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Q: windows 7 active directory

Users are complaining that when they move from one computer to next in an active directory network they can not see there files when they choose there login under network.

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Preferred Solution: windows 7 active directory

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I installed ATA in my environment yesterday and the server alerted me to my AADSync server.  I allowed the activity, but I'm wondering if it is best practice to install the (Lightweight) Gateway on the AADSync server?
AADSync server is running Windows 2008 R2 without any roles installed.  Microsoft Azure AD Connect is the only service running on this server.

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Hi guys!
Now, you know active directory can be installed in many OS's. So how do I install it in Windows 7? I don't want to download anything because I have my Windows Server 2003 R2 Installation CD. I found dcpromo.exe, but I don't know how to install it! Even the
same for Sharepoint services. If I try to install SharePoint services for my CD, it just says this message:

"Windows SharePoint services has a known compatibility issue with Windows 7"
You guys know any hack or tweet to run dcpromo, or sharepoint setup in Windows 7?

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I have a very small AD setup at home with an EON Storage NAS which is a build of OpenSolaris. I didn't do nearly as much testing up front as I wanted to, but it seemed to be a pretty solid OS. The problem I'm having now is the lack of OpenSolaris knowledge I have when trying to optimize performance.

Are there any NAS OSs out there that anyone recommends that:

Perform well with Windows
Have AD integrated permissions
Uses ZFS

I'm running a Cisco (not linksys) gigabit LAN that should be very capable of supporting full speeds. I'm currently getting very slow transfer rates between my current NAS and my windows 7 clients (~10MB/s sustained). That's from a windows 7x64 mirrored SATA disk to a 4 disk RAIDZ ZFS datastore via a gigabit LAN. I am also experiencing dropouts of the solaris box during transfers that I am starting to think are compatibility issues between windows and the OpenSolaris box.

I plan to use this NAS for my VMWare datastore (either via iSCSI or NFS) as well as a media and file server (pictures, SD/HD Video, music). Any recommendations or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

TravisT

A:Best NAS for Windows 7 & Active Directory

For my VMWare environments, where a cheap NAS is in order, I use a Linux distro called OpenFiler. Has suited my needs very well. I believe that it can do AD integration, but I haven't done anything with it other than iSCSI VMFS systems.

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Is there a way to reset user's active directory pws from the command prompt in windows xp?
 

A:Active Directory and Windows XP

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Is there anyway to install Active Directory on Windows XP? I know you can set up windows to use IIS and turn it into a webserver but I wasn't sure about Active Directory. Thanks for anyone who can help.

Davis
 

A:Active Directory on Windows XP?

Anyone?
 

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Does anyone know how to re enable the administrator account in windows 2000 server active directory. When i try to logon it comes up saying account has been disabled. I can not log into active directory. i can log into safe mode.
 

A:Windows 2000 active directory

try this link although it is for windows 2003 server...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;814777

there's no harm in trying right!
 

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Is there a way to use Windows 7 X64 & use acctinfo.dll with Active Directory? I am unable to register the dll. I really use that tab a lot in AD Users & Computers & need to get it back asap. 

A:Windows 7 X64 & using acctinfo.dll with Active Directory

Hello networkgirl,I downloaded on my Windows 7 system(32 bit)It is showing the message that the dll is registered successfully.Try it out with 32 bit..Good Luck

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Is it required that you run Active Directory on Windows 2003 server if all of your nodes are workgroups?

I have a server running Windows 2003, 23 computers running Windows 2000 pro and XP Pro and two networked printers.

There are tons of errors in the Event log about DNS which installs with AD right?

Sorry if this is a dumb questions, I am very much a networking novice thrown in to get the job done...
 

A:Windows 2003 Server and Active Directory

You cannot have one installed on the server without the other. Your DNS errors are probably coming from not being able to update the DNS entries from the Internet. If your firewall or router is not forwarding DNS requests to the server this will also cause the errors.
 

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We have created a software which creates, deletes etc. users, groups & OU in Windows 2000 Active Directory. We used ADSI 2.5 SDK and uses VC++ programming. I want to create Group Policy through our software.

