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Can Microsoft Active Directory work without its DHCP service?

Q: Can Microsoft Active Directory work without its DHCP service?

One of my client's Active Directory server (Windows 2003 Server) went down when we installed Service Pack 2. We were able to remove the service pack and get it running again, but until then the client was without any Internet connectivity, due to their DHCP running on the Windows AD. It was a six hour nightmare.

Can a Windows Active Directory do its job without running its own DHCP service? We would like to unload the DHCP from the Windows box to a Linux box or even to the WatchGuard router, but I am not sure how well the Windows server would take this hit to its functionality (or ego ).

Thanks for any insights into this issue.

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active directory domain service unavailable - Cant get printer to work

My printer worked fine previously, then suddenly it failed to print, cant add as hardware, tried reinstalling driver and told cant get info from server...

this is as simple wired networked printer...a Samsung ML2580N

Any help would be appreciated...

only thing I added recently was VMware player, which may or may not have been responsible for my audio to stop working ( which is now fixed )

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I have an active directory, a DHCP server, 3 VLANs, and 2 wireless Router/AP/Repeater. I was thinking, might be the first problem, that I would put in one as an AP and one as a Repeater. The signal is there and static IP on the device works, but that is, well, it does not work for what we need it to. I tried enabling DCHP on AP but it is assigning ips to our voip phones. Really messes them up with they use get connected that way instead of the DHCP server.

So I am not sure how to set this up where a device connects to the wireless, get assigned an IP from the DHCP server and works.

I have tried several different ways, but have not hit what works.


A:Need advice with DHCP, Wireless AP, and active directory.

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Trying to print to wireless Brother printer that was working perfectly, also lost communication with Ethernet connected HP laserjet. Get errors indicating "printer offline" and Netgear WIMDR3400v2 doesn't have a driver. These printers work from other computers on the LAN, and were working until recently. I think I installed a update to the Netgear Router, and that may have been the problem, but I do not know where to go now.

A:Active Directory Domain Service not currently available

Is the DNS set correctly? Check your IP settings (ipconfig). Did you lose any LAN functionality on that PC other than what you stated? Open network shares, Internet problems? How are you connected to the Netgear Router?

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Can someone assist me with this error?
Both Epson R260 Printers no longer communicate with either of our home business Pc. One with Xp and other Vista Os
Only recent install was PNY GeForce 210 Graphics Card on the Vista Pc.
Tried Microsoft Help, Epson, HP, and even Norton Symantec Help live remote. Plus I tried the below suggestions from another Tech Site. Still no solution.

Network set to PrivateNetwork discovery OnFile Sharing On

A:Active directory domain service is not available

Hello & welcome,

I have a couple of questions first: -
Which version of Norton do you have?Have you just updated the Norton software?Do you have Norton on both PC's?Is your system fully updated?What virus scans have you carried out?What has changed since it was last working?I hope you get the gist of what I am trying to get at, something has changed & I need your help to identify it.

Please post full details for your system, make, model & version of windows, home - premium & SP status etc. etc.

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My HP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One printer is no longer printing unless I print a test page from within the HP software. I get the following message "The Active Directory Domain Service is currently unavailable"

I have completely uninstalled the printer, downloaded new HP software and reinstalled the printer. I am able to scan to my PC. My other printer is fine.

Any ideas?


A:The Active Directory Domain Service is currently unavailable

Is the 7280 selected as your default printer?

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I have a Canon PIXMA MX700 All-in-One Printer that no longer is working since I connected to new PC with Windows 7 (64-bit). I can locate the printer but the computer will not recognize it when trying to use it.
When I go to print it shows ?No printers installed?. So I click on ?Add printer? and got Error Message: ?The Active Directory Domain Service is currently unavailable". Then I went to the Canon website and asked for help. They emailed back: ?Please try the following to resolve the issue:
1. Click Start.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Click System and Security.
4. Click Administrative Tools.
5. Click Services.
6. Right click the Active Directory Domain service and click Start or Restart.?
But when I got to ?Click Services?, there was no ?Active Directory Domain service?. I searched my computer for this and it does not exist. Canon said to contact Microsoft to resolve this problem before I could install my printer.
So, what is ?Active Directory Domain service?? Why isn?t it on my computer? And how do I get it?

A:Active Directory Domain service missing

Worth a look, .


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I recently had to replace my hard drive. I reinstalled Office and Outlook on the hard drive. All the printer drivers were lost, even though I used Carbonite backup. When I try to get Word to recognize a downloaded printer driver under Find Printer, I get "Active Domain Directory Services currently unavailable," along with an obnoxious clanging sound. I don't know where to go from there. Any ideas?

A:Active Domain Directory Service Unavailable

Hello eaconnor,
Take a look at this post, it may help with your problem.

The Active Directory Domain Service is currently unavailable

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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I have 2 computers on a wireles network with an HP J5780 printer attached to one of them. It's been working fine, but I'm suddenly unable to print from MS Office applications on the non-connected system, though I can from Windows, IE, etc. I'm getting the above error message and have tried the solution provided in the previous string, to no!

