Practices and procedures aimed at performing bulk and/or fine-grained operations on user accounts, permissions, allocated resources.

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AD SelfService for creating users

I've set up a small computer lab with approx. 30 computers with Win8. They are connected to an Active Directory (Windows Server 2012R2) and have roaming profiles. However, creating users causes ...
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Force Linux to reload passwords [closed]

I have a small cluster of Linux computers. To make administering them easier, they share via NFS the /home directory of the master computer, as well as the files that describe the usernames and ...
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What users should I create on a Debian server?

I have set up a new Debian server on DigitalOcean, where I'm planning to run a Django website. I have added my ssh key to the server, so I can ssh in as root without using a password. So far so ...
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Best way to apply “one-shot quick fixes” to computers and users? [closed]

We often suffer from situations where we need to apply a quick fix for a bunch of users/computers. A quick fix can be a copy job, deleting a users browser cache or adding registry keys to HKCU to a ...
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Managing users and groups [migrated]

I am using ubuntu inside a virtualbox and has very little knowledge about unix. I am following this tutorial. And in it there's a portion to add a user to the group. $ sudo groupadd --system webapps ...
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Windows RD - Temporary Accounts in Terminal servers

We are facing this wierd problem. Since a restart of the server recently, most of the user accounts are getting created with Temporary profiles. We followed a few blogs and followed steps as below ...
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Hiding the active Administrator account in Windows 8

I am trying to use the integrated "Administrator" account in Windows 8. The problem is that I do not want this account to appear on the Welcome Screen for login. I tried to hide the account by using ...
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Removed AD User, Need to Associate Existing Profile to New Account

Some details Server 2012 R2 (AD Server) Windows 7 (Users Computer) Accidentally removed an AD User, stupid mistake. Unfortunately it seems the user was permanently deleted (didn't make use of the ...
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How to combine two foreach loops?

I've looked at how to combine multiple commands with psexec but none of the methods seems to work. Maybe it's because I'm running the script in PowerShell and not cmd.exe? I need to create user ...
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What permission is needed to use a service account to remote run powershell on a server?

I have a internal webapplication With a list of all the servers in our network. I want to be able to run a few PowerShell commands on the servers to gather usefull information. Invoke-WMIMethod and ...
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Permissions for copying files between datacenter machines?

I frequently run experiments in EC2 where e.g. I will check out a VM similar to our database and will want to load the production dataset into it for experimentation. I have to copy the dataset onto ...
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Mikrotik user managment with expire date

I am trying to make WiFi user management for my apartments. I have RouterBoard RB951Ui-2HnD. I have free WiFi for my guests so I need user manager where I can enter start date (can be first login) and ...
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Exchange 2013 - deleted AD user but mailbox not listed as disconnected

Two days ago, I removed a user's account from Exchange and AD using the Exchange Control Panel's delete function. Normally, a short period of time after doing so, a user's mailbox will show up in the ...
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Add a user from root with ssh key

Perhaps a strange question, but I'm not a shell script expert. I'm provisioning an Ubuntu server starting out as root. I'd like to non-interactively setup a new user account, remove root login and ...
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How do I remove my user from the “roots” group? [closed]

I accidentally added my user myuser to the group root using the command sudo usermod -a -G root myuser. Now I want to remove myuser from roots, but I am unable to do so. I tried the following: ...
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Bulk update Exchange Manager/Direct Reports data

I'm looking for an easy way to quickly update (and keep up to date) the Manager - Direct Reports data in Exchange Online. Right now, the only way I have is to go into EAC and manually update one user ...
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Creating FTP user to access a specific directory with SFTP in Linux Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

I'm creating an FTP user on Linux Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, but when I try to log in via FileZilla with SFTP I get the following error: Received unexpected end-of-file from SFTP server If I try to ...
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How would I add an SSH user as a member of www-data jailed to /var/www/html/?

I have been trying to setup ftp access on my Ubuntu 14.04 Apache2 server and so far I only have a root user. The problem I am running into is that the uploaded files are owned by this user whereas I ...
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“Entire Directory” option missing from Locations in “Select Users, Computers, SrvAct, or Groups” dialog

I'm a very inexperienced server admin, so if fail to provide some important information I apologize in advance. I am doing some development for a very small software company and I'm having a bit of an ...
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How to enable Dovecot virtual users to change their password using passwd-file?

I am running Dovecot with several virtual users in passwd-file: http://wiki2.dovecot.org/AuthDatabase/PasswdFile . The file is /etc/dovecot/userdb . How can I enable the users to change their ...
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Synchronizing web application users with corporate directory/database [closed]

We're building a web app positioned towards corporations; and have a need to maintain an up to date repository of user data for all corporate users of our web application. We're well aware of how to ...
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Change Server 2012 R2 domain name in network section

In the network section of a Windows Server 2012 R2 displays the name of the domain as domain 2. For example: "mydomain.net 2". Ive seen similar problems with wireless profiles and that can be resolved ...
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can we create user's home directory with space in name? like /test 123

i need to map some path like /data/test 123 as home directory for user testuser, but it is not accepting space in home directory path ? it is not allowing me to change path using usermod -m -d /new ...
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Is using the AD home directory attribute to map the home drive really no longer a best practice?

I have read some articles that claim that using the Active Directory user home directory attribute to automatically map the home drive is a legacy method, deprecated, or not recommended. The second ...
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How can I determine the last user who logged on to each PC on our domain?

