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63 views

What precautions should I take before demoting domain controllers?

I know how to demote a domain controller (done it before) but I need to do it for two physical old DCs on a much more 'important' and strictly controlled domain than that which I previously did it ...
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1answer
30 views

How to find ip address of computer connected to domain controller (on login)

Every time the user login to domain i need to run script and send his computer ip to my linux mashine. I already have sending script but i need to pass ip as parameter. Is it possible to get this ip ...
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2answers
134 views

Windows Clients connecting to DC in wrong site?

Ok so Sites are separated by WAN Domain : production.contoso.local SITE A Site network: 192.168.0.0/16 Site DCs : DC1-SiteA, DC2-SiteA Client : serverA ...
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2answers
59 views

Is a gradual migration from a workgroup to a domain possible?

I have a small setup of around ~30 computers [some of which are located at a remote office] that I need to get migrated over from a workgroup to a domain to maintain my sanity. The previous admin ...
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1answer
28 views

Virtualizing On a Domain Controller Server

Im Installing a new physical Domain Controller Server 2012, But I want to know if its recommended to virtulize other servers on this Domain Controller Server. Thank you
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1answer
46 views

Active Directory Site/Domain Interactions

I'm having an issue wrapping my head around the myriad Active Directory components, and I'm hoping I can get some opinions or corrections from someone. At our workplace, we used to have individual ...
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0answers
2k views

Unable to join 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro Client to Windows 2003 domain. Win 7 works fine

I am unable to join a 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro Client to our Windows 2003 domain. A 64-bit Windows 7 client joins fine. After installing Windows 8.1, before joining to domain, if I run nltest ...
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1answer
58 views

Configuring the GPO: Computer and User Configuration [closed]

What is the difference between the two configuration? When to use or configure these configuration in a AD Domain? Does the individual affect each other? What is the best practice when configuring ...
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2answers
3k views

How do Windows domain clients behave if the DC is offline?

I'm really new to domain administration and I'm trying to learn the what-ifs. If I have Windows clients that are connected to a DC and the DC goes offline, what kind of behavior can I expect with the ...
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1answer
40 views

2 server domain failing to communicate

Client had a powercut a short while ago, their old domain has collapsed, and I have to admit I'm on call and a bit out of my depth. Typically all my usual backup and fall back are unavailable. No ...
2
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1answer
129 views

Set up trust between Azure AD and local AD

We are moving some VM's and Cloud Services into Azure, but we need those services to still connect back to the AD of our partner. I'm a developer, not a sysadmin, so I'm not sure how to do this, or if ...
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1answer
57 views

Check softwares on all computers on a network [closed]

i recently started a new job as IT and i'm kind of newbie at network management. So i am asked to prepare an inventory list of all computers. Operating system info, Office Version info, Basic hardware ...
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1answer
32 views

When deleting a VM added to a domain, does SCVMM remove the machine from the domain?

I have created several machines from a template and each one has automatically been added to my set domain. On deletion of the machines, are the machines removed from the domain or are the now ...
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2answers
63 views

Finding the domain a domain controller belongs to

How do I figure out the name of the domain a domain controller belongs to? For example I have the domain controller \\nFS01.nfs01.local. It says the domain of this is NFS0101 but I don't remember ...
2
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1answer
94 views

Do I have to own my domain before attempting to connect to my domain controller?

I am in the process of purchasing a domain, but I do not own it yet. I setup my domain controller as internal.domain.com. The problem I'm running into is in connecting my workstations to my domain. ...
0
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1answer
218 views

DC/DNS failover with global/common DNS roundrobin

I think I am getting lost in network failover land. I am trying to set up a Windows Domain Controller and DNS, while providing resilients and failover. I have two Domain Controllers and DNS servers. ...
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1answer
327 views

Windows 7 PC refuses to join domain [closed]

So, we're wiping clean all PCs at our office and migrating them to a new server cluster and a new domain. Last night I tested on PC and it mostly worked except it refuses to join to the domain. Now, ...
2
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1answer
658 views

