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1answer
9 views

Active Directory control client hyper-v permissions

I've done lots of googling and the only thing I find relates to, I believe, Hyper-V server and not client Hyper-V. The scenario is that we have a domain here at the college and we are trying to use ...
0
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2answers
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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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1answer
70 views

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 ...
6
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1answer
128 views

Active Directory Country capitals (letters)

Does someone know how to solve the problem of changing all country fields at once and probably why the country field is multiplied each time I select + apply a country change until the Object is being ...
0
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1answer
273 views

GPO grant user permissions to install allowed software

I would like to grant users using GPO to self manage and install selected software (flash, skype, Java) but not granting users admin rights. I've looked up software restriction policies, is it the ...
3
votes
1answer
77 views

Once AD Administrative tools are deployed, how do they receive updates? How do I tell what version they are at?

I have some admins who are complaining of certain properties such as "User must change password at next logon" not taking effect. (when they re-open the properties dialog box, the checkbox is missing) ...
4
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3answers
253 views

Keeping Track of Enterprise Desktops [closed]

Part of my job is to make sure that for computers in a specific OU, whats Actually in use = whats listed in AD = whats listed in SCCM. This is for an environment with 250k PCs, but i specifically ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

Active Directory Administrative centre delegation with a Non-Administrator Account Server 2008 R2

I am running Server 2008 R2 in an Active Directory Domain Environment. I have created a group in Active Directory and I have delegated management authority to that group to a user. I want this user ...
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0answers
281 views

How to install Admin tools on Windows 7 and Windows XP workstations via powershell?

we have around 250 workstation(mix of windows 7 and XP SP3) ; we are delegating those users some admin tasks via task pads and they need admin tool pack(containing AD tools such as dsa.msc etc) for ...
1
vote
1answer
162 views

Group Policy for allowing non-admin users security log rotation

We recently turned on auditing in a GPO, and when non-admin level users login, an error about the "Security Log is Full" is presented. To work around it for now, I had to add the AD user to as a ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

What are best practices for giving users administrative access in Windows AD domain?

The title may be slightly misleading but I'm interested in best practices for delegating administrative access for two different scenarios: giving developers local administrative access to certain ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

DFS Replication not “snappy” enough (Missing files)

I have two Domain Controllers. DC01 usually contains everything and is doing great (AFAIK), however DC02 is constantly "missing" files that are clearly visible on DC01 and should have been replicated ...
75
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16answers
8k views

How do I protect my company from my IT guy? [closed]

I'm going to hire an IT guy to help manage my office's computers and network. We're a small shop, so he'll be the only one doing IT. Of course, I'll interview carefully, check references, and run a ...
2
votes
2answers
150 views

Changing Domain Admin Password on Live Running System

I have an employee that is taking some forced time off, but I need to mitigate risks in case they go AWOL. If I change a domain admin password on a live running system can anything go wrong? I don't ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

Is there a web admin interface to manage MS Exchanage 2010 / AD over the web?

I run an AD domain with Exchanage 2010 for a small business. The Exchange server is authoritative for several domains that I host for clients. Some of these clients have many email addresses for ...
6
votes
3answers
905 views

Logging onto Windows local computer without local or network account

I have a Windows 7 Professional machine that has accidentally been removed from the active directory on the domain controller. Therefore the network does not recognize this machine and the machine ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

How to get an text list of login names for a user group of a windows server

I must copy all login names of a specific user group of a windows server to a 3rd party system. To make it easy I need an text list of the login names. I don't like to copy the login names from the ...
1
vote
2answers
40 views

How are OS/softwares/updates installed on end-machines in a company

How are softwares installed on end machines in a company. Going to each machine physically and installing looks very unweildy from administrator point of view. An obvious solution would be to install ...
3
votes
4answers
18k views

Domain Admins vs. Administrators in Windows AD DC [closed]

Having read in [1]: "Domain Admins Members of this group have full control of the domain. By default, this group is a member of the Administrators group on all domain controllers, all domain ...
7
votes
3answers
655 views

Delete a windows group in Active Directory

I am doing a cleanup of some AD groups that are no longer used. One of the AD groups I could not delete because it seems that a member has this group set as the primary group (which I assume someone ...
1
vote
1answer
657 views

Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core with AD Role having GUI Admin Console

I would like to setup a machine with Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core and install following server roles: Active Directory Domain Services Active Directory Federation Services Active Directory ...
0
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3answers
1k views

Entering new user data into AD LDS

I need some help configuring AD LDS (Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services). I'm not an administrator, have never configured domains and I don't have a clue how to add new users to existing ...
2
votes
3answers
559 views

Active directory management through a web page [closed]

Before we rush off and build a custom solution what is a good pre-existing tool that allow active directory users to be managed through a web interface? I'm after two general categories, either ...
2
votes
4answers
16k views

Unlock AD User Account using DSMOD (command line)

Just a quick question. I need to be able to unlock user accounts from the command line, NOT using NET USER loginname /DOMAIN /ACTIVE:YES This is because our corporation lives across 4 domains, and ...
8
votes
7answers
4k views

How do I keep the local admin password consistent across an OU?

We have a number of PCs running XP SP2 (and a couple running SP1) already in production, and we're looking to keep the local administrator's password consistent across the OU. The only solutions I can ...
8
votes
4answers
5k views

How do you manage service account credentials (passwords)?

In a Windows environment how do you address the following issues with service accounts? Regular Password changes - with single service accounts used on multiple machines how do you regularly change ...