We cannot find any help on what functions or API`s to use for creating Group Policy.

Thanks and Regards
 

A:Windows 2000 Active Directory Programming

bump
 

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Hi
a computer with windows 7 pro plugged into microsoft domain. After every changing the password as a user in the domain is lost password to the email stored in Windows Live Mail ?.

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Hello,

I have a Win2k AD domain and I'm currently experiencing the 5788 and 5789 events regarding netlogon on one of my member servers. Here is the detail

5788
"Attempt to update HOST Service Principal Names (SPNs) of the computer object in Active Directory failed"

5789
"Attempt to update DNS Host Name of the computer object in Active Directory failed"

"Access is Denied" is the specific error reported within each.

The primary DNS suffix is correct and I'm logged onto this server with an account that has full local and domain admin privileges. Has anyone out there experienced anything like this before?
 

A:Windows 2000 Active Directory Issue

Check these Microsoft Articles they may help.

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 257734

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 258503

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 257623

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 329708

Good Luck!
 

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Hey, I'm about to pull my hair out. Perhaps you could help me.

I'm in an Active Directory environment with Windows XP machines running roaming profiles. We're upgrading to Windows 7 machines, and this begins the problem. I've joined the Windows 7 machines to the domain, and they allow users to log on, but migrating their profiles is not working properly.

I've attempted to deploy four machines so far. On two of them, I got the profiles to work. They don't work as they used to, where a local folder would be synced to the server; now the folders are accessed directly from the server, thus syncing is not necessary (ie. My Documents = \\main_server\User_Profiles\user\My Documents). I don't mind this at all, it's great.

The problem is getting Windows 7 to freaking do this. The users can always login, the question is whether the old profile data (Desktop/My Documents/etc...) loads. One machine worked with no hitches. Another required three reboots to migrate the profile settings. Now, the other two machines I'm using just create a blank profile and no amount of reboots make the profile convert. I don't see any difference in how I deployed the machines.

My question is how can I make the remaining Windows 7 machines convert their profile settings without infinite reboots and making myself bald?

-Eric
 

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CAn anyone please answer the following question?

What TCP / UDP Ports need to be "open" in a firewall to allow Windows 2000 Active Directory Replication (not IPSEC)?

Thanx
 

A:Windows 2000 Active Directory Replication

SMTP or mail-based replication (MBR) is limited to replication of the schema, configuration, and global catalog naming contexts in Windows 2000.
(KB# Q220140 & Q220938)
i hope this helps...
 

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I have a mail server and a file server. They're both using the windows 2003 now. My question is how do i synchronize active directory them eachother? It will save me alot of job by doing that. Right now, if i add a new user, i need to add to both mechine with the same login and password.
 

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two things here, im trying to disable the option to resize the taskbar and or move it around the desktop, i want to keep locked at the bottom of the desktop, i know the option is pretty simple in XP but i cant see it anywhere for w2k GPO? Second im trying to prevent users from rightclicking on the start button and trying to use explorer for browsing, how do i disable the option of rightclicking the start button??
 

A:Windows 2000 Active Directory + Group Policy

User config / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Windows Explorer
Disable Windows Explorer Default Context Menu.

User config / Administrative Templates / Desktop

All kinds of taskbar stuff in there.
 

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I am looking for a little help. Here is what I am looking to do:

I am working on a Windows 2003 server. It is a Domain Controller so it holds a copy of the Active Directory. I have several security groups created - no distribution groups. I have another sever that serves as the file server. I want to know if there is a way to pick a security group and find every file or directory that they have access to.

If anyone knows of anything please land a hand.

Thanks,
OnePCTech
 

A:Windows 2003 Active Directory Users/Groups

Yes. If you are administrator, use the administrative manual... it is all a matter of how you set it up.
 

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Hi All,

I have a Brother HL-2142 printer hooked up to my Windows 10 pro desktop. It does not matter what program I try to print from, the printer is always offline.

I have tried to add another printer but all I get is this message. "the active directory domain services is currently unavailable windows 10"

I've done a lot of research and tried several things, even downloaded a new driver, but I can't print anything.