RDP add domain users broken

I have 3 Windows Server 2008 R2 instances, all of which are virtual machines hosted on a single VMware ESX server: Domain controller with DNS services DHCP/RRAS File server All three servers are ...
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0answers
29 views

If an object is removed from Active Directory is there a log file generated [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If a machine is removed from Active Directory does it create a log file? If an object is removed from AD but the machine is still in the domain. Is there a log file ...
1
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1answer
112 views

Windows Cross Forest trust causes DC errors regarding client “site” association

We have a two way trust in place between two Windows forests. We get "errors" constantly on our domain controllers in both AD forests regarding clients whose IP addresses don't conform to an AD site ...
0
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1answer
42 views

How to I create a user that is allowed to only add/remove users to distribution lists in Active Directory?

I do have a third party product (Jira) that has Active Directory integration via LDAP. I want to enable Jira administrators to edit group memberships and have them syncronized inside Active ...
1
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1answer
185 views

Limiting my Domain Administrator Account

I am trying to beef up my domain security, and part of this process (as after somr RTFM) is: Service Administrator Accounts - for services (Anti Virus, spiceworks, Task Scheduler, NAS backup, SQL ...
2
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1answer
105 views

Issue Demoting Domain Controller

I am in the process of demoting a 2003r2 DC. I have set up a 2008r2 Server, set it up as a DC and moved all the roles over. Now I am ready to demote the older DC. When I run a dcpromo I am getting the ...
0
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2answers
364 views

Hyper-V virtual machines become disjoined from domain regularly

I have a server running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SP1 that has a Hyper-V manager with two virtual machines. The problem that I am facing is that on any given day either one of the virtual ...
1
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1answer
690 views

Active Directory Subdomain vs new “Tree in Forest” … is there a difference?

We have the forest named "company.com" and are debating between "thing.company.com" versus "thing.local". My understanding is that the latter is called a "Tree in a Forest" What are the deciding ...
2
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1answer
3k views

How to convert a domain account to a local account

I have a Windows 7 laptop that was connected to a Windows domain controller. The domain controller is no longer in operation and has been shut off. The laptop, now stand alone, works fine, but I want ...
3
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2answers
753 views

Windows Server 2008 R2, reinstall without losing AD

I need to re-build a Server 2008 R2 instance, but I don't want to lose all the current Active Directory info, what's the best way to go about it? The reason I'm rebuilding over repairing is great, as ...
0
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2answers
1k views

GPO Printer Deployment Ordering greyed out

I have two Windows 2008 Data Centre Domain Controllers, which are used for a single domain. I applied a GPO for an OU. Rules are definitely working. Printer deployment rules are set in "User ...
0
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1answer
352 views

Active Directory Domain Services on remote VPS

I really need help with configuring Active Directory Domain Services on a remote VPS. Situation we have a remote Windows Server 2008R2 VPS and i just installed the Active Directory Domain Services ...
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2answers
338 views

Is Active Directory right for our needs?

We run a moderately sized Hosting Company, all of our machines (around 100 or so) run Windows Server 2008 R2. About 30 of these are our shared hosting machines which we run and host client ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Can't join Windows 7 to SBS 2008 Domain .. Could do with some help?(logs posted)

We have been getting this error for a while now while we try to connect a new windows 7 x64professional to a SBS 2008 domain. I have done net use \\Domaincontroller.internaldomain.local\ipc$ ...
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2answers
2k views

Domain Controller issues: Can't join Domain, change password, access printers. Why?

For the last week, we have found ourselves in a sticky spot with Windows XP machines on a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. Our computers can't join the domain, change passwords, or anything like ...
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2answers
3k views

How to join 2 different subnets in one domain

I have a DC win 2008 with ip 10.0.2.x. I also have another group ( workgroup) of pc's in a remote site with ip 10.0.1.x. The two sites are connected via vpn with zyxel routers. I would like to know ...
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2answers
909 views

Why can't I replicate DNS zones to non-DC DNS servers?