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Running Vista Home Prem on Compaq notebook with Office 2007. Connected to HP C-4180 printer with NO networking.
Until today there have been no problems. Today when trying to print from either Word or Excel I get "The Active Directory Domain services is currently unavailable" message. From all non-Office programs I can print without problem. I am a dumb user who needs to send out billing backup data so I would appreciate help, especially if it is either not couched in tech terms or is a step by step "instruction".

A:Solved: Active Directory Domain service curently unavailable

Try adding the printer using administrator-level privileges:
Go into Control Panel and select Printers
Delete your HP C-4180 printer you currently have added
On the left side of the window, there should be a folder tree. Find 'Printers' in the tree (it should already be highlighted since you are currently viewing that folder), right click on it, select Run as Administrator, then select Add Printer from the submenu that opens up.
Go through the process of adding the printer again


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Hi, I am a complete newbie to window server though I had manage to install it without any real issue. I had put up Active Directory and get a client (xp) to join its domain and I'm really impress with what it' does since my purpose of wanting to use server was just for Centralizing our small company files. now here come the whole day headaches I wanted to apply the Group Policy's permission/restriction for each individual user to work with Active Directory but I' can't seem to get it right no matter how hard try.

Let say, User 1 (Clients whose connect to domain) can only access a specific Folder but not User 2 and User 2 can access a specific Folder but not restricted for User 1 , user 3 can't access it's local control panel, user 4 can't save or create file on desktop and so forth

Can someone please walk me through step by step on how to achieve this very issue, please help me out...

A:Can't get GPO Editor to work with Active Directory

Hmm.. So what's with the subject? Can you actually create policies and suchlike?

For folder access you don't need policies. Filesystem access is set in the security tab of the folder properties. You can give and revoke access by users and groups no problem. (Or do you want to restrict this folder on a lot of computers at once?)

Before you can do anything with GPOs, you have to download and install the management utility: gpmc.msi Play around with it a little and see some guides about it on the net.

A step by step how to would be pointless because you would miss a lot of essential facts about group policies.

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July 15, IDG News Service ? (International) Critical design flaw in Microsoft?s Active Directory could allow password change. Researchers with Aorato identified a flaw within Microsoft?s Active Directory which could allow attackers to change a victim?s password and use the new password to access a company?s network and enterprise functions. The vulnerability relies on the older NTLM authentication protocol to perform a ?pass-the-hash? attack to gain access. Source: Critical design flaw in Microsoft's Active Directory could allow password change | PCWorld

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This guide describes the Active Directory Management Pack (ADMP) for Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 Service Pack 1. The guide will also help you manage the deployment and operations of ADMP

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

To view the document, you need Microsoft Word



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We are using active directory accounts in our network. Recently, my account seems not to work.
When I login using my account (using my computer), I cannot access shared folders which I used to.
When I login using another account (using my computer), it works without any problem.
When I login using my account in another computer, it also works.
What could be the problem?

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I installed Adobe InDesign CS6 on Windows 7 but Adobe just can run on Admin account correctly and other users can't work with Adobe products properly.
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Any idea?

Thank you.

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I have downloaded admin tools for Windows 7, however, when I go to the "Turn Windows Features On or Off" (attached) I get an error message (attached). Also attached is my system information. I am basically needing AD Users and Computers and for the life of me can't figure it out. If anyone knows something I am doing wrong please help me.

A:Can not get Active Directory to work, error when I turn on win7 feat..

Try reinstalling the RSAT. Run command prompt as an administrator and then enter the following to uninstall it:

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:958830
Then go to: and download a new copy.

Make sure you are using the correct version (x86/x64). I have linked to the x64 because I saw from your screen shot that you're on a 64 bit machine.

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I had a couple of errors in my system log, and when I looked them up, Microsoft told me to stop the Microsoft DHCP Server, but it isn't in my list. This error causes my internet to freeze, so if anyone would know how to fix this or access this "service" it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to find Microsoft DHCP Server Service.

What operating system are you running? Windows XP Home and Pro do not include a DHCP server so I question the appropriateness of Microsoft's suggestion to stop a service you may not have.

If you mean DHCP client, then that can be turned off. However, you need to assign a static IP address and configure your router or modem to not try assigning the same address.

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I got a virus. All sorts of programs suddenly installed themselves or opened websites like trovi on a browser mybrowser that had just installed itself. Along with pc speed up and cinemaplus and a dozen more. I tried to open the task manager and it failed. I downloaded malwarebytes but so many programs were opening at once I had to turn it off before using it. Turned it back on and it was a mess. Went into safe mode. Fixed taskmgr with scn /scannow ran rkill tdsskiller and malwarebytes. This took a few reboots. It found a backdoor and a rootkit (ten red items I removed). Then I went about asking all the malware to uninstall itself. Then I had malwarebytes run a full scan and removed hundreds of yellow items (pup).
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Trying to diagnose the conncection and let windows fix it results in a general troubleshooting error.
I thought someone might ask me to run combofix... So I did. The log file contains only a single "I". The system seems fine otherwise. Except the ncidia display driver service also won't start possibly unrelated.
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A:Had virus. Think it is gone. Internet won't work. Dhcp service won't start. Err5

