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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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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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Update Windows 2000 server standard to Windows 2000 server professional with AD

I have a Windows 2000 Server Standard Edition server (that's right, standard) on a home network with three systems doing basic file/print sharing (and a few other services). Until recently the ...
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How to enable Automatic Logon for a computer in Windows Domain?

I need to setup publicly available computer to perform automatic log on using domain credentials when powering on. When it was not a domain member this option was available on control userpasswords2 ...
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Can I get all active directory passwords in clear text using reversible encryption? [closed]

EDIT: Can anybody actually answer the question? Thanks, I don't need no audit trail, I WILL know all the passwords and users can't change them and I will continue to do so. This is not for hacking! ...
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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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Auto create new directory for new user on Windows File Server

On our network we give each user a network share at \\fileserver\users\username. These are intentionally NOT set up as their home directory, and are instead mapped by a login script every time the ...
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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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Netdom to restore machine secret

I have a number of virtual machines that have not been switched on for over a month, and some others which have been rolled back to an older state. They are members of a domain, and have expired their ...
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What are the advantages of adding a Mac to Active Directory?

I was surprised to learn (from this question: How to add a Mac to Windows Active Directory) that you could add a Mac to AD. What are the advantages of doing so?
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How to add a Mac to Windows Active Directory

I've gone into the Directory Utility on the mac, clicked on the services tab, entered the Active Directory Domain and Computer ID, clicked the Bind button and it showed a little status label which ...
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What is the best way to allow a domain user to start and stop services on the machine?

What is the best way to allow a domain user to start and stop services on the machine? The domains user cannot be made admin.
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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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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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Security between separate corporate networks - sharing internal ASP.NET app?

Here is my situation. I have an ASP.NET web app hosted in IIS inside of a large corporate network in the U.S. The site uses the currently logged in user's windows name for security - so it looks at ...
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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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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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Using Firefox in Windows Domain Environment?

Is anyone successfully using Firefox 3 in a Windows domain? By "successfully" I mean deploying via AD, configuring via GPO (especially setting network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris), default ...
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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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Feasability of running a Virtual Network [closed]

I used to run an Active Directory domain on my home network, but have since migrated back to a plain old Workgroup. However, since my job is in .NET software development, I'd like to be able to work ...
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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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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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Is there a tool that lets an end user manage attributes in Active Directory?

There are attributes in Active Directory such as manager and telephone numbers which can get out of date quickly. Is there an open source or inexpensive tool that can help with management of these ...
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How do I migrate a Windows 2008 Domain Controller to another computer?

I have single server acting as a domain controller. It is running Windows 2008 Standard edition. What steps are required to migrate this domain to another computer running Windows 2008? I'd like a ...
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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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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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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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Are there any tools to do change management with Active Directory / Group Policy?

We seem to be having a lot of problems related to "forgetting some mundane detail" while managing our Group Policy settings in Active Directory, so I am curious as to whether there are any well-...
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Alternatives to Active Directory

Is there any good alternatives for active directory? To clarify, after deploying and maintaining many Windows-only sites all using Active Directory, I started to wonder why I never thought twice ...
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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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Are there any decent 3rd party search tools for AD?

I'm a bit spoiled by the search tools in SAPs Common User Administration (CUA), and I want to find something similar for Microsoft Active Directory (and, if possible for Information Lifecycle Manager, ...
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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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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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Solaris 10 authentication in an AD world

I'm beginning to tire of maintaining individual system files on my increasing number of Solaris servers (was 2, now 10 and growing strong). I'm looking at the Sun Java Directory Server as a non NIS/...
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What tools exist for identity management w/ Active Directory? [closed]

What products do you use to manage identity propagation in your environment? For example, Joe gets hired at the company. HR inputs Joe's profile in the HR employee management application. A ticket ...
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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 (...
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Cisco PIX connected to Active Directory for VPN

I have a Cisco PIX 515E that is currently acting as office's router. We have an MS domain, and utilize MS VPN for remote access. I would like to use the Cisco VPN functionality built into the PIX ...
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What's the best way to migrate from a Windows NT domain to Windows 2000/2003 domain?

I have an old Windows NT domain in need to upgrade to Windows 2000/2003 Active Directory. There is one PDC and two BDCs. What should my next steps be?
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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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At what point does a domain suit a network better than a workgroup?

At what point does a domain suit a network better than a workgroup? Is there a threshold below which a domain is simply too much work for benefits gained? Is there a point after which a workgroup is ...
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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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Using AD to block access to certain websites between certain times

Is there a way that AD can be used to block access to certain websites (e.g. Facebook) between certain times? Ideally I'd like to only to be available at (say) lunchtimes. (I can live with the fact ...
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What's the modern way to open a URL during logon?

Currently I am using this vbs script during logon to a Windows desktop: Set oIE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application") ' This creates a Internet Explorer window oIE.Left = -5000 ...
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Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller Missing IUSR account

We have a Windows Server 2008 box running as a secondary domain controller, our primary domain controller is a Windows Server 2003 machine and both the domain and forest functional levels are set to ...
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Why does my global address book take up to a day to update when adding or removing users?

I'm currently an admin at a company and am part of a windows domain with two Primary Domain Controllers in different locations connected via a vpn, There is at least one backup domain controller in ...