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

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Windows Server 2003 DC migration to 2 x 2012 R2 DCs - DCDiag error = Advertising: SERVER IS NOT RESPONDING or IS NOT CONSIDERED SUITABLE

We are upgrading our single 2003 domain controller (DC1) to two 2012 R2 controllers (DC2 in Sevenoaks and DC3 in Manchester (different site in Sites and Services for Manchester)). DCpromo (the wizard ...
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AD Replica DC Promotion Stall

I recently inherited infrastructure duties for a small startup I am working with. My traditional role has been development, so bear with me... I was hoping to start off on the right foot, and get ...
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Samba4 internal DNS and isc-dhcp zone update

Could anybody explain, how to solve this problem with internal samba4 DNS and dynamic zone updates from isc-dhcp? In the logs I have: dhcpd: Unable to add reverse map from ...
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Error getting the list of sites from the target environment: An invalid dn syntax has been specified

Trying to add another (second) Domain Controller to an existing Domain. In the second step of "Active Directory Domain Services Configuration Wizard" getting the following error: Error getting the ...
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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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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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NERR_DCNotFound when attempting to join Windows Server 2010 domain using PBIS

I have a RHEL 6.3 Amazon Web Service instance I'm trying to join to a Windows Server 2012 AD domain through PowerBroker Identity Services Open (ie: not enterprise). The Server 2012 instance is in the ...
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Session limit exceeded on domain controller?

I have a Server 2003 machine that runs a number of scheduled tasks as a particular domain user. Every couple of weeks, the user seems to lose its home directory (normally C:\documents and ...
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Domain Admins do not have Administrative rights on Windows Server 2008 using Samba PDC

Members of Domain Admin using CentOS Directory Server as backend do not have Admin rights in Windows Server 2008. I have joined the domain, see that the users are populated, and can login using LDAP ...
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Windows domain controller errors

I got the following errors when enquiring two domain controllers. Cannot open security log for DC DC2.org - The interface is unknown. and OpenEventLog failed for DC DC2.org(10.126.2.6) - ...
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How to use Group Policy to control local administration access (LOCAL ONLY)

At the company I work for, we have about 75 computer users. We have a Microsoft Domain Controller in our server environment (MS Server 2012) with Active Directory. When users need to install ...
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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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Sysvol Replication issue

I have read a lot about this recently and must say it is doing my head in. now what I did was 6 months ago we did a upgrade of our infrastructure. We had a 2008 R2 server for domain controller now I ...
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Will the timezone be converted across geographical areas?

I'm using Active directory in Windows server 2008 R2. My domain is in a particular timezone and my client say X is in another timezone. Now I have implemented certain restrictions that X cannot logon ...
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how do i test my DC backups

I have several system state backups of my domain controller 2008r2 stored on a network location. I am wanting to build a test environment so I can practice recovering a domain controller and also to ...
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Windows XP cannot join (samba) domain

I've a setup with Samba 3.4.7 on Ubuntu 10.04 running as Primary Domain Controller for the network. [Almost] everything works fine, except for a single Windows XP computer which cannot join the ...
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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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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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Install Forefront Threat Management Gateway on Domain controller

I have a problem on installing Forefront Threat Management Gateway on Domain Controller. After googling about this, I found that only TMG SP1 can be installed on a DC, but I do not have Forefront SP1. ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 DC can't ping to other computers except other DC

I have been trying to troubleshoot this problem since 20 hours ago, and still can't find a solution. I brought down (orderly shutdown) a Domain Controller yesterday. No problem at all connecting to ...
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LSA Cache Entries - NTLM versus Negotiate Windows Authentication Providers

We have a situation, due to a recent employee name change, where the HttpContext.Current.User.Identity.Name property of an ASP.NET web application resolves to the old username. This has been ...
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Certificate enrollment for Local system failed to enroll Event ID:13

I've just finished installing a second domain controller to gain redundancy in the network. (and to solve some issues) After installation and configuring all errors are gone but one that is: Event ...
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Merge two samba PDC and do master slave keeping data on two servers

