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Active Directory (AD) is Microsoft's implementation of the LDAP protocol or X.500 standard.  Its purpose is to manage objects from a networked computer and make them available for users and administrators of the network.

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Monitor AD changes, in particular Account expires end of field?

Is it possible to monitor any change made to the account expires end of date field in Active Directory? I want to grand administrative privileges to an external company by giving them their own admin ...
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What determines an effective organizational structure in Active Directory?

Based on a Technet article published by Microsoft in 2016, there are recommendations to what may be considered to be best practices. Given that these may vary between organizations, what are the ...
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High Contrast and Low Contrast Accessibility Toggle not working as expected

At the moment users are able to utilise the hotkeys Alt+Shift+PrtScn to switch from Light Contrast Theme to the Dark Contrast Theme but problem is they can’t revert to the light Contrast theme after ...
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Linking organizational units in an organizational unit in AD

I'm running a lovely inventory program that allows me to sync users in the program to an organizational unit in AD. This is great, but it only allows me to choose 1 OU at a time. I have important ...
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VPN & windows server [closed]

I have a site with domain services and another site (workgroup) connected to the first site with VPN. The first site has an ERP system, I connect to ERP system from the second site with VPN and i ...
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Unable to rename domain controller: Account already exists [migrated]

I successfully demoted an old domain controller (Windows Server 2016) in a clean manner, cleanly removed the server from the domain, deleted the associated object in 'Computers' on Active Directory ...
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Exchange Powershell Restrict OrganizationalUnit to Top Level OU

I'm using the following code to check an attribute on mailboxes that reside in an specific OU: Get-mailbox -OrganizationalUnit "MY-OU" | Select DisplayName, CustomAttribute5 |Export-csv c:\filename....
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Create AD user if they don't exist, update if they do exist

I have a .csv file with user data and a script using if/else that uses Get-ADUser to determine whether the account already exists. If the user does exist, the script updates the user. If the user ...
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Attempting to set up an Active Directory Federated Service for Single Sign-On: getting error and need details on Activity ID

Using the AD FS Management tool (v6.3.0.0) on Windows 2012 R2, I'm attempting to set up a single-sign-on for an ASP.NET page. When the ASP.NET application launches the SSO web page, it says: An ...
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YaST user filter for Active Directory: how to set the server name?

I'm having a problem with the user and groups management. I joined Leap 15.0 into a Windows domain and have set up SSSD using YaST. But when I go to the "users" tab and want to filter for users, I ...
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Is there a way to prohibit a computer to be added in Active Directory

I am producing a solution that is sold to clients to record some communications. I am searching a way to block the fact that some clients are adding this computer in their active directory. Because ...
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Allow security group to rdp to certain computer OU only

Basically I am trying to replicate my work Active Directory at home for educational purposes. At work we have computers and laptops from different sites grouped into different OU e.g Laptop1 and ...
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FRITZ!Box as a DNS for a Domain Controller?

Recently I've activated a Domain Controller at my place, it seems quite crazy but I wanted it to learn how to use Active Directory and how to integrate it in a software that I'm writing. It's well ...
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Display all Hidden UNC folders in Domain

I had a colleague send me the name of a hidden UNC share on our network about a year ago and that employee is no longer around. The path was something like: \\mydomain.com\my_hidden_directory$\ I ...
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Identifying AD Icon

Can anyone tell me the meaning of the folder icon with the bronze/gold square in front of it?

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