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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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How to inactive windows users, 1 month after their FIRST LOGIN, instead of defining a solid expiration date for them

We want to give access to some Windows Server users so they can remotely have access to our server and download from a special folder of the server. The licenses we give to users, are time base. ...
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How to get a new SBS user to show up in Windows Storage Server?

We have an SBS domain, and a Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. I've created a new user account on the SBS machine, but this new user is not yet available to set up on the Storage Server. How ...
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Obfuscated Account Names in Windows Computer Management / Groups

So our security auditors sent me an email indicating there were a few AD groups and accounts in the administrators group of one of our servers that should not have admin access to the machine in ...
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How to modify a user association in Slurm?

I want to move a user in Slurm job scheduling system ,from its current group to other group. But there is errors when I try the obvious: sacctmgr modify user where name=example set account=groupb ...
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How to differentiate between users and computers in EventID 4768 - Active Directory?

I monitor EventID 4768 on an Active Directory server to catch user logons. So far so good ... I observed that all events with user set to $ are computers. My problem is, that as far as I can see, I ...
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Automatically create virtualenvs for new user accounts

In Linux, how can I go about automatically creating virtualenvs for each newly created user account? Can it easily be done?
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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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Finding DNS settings of a domain?

My client has DNS for their domain name hosted with a DNS host separate to their domain registrar. The person who setup the account with the DNS Host hasn't been contactable for over 2 years. This ...
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Autofilling some field in all AD accounts

Is there a way to auto-fill a field or set of fields for all AD accounts in one go? For example if I want to set address field for all employees or in a specific OU? Or perhaps if I need to set their ...
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Joining Samba to Active Directory with local user authentication

I apologise that this is somewhat incoherent, but hopefully someone will be able to make enough sense of this to understand what I'm trying to achieve and provide pointers. I have a machine with two ...
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Puppet: Enumerating all users within a group

Is there any way to enumerate an array of all users within a group within Puppet, either as a fact or something so I can do something like this? $users = enumusers('wheel') each($users) |$user| { ...
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Unable to delete a user from a Linux CentOS 6.3 machine, what can be done?

When I try deleting my user (from a root shell) it says userdel: cannot remove entry 'itaig' from /etc/passwd The user isn't even displayed on /etc/passwd. [root@ab2c1 ~]# su - itaig su: warning: ...
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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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What do I need to be cautious of when changing a User Logon Name in Active Directory?

I'm new to my current employer, being their only Sysadmin. I'm seeing a small handful of users who have User Logon Names which don't conform to the naming convention standard which majority of users ...
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How to create linux account with useradd without creating mail spool

Summary Can I create a new user without creating mail spool and without modification of /etc/default/useradd ? Explaination I want to create a user that has a home directory and skeletion, but I ...
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How can I synchronize users in a master-slave server setup on debian squeeze?

I'm currently setting up a 1:1 replication of a linux server. To simplify the process of updating users and groups I considered changing the uids and gids on the slave server to have them all like on ...