27
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7answers
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Should I expose my Active Directory to the public Internet for remote users?

I have a client whose workforce is comprised entirely of remote employees using a mix of Apple and Windows 7 PCs/laptops. The users don't authenticate against a domain at the moment, but the ...
0
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1answer
33 views

2 NICS using Windows Server 2012 as “gate”

I want to use my windows server as a gateway and DHCP for my local network. It have 2 NICs where one will be connected to the internet and the other to my local network. There are no router on the ...
2
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1answer
78 views

Getting started with active directory and cloud services

I am the 'IT guy' for a company that is rapidly growing and about to reach 100 employees. While my primary job is backend development for our websites and services; I am also tasked with setting up ...
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1answer
226 views

Can't login to Windows Small Business Server 2003

I removed AD by cmd using dcpromo and now when trying to access and login after a reboot with the Administrator account I can't. Do I need to reset the password from a boot disk?
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1answer
401 views

Remote branches and domain controller

I have a very small, but distributed network. In the central office, there's a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM with a few Linux VMs running on the same box. There are two client PCs running Windows7. ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Configure Web app for external access (IIS7), allowing only certain users via AD group. All users need internal access

We have a Web app running in IIS7 (Server 2008 R2). I now need to allow external access with an SSL certificate, so certain users (e.g. the owner of the company) can use it remotely without VPN. ...
3
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2answers
102 views

Remote IT infrastructure

I'm looking at a RFQ for taking over a company's infrastructure management. I'm fuzzy on details (am preparing an email back to them to clarify some things), but it sounds like they want ALL of the ...
2
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1answer
106 views

access data/files from outside network

We need our users (6000+) to be able to access files from their "home" and "shared" drives outside of our AD network. We have considered VPN or global connect solutions, but these are too complicated ...
2
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1answer
111 views

I broke remote access when configuring an AD-DS

I bought a VPS and today is the first day. I admit that Im new on server administration and yay, I broke it on my first day. The objetive of this question is to learn from my errors, dont wan't to ...
0
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3answers
379 views

Offline Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) Caching

Remote desktop services seems theoretically attractive, but I'm struggling with a practical aspect of deployment: mobile (laptop) users. I would say about 99% of the time, mobile users would be able ...
1
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1answer
78 views

Servers at remote sites vs. centralized servers?

Looking for some opinions here. We've got three physical locations and site-to-site VPN between all three. Currently we've got Windows domain controllers at each location, with roughly 50 clients at ...
1
vote
4answers
11k views

Unable able to run remote Powershell using Active Directory

We are trying to connect to a remote server via Powershell and use the ActiveDirectory module. When trying to do this locally, everything seems to be fine. PS C:\Users\bar> Import-Module ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Exchange-related tabs in Active Directory with Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ADUC Exchange tabs - Windows 7 & Exchange 2003 Hello, I recently moved to Windows 7 and everything is fine except that I can't get the Microsoft Exchange-realted ...
0
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3answers
13k views

accessing workgroup computer (without manually creating user accounts)

The (common) question: How can one access network share on workgroup computer? usually has the (common) answer: One should add ("the same") local account with the same username and password on ...
1
vote
1answer
149 views

How to learn Windows Server Management

all: I am new to Windows Server Management and have a little experience with linux server management before. Right now, I manage a small network composed of 4 servers shipped with Windows server ...
1
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2answers
1k views

Enabling remote connections via Group Policy on Windows xp workstations

Is there a way to automatically enable remote desktop connections to my workstations? I've tried enabling the following: Windows Components / Remote Desktop Service / Remote Desktop Session Host ...
2
votes
1answer
434 views
1
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4answers
5k views

There are currently no logon servers available

I am running a Windows 7 laptop that is joined to my company's domain. When I installed Windows 7, I created an account for myself, joined to the domain, and it had been working quite well even though ...
0
votes
2answers
73 views

is it possible the client computer boots the OS from server rather than having own OS

Is it possible that when user starts computer then OS is loaded from the server and i can update install apps while on the server and it should appear on user computer. User can have their own drive ...
0
votes
6answers
921 views

Disable User Account Remotely

I work for a highly distributed IT based consulting firm with approximately 150 users in the field at different client sites at any given time. As we have grown we have needed to ability to disable a ...
15
votes
11answers
93k views

Best way to find the computer a user last logged on from?

I am hoping that somewhere in Active Directory the "last logged on from [computer]" is written/stored, or there is a log I can parse out? The purpose of wanting to know the last PC logged on from is ...
0
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2answers
535 views

Remote web access to network

My company does presently use SSLExplorer top give customers access to terminal servers and other network resources. As 3sp closed down the source and sold out to Barracuda there are no more updates ...