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

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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 ...
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installing a specific update and change timezone for all domain users through active directory

In my country Jordan the government decided to cancel the daylight saving time, so the timezone was (UTC +2) and now it is (UTC +3), however microsoft released a hotfix update for this issue. now I ...
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Remote manage a Hyper-V 2012 server that is hosting the Domain Controller, while the domain controller is down

Ok, i seem to have gotten myself into a bit of a catch 22. I have a hyper-v 2012 server which is running the Domain Controller. However, the Domain Controller isn't loading due to some sort of ...
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Group Policy Update Confirmation

Server OS - Window Server 2008 R2 Standard ( Domain Controller ) Client OS - Window XP & Window 7 ( Desktop & Laptop ) I have implemented some Group Policy including Group Policy Preference ...
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Is a cloud-based domain controller behind a VPN feasible?

I'm considering setting up a windows domain controller in MS Azure within an Azure virtual network. Goal is to be able to centrally manage GPs and users. Is this even feasible, since the client ...
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Window Server 2008 Time sync [closed]

OS - a) Windows Server 2008 Standard Workgroup OS - b) Window Server 2008 Standard Domain controller. How can i know, from where my Server is synchronizing time with? Is it through Hardware BIOS ...
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AD Replication Errors / KCC - Between two Domain Controllers

I'm having quite an issue that began a few days ago. Let me just lay out exactly what happened - also I've inherited this environment, please keep that in mind. 1st Domain Controller - Windows ...
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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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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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Network problems after primary domain controller goes down

I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm doing some testing and setup a backup domain controller. Didn't do anything special (just ran through the basic wizard) other than setup a couple of forwarders to ...
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DCPROMO on new remote Domain Controller fails because “the RPC server is unavailable”

I'm helping a (devops) client move their technology stack (VMware, Windows AD, Ubuntu Linux) from their old co-location facility to a new environment. Rather than move the hardware and systems ...
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One DC, two subnets, two ISP connections

I got a problem configuring my company network. The situation is difficult because there are 2 companies with two ISP connections but using the same file server. No security or administrative tool was ...
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To disable Auto lock in windows 2008 machines through Active Directory Domain Controller

In all my 158 machines which are under domain,i need to disable automatic lock. How can i implement this through Domain Controller. Thanks in Advance.
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Group Policy Default Policy is applied from a DC that no longer exists

I have been trying to get the company I am currently working for up to snuff on thier active directory implementation, unfortunately I have hit a bit of a snag. I was modifying their default domain ...
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Replication/USN issue on Domain Controller running Exchange 2010

I am needing help with an issue that just came to my attention. Here's the break down of what has happened: My company has a virtual server running 08R2 that is a Domain controller AND is also ...
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Domain Administrators account policy (After PCI audit)

One of our clients is a Tier 1 PCI company, and their auditors have made a suggestion with regards to us as System Administrators and our access rights. We administer their entirely Windows based ...
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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 ...
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Cannot create a new computer account using the Windows active directory interface

When I attempt to create a new computer account using the Windows active directory interface by entering the new computer name and hitting next, I get a blank dialogue titled New-Object-Computer with ...
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Incomplete netdom computername /add: on 2008 DC

Have been following a technet article on how to rename Server 2008 DCs following a change of our disaster recovery site. All went well on the first DC I tried and the new name is showing up. I ran ...
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DNS not responding with IP address

I have 4 windows servers running 2012. One of them is a domain controller and the other 3 are connected to the domain. They all have static IP addresses ranging from 10.0.0.1 to 10.0.0.4, their DNS ...
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Log user access on windows domain

I want to log the user access to domain's computer. For example I would like to store datetime, username and computer for each login into a domain's computer. Is it possibile? I'm using windows server ...
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Active Directory: Thunderbird LDAP autocompletion not working with Kerberos auth

The Problem: I'm trying to configure an LDAP mail autocompletion - a built-in functionality of Mozilla Thunderbird 17.0.5 @ Windows 7 x64 in 2008R2 domain environment. The OS is a fresh, ...
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lmhosts and hosts file to allow user joining to domain controller

I have a domain controller on a diffrent ip range as my computer and would like to know if it is possible to join it to the domain using host file and lmhosts file? I don't want to use VPN I don't ...
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Windows clients aren't detecting new Domain Controller for logins

