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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 ...
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Give access to specific services on Windows 7 Professional machines? [duplicate]

We have some machines running Windows 7 Professional at our office. The typical user needs to have access to stop and start a service for a local program they run. These machines have a local web ...
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RequestTracker - how to allow users to create their own login or self-register?

I recently set up a new RequestTracker 4 install, and am trying to figure out how I can allow users to self-register. This is a private / LAN based system, and currently when you access the URL, ...
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Is there a way to restore or re-link an active directory user with a local cached version of the user from a corrupted domain?

I used to run an Active Directory installation. The AD server had died a few years back and I'd just been running on cached credentials since I didn't have hardware available to rebuild on and hadn't ...
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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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Managing access to multiple linux system

A searched for answers but have found nothing on here... Long story short: a non-profit organization is in dire need of modernizing its infrastructure. First thing is to find an alternatives to ...
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Cannot view User Accounts on Linux Ubuntu 12.04

I am working on a fresh install of Linux Ubuntu 12.04 and for some reason I cannot seem to access the User Accounts. Through terminal I am able to establish ssh connection to the root account and to ...
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Can I safely delete old user folders in Windows Server 2003?

I have a Windows Server 2003 machine. When I delete a user, their folder remains in the Documents and Settings. Is it safe for me to delete those folders if I don't need any of the data in there? Or ...
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Linux user groups : how to create shared directory under home

I have created 3 users 'u1','u2','u3'. Now I want to provide access to u1's /home/u1/share directory users u2,u3. I don't want to create a new common group named 'shared' and add 3 users there. Is ...
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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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Domain Administrators account policy (After PCI audit)

One of our clients is a Tier 1 PCI company, and their auditors have made a suggestion with regards to us as System Administrators and our access rights. We administer their entirely Windows based ...
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Migrate user accounts on Server 2003 using ADMT, cannot find source domain

I'm having trouble running ADMT in that I can't find the source domain. On the source computer I've looked up the domain as xxx.local and placed xxx into the Source 'Domain' name but it doesn't show ...
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Some changes to audited AD user account not showing up in audit logs

In our Active Directory domain, we have some strange things happening to a certain user account: In the security rights for that user object, the "Include inheritable permissions from this object's ...
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logging AD events when disabling an account via exchange

I have been googleing around for a few days now trying to figure this out. Any help would be greatly apprecited (links, hints, etc). Thanks! concept I want to generate an alert when an account is ...
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Share desktop and documents folders among multiple Windows accounts?

We have several Windows workstations which are shared by multiple users. I'm currently considering a scheme where users have their own user accounts and profiles, but they share the same Desktop and ...
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Should I use system user account as opposed to normal user account for deploying the code in App server?

I have a Tornado app-server running behind an Nginx web-server. The app server contains python scripts for tasks like processing client requests, database call, running business logic, etc. Of ...
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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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Google Mail setup with Mountain Lion Server user accounts

In my office, we have 10 iMacs that are used by freelance graphic designers. Staff come and go so people will switch around and use different machines. Our company email is set up using Google Apps ...
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How to find all ways in which a Unix user account is locked

I occasionally find myself in a situation where an undermaintained system has an account that's been locked out. The problem is that there are a variety of ways in which an account can be locked out, ...
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How to automatically log in into 2 accounts on Windows 7 on startup

I have a task scheduler job that fires Selenium unit testing server and runs some tests. It takes some resources because it opens a lots of websites. Moreover the Selenium with Firefox Driver has a ...
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When should Windows account be in the Users group?