I finally got a friend to burn me a livecd so I can now type on my keyboard instead of my phone, I can also access all of my windows computer's system and media files this way.
I wanted to post a copy of cbs.log but it is 10megabytes and won't fit on pastebin even. so here's the final loop in the log file.
2015-10-26 17:51:32, Info CBS Starting TrustedInstaller initialization.
2015-10-26 17:51:32, Info CBS Loaded Servicing Stack v6.1.7601.17592 with Core: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17592_none_672ce6c3de2cb17f\cbscore.dll
2015-10-26 17:51:33, Info CSI [email protected]/10/26:21:51:33.393 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version called (stack @0x7fef0d1f0ad @0x7fef0fd9849 @0x7fef0fa34e3 @0xffe9e97c @0xffe9d799 @0xffe9db2f)
2015-10-26 17:51:33, Info CSI [email protected]/10/26:21:51:33.409 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version called (stack @0x7fef0d1f0ad @0x7fef1026816 @0x7fef0ff2aac @0x7fef0fa35b9 @0xffe9e97c @0xffe9d799)
2015-10-26 17:51:33, Info CSI [email protected]/10/26:21:51:33.424 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version called (stack @0x7fef0d1f0ad @0x7fef2e48738 @0x7fef2e48866 @0xffe9e474 @0xffe9d7de @0xffe9db2f)
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Just a poll to see how people have their MAPS option set within Windows Defender.

Do you have it not joined, Basic or Advanced?

A:Microsoft Active Protection Service

Basic here...

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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?


-- 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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I'm using access 2003.

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I read something about sandbox mode? Do I need to force access into sandbox mode?

A:Access 2003 - Microsoft Jet 4.0 Service Pack 8 installed but still doesn't work

Are you getting an error message or just a warning? If it's just the warning, go to More Info and follow the directions to disable the Macro Security warning.

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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'm not sure if I'm in the right forum, but it's as close a match as I could decipher.I'm doing exercises on GPMC, and I went to Active Dirctory Users and Computers to setup some OUs. The only container that has the option for new OUs is the Domain Controllers container. That's not right. Why are the OU options missing for the other containers? I'm running Server 2003. Any and all responses will be reatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Active Directory

Doesn't sound like any OUs were created. You would make the root OU under your forest name.

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We will be upgrading our Server to Win2k and implementing Active Directory and was wondering what effect Active Directory will have on Data Recovery - Are there any issues with this, any differences we should know about.

Also when we upgrade the PDC to Win2k DC, it is a must that we install or configure Active Directory at the same time?

Thanks for all your help

A:Active Directory

You do not have to install AD when upgrading, it can be installed later. One thing to keep in mind is to install DNS on the DC during the upgrade or prior to installing AD as dynamic DNS is required for AD to work. It does not have to support anything but AD. As for Data recovery, my understanding is that there is a AD plugin for Backup Exec (if that is what you are using, probably one for each backup system) that you need to backup AD. It is structurally similar to SQL server and needs the plugin to deal with the AD db being open during backups.

If I am wrong, please correct me!

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H E L P ! ! !
I have a Win2000 server, main DC for 80 users with Active Directory. We don't use Exchange and I wanted to remove it. Tried uninstalling but that messed up our IIS webpage, so I restored system state and all was fine.
Then I followed Microsoft directions for manually removing Exchange. Still messed up IIS webpage (said it's under construction) even though IIS was reinstalled. At the same time it messed up Active Directory even though system state was restored to earlier good state, and all I can figure is it happened because the Exchange object was deleted from AD.
Now my 2nd Win 2000 DC won't recognize or see anything on the entire network but itself, although it can be accessed across the network and does replicate AD from the other server. It doesn't show the other 2 domains on NT servers except when I was rebooting the main 2000 DC.
My users can't access some of their folders on the main server (this server is a key file server for active work) so I have given some of them logons on one of the other domains, but it's an old domain I am phasing out and so still they can't access everything they need from one logon.
Trust relationships are OK. DNS is OK. AD replicates to the other server. Creating new logons on AD doesn't help - they are as messed up as the old ones. No DHCP. No Internet connection, no connection to anything outside, no wireless access to the network - it is totally self-contained and internal.
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A:Active Directory Seriously Ill

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Hey guys and gals,

A few quick questions with active directory, I have just installed active directory on a windows 2000 server everything seems to be working ok except every once in awhile i'm not able to add new machines to the domain it says that the network name is not found however it prompts me for an admin logon to put it on the domain seems odd anyone have any ideas on this one?

Secondly, I have 2 network printers with their own IP's and whatnot however i am having trouble adding them to active directory i found one way of doing it and that is adding them as local printers to the server and then sharing them on the network and this worked fine for a day or so, which leeds me into my third and final ( so far ) problem for some reason i am not able to browse the network when i try to it tells me that the server does not allow transactions, however it worked one day then the next day when i came to work this little problem crept up. Please help i cant seem to find the answers anywhere. Thanks in advance

A:Need a little help with active directory

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I am looking to make an active directory server on my windows XP Pro machine. I gather this wouldn't be included in XP but does anyone have any ideas on this?

