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How to add Active Directory module in PowerShell in Windows 8?

I use Windows 8.1 and I try use Import-Module ActiveDirectory, but I get the following error:PS C:\Windows\system32> Import-Module ActiveDirectoryImport-Module : No se cargó el módulo '...
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Should or shouldn't I remove the 'Everyone' group from my shared folders?

I'm wondering whether to completely remove the Everyone group from my shared folders. I remember one time I did and it screwed up the machine meaning not even the Administrator account could access ...
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“You don't have permission to copy files to this location over the network” error

I'm trying to copy a ~5 GB file to a folder on my D:\ drive from an XP machine and getting the following error:You don't have permission to copy files to this location over the network.It then ...
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How to turn Windows domain account to a local account

I asked the IT department in our company to remove me from our domain so that some restrictions aimed at all the users within the domain no longer apply to me.The problem is that when I restart my ...
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How do I add a Microsoft account user to Windows Server 2012?

I am managing a small network with a Windows Server 2012 domain controller. I have usernames of the network users who can access various network drives/files.In the past, I would open up Active ...
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I can't reset an expired password because it is expired. What's next?

The password of my corporate (Active Directory based) account expired this morning. When logging in, I see an error similar to:Your password has expired and must be changed.I'm then invited to ...
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Mapped network drives could not be restored

This issue has occurred on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines. My computer is a member of an active directory domain Foo and I map a network drive using credentials to a remote domain Bar.Anytime ...
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I don't understand groups and permissions in Active Directory

I'm playing with permissions and noticed the following situation I don't understand.The PC PC-EXAMPLE is a part of a domain, let's say DOMAIN (domain.com) and the currently logged on user is User-...
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Will upgrading a machine from Windows 7 Pro to 8 Pro remove it from a domain?

I have a laptop running Windows 7 pro SP1 x64.It is on the domain at work.If I do an in-place upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, will the resulting OS still be on the domain?
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Is there any trick to join and use Windows 8/8.1 with Samba 4 (4.1.6)?

It seems that Samba doesn't like me at all. I've followed various tutorials and I can't get Windows 8 to work properly with a Ubuntu Server as domain controller. This week i've downloaded ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Domain joined VM+ snapshotting

I have been using a Win 8 Hyper V VM with snapshots to test some applications I am writing in fresh environments (to ensure that it works in a non dev environment,etc)The way I use it is that I ...
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Error login with RDP and Active Directory

have a problem when I try to loggin from a PC - Windows 8 - (using RDP) to a Windows Server (2008r2) that has Active Directory running. I can't access the server. (I put my credentials right)This is ...
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Login with Microsoft Account instead of Domain Account on Windows 8

Company recently issued me a surface pro 3 with windows 8. I would like to login to my personal microsoft account instead of my company issued domain account. However, after they setup my device, it ...
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Windows 8 keeps prompting to change expired password

I am a volunteer doing tech support for a local school. One of the teachers tried to log in today and got a message that his password had expired and must be changed. That's expected, since our ...
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Active Directory Auto Logoff Timer

I'm experimenting with an Active Directory Domain at home (Win Server 2012 Domain Controller). After joining my Windows 8 Pro (x64) PC to my domain, I am getting automatically logged off after being ...
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Active Directory Force Logoff After 8 Hours

We are a 24/7 company and we have an active directory network of approximately 80 workstations. Our employees do not seem to be logging off when they leave their shift and others are using their ...
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I'm having problems adding the computer to the domain, domain filed is non-selectable

I'm trying to add my computer to my domain, but when I go to the system properties I cant enter domain in the Member of section. The Workgroup however is up and running... why cant i switch to domain?
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How to get the Windows username having the user's First and Last name

I am not a server admin, just a user in AD. I have another user's First and Last name. I need to know that person's windows username. Is it possible? I have searched and found the user in AD using "...
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Re-connection to the clients after the session is disconnected

I use Citrix Xencenter to create and use Domain COntrollers and Client's in my PC.What I haveMy personal PC where the Xencenter is located:XYZ-123.Virtual Machines:1 DC: DC-1.PC name: Server1 ...
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Does windows log which admin domain user authorised an event

For example, if a standard user wanted to perform a software installation which would require admin rights, then admin credentials would have to be used to authorize the action. So does windows or ...
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Account display name on start screen is not updated after active directory update

look at the screen below, this shows start screen from my win 8.1 laptopI issue started when the domain controller incorrectly entered my last name as Rahul instead of Ruhal. After request to ...
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Disabling EFS recovery domain policy on local account

I would like my personal home folder to be protected by EFS without my domain administrator having access.I setup a separate local account so I can login with my personal microsoft account instead ...
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Bitlocker disk encryption without admin override

I am a somewhat paranoid CTO exec that just received a Microsoft Surface with Windows 8.1 and I would like to enable disk encryption to protect my information. I know that bitlocker can be enabled to ...
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Why I can make Windows 8 and 8.1 Pro join domain but can't login after?

Is there any tweak to be done in Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro that makes me be able to login after joining a Samba 4 domain/AD? All the other machines with Windows 7 even XP are in the domain and ...
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Understanding Windows 8 users account and remote desktop

I do not want to further confuse myself by asking on the difference between domain account and local account.Just want to clarify the following behavior for local accounts.Let's say I created 2 ...