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Domain computers with no specific user?

We have a Windows Server 2008R2 server which is running our domain. We have around 40 users and around 30 computers. Most of the users have their own dedicated workstation, however around 5 of the ...
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SharePoint and use of AD's wWWHomePage attribute

While looking at the wWWHomePage attribute in Active Directory, a web search found some questions on lousier Q&A sites, that indicate that SharePoint will populate the wWWHomePage attribute on a ...
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Which security rights should user be given in AD when it should some attributes modification rights?

II would like to give a certain user (that will be used inside a program) access rights to Active Directory to be able to: Change passwords of other users Modify certain attributes of other users ...
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group policy deployed printers - print management - (redirected 1) issue?

im having an issue with group policy deployed printers.. i have a/d OUs for each category of computers.. example: top OU: Computers dtsc 5 computers - deploys dtsc printers with group policy lvm ...
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OpenSUSE 11 AD auth works, but not netbios

I've setup a desktop machine with OpenSUSE 11.4 and have Active Directory authentication working properly. I can ping, rdp and ssh to'/from other machines. I can access windows shares from OpenSUSE ...
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From Win2k3 Secondary DC to Primary DC of New Domain?

My firm currently has two offices. We have a very simple setup - at the head office is the primary Windows Server 2003 R2 domain controller and at the other office is a secondary Windows Server 2003 ...
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Good tool for user migration for Active Directory and Exchange?

We are going to implement new AD domain structure for organization with several branches through the country. Most of the branches have standalone Active Directories, some - just workgroups. AD is on ...
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How do I determine my Active Directory credentials? [closed]

I've recently joined a painfully large corporation that uses AD for authentication. I would like various services in my group (Bugzilla, mailman, Apache) to use AD for authentication. This guide: ...
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How do I enable group enumeration on a Linux server that is using LDAP to connect to an AD server?

I've got a set of servers that I need to authenticate against a central Active Directory forest. The AD admins have kindly installed the UNIX AD extensions and the NIS ones as well, so I've got a lot ...
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Can Dell power vault nx 300 work without active directory?

I am struggling to find this solution... Dell customer support is not helping with this issue. They are asking money for the support. I cant get any info from google regarding the configuration.
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Which one is more used on enterprises? Active Directory or LDAP?

I'm doing a work for operative systems class, and I wanted to know which one is more used for users management. I know a little of Active Directory, but I've never worked with LDAP on Linux systems, ...
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Exchange 2010: NDR with strange addresses when sending mail internally

We are working on deploying Exchange 2010. We are new to this so I apologize if I'm missing something obvious. We have had AD configured for some time now and are now gradually deploying Exchange ...
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Aliases for Each Subnet, and DNS, and AD

I am currently trying to fix a flawed build at my location and want to get some suggestions / ideas about how best to proceed. The systems (Windows 2003 and RHEL 4) came configured with an alias for ...
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Can the existance of IIS be queried through Active Directory database?

I'm looking for a way to query Active Directory to return a list of IIS servers. I'm running Windows Server 2008 domain. Is there some sort of Active Directory property or attribute that gets set when ...
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How to differentiate between users and computers in EventID 4768 - Active Directory?

I monitor EventID 4768 on an Active Directory server to catch user logons. So far so good ... I observed that all events with user set to $ are computers. My problem is, that as far as I can see, I ...
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Setup Printers Based Upon AD Group Membership

I am trying to create a login script for Active Directory that will be used for installing printers on client computers. I have a basic script that we are using now, listed below, that installs a ...
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Windows AD dcpromo /demote, who gets the roles?

I've got three Windows servers running Active Directory: Two Win2000 Servers and a Win2003 Server. For a long time there was only one Win2000 AD server, so it probably has all the roles (although I ...
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Terminology for Windows domain

I am a system administrator in a Linux shop. We are in the initial steps of inheriting a Windows Domain. I have some terminology questions: The usernames are WORKPAC\johndoe. What is the bolded ...
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Top Infected Machines - Dealing with Threats?

I printed out a list of the top 25 infected machines (associate machines only) a bit of detail. Associate machines are only for sales associate. The domain login is the same for every machine, ...
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Is it better to map drives and printers to users or computers?

I've posted a few "best practices" questions like this. Question says it all. Current practice is to map the drives and install the printers on the computer for each user/computer combination. I'd ...
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Is it possible to tell what edition of Windows a domain member is using through AD?

We are in the middle of doing physical inventory of all of our workstations, many of which were deployed in a hurry. Consequently, we do not have all of the information about them documented that we ...
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How to view all users and groups in AD without logging onto the DC?

I would like to find groups and check the members inside AD, if possible using a tree view type of structure. I do not have RDC access to the DC, so I can't login and use Active Directory Users and ...
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updating AD DNS from Linux build server

What options do I have, if any, to update an AD DNS server with new records as part of a deployment of a Linux server? Previously I was able to update a BIND server really very simply with some shared ...
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Building test environment inside Hyper-V - Adding machines into a Domain

I am currently building a test environment with 4 servers inside Hyper-V. One of the servers is a Domain Controller, the other servers will be a member of that domain. All machines are on an ...
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Remove Active Directory Role

I have added Active Directory Role to a test server my mistake :( Dcpromo has not been run, and the server is not a member of a domain. How do I remove the Active Directory Role?
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Windows Domain issues

I am trying to join a computer in a lab to a Windows Domain. Domain functionality in this lab is bad and seems to be getting worse. It seems like about 95% of the time, when I try to join a computer ...
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Windows 7 Client attached to a domain connecting to a Samba 3.5.2 Server

We're in a mixed Unix (AIX in this Samba case) and Windows domain environment. Part of what our goal to do this year is to upgrade from XP to Windows 7. While testing, we discovered that we couldn't ...
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Alias for AD account?