I know this may sound stupid but I want to put it on there for educational purposes.

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Hi Guys,

I have a problem in my windows 2000 server ,
when i am trying to add new user in Active directory I am getting the error
"Naming Information cannot be located , specified domain either does not exist"

A:Active Directory

Sounds like fixes aplenty -;en-us;269254

Have you tried these?

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Dear all

I am using windows 2003 domain controller.i also have Addtional domain controller for the same domain to avoid failure purpose

now my windows 2003 primary domain controller is failed . i can't able to activate . So i wish to activate my additional domain controller to act as an primary domain controller

what's step i've to do....

your friend

A:Active Directory help

If AD and DNS was set up both computers and working correctly go to the backup DC and open a command prompt and enter DCPROMO

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Hi Everyone!!

I am having a problem with setting up a screen saver password protect for Reps in Active directory. I enable screen saver timeout to 120 sec.
After 120 sec screen saver will come on but its not going to the CTRL-ALT-DEL (Lock state).

Please Help!

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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.

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I am very new to active directory. Hence I need to make my basics strong. Hence if any one could answer this for me please.
If I run a company, say 'a financial', If I have 10 users. I have also installed windows server 2008 in one of my computers and
given windows vista to the client computers. How will I make the client computers connect to my server? If I install DHCP server
will it give private IP or APIPA(169.X.X.X). With APIPA could I communicate? Also I dont have ISP becuase I am not hosting a webste.
Is it possible to have active directory in this environment? Or to have active directory I should always be conected to the internet?

A:Active directory

Welcome to SF.

On the client, right click on computer. Left click on properties. Under computer name, domain, and workgroup settings -> select "change settings".

I typically select "Change" to specify the domain. You might want to use the wizard.

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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.

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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:

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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DB2 Nerd: Using Microsoft Active Directory to Store DB2 Catalog Information 
followed the above link,but when i i run db2schex, i get server down error. this is not making much sense since i installed both db2 and active directory on my server. donno how to get this solved. please help!

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I just installed Winodws XP Pro and connected it to the companies domain. Where can I download Active Directory from?

A:How do I get active directory?

Active Directory is not something you download - you join a domain with an account that has privileges to do so within the domain. Just change your machine location in Control Panel > System from Workgroup to Domain and enter the domain name. It should then prompt you for credentials.

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Is it anyhow possible to specify a user group to only be able to log onto a specified host on a domain?

I need to limit certain users from logging onto certain machines. Can anyone help me?

A:Active Directory Help!

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I am sorta new to this, but this is my problem, we work in an office which uses active directory, i have setup multiple accounts, i have setup group policys etc.
My problem is recently we have encountered a problem with a website, the only way we have found to access it is to go onto the host file on each computer and add the ip address and the website address - (example)

I was wondering if there is a way using actove direcory to make this sorta change using a group policy or something, instead of me having to access each computer on the directory and edit the host file

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Dear all
My setup is one windows 2003 server running DC server name is A. It has all operation master roles as well as Active directory Integrated DNS is running.

My domain name is I have configured one additional domain controller for domain server name is B

Now my server A [which has all operation masters] has problem unable to boot OS due to hard disk problem. So server A is downstate now.

What steps has to do to all users [client machines] logging server B and continue their work with out disturbance…?


A:Active directory

If you setup the additional Domain Controller as a Replication Partner it will take control if the primary Domain Controller fails, so the clients don't have to do any thing.

Here's a link describing how to set it up and validate you did it correctly:

Have a Happy New Year.

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Not sure this is the right forum for this but I don't have experience with AD as of yet. In NT (many moons ago) I did create and manage accounts/pwds and the like.

I was wondering, can anyone recommend maybe simple books to start out with and get the basics down? Good tutorials online or something? I was offered a job $40/hr but I have no ADexperience so I want to learn it and put it on my resume.

I have W2K Server that I will install on another pc at home and try to pick it 2003 sever much different that 2000 server?

Thanks for your help.

A:Active Directory

Yes, 2K3 is very much different from 2K. The Small Business Servers are very different from there corresponding regular servers.

I can't really recommend a book, though you could just look at the course materials for Microsoft Certification courses.

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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.

and these policies.

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Ok folks, I have this issue with NT4.0 where I need to add it to our active directory services domain. Microsoft has a client which I believe (I can be wrong) facilitates this. The name of the client is Active Directory Client Extension for nt4.0. Ok so I installed the client and attempted to create a computer account in our active directory domain which has more than 16 characters, however when I attempted to input the domain name form the NT workstation, I cant exceed 16 characters. I would appreciate if anyone has any insight into this problem as Microsoft's website provides no assistance to that issue whatsoever. Many thanks and kindest regards.

A:NT4.0 and Active Directory

Can you manually add the computer to the domain on the AD controller?

Did you try entering the pre windows 2000 domain name? You can find this out by going onto the domain controller and opening up the active directory users and computers snap in. Then right click the domain name and click properties. There is a field there that gived the pre 2000 domain name. Should be usable from NT.

