• Start Menu content

    I need to prevent The Disk Cleanup Tool from displaying in the Start menu for one specific identity on our network, but this identity has no access to the Control Panel - so I am unsure of the best way to remove/prevent this from appearing in Start menus. I'm thinking that a registry fix would...

    AndreaF8,065 pointsBadges:
  • Scanning the entire network for spyware

    Is it possible to scan the entire network for spyware/viruses? We are all running Windows 7 with 2008 AD.

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Monitoring SMART hard drive status via Active Directory

    Can we monitor SMART hard drive status via Active Directory or via SpiceWorks to know before a potential hard drive failure? How would this work. Client machines are XP and 7.

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Pre-boot VPN

    We have about 3-400 mobile laptop users that never work on the company network. OS is windows xp. Does anyone know any pre-boot VPN solutions where the VPN connection is established before or during boot in such a way that it is semi seamless to the user and that works in such a way that the...

    I486dx26670 pointsBadges:
  • How can I setup 2008 AD password complexity in Active Directory?

    Where can I configure password complexity settings using group policy on a 2008 active directory network?

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • Active Directory Scripting

    Hi, I need help with copying shortcuts via AD. Currently, I can create a shortcut on user's desktops belonging to a specific security group by using this in the Notes field of the group properties: csc "desktop", "Clinical", \\servershareshortcut.url, "folder", "" However, I would like to copy a...

    Jnbrcky5 pointsBadges:
  • Validating Active Directory login from within a stored-procedure

    I have an application that needs to use active directory to ensure user login is valid. The issue is that the machine is in a different domain than our AD server. I am looking at creating a clr procedure on the SQL server that is in the same domain. Then from the application execute a procedure...

    Joetig35 pointsBadges:
  • Folder Redirection – Why disable inheritance?

    Every article I read regarding folder redirection and personal shares mentions that I should disable inherited permissions. Why is this required? Is this a security concern or a performance concern? Personally, I want upper management to have read access to subordinates personal shares so I don't...

    Rawrasaurus5 pointsBadges:
  • Creating a backup DNS server on Windows Server 2008 Active directory network

    On a windows 2008 ad network how do we create a backup dns server? Can we have it answer queries automatically if the first one is not available? Is replication automatic?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • AD user details

    Hi, I want to write a utility which will read users Details from the Active Directory and dump it in a database which will be used for other applications. How do i do this ? Thanks

    Jagdish60 pointsBadges:
  • Active Directory automatically install printers

    Can we have active directory automatically install printers for used based on location of the user and printer? We have an Active Directory 2003 network and 2003 print servers.

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Adding last login and login machine to Active Directory

    Is it possible to add last login time and last login machine to our active directory? How can we do that and what needs to be done?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Branding IE via Active Directory

    We want to brand Internet Explorer via Active directory. How can we do it? Our domain controllers are Windows Server 2003.

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Rebuild AD and DNS

    I have 1 Windows 2K3 Server that has roles as a DC,AD,DNS,DHCP. I am getting several DNS errors that I can seem to cure. I would like to reinstall AD and DNS without having to reinstall the OS. Is this possible?

    Bucanoles30 pointsBadges:
  • Forcing Windows users to choose random passwords

    Can we force Windows to choose random passwords for accounts created in 2003 Active Directory? Can we force the user to then change their password on login?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Upgrading Active Directory domain controllers

    Should servers that are running Active Directory domain controllers and the global catalog be upgraded to 64-bit? For a medium sized 10,000 or so accounts. Windows server 2003 standard?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • MMC console on Windows Server 2003

    How can we create an MMCconsole on Windows Server 2003 to display Active Directory, DNS and DHCP in the same console window which we can distribute to the it group?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Method for Creating User ID’s In Windows Server 2003 Active Directory

    We are getting ready to migrate our W2K AD to W2K3. Currently our user ID's are first initial of the first name the full last name. We would like to get away from those types of user ID's and go with something random, easy to manage, want allow duplicates and is not associated with the user’s...

    BeachBum5185 pointsBadges:
  • Tracking deleted OU

    One OU was deeted from our Windows 2003 AD domain. Can we track how it was deleted or who deleted it?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Defining security policies for OU

    How can I define security policies for each OU in Windows server 2008using Active Directory?

    ITKE351,960 pointsBadges:

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