Our small office is running Windows Server 2008 R2. This one server acts as our file server, our mail server with Exchange 2010, our Active Directory server, AutoDesk License server, etc. I want to have on-prem backup and use a cloud storage for some form of offsite backup, but I can't seem to find the right solution. [more inside]
When Microsoft updated Exchange a couple of years ago, they got rid of all the tabs that used to appear in a user's profile in Active Directory and foisted the Exchange Management Console on everyone, which is missing several useful features from the tabs. Apparently, it's possible to restore the tabs and their functionality to the MMC, but I can't seem to figure out how to do that. Does anybody know how to get them back?
I've been the all-around IT guy for a small office of 30 for a few years now. We've been primarily a Mac shop this whole time, but new business requirements mean that we'll probably be buying more windows machines going forward. I've been tasked with a pilot program to migrate 1/3 of our office over this year, with the assumption we'll bring everyone else over next year. Details inside: [more inside]
How do you eliminate the Apple ID login popup window on a Mountain Lion install for newly created users? In both 10.8 and 10.8.1?
How do you eliminate the Apple ID login popup window on a Mountain Lion install for newly created users? In both 10.8 and 10.8.1? [more inside]
How can I migrate a local Win7 profile that is associated with a domain account? [more inside]
Calling Active Directory / Exchange gurus - I want to know more than you ;-) [more inside]
I feel there should be out there, a site where people share their adm/admx files that they use to import custom controls for Group Policy, to avoid everyone constantly reinventing the wheel. Does such a wonderland exist? [more inside]
Ok, so, i'm looking for a user account management system that's: open source, web-based, LAMP-based would be best -but if there's a good IIS solution i'd go for it- and reasonably modular/extensible. [more inside]
I'm curious as to what are the current "best practices" when it comes to centralized administration of a network of Unix (primarily Linux, but not necessarily so) machines? Essentially, what is the equivalent of Active Directory for a network with one or more Unix hosts? The immediate answer I come up with would be something like OpenLDAP plus PAM but what I'm looking for is the suite of tools (GUI and CLI apps) for managing the directory, deploying software, centralizing sign-on and security, managing printers, etc. In a perfect world, I would like to centralize administration of Windows, Unix, and OS X machines via a single directory service, though I imagine such a solution would be expensive and/or cumbersome if it even existed. Or is this something Samba 4 will do?
DokuWiki Filter: Running a DokuWiki install with auth:ad for Active Directory authentication. Everything works fine except subscriptions. How do I get those emails working? [more inside]
In Active Directory, is it possible to direct the act of authenticating a user to one domain, but the subsequent authorization of that user to be handled by another? [more inside]
Idiot-Check Filter: I work for a company that is starting to explore a much closer relationship with one of its partners. Both of these companies are running Active Directory domains on Windows 2003 with Exchange 2007 for messaging. Does it make sense to create a Forest Trust between our two companies over a VPN? [more inside]
I'm working with an Active Directory domain that has had a rash of PCs losing trust with the domain. Whenever users log on to the domain and try to access shares on the server, they are denied access. I've found a way to fix this, but would like to know the root problem. [more inside]
Active Directory filter: I need to get a list of Department entries for each user in an AD database. [more inside]
What is the "state of the art" with respect to Python on Windows for Active Directory administration and interfacing with MS-SQL 2000/2005/2008? [more inside]
Best way to perform this Active Directory black magic? Our company has dozens of Windows terminal servers at remote locations (client sites), and we need a way to centralize Active Directory. [more inside]
Can I get a gentoo machine to authenticate/mount home directories from a windows 2003 server with a single password? [more inside]
Can I somehow reset my profile's cached Active Directory password in XP? [more inside]
Really simple windows 2000 server question: How do I add a network user to the local admin group? [more inside]
New server in Active Directory. Can't see shares on it (or the server, for that matter) from other subnets. Of course, there's [more inside]
Anyone have any Windows networking experiance? I'm in need! [more inside]
I need to create a custom password filter for an Active Directory domain. Any cheap or free solutions? [more inside]
HT set up home wireless network with laptop using active directory at work? [more inside]
I'm in the process of setting up a file server that will interface with 12 windows XP workstations. I want it to be directly mountable on those workstations, and (the catch) I also want it to work with Active Directory. I'd like to install Linux on the server, but should I use Windows instead? [more inside]
Windows requiring domain in login name? [more inside]
Where do I find doccos that tell me how to authenticate my PAM-capable unix boxen against Microsoft's Active Directory? [more inside]
I'm a senior Unix system administrator who will shortly be responsible for maintaining an Active Directory 2003 installation as well. I'd like to build up a small ad2k3 reference library. I've had training and am finding my way around fine so far and I'm not a stranger to NT4, so I'm not lost, just trying to be prepared. What books do you recommend for an experienced sysadmin who is new to Active Directory 2003?
Apache, LDAP, ActiveDirectory and You: I have an application running on Apache. I would like to restrict access to the folder(s) it runs in by authenticating users against our Windows ActiveDirectory server, but I'm having trouble crafting the right URL. [more inside]