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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 ...
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Using standard e-mail address as user system wide name

I'm going to re-build a very old Lotus Notes infrastructure coming from 4.x towards 8.5. I'm trying to setup Domino so that all user names should be of a single string or the internet e-mail ...
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The rights needed to change a AD LDAP password

What are the bare minimum rights you need to change an other persons LDAP password?. I'm working on a tool that allows a user to change his password. as the tool needs to be written in PHP the only ...
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How can I disable account lockout policy for one user in a Windows domain

My company is running a Windows based domain. The domain has a group policy of locking out a user after several failed log-in attempts, for 5 minutes. Unfortunately, this account functions as a ...
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Why limit maximum username length to 8 characters?

Throughout my humble career in IT I generally see username length limited (typically to 8 characters). This occurs on a variety of systems including Active Directory and database apps. Is there a ...
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Limited root access

I have a rather unique situation that I need to come up with a solution for. We have servers by which a remote team requires having root access to our servers to perform certain jobs. We need to still ...
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Delay between creating AD account and seeing it in Exchange

Wondering if there is a delay between the Creating a new user account in the AD management console and the user appearing in the Exchange Management Console. Using Exchange Server 2007, created the ...
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How to change local user home folder on Windows 2000 and above

I was using a local account on a Windows 7 desktop that is not connected to any Active Directory. After a while it was required to rename the local account. Renaming the account was simple using ...
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Exchange 2010 permissions issues after user account name changed

This is an odd one! When users have a name change here we actually rename their user login account, not just the Display Name like many places do. Exchange 2010 is fairly new here, so this is the ...