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How do I download the avatar image from an Active Directory server?

I'm using the ldapsearch.exe binary that was installed along with an Oracle client. It took awhile to tease out the arguments that it wanted, but I'm able to successfully connect to AD and parse out ...
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AD custom attribute of type numerical string crashes MMC when updated

I am using windows server 2008. I have a domain with one domain controller (this is a dev environment). I edited the AD schema and created a custom attribute called TestAttribute2 (the LDAP name is ...
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Windows Server 2003 DC migration to 2 x 2012 R2 DCs - DCDiag error = Advertising: SERVER IS NOT RESPONDING or IS NOT CONSIDERED SUITABLE

We are upgrading our single 2003 domain controller (DC1) to two 2012 R2 controllers (DC2 in Sevenoaks and DC3 in Manchester (different site in Sites and Services for Manchester)). DCpromo (the wizard ...
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AD Replica DC Promotion Stall

I recently inherited infrastructure duties for a small startup I am working with. My traditional role has been development, so bear with me... I was hoping to start off on the right foot, and get ...
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Installing MSA (Managed Service Accounts) using deployment tools

I have to install several new servers (2012R2) for a project, which will run IIS and MSMQ, I need to script the complete install, so I need to be able to change permissions on IIS Application Pools ...
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Active Directory Administrative Center - resize membership part

User can be a member of 3 groups at most to be visible in ADAC without scrolling. But in reality, users are members of 5, 10 even 20 groups. We have to scroll the "member of" list to check the ...
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Import Powershell AD Module during MDT Task Sequence

I have written this short powershell script to rename a computer as part of an MDT task sequence: Import-Module ActiveDirectory $AdminUsername = 'domain.com\administrator' $AdminPassword = ...
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Cannot enable GSS-TSIG updates from Active Directory in BIND 9.10

I’m with a problem trying to enable GSS-TSIG with BIND 9.10. Before I start describing what I’ve done, I would like to say that I’ve already done this in in another domain without any problems. So I ...
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My two-way trust with selective auth seems to behave opposite to a one-way trust

I'm not sure why I'm the only one running into this, I think it's a larger problem with Server 2012 and RDS protocols... With 2008 machines, you can use utilize a one way trust to authenticate across ...
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Windows 2012 Master & Ubuntu Bind 9 Slave & SOA

I'm kinda like the maid... I don't do Windows. But thanks to new things we're implementing, I'm now attempting replicating a single zone from our AD cluster. We had this working just fine but ...
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Unix nslcd login with sAMAccountName and/or userPrincipalName from Active Directory

I'm trying to setup authentication from Active Directory in FreeBSD 10.0 using nslcd (nss-pam-ldapd-sasl package) and would like to allow both sAMAccountName and userPrincipalName as valid login ...
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Unable to bind OSX 10.9 to Active Directory 2008

I am struggling to bind OSX 10.9 to a 2008 r2 Active Directory. I can join the domain fine when I boot into Windows from the same machine. From OSX I can find the domain controller successfully and ...
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Branch office & DNS

We've got a branch office with no on-site services at the moment and we'd like to change that. The biggest goal is to setup some file servers but faster log ons and DNS resolutions will be welcome as ...
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Why is Office 2010 asking me to choose one of only one potential account to open a restricted document

We have implemented an AD Rights Management System in our domain. Occassionally, when I send a protected email to someone in my domain or someone sends one to me, I will be prompted with a dialog box ...
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DSGET escapes hash signs (#) in outputted Distinguished Names (DN)s but expects unescaped hash signs for input

Lets say I want to do the very simple query in AD dsquery user -name "John Smith" | dsget user -memberof -expand This will output the DNs of the AD groups that this user belongs to. I can make it ...
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Best practice for defining user “HOMEDRIVE” “HOMEPATH” “HOMESHARE”

Is it considered a best practice to map domain users' "HOME" environment variables to a network path? If so, why? By "HOME" variables, I am referring to: %HOMEDRIVE% %HOMEPATH% %HOMESHARE% This ...
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LDAP over TLS fails to connect, Schannel Alert 48

I am trying to use PHP to edit users in active directory through LDAP. My test machine is using a simple WAMP setup and is NOT connected to the windows domain. This machine can connect to LDAP on the ...
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Windows 7 there are no logon servers available to service the logon request subdomain

I've read other solutions, but my problem is slighlty different. Problem occurs in domain environment. We work in a subdomain, but we also have some employees coming with notebooks registered in top ...
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Universal Group in domain not behaving as expected in multi-forest environment

I have an environment with 2 forests, F1 and F2 with a full, transitive, bi-directional trust between them. F1 has a single domain that holds an SSRS server. F2 has 2 domains, F2parent and F2child, ...
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How can the x-frame-options HTTP header of ADFS 3 be manipulated?

By default, ADFS 3 responses contain the "X-Frame-Options: DENY" HTTP header. This prevents ADFS from being run in an iframe, because this presents an opportunity for clickjacking attacks. At the ...
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Exchange 2013 and AD/GC issues

I have Exchange 2013 (minimal install and all roles are on a single server) on-premises running on a Windows 2012 R2 server (both Windows and Exchange are patched and up-to-date). Basically this ...
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Tracing Untraceable AD Account Lockouts

A user (we'll call them 'username') keeps getting locked out and I don't know why. Another bad password is logged every 20 minutes on the dot. The PDC Emulator DC is running Server 2008 R2 Std. ...
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Windows Server - Protect websites with AD user

My question is a bit tricky to explain :) We have ASP.NET websites running on Windows Server 2012. Some websites use SqlServer authentication, others use Windows authentication, some don't have any ...
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Adding multiple users from a group to an Active Directory group using Powershell

