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Set an active directory with a external dns

I'm trying to understand how to make an AD work with a an external dns. I install to server : one with the AD service and another one with a dns service. Even if I configure my dns server to be ...
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how to fetch details from multiple domain

I am trying to create AD report in html via powershell but unable to fetch details from multiple domain, below is my code, # HTML Style $a = "<style>" $a = $a + ...
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Shared Printer DENY Print ACL assigned to AD Security Group not Working

I have three servers. Server 1 - Print Server, Windows Server 2008 Standard Server 2 - Domain Controller, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Server 3 - Terminal Services Server, Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Change active directory display name format in PowerShell?

Is there a way, using PowerShell, to change the AD format of the usernames to Lastname, Firstname? I know how to do it manually like the answer given here. I am trying to see if I can add this to a ...
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Windows explorer not loading drives or thumbnails on whole domain

Every computer on the domain seems to have an issue where explorer sometimes opens up to only show favorites and libraries for available locations, and they both have a magnifying-glass over top of ...
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LDP SSL Port 636 Works - ldaps:// does not

I am trying to use ldap with ssl on Server 2008 R2. Got it all set and am able to connect using ldp.exe to the domain.name.org port 636 with the ssl checkbox. This is on the local server itself. ...
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How to get member of details recently created ad users via powershell in html

I am trying to fetch ad user created details, but unable to get member of details, below is my script $date = (Get-Date).AddDays(-7) Get-ADUser -Filter * -Properties * |where { $_.whenCreated -ge ...
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Security filtering not working in GPO

Not sure if this would be the right place to ask this. On my domain controllers, I have created all my users and computers inside an OU. I have a group named Support which is in the local admins group ...
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Windows Active directory log

I'm trying to log all the failed and successful logins from my users accounts for audit purposes (only username and time). Is there a way I can do it with my windows active directory?
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Domain Trust 2008 to 2003

I'm having trouble setting up the trust relationship between a Windows Server 2003 and a Windows Server 2008 AD. Domain a is Windows Server 2003 Forest functional level. Domain b is a Windows Server ...
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Detecting duplicate IP address from improperly cloned virtual machines

One of our production servers was "cloned" to make a secondary test environment. The source server is a virtual machine (VMWare vSphere environment) joined to a domain and with a static IP address. ...
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How do I import into ADAM / AD LDS - The specified instance type is invalid

I'm having a hard time importing an LDIF file into ADAM/ AD LDS, and the error is below (instance type is invalid). I've tested and recovered from errors that relate to The import file is ASCII, ...
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Service dependency on Active Directory

We're having a reboot issue with services (Tomcat and IIS AppPools) that are running as domain accounts, that are not able to start due to not yet having access to the domain controllers. The ...
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Server IP is showing Firewall IP

From server 2008 r2, I check "what is my IP address", instead of showing my server IP, it showed my Firewall IP. How to rectify this.
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MS Active Directory without dynamic DNS registration

I have a running Active Directory with a non Microsoft DNS Server. The DNS Server is the authority DNS Server for the AD Domain Zone. All required DNS records for AD exists in this DNS zone. So far ...
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Issue With USB Devices on Domain PC's

I have just recently started working at a company that has a pretty minimal set-up with their IT, there was a domain setup, but only the default GPO's were assigned within Active Directory. Whenever ...
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How do I solve LDIFDE errors on “last token starts with 'C'” and “change-modify entry is missing the terminator '-'” when..?

How do I solve LDIFDE errors on "last token starts with 'C'" and "change-modify entry is missing the terminator '-'" when trying to pair existing users to exiting security groups (domain migration)? ...
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Active Directory PowerShell Script select field and add to another field

I'm trying to come up with a script to take a field from a user (OfficeNumber) in AD and move it to another user field (HomeNumber) proceeding by an 800 number. So essentially what we are doing is ...
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How to block a user from accessing SharePoint that's on a group with permissions to access

Example: I added to Readers my 'DOMAIN\domain users' on SharePoint. I want to prevent user JOHN to access my SharePoint site, is there any way of doing that in SharePoint, without going into AD? Like ...
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How do I query (uniquely) the current user's information from Active Directory?

How do I query the current user's information from Active Directory? I know that I can access a lot of information about the current user from Windows, such as environment variables and the like. I ...
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Samba 4 (Ubuntu) Administration (Active Directory) via RSAT using Windows 7 error

I want to administrate Samba 4 (Active Directory) via RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) using Windows 7. I have installed the RSAT and opened the "Active Directory Computers and Users" tool in ...
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How is DNS related to Active Directory and what are some common configurations that I should be aware of?

Please note that I do know the answer to this and have provided one below. I see a lot of newer systems administrators that don't understand the contents of my answer, so I hope that all of the ...
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New Domain controller only works when old one is online

Firstly, I think this is probably quite similar to this: New Primary Domain Controller won't start Active Directory unless Old DC is booted But, the circumstances, and symptoms are slightly ...
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How do you rebuild a Windows 7 user profile on a PC joined to an Active Directory domain and why would you want to do this?

a question I was asked at a job interview today. Don't think I was on-target with my answer. How do you rebuild a Windows 7 user profile on a PC joined to an Active Directory domain and why would you ...
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GPO Troubleshooting - Security Filtering - Computer Configuration

We have a GPO that includes a Computer Configuration that enables a Preference that adds a security group to the local Administrators group. Since this is a Computer Configuration, do you need to add ...
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Exchange Hybrid no longer needed

