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

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Join Windows 2003 R2 guest to Windows 2012 R2 domain controller

I'm trying to join a Windows Server 2003 R2 guest to a domain with a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain controller server. I get the error "The following error occured attempting to join the domain ...
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Is it best practices to have separate login for a domain for domain admins?

I typically like to set up separate logins for myself, one with regular user permissions, and a separate one for administrative tasks. For example, if the domain was XXXX, I'd set up a XXXX\bpeikes ...
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Can a Server Foundation 2012 machine serve as a backup domain controller to a machine running Server Foundation 2008?

In this particular context we have a small business (10 user office) looking to establish a Domain setup. There is already one machine running Server Foundation 2008. If that machine is selected as ...
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Veeam backup of Domain Controllers

Is it safe to backup and/or replicate a Domain Controller (Win2003 & Win2008) using Veeam Replication & Backup 7? I am aware of the Application Aware option in Veeam. We can enable, but I ...
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We're migrating everything to the cloud - is there a reason to keep Active Directory around? [duplicate]

We are "cloud-sourcing" all our services (web, databases, file storage, e-mail, print, DNS). As authentication is made on the could-provider side, I'm wondering about the pro and cons to keep our ...
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Why does second domain controller not display [closed]

We have 2 domain controllers DC1 and DC2, both sharing the same AD database The "Active directory users and computer" console of both DC1 and DC2 display DC1 only, under "Domain Controllers". what ...
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When should you create additional domain in forest?

My company is opening a new site in a different country. We will be installing new servers there and I have a question I can't decide on. Should we create a new domain in the forest or should we just ...
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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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Windows Domain controller ARPing for 169.254.0.0/16 addresses

I've been doing some sniffing on my company's network to try to clean up some of traffic and have noticed that one of our Server 2008 Domain Controllers is sending out ARP's every second or two to ...
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Why gpupdate fails?

So I have a Windows Active Directory Domain with two domain controllers, DC1 and DC2, both running Windows Server 2008 R2. DC1 is the primary DC holding all FSMO roles. It was functioning all right as ...
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Connect two different domain servers to transfer data

Planning an upgrade from 2003 (Small Business Server) to 2012, question is how to transfer the data. Can I connect these two servers together by connecting by IP number and using simple file sharing ...
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Mysterious kinit-failure on Debian Jessie

I have a machine with the Samba 4 AD and the second as a client. After two days of good operation, suddenly the kinit stopped working on the client-side. The reason is quite mysterious. It cannot ...
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Why is the secondary interface address on our AD DCs in our domain's primary DNS zone?

We have 2 hardware interfaces on our Active Directory Domain Controllers. The secondary interface should never be listed in our domain's DNS zone, but it is. This is problematic because most machines ...
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Group Policy not replicating - Server 2012

I have 2 DCs. Both are Server 2012. For some reason Group Policy does not replicate between them and the client keeps getting : The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the ...
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Moving user accounts from server to local

My company has a Windows server that we mainly use for file sharing. When the company was larger its main purpose was to be a domain server for logins. We sold a large portion of the company, and I ...
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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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BGInfo and WMI Filter

I have applied a Logon script via GPO to run BGInfo. As I understand it, as I am setting a User Configuration the GPO must be applied to a User OU. We have an OU called SERVERS which is the only OU we ...
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GSSAPI Error: Server not found in Kerberos database

I'm unable to make working a simple configuration written in Samba Wiki. NSLCD worked fine, when authentized by name and password. But I have no idea, what can I do wrong when following that simple ...
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How can I change dns name on domain controller?

I am in the process of trying to clean up after a domain rename gone bad. The rename was from xxx.com to hq.xxx.com My current problem is that I cannot login to the DC (only DC on network) Logging ...
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Using Azure with Server 2012 Essentials for Remote Domain Joining [closed]

We are using Windows Azure and instead of having an on-premises domain controller they want to have the VM in the cloud act as the Active Directory DC. I am using Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter ...
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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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File Replication not working

Could somebody please help me identify an issue I suddenly started having with Replication between 2 of our DCs. I inherited this system which was working perfectly fine but the problem happened ...
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What happens when one of the 2 DC's goes down

There are 2 Domain Controllers running Windows Server 2003 x64 R2. The installed roles of DC1 (10.0.0.1) are: File Server, Print Server, Application Server, DNS Server and of course Active Directory. ...
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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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Domain Controller Not Found with Two DNS Address

I'm experiencing a problem on some windows clients connecting a Domain Controller. The domain controller is 192.168.10.240 and the client have the following DNS configuration : DNS 1 : ...
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Hyper-V 2012 Cluster with only one DC

What happens with a Hyper-V 2012 Cluster with only one DC, if the DC suddenly goes down? Would the Hyper-V Cluster works after a reboot, if the DC is missing? Or should we have two DCs?
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Shared resource permission management (minimum required permission)

I want to grant a "tech" group access for managing the shared resources. Problem: The sharing tab is not shown to them. Moreover they can not even access the shared folder list via management ...
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How do we recover from a AD Domain that is now not responding as a DC at all?

