Hi all, I would like to seek your help on this as i can know how can i notify all domain users on the Password Policy Requirements when they change the password wrongly and a notification will notify the users for example below. Example : 1) total of 6 alpha numeric characters 2) 1 letter [...]
Answer Question | October 7, 2010 6:41 PM
Active Directory, Password policy, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Administration, Windows Server Security
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.
Answer Question | November 2, 2011 8:43 PM
Active Directory, HARD drive, Hard drive failure, Hard drives, Monitoring software, Spiceworks, Windows 7, Windows XP
Can you backup your AD schema? What is best practice for backing up Active Directory 2003? Is there any difference in backing up 2008?
Answer Question | November 8, 2010 8:38 PM
Active Directory, Active Directory 2003, Active Directory 2008, Active Directory backup, Active Directory Backup and Restore, Backup hardware
We have just changed our password policy. We want to audit which passwords are in violation of the new policies before it is time to have them change them again. Can we force passwords in violation to request a change of password?
Answer Question | September 30, 2010 7:41 PM
Active Directory, Password policies, Password policy, Security in 2010
Hello I would like some assistance, i am changing hardware and as such i would like to know how i go about moving the active directory users from 1 server to another. The old server is windows 2003, DC and DNS. The new server is already set to be a DC and DNS. the domain [...]
Answer Question | October 6, 2010 8:07 PM
Active Directory, Active Directory migration, DNS, Domain Controller, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 migration
We have 3500 new ad users. How can we import their usernames, full names, phone numbers, email addresses from a CSV file.
Answer Question | September 28, 2010 4:14 PM
Active Directory, Active Directory 2003, Active Directory Users, AD, CSV, Windows, Windows Server 2003
we want the same desktop, browser settings and screen saver on all Windows XP, 2000 Pro and Windows 7 computers. Can we do this using group policy? What settings need to be tweaked or do we need to set it up on an existing machine and clone the settings?
Answer Question | September 27, 2010 3:43 PM
Active Directory, Active Directory 2003, Group Policy, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows XP Professional
How do we appropriately configure the home directory in a 2003 AD structure? What will it save to the home directory and is this beneficial? Will this slow us down?
Answer Question | September 28, 2010 8:34 PM
Active Directory, Active Directory 2003, Home Directory, Windows, Windows Server 2003
I want to audit about 200 servers for low disk space. The servers are using Windows 2000, 2003 and 2008. What is my best bet for doing this easily? The reporting machine can be any of the servers or a XP or 7 workstation.
Answer Question | November 9, 2010 4:12 PM
Active Directory, AD, Auditing, Disk space, Windows, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Domain
what is the proper method of setting up a second AD server for backup and load balancing? What needs to be setup and what is the proper procedure?
Answer Question | September 21, 2010 4:11 PM
Active Directory, Active Directory backup, AD, Backup Server, Load balancing, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
We have a color printer on AD. We want normal users to only be able to print black and white and managers/exec users to be able to choose. How can we set this up?
Answer Question | November 30, 2010 3:18 PM
Active Directory, Active Directory Groups, Group Policy, Printing, Windows, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2
How do I create an ACL for: Allow inbound HTTP requests to the www.yzcorp server. Add info: The www.yzcorp.com website at 10.0.1.2 is registered with the public DNS system at IP address 188.8.131.52 permit tcp any 184.108.40.206 eq www is not working.
Answer Question | December 16, 2010 1:21 PM
Access Control List, ACL, ACL Manager, Active Directory, Cisco, Packet Tracer, Security in 2010, Servers
Is there anything wrong with having multiple active directory accounts for one user? For example, one account with restricted rights and a second account with administrative rights.
Answer Question | September 17, 2010 5:34 PM
Active Directory, Active Directory Administration, Active Directory Users
How can we survey our network to determine what if any computers can be upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7? Is there a tool to scan or will we need to run an application on each one? We have AD and can push something out using group policy if this will help.
Answer Question | September 17, 2010 3:25 PM
Active Directory, Group Policy, Group Policy management, Windows 7, Windows 7 deployment, Windows XP
when i try to create new accounts on my domain in active directory I can make them but my active directory skips the step that allows me to add them to my exchange server and make the email account. i just installed active directory on this computer and i am able to make email account/ [...]
Answer Question | September 21, 2010 7:02 AM
Active Directory, Active Directory Users, Exchange, Exchange user settings, Windows, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP SP3
We want to set up a guest account strictly just for web browsing. How should that be configured in ad? How can we make sure that the user has no rights to other network objects? We do not want them to change the password or have any settings remembered.
Answer Question | September 15, 2010 5:21 PM
Active Directory, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP
Where can I configure password complexity settings using group policy on a 2008 active directory network?
Answer Question | September 21, 2011 5:19 PM
Active Directory, Active Directory 2008, AD, Group Policy, Password Complexity, Windows, Windows Server 2008
I do not want users to be able to change their passwords on their own. But I do want to require password changes every 180 days. How can I set this up in Active Directory 2003?
Answer Question | November 8, 2012 5:18 PM
Active Directory, Active Directory 2003
Can we have a global address book in AD that will let users in Outlook choose network users email addresses? Can this be done?
Answer Question | September 15, 2010 3:50 PM
Active Directory, AD, Global address book, Outlook 2010, Windows
How do you handle new machines joined to your domain? Do you have scripts in place and GPs to automate most of your new machines setup? Can you share them with us
Answer Question | October 30, 2010 3:48 PM
Active Directory, AD, Group Policy, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Objects, Windows XP