answer to my question. Please tell me if my understanding is correct. Kerberos can be used as the bridge between a ...
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Specify DNS/Domain Controller when authenticating against a different domain

Client has two domains residing on the same subnet/physical network. Essentially there's just a POP3 mail server (OLDSERVER) and one of the old DCs (OLDDC) on life support to keep OLDSERVER happy. ...
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How to find potential AD-groupname and OU-structure dependencies of eco-systems?

Currently we are in the process of redesigning our AD infrastructure. I am pretty concerned about the possible impact a change of several group- or OU-names might have to our eco-systems (like IAM ...
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Windows Server 2003 Active-Directory migration

I am going to migrate my windows server 2003 active directory to a windows server 2008. Nearly everthing works fine now but I can't set the operations masters. I am logged in as Administrator on my ...
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The user name or password is incorrect error while joining Windows domain

I am trying to add an second domain controller (DC) to my domain. The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2. After getting the error when promoting it to an domain controller I tried uninstalling ...
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PHPPGAdmin on Windows - authenticate users against Active Directory

I installed PHP, Apache 2.4, and PostgreSQL 9.4.1 on Windows machine which belongs to Windows domain. My pg_hba.conf: hostnossl all postgres 127.0.0.1/32 md5 hostnossl all all ...
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Authenticating devices instead of users via PEAP/Radius

Our Cisco Aironet AP uses Radius to authenticate against our Active Directory via our Network Policy Server (NPS). For my users, on their domain-managed laptops and BYO devices (such as laptops, ...
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Pursuit of True Active Directory Integration

Before you laugh at me and say, "If you want Active Directory, use Windows" or tell me to use Google, hear me out. My company relies very heavily on AD. Nay, we are married to it at this point, and ...
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Possible to name a computer the same as a domain? [closed]

If I have a domain called "HOUSE" with user "JOHN", would it be possible to rename a PC to "HOUSE" with a local user called "JOHN"? So both would then be HOUSE\JOHN. Edit: I should add, the PC is on ...
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Redirect DNS-Queries in Samba4 AD of local domain

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04 Samba4 AD Server and I control my networks DNS via a different server. I am using the samba version served by ubuntu which is 4.1.6. Is it possible to configure the ...
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Joining 150 computers to Active Directory

I am a junior system IT administrator. We have Windows server 2008 R2 standard and 150 computers with Windows 7 professional (32 bit). We have installed an Active Directory domain on the server and we ...
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Is there a way to force permissions to update when removing user from admins?

I'm in an Active Directory domain, remoted into a Server in which my domain account is in the Administrators group. Someone else removes me from that Administrators Group while I'm still logged in. ...
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Migrating Windows Server 2003 Active-Directory to Windows Server 2008

I would like to migrate a Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008. I installed Active-Directory on the Windows Server 2003. During the installation of Active-Directory on my Windows Server 2008, ...
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Give a user permission to insert and remove computer from windows domain

I want to give a specific domain user in my domain the permission to add/remove computers in the domain. How do I do that? and more important, does anyone know what is the permission name that I need ...
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Can OS X Server Wiki show Active Directory Files?

I have active directory (2008R2) and an OS X Server (Yosemite) setup. OSX Server recognises the Active Directory and when I SSH into it with an AD account I am able to see my home folder. Now my aim ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Active Directory auth fails after static ip config

I'm having 6 Ubuntu 14.04 servers that are joined to active directory (2003 domain functional level 2008r2 schema) All of the servers work's fine when network interface is configured to use DHCP. But ...
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How to fix multiple reboot issue after joining domain?

I'm seeing that after joining machines to a specific ADA domain that the computers require you to reboot twice. Not to join domain but for any reboot ever. This only happens after it has joined ...
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How to apply Default wallpaper to clients in Active Directory [closed]

I have one Dell poweredge 1850 server running on server 2012. I installed ADDS and Make one OU in it then i make users (approx 20) and then move all users to OU. But know when i tried to manage the ...
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Sync DNS zones on a Standalone DNS server from a AD integrated zone

I need to install DNS services on a Server [which is a part of a domain but not a Domain Controller]. I have around 12 Domain Controllers which have DNS roles installed on them and they have around 25 ...
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Windows DirectAccess - Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 Client, “No SAs match the specified criteria”

I put this question on SuperUser, but judging from the lack of response I think I picked the wrong place, so I'm cross-posting here. I'm trying to get DA set up and it is being a major pain. I have ...
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How do I trade an OAuth token for a Fedauth token with Azure AD?

I am trying to access a resource that's secured with Azure Active Directory. I can see from the HTTP traffic that my browser uses a Fedauth token when accessing the resource, but I need to access this ...
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Windows computer not recognizing membership in active directory group

In my active directory setup (Windows Server 2012r2 acting as domain control), I have a group called "TestComputers". I have a domain computer called "Computer1" that is a member of this group. On ...
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At which point becomes a changed computer group membership active?

When adding a computer object to an AD group, at which point in time does the group membership become active? Is there some kind of kerberos refresh interval (similar to group policy refresh)? I ...
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Error getting the list of sites from the target environment: An invalid dn syntax has been specified

Trying to add another (second) Domain Controller to an existing Domain. In the second step of "Active Directory Domain Services Configuration Wizard" getting the following error: Error getting the ...
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Remove printers from directory that were on an old server

I had a standalone Windows 2012 box that was acting as the printer server in my domain. Since then I've removed it and moved printer hosting elsewhere. However, when I open up the directory (through ...