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More of an annoyance than anything else. I currently am running a network with around 200 users half of which are remote (using a VPN to get access to email and other resources). I have 3 DC's (for resiliance) all running 2000 server. Everyday at least 10 users become locked out of there accounts, we are running exchange 5.5. Now we are migrating to Server 2003 and Exchange 2003 over the next few months, but remote users are getting locked out of the network at randomn times, and if there is noone in suport to unlock there account then they are stuffed, however sometimes it can unlock itself!!!!!! Even if you set the account to full access 24/7, password never expires, they still can be locked out. Has anyone come across this before????


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Can somebody tell me how to confirm which user created a specific account in AD? Where and which log to check? Thanks!

A:Active Directory help

Check the security event log for IDs 624 (creation) 642 (changes) and 630 (deletion) and that should tell you what you need, well it'll tell you which admin account created, changed or deleted the account

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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.


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I am trying to get AD working on my PC, but i keep getting the message:

Naming information cannot be located for the following reason:
The server is not operational.
And i don't know how to get rid of it . I have tried putting in the server name and the domain name but it still doesn't like it. . .

please can you help me understand this mesage and what to do. . .

A:Active Directory Help

What is the staus of your domain? Does the client computer that you are installing AD on have the appropriate permissions in the computer account? Have you ran DCPROMO from the domain controller? I have experience with implementing a new domain, so I can get you past the bumps.

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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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I had a DC on Windows 2000 server, which i upgraded to Windows 2003 Enterprise with upgrade option.

I want to install a fresh copy of Windows 2003 server and copy all my AD users with thier passwords from the old DC to this one. Is there any tool available for it??? How can it be done....please help.

I tried googling for it....but i couldnt find any satisfactory answer.

A:Active Directory Users

This is a tool that most Network Administrators use:

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Does anybody know of an easy way to clean up Active directory? Or better yet. Is it possible to get a print out of groups and members within those groups so that I can go in and clean it up?

A:Cleaning up Active Directory

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In a domain controlled by Server 2003, what printers should be listed in Active Directory? Specifically, should ones that are network-connected be listed there? My concern is that the listing is done under printer sharing and I do not think I want the server involved in printing when it does not have to be.

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got an issue here. Have a pc I'm trying to join to our domain, and when I add it to the OU and hit refresh, it shows up, but with a red x over it. I can rt click, choose enable, and the x goes away, but when I refresh it, back it comes.

I can ping the machine fine, so I know that it exists. I can also get to the internet from this machine, the names match up, but for some reason, I cannot get that red x to go away so I can join the pc to our domain.

The os is XP Pro, gig of ram, 2 gig processor.



A:Solved: active directory

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Hello guys,
I have a question related to AD groups and folders. There are user accounts that are disabled but they all have folders with personal files in a particular server. How can I see which are the folders of those disabled accounts. Is there a PowerShell script for that?

Thank you in advance!

A:Active Directory question

Are these folders that are set up as the users' home directories? Or are these folders that are on a server that happen to personally belong to specific users?

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I'm at the point now where I've read as much text about active directory as i can take. I seem to find that when the reference books provide samples of iddy biddy networks, with small diagrams, its hard to hammer home the main ideas and concepts. I used to work for a very large fortune 500 company, and would do anything to see a diagram, or organziational chart about how the domains, computes, users are set up.

Does anyone have any ideas or links that might help me find a real large organizational chart, that would bring all the AD reading to life. Or maybe someone that has set up a good size network, and maybe has a file with the information.

A:Active Directory examples

Network Computing usually features a Network Centerfold in most of it' issues. It is really cool. I think I found one on Active Directory for you.

You will see a link to a PDF document which is a graphic of what their network looks like.

Here is the index of centerfolds.

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i am Setting up an Active Directory server "Top level Domain" For my Home Network already have a domain on the internet lets say its , the Server at home has a Dual Port NIC and My Question Comes in on my Netgear Wireless access Point side, i know i have to set everything Static in the AP, because the Server is going to be a DHCP server as well , what is the best Usage on the server Side to make this happen , Seamless Integration into the AD would great, and Just a thought of Having a second Wireless AP for the Server Side AD into the Second NIC of the server, and the Existing AP as the Internet DHCP Router. For users that are Not on the OU and AD Server "will be taken Down Eventually"
God i hope this all makes Sense. Thanks everyone.

A:Active Directory Server

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Tribg to get my printer working from my Vista laptop through my XP base unit. I keep on getting the error message 'The active directory domain services is currently unavailable'

My laptop can see the printer, I have installed the drivers on the laptop, ticked all the boxes I can find and still no go.

How do I sort out this problem. Any ideas folks?



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I have got the following script:

Set oContainer = GetObject("LDAP://OU=junior,OU=PHS


ModifyUsers oContainer


Set oContainer = Nothing

WScript.Echo "Finished"

Sub ModifyUsers(oObject)

Dim oUser

oObject.Filter = Array("user")

For Each oUser in oObject

oUser.Put "scriptPath","student.bat"

oUser.Put "homeDrive","X"

oUser.Put "homeDirectory","\\phslib\%username%"



End Sub

I need to have the homeDirectory line place the username after "\\phslib\USERNAME HERE??". What do I need to add to this script in order to accomplish this. I am fairly new to VB Scripting so I don't alot of the command. Thank you.

