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

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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 ...
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Simple check to confirm access to a Domain Controller

I'm preparing for a battery of resilience tests on a new network (which will be hosting a mission-critical application). As part of it, I ought to confirm the resilience of the domain controllers. We ...
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Why would a domain controller encouter a USN rollback after an unclean shutdown?

I have this Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller running on a physical Dell server, model PowerEdge R510. There are some electrical problems around here, thus a black-out is, unfortunately, quite ...
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Unable to ping Active Directory Server with Domain Name

Domain Controller - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Client OS - Window Server 2003 ( Terminal Server ) I am unable to ping my Active Directory Domain Name i.e corp.abc.com. ( Please see the ...
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How Transfer All the OU, User and Computer Accounts from Window Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 Standard

I have a situation here that requires me to transfer all the OU, User and Computer Accounts to another domain, which is from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 Standard. How to do this ...
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Restoring windows DC's

Found this thread. What needs to be done after a Domain Controller crash? I have a related question and it is related to this statement from the thread. "it is critical that the old server is never ...
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Frequent Loss of Domain Connectivity

I have this one new Windows 7 desktop that (and it's clones (different network IDs)) looses domain trust relationship much more often than any other Windows 7 computers in the office. We use 2003 as ...
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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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Very high traffic to DC port 389

We have been monitoring very high traffic between workstations on the branch offices with the HQ Domain Controllers port 389 (LDAP), where the workstations seem to be downloading some information from ...
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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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Migrating Server 2003 -> Server 2008 r2. Global Catalog location. DNS problems

I've got a dying server with a WinServer 2003 installed. It's a Domain Controller. I've made a virtual machine with a Server 2008 r2 and migrated all roles on it. But there is a problem. Global ...
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No Burflags in registry

I have a problem where my Windows 2012 Domain Controller SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares did not get created on my secondary domain controller. When I run dcdiag /q it tells me that it failed the ...
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Server 2012 DC in VMWare virtual network (NAT) unable to connect to the internet [closed]

I am trying to set up a virtual lab on my laptop in an attempt to get into some SharePoint development. As a developer, my knowledge of Windows Server and VMWare is limited so I'm following the blog ...
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Forest Trust between 2012 and 2008 DCs FAIL: Acess Denied

I have 2 domains setup as 2 virtual machines. Comminucation between them is working including NSLOOKUP and NLTEST /DSGETDC. However, when attempting to create a trust between the 2 I end up getting: ...
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Migrating existing domain to a new domain controller and keeping the server name

My current problem is the following migration scenario: Existing domain: Domain-Controller (Windows Server 2003 x86) named "W2003SRV" with domain DOMAIN.LOCAL Terminal-Server 1 (Windows Server 2008 ...
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SAMBA 4 Forest Functional Level

What is the highest AD Forest functional level I can use and still have SAMBA 4 function as a domain controller. Can SAMBA 4 act as a domain controller in a Server 2012 functional level forest? Does ...
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Setting a password hint on administrator account in Windows Server 2008 R2

I've tried to change a password on administrator account using Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Change Your Password but can't set a password hint. When I clicked What is a password ...
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Mutli-DC Environment DNS Error 4015

We recently added a new 2008 R2 DC to an existing 2003 forest with one 2003 DC. We haven't raised any functional levels. The 2003 DC was powered down (it hadn't been demoted yet, but all the FSMOs are ...
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krb5kdc: cannot initialize realm MYDOMAIN

On an out-of-the-box Turnkey Linux Domain Controller, I ran apt-get install krb5-admin-server, and while it ran fine, except for this error (warning?) in the middle of the execution: Setting up ...
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How to set a default domain controller for all PowerShell AD cmdlets?

All the PowerShell cmdlets in the ActiveDirectory module support being run against a specific domain controller using the -server parameter; but is there any way to set a default DC to use for all ...
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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 ...
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Splitting labs into subdomains without breaking Kerberos and Active Directory

So I have a vSphere environment with ever increasing pools of servers. Each pool/group of servers includes something like a firewall/proxy server, and two application servers (mixed environment, Linux ...
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Why shouldn't a domain controller use itself as its primary DNS server? [duplicate]

According to various sources, it's considered a best practice to configure a domain controller to use another DC as its primary DNS server, and itself as the secondary one. However, according to other ...
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Can I use Windows 8 clients with a Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller?

I'm sure I can, but are there any incompatibilities or problems to be aware of? We have a domain controller with a few Windows 7 clients already. It is working fine. I had the idea to install ...
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How can I save a domain controller after a USN rollback without rebuilding the whole server?

Today I had (again...) to lobotomize a domain controller which had suffered the dreaded USN rollback; the standard solution to this issue is to demote it and then promote it back again, but the main ...
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Why do all my 'Forwarders' tabs only list the domain's domain controllers?

I have recently created two new domain controllers in my network, running Windows Server 2008R2. There were two domain controllers already on the network (Windows Server 2003) In the new domain ...
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Adding second Windows Server to domain

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server (Server A) running as a domain controller with Active Directory, Group Policy, and DNS services. I set up a second Windows Server 2008 R2 server (Server B), ...
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Active directory member servers cannot locate domain controller

Several hours ago, a handful of our member servers became unable to authenticate against the two domain controllers they should be using. The member servers and DC are located in the same datacenter, ...
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DNS name server IP keeps reverting back to unknown for forward lookup zone

I'll start by saying I have not worked much with DNS and DC's. I'm a programmer who is trying to build out an environment with a domain to simulate a production scenario. My issue is the forward ...
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Unable to ping computers via DNS domain name

I have two desktop computers and recently set up a third computer, a Windows Server 2012 box, for which I installed DNS on it and set it up as a domain controller. I was able to successfully set up ...
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No replication between two DCs, tomestoned?

A site-to-site VPN has been down between two sites for around 120days, which means the DC at the peer site hasn't had any inbound replication from the main site DC. When does the DC object get ...
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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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Cannot log on as domain user on XP workstation when connected to (SBS 2003) DC via VPN (LogMeIn Hamachi)

We have a Windows XP Professional desktop at a remote site connected to our SBS 2003 domain controller at the main office via VPN (LogMeIn Hamachi). The XP desktop was joined to the domain across the ...
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Can a 2 year old snapshot help recover a failed domain controller?

We have a 2003R2 DC VN that has a non functional AD. There is no System State Backup, but we do have a 2 year old copy of the VM. Can the copy be used in any way to restore the existing server?
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Websites (IIS 7.0) unavailable from Internet upon rebooting 1 out of 4 DCs

What happened: We had to reboot one of our Domain Controller (DC), located on the VLAN 1 for maintenance purpose. We have a total of 4 DCs on 3 VLANs, so we thought that wouldn't affect our ...
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Active Directory delegation best practices

I am in the process of delegating some Active Directory tasks to a group of users. These users do not have domain administration rights and will only perform tasks such as creating/disabling accounts ...
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Windows Server 2012 Ess beside Server 2003 Std (DFL 2000) without domain migration (yet)

I have Server 2003 Standard (not R2!) running as the sole server on a network of XP clients, with the domain forest level at 2000. We want to put a second server on the network running a trial of ...
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Accessing a Windows domain file share while logged in as a local user [closed]

At work, I have a Windows computer on a domain, but it's generally logged in with a shared local user account, since the administrators don't want to make shared domain accounts. The problem is I seem ...
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Hyper-V Server - Can't UnJoin An Orphaned Domain

I have a Hyper-V host running on a Windows 2008 server that does not have a desktop GUI. This server is currently joined to a domain that no longer exists and there are no domain controller for that ...