We have a network of primarily Windows 7 (and Windows 8.1) PCs, and we'd like to be able to report on who is the most recent person to have logged on to the various hosts. We've got SCCM in place; ...
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Active Directory - Set permission if user is present in all of the specific groups

The bussiness isue: implementing RBAC (Role Based Access Control) using Active Directory Groups mechanism. imagine having the following AD "Organization" groups: Core Development Team Sales Team ...
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Access denied while executing NANT task “exec sc”

Im confused. I have Windows Server 2012 R2 and two users "administrator and user1". The "user1" is ment to run some services (services are configured to run under this user) and the services work via ...
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How to apply PostgreSQL “GRANT ALL ON ALL TABLES” to new tables?

As discussed in the question at GRANT SELECT to all tables in postgresql, as of PG 9.0 you can mass-grant privileges on all existing tables to user u, using a command like: GRANT ALL ON ALL TABLES IN ...
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Is there a way to find out who was logged on a Windows server in a past year?

I'm just wondering, is there a way to find out who was logged on a particular Windows server in the past year? Security log is only 1 month old or less and user profiles were deleted. Thanks a lot for ...
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Cannot create new user account Windows Server 2012

I created a Windows Domain account that works on MYDOMAIN. All computers attached to MYDOMAIN can use the credentials I have created for log on except for one. On PROBLEMSERVER01 when I try to log ...
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How to manage server configurations for small projects and servers? [closed]

I have been developing a web application which recently launched. Now I am continuing with improvements and want to create a staging server similar to the production server. I know of the existence ...
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“Get-AdComputer -filter” doesnt return anything when looking for Vista Clients

Why does Get-Computers -OperatingSystem "Windows VistaT Business" not return anything? It works perfectly for all the other OS types. Function Get-Computers { Param($OperatingSystem) ...
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NIS on mulithomed system serving two separate subnets, with two different dns domain names

We have problem with setting up NIS and using one NIS domain in two separate networks. Our current setup is as follows: We have one computing cluster with 20 PCs in a local subnet (192.168.0.0/24, we ...
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How do I make it as if I've never logged into a workstation with a Domain AD user profile?

I've been working on setting up OneDrive for Business with automatic syncing and folder redirection. I got everything working, but there were some issues along the way. In dealing with those issues ...
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Restrict Access from certain machines to my Web Application in LAN [closed]

I am trying to deploy a Local Network web application, which should not necessitate a client login. The requirement is to block certain machines, (not users, just a few computers, the application ...
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Why might the Jenkins user not have permission to access the Docker unix socket?

I've added the jenkins user to the docker group thinking that it would allow Jenkins jobs to run Docker commands. If I switch to the jenkins user, I can verify it works (manually): ubuntu@hostname:~$ ...
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Active Directory remove user from GroupA if member of GroupB

In Active Directory, how do I efficiently remove all users from GroupA who are members of GroupB? Basically I want to subtract B from A. Have now: AAA BBB --- --- Alice Alice ...
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Powershell arrays and comparissons

Im a Linux Sys Admin by profession, but am having to do some powershelling. My problem is this: Im getting a list of active users from the AD with this command: $allusers= get-aduser -Filter ...
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Moving several desktops from /etc/passwd to LDAP

I am aware that questions about migration to LDAP are nothing new. I've searched for info for quite a bit now, but the problem I found is that information seems rather fragmented on the topic. So I ...
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MySQL: Grant permissions for `start transaction` and “surroundings”

I have created a sample user with the following request: grant select, insert, update, delete on db.* to user@localhost identified by 'pass'; but that user does also need permission to use start ...
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Determine the setup of an existing SFTP user

CentOs 6 Linux Server I have an SFTP user (userok) that is jailed to a particular sub domain. All working perfectly fine and that is all that user has access to (full permissions). I have just ...
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Apache require user does not stop other users from access

I have created a subfolder and wanted to restrict its access to a certain user ("michael_mayer"). # User Michael Mayer Alias /michael_mayer /var/www/webdav/users/michael_mayer <Directory ...
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Is there a way to have puppet create a user's home folder (managehome) but not delete when ensure is 'absent'?

My first thought was doing something like this: define my_user( $name = $title, $ensure = present, $uid, $gid, $password, $groups, $comment, $shell ) { $managehome = $ensure ? { present ...
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Manage User Specific PowerShell Functions in Active Directory Domain

Given: Windows Server 2012 R2 / PowerShell 4 Do need: a way to manage user/role specific PowerShell functions in an Active Directory domain. Do NOT need: help with coding these scripts. This ...
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How can we ensure that a user who is not realized does not exist in that puppet node?

We declare all our users as virtual resources. E.g.: @user { 'belmin': uid => 2001 comment => 'Belmin Fernandez', groups => ['sysadmins'], } Sometimes we temporarily realize a ...
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Get login name using email address with Powershell

I need a powershell script, to get login names using the e-mail address. i am having a note with e-mail address of some users. I want to get login IDs and account information of the users in the ...
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How to allow user to use RDP connection to windows azure Windows Server VM instance?

I created a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM instance in Windows Azure and I can connect to it. I created a new user account for my friend (*not admin). Opened new MSTSC instance and tried to connect to ...
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Prevent user interactive logon to domain computers

I currently have a user DOMAINJOINER (located in the WIN7Support OU) which I use to deploy Windows 7 machines. This user can Create and Delete Computer Objects in the WIN7Computers OU, that's about it ...
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Powershell Security Groups

Active Directory via powershell want to add users to a specific group. But that is a member of a particular group of users that other members do not want to be included in the relevant group. For ...
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Create account for service

I am configuring a new server. The server is running Hudson that is going to copy some files from this server to another. The other server is a virtual machine. Both running Windows Server 2012. ...