A domain controller is a server in a Microsoft Active Directory or NT4 domain that is responsible for central authentication.

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Domain Controller, Windows 2012, Computer policy could not be updated successfully

I have issue with DC cant update computer policy PS C:\Windows\system32> .\gpupdate.exe /force Updating policy... Computer policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors were ...
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AD FS and DC on same Server

i have to connect AD with Azure AD but we have a 2008 r2 server and wwe don`t want to upgrade the server to 2012 r2. Is it possible to have the domain controller and the ADFS server on the same ...
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Setting up a windows server domain network and registration [closed]

I am trying to create a domain network for my medium sized firm. I have created that successfully using windows server 2012 and joining clients to the domain, However I used a domain name that is ...
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Domain time drifting with VM DCs / host domain members

I'm following the advice given in this article: ...
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How to setup a Domain Controller in the cloud

We are implementing a new Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller for our 2 small offices, and we want to set it up on Amazon EC2. I have read that with this type of setup you normally use a VPN. How ...
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Resetting DC Password from DSRM

How can I reset my DC's password? I am able to login to the server in Directory Services Restore Mode. I tried pulling up AD DS Users and Computers from there, but it does not appear that it will load ...
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What is “Ticket Options” Referring to in Domain Controller Event Logs?

I'm trying to figure out what Ticket Options is referring too within this event log off my domain controller. It is in response to a kerberos authentication request. AgentDevice=WindowsLog ...
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Adding additional 2008R2 DC to Window 2012 R2 domain

I am migrating our company's AD from a Windows SBS 2008 to a news Windows 2012 R2 Essentials server. Everything went fine and the new AD now is in production stage. The last step is adding an ...
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Would a duplicate DC on same subnet be bad, if ALL auth is only internal to the server?

Here's a weird scenario I'm looking for some guidance on. I have a VM that is a purpose-built "self-contained" demo environment. It has an application stack installed, as well as Active Directory, ...
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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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Show NetBIOS name before Username on Windows 7 Logon

I am setting up a new DC using Windows Server 2008 R2, and my FQDN is MFC.com. When I logon to a client computer (E5530.MFC.com) using that domain, instead of showing "MFC\user.name", it shows ...
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How to get the domain controller time sync event? [migrated]

My computer is part of the domain. Say I manually adjust the clock to be off by 2min. Domain controller will sync this clock with its own at some point. Is it possible to track domain controller time ...
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How to join computer to domain

I have a DC running Windows Server 2012 with an internal IP of 172.31.27.158. It is both a DC and a DNS Server. Here's proof that DNS is running fine: The machine that I would like to add to the ...
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cloned windows 2003 Domain Controller wont let me add windows 2012 as member

I did a P2V of my Windows 2003 Domain Controller. I'm trying to add a Windows Server 2012 VM (Computer name: SQL-SERVER) as a member of the domain but I can't. I can ping to both VMs. I can do a ...
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Read Only Domain Controller not replicating after writable domain controller outage

I have a RO domain controller that replicates with a writable DC which is at another site. The other week the writable DC was out for about 2 days because of maintenance at that site. After this ...
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Domain network not recognized after replacing switches (Domain Controller or Switch)

I had difficulties with our network speed, we still had 100MBit switches so we made a change and replaced our 3 switches with some nice new ones (1 central 16 port going to 2 switches with 24 ports). ...
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Microsoft Domain Controller, Account lockout polcy not locking out the users?

Just recently i have hardened the Microsoft 2003 domain controller, due to PCI-DSS requirement. I used CIS- cookbook as a guidance. the password threshold policy is set to 3. but as testing when i try ...
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Samba4 functionally on a 2012 domain

Will Samba4 work in a 2012 domain (2012 functional level)? Will Samba4 work as a 2012 DC standalone (that is: with no other DC's)? Will Samba4 work as a 2012 DC together with other DC's (Windows ...
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Active Directory Domain Service started then stopped after dcpromo

I use Windows Server 2008 to install Active Directory follow this guide After a restart, I can only login to local account,not domain account due to the error No logon server are available! I check ...
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Setting up a Windows Domain in a O365-only company

My company is quite young and small, but since we're growing, we want to rollout some software deployment solution. We haven’t decided which one yet, but they usually need a Windows Domain, and we ...
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Applying user settings on a Windows Server 2008r2 server slow from external computers

I have 2 almost indentical environments consisting of a Windows 2008r2 server host running hyper-v and on each host I have 2 Windows Server 2008r2 guests. One of them acts as Domain Controller and 1 ...
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Change Active Directory in Samba share server

I have the next scenenario: Legacy Windows 2k Server as PDC (Primary domain controller) called A Samba share server with some resources connected by winbind with A Clean Installation of Zentyal ...
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My domain controller/active directory server can't establish a connection with the global catalog [closed]

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 running as my domain controller. It is responsible for Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP. It is the only DC in the forest. Active Directory reports errors every hour: ...
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Identify applications that are configured to connect to a specific domain controller

I work with a Windows domain that has many domain controllers (DCs). I'm looking to remove some of these, but I know there are some applications that are hard-coded to use a specific domain controller ...
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WildFly/JBoss server group deployment understanding

According to JBoss documentation: In managed domain deployments are associated with a server group. Deployments will be provided to any server that belongs to a particular group. ...the ...
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WebLogic 10.3.2 LDAP Authentication failure after Domain Controller Patch MS14-066 (KB2992611)

