Questions tagged [active-directory]

A Microsoft technology that constitutes an LDAP directory service with centralized management functionality for user accounts, computer accounts, groups, and configuration management across many Windows servers and desktops.

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Set up delegation trust for domain user

I have a domain user account (in mydomain.com, let's say) that is set to be the logon account for numerous instances of SQL Server 2005 on multiple machines. I want to have this domain account (not ...
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Migrating users and machines to a new domain

Due to an acquisition of several smaller organizations we now have to migrate users and their machines (Windows 2000 & XP Pro) from their old domains (NT & 2000) to a 2003 domain. What are ...
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Mapping AD Domain users to Linux Users Issue

I have setup a RHEL5 server that is running samba & winbind. I am also using the 'username map' feature to map all my Linux user accounts to their AD user accounts. The Windows users can map to ...
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How to tell what time a domain user logged in?

In the "Security" event log on a Windows 2003 domain controller, I see several entries of event 540 -- "Successful Network Logon" averaging a few minutes apart throughout the day. Is the first one of ...
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New-QADUser CmdLet not adding UserPrincipalName when called in PowerShell

I am trying to import users into AD using a CSV file, PowerShell, and Quest's AD CmdLets. When the users are added the UserPrincipleName is not added. Here is a sample CSV: FirstName,LastName,...
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GLPi does not import AD details but authenticates just fine

I've installed an OCS/GLPI configuration using RHEL5. I've configured GLPI to authenticate to our AD, which it does, however, none of the AD user details appear after logging in. It will create the ...
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Any issues with running VMware server on an Active directory server

I am in the proccess of setting up a few virtual servers and i decided that our active directory server has the most free resources currently but when i started the install it returned a warning ...
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MS SQL 2005 — backing up to a shared directory

I have a SQL 2005 virtual machine running Windows 2003 on a 2008 server under hyper-v and I need to start backing up my databases to a shared folder. I have created similar backup jobs in other ...
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Applying Group Policy to Cross-OU Collections

Are there other ways in Active Directory to organize computer objects for Group Policy application besides OU? How could one apply a policy only to certain computers in many disparate OUs? I'm ...
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Moving roaming profiles on a W2k3 with AD?

I'm having a bit of trouble with disk usage on a Windows 2003 Server with AD using roaming profiles. Turns out the users Outlook related files (.ost, .pst and .tmp files) gets saved in their roaming ...
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Windows 2003 DC kicks users off intermittantly, why?

I have a windows 2003 domain in mixed mode alongside a win2k server as secondary. My users will be browsing the files on the data share when suddenly, windows returns the following error: \\...
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Windows: Can domain controllers also serve other functions?

This question was a discussion about whether Active Directory is necessary to run Terminal Services. But a chain of answers and comments (mostly by me) brought up a related question around Domain ...
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How to restrict user language on login?

We have a set of Windows 2003 Terminal servers with Windows MUI packs installed. The servers belong to a Windows AD domain TERDOMAIN. All the users who access the servers belong to the AD domain ...
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How is software deployed via Active Directory?

What are the steps required for deploying a software package via Active Directory / GPO?
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Mounting Linux user home directories on CIFS server

I was wondering about peoples experiences with mounting users home directories from an Active Directory authenticated CIFS server under Linux. Preferably the mount would be accomplished upon login ...
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Account lockout

I have an an account which is being periodically locked out on our network (once a day roughly). We use active directory, with multiple domains, spread across hundreds of servers. How can I find out ...
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What important group-policy settings should I configure in Active Directory? [closed]

We have a number of important settings enabled (password changes, screen-locks etc), but I'm sure there's loads more really useful settings that we could enable. Any suggestions would be gratefully ...
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Backup of Active Directory

What is/are the best way(s) of backuping up the Active Directory on a regular basis? Background: We have a small system with 2 Win2003 Domain controller. We have periodic backups of these machines, ...
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Users vs. Active Directory Users

What's the difference between users and active directory users in Windows Small Business Server 2003? Which should I use to manage user accounts under which circumstances?
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Configure Exchange to failover to second Active Directory Server

I have Exchange 2003 servers and two Windows 2003 domain controllers. None of the Exchange servers are domain controllers. Both domain controllers are in the same 'site' and have global catalog ...
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Internal Name Resolution

We recently migrated our work environment from a Server 2003 server running Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP to Server 2008. When we did this, something got messed up and now I can't join a machine to ...
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Looking for the best way to configure my server [closed]

I'm in the process of changing the network in my company. I'd like to make it work with a domain name, DNS server using Active Directory. The server will work on Windows 2008 Server. How do I choose ...
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Can't take full control of my domain and add a new server

I "inherited" a domain where I have the following situation: A - the domain currently in use (Server 2003/2000) B - an older sibling domain, not used anymore, whose servers were dismantled some time ...
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How do I add a cloned VM to Active Directory without conflicting with other clones?

