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Testing Windows user accounts without actually logging into them?

We setup Windows users accounts with redirected profiles here at work, and in the past we have just logged in to the account to test them out. However, recently there has been a change in company ...
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You are unable to log in to the user account “user_name” at this time

I have a Mountain Lion server and two Mountain Lion clients. I have two network users. From one of the clients I can log on using either of these two accounts, from the other I cannot log using ...
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AD showing two accounts with same name [closed]

In AD sometimes we get a account with same name as one we have which is not created by anyone. One user is with user id and the other is with SID. Acount would be they for 10 minutes and then it will ...
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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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How can I trace the source of repeated account lockout against Exchange server?

I have an AD user account that is being repeatedly and frequently locked out, I have been able to trace the lockout to the Exchange server CAS array. However I am at a loss as to how to continue the ...
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How do admins maintain user accounts across hundreds of linux servers?

Dealing with hundreds of RHEL servers, how can we maintain local root accounts and network user accounts? Is there an active directory type solution that manages these from a central location?
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How to use iRedMail's LDAP database for user authentication?

I have a few servers set up and I'd like to centralize access for users using LDAP. I have my primary server that is hosting email using iRedMail, and there already happens to be an LDAP database that ...
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PowerShell - finding users who are Inactive AND not disabled

I wrote this cmdlet: Search-ADAccount -filter {(enabled -eq $true)} -Users Only -SearchBase "ou=FirstOU,dc=domain,dc=com" -AccountInactive -TimeSpan 30 But it outputs an error: Search-ADAccount : ...
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Powershell - check if all users in a specific OU are disabled, disable if not

I tried to search for it but I didn't find anything. Could someone help me out with an example of a script that would do this?
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How does Windows hide internal users?

I just recognized that Windows hides some special users, like for example the NT Authority\SYSTEM user or the users which are added after the installation of SQL Server (ReportServer$SQLEXPRESS, ...
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Count of Unix users: how many is too much? [closed]

I know about Postfix MTA configuration concepts: there's tree of them and the last one is most-appropriate only because it doesn't require new Unix user to be created for new mailbox creation. From ...
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Exim, hot to route local mail to other adress

I have setuped an Exim4 server on my debian wheezy server. This mail server only sends mail coming from localhost. The purpose is sending mail for my website. I have cron tasks and other services ...
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Log in as System account on Windows Server 2012

I am trying to configure a message queue on a windows server 2012 computer but I get 'access denied' errors, even if I log in as Administrator. Only the system account has the right permissions. How ...
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How to delete domain user profile from a computer?

I'm wondering how to safely remove a domain user profile from a computer that is a part of a domain. I don't want to delete the account from the domain itself, I just need to remove the profile from ...
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What's the best way to see logged in users on Windows Server 2012?

Right now I use a powershell script to see the currently logged in users. But I don't see if there session is idle, active or inactive. I can see when the session was started but that's it. Is there a ...
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Create ftp user next to DirectAdmin users

For my server which uses DirectAdmin I would like to create an ftp user which can access every directory in /home/ . I don't need to know how to do this, I know how to jail. The problem I am facing is ...
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SCCM - Where to put the create user step

I've implemented SCCM on our server and am now running task sequences to migrate from Windows XP to Win7. But we also need to be able to add a new local admin, because disable the default ...
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New AD user request form and workflow

I'm wondering if anyone is providing a solid solution for creating New Network User Account Request forms, and attaching workflows to them to automate account creation? I'm currently investigating a ...
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Account Lockout with pam_faillock in RHEL6

Previously, I asked about using pam_tally2 under RHEL6. I would like to pose this question and answer to document the recommended use of pam_faillock over pam_tally2 for the same function; What is ...
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Check windows updates on windows 2003 server with a server operator account

On Windows 2003 Server: I know that for installing security windows updates you need an administrator account, but, exist any way to check for updates with an server operator account (or another ...
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How to find the creation date of a local user account?

I would like to get the creation date of a local user account (Win 7 if it matters). I've looked at the following WMI objects (and google of course): Win32_UserAccount Win32_NetworkLoginProfile The ...
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What is causing the Collateral damage when deleting old profiles?

#Get user names that have logged onto workstation $Users = gwmi win32_networkloginprofile | where {$_.name -match "EXP\\"} | where {$_.name -notmatch "srvtasksched"} $Users | foreach{ $Name = ...
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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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Username conventions in a company [duplicate]

I'd like to understand common and practical username creation conventions which could be used in companies as unique names of user accounts. Let's say a small company with perspective of growth wants ...
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What could cause *every* command in RHEL to be executed by root?

Recently I was asked to look at a system for a "friend" that left me completely stumped. Their original problem stated to me: They have a RHEL 5.10, gnome desktop fairly typical install They are ...
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Where does adduser's Directory Information Go?

