0
votes
3answers
97 views

deny local logon for a new user through command line windows server 2008

I am creating a local user account that I want to be able to connect over ftp, but not log on to the server, I believe the way to do this is to deny local logon but am unsure how to achieve this via ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

command to add permissions to a folder for a local user in windows server 2008

as part of an installer I need to create a user with limited permissions to add the user I will use net user "<username>" <password> /add /fullname:"<username>" I now need to ...
2
votes
1answer
475 views

Limit number of concurrent user logins in Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

Is there the possibility to limit Active Directory users' max concurrent login sessions? I've read many articles and discussions about the solution, but none of them seem to be working. Many had ...
1
vote
4answers
386 views

Is it a bad practice to turn on multiple sessions for same user account?

We have 4-5 people technicians using a server and as they share a single user account, one person logging in ends the RDP session for someone else. Which would be a better practice - Using multiple ...
0
votes
1answer
247 views

Enforce Profile Path Windows Server 2008

Is there a way to enforce a profile path in active directory on win server 08 (or set a default one) so that when a user is added the profile path is automatically filled in in the profile tab. The ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

Creating web service users in a workgroup environment

For a Windows 2008 Server running in a Workgroup envrionment (no Active Directory), is it possible to create users for the purpose of authentication in a web service application that DO NOT have a GUI ...
1
vote
2answers
364 views

Add permissions for a usergroup to all domainprofiles (roaming profiles) on server 2008 R2

This is our current situation: We have an active directory with Server 2008 R2 and roaming profiles which is currently in use (old server), and we have a new Server 2008 R2. We already set up a new AD ...
2
votes
1answer
485 views

Disable non admin users to logon

I have installed Windows Server 2008 @ my office, I have created 2 admin accounts and one user account(publicly shared to all team members for backup of their data on some shared folders). They are ...
0
votes
1answer
698 views

Create a Bulk user creation script on Windows Server 2008

The script below (create_user_list.bat) loops and creates 30 users. It works well on Windows Server2003 but is breaking on Server 2008. The error that is received is 'System error 5 has occured. ...
1
vote
3answers
60 views

Best user group for developer domain users

What is the best user group for Visual Studio 2010 developers? Now we have added them as Member of Domain Users but under certain situations they need admin account. We would like to give them more ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Disable temporary user profile on workstations in a Windows 2008 env

I have a Windows 2008 domain with +/- 27 workstations. The users have all roaming profiles, but this doesn't work sometimes. What results in that the user is logging in with a temp user profile ...
0
votes
1answer
194 views

Windows Server 2008 extremely limited user

I have a couple AWS windows 2008 instances that are about to go into production but I need them to be load tested first. We found an overseas group to do the load testing but they want to be able to ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

What is the difference between Features in Server level and site level in IIS7.5

I am having trouble connecting with IIS_manager created users to my default FTP site. I followed the guide at http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/321/configure-ftp-with-iis-7-manager-authentication/ (as ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Trouble creating FTP in Server 2008

I have been trying to create an FTP server on my new Server 2008. I have been following both (very detailed and highly published here guides) For setting up using IIS Manager ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

My useraccount gets permanently locked by someone

My admin-account in our Datacenter get's permanently locked and I have to unlock it again and again with our general Datacenter-Administrator. I want it to stop, but I don't know who locks my account ...
0
votes
2answers
866 views

Startup Script + Local System user = no functional program UI

I currently have a group policy startup script (CMD file). It runs during startup, as expected, but there is no UI for the program the script invokes. For example purposes, let's say I have this ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Change Date Format for Existing Users on Windows Server 2008R2

How do you change the date format settings on Windows Server 2008R2 for existing domain users, without recreating their local profile or manually setting the format by giving them temporary admin ...
1
vote
2answers
730 views

Creating security permissions for a non-domain-member user in Windows Server 2008

