Linking Confluence to SBS Active Directory and filtering by groups... how to actually make it work

We recently migrated our internal Knowledge Base to Confluence. Part of the process involved linking Confluence to Active Directory... one directory to rule them all... one directory to bind them... Anyway. Doing the basic connectivity part is easy - simply following the prompts should successfully link your new Confluence instance to AD, BUT what you'll find is that you return too many users, which with Confluence can have a relatively disproproportionate cost impact. The Confluence examples don't work, and neither does the MS doco.

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Windows cannot complete the password change error 0x800708c5

 

A client called saying that she believed that someone has access her computer and changed her password as she was unable to log in. As a precaution we attempted to reset the password, but when trying to do so from within Active Directory Users & Computers it returned the error "Windows cannot complete the password change error 0x800708c5".

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