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net localgroup Administrators shows user names multiple times

I am seeing this kind of output when I run net localgroup Administrators MYDOMAIN\user1 MYDOMAIN\myuserid MYDOMAIN\myuserid MYDOMAIN\someotheridIdontrecognize I cannot delete ...
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Change what fields are copied when copying an account in Active Directory?

I've noticed that all of the address with the exception of the street address is copied when copying an Active Directory user account. Is there a way to change this? We're currently running a 2003 AD ...
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Excluding folders from a roaming profile, client-side

I am using a laptop connected to our company's domain network, and after logging in this morning it told me that I have exceeded my roaming profile space. After looking into the issue I realized that ...
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Scalable way to add users in Postfix without creating new unix/linux accounts?

What is the most scalable way to add new users in postfix? I don't necessarily want to create a new user in /etc/shadow just for email. I know I can use aliases but this does not solve the issue of ...
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Account Expiration mechanic Active Directory

This is probably very simple but I have been searching for a while and cannot seem to find the answer I need. I am basically wondering what the switch to set the "Account Expires End of:" option in ...
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Setting up a limited user account on Windows Server

I'd like to create a user account on a Windows Server which can read whatever bits of C:\ it needs to be able to execute programs, but have no read access to D:\ except for D:\Special. It seems that ...
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VPN to a customer's site locking out my local AD account

We have an account lockout policy on our domain which was put in place purely to stop brute force attacks. It locks out an account for 10 minutes after 50 bad logon attempts within a 10 minute period. ...
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Automatically binding applications to a network interface based on the account they are started with

Im looking for a way to have applications started from different accounts automatically bind to a specific network interface. For example: applications started on accountA bind to eth0 and ...
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Is it ever good to share a userid?

On Un*x, Is it ever a good idea to have one userid that many different people log into when they do stuff? Often I'm installing software or something on a Linux or BSD system. I've developed software ...
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Does it work to have the same Username on workstation and server

I am relatively new to networking. We have about 40 computers on a network and one SBS 2008. We want to use the SBS for file and print sharing, but would prefer not to go to a domain situation. Unless ...
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How can a local account access a database on another computer?

I'm not even sure if this is possible, but I figured I'd ask. I have two computers, these computers are not part of a domain, but they are on the same network. On each computer, the local ...
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Creating a Linux account at the same time as creating a MySQL DB account

I asked this question about six months ago and I thought I might get better responses here. I have a website written almost exclusively in javascript (HTML canvas), and a MySQL database managed via ...
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How to find active FTP users in the last 60 days?

Hi I'm not really a sysadmin, but I inherited a webserver running Red Hat 3. I'm going to replace the server with a newer OS, but I want to find out which users are still using it. My users don't ...
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running command with sudo gives different result

I'm connected with root via ssh on a debian squeeze server. If I execute the command: /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_procs -w 1:1 -c 1:1 -a '/usr/local/freeswitch/bin/freeswitch' I get the result: ...
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How to create a user without a profile on Windows 7

Can anyone tell me how to create a local user without a profile on Windows 7? I have a cron job I want to run, but I do not want this user to to show up on the list of local logins on the startup ...
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How to tell where user account is logged in

In a windows 2003/2008 mixed domain, is it possible to find out where on the network a particular account is logged into? The account keeps getting locked out, and we think the account may be logged ...
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Best practices - Is it better to delete unused SQL accounts or just disabled them?

In an enterprise environment, is it better to delete limited access SQL accounts, or simply disable them?
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Create hosting accounts on the fly

Using VB, VBScript, ASP.Net or similar, on a Windows dedicated server, is it possible to create a new hosting account on my server and how challenging is it? With this, is it also possible to add a ...
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Maximum Number of Accounts Allowed on a Windows 7 System [closed]

I need to know what the maximum number of accounts allowed on a Windows 7 system is. A reference to something official would be ideal. (PHB Situation)
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CollabNet Subversion Edge user migration

Is there any way to migrate user accounts to a new server in CollabNet's Subversion Edge? I've read that you can't just copy the [CSVN_HOME]/data/conf/svn_auth_file because it won't create the ...
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How to limit the normal users from accessing registry, group policy etc? [closed]

I own the admin account of my PC running, Windows XP Pro edition. There is another Non-admin account in this system. I want to limit the administrative capabilities of this account. That is, to ...
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Can OS X Lion Server users be authenticated to an external LDAP server and also have access to Profile Manager?

I am researching whether the Profile Manager included in Apple's Lion Server edition is a viable option to use to manage iOS devices OTA in our organization. While going through the documentation for ...
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Using delprof in command prompt remotly. Which user will it be run as if no user is specified?

