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I'm a software engineer and system administrator at the University of Maryland.


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accepted Permit Outlook user to send from email address in a different domain
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comment Permit Outlook user to send from email address in a different domain
@HopelessN00b, I imagine people who work at IEEE, and perhaps those with other affiliations, have bona fide email accounts there. The aliases are a service IEEE provides (as one example) to journal editors who would already have an email account with their home institution.
Aug
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comment Permit Outlook user to send from email address in a different domain
@HopelessN00b, IEEE provides an alias service that redirects mail to a real account; they don't provide a real email account.
Aug
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comment Permit Outlook user to send from email address in a different domain
As a work-around (which is perhaps the best solution), that's what we're doing now. But I've been asked whether it's possible to do what I described. Thanks.
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asked Permit Outlook user to send from email address in a different domain
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comment Finding all files in NTFS with specific user or group in ACL
Finally getting back to this. So that's not a bad solution, but the problem I run into is that it fails for filenames containing wildcard characters, e.g.: Get-Acl : The specified wildcard pattern is not valid: foo[bar.txt I've tried escaping $fname before I use it in the call to Get-Acl, but so far (using "-replace '[[]]', '``$0'", for example) without success.
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comment Running a Script on Active Directory Domain Member PCs without Reboot or Logon
The script isn't malicious (see my comment to Avery Payne). I'd rather visit the desktops involved than ask all my users to run a script. Some are admins, some aren't.
Jun
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comment Running a Script on Active Directory Domain Member PCs without Reboot or Logon
Don't worry, I'm not offended. In general, I want to be able to run scripts to query the configuration of individual workstations in potentially arbitrary ways. In this specific case, I have a relatively small subset of workstations with a particular piece of commercial software that uses a registry setting to store the location of a shared network license. I want to run REG query on each workstation to see which workstations have that key. I will use an adm template via GPO to push a new value of that key to those clients, and then I want to query the registry again to see if it worked.
Jun
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comment Running a Script on Active Directory Domain Member PCs without Reboot or Logon
Clients are not connecting via VPN. As described in another comment, we have multiple offices (each with multiple workstations) in several buildings on a university network. The university charges a fee per IP per month, so NAT'ing routers were placed in the offices to save money. This was not my decision.
Jun
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comment Running a Script on Active Directory Domain Member PCs without Reboot or Logon
Answering in multiple comments. Although I didn't install the routers, they are all configured identically. So yes, multiple workstations in the domain may have the same RFC1918 address (192.168.1.234, say). The workstations are configured to use the University DNS servers, and do not register their IP back to the server. This doesn't appear to have created a problem.
Jun
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comment Running a Script on Active Directory Domain Member PCs without Reboot or Logon
E-mailing users and asking them to run the script isn't really an option. Yes, it is painful. The University charges us a monthly fee per IP (currently $7, ramping up $1/yr to $14/month ultimately), so the decision was made to save money by NAT'ing. We don't control the network closets, so it's done on a per-room basis. Even behind the router, workstations can communicate with the domain. For example, clients poll for GPO updates.
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comment Running a Script on Active Directory Domain Member PCs without Reboot or Logon
@Tony: Yes, they're all members of the domain.
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revised Running a Script on Active Directory Domain Member PCs without Reboot or Logon
added description of network topology
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comment Running a Script on Active Directory Domain Member PCs without Reboot or Logon
@Tony: No, I can't ping them. Can only get as far as the public-facing side of each in-office router.