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AD: Domain migration or renaming?

I've been given the task of listing down important activities with their estimated effort to help choose the best option/solution for the following scenario: The current domain is named "Domain0" and ...
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SQL Server 2012 with account NT Service\MSSQLSERVER access is denied in domain

A few months ago we installed SQL Server 2012 in Windows 2008 R2 under the virtual account "NT Service\MSSQLSERVER", all good. A few days ago, one of the admins of the IT dept installed Full Text ...
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one of the single dc per domain DCs has suffered USN rollback

I've inherited an Active Directory forest that is laid out very badly. It has a single forest with a domain tree for each site, each with a single domain controller. No domain is a child of any ...
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Is private domain registration worth the extra cost? [closed]

I'm renewing my domains. I've always purchased private registration but I'm having second thoughts. Is it really doing anything? I'd hate to not renew it and then have hundreds of 'scammer emails &...
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Windows workstations in a Windows domain with a Linux domain controller [closed]

There's a Windows network of about 60 workstations I am going to be responsible for. The network is in a terrible mess, so I decided to rebuild it from the ground up. Currently, there are some Windows ...
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Changing netmask from /24 to /16 on a Windows 2003 domain

I have a Windows 2003 domain using 192.168.0.0/24 with all static addresses (no dhcp). I want to move to 192.168.0.0/16 because we need more addresses. I understand that we need to change netmask ...
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Do I have to buy a second wildcard certificate for a subdomain?

We already have a wildcard certificate for *.mycompany.com. Our network has hosts that are only reachable internally. All of them belong to the internal.mycompany.com subdomain. There is a private ...
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Creating a cookie-free domain to serve static content

I am trying to create a "example.com" domain to serve static content to my original domain. How would I make the "example.com" domain to so its cookie-free when loading content? I am thinking that ...
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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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Remote Desktop on the same network

I have a main server set up and staff that use laptops to come into the office and work. We have currently moved everything over onto a server setup in the office that the staff can all remote desktop ...
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Subdomains vs multiple domain names

I have the domain name for www.foo.co.uk. I am looking to use it as a landing page that will allow people to go to 1 of 2 sections of my site (both having separate blogs). So I have the idea I could ...
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What needs to be done/added on Apple MacBook Air in order to join domain and be managed?

We are a fully windows active directory company. I now have a MacBook Air (first in company) - that needs to be connected. What are the things I need to install/set in order for me to be able to ...
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Why do some TLD have an MX record on the zone root? e.g. .ai

I have no idea why the following TLD have a MX record on the root level of the zone. This does not make sense at all. Does this show the technical incompetence of the NIC? Please comment If I'm wrong....
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Redirecting time.windows.com to internal server

In a corporate environment most machines will be domain joined and therefore get their time from the DCs. However, sometimes you get a machine that isn't in the domain. By default these machines will ...
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How to check AD DS domain/forest functional level from domain joined workstation?

Is it possible to define AD DS domain/forest functional levels from domain joined workstation? Preferably through CLI/PS and if possible w/o Domain Admin rights... How I can accomplish it?
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Allow Domain Users to install software on their computers

How would I go about allowing a 'domain user' to install software on their computer. I have active directory and group policy in place. Is there a setting in group policy that would allow this? I don'...
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How to put a Windows 2012 server into a Univention domain

I’ve just installed a Windows 2012 server for the first time, and would like it to join our Univention Corporate Server domain, so we have the same LDAP users as on all systems. The error message (...
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Domain Not Resolving to Forwarded IP

I've recently registered a domain name with GoDaddy.com and forwarded it to my web server's IP address. Now when I enter the domain name in my browser, my site appears as expected. The strange part ...
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Do I need to renew the keys which I deposited at my domain provider?

I have set up some domains with dnssec. I generated the keys and signed the zones with zonesigner from dnssec-tools. I know that I must resign the zones within 30 days. But what's up with the keys ...
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Search and Domain in resolv.conf = slow lookups on Ubuntu

I have a machine running ubuntu 10.04 server. I've started getting long (5-10 second) delays when making connections to (some) sites outside of the LAN using tools like curl and wget. Using tcpdump ...
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Setting up DKIM for multiple domains on same host

I have DKIM set up for one domain and it works properly. I am trying, though, to set it up for another domain name on the same machine. In short, I am sending registration and password recovery emails ...
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Correct way to update Google Chrome MSI through Group Policy

I am deploying Chrome through group policy. This is working fine. Obviously Chrome has a pretty regular update cycle. I am not allowing Domain Users to install Chrome updates. Having subscribed to ...
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Joining AD domain with Windows 10 using smart card

My Windows "domain-centric" company has abruptly decided to make the switch from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and it has become my job to make their prepared image join our domain with our smart card/...
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Windows File Sharing not working

We have a workstation on our domain that we need to share a printer from, and it's not working. I also set up a shared folder to help with testing. Details: We are on a domain. All operations ...
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What can I do to fix missing start menu/desktop icons for a domain user?