Any thoughts?

Cheers

Rob

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how i can join existing active directory in windows server 2003?
i trying joining active directory via dcpromo but the error message write RPC server not available.
 

A:join active directory in windows server 2003

Er...do you want to join a computer to an existing active directory. Create a new domain. Create a forest or a tree? dcpromo will allow you to promote server 2003 to a domain controller
 

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i have a 30 PC network with 2 windows 2000 servers acting as domain controllers, lets call them DC1 and DC2. DC2 is no longer active (unrecoverable hardware failure). In the active directory of DC1 my secondary DC (DC2) still shows up. I can't seem to get it out of my DC1 active directory. Any suggestions on how to remove DC2 from active directory would be appreciated.
 

A:windows 2000 server active directory problems

This article may help.

How do I remove a domain controller from Active Directory after an unsuccessful demotion?

Good Luck!

MINz
 

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I have a laptop running Windows 7 Enterprise using bitlocker with TPM.  The laptop battery ran down and now after recharging the battery bitlocker is asking for the recovery key.  The problem is the key we saved when installing bitlocker doesn't
have the same key id.  Something has changed.  Any ideas on how to recover when the key id is not the same?

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Just set-up two windows 2003 server on two offices (A Office and B Office), both offices have been linked up by vpn all service/ports are opened on firewall.
server 2003-1 on A Office is the forest root domain cotroller , server 2003-2 on B Office is the additional server. the following message display when the replication occur on neither server 2003-1 nor server 2003-2 (Active Directory Sites and Services --> NTDS Setting):
"One or more of these Active Directory connections are between domain controllers in difference sites, Active Directory will attempt to replicate access these connection. For more information about how to verify please refer help and support."

does it an normal notification? in my past experience when replication within a site the message should be "Active Directory has replicated the connection"

i have checked the DNS both servers dns records replcated successully!!

thanks for ur advice~~
 

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Hi,

I purchased 2 new Dell OptiPlex 3010 desktop computers that came with Windows 7 Professional operating system with SP1. There were no Microsoft updates installed yet. After I added one of these Dell computers to the Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, I was not able to download several items. Below are several examples:

1) I downloaded the Norton anti-virus installation file. This file is not the full installation of Norton; it is more of a file where you execute it and it will download the full installation from the Internet like from their Norton web site. So when I executed this installation file, it does not download the full installation files. It just hung at the screen saying “Downloading” and it will finally stop with an error (don’t remember the error message).

Note: If I have the full Norton installation file then I am able to install it on this computer with no problems.

2) I downloaded the Adobe Reader installation file. This file is not the full installation of Adobe Reader; it is more of a file where you execute it and it will download the full installation from the Internet like from their Adobe web site. So when I executed this installation file, it hung at the downloading part and then it will error out with a “Actionlist Not Found” message.

Note: If I have the full Adobe Reader installation file then I am able to install it on this computer with no problems.

3) I installed Microsoft Office 2010 Standard version on this computer. I configured... Read more

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Hi all,
I am currently helping my company prototype automated Windows installation via network. I am using Server 2008r2 and Windows Deployment Services with Windows 7 as the
OS being installed on the client computer. Everything works fine EXCEPT joining the client PC to the domain. DNS is configured correctly, client computer is already prestaged in Active Directory Computers as the user "Client1" with a password of
"password". I have posted my unattend xml file and the relevant section of the Panther/UnattendGC setupact.log and setuperr.log files. 
Setupact.log:
2017-06-29 09:25:04, Info                         [DJOIN.EXE] Unattended
Join: Begin
2017-06-29 09:25:04, Info                         [DJOIN.EXE] Unattended
Join: Loading input parameters...
2017-06-29 09:25:04, Info                         [DJOIN.EXE] Unattended
Join: AccountData = [NULL]
2017-06-29 09:25:04, Info                         [DJOIN.EXE] Unattended
Join: UnsecureJoin = [NULL]
2017-06-29 0... Read more

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Hiya

The attached samples demonstrate how to locate domain controllers, change user passwords, list accounts, and create new user and computer accounts in Microsoft® Windows® 2000 from UNIX.

