Active Directory is a Microsoft technology primarily for managing multiple Windows servers and workstations in a single environment. It was first released in 2000.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
1answer
205 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
159 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
101 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
277 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
567 views

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... ...
0
votes
2answers
403 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
901 views

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 ...
-1
votes
3answers
524 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
316 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
258 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
7k views

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: ...
1
vote
2answers
977 views

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. ...
7
votes
5answers
20k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
319 views

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, ...
1
vote
3answers
540 views

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. ...
1
vote
2answers
417 views

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", ...
0
votes
1answer
570 views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
11k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
983 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
326 views

\\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 ...
5
votes
2answers
17k views

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" ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
164 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
906 views

ADFS 2.0 - Is it possible to configure OU restriction

In ADFS, Is it possible to restrict set of OU’s user ids should not allow to authenticate? E.g.: If we have 2 OU’s (let say OU1 & OU2) in the Active directory, if a user from OU1 tries to login ...
0
votes
1answer
572 views

Print Server Forgetting Printers

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server setup with the print and document services role installed. From here, this machine is domain attached to a mixed domain environment that has some Windows Server ...
0
votes
2answers
372 views

Repair offline domain controller

I have to repair a Windows domain controller, what can't boot. Secondary domain controller doesn't exists. Is there a way to install a new domain controller and bring the AD from the old offline DC ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Change list of allowed logon computers from batch file

How can I change this setting from a batch file? For any given user, how can I make it so they can only log onto the computer named abc? A vbs or powershell script would be my second choice.
0
votes
1answer
1k views

ForestDNSZone vs DomainDNSZones

I've noticed that I am getting Event ID 4515 events in my logs and using ADSIedit have determined that I have duplicate entries in my DNS for my domains. In the article found here it is recommended ...
1
vote
1answer
537 views

Samba and Windows Computer Account Passwords

Is there a way to make a samba client participating in an Active Directory environment change its computer account password in the domain on a regular basis? (More information about computer account ...
1
vote
2answers
415 views

MSSQL Failover Witness Server on a Domain Controller

I have 3 servers 1 production 1 standby and 1 just sitting there. I want 1 to stay production and I have been working on setting up an MSSQL automatic failover cluster between the production server ...
0
votes
4answers
486 views

Secondary domain controller methods

Hi I am aware of several 'modes' that domain controllers can be setup as. Right now we only have a primary domain controller and I would like to setup a secondary. We also will need to have a ...
7
votes
1answer
14k views

What does the downwards arrow symbol on a User mean in Active Directory

I have created a user account called "MyUser" via powershell, and the icon graphic in active directory different to that of the user test that I create via the UI. The scripted one has a circle ...
0
votes
1answer
593 views

Why has Computer been created in Computers OU after renaming?

I had a workstation back in for rebuild, noted the computer name (PC-001), and reinstalled XP. Whilst that was happening I reset the PC-001 computer account in AD. The following day (plenty of time ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

Same domain names internal and external issue

UPDATE 1: Basically, from a computer outside the network, I can access the website by typing into the browser address bar, either of the following, which is how it should be: ...
3
votes
2answers
558 views

reuse server name

I am in the process of transitioning to exchange 2010. The current exchange server is as follows Server 2003 R2 Exchange 2003 SP2 Active Directory I would like to be able to reuse the server name ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

I cannot figure out why `netdom join` is not working

I cannot get netdom join working on Windows Server 2008 R2. netdom join bananas /domain:fruitland.local /userd:fruitland\Administrator /passwordd:* Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password. ...
1
vote
2answers
140 views

Removing Active Directory 2003

I have a domain controller which runs Windows Server 2003 r2 32 bit and I want to upgrade it to 2008 r2 64 bit. I installed 2008 r2 on another server and made it the additional of 2003 domain ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How do I setup/connect a Mac Book Pro OSX to a Windows domain over VPN

In windows I am able to do this by logging in as a local user, connecting to VPN, doing the initial domain connection (which includes creating a new user which is my domain account), then leaving that ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Active Directory on server 2008 R2 default administrator acct cant rdp into domain computers

Hey everybody, I just started messing with AD about three days ago, but I have one machine running as the AD DC computer, and another that joined the domain with no problems. The only wierd thing is ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

Full Install Windows Server 2008 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? If I install Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation would there be any limitations to the software? We need a temporary ...
6
votes
3answers
3k views

Combined NFS, Samba server w users from Active Directory

I want to build a server that exports user home directories over SMB/CIFS and NFS. This server would be joined to a Win2k3 AD domain controller that holds our user database. As I understand it, ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Scripting Extended Attributes in Active Directory

here's my scenario. We are looking at installing an application which will extend the AD schema by adding a single attribute to the user class. We then need to bulk upload a value into this field for ...
2
votes
4answers
186 views

When A record does not exist in server forward the request to another nameserver

I'm currently beginning to plan a small Active Directory deployment and I've run into the following issue. The AD domain is example.com (the same as our public facing website) and the problem is that ...
1
vote
2answers
62 views

What would the best solution be for this file sharing situation?

This is just for my practicing and learning. Not homework, just tinkering at home. I'm building a network for the Bluth company. They have sites in New York and Boston. What I was thinking was ...
1
vote
1answer
221 views

Do GPO's cascade throughout child resources?

For example, imagine I have a GPO rule that states that nobody can change their wallpaper. In a child user group, would a GPO stating it can change take higher priority? Sort of like CSS, more ...
0
votes
3answers
322 views

Custom E-mail address policies in Exchange 2007?

Does anybody know if it's possible to extend the functionality offered by the Exchange E-mail address policies, i.e. call out to a custom component to determine the address? We are implementing a new ...