I'm not sure of the exact terminology here as I'm not a network pro but I've run into this issue a couple of times as a developer. Edits encouraged! If I create a virtual machine on a desktop and add ...
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Active Directory Security List

Is there a way to make a Security List in Active Directory not also act as a Distribution List?
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Will the DNS Forward Lookup Zone recreate itself if I delete it?

Here is my situation: I have inherited a Windows 2003 domain with only 1 domain controller, we'll call it DC1. DC1 is also the DNS, DHCP and Exchange server for this organization. DC1 was ...
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Remote web access to network

My company does presently use SSLExplorer top give customers access to terminal servers and other network resources. As 3sp closed down the source and sold out to Barracuda there are no more updates ...
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Centrally install a software in Windows Domain Network

How does this generally work? Are logon scripts used? If yes, is there a standard script to trigger installation of softwares when a client logs on? (an example could really help) Or is another ...
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Can a Mac with OS X 10.5 (Leopard) authenticate with a Windows 2008 domain?

I would like to have my MacBook Pro authenticate against Active Directory running on Windows 2008. A couple of years ago I tried to set this up between OS X 10.4 and Windows 2003 but I wasn't ...
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Intranet application for Windows Domain Network - General guidelines to follow

I am building an intranet application for a Windows Domain based network. It is a client-server application - the server being an ASP .NET web application and the clients - .NET 2.0 based desktop ...
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Reference to all users/groups in Active Directory

I am working with an application that allows security to a hierarchy of folders to be set through Active Directory. I have run into an issue with the application where it seems that the default ...
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Limiting Active Directory logons on a particular machine

My university is switching from a Novell based logon system to Active Directory. One of the 'features' IT is advertising is the ability for any user to log onto any machine. This is fine for ...
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Disable requiring authentication to bind in Active Directory

By default Active Directory requires authentication for all but the simplest searches. What's the recommended way to disable this policy? (I searched, but found only a few nonspecific Microsoft blog ...
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How do I put a computer into an Active Directory machine group?

How do I put a computer into an Active Directory machine group? I have server INTRANET1 and it needs to be in the intranet.gpo.mg machine group. ** EDIT ** So, I used the dsa.msc tool to search for ...
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How to map Windows network drives in Mac OS X (Leopard / Tiger)?

I've got a couple of MacBooks that I'd like to be able to read / write files on a shared network drive within a Windows Active Directory network. What's the best way of doing this? Also, one of the ...
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Enabling internet connectivity through software

I want to make my network Active Directory controlled. I want to enable internet connectivity in my client computers through some kind of startup/logon script. How do I achieve this? Thanks
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Network or Active Directory Required Resources Not Available

Using Microsoft System Center I continually have the following errors. Alert: Network or Active Directory Required Resources Not Available Source: DC-SMS01.hq.gratisinc.com Path: Last modified by: ...
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Where are Directory Utility's logs on OSX?

I'm trying to debug an ActiveDirectory binding problem, but I can't seem to find the log files for Directory Utility. Anyone know where they are?
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Vista Business doesn't cache domain credentials

I'm using Vista Business (SP1) as a client and a Samba Server (Debian) as a domain controller. I can login without troubles into the domain when I'm connected to the LAN, but when I'm offline, I get ...
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Word macro to create telephone list from active directory

Is there a macro or little appliaction that allows our secretary to print a new phone list, but the data should come from active directory?
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Remove Domain Server

A contract employee added a domain server to our network. When it was caught he had already reformatted the server but did not remove it as a domain server. How do we remove the server from Active ...
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Switch AD from mixed mode to native mode?

My network administrator would like to switch Active Directory from mixed mode to native mode and has asked me if that would affect our primary Windows Form application. The application accesses AD ...
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How do I (or is it possible) to configure SSL Certificates for ADAM to self-renew

I have an environment of Windows Server 2003 machines that are running ADAM (Active Directory Application Mode) over SSL. The SSL certificates that are installed on the machines are created using our ...
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Multiple AD sites in single Hyper-V host and physical network

So i use real server hardware at home, but since I am not rich, I can largely just afford one and hope to upgrade the disks and memory on just this single unit. Now comes a challenge that I do not ...
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User unable to connect to network shares

I have a user is no longer able to access all mapped network drives/shares. He was able to access them in the past. Error message indicates drive not found. Other network services are operable (...