Each sample includes an executable that is built for the desired UNIX platform and a UNIX-style man page that documents the command usage.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...9a-0815-40eb-a957-e7c698225622&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

A:Windows 2000 Active Directory and Kerberos Services: June 22

How does Kerberos affect XP Home clients' accessibility to domain resources, or does it?
 

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When ever I run "DCPROMO" and go through the active dirctory for domain wizard it locks up after is asks me for the domain name. It will just sit and and go into not responding. Ocasionaly when I flush the DNS in the command prompt it lets me by and doent lock but that does not work all the time. If anyone knows why this occurs and has a remedy for this issue please post. Thanx

ZYGON
 

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Hi. I make a new windows 7 install to several pc's. I'm trying to configure clients in a non-active directory environment to use WSUS to install updates on them. I find official guide for that but it says to open registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
Problem is that i do not have a WindowsUpdate folder under
Windows one. I do not want to use GPO to setup updates.

So how i need to setup those clients to start getting updates from mu WSUS? Where is WindowsUpdate folder, why is missing?

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Where can I find and download Active Directory for User and computers for Windows 7?  We are currently Using Windows 7 Enterprise with Active Directory installed.  We just need to  find the right module to install AD
onto another computer for use.
Thanks,
Fred Tarpley
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District of Columbia Government
Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)

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here at work there is a machine running win2000 server. I want to enter accounts for each student. How would I set it up so they can't download programs or install files, and also so they can save files to the server. Sorry for the vaugeness. If there are good books or sites that have info on this it would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:[Solved] Setting up Windows 2000 Server(active directory)

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Hiya

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a web server running Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 2000 and gain control over it. This Group Policy Object, whose usage is described in http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];815021 can be used in environments managed with Active Directory, to apply a registry setting that blocks known exploits of this vulnerability. This Active Directory Group Policy Object should be used as a temporary workaround until the patch can be applied.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000

Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Internet Information Server 5.0
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...d3-6f0e-4b1c-a723-976566fc1b53&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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I have Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 and I have installed the Remote Server Administration Tools but when I go to Program and Features -> Turn Windows features
on and off and try to check any of the Active Directory choices and click OK it attempts to install them but then a window comes up with the message "An error has occurred. Not all of the features where successfully changed."  This happens on
2 different Windows 7 installations I have and I cannot find any logs or additional information anywhere to help me figure out why this is the case.

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Hi All,
I have an Active Directory with Windows 2003 Server and all clients with windows xp and I set default group policy for all clients now I install windows 7 on one computer and join it to domain then I can logon in domain without any problem but after group policy set on this computer I cannot login on domain and I see this messege "The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship"
How can I do?

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I am trying to create an "End-User" Friend Company Directory site that links to field in Active Directory.

Active Directory is currently hosted on Server 2003 with latest Service packs.

I have seen several pieces of software such as People Updater/Finder most of which do more than I want to do.

Any suggestions on a CHEAP or even FREE solution?

Thanks.

-- BS
 

A:Active Directory to Company Directory

How often will you update this?

If its a one time deal, excel, Dsquery/ dsget and a little vbs/ JS can get you done... querying the LDAP is not too hard to put into a txt file or xls. Cleaning it up can be depending on how much you want to put into the development.
 

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Active Directory user account issues on replication in Windows 2000 Server

I have two domain controllers replicating to each other. SRV-1 is my main domain controller while SRV-11 is my additional controller. When I create a user account on SRV-1 named "bsmith" is pops up on SRV-11 but the little face icon next to the name has a red/white "X" symbol on it. It appears to be disabled. However, the same account on SRV-1 where I originally created the account doesn't have the symbol. Vice versa happens when I create an account on SRV-11.

When I right-click on the account with the "X" icon I have an option labeled "disable account", but it appears to already be disabled from the way the icon looks. So I click on "disable account" option anyway and the icon stays the same. Next, I right-click again and this time I have the "enable account" option. When I click "enable account" the "X" disappears and the account appears to go back to normal.