I apologize in advance for incorrect use of terminology, as I'm not an IT person by trade. I'm doing some remote work via a VPN for a client and I need to add some DCOM Service security permissions ...
1
vote
4answers
3k views

Finding Locked Out Users

Active Directory up to 2008 network (our servers are a mix of 2008, 2003...) I'm looking for a quick way to query AD to find out what users are locked out, preferably from a batch or script file, to ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

One vs. many domain user accounts in a server farm

We are in a migration process of a group of related computers (Intranet servers, SQL, application servers of one application) to a new domain. In the past we used one domain user account for every ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

How can I automatically create a folder, assign a home folder and logon script automatically after a new User is created?

Usually I create a new user, then set the home folder, logon script, etc... Is it possible in Active Directory when I create a new AD user object, that it goes out to my share drive and automatically ...
1
vote
2answers
88 views

How to install the same user on two different servers?

I have two Windows Server 2008 servers. 1) Is a web server 2) is a db server I need to use Windows authentication to access the db server, therefore I need to create a new user on both machines. ...
0
votes
2answers
7k views

FTP Error 530, User cannot log in, home directory inaccessible

I've been tasked with setting up an FTP directory for a client of ours. I'm new to the whole server area so I'm fairly unfamiliar with how to do this. I'm working from a Windows 2008 Server with IIS ...
1
vote
2answers
126 views

Should I use Organisational Units or Groups in Server 2008?

At the company I am doing work for at the moment I am setting up a new server. It's going to be running Microsoft Server 2008 and be used as a domain controller with the DNS pointing to OpenDNS for ...
1
vote
1answer
111 views

Delete windows profiles with similar names using a batch file or script

I’m on a Windows 2008 server and would like to delete 15 users (user1 till user15) without having to do this by hand. After deleting them completely I’d like to readd them (again, with a script) and ...
1
vote
3answers
959 views

Windows Workgroup to Domain Migration

We have a Windows network running in Workgroup mode with no server. There are around 14 machines on the network so it's clearly time we moved to a SBS 2008 server in domain mode. My question ...
1
vote
0answers
570 views

least privilege account for WinRM remote calls on Windows 2008 Server

ServerFault Windows experts: please consider the following use case: I have 2 Windows 2008 Server SP2 boxes let’s call them – SOURCE, CLIENT. On SOURCE: I create a new user called 'normal'. Just a ...
4
votes
4answers
12k views

Windows Server 2008/R2: Change the maximum UserName length?

Is there any way to change the standard 20 character UserName maximum length restriction for local accounts? (Server 2008 R2 to be specific)
2
votes
2answers
241 views

Make 'Log On To' Active Directory setting permanent

In Active Directory (Windows EBS Server 2008 testing envionment), I have set a user the ability to log onto all computers. (Eg: Properties of User -> Account tab -> Log On To button -> Select All ...
0
votes
3answers
790 views

Stop users from logging-in locally

How can I stop users from logging in locally and force them login the domain. Some users are still logging in locally which we used prior to our recent conversion. I need to stop this immediately. ...
0
votes
1answer
114 views

Is there a way to set a path specific to a user …?

I have a lab of developers that jump from workstation to workstation due to development and Debugging in a live production state (Robotics). I have one developer who is wanting to test a new compiler ...
1
vote
2answers
373 views

How do I limit the number of remote desktop connections per user (Win 2008)

When I remote desktop into my server I would like to be connected to an existing session or be prevented from connecting as that user so I don't have multiple unknown sessions floating around. I have ...
1
vote
1answer
886 views

Windows 2008 Group Policy Setting? - Migration Headache

I have a small domain of users that I just migrated from a linux domain running open-ldap. Our new servers are running Windows 2008 Standard. I've installed Active Directory and everything is ...
1
vote
1answer
650 views

Multiple user-account creation

I'm running a workshop and I have a Windows 2008 server, I want to allow my students (nearly 90) to upload some of their work to the server via ftp. They are not part of any Active Directoy, so which ...