I've wrote a few post recently regarding my troubles with Hybrid Exchange and a SPLA licence :@ Here's our current situation: We have an Exchange 2010 SP3 server that is set up as a hybrid with ...
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My software supplier is asking me to create 150+ groups to manage user roles within AD [on hold]

My software supplier is asking me to create 150+ groups to manage user roles within the Active Directory. The names of the groups are fixed in the code, so we can't alter the names. What is your ...
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Automation of VMM Deployment DomainJoin Error

I am in the process of making my own C# .Net Application to Automate the Deployment of a VM. I am doing pretty much the same as the Virtual Machine Manager does when you click on "Create Virtual ...
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Linux webfilter with LDAP SSO authentication

I'm looking for a self-made linux proxy/webfilter server and stumbled upon several products. (squidguard, dansguardian, ..) I found Privoxy the most appealing. Now I went searching on the internet for ...
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Samba on Simply Mepis 1.5G can't join Active Directory domain

As a proof of concept I have Simply Mepis 1.5G (the Linux Box) running on an Oracle VirtualBox. Also on the Network I have a Windows Vista for Business Laptop and a Windows 7 Professional Laptop. I ...
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Exchange 2013 really slow outside of localhost

We've got a 12 core xeon, 24GB of ram 2012 server. We've recently migrated from exchange 2010 (which was on another server) to exchange 2013 which resides on our new 12 core server. Accessing the OWA ...
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Nagios NRPE plugin check_ad - Fixed

i've reading about this problem much and trying to solve it on my own ways but still not luck. I've running debian 7 as nagios server. Problem is that i cant check state of my Active Directory Domain ...
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Winbind/AD: Local users with identical AD usernames

We are getting ready to add Winbind/Samba to some CentOS servers. Identity Management for UNIX is running on our DC, and it's testing well so far. There is one scenario I'm having trouble with, and ...
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Granular permissions needed to take Active Directory snapshot

Short and sweet, I am using ntdsutil in a script/scheduled task to take AD snapshots. The service account running the scheduled task is in the Domain Admins group so its gets proper permissions. I ...
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“HTTP 503 - Service Unavailable” when trying to access ADFS password change page from an external network

I'm using ADFS 3.0 federated domain (SSO with Office-365) and I've successfully set up the password change page to work from any workplace joined device. I'm currently trying to set it up to be ...
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Add New DC on Different domain [on hold]

We have acquired an organisation with Vpn tunnel we are able to access each others network in a few days we are going to establish trust relationship But before that we are going to install a ...
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Get full access to all properties in ADSI-Editor

I want to manipulate the properties of some users for testing puroposes with 'adsiedit.msc'. Is there a way to get full access to edit these values. For example i need to edit the lastLogon or ...
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Windows server 2003 DNS Issue. I cannot open a specific external website from internal Domain

Our public website was hacked and Google blacklisted it. We have fixed and it's visible for the public. This morning I wanted to see the site from our internal domain and I couldn't open it. Chrome ...
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How to hide 'Shut down' button from an AD group assigned in local Administrators group (Windows Server)?

Basically I need to grant a group full local administrative permissions but hide or disable the shutdown button for them in the start menu. We have Windows servers from 2008 to 2012. I did my ...
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Quick-n-Easy way to remove outdated ActiveDirectory users?

We have around 70 current employees, but 178 accounts in ActiveDirectory. The prior administrators never removed old accounts, and sometimes they weren't even disabled. As it is, I am considering ...
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Clients can't update dNSHostName attribute after DNS suffix change

We have a bunch of Windows 7 and Windows Vista clients that belong to domain contoso.com. The clients are registered in DNS to client.contoso.com. We have changed the DNS suffix via GPO from ...
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AD Dynamic DNS Updates not triggering on clients

The problem Recently the computers at our organization moved to a new AD domain, due to a merger. We are having problems getting the clients to dynamically register their DNS records in our ...
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Allow Administrators to Override Device Installation Restrictions

I am trying to set up our Active Directory domain to lock down unauthorised hardware installation. I am testing the Device Installation Restrictions in Group Policy, using the settings under Computer ...
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Activating Windows 7 with MAK passed in Unattend.xml via WDS

I have configured WDS to deploy a Windows 7 Pro image (Volume Licensed) and I'm using an unattend.xml file for the configuration. The only problem I'm running into is activation. I'm passing a MAK ...
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How do I apply WinHTTP proxy settings domain-wide?

We're already configuring Internet Explorer proxy settings through group policy and it works great. Sadly, I've recently run into multiple issues where those settings are ignored by certain services. ...
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Stub zone or conditional forwarders?

We have main domain name abc.local and 3 sub domains 1abc.l0cal 2abc.local 3abc.local we acquired a company who has domain name xyz.local How do we start add to trust relationship by adding a ...
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Sysvol Folder in 2008 server

Hi we have many clients with Ad as server 2003, recently we have started adding 2008 as ADC. Now I see in server 2008 sysvol folders are empty is there something to worry? how to fix this in my ...
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home and vmware lab on same subnet (AD) [migrated]

I have a question about network topology. Namely, I wanted to set up a cluster vmware for testing SQL Server: fail over, always-on etc ... But I do not know how to reconcile this with your home ...
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How to disable all the admins accounts except built-in administrator on a domain?

Suppose that an administrator for a domain is fired and you are now the new administrator of a windows 2012 server. While managing the network, something tells you that some people are using local ...
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Error on RSOP for Audit policy on DC

Domain Controller - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Please see the print-screen, I am unable to understood why such error is showing on my Domain Controller. I have also checked on Winlogon.log, ...