Why is this happening? How come the account is getting disabled on the other server? Shouldn't it be enabled on all servers after creation? Also, why is it that I don't get the "enable account" option right off the bat when I right-click, instead of first having to click "disable account" in order to get the "enable account" option?

Thanks,
Jerry
 

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QUESTION: Is there a reliable cleanup tool to remove old computer accounts in win2k AD? If so, where do I get it and more info?

Why do I ask.... Well....

We just finished successfully installing SMS 2003 in our domain.
So, we are running our first discovery. In doing this, we are receiving quite a few warnings.

These warning are being generated because SMS is comparing our active directory to the machines it finds on the network.
If it can’t find the machine, but it exists in AD, it returns a warning.
In some cases, the machine is just not turned on.
However, I am sure, many more of these warnings refer to machine accounts that have long been gone from our network, but still exist in active directory.

One way this happens is this: A tech picks up a machine with software issues. Instead of disjoining the domain right away (which would remove the machine account) he/she reformats the machine and joins the domain under a different machine name. Now the old one still exists in AD. Over time things like this build up & get messy.

So, I ask again:
Is there a reliable cleanup tool to remove old computer accounts in win2k AD? If so, where do I get it and more info?
 

A:Solved: Active Directory - Cleanup Stale Machine Accounts Windows 2000 AD

Why don't you just use MMC -> Domain Users and Computers?
 

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Windows
2012 

IP settings           172.17.2.36

Subnet mask       255.255.0.0

Gatevay                 172.17.2.1

DNS                       8.8.8.8

                           
     

Windows 7

Obtain
IP address automatically  

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DNS
                       8.8.8.8

 
                                

The
error code reads 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The
following error occored wen DNS was queried for the servise location (SRV)

resource
record used to locate an Active Directory Domane Controller (AD DC) for Domain

"dalek.local
".

 

the
error was: "This operation returned because the timeout period expired."

(error
code 0x000005b4 ERROR_TIMEOUT)

 

The
query was for SRV record_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.dalek.local.

the
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We are experiencing this problem with a few workstations and laptops and what we are currently doing is exporting the CA certificate from a workstation that has it in its store and importing it. The problem with this is that the certificate will eventually
expire and we will have to re import a new one again. I don't believe it is a group policy issue because other computers in the same OU are not missing the certificate.

Cany anyone shed light on how to troubleshoot this or how to force (if possible) the workstation to download the CA certificate?

Thank you in advance.
Jose

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  How do I get -Active Directory Certificate Services "Windows 7"?


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I have a windows 2003 domain server. the problem is that mostly twice a week (with no particular days) i need to restart the server because the workstations connected to the domain cannot connect anymore. and to make them connected again, is i need to restart the server to refresh the server.

any idea regarding on this problem?
 

A:Active Directory

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Hai team

My Active Directory is running on windows 2000 server Is there any scope for me to make a Authentication password contain a numeric & special Character for all the users in the adcivetirectory
replay me urgently.
 

A:Active Directory

I don't know if there is anyway to force to use Special characters. You can set a group policy to force password complexity and you can also use a utility called passprop which in the 2000 resource kit. I think both of these only enforce you to use uppercase and lowercase as well as numbers. I am not sure if it will force special characters. These are the only two ways I know of. You should definitely be forcing the password length in a group policy because Microsofts password encyrption algorith has a flaw in it. If you have ever used lopht crack you will notice that it can immediately figure out characters 8 thru 13 when it tries to crack a password. So you need to force password lengths 14 or greater.

Look at this link.
http://is-it-true.org/nt/atips/atips93.shtml

and these policies.
 

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Hi Everyone,

So in active directory I have Generic User accounts (e.g Security, Sales, Transport) as well as email accounts attached to them, Then I have user accounts (e.g John, Michael) and they have their personal email accounts attached to outlook but they will also both have the "SALES" Email address attached to their inbox in outlook.

The above is working great but my problem now comes in below.

Due to company policy we need to Lock the generic accounts down to only the computers that they are needed to log onto. (e.g in AD right click generic account then select properties, then Account, the "LOG ON TO...")

