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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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Domain & Active Directory Migration [closed]

We just acquired a very small company, what is the best and easiest way to integrate a small domain to our own domain?
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Creating a Domain Behind a Router [closed]

My current network configuration includes multiple computers in addition to a server that are all currently connected to a router. Is there anything in addition to setting up a Domain Controller that ...
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Metro UI apps in Windows 8 does not work after joining to domain in Active Directory [closed]

I have installed Windows 8 recently and I created a Live account. Before joining to my domain, all apps in Metro UI works fine (Mail, Calendar, People, SkyDrive, ...). After joining to domain, they ...
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Seeking central user management software [closed]

I work in a startup company and recently the number of pieces of software we use started to increase. Because all of them introduce their own user databases I started looking for a solution that could ...
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Powershell Remoting in For my AD Account Alone

I am pretty new to ServerFault and apologize if I am following any of the processes incorrectly in any way.... I have only worked a little with the basics of Powershell. I am looking for a secure way ...
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What exactly domainprep does?

Primarily forestprep does schema update. Similarly search for 'domainprep' but not able to find appropriate answer for why it is used? Can anyone help me out. Thanks.
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Connect to Active Directory from outside [duplicate]

I've created an Active Directory Domain Controller on a Windows Server 2012 hosted on AWS and gave it a domain name dev.insidetest.com Now I am trying to undestand how to join my local computer to ...
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How do I control domain computer idle lock timeout via GPO?

Everything I find online makes reference to screen savers, but we don't use screen savers... our displays go to sleep, therefore, I don't want to "force" a screen saver, etc... I'd simply like to ...
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How many members can be added to a group in AD?

How many members can be added to a Security group in AD ? Nesting or members .The total count that a group can hold the AD users.
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Use alternative Active Directory server to gain administrative privileges [closed]

I have this idea, just want to see if it is implementable or not. Let say I have my office laptop, with no administrator privileges, using example domain ASDF Can I set at my home, another AD server ...
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In AD how to get groups the workstation is a member of from the workstation itself? [closed]

If I'm at the domain controller (in the Active Directory) to find out what groups the "XPSP3-A" workstation is a member of, I do: dsquery computer "CN=XPSP3-A,CN=Computers,DC=pvk,DC=local" -name ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 change domain

I ran whoami on a power console and it said that my domain was "mycomputername/username" (mycomputername = the actual computer name) Anyhow how do I change it so it displays my domain/username ...
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Sharing an Internet connection for Active Directory users through a domain controller? [closed]

Requirement: I have two NICs in my server (DC). Frist NIC - WAN (static IP address) Second NIC - LAN (static for Active Directory users to join) I need to share the Internet connection from the ...
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How to use multiple User login name to authenticate to AD - UPN

How can I assign multiple User login names to an AD user so he/she can authenticate seamlessly? Here's an example: User name 1: FJohnson User name 2: domain\Fjohnson User name 3: FJohnson@domain.com ...
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Configure Active Directory on Windows 7 [closed]

I am to configuring Active Directory on Windows 7. I have followed this link and installed AD LDS. But i am unable to create a new user in the active directory. Also, I am able to browse the ...
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Retrieving Active Directory Users with no Email address [closed]

There are 1000+ users in AD. Some random users accounts (approx. 400) are created without Email address. Now I need to retrieve all those users in an Excel file who are there without Email Address. ...
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“Hide” an Active Directory domain in an open network [closed]

I would like to have a stand-alone Active Directory deployment within an open network in a way that it isn't visible as a logon option or a workgroup to other, non-joined computers. The plan so far ...
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Modifying bulk user account attributes in AD

We created around 1,000 users but the first name, last name, display name, and logon name are all in uppercase. Now we are having a hard time changing all of these manually. Is there a way to we can ...
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settings up active directory accessible from the internet [closed]

For my small company i want to setup a domain controller I want users to be able to access the domain controller from their laptops via the internet. I need the DC for policies & management of ...
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Configuring the GPO: Computer and User Configuration [closed]

What is the difference between the two configuration? When to use or configure these configuration in a AD Domain? Does the individual affect each other? What is the best practice when configuring ...
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Change computer (AD member) password on second computer (VM with the same SID) [closed]

I have a laptop that is connected to an AD. It tends to be slow so I converted it to a VMWare virtual machine that I can run on my home office desktop. The VM has the same SID as the physical machine. ...
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How to auto run a program on the client side after connecting to AD domain? [closed]

How to run a program on the client desktop after connecting to Active Directory domain ?
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How to apply Default wallpaper to clients in Active Directory [closed]

I have one Dell poweredge 1850 server running on server 2012. I installed ADDS and Make one OU in it then i make users (approx 20) and then move all users to OU. But know when i tried to manage the ...
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Active directory user's password expire when never login

Is there any way to expire password when a user never logins for 3 0r 4 days in active directory.Basically user cant login when user absent for 3 or 4 days.
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Unable to change the workgroup of the server to domain name [closed]

I am unable to change the workgroup of the server to my domain name on the DC The following is the error i get... Note: This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are not ...
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My MS AD server hangs without any information [closed]

At Random times my Microsoft AD Server gets totally frozen (but i can see that the cursor moves freely and num lock status is also fine but on the screen i dont see anything other than the background)....
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Is Active Directory backup as flexible as OpenLDAPs or 389-ds's?

