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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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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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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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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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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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How do enterprises generally centrally manage their networks? [closed]

This is specific to Windows domain based networks. Is there a popular 3rd party software for central management of the network - as in for managing installations, patches, updates, remote power-on, ...
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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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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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Troubleshooting Group Policies?

we built a plain Windows 2008 Server park a few months back, and set up a few Group Policies. Most of them seem to work fine, but once in a while I have the feeling that one or more have not been ...
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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 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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What is important to document in an active directory server?

Later this year I will be handing over support of my church’s active directory servers to someone else and would like to know what kind of information is important to document and share. Are there any ...
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How to automate configuration of roaming profile paths for newly-created domain users in Windows Server 2003?

How do I setup Windows Server 2003 to default newly created domain users to be configured with a roaming profile path? Let's say I have roaming profiles stored at the path \server\profiles. Is there ...
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How do I change a forgotten domain admin password on Windows Server 2003?

I've tried the SRVANY trick documented here. After rebooting 3 times into Directory Service Restore mode and tweaking the settings, I have not been able to log-in successfully. So, I'm not having ...
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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 ...