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

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Domain controller with new domain on my network

I am migrating my organization from one domain to another. The old domain can be referred to as X, and the new domain is Y. On domain X, I have created a VM that will act as a DC for domain Y. ...
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Autoenrollment Feature Cannot Reach Active Directory

I'm getting the following error message a couple of computers: Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed to contact the active directory (0x8007054b). The specified domain either does ...
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Can a user see the Active Directory computer description in the Windows network browser?

This may qualify as another Stupid Question from someone fairly inexperienced in Active Directory, but I've noticed a handy "Description" field for computers in the Active Directory Users and ...
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Get file access permission of a specific user on a server in a different domain

In my environment, there are 2 domains connected via WAN link. Please look at the image below for the system topology: I want to display the folder access permission of a user from one domain on a ...
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Sysvol Replication issue

I have read a lot about this recently and must say it is doing my head in. now what I did was 6 months ago we did a upgrade of our infrastructure. We had a 2008 R2 server for domain controller now I ...
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DHCP Post-Install configuration wizard hangs

I'm attempting to set up a Windows 2012 Active Directory demo environment on a Hyper-V VM, but when I run the DHCP Post-Install configuration wizard to authorize the DHCP server in AD DS, the wizard ...
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Domain controller offline over 2 months, now can't sync

Short Version Domain controller was setup, then taken offline for longer than the tombstone limit. Now I can't get it to replicate again. Relevant Error Messages On dc2 (identical error messages ...
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SCCM 2012 R2 install: error with samba4 domain

Am attempting to install SCCM 2012 R2 onto a member server in a domain with a Samba4 DC. I have every reason to believe that AD is working: smbclient reports (what I believe) are the appropriate ...
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Can you use a local path for mandatory profiles?

I run the network at a small college, and we're trying to improve how we handle public lab computers. One thing I'm considering is using mandatory profiles. As part of the design for this, I want to ...
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Do both Active Directory servers need to see each other for replication?

I'm trying to set up a remote DC for DR, and I've chosen to put it in AWS in a VPC with our other servers being backed up. I can restrict that with security groups to only accept traffic from the main ...
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How are SPNEGO mechanisms/mechTypes determined by browsers in Windows 7?

I'm authenticating to a web proxy via SPNEGO in Windows 7, and I want to know how SPENGO mechanisms are determined by browsers for a specific Windows client. I understand that SPNEGO is a mechanism ...
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Hudson with active directory error

first question here on superuser (i'm addicted on stackoverflow). So, I'm trying to configure the active directory plugin (1.31-h1 version) on Hudson (3.0.1-b2) but without success. On the security ...
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What's the upgrade path for ADFS 2.1 to 3.0 (Server 2012 to 2012 R2)

I have several domain controllers running Windows Server 2012 with a domain and forest functional levels at Windows Server 2012. Two of the DCs are running ADFS (2.1) in a farm for users in my ...
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Can't delete Active Directory object

I've been trying to solve this mystery for a couple of days but I think I've reached a dead end. We have delegated user creation and administration to a group. This permissions are applied to a ...
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Change service user password in AD running service

I have a running service with logon user credentials using a service account in AD. If I change the service account password in AD users and groups but not on the service startup/logon details would ...
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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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Adding a windows 2012 server in domain controller role to 2003 active directory domain with 2008 member servers and exchange 2007 present

Current configuration Windows 2003 server standard edition - domain controller role (nodeB) Windows 2008 server R2 standard edition - domain controller role (nodeV) Windows 2008 server ...
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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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“Fast link detected” warning in GP management console

There is a message that is shown in every report i make in Group Policy Results section of Group Policy Management Console, saying that "A fast link is detected". I followed the link in the waring, ...
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AD Group and Distribution Group with O365

I have a O365 with Exchange, and a local AD. I want to manage distribution groups and distribution groups members via PS scripts (that will run by scheduled task), that look users' AD attributes ...
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Authenticate Dovecot against Active Directory

I'm trying to authenticate Dovecot against a Microsoft Active Directory on a Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller. Dovecot (Version 2.2.9) is running on Ubuntu 14.04 (3.13.0-30-generic). My Configs: ...
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Kerberos and SSH login

I've just configured a RHEL 7 for windows authentication (idmap_ad). Every check works but if i try to ssh with a domain user i get the error: Connection closed by ::1 Here follows the ssh log in ...
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specify LDAP Query

When I ping 140West-dc it returns: Pinging 140West-dc.bvncap.local And my LDAP Query is as follows: LDAP://dc=bvncap,dc=local Is there anyway to pass "140West-dc.bvncap.local" to LDAP query ...
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Service can't access a shared folder while the same console app can (FileSystemWatcher object)

i wrote a windows service that should monitor a folder and do stuff as soon as a file is copied/moved/created inside that specific folder. My problem is that while I execute the program in a console ...
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Does Active Directory on Server 2003 R2 support IPv6 subnets in Sites and Services?