With 389-ds I can export my entire directory using db2ldif and import it into a new directory server using ldif2db without any issues; even in catastrophic failure situations. Now, the question is ...
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Removing File Services Role From A Domain Controller [closed]

Someone in my office install the file service role on the domain controller, while trying to remove the role for the domain controller. I get the message that I have to remove the active directory ...
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Create a domain on server to have all users on it + shared SQL Server 2012 [closed]

I'm new to Active Directory Domain Services and to Windows Servers in general. I created a domain on Windows Server 2008 R2 using AD DS and I joined all company's PCs to this domain. Now what I want ...
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How much time needed to merge two Active Directory ( >2500 users each)?

Call to IT Company one of them said 3 month, another said 1 hour... And all saing different story about proper merging. Please advice. Thanks
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How to allow standard user access windows server locally [closed]

We've setup first Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials edition. Our office is small & sometimes fellow users may use server as a workstation. By default, only Administrative accounts can login ...
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Changing user passwords in Windows Domain Controller [closed]

Suppose that users in a domain aunthenticate using windows domain controller. How can the administrator of the windows domain controller change the passwords of users? Does this require user's ...
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Rename Windows Domain User

Any suggestions on renaming a user's domain account? I need to rename the account and make sure their profile folder reflects the change.
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Can I log into a Domain account without pointing DNS to the domain controller? [closed]

My situation is as follows: I have a Windows 2003 Domain Controller which is also my DNS server. I have 10 Windows XP Pro PC's which all login to domain accounts. I am about the forward my DNS ...
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There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request error [closed]

I've seen this question being asked many times on this site, but I've yet to find a fix to this. Anyway, my laptop is a part of the company's (whose employee I am) domain. The laptop was given to me ...
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Why is Active Directory so big and confusing? [closed]

Am I the only person who feels this way? Active Directory is a staple in business networks and it clearly provides some important services like single sign on and DNS integration and directory ...
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Store user My Documents folder on server [closed]

EDIT: Rephrased this question to convey the message precisely. A user, (user1) use to login into multiple computers on the domain using his password, say (user1/password1) He needs My Documents, ...
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Time on Windows servers out and won't stay corrected

I have a bunch of windows servers that are VM's running on a group of hypervisors, all in a domain environment. Its a mix of Server 2012 R2 and Server 2016 For some reason the clock is out by about 7 ...
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10 questions about active directory :) [closed]

I am setting up a network with about 20 computers, 10 servers and 3 printers. But there are quite a few things Im not sure about. So here goes... I have read that it's good practice to have two ...
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Is There An Active Directory Alternative [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Are Some Good Open Source Alternatives to Active Directory? Is there an alternative (preferably FREE/Open Source) to Active Directory. Either managed via Windows or Linux ...
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AD PDC and SDC domain [closed]

We have PDC and SDC on our network. I need clarification if our PDC server fail due to server fault, how to make SDC as acting PDC. What is the purpose of two DC's on same network. If PDC fail SDC ...
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Dc Replication issue when on one of the Dc moved to another location [closed]

We have one Domain controller in Dallas office and other 2 in Chicago. An administrator in Chicago moved 1 domain controller to Salt lake, now the problem starts here Chicago location and salt lake ...
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Active directory one specific account locked out continuously [closed]

one specific account locked out continuously, we have checked antivirus updation also scan no virus so please suggest Server Windows server 2003 client windows 7 pro
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DNS configuration for numerous departments [closed]

I have two departments in my network. In each department I have DC with running website. I need to configure DNS to work at this way: If I go to website1.somedomain.com from department1 it sends me ...
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How to set up Active Directory in windows 7? [closed]

I just installed Remote Server Administrative Tools (RSAT) on windows 7, and turned features on as mentioned in the installation guide. Now the Administrative Tools have been installed and ...
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How can I find what permissions I have on the domain? [closed]

I just got a summer job in a camp. Among other things, I'm supposed to be able to create domain users, join computers to the domain, create a file share, backups, etc. For reasons unknown to me, they ...
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Windows domain user logon without connection [closed]

How to let a user logon to a computer behind a domain without connection to Domain controller? What i mean is that i need a notebook to work with its domain user also outside the domain network. Can i ...
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If my server PDC Emulater is down then how to re up PDC again functioning? [closed]

My pdc emulater is down so plz guide me how to bring up pdc and it working fine. This question also asking many time from interviewer. so plz guide me all total way to solve this.
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What is the maximum number of administrator accounts that can be created in a Windows Active Directory domain?

I have seen 4 to 5 Administrator accounts in a domain. What is the upper limit on the number of administrator user accounts can be created in a domain?
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Forgot my old password. How can I recover it? [closed]

I am an AD admin. I changed my colleague's password. He is also a user in active directory. Is there any way to see his old password? I need to set his old password back. I don't want him to know that ...