I've installed Windows Server 2008R2 Enterprise Edition with SP1 on two computers: 1) My primary domain controller. 2) A dedicated DNS server. My DNS server is not a domain controller, but it has ...
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1answer
58 views

Media server on DC or on standalone media server?

Our organisation currently has Backup Exec 11d installed on the Windows Server 2008 r2 domain controller. I'm currently performing a domain migration which involves transferring all roles etc from the ...
2
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2answers
938 views

Time Synchronization for Domain Controllers Virtualized Via Hyper-V

I would like to know if someone can recommend a better way to configure domain time synchronization for a group of Windows Server 2008 R2 servers than what I currently have configured. I have three ...
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3answers
1k views

Unable to access internal network through PfSense WAN port

Our branch office is unable to connect to our internal network for some reason. However we can connect to the branch office domain controller from behind PfSense. The following is our setup: ...
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3answers
926 views

Domain Controller not able to do external DNS resolution

We have two DC's on our internal network (one old and one new) we are trying to migrate to the new DC but the only thing stopping us is external DNS resolution does not work with the new DC unless ...
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3answers
288 views

Logon server is not available error while trying to connect to Domain

My hope laptop is connected to the VPN and I have added this machine to the domain. After this when i try to logon to the domain, it give me follwoing error: "Logon server is not available error " ...
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Same domain names internal and external issue

UPDATE 1: Basically, from a computer outside the network, I can access the website by typing into the browser address bar, either of the following, which is how it should be: ...
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2answers
2k views

VPN access to a domain controller?

We have a domain controller (Windows Server 2008) which has all of our employees user accounts with their roaming profiles. I am in the process of looking into options for remote workers using ...
0
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3answers
2k views

Cannot rename a computer on a domain

I'm trying to rename a server in a domain which has already given me a few problems. Since a long time i cannot ping the hostname of it from another computer in the domain. The DC is a Windows ...
0
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3answers
3k views

Cannot connect Windows 7 PCs to a Windows 2011 SBS domain

I can connect XP machines just fine to our new domain, however, I get the following error when I try to bind any Windows 7 box on our network to the 2011 SBS domain: An attempt to resolve the DNS ...
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1answer
99 views

The lost Root domain

I recently took over the network of a mid size company. The problem I'm running into now is that the company's servers/users/everything is setup in the child domain, and there is no root DC to be ...
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1answer
69 views

When I log on to my company desktop, I log on to a domain. How is this domain name installed? [closed]

When I have to work on my machine in company, I have noticed that I log on to a domain (named on the basis of company name) and not really on that computer. From, what I understand, this has a few ...
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3answers
3k views

DFS 2008 (Distributed File System) Console Error

I am trying to configure DFS with replication for my employer. We are primarily using Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 servers. I'm getting an error in my DFS Management Console. It is saying "ERROR ...
0
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3answers
3k views

Cannot connect Windows 7 machine to windows 2003 domain

I have an issue with one of my machines. I have a windows 2003 server machine that is the DHCP, DNS, and AD DC. We have about 20 machines connected to this domain successfully but are having issues ...
0
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1answer
322 views

Domain Controller can't receive inbound pings / Firewall can't be enabled

I can ping everything from the domain server but it doesn't show up on any ping sweeps from client machines. Also, the firewall service is off but can't be turned on. It says that there is another ...
2
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2answers
884 views

How can I see everyone that is logged on to a Domain Controller?

We have 2 DCs, one main and one backup at another site. we had some issues with our main DC and i believe a lot of people were pushed over to the backup DC. is there a way to see everyone who is using ...
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4answers
611 views

Two Windows Server domains, two users, same permissions

I work for a small company, owned by a bigger one. I have a user in my parent company's domain - DomainA\MyUser. Now we have bought our own server and want our own domain. I have created a user in ...