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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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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 ...