• Can you create an Active Directory users group in SQL Server 2008?

    I am trying to connect a .net application to SQL Server 2008 using windows authentication. However, I can’t get it to work right because there are a lot of Active Directory users. I Know I could create separate login account for each of the Active Directory users in SQL Server instead of having...

    Chris Leonard4,300 pointsBadges:
  • Scanning Active Directory for weak passwords

    Is it possible to scan our active directory and see if people have weak passwords? We have upped the password policy but what about for users that already have passwords and are not scheduled to changed them yet?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Adding remote branches to our network

    We use Active Directory, DHCP, network printers, software and file servers. We want to add two more branches to our network, so users get IP addresses by DHCP and assigned to AD server. How can we create them like remote branches without giving same subnet to remote users? We want VPN connection on...

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Migrate workgroup to Active Directory domain

    I am using network (1 server and 40 computers) in workgroup. I want to convert it into domain, so which process should I have to apply?

    it20135 pointsBadges:
  • What Applications are using the DC?

    Is there an easy way to find out what applications are using a specific domain controller?  I have been informed that some applications may have hard coded the use of specific DC's.  In order to ensure that no applications are adversly effected durning maintenance windows I need to make sure I...

    bwelch23520 pointsBadges:
  • Transferring (only) AD from One Server to Another

    So I have found plenty of scenarios with regards to moving to a new server, but not sure one exactly like mine. I am not a server guru by any means, as this question may attest to. Basically, we are moving campuses and want to ditch the old hardware and switch to a new server (still running Server...

    creosotepost5 pointsBadges:
  • Home directory clean up on Active Directory Windows Server 2003

    I am looking to clean up a large amount of user home directories. I am trying to find a way to find user directories that belong to disabled user accounts or belong to no user account at all. Does anyone have a process for this or know of a utility that will generate a report with this information...

    Regba20 pointsBadges:
  • Moving orphan home drives in Windows Server 2003 Active Directory to a folder to delete

    I am trying to do a home directory clean up and trying to find out a good and quick step by step way  to get all the orphans users' home drives who are not attached to any users account from AD and move them to a specific folder where I can delete them. I also prefer not to use a third party...

    Regba20 pointsBadges:
  • Editing Active Directory users offline

    Our company has finally gotten in to an Active Directory domain and will be migrating to Exchange 2007 hopefully soon. I have been instructed to edit the users information for the Global address book. I have the tast of inputting 600+ address, phone numbers, and other such information. Most of this...

    Chetta100 pointsBadges:
  • Export/Import active directory users

    Is there a way to export all active directory users and groups to reimport them back into another active directory network? Can we retain permissions and passwords?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • How to configure Active Directory to ignore non-threatening accounts

    Can AD only lock accounts that pose a threat - with regards to a virus that locks accounts? I found a w32.downadup.b virus on the domain and it locks all accounts in AD. How can i configure AD to ignore the accounts that are not posing a threat?

    KarenHu10 pointsBadges:
  • Is Windows Server 2012 the best option for us?

    Our company is currently rolling out Active Directory, with Office 365, Lync, Exchange, and Outlook. We don't have AD, as there are over 400+ employees in different offices. Now the question we're facing is if Windows Server 2012 is the best option for us. We know 2008 R2 has a larger knowledge...

    ITKE351,965 pointsBadges:
  • Is it possible for Active Directory Adminsitrative Center to be extended?

    Is it possible for Active Directory Adminsitrative Center to be extended, since its  based off of powershell? Can i include domains and trusts?

    ITKE351,965 pointsBadges:
  • Input multiple users in Windows Server 2003 database

    I have to add the names of 600 users to our directory. Is there a way to input multiple user accounts into our Windows Server 2003 database, or do I have to manually enter this information in Active Directory?

    ITKE351,965 pointsBadges:
  • Import AD data from CSV file to 2003 ad

    We have 3500 new ad users. How can we import their usernames, full names, phone numbers, email addresses from a CSV file.

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • Event ID 4515 – zone exists in more than 1 location in Active Directory

    I posed a question a couple of weeks ago and had no response so I'm hoping I just worded it badly. I'm desperate to sort this out so I'm having another try. The first error I got in my DNS log was Event ID 4515 "The zone contoso.com was previously loaded from the directory partition...

    ITBird15 pointsBadges:
  • How to integrate a Windows 2000 domain with a Windows 2003 domain

    We have a Windows 2003 Domain and we have just taken over another company with their own Windows 2000 domain. What is the best way to integrate this domain with our own?

    Celica20 pointsBadges:
  • Searching for unneeded accounts in Active Directory

    In a Windows 2000 domain functional level, is there a command for searching for unneeded accounts (i.e. not used for 50 days, etc.)? I've tried AdFind but can't get it to run, or don't know how.

    Zinton60 pointsBadges:
  • Difference between Netbios and Host name

    Dear all,I am preparing for MCSE certifications. Could you please let me know what is the difference between Netbios name and Host name. According to me WINs server will be used for Netbios Name resolution and DNS servers will be used for Hostname resolution. Both names specifies the machine name...

    Mraj270 pointsBadges:
  • Seperation of AD and Exchange Organisation

    I am currently working on a project where a company is seperating one of its entities out from all others. Their current structure is all in 1 AD forest and 1 Exchange Organisation. We need to build a whole new forest and Exchange Organisation for this entity. We dont have a problem with creating...

    SssJapp0 pointsBadges:

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