When I use the command adduser it asks me for all sorts of directory-like information such as: Full Name Room Number Work Phone etc. Where is this information stored and how does one retrieve or ...
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How to Automatically Create Home Directory for Active Directory User on Solaris (using PowerBroker)

I have a number of existing users in Active Directory that need a home directory created. They don't log directly in to Solaris but into a service running on that box. If I login as them their home ...
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Why am I getting a warning that windows is logging on with a temporary profile to run a task scheduler task?

I am having a strange problem with the Windows Server 2008 Task Scheduler. I have to run a small command-line application every few minutes. This application just executes a quick web service call on ...
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Impersonation Service Account

I am bringing up AppXtender Workflow Manager. One of the instructions is to create an Impersonation Service Account. I have never heard of such. What is it and how do I create an impersonation service ...
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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 ...
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Delegating Control — Windows Active Directory

Attempting to make a site administrator user account for an Active Directory Domain. Using the Active Directory Delegate Authority Wizard. a user account has been grated rights in a OU. However, when ...
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Adding an existing user to a group with puppet

Is it possible to add an existing user to a group with puppet 2.7.18? We have two modules, each one defines one class : module "user" creates all users, including user foo and user bar. module ...
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AD LDAP No Password Required

I've got a question about AD accounts that have the setting PASSWD_NOTREQD enabled on them. What exactly does this setting do? From my own research, it appears that this will cause the account to ...
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When is a user considered “Everyone” in the “Access this computer from the network” policy

I am a bit puzzled by the existance of the "Everyone" group in this policy. Per http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd637754.aspx: The Everyone identity All interactive, network, dial-up, ...
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Why would an interdomain trust account not require a password?

I am trying to understand why and interdomain trust account would have an account value of 2080 (INTERDOMAIN_TRUST_ACCOUNT – PASSWD_NOTREQD). During a routine audit, after we had recently set up a ...
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User Permission Issues Within Domain

I have user that is in Domain Admins group. I am trying to access folder that has full permissions for Domain Admins group but for some reason I get "You don't currently have permission to access this ...
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Linux service account management

We use Windows Active Directory for account management. As a security policy, we need to change password for service accounts at least every six months. What we are experiencing is, when we change the ...
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Should I set the password when creating new user using useradd command?

I know that when creating a new user by useradd, I could set his password by -p option, but it seems insecure, then what the right way to create a user and set his password? I do this in two steps: ...
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How to get additional Account Info tab in ADUC with Taskpads

as a part of delegating tasks to admins , we require to enable Additional Account tab(which shows, last password reset, SID , GUID last logon/Logoff etc) in ADUC when user properties are viewed. How ...
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OSX Account server running on Linux

We are a small startup company where we all work on Apple computers. I was wondering whether we could centralise the user accounts on a single server so anyone could log into their account from any of ...
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GPO to have Chrome profile follow user on AD network, includes laptops

I'm currently working on a Windows network with domain, about 50 +/- workstations. I'm going to be doing a new PC roll out within the next few months and I'd like to have Chrome, or Firefox for that ...
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Install Java for just one user under Redhat Linux?

Is it possible to install a JDK on Linux (specifically RH 7.x) so that it exists in only a specific user's space?
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How to add user to a group from terminal on Mountain Lion?

When I run sudo dscl . -append /Groups/com.apple.access_ssh GroupMembership $USERNAME I get append: Invalid Path <dscl_cmd> DS Error: -14009 (eDSUnknownNodeName)
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What's the difference between 'useradd' and 'adduser'?

What's the difference between useradd and adduser? When/why should I prefer using one or the other?
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Does www-data user need a real shell?

Interestingly enough, on my Ubuntu derivative with nginx installed with apt, the www-data user has a shell: $ cat /etc/passwd www-data:x:33:33:www-data:/var/www:/bin/sh Shouldn't this be set to ...
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Is there a decent way to manage accounts across disparate web services?

I'm in the position of needing to manage the accounts of multiple people across many different types of services, including onboarding and offboarding users. Being that we're using multiple different ...
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Running an administrative program under user account - domain edition

I am tearing my hair out here - could use a little help. It appears that the classic RUNAS does not function under a Domain environment. At least, I cannot get it to run in a Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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Should SSH w/o password prevent rsync a folder with read permission?

Sorry for the long question. I try to add as many details as I have. On server_1 I have a systems account user named backup which has a home directory where the cron jobs read the backup scripts. ...
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Increase the number of concurrent users on Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 running and I am able to connect to it using 2 different users via Remote Desktop Connection. Since a colleague and me are working on the server almost all the time and ...
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In Linux, what's the best way to delegate administration responsibilities, like for Apache, a database, or some other application?

In Linux, what's the best way to delegate administration responsibilities for Apache and other "applications"? File permissions? Sudo? A mix of both? Something else? At work we have two tiers of ...