If i use delprof2 and cmd to remotly delete profiles, which user would this be run under if no other user is given? Many thanks Dan
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Commandline option to create local users on Windows Server 2003?

I need to create a number of local accounts on Windows Server 2003. Previously I have created them using the 'Computer Management' gui screen but that method is very tedious and slow. Is there a ...
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User creation on Linux Redhat

Is there anyway one can determine when a user was created on Linux? I know of a couple of things one can do,but it's an unreliable way of doing it. The first option is checking when the home directory ...
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How can I automate clearing and resetting a Linux user's home directory to a default?

I'm helping to teach two Unix courses next week. Users will be granted an account on a RHEL 5 machine, during which time they'll add files to their /home folder, update their .bashrc and other ...
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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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Can a user account that is disabled in Active Directory still receive email?

I'm reading Learning Exchange Server 2003 by Boswell, and there's a section in there that mentions that a disabled account in AD cannot receive email and that it will be bounced back. Currently, what ...
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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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Account for Performing Dirctory Lookups in AD

I have a question about accounts that can be used to perform directory lookups. I need to have an account that can perform lookups for an application, however it needs to have the minimum permissions ...
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How login by remote desktop using the disabled admin account?

I disabled the the local admin account on my vps by mistake and it was the only active account on it, and now I can't access to my server by remote desktop connection. How do I fix this?
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Whould changing the administrator username effect the other setting on my windows server 2008 R2?

I would like to change the default administrator username on my Windows Server 2008 R2 but not sure whether it would effect my environment badly or not. I am also connecting to my server with this ...
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TfsConfig Identity /change for workgroup accounts to domain accounts

I have successfully migrated a TFS 2005 Workgroup server to a new Team Project Collection in TFS 2010. I am trying to use the TfsConfig Identity /change /fromdomain:WORKGROUPNAME /todomain:DOMAINNAME ...
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How do I set my web server to run as a specific user other than 'nobody'?

This is for an unremarkable LAMP server running Ubuntu. The reason I want to do this is because I want a php script to be able to run a linux command via the exec() function and the command I want to ...
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Account is no longer attached to the computer [closed]

The comapny that I work for has split into different branches to become more efficient and I had to move from our main office into the smaller office. Now this place has a different domain and setup ...
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How do I delete the Administrator account?

I would like to delete the built-in "Administrator" account on non-domain-joined Windows 2008 Server (R2). The user registry (ntuser.dat) for the Administrator account has become corrupted. I have ...
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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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Creating user accounts in Amazon EC2

I am putting together a test environment using Amazon's EC2 for me and some friends to collaborate on a project. I am not a server guy but I do know my way around a bash prompt and have done some ...
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Is there a standard behind the default system accounts in a linux system like fedora or debian?

By system accounts I mean the ones that comes preinstalled with the system, for example nobody, daemon and bin. I know these tend to vary depending to the distro and the installed packages, but: is ...
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Possible options for knowing user's identity without using a user account

I am managing a network in a condominium. Right now, I am looking for a method for logging the users' activities without using a user login system. We have this login system not long ago, but people ...
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Parallel login to user account in Microsoft Active Directory is it good?

I have discovered that users in my Active Directory domain can log in to their account many times parallely. I mean for example 2 machines and on each login to the same account. Is it good? I see ...
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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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Account management tools supporting self-service registration and email verification?

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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Postfix forwarding to email addresses in /etc/passwd

If one maintains a database of emails in /etc/passwd how can Postfix be configured to forward email to those?
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Active Directory Account locks for no apparent reason

I've been troubleshooting this problem for two years and it keeps coming back. Our Mac users authenticate to our Active Directory server which is running Windows Server 2008 Standard. One of the Mac ...
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Linux Passwd / Usernames + Passwords Send via Mail Script

It is possible that i send one user list automaticly 1 times a week via e-mail with all users and passwords from them per email ? Sorry for my bad english.
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Creating additional users to access Mac OS X VPN Server

On my privat iMac, I configured the VPNd that comes with the system and is just hidden. I used the following manual. http://blog.theilluminatedengineer.com/?p=136 It is working fine for my primary ...
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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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same users and accounts on different machines using rsync?

I have two machines, same hardware (one should be for backup), same software (red hat 4). I need to know how to sync all the users used for ftp and email accounts. It's enough to copy the /etc/passw ...
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Replicate accounts via SSH in Macos X 10.5.8

I have a cluster of 100 iMacs and I wanted to replicate all the accounts via SSH, in linux, I wrote a very simple script in which copies the /etc/passwd* /etc/group* /etc/shadow* to /etc in each node, ...