I need to do a very difficult thing. I have this situation: 1) server A , with zentyal as samba PDC, 500 users in his ldap. Each user has an home that is mapped to H: . Several computers are ...
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unable to logon because of account restriction on Domain Controller

I have a Domain Controller which had installed RSA SecurID software Few months ago we switched from RSA SecurID to Gemalto smart cards. This DC was the last machine with RSA software installed ...
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System error 1314 : Samba and WIndows 7 client

I'm getting the following error when trying to log in a domain PC System error 1314 has occurred. A required privilege is not held by the client. This only occurs on this PC and it happens for all ...
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Windows Server R2 2008 domain join - logon failure: unknown username or bad password

I have this problem where I try to make a winodws machine authenticate against a ubuntu samba PDC, but i keep getting the error logon failure: unknown user name or bas password here is my ...
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Time Zone keeps changing after sync with PDC in different site

Background: I have a single domain, running in 2 sites that is connected using Site-to-Site VPN. Site A is running in time zone 2:00+ UTC Site B is running in time zone 4:00+ UTC DCs are correctly ...
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DFS Namespace is inaccessible when DC4 is up and running

DC1, DC2 and DC3 are at site A. DC4 and DFS server (2008 R2) are at Site B. DC4 is Server 2003 and not a Global Catalog. DC1, DC2 and DC3 all are Server 2003, FSMO role holders and a Global Catalog. ...
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How to set up internal dns to copy public dns plus additional entries?

I have a windows domain example.com and a public domain of the same name. How do I set up my company DNS to resolve all the subdomains like the public DNS does, and more? Do I have to copy the entries ...
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Domain attached file server not authenticating with DC

I have 2 servers: Domain controller (Windows server 2012 std) - 192.168.1.2 Name dcsrv01 File server (Windows server 2012 std) - 192.168.2.2 Name fsrv01 The file server is domain attached. The two ...
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SAMBA: wbinfo -r returning -1

I have a Clearos server acting as a PDC using SAMBA. I have set up an Ubuntu client then connected to the domain and authentication is working. On another Ubuntu client i get the following error su ...
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kinit won't connect to samba4 domain controller, cannot resolve hostname

i have set up a domain controller on my virtual machine. At first i will post all important configs, so you know what works already. Hostname: affenhirn2 Domain Name: example.affenhirn2.local (i am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Time Sync Issue for vm PDC on HyperV

I am a bit new the this forum. Not sure where to start but I basically found an article on this forum about HyperV Time Sync for VM Domain Controller. The owner of the post described the problems that ...
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Strange behavior from demoted DC

We used to run our own domain (referred to as OLD) but are now in the process of completely removing it and using the campus wide domain (referred to as CAMPUS). We have 2 DCs still active for our ...
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server 2012,invalid network adres

I have virtualbox with a windows server 2012 DC and a windows 8 client.I can login on the domain as Administrator on the windows client but when I want to change the password of the domain ...
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Restoring read only domain controller from VM checkpoint

I have several RODC on remote sites, and sometimes power failures corrupts ADDS database which takes some time to recover. I'd like to move RODC to virtual machine (on same server) to be able in case ...
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Root and child domain authentication through one LDAP path

I have a webapp and in the web.config file, there is an LDAP path to allow AD token lookup for users to login. The app also requires users to be in a specific group to login. In my case red\appadmins ...
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pfSense and Windows Domain Controller - configuration?

I've got a small scaled business network separated into green, orange and red using pfSense as firewall & gateway. In the local network, there's a Windows server machine hosting a domain ...
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Domain controller stops mapping drives from file server

File Server: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Domain Controller: Windows Server Standard FE 2003 SP2 This has happened twice now. User will try and log in using their domain accounts and will receive ...
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Samba Roaming not working

I had configured Samba as domain controler on Ubuntu 14.04. I can register computers(WIndows 7) to the domain but the roaming profile does not work. smb.conf looks like: # Global parameters [global] ...
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Creating Exchange account for user of subdomain

We have a W2008R2 server which serves as AD DC for intra.contoso.com and Exchange server. We have a W2012 server which serves as AD DC for subdomain sub.intra.contoso.com (which is not a new forest) ...