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How to secure Outlook Web Access against Brute Force attack?

I'd like to secure Outlook Web Access with Exchange 2010 against a brute force attack using account lockout. What is the best way to do this? I have the following group policy: Computer ...
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ProFTPd MySQL query %u resolves to proftpd, not username

I am trying to use ProFTPd's MySQL configuration to set up FTP login to my server. I have a SQLNamedQuery that is used to get the user info from the database (see Setting up ProFTPd with default home ...
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VSFTPD - Linux (CentOS 5) - Making a single dir FTP root

I have a VPS running CentOS5 with Apache 2.2 and mySQL, as well as VSFTPD for ftp. The user liam is a system user. I want to make the /home/html directory the ftp root for the liam user, so that when ...
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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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Default username format in Active Directory

Since Windows 2000 NTLM has been replaced with Kerberos. Thus Kerberos uses UPNs to identify the users. UPN is also the preferred usernaming format. Now, why does Windows 7 still display a logged in ...
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Can I add user accounts to Windows Server 2012 based on Microsoft accounts?

Windows 8 lets me create user accounts simply by the email address of a Microsoft account (aka Windows Live account). Is there someway to activate such a facility in the Windows Server 2012 SKU?
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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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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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Streamline Active Directory account creation via automated web site

In my company we have high employee turnover, and hence our helpdesk receives about a dozen requests per week for new Active Directory accounts. Currently, we receive these requests simply via e-mail ...
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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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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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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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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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restore root account on ubuntu running in EC2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: root locked out of EC2 How can I restore root account that is running on EC2 Ubuntu platform? In the /etc/passwd the root username got replaced with something like ...
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Connect to Samba share with no username/password

I have just set up Samba on a CentOS 5 machine. It works OK, but I would like to configure it so that users can connect to Samba shares without the need to provide a user name and password. I have ...
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apache, forcing to give username

I have an SVN repository requestable via Apache HTTPD Server 2.2.8. I want to allow anyone to update or commit on it but I want a committer name. So I must force the clients to provide an username but ...
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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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UID/username lookup on IBM z/os USS

How can I associate a UID to a specific username on IBM z/OS Unix System Services? Within USS, I see content created in my user space which I do not own. File ownership lists a three digit ...
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Under which circumstances can a *local* user account access a remote SQL Server with a trusted connection?

One of our customers has the following configuration: On the domain controller, there's an SQL Server. On his PC (WinXP), he logs on with LocalPC\LocalUser. In Windows Explorer, he opens ...
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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 ...
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How to get IP address from username [closed]

In a Windows Server 2003 network with domain, is it possible to obtain the IP address or PC name only with username? Using Windows cmd.exe commands from any client on the network.
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How to show high usage user's username with the top command, if the username is too long?

I'm having problem identifying high usage users on a shared Linux machine. I use the "top" command and it does show which commands are using the most CPU. But the usernames on this server all start ...
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Create restricted user on Debian server

I want to create a user account for each of the key programs installed on my debian server. For example, for the following programs: Tomcat Nginx Supervisor PostgreSQL This seems to be recommended ...
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Any issues with computer on one domain in a separate forest and user account in another domain/forest?

I have a few of my sites with a trust relationship among two different forests with a single domain in each AD forest. I'll skip all the politics and details that don't matter and just ask the ...
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Connect to network share using local account - without a computer name

The short form of the question: I have a shared folder on a computer with a fixed static IP address, a known share name, and a local user account which has read access to the share. Normally, I ...
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How to find all local user accounts in chef

Using opscode chef, is there a way to find or loop over all user accounts? I need to create a configuration file in each users home directory. I do not want to loop over any directory structure for ...
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New users' directories owned by root

On a CentOS server running Plesk, new users are added for each new domain. The users' home directories are in /var/www/vhosts/. New users' home directories are owned by root, and need to have an admin ...
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multiple instances of nginx in order to keep Django projects separate

I'm building an app using Django + PostrgreSQL + Nginx on Debian 6. The app has two separate components, that will later be on different machines. Component A calls one function from Component B ...
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check local user accounts for blank passwords

I need a tool/script that can help me find local user accounts that do not have passwords across a network. Not all computers will be on the domain, but 90% are (win2003). But I need to audit/check ...
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How can I determine who (or what) has blocked access to a centos user account?