See Image below:
https://4sysops.com/wp-content/uploa...-Log-On-To.png

When i add in the computer names into the generic accounts after about 2H the generic email address stop working and refuses to accept the password. Even if i log on with the generic account Outlook still refuses to accept the password.

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I'm attempting to run Active Directory in Win2000 Server from MMC, using "Run As" to log on to the domain. Not having much luck. My support at work is not the most helpful (imagine that?). It's an odd setup...I have my own server for my dept, but cannot log on with my domain account. So I'm looking for a way to access Active Directory while logged in as the local admin on my server. Confused? I am. Any suggestions helpful.
 

A:MMC and Active Directory

When trying to access a server, you can only use the default domain admin account. You cannot use any other account to log onto the server itself. If you would like to administer active directory through your workstation, simply install the administrative tools from the Windows 2000 Server CD on your workstation. The admin tools are located in the Support Folder, Tools Folder. Once you install those, you will have to right click the task bar and click properties. Click on the advance tab and put a check box next to Display Administrative Tools. Remember also, in order to administer Active Directory through your workstation, you need add your domain user account to the Domain Admins group on the server itself. To access the active directory tools, you can then just simply click start, programs and then administrative tools. YOU CANT USE LOCAL ADMIN ACCOUNTS TO ACCESS ACTIVE DIRECTORY.
 

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Can I install active directory on Xp pro? Would like to do it for educational purposes. I'm running it on my home pc and do not have a network setup. Just want to learn about it in a scaled down manner. Is this possible?

A:Xp And Active Directory

Have a read of this and see what you make out of it.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

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k guys, I posted the same thread in security.
ok my question is can I access my active directory on my servers through other workstations I have connected.?? is there software I have to buy or download and if so what is it called???? or is there another method for this.
ps. im running windows 2k on my server and workstations.
 

A:active directory

You should be able to, W2k looks for AD by default, if you cannot see it, run dcpromo from a command prompt and follow the clicks, when you installed W2k server, did you enable AD or install as a 'standard' (i.e. NT4) server ??.
If you're running AD, you need to enable GPO and enforce policies to get the most from it.
cheers,
10forcash
 

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Seemingly huge problem seeking a possibly easy solution.

Ok. Background is our network runs on MS Small Business Server 2000. Users and computers were set up on Active Directory running a domain. A few weeks ago our server got hit with a virus that caused us to do a full reinstall. Active Directory was rebuilt from the ground up. Easy part was adding all the users again. Problem now is that none of the computers are registering on Active Directory.

Easy fix was to unjoin the domain and rejoin it. Solution works, but problem is that it creates a new user profile instead of using the one that was in there already. Tried to switch names (rename the new user profile to something else, rename the old user profile to the new one) but every time I logged in afterwards it created another new profile. Also tried to add the computer name to Active Directory, but that did no good either.

Anybody else have a better idea? I'd rather not unjoin and rejoin every single workstation and also migrate every single user profile on every single workstation to the new profile.
 

A:Active Directory

Sorry dude. You have to to rejoin all computers to the domain. There's no way around that. In the future, you can copy everyone's profiles to the server and when you recreate their user account, just set their profile to Roaming so their old profiles propagate down to their computers. Then you can set it back to local if you like. The reason why their old profiles won't work is because the security identifyers are different. Every user has one. Even if you reinstall Active Directory with the same configuration as before, it won't matter.

If you go into your profiles tab on one of the computers, it will most like say "Account Unknown."
 

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Hi,
i have a problem and wondering if any of you have come across or known of how to fix the problem,

#. i have a currently active AD
i got another box and installing AD -child domain.

however it transfer all the information to the child domain.
but you can still see it in the parent AD but only in the tree(left hand side).
and Domain Controller in the parent AD disappears. and is appearing on the Child domain

then when i try to remove the child domain. i accidently select that it is the last Domain server. and removed. half way there was some error contacting my Domain.
removed the box from the network. AD still working but is not showing up data on the right window in the AD.
and it's affecting my Mail Server.

i was wondering if there's a way to recover the AD to some previous state? as i haven't add anything into the AD.

thanks
 

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