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I have 2 DC's and 12 servers in my network. ( Windows 2003 network)
DC1 ( first domain controller)
DC2 ( second domain controller)

DC1 is having hardware problems. So i want to take it out of the network for maintenance... what's the best procedure?

i actually kept DC1 offline for a while to check the network access n all... some of the users are not able to login.. mainly exchange server users.

is there anyway that DC2 can takeup DC1 role. if so how to

Please do help me


A:Active Directory DC help needed

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I receive the error meassage, 'the active directory domain services is currently unavailable" when I go to find printer. please help

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I'm in the process of creating a plan to eliminate unused computer and user objects within an Active Directory domain. Over time the AD was not managed correctly and now, we have a host of issues with our AD and are going to start running in to licensing issues soon. We thought a good place to start would be to get rid of any computer and user objects no longer in use.

We have a physical count of about 350 computers on the network, while we report from AD with having almost 500. There is no telling how many user accounts are lurking around either.

I have an idea of where to start, but at the same time I don't want to do anything too risky as we all know the ramifications of deleting a computer or user account in an AD accidentally.

Basically what I am after is the most painless way of finding out what computer and user objects are no longer in use so they may be deleted.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Active Directory Cleanup

Well there is Oldcmp (do a goole search on it) and there is the non freeware Active Directory Janitor then there is this tool here -

I am sure you could query AD with a VBS and get an output on some of this as well but I'm sure you owuld have to fiddle with the code a little.

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Is there any way i can search through my W2K Active Directory accounts that will tell me how many of them still have the checkbox 'User must change password at first logon' still ticked (i.e., those users we have set up that have never logged on)

A:Active Directory attributes

You can set up the admin pak

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A while a ago I created an dc2000 server but set the persmissions at domain level and locked the administrator account out with access to c:\drive registry and everything. So i couldn't do anythink, since then i have connect to the dc through another domain and can get to the registry, but I don't know what field I am to delete to get rid of the permission, or to demote the dc so I can start from a fresh without having to re-install the software. Please Help?

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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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This bus. has 3 DC & DHCP servers located in three different locations. Because of a hardware failure and other reasons, one server was not communicating to the other 2 servers. So the AD information got out of sync between that server's AD and the other 2 servers. Now all three servers are communicating to each other, but the AD on that one server would not replicate to the other two. Worse yet, the AD on that one server contains the most current information, users wise.

I am thinking of demoting the two unaffected servers and pushing the AD from the the one server to the other two servers, then promoting them back up as peer servers. But before I do, I thought I'd some thoughts and feedback from oters. So any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanksssssss.


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I get an annoying error every 5 min. on my win2003 server....

Event ID 1202
Description: Security policies were propagated with warning 0x534 : No mapping between account names and security IDs were done.

When I try to identify the account by using:
(at command prompt)
FIND /i "Cannot find" %SYSTEMROOT%\security\logs\winlogon.log

this is supposed to tell me errors in active directory, user name typos, etc...but instead it comes back with
"cannot find domain"

Any ideas why?

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When I log into a server and access my files and I exit out, when I go back in, I am no longer asked for my password and am automatically there.

How can I log out, so that I am asked for my password each time?

Oh...this is Winodws 2003 Server.

A:logon and off active directory help.


I am guessing that it's cached credential's that you would want to tweak and it's a group policy the path was from my findings:

"Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options"

the following link explains all

Since I am new here I can't post links so lets see if I can put each word on a diffrent line you will need to copy and paste it back together
please post back to let me know it it works.


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I currently have an AD domain using Server 2K3 (call it working domain) that has ~45 users and 12 member servers.

When I setup this domain, I was not given any recommendations for naming, so I made that decision myself. Now the powers that be would like for the root of the forest to be "company" instead of what it is now.

I am in no way an expert in AD, as this domain is only my third build using AD.
I would like to know if there is a way to move a domain controller, that is currently the root server, into another domain as a child domain controller all while keeping the users intact. I would imagine that I would have to rejoin all the member servers to this new domain but I would like to keep the current setup of the working domain controller.

Also the working domain controller serves as WINS, RADIUS, DNS (internal), and DHCP. And several of the member servers are running SQL 2005, and Visual Source Safe.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Active Directory Setup

Don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty sure (under those conditions) you would have to demote the domain controller and re-promote it later.

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I have 4 Bind DNS entries for my domain as follows:

Code: SRV 0 0 389 SRV 0 0 88 SRV 0 0 389 SRV 0 0 88

I want to make sure the other domain controllers are found and used. I've just added the same 4 records for each server and it will round robin them, but what about machines in different sites, will this be enough to use all the domain controllers correctly?

If I read correctly, when a domain controller receives a request, it will tell you to use a domain controller closer to you.