When you create an account in Windows through the GUI, it is automatically added to the local Users group. It is possible to remove the account from this group. For example, when using the account for ...
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How to provide IIS Basic authentication access without a general user account

I want to provide access to my website through IIS Basic auth (already working) but I don't want to give out OS level logins, to my testers/previewers. Is this possible? How can I do this? I ...
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Unlock User Accounts in Gnome 3 Ubuntu 12

My account is a member of the sudo group on the server, so it should have all privileges. However, when I go to 'System Settings > User Accounts' in Gnome the 'Unlock' button is disabled. What do I ...
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Multiple users, one public_html directory

New to creating users with linux. Trying to add users in a secure manner, limiting damage a user can do give all members of the webadmins group access to the public_html folder as projects are often ...
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Give user-creation privileges to a user

In MySQL, how do you allow another user to create other users? In turn, those users should only be able to view some tables.
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setting up sudo account

I want to create a managed account with root powers and the ability to su as root if need be to manage the box without needing root. What is the correct way to do it? Does this work? ...
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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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Restricting access to Share using both an AD user using a specific Computer

The Environment: One AD domain that is not managed by local admins (can’t edit, can’t add GPO, etc.) Users have accounts here. Call this AD alpha This AD Alpha has a trust to a local AD domain (Call ...
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sa account automatically disable itself

I am having trouble logging into SQL Server 2005 with the sa account because the account disables itself after i have enabled it. I checked the server properties ; the account is configured for "SQL ...
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How can I make mysql recognize root user after install?

I just installed MySQL 5.5 and right after install I was asked to set root password by executing those two commands: /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'new-password' /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root -h ...
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How can I get DSADD to assign home folder of newly created user account?

I use the following command to create 15 user accounts: FOR /L %i in (1,1,15) DO dsadd user "cn=Grade 6 Student %i,ou=Accounts Student,OU=School Name, dc=curric,dc=schoolname,dc=wan" -samid g6%i -upn ...
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Migrating users and IIS settings from a workgroup win2k3 machine to a new win2k8r2

I am retiring my old Windows Server 2003 Standard 32bit machine and migrating to a faster and more powerful new machine with Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. The two sticking points are migrating ...
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Transfer an account from a 'dead' domain

So - following from my previous question: How do I stop DFSR replication preventing a Domain Controller from advertising Domain Services?, I lost the FSMO DC, and my only other DC was in an ...
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caches domain user on local PC

We have a fully working domain in UK and around the world we have user who use VPN ( checkpoint) to connect to or domain. One of the user in USA has a laptop which he never logged on to before ( it ...
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User account being frequently locked out

We are running in a Windows 2008 / Windows 7 environment. One on my users is being locked out of his Active Directory account on a daily basis. This occurs between 10 and 18 hours after each reset. ...
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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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IIS/AppCmd - create new users remotely

Is there a way to add new users to IIS remotely? I want to create new users from another web site located on another server so that I can log on to the server with these accounts to add and edit ...
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Restore “lost” user after Active Directory removal?

Is it possible to restore lost users after Active Directory unistallation ? (I forgot to switch users to local users) The computer run Windows Server 2008 R2 Entreprise, and all the registry linked to ...
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Which user account should I use for an intranet web-app service?

I've written a web-application to run on Windows (XP,7,2008, etc), not using MS tools (python/django/nginx, though it should not matter). To run the app I've created a Windows Service which installs ...
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Account Lockout with pam_tally2 in RHEL6

I am using pam_tally2 to lockout accounts after 3 failed logins per policy, however, the connecting user does not receive the error indicating pam_tally2's action. (Via SSH.) I expect to see on the ...
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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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Creating gid/uid for your custom created daemon?

Assume you have created a daemon (custom written) and want to create new uid/gid for this program. Are there any standard practices? e.g. Should the uid and gid be the same? Should the id start ...
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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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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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Login on VMWare XP guest machine keeps locking user AD account

Environment: Windows 2003 AD Host: Windows 7 Pro VMWare Guest: Windows XP I use a normal user but I also have AD Admin rights (via another user). I use my AD account to login on the host as well on ...
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How can I rename an unix user?

I have a user named hedgehog and I want him to be named squirrel, but I don't want to change his numeric user ID. How can I accomplish this?
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Bind a fake service to a tcp port

A friend of mine gives me a (user) ssh access on an ec2-instance (ubuntu) that he's got. So, for reason that now I don't know, in the future I will have need of an open tcp port over the firewall to ...
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Active Directory examples of hierarchy

i am in the process of restructuring the hierarchical structure of the local active directory server of the institution i am working for. I was wondering if anyone knew of any place i could find best ...