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1answer
57 views

Difference between Roaming profiles, User Profile, Home Folder, and Redirected Folders?

On the network where I work, it appears at various times people have had roaming profiles, user profiles, redirected folders, and home folders. What are the purposes and differences between these? ...
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1answer
586 views

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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3answers
49 views

How might you configure limited access for non-admins to troubleshoot on a production windows server running an ASP.NET application? [closed]

I would like to provide developers limited access to a production Windows Server 2008 Standard box. This is so they can diagnose problems that occur there with the ASP.NET application we are hosting. ...
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1answer
614 views

Writing to an MSMQ queue over the network from a local account?

I have this problem which involves writing MSMQ messages from machine A (Windows 7) to machine B (Windows Server 2008) which are in the same network. This problem only occurs when the message is sent ...
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1answer
33 views

providing full access to users in 2008 to delete files

i have provided full access to some users, i.e Read,write and modify but not RDP. But they are not able to delete the files. They can delete the files only if they are added into Domain Admin group ...
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1answer
85 views

Best practice for Windows backup user?

I accustomed to create a dedicated admin-level Domain user account, on which backup processes are running, then blocking it's login ability on station, but I always thought it's a security risk. ...
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2answers
1k views

How to configure Users permissions in Windows Server 2008 R2 by command line?

I have to create about 800 users in our Windows S 2008 R2 and I'd like to make a few settings with them. Create user: net user Joe 1mb4pASs /add /fullname:"John Smith" /passwordchg:no /comment:"no ...
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1answer
59 views

Enable usr account external hardisk? [closed]

I have a Windows 2008 installation on an external harddisk, it turns out that my account is disabled on this external harddisk. Can I enable this account again? For example by booting into my default ...
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3answers
131 views

Can an attacker remotely abuse a Windows 2008 server if he knows the username/password of a user included into “Users” group only?

There's a Windows 2008 server where there's a local user account with a known password - let it be user "dummy" and password "dummy1". That local user only belongs to "Users" group. The attacker has ...
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1answer
180 views

Why the users of main Domain controller can't logon from child domain in the other site to it's Domain?

I've A & B site , every site have 1 server , the A have main domain innovation.com the first domain controller , the other is alex.innovation.com the second domain controller . the both server is ...
3
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1answer
209 views

Change what fields are copied when copying an account in Active Directory?

I've noticed that all of the address with the exception of the street address is copied when copying an Active Directory user account. Is there a way to change this? We're currently running a 2003 AD ...
3
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2answers
477 views

Setting up a limited user account on Windows Server

I'd like to create a user account on a Windows Server which can read whatever bits of C:\ it needs to be able to execute programs, but have no read access to D:\ except for D:\Special. It seems that ...
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1answer
122 views

How login by remote desktop using the disabled admin account?

I disabled the the local admin account on my vps by mistake and it was the only active account on it, and now I can't access to my server by remote desktop connection. How do I fix this?
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2answers
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Whould changing the administrator username effect the other setting on my windows server 2008 R2?

I would like to change the default administrator username on my Windows Server 2008 R2 but not sure whether it would effect my environment badly or not. I am also connecting to my server with this ...
3
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5answers
2k views

Active Directory Account locks for no apparent reason

I've been troubleshooting this problem for two years and it keeps coming back. Our Mac users authenticate to our Active Directory server which is running Windows Server 2008 Standard. One of the Mac ...
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1answer
567 views

Shared account keeps getting locked out, how to monitor

My team uses a virtual Windows Server 2008 to store our code repository. We all login using a shared user account. The IT department requires that we keep the automatic account locking for mistyped ...
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2answers
303 views

Custom Windows Group (Server 2008 R2) Security Principal

What is the easiest way to provision a Windows group on Server 2008 R2 that will allow me to add it to the list of authorized people that can RDP? Eg when I look at the object types allowed I have ...
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3answers
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Can a Windows Active Directory user have aliases?

I've just created a simple AD on our Windows 2008 r2 server. I've added a few employees into that directory. Now, is it possible to create some aliases for a single account. eg. name = ...
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1answer
4k views

How to find out where bad login attempt is coming from for a Domain Account (Windows 2008 Server R2)

I have an account that keeps getting locked out (a domain account). I can see when the last bad login occurred and the bad login count = 5. What I want to determine is the IP address of the machine ...
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5answers
2k views

When would you use the “password never expires” option?

I'm simply wondering when you should set a user account so that the password never expires. On what accounts is this a good idea?
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4answers
1k views

Windows Security Dialog not showing when logging on to my server through remote desktop

I can't seem to figure out how to enable the Windows Security Dialog when logging on to my server. It works for another server we have: I know it was somewhere in the settings, but right now it ...
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2answers
1k views

active directory users have auto-created private user share

Currently using server 2008 and a logon vbscript to auto mount 3 drives. I'd like to have a mapped network drive that goes to a user-private share automatically. Is this possible to rig up in a login ...
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2answers
786 views

Windows Server Local Account Migration from 2003 to 2008

We have a windows 2003 server with around 2000+ local accounts on it. Most of these accounts are used simply to authenticate a user accessing a web application on the server (basic authentication in ...
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6answers
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Windows Server 2008 R2: User account set to not show on login

This afternoon I set up a Win Server 2008 R2 system for use with Team Foundation source code control. In order to give my team-mates the right to connect, I had to create a user account for each ...