I just setup a new Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller in our environment to add additional redundancy. DNS seems to work on the new server. However, when I shut down the previously existing DC ...
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Unable to change the workgroup of the server to domain name [closed]

I am unable to change the workgroup of the server to my domain name on the DC The following is the error i get... Note: This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are not ...
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Active Directory Domain Names - Forest/Tree/Children

I've been doing some reading on suggested top-level-domains for AD and whatnot. I used to setup domains as company.local and that worked just fine, however, more people want to use their external ...
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Domain Controller not updating from WSUS server

I have just inherited some existing issues in my new Sys Admin position, as i have never used WSUS before i thought i would ask you fine people for some input! All servers are 2008R2, 2 physical ...
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Turning on dormant Windows 2008 Domain Controller

We have a domain controller (one of three) that has been off for several months. It has no FSMO roles, but it is the WSUS server. Best case scenario, we turn on and it replicates with the other two ...
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How to change Domain name in Windows 2008

I have a domain controller named as ABCD.com but i have to change it to XYZ.com. And also i have secondary DC with the same as ABCD.com. So my questions are as follows: How to rename my Domain ...
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Why won't DNS role install on Server 2008 r2 with dcpromo or after running dcpromo

I am unable to install the DNS role with dcpromo.exe when adding a new server to an existing forest. Current Configuration I currently have a domain controller running windows server 2008 r2. Let's ...
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Group Policy Result summary says DC is member of “BUILTIN\Administrators”

Whenever I run the Group Policy Result wizard and select a Domain Controller as the target computer, the summary shows BUILTIN\Administrators in the list of "Security Group Membership when Group ...
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Can someone guide me with setting up Network Load balancing for RDP connections?

We have two servers web3 and web4 and a domain controller mws. I have been trying to set up load balancing for users who use remote desktop connection to connect to web3 and web4, but have failed ...
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Hyper-V Time Sync for VM Domain Controller

We have 2 physical hyper-V servers running 8 VMs between them, each physical server has a Domain controller on it running in a VM and all servers are 2008R2 The VM PDC is set to NTP and to sync with ...
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Why do I see a heap corruption error from lsass.exe on domain controllers after installing Google Apps Password Sync?

We're moving to Google Apps and have just installed Google Apps Password Sync. We have yet to roll this out to users and are experiencing some problems. Occasionally after a user changes their ...
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Questions rolling out two new servers

After getting a virus and turning my backserver into our primary I figured it's time time to do the right thing and use both servers in case this happens again. We're using 1 server for dns, dc, ...
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ActiveDirectory domain service wizard: Prerequisites check for domain controller upgrade fails

I want to test my software's SSO, so I am trying to configure ActiveDirectory on Windows Server 2012, following this tutorial. At "prerequisites step", the window is supposed to look like: but ...
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Cannot create a new domain in an existing active directory forest

I have a domain controller setup on Windows Server 2008 R2 (Forest) and I have another Windows Server 2008 R2 (New Domain) and I want to create a new domain in an existing forest. I get the following ...
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Windows Server 2012 Database server and Domain Controller in the same machine

I'm far to be an expert in this area, so I need some light on this. I have a clean Windows Server 2012 Standard machine, where I need to install an SVN server, Team Foundation, and an Sql Server 2012. ...
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My dns name does not exist. When trying to add pc's to domain

I have a server which is running dns,terminal,ad,etc and I am trying to get desktop computer to join the domain. My server names is server.home.aplus.com (dont ask me why its so long) The domain is ...
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I keep getting this when typing in nslookup. I`m also having problems connect desktops to domain

I`m trying to connect a server my current domain. So far I just have server 2003 on the system with no roles. This server will act as a backup or a application server in the future. My other server ...
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How to create new domain w/ Hyper-V 2012 hosting the DC server?

I have a small business client that's being spun off to run independently from a larger organization. They want to start from scratch and will be on their own premises. I'll be setting up a new 2012 ...
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What does “DEL:” mean in the DistinguishedName of an AD Object?

Sorry -- I'm not really a Windows System Admin, just trying to slam through some LDAP interactions in Java. I'm finding a ton of objects with "DEL:" in the distinguishedName. Are these orphaned ...
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SQL Server reliance on Domain Controller

Just have had an interesting situation with a remote database server which I did not think happened. The setup is server A is a domain controller in the main network, and server B is on a remote ...