Windows Server 2012 is the primary server environment. All machines are located in a server room that services a network testing lab. There are over 400 servers in the lab, most of which are ...
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How to remove broken DC from 2003 domain (with complications)

I have never been to heavily involved with managing AD2003 domain controllers. Now I get a broken domain dumped in my lap. I need some advice how to proceed. Here is the story: Earlier today I ...
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Would faulty wiring let you access the internet but fail to let you find a domain controller on the LAN?

I have been having a random issue regarding joining a domain at my workplace. II am a programmer, not a network tech, so I struggle with these issues and would like my suspicion confirmed In this ...
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Create Cluster Windows Server 2012 R2

I have two virtual machines (Node1, Node2). Node1 set DC, Node2 connecting to domain.enter image description here. I'm trying to create a cluster, on Tab "Select Servers" add the Nodes. An error ...
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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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ADPrep error trying to upgrade Windows 2012 server to DC in 2008 domain

Trying to promote a Windows 2012 server to DC in a 2008 domain and after passing all prerequisites and beginning the process, I get an error stating: adprep was unable to bind to any domain ...
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Adding a Win 2008 R2 DC to a Win 2000 Server domain

I am in the process of moving our active directory environment off of Windows 2000 server to a new Windows 2008 R2 server. I have prepped our Windows 2000 domain and upgraded the schema so that I ...
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Static IP installation of AD domain server and DHCP [closed]

I have recently obtained 5 static IP addresses from my ISP. I now want to install a Windows 2008 server 2008 with domain controller and DHCP roles and use these static IP addresses. I have a ...
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Setup a new Server2008R2 DC [closed]

I need to config a new DC 2008 R2 for a different client. Is it ok to setup within the current domain network? If I'm doing this, is it messing up anything with the current DC?
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Upon failure of DC, force server to find Secondary DC

In this SF question, I asked how to determine which DC a server was talking to. We are doing some resilience testing and need to demonstrate to the client that if a DC fails, there are additional DCs ...
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When one DC crashes, TFS 2012 stops working

We have two Windows 2008 domain controllers. We installed the second DC only a few months ago. We also have a TFS 2012 server on the network. Today, when the older DC crashed, TFS stopped working ...
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samba4 dc “network location cannot be reached”

to clear the air centos 6.4? (maybe 6.3) as the server, running samba 4.0.10, trying to add a windows 7 client that has connectivity to the server. this is what windows shouts as me as it mocks my ...
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settings up active directory accessible from the internet [closed]

For my small company i want to setup a domain controller I want users to be able to access the domain controller from their laptops via the internet. I need the DC for policies & management of ...
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Domain clients can't reach website with same name as domain

I know this is a very basic question but I need some help. I'm setting up a domain controller on Zentyal with the domain name example.com. But I need the domain users to be able to get to our company ...
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“This computer has dynamically assigned IP addresses” error when installing Active Directory Domain Controller

This is a working Windows Server 2008 that I should install Active Directory on it. I found http://www.howtogeek.com/99323/ and followed the steps. After Additional Domain Controller Options, I'm ...
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Limiting users to logging onto Samba domain only from specific machines

I have Samba setup and running nicely as a primary domain controller with roaming profiles. Currently users can log on to the domain controller from any machine in the network. However, I want to ...
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Install DC again after removing on exchange server

I had a DC and Exchange 2010 installed on the same machine. I removed the DC role, and Exchange server went crazy. I tried to install the DC role again to fix the problem but ran into this error when ...
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repair exchange after removing domain controller

I had exchange 2010 installed on a domain controller {same host} (I know). I installed a second domain controller on the domain removed the DC installed on the same machine as exchange 2010. This is ...
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DFS Replication complaining about being disconnected, but there is only one DC

I'm seeing this error in my event log on my (only) domain controller: The DFS Replication service stopped replication on the folder with the following local path: C:\Windows\SYSVOL\domain. This ...
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how to I enable remote desktop on specific domain machine only

I have created an Organization and assigned a GPO to it. I have 3 computers on this domain. The domain controller, the remote desktop computer, and the sql server. I only want to enable remote ...
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prevent domain controller using wpad for windows update

We have a 2012 domain controller in an environment where we are running a web proxy auto discovery (WPAD) setup for client devices, and that proxy server requires authentication. However windows ...
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Blocking File and Printer Sharing on Windows domain controller

I have a Windows 2012 R2 domain controller that doesn't need any Filter and Printer sharing ports open, so in an attempt to harden the server I've tried disabling the rules in the "File and Printer ...
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install software with logon.bat script

On an SBS2011 server I can see in AD that users have logon.bat in the Log In Scripts field of their profiles, but when I search the hard drive of the server I can't find logon.bat. Firstly, I assume ...