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Shared account keeps getting locked out, how to monitor

My team uses a virtual Windows Server 2008 to store our code repository. We all login using a shared user account. The IT department requires that we keep the automatic account locking for mistyped ...
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Custom Windows Group (Server 2008 R2) Security Principal

What is the easiest way to provision a Windows group on Server 2008 R2 that will allow me to add it to the list of authorized people that can RDP? Eg when I look at the object types allowed I have ...
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Common user accounts between linux machines

I have a base system with a few (currently two) VMs on top of it, all running Ubuntu Server. I have to keep adding my user account on each system when I bring a new one up, as well as giving it sudo ...
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Can a Windows Active Directory user have aliases?

I've just created a simple AD on our Windows 2008 r2 server. I've added a few employees into that directory. Now, is it possible to create some aliases for a single account. eg. name = ...
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How to prevent user from logon of an account used for impersonation only?

Currently I have a windows service written in C# (running as LocalSystem) which creates a user account, needed for impersonation, by using the DirectoryEntry to add the user/password and associated ...
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How to find out where bad login attempt is coming from for a Domain Account (Windows 2008 Server R2)

I have an account that keeps getting locked out (a domain account). I can see when the last bad login occurred and the bad login count = 5. What I want to determine is the IP address of the machine ...
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Secure Direct Access to Webapps folder on Windows Machine

I asked this question previously but recieved a unix account response. I am going to host a webapplication on a windows machine. Are the user access roles on Windows 7 sufficient to deny direct ...
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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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When would you use the “password never expires” option?

I'm simply wondering when you should set a user account so that the password never expires. On what accounts is this a good idea?
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Invite users to a Google Apps domain

I have a google apps domain which is associated with the google sites feature, google email and so on. How do you invite users to your google apps? According to the google apps help, there should be ...
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copying user profile on windows 7

Is there a tool or a trick to easily duplicate a windows profile? My problem is that I have a local user profile and I like to copy that for another user. Additionaly that profile was created ...
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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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Windows Security Dialog not showing when logging on to my server through remote desktop

I can't seem to figure out how to enable the Windows Security Dialog when logging on to my server. It works for another server we have: I know it was somewhere in the settings, but right now it ...
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How do I limit the users a specific user can run commands in linux?

I have 2 user accounts, foo and bar I want to allow user foo to execute commands as root and any other user ie: sudo su root -c'./run-my-script' sudo su bar -c'./another-script' sudo su ...
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Change ownership of directory and all contents to a new user from root

I created a website under /var/www/html/ all under root, all images, files, .htacess, directories, etc... I uploaded and configured everything as root. I want to make it it's own username/password so ...
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New AD user request form and workflow

I'm wondering if anyone is providing a solid solution for creating New Network User Account Request forms, and attaching workflows to them to automate account creation? I'm currently investigating a ...
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Multiple users for same AWS-EC2 account

Is there a way to use one AWS-EC2 instance by 3 (X) different users, without sharing the .pem file? Update: Is it possible for 3 users to access 1 ec2 instance by their individual ID/password/.pem
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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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Mac OS X Server mobile account VS Time Machine Network Backup

I am installing a Server @home to manage the mac client's of my family. First I wanted to make time machine Backups over the internal network to an external Hard-drive which is connected to my Mac OS ...
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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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Why isn't my Scheduled Task running a batch script?

OS: Windows 2003 Server Setup: The batch file basically uses 7zip to zip up a few files into a location ready for uploading into an offsite location via FTP. I have run the batch file as myself and ...
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How to run Apache as another user? (as 'www', or 'apache') on my

I just recently deployed a LAMP stack that came as a package for Linode (a VPS host), I can successfully run Apache 2 but the process and all my files within are owned by root. On my shared web host I ...
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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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Mass/bulk create user account in Active Directory with Exchange mailboxes

Hey, Every couple of months we have to create 30+ accounts so I was wondering what's the best way to bulk-create the accounts and their mailboxes. We have AD on 2003 and Exchange 2007.
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Copying Windows 2003 local accounts

I have a need to duplicate a Windows 2003 server's local user accounts on another Windows 2003 server. As I'm a UNIX guy I'm a bit lost (on a UNIX system I'd just copy the relevant /etc/passwd, ...
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Moving to an outsourced Exchange provider - turning Exchange off and updating user accounts

we used to have Exchange on the SBS 2003 server inside our AD environment. Earlier this year we moved to outside Exchange provider but for the time being our local Exchange was still up&running ...
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active directory users have auto-created private user share

Currently using server 2008 and a logon vbscript to auto mount 3 drives. I'd like to have a mapped network drive that goes to a user-private share automatically. Is this possible to rig up in a login ...
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Account management in a dual directory (Active Directory + LDAP) environment

We currently have AD and OpenLDAP deployed at our organization. I was wondering if anyone has worked in a similar setup and would like to share some of the steps taken to keep the sysadmins sane. ...
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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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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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How to I Document User Rights on an existing Linux System?

Need to document user rights on an existing Linux system. What commands, actions, etc. will allow me to gather complete user profiles? User rights include, but are not limited to: File/Directory: ...
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Active Directory Account Creation

We are creating the AD account and password automatically. The Helpdesk will not know the password or use it in way. I'm looking for other companies that are maybe doing the same type of procedure. ...
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the context of local user of AD-joined machine? Is it of domain machine account or of local machine account?

I am developer and curious how Windows server machines are used. A) I believe that they show interactive login screen but run without any user had ever logged-in. Correct? In context of ...
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Good ways to disseminate login information, especially when new users are created?

When you create user logins in bulk, with set passwords as many users are unlikely to change their passwords, how do you disseminate the information? Students in our school division are automatically ...
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Windows user account gets automatically locked

One of the user accounts on a Windows 2003 server is frequently locked. Each time the "Account is locked" (roughly translated) checkbox is enabled in the Account Properties -> Account tab. The event ...
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Many users send using a single address, replies to that single address go to many users

I work in an office with a Microsoft Exchange server for email. I would like to have the following workflow: John, Mary, or Sam send a message from Outlook on their respective computers. The ...
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Why doesn't my Administrator account have access privileges?

We are running windows server 2003.I log in as Administrator but I don't have any access rights. I tried to create a new Administrator account but when logging into that one I still face the same ...
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Two users using the same same user profile while not in a domain

I have a windows server 2003 acting as a terminal server, this computer is not a member of any domain. We demo our product on the server by creating a user account. The person logs in uses the demo ...
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webmail suite recommendation [closed]

I have serveral emails in a few domains (email@domain1, email@domain2, email@domain3). Currently they are on an owned email server and I am collecting emails via IMAP protocol (i would not like to ...
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Can I use Active Directory for user-level security in an Access application? Pretty Please?

My company makes fairly extensive use of an Access + MySQL application that would probably see some significant traffic on the Daily WTF if I posted the source code. The management of users and their ...
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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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Rename active directory account name

I have an existing user account within active directory. I'm using the naming convention "MyApp-dev" for dev, "MyApp-qa" for qa and so forth, up to prod. Our IT services department wanted to rename ...
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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?