I have a powershell script that is supposed to go through a specific ou and store the groups into a variable $groups. Here is the code I use in the script: $Groups = Get-ADGroup -Properties * ...
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Fingerprint log on, domain wide

All the users in my company use laptops with fingerprint readers built in. I use this on my laptop but the fingerprint is only stored locally. Is there a way to make it domain wide using the AD ...
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Kerberos KDC has no support for encryption type while getting credentials

I am configuring an apache/SSO authentication with an AD with Kerberos. My http server is a Debian Wheezy and the AD is a Windows Server 2012. I generated keytabs files on WS2012 with kpass command ...
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need to migrate single label domain name

Our company has 8 sites, all on different subnets and connected via (slow) MPLS, and about 250 users in AD, and Exchange 2007. The current infrastructure was put into place prior to me coming on ...
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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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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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What does SBS 2011 do “under the hood” when you give a user admin access?

I have been using Windows Server for many years now and when I have someone who needs local admin access over their machine, I apply it through group policy in a similar way to this answer. One of my ...
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Is using the AD home directory attribute to map the home drive really no longer a best practice?

I have read some articles that claim that using the Active Directory user home directory attribute to automatically map the home drive is a legacy method, deprecated, or not recommended. The second ...
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Consolidating Domains from 2 UPN's to 1

We currently have 1 domain (no children) at corp.domain.com. We have an alternate UPN so that users can have their UPN as username@domain.com (no corp). Many of our earlier users however have the ...
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cifs Required Key Not Available

I have joined to a zentyal domain (AD Domain) using PowerBroker IS and I want it to mount my remote home directories when a remote user logs in. this is the config for PBIS: AllowDeleteTo "" ...
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LSA SID cache keeps old entry for renamed domain user - why?

I have a question about LSA SID cache on a domain member server. Recently I run into the issue when some users after their name was changed in AD has difficulties accessing application I support, and ...
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Authentication Microsoft AD Users with RSA SecurID

I have an integration problem between RSA SecurID and Microsoft AD described in the picture below: 1.The user needs to connect to private network via VPN and authenticates to the Firewall via its ...
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Samba: Authenticate only local accounts over AD?

I have a samba server where I create all the linux accounts and corresponding SMB accounts via a application I built. I manage all the permissions for all of our shares via ACL's also using the ...
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Apache 500 Internal Server Error when authenticating with authz_svn_module with an empty user name field

My Environment Apache 2.2 Windows Server 2008 R2 (I also had the same problem with Windows 7) Tortoise SVN 1.8.7 Subversion 1.8.9 I have this SVN Server using Apache for authentication with ...
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Can't Access Computer Configuration > Preferences or user configuration > Preferences

After creating a new GPO in Windows Server 2008R2 Right click Edit on the newly created GPO Group policy Management Editor opens Clicking on Preferences shows this popup error After Clicking ok ...
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RHEL 6.5 web application PAM AUTH pam_oddjob_mkhomedir

I've got a RHEL 6.5 that authenicates against an AD server, that side is working fine. The machine is also running a web application that uses a PAM module to authenticate. I copied login to make a ...
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Mavericks - APN Active Directory Users not being pushed

We have hit a problem with our current AD -> OSX Server integration project. We have our OSX server (mavericks) connected to our AD domain and running open directory/profile manager. AD users can ...
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Are External LDAP referrals similar to a DNS Recursive or non recursive entry?

I'm very familiar with DNS, but less so with LDAP. In DNS I have the ability to delegate the CPU and IO load of referral chasing a given DNS query... or I can set norecurse and have the client ...
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How do you dirsync mailusers in Office 365 from AD?

We have Contact objects in Active Directory that are synchronized into Office 365. However, many of these are contacts for users that we have also established an AD account for, meaning we have two ...
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Forcing not-yet-known SID value in AD LDS userProxy account

We are dealing with a chained provisioning request, the goal being to create successively an AD account and an AD LDS userProxy account associated with the just created AD account. The AD account SID ...
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Allowing LDAP authentication from DMZ to Active Directory. Is my idea secure?

I have a internet-facing application server that I want to use AD authentication. This is my first time doing this for a none MS application or without some sort of proxy. I already have a idea in my ...
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doing ODBC System DSN's from Active Directory

2008R2 Active Directory, workstations are Win7 Ent, Office/Excel 2013, Oracle 11.2. Excel fetches data from Oracle using System DSN's. Where can I put ODBC System DSN's in Active Directory? Do I ...
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configuration CAS with LDAP active Directory

I am using CAS server version 3.5.2 and after I configured it to connect to an LDAP server I got this message. Anyone have a clue about what is happening? My LDAP server is pfeserver.pfe.dz ...
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SecErr: DSID-031A1190, 4003 (INSUFF_ACCESS_RIGHTS), data 0

I am trying to change the password of the currently logged in user via ldifde using this command: ldifde -i -f pwd.ldif -t 636 My AD server is running in SSL mode with a self signed certificate. The ...
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How to include all dns records and IP address of a server in automatic certificate enrollment of Microsoft AD CS?

In my company there are a lot of servers which users remotely login to them to do their duties. We have enabled computer certificate auto enrollment for them to assure secure connection. But because ...
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How Does an Exchange Alternative Service Account Credential work?

I recently had to assist with setting up an Exchange Alternative Service Account (ASA) credential on an Exchange CAS array. We did get the ASA working properly however I have some questions about how ...
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vSphere 4.1 Client “Cannot complete login due to an incorrect user name or password” with new AD accounts

I've got a VMWare ESXi 4.1 server connected to a vCenter server, with an active directory domain. This has been in place for at least a couple of years, perhaps more. Using the vSphere client 4.1, ...