I've got a Linux file server set up by the previous IT department with permissions set up to allow Jane to access a certain folder with the username "jane" My new AD domain that I put in has ...
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Working with AD groups in PowerShell

I am creating AD accounts via a powershell script. It also adds a user to a second AD group. By default, this user is placed in the Domain Users group, which is the primary group. How can I... ...
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Copy HKCU to New User

We're in the process of migrating an environment from Novell eDirectory to Active Directory. We're using the Zenworks Personality Migrator to handle most settings and files, but some things are being ...
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exchange 2010 activesync policies.. Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit

Im trying to setup an activesync policy in exchange 2010, and apply that policy to my OU "LVM". This is the problem I am running into, I have two top OUs Computers Users Each one of these has a ...
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Move a Windows Server domain into an existing forest

I'm a developer who occasionally needs to do server stuff just to get the environment he needs for working. I have an AD domain (all servers are 2008 R2) with, presumably, a default forest. Works ...
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Will AD automatic replication ALWAYS respect site link setting?

I know when you manually kick off Repadmin and specify source/destination DC it's going to ignore any site, site link and site link bridge settings as long as the DCs are reachable over RPC to each ...
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Authenticate VPN with Active Directory and Sonicwall TZ 200 Device?

The context for this is that I am not a systems administrator but I'm doing my best, so please be patient with me. :) The end goal is that we would like users to be able to VPN in and access ...
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Fixing Users and Computers accounts structure in Active Directory

I'm trying to fix a completely unplanned and unstructured Active Directory hierarchy. When the domain was first created on Windows Server 2000, no containers or OUs whatsoever were created for users ...
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After restoring a HyperV snapshot, I get “the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed”

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 HyperV machine. I had to restore it to an old snapshot, and now I'm getting the following error when logging in through remote desktop using a domain ID: "the trust ...
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Map Network Drive in Windows Server 2008 R2 via GPO

I'm trying to map a network share in Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 for hours now. We have an AD Domain, DNS, etc. It is working. I have a batch file which contains only 1 line. net use z: ...
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A and CNAME records vanish overnight on AD Integrated DNS zone

I have a Windows Server 2008 AD Integrated DNS zone across two domain controllers, I have added various CNAMEs pointing to our Build and Dev Web servers to support or continuous integration process. ...
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How to change the current user's domain password without being domain admin?

I've seen plenty of documentation of how to reset a user's password by running net user <username> * /domain or locally net user <username> <new_password> But I am not domain ...
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Is there an IRC server/client that supports integration with Active Directory?

I want to create an IRC server (or some other chat server) for our developers to be able to communicate in a chat room style environment. After doing some searching, I haven't found any solution that ...
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DNS 'Accidentally' Uninstalled in AD Domain - Server 2008

So, I did something quite foolish (it's a long story) and accidentally started an uninstall of DNS on one of my domain controllers. Fortunately, my Active Directory appears to be functioning properly, ...
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Copying over NTFS ACL's from one offline server to another server

We have two machines on the same domain: Machine A (Windows 2003) and Machine B (Windows 2003). Both have a set of files that are identical and have been kept identical by a scheduled process. ...
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Clean up employee profile in Active Directory

In my company, we have several ex-employees. On my Windows Server 2003 machine, there is a "profile" folder which contains the following folders for different employees: "Application Data", ...
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Removing all traces of old domain from Windows Server 2008 R2

To prepare for an upcoming college course that I might take, I have re-purposed one of my computers as an all-round network server (domain, DNS, IIS, Hyper-V et al.). When I set up the machine, I ...
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Is it possible to provide access to a domain resource to a non-domain user?

After a security review, I'm splitting the tiers of a Windows 2008 Server application that is currently on a single machine in the corporate domain. I want to move the IIS 7 Web UI to a new machine in ...
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How to “batch” create folders for Active Directory users' network drive?

This is how I add new users to my Active Directory server: Setup the OU's, Groups, etc in AD GUI Create a batch file to create new users (dsmod) Run that .bat file Create a batch file to reset the ...
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\\NAME\share gets permission denied whereas \\IP\share doesn't

Scenario: Windows 7 Pro client Windows Server 2k3 Domain Client tries to access \\Machine\share and gets permission denied Client tries to access \\IP\share and is allowed access. Client CAN ...
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Can't give 'send-as' permissions in Exchange 2010

I'm trying to give 'send-as' permissions to one user in Exchange 2010. Here is the Powershell command I'm running: Add-ADPermission "User1" -User "Ourdomain\User2" -Extendedrights "Send As" ...
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PAM: how to enforce AD group membership during login

We use Active Directory (2003 and 2008) for all our users (70% Linux, 30% Windows). Normal user authentication works fine. I now have a situation where on a particular server I need to restrict the ...
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Planning sysadmin group permissions in Windows network

I need to set up a plan for organizing permissions for sysadmins in a 200-server Windows 2003/2008 network. The servers exist in 5 separate forests that are connected via 2-way trusts. At the moment, ...