I have configured a LDAP authenticator in my WebLogic 10.3.2 domain. Login worked until the domain controller was patched with MS14-066 (KB2992611). Domain Controller OS is Win Server2008R2 (x64). ...
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SNMP service security tab is missing - Windows Server 2012 R2 - DC

i have to configure the security settings for the SNMP-Service on a Windows Server. But they are missing! Here are the fakts: OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 I installed the SNMP feature and i belive, ...
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Target object for this command has incorrect format

I'm doing some 70-410 training and this script that I'm trying to run that I made keeps on failing due to an error that I receive that I stated in the topic. doesanyone see anything wrong in this: ...
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Domain controller is not listening on port 445

Is there a way to find why the DC is not listening on 445? -> Firewall rules checked , no denies found and the traffic is allowed. -> file share and print share services running. What else to check? ...
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Local group policy taking precedence over Default domain controller policy

Modified Default domain controller policy to disable and rename the Guest account name using below settings Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> ...
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LDAP query to obtain distinguished name of a list of users

Hi im working on a migration process on which we are migrating users from one server to another domain controller. Right now I have a list of users I migrated, but I also got another of them I didnt. ...
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Exchange 2007 SCR Setup Error finding Domain Controller?

just setting up my SCR enviroment however when running the Enable-StorageGroupCopy command its returning with an error stating that my exchange server object could not be found on my domain ...
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Reviewing source of DNS requests

Is there a way to know the source of DNS requests which were handed to the Forwarder (requests which were handled by the DC are of no interest)? If I set up a BIND server which is a forwarder to the ...
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Best OS to rename Windows Domain

I have a Windows Server 2003 with a domain name of: test.testdomain.com I want to replace this DC with a new 2012r2 but want to know if I should rename the domain first and then promote a new domain ...
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Domain controller not appearing in DNS on any server but itself?

I have a site with a DC I want to decommission, and a relatively new one (promo'd within the last two weeks). I'm having trouble demoting the old server, and in the process of trying to figure out ...
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How to apply a windows domain network in multiple locations

I would like to implement a Windows Domain Network, corp.mydomain.com. The domain network will consist of 3 LANs (in small offices/residences) that will use Comcast or AT&T as their internet ...
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Windows Server 2003 DC is 32 minutes slow

I have a Windows Server 2003 DC SP2 that is precisely 32 minutes slow. It is the only DC in the domain. The server is set to query tock.usno.navy.mil. My google fu sadly has failed. Any suggestions? ...
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Does a Domain Controller only control users accounts and permissions

I know this question will be very simple for most of you but as I am trying to wrap my head around it, I am still a little confused and haven't been able to find anything that flat out says what I'm ...
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Neglected services on old DC - how to move to new DC?

We have installed a new Server 2012. The new server: DC3 (192.168.0.3), has been promoted, and is now our main DC (includes : DNS, DHCP) Schema master DC3.domain Domain naming master ...
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Possible to override a GPO that doesn't have an 'Enabled' or 'Disabled' option?

I have a GPO that is directly under the domain in the tree in group policy manager. Meaning it applies to all OUs in the domain. (This wasn't my doing) The "Interactive logon: Message text for users ...
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Windows 7 Spamming Domain Controllers on ports 445 and 139, causing lockout

I have a domain lockout issue and in troubleshooting, I found through netstat that my machine is pummeling the domain controllers on ports 445 and 139. It is creating thousands of user ports to do ...
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Newly promoted domain controller showing many errors but dcpromo didn't complain?

I have a domain separated into four sites. In one of my remote sites, I have promoted a new DC and will be decommissioning the existing DC in a few weeks. I didn't receive any errors when I did the ...
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Missing DomainControllers in Active Directory Object

We are setting up a new network environment that will have two domain controllers and ran into an issue with Windows not recognizing the existing domain controllers (DC-01 and DC-02) as Domain ...
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nslookup gives timeout based on request - what gives?

I have the following strange problem with the DNS lookups in our Windows domain (dns service runs on the domain controller): from machine 'A': dns request for machines in the same network zone ...
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Setup Domain Controller and Active Directory on Amazon EC2 as Primary AD [closed]

I am planning to deploy an Active Directory and Domain Controller on AWS for my company. It will primarily be used for these: User Authorization (Login/Logoff Process) File Sharing / Management ...
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Remove Orphaned Windows 2000 Server Domain Controller (VerifyEnterpriseReferences test failed)

I have a Windows Server 2003 machine that is our domain controller. It is the only domain controller (I know bad practice). It is having some hardware issues so I want to move the domain controller ...
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Better to share File Services role with Active Directory DC role OR with the RDS Terminal Server role?

We are a small business setting up a new server... budget is limited of course. I have ~500GB of data to share that needs to be stored locally on the single server we have. Host Server: Dell ...
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Fix Account issues after removing DC from server with IIS?

We recently upgraded our single-domain Windows network by adding two new servers. We promoted them both to domain controllers and removed the domain controller from our webserver (which was set up ...
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Active Directory Server how to be cautious [closed]

My company has provided us laptops. We used to use them normally but suddenly my company has announced they have installed Active directory server. We all have to shift to that server. The requirement ...
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NTP offset between PDCe and DC (Both Hyper-V)

I'm facing an issue, here is the context: 1 PDCe (192.168.1.3 and Hyper-V virtualized) is set as NTP server, its source for time is VM IC Time Synchronization. 1 DC (Hyper-V virtualized) is ...