CentOS 5.x A user account on my CenTOS server has become inaccessible and I'm not sure why. If I run chage -l foo I see: Minimum: 0 Maximum: 0 Warning: 5 Inactive -1 Last Change: ...
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Adding a new local user hangs netplwiz on server 2008 R2

I'm logged into a Windows Server 2008 R2 box as a domain admin. I'm trying to explicitly make myself local admin. From netplwiz, I choose add user, administrator, and click OK. Netplwiz becomes ...
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Windows 2003 Active Directory: Log failed login attempts with the password used?

Windows 2003 Active Directory: Log failed login attempts with the password used? I want to log not only the username but the password used also for debugging purpose. Is there a way to do that? One of ...
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an unknown acount is created on my CPanel server [duplicate]

I just installed CPanel on my server and after a few hours I received notification of a new account called "karukradi" does anyone know whats this?
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SBS 2011 Add Simple User for Scanner logon

Is there a better way to add a 'services' user account to SBS 2011 rather than use the 'Add User' wizard? I have a scanner that wants to put scanned files on a SMB share. Since this scanner is ...
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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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Windows 2008 R2 (Web server) reset and mail user password

Is there a script or software that would change a user password on a server each day and mail the new password to an email address? We want to give people limited access to our server but if they are ...
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Local user accounts have disappeared after installing Active Directory and running dcpromo

I'm kinda newbie in this Windows 2008 Server R2 configuration stuff, so I would appreciate any help regards the issue I'm facing. After a Windows 2008 Server R2 clean install I created a couple of ...
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A single LDAP auth server for two companies

I run the network for a small company (mycompany.com) with 10 software developers and a laboratory (thelab.org) with 5 scientists. But the total number of people is 12, as 3 of them work both for the ...
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Switch Between Users

I build my webapp on a local machine, but from time to time I can go to a public Linux server on which I have two accounts using a ssh connection (with putty). My accounts are two Linux users, access ...
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Users & Groups replication in a workgroup environment

Good Day, I have two servers running windows server 2008 R2 Also i have same users and groups in a workgroup environment on both servers how can i replicate all users&groups on server 1 to server ...
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Active directory user alias

Do you know if exists something like "alias" for domain users? On my domain I have a short username (ex. n.surname) and i would like users could login with extended name (es. name.surname) to the same ...
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Python, IIS scripts, and user accounts

This isn't a question on my specific problem, as I've got that more or less solved, but about IIS/Python and user accounts in general. I have python scripts that I'm running with IIS 7.5 (Mercurial ...
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Bash script for setting up FTP

Is it possible / any recommendations on writing a shell script to automate the process of creating a new user/ftp user: Currently the process: sudo useradd -d /ftp-files/user-a -m user-a sudo ...
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Account management tools supporting self-service registration and email verification? [closed]

I work in a university environment that has in the past offered services almost exclusively to university affiliates who already have "formal" accounts in central user database. We are increasingly ...
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username and password for rsync in script

I'm creating a cron job to keep two dirs in sync. I'm using rsync. I'm running an rsync daemon. I read the manual and it says: RSYNC_PASSWORD Setting RSYNC_PASSWORD to the required ...
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Is there a username required for Juniper telnet logins

I have a very straightforward question. Unfortunately, its so simple, that I have struggled to confirm the answer and the Juniper KB stops short of answering it when telling you how to set up telnet. ...
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How to know user accounts available on LAN computer? [closed]

I would like to find out a list of user accounts on a remote Windows PC. I would like to do this from the windows command prompt. Is this possible and if so how ? Original Can we get available Users ...
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How to create AppData folder for a domain user added to a local group

I have added a domain user into group Users using Add User wizard in Windows 7. Unfortunatelly the folder for user data (c:\Users\<NewUser>\AppData) was not created. How can I instruct Windows ...