I've been experimenting with IPv6 at our organization. The domain controllers (all 2003 R2) and most of the servers (2003 R2 / 2008 / 2008 R2) have IPv6 configured. We have a subnet assigned through ...
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Share folder with realmd / sssd and AD integration

I've setup a CentOS 7 machine, and joined it to our AD via realmd through: yum install realmd samba-common oddjob oddjob-mkhomedir sssd realm join --user=myuser@mydomain.local mydomain.local After ...
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Moving a group of students to another group and changing memberships after moved?

I'm a powershell noobie and need some help developing a script. I work for a school district and we current have our AD setup as *.*(server name) -> District -> *, , ...(school names by initials). ...
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Feasability of running a Virtual Network [closed]

I used to run an Active Directory domain on my home network, but have since migrated back to a plain old Workgroup. However, since my job is in .NET software development, I'd like to be able to work ...
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Is it possible to add computers in a particular IP range to a particular Active Directory group?

I'm using AWS and have a VPC which is connected to the local network via a VPN. I can launch EC2 instances, put them in various subnets in various AZ's and connect to them via internal IP. I can also ...
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Network problems after primary domain controller goes down

I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm doing some testing and setup a backup domain controller. Didn't do anything special (just ran through the basic wizard) other than setup a couple of forwarders to ...
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Lookup Active Directory entry by implicit UPN

In our company exists a forest-wide UPN suffix company.com and almost all user accounts have the explicit UPN set to fistname.lastname@company.com. This value is also set in the Active Directory ...
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Minimum permissions to send email through c#

In an web site, i've developed a function to send email (i.e. connect to exchange). I need to use a special user that in Active Directory has the permission to send mass email. On the other hand, this ...
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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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LDAP/ActiveDirectory BindDN syntax

I'm troubleshooting a linux-based hardware firewall for a client. This hardware firewall connects to ActiveDirectory for Single SignOn authentication. ActiveDirectory is largley just a perverted ...
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Using ADLDS on Windows 7 [closed]

I don't know if this should be here or in superuser as one of my other questions were; anyway an administrator will just move it :D. So, I would like to know if it's possible to install ADLDS on ...
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Active Directory: Gotchas of changing the default computer container

We are changing the container that AD uses for computers (by default, cn=Computers) by using: redircmp container-dn container-dn Has anyone done this in the past and experienced any gotchas that we ...
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Which attribute in Active Directory is used to store 'Outlook Anywhere' details?

I'm using Active Directory and Exchange 2010. I want to know which LDAP attribute in Active Directory will be affected if I enable or disable 'Outlook Anywhere' feature.
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Joining computers from workgroup to active directory

I have several computers at my office that I want to put on our domain. These computers currently are used by employees with local computer accounts and they have information stored under these ...
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Unique name requirement in Active Directory OUs?

It seems that in my Active Directory (win2k8r2), there is a restriction on the name of a user. NOT the username, but the display name. I tried adding two users with the same same (different accounts), ...
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Domain users in relation to local machine's settings

The lack of terminology's knowledge make's it difficult to find an answer with search engines for the following issue. Please excuse me. The problem is as follows: In a local windows network ...
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Search AD for empty sAMAccountName & userPrincipalName

I'm in the process of implementing a User privilege management solution and it needs to audit all users within our AD. It's currently falling over due to an account which has two blank attributes: ...
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How to integrate Active Directory with FreeBSD 10.0 using security/sssd?

What are the required steps to authenticate users from an Active Directory running on Windows Server 2012 R2 in FreeBSD 10.0 using sssd with the AD backend with Kerberos TGT working?
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Active Directory (Samba 4) administration with free software on Linux [closed]

I've no idea about LDAP or Active Directory, but somebody installed Samba 4 for centralized user accounts for some infrastructure tools and I'd like to administrate users and groups from a Linux ...
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Log a Windows Account off of All Active Computers

I left my admin account logged in to a few computers on Windows 7. Although it is secured by password, I would still like to force log off the account on all computers where it is currently active. Is ...
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New NTDS connections on a site: Need order of operations for local and remote sites

I have two AD sites: Hub and Spoke. ISTG is turned off for both of them, and a new DC is being placed in to the site with no ISTG enabled. What is the correct order of operations to set up manual ...
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Remove 'dead' server from Active Directory

My SQL server has catastrophically failed. Is it possible to remove its entry in the Active Directory completely so that another server can be added with the same name and IP address? If so, could you ...
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Windows 2008 r2 not using default security groups (ie Domain Admin) prevented from changing own password

Apologies if I did not find a question similar to mine but i have searched honest! Firstly we have undertaken a no default group approach to our security on active directory. This has been very ...
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Grant account write access to specific attributes on Active Directory User object

I am trying to allow an account to update very specific attributes on all User objects. I am setting this security on the "User" object. When I add the account on the security tab, go to advanced, ...
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Renamed user in Active Directory/Exchange not correctly displaying in Outlook calender

We renamed a user via the SBS2011 console. It appeared to update everywhere. However when other domain users use Outlook to connect to the user's shared calendar it still has the old username. Ex: ...
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Active Directory DNS probelm

I have following scenario. Windows 2008 R2 base Active Directory DC (DC1), which is hosting DNS+ DHCP too. (previously it was on windows 2003 32bit, i migrated it last year on 2008 r2 64bit). Also ...