What I want to know is how does a client be efficient and use it's own domain controller first? Does it have to go through the discovery process of getting one of the dns records and querying that server which then refers it to a nearer domain controller?

I don't want to have to use Bind views for this as I'd have to specify only the local DC and this would lose me redundancy in case the local DC was rebooting or went down.

Any recommendations for proper DNS/site setup?

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We are using active directory. Our website staff directory is based on active directory. When I change in active directory, it also reflects in our website staff directory. Can anyone show me steps that how can we integrate active directory with our website staff directory. Do we have any options to integrate website staff directory? I am also attaching my college's website staff directory.Our HR wants to know about that. Please let me know asap and elaborate me the concept.
Mesalands Community College - Faculty & Staff Directory


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My active directory keeps dropping its connection to DNS. As long as I keep AD open, it works fine. However, if I close it, and don't use it for some hours, it will not load up due to a dns problem. Also, when I use the NSLOOKUP command, I get the message, "Can't find server name for address 192.168.0.x: Non-existent domain."When I reboot, it clears up.DNS and AD have previously been working fine, for some years - so this just started happening in the last few weeks.DNS and AD work fine on my backup DNS/WINS server.Appreciate any help or suggestions!Network Admin

A:Active Directory and DNS problem

That is strange since DNS on both servers should be the same. NSlookup would appear to say they are not the same.Is dns setup as primary/secondary or Ad intergrated?What does the dns event log say concerning errors?Liberal: characterized by broad-mindedness, a person who favors a political philosophy of progress, reform & protection of civil liberties Conservative: a person who is reluctant to accept changes

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Hi All
I am revising for an exam on active directory and been given a bunch of case studies to work through. But i have one that im stuck on.

This is the case study........

Jason is the administrator of a Windows 2008 network. He manages five Windows 2008 servers, one of which functions as a file server for three departments. Lately, he is faced with two separate problems. First, a research library was just put into the building. It has two computers running Windows 7, and users can log into them while they are doing research. They are automatically connected to a home directory on the server where the users can create documents based on their research findings. However, the users are finding that, when they move from the computers in their offices to the research computers, they have to reset their desktops, and if they create a shortcut on their office computers, they have to create the same shortcut on the research machines. The users are asking for a solution to this problem.

The second issue is one that the users are not complaining about (yet), but that is becoming a problem for Jason. The users’ home folders are stored on the file server. He periodically checks storage use and finds that some users are consuming a disproportionate amount of hard drive space on the server. In addition, this space usage is increasing dramatically over time. When he investigates, he finds that many users are downloading quite a large quantity of game demos and pictures, and these ite... Read more

A:Active Directory Question

Unfortunately we are not able to assist with school/exam work. You talk to your teacher for any references.

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I'm having problems connecting a printer to my laptop. The printer was working but when my laptop went away for repair it did not work on its return.

The printer works on my macbook and my PC running Vista however it will not run on the laptop running Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

I think it is something to do with the fact that my printer is on a network somewhere?? some how but I haven't a clue what to do.

When I try to add the printer using the add printer wizard it cannot locate the printer even though its switched on etc...

I haven't a clue why it won't work can someone try to help.

By the way I have tried downloading the drivers from the Epson website but when I press print it sends it to the print queue which then clears but no print!!!!

A:Active Directory Domain not available

is the laptop on a network or domain? it sounds like they either joined or removed your laptop from a domain.
How to tell:

Right click "Computer" and choose properties

you should see "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings"

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I am trying to connect to active directory from my java code.How can I connect without using LDAP.


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I have one server. This is going to be a file server and want to have the rights and permissions with Active Directory.

Do I need to set up DNS?

A:Do I have to have DNS if I make an Active Directory?

What server are you talking about...2000 or 2003?

If it is a windows server the answer is yes...But there is a work around..

I have a Windows 2003 enterprise running as a file server..

Put your computers in the same workgroup...

put static IP's on your computers..

computers need to be on a router or same LAN

Have the same user name and password on the sever and desktop machine..

Put a file on the server and share the permissions of that file put your user name. Give yourself amin or poweruser rights...

Log onto you desktop machine and do a network search or go to our "run" and

type in \\"server computer name here"

you should have a folder pop up and it should be the shared folder on the sever or you might get a logon screen pop up..either way. I you get the log on screen just log on and then the folder will open...

Now after you see the shared folder on your desktop machine you can close it...

Now click on my computer and you should see your folder listed just under the drives should say network share..

right click on the netork share...send shortcut to the desktop...

Now even after you reboot ..once you log onto the desktop computer the shared server folder will be there....


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Is it at all possible to connect a client computer to an Active Directory via the Internet?

If so, would you change the client's DNS server to the remote IP, and then connect?

A:Active Directory via Internet?

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I need an online free source where I could read basic information about AD. I would like to get a fairly good understanding of it. Where could I get one site or a couple to get very good information?


A:Active Directory Information

Server Roles and Technologies

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I have a win2k server that I used as a backup domain controller.
Can't remember exactly how I did it but used dcpromo and created some folders to store the db info on a raid aray with 2 drives.