I'm having a problem with one user account in my domain. The domain controller is Server 2008 R2, with Win7 clients. The user's password expired, so she went through the process of changing it. We ...
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Skip new Windows 7 user selection and go to login prompt

We've begun our migration to windows 7 and we ran into an interesting issue. When we hit "CTRL+ALT+DEL" we are brought to the "User selection Screen". Normally, this screen will have an icon for every ...
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Is it possible to change the postfix message-id?

Is it possible to change the message-id in postfix? If I send Mails over an Java-Application I get the following message-id: message-id=<143303043.111334605578921.JavaMail.applicationanme@hostname&...
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Running a Windows service under a domain user account

If I run a Windows service on some host under a domain user account, and the password for this account changes at some later point, will the service now fail to start, until you update the password? ...
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Why is the “www.” sometimes necessary? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: www.example.com vs example.com Is there any particular reason that "www." is required for some websites? It seems to me that all this does is cause inconvenience (at best) ...
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Another domain name pointing to my server IP?

I was checking out my reverse-DNS entry of my domain the other day which is run from a dedicated server. I noticed that another person/company had their domain pointing to my server? I have no idea ...
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Is there any way to point the root domain to a CNAME? [duplicate]

Here is the problem: we host our website with an external provider that doesn't give us an IP address, rather, they give us a domain where we point our www CNAME record to. I assume they are using ...
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Allow AD users in a specific group to logon only on specified computers

We've got a Win2K8 domain and we want to allow users in a specific group to logon only on specified computers in a specific groups. How can we do this?
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Windows 7 : access denied to ONE server from ONE computer

We have a domain served by some Windows 2003 servers. We have several Windows 7 Pro clients. ONE client computer can't acces ONE member Windows 2003 server. The other computers can acces every ...
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Blocking EXE from executing in XP Domain environment

I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction on how to block specific exe files from executing on XP machines in a domain environment. I have active directory setup and working so ...
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How are name server requests ordered?

Say I have a domain name registered with a website. On their site it says the following: Domain Name Servers listed in order: ns9.zoneedit.com ns18.zoneedit.com ns3.freedns.ws Are name servers ...
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Best practice for placing DNS records and subdomains

Say I have mydomain.com: Is it better to use option A: [A] mydomain.com 123.45.67.89 [A] www.mydomain.com 123.45.67.89 or option B: [A] mydomain.com 123.45.67.89 [CNAME] www....
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What is the difference between a plain Amazon ec2 instance and beanstalk?

I am a solo developer and the sites I'm deploying are very small, usually hobby sites and I have a few questions about the Amazon services. Is there a reason for me to use beanstalk or should I just ...
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Windows Domain Controller: Create a test environment from a production environment

I need to create a working test environment of a domain we have. I need to have all the data from the production environment in the test environment. What is the best way to go about doing this? ...
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After domain rename - will I need to rejoin all users to the new domain?

I am running a Windows Server 2012R2 Domain Server (ADDS). The domain is historically from a 2003 server, and is a single Label Domain: e.g.: Contoso I want to rename it to: Contoso.local (using ...
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Backup of Active Directory

What is/are the best way(s) of backuping up the Active Directory on a regular basis? Background: We have a small system with 2 Win2003 Domain controller. We have periodic backups of these machines, ...
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301 Redirect or ServerAlias for Multiple tlds

Our company owns multiple tld's for our corporate domain (e.g. company.com, company.net, etc.). Currently, we operate the main website at "company.com". To have "company.net" et al forward/redirect ...
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Can a windows 2008 R2 server join a 2003 domain?

I need to upgrade a windows server 2003 machine to at least 2003 R2. I'd like to upgrade it all the way to 2008 R2. I just wanted to verify, 2008 R2 can join 2003 domains right? The other servers are ...
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Tools for finding domain names [closed]

I've built out a pet project of mine, and am now looking for a good domain name for it. Arbitrarily doing whois lookups on ideas that pop into my head seems inefficient. What tools do you use when ...
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How to hide a trusted domain in the logon screen?

I need to create a bidirectional trust between two Active Directory domains. But management is worried that users will be puzzled out when seeing another domain name in the drop-down list in the ...
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Moving from Windows Server 2000 workgroup to Windows Server 2008 domain

I work in a small office (5 full-time staff and 4 part-time staff). We don't have an IT department of any kind and we have managed to run things pretty will here for a while. All of the computers in ...
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domain.tld vs. domain.tld

I just read through this question, and when browsing through the answers, I randomly tried out something and noticed that http://admin.to and http://admin.to. lead to different locations. Both return ...
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Remove Domain Server

A contract employee added a domain server to our network. When it was caught he had already reformatted the server but did not remove it as a domain server. How do we remove the server from Active ...
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How to find all previous owners of a domain

Everyone knows that it is possible to find the owner of a domain using whois, but a person asked me if it was possible to know all the previous owners of a domain. Is it possible?
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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 ...
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What is the best way to move site to new domain without losing google page rank

Hello I just bought new domain for my web page. Is it good to use php redirection to the new domain and what are the exact headers that I must send to google bot to just renew the address and keep the ...