Now my raid array is screwed up from someone swapping out drives and when the server tries to boot I get an error saying I need to reboot to directory services repair mode.

So since it can't access the db files on the raid array is that probably causing the prob or could it be a lot of things.

To get it working again, could I boot in safe mode and demote from domain controller to stand alone server or do I need to get my array with the db files repaired?

I am just trying to learn and playing around on this server so there is nothing important and can just re-install if faster but want to make sure I don't screw up the primary domain controller on the same network.


A:active directory repair?

Here is some info on raid in Word format. I haven't played around in the real world with raid. Just some lab senerios at school.

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I had some previous problems installing it but now there's still something wrong: now the right program is installed, the control panel changes have been made; I'm on the right domain; but something is wrong & I can't use it for the purpose it was intended, which is to find users & computers on the domain; establish new users & assign new passwords to them. Find action is limited to find domain computers only & no users at all, nor user computers.

A:Frustrations with Active directory

what domain account is tied to this computer?

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Hi All, I was wondering if anyone knew how to turn the beeps off in AD? i've had a user complain about it today and I am unable to see any option for it. Even tried regediting the local_maching\current set\services\beep with no change.

Hs anyone come accross this before?



A:Beeps in Active Directory

Open regedit and navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Sound

In the right pane look for 'Beep'.

Double click on the entry and set the value to 'no'

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Was wondering if anyone has had any experience with forums that can integrate with Active Directory for Authentication.

I would really like to get a techinical forum interanlly for our corporation which is rather large and world wide. I hoping I can pitch to them a colloaboration point for problem solving and asking questions. But I am betting they would want it controlled with Active Directory for authentication, so they can keep track of who is posting what.

Any ideas let me know.

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I am looking for the Windows 2000 GPO to turn off "IE6 tools"

Thank you

A:2000 Active Directory GPO

Look under "User Configuration" > "Administrative Templates" > "Internet Explorer" > "Internet Control Panel"

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Ok, here's my situation. We have about 16 ppl in our office. I'm getting more and more server duties (Administrator, Backup Admin, Schema Admin)put onto my shoulders every day. I have about 95% admin privs in the server. There are some things that are only for the four partners and the Senior Developer. These things I cannot access and really have no need nor want to. I do , however, need access to things that only the Senior Dev has access to. I don't think we're ready for AD as we have 16 ppl on the office network, any suggestions on what to do to get me full admin access, but still keeping me from being able to access the company sensitive stuff?
If I'm too vague, let me know, It's early in the morning & i'm a little tired.

A:Switching to Active Directory

The company's proprietary things should be data, not programs, and they can password protect or use encryption protection for the data that they want to keep confidential without locking you out of the software used to produce it.

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I'm trying to set up an additional domain controller for our company's domain and I keep getting the error:

The Operation failed because:
The directory service failed to create the server object for CN=NTDS settings,CN=WIN2K BDC, CN=SERVERS, CN=Default-First-Site-Name, CN=Sites, CN=Configuration, DC=WINK2K on server WIN2K1. Please ensure the network credentials provided have sufficient access to add a replica.

"A Service Principle Name (SPN) could not be constructed because the provided hostname is not in the necessary format."

while running dcpromo.

Can anyone help me??

A:Active Directory Problem

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For some reason Word 2010 Starter has an error pop up when I try to have it find my printer. It doesn't have a printer selected, so I go to it and click 'add printer' and an error comes up saying "Find Directory: Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable". The printer isn't even a year old and works fine with printing things off the internet, but I haven't been able to get it to work with Word. I contacted Lexmark and they had me download a driver from the website that was supposed to make it fine with a 64 bit OS or something, it wasn't giving me problems with printing off the internet but I figured it was worth a shot. Anyone have any idea what the problem is? It's connected to my computer with a USB cord.

A:Active Directory Services is Currently not available

I don't believe that windows 7 home premium can connect to a domain.

Is your computer on a network with a domain? no answers in your systems specs..


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Can anyone help. I need to find out where in these forums i go for AD support.

A:Active directory forums

Welcome to TSG Paul...I requested this be moved to the proper forum for you. Take care! angel

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Has anyone managed to successfully link iLO2 login to Active Directory?  I've been playing around with it for some time to try to get all users in one container to have access without any success.

A:iLO2 Active Directory

Hi: You may also want to post your question on the HPE Community Support Forum -- Proliant Servers section...

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How do I create a "Group Policy" that will take away "deletion" rights from a user?

A:Win2k3 Active Directory

Are you confusing GPO's and NTFS rights settings ?

You need to make the user member of enough groups to grant him the rights he needs to files. If you do not want the user to modify the files (deleting is part of modifying), then do not grant them the modify right.

If a specific user needs a specific deny right (not recommended) then make a new Security Group, grant this group the appropiate deny rights, and add the user to this group. Deny rights inheritance can be very tricky though.

Please be more specific as to what you are trying to accomplish.

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I've just encoutered this error on Windows 2000 Server, whenever i try to open it up it says: "Naming information cannot be located because the network location cannot be found". It happened overnight somehow... any help on how to repair this would be greatly appreciated!


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