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Active Directory login

I have a machine with a strange error when logging into ADS. (Local logins work fine.) Profile invalid But when I look through the hard drive I don't even see the account. I know the user has ...
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2answers
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How would I prevent users from logging in a PC while software is installing?

So I currently am looking for a solution to keeping users logged out while software is installing or activating a pop-up message that cannot be moved, closed, and is always on top, because sometimes ...
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1answer
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Logging onto computer user accounts

By my request our school IT set up a basic admin account on my computer. I have the username and password but I am unable to log on because I am always prompted to log onto on of the network accounts. ...
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1answer
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Cannot login to Kali Linux

I just created a Kali 1.0.6 live USB using a tool called "Mac Linux USB Loader" and everything seems fine up until the point where you are supposed to login. At the login screen I'm greeted with the ...
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1answer
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windows-8 : Certain process running under username “DWM-1” and “ANONYMOUS LOGON”

I have window-8 installed on checking the taskmanager I found the following details : dwm(Desktop Window Manager) was running under username "DWM-1". "SandboxieDcomLaunch.exe", "SandboxieRpcSs.exe" ...
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0answers
37 views

Hide masked password at the logon screen Win 8

Is it possible to hide the password characters at the login screen? I plan to use a 2 letter password but i don't want people to see the length when unlock my pc. So regardless of the amount of ...
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1answer
938 views

Disable Use the Welcome Screen in Windows 8

In Windows 8, I want users to type his/her name and password instead of clicking on a user name and typing password. It is similar to disabling "Use the Welcome Screen" in Windows XP. Is it possible ? ...
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0answers
119 views

Passing rdp user login credentials to server

I am working on an application and the workflow is something like this : I have a cloud machine setup at amazon ec2 The machine is Microsoft windows server 2008 Multiple user can login into server ...
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0answers
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System defaults to logging into deleted Local account

I followed a brief tutorial about how to migrate my Windows 8 installation from one Live account to the other. The tutorial said you switch from the first Live account to a local account. And from ...
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1answer
584 views

No desktop or metro after logged into a New user account in windows 8

I am using Windows 8 Pro x64 Version. When I create a new user account (Admin or non Admin), and try to log in, neither Desktop nor metro interface is not loading. However I can log into Windows 8 ...
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2answers
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Login to server through PuTTY and then switch user

I am using the following batch file to log in to my server as root: start C:\Putty_all\PUTTY.exe -v -ssh root@192.168.32.125 -pw password When I have logged in, I want to change user to oracle. How ...
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2answers
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A proper way to create non-interactive accounts?

In order to use password-protected file sharing in a basic home network I want to create a number of non-interactive user accounts on a Windows 8 Pro machine in addition to the existing set of ...
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1answer
843 views

How to alternate between login screen types in Windows 7?

When already at the default login screen in Windows 7 where you click on an icon to select a user, is there a way to switch to the mode where you enter both a username and a password? In Windows XP, ...
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How can I give my wife emergency access to logins, passwords, etc.?

I'm the digital guru in my household. My wife is good with email and forum websites, but she trusts me with all our important digital stuff — online banking and other things that require ...
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1answer
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“The username or password is incorrect.” without entering login details

Usually when booting up in Windows 7, you are presented with the normal login screen. On my computer, I am first presented with this screen: After clicking OK, I can login with my correct login ...
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1answer
202 views

Interactive (desktop) login as other user on Windows 7

I have a Win7 machine, on which I am an administrator. There is a separate regular user account on the machine. I'm wondering if it's possible to login interactively (i.e. with a desktop session) as ...
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2answers
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How to turn back to local computer accounts on Windows 7

I have made VPN connection configuration on local computer. After reboot logon screen lost user accounts. Default Administrator account works fine with Administrator username with empty password, but ...
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2answers
4k views

Windows 7 user login fails even with correct password

Booted up my Windows 7 partition today and attempted to login per usual. Denied access due to incorrect password failure, despite having entered the password I have been using for the past three ...
0
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2answers
496 views

User name isn't automatically selected anymore in login screen

On my computer, I am running Windows XP Home Edition SP2 with only one user account. I prefer the newer Windows XP login screen (where you click the user to get in) rather than typing in the user name ...
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1answer
831 views

Windows 7 enterprise lock out; only displaying admin user

I was trying to set up a home network on my Windows 7 admin machine, to do this, I needed to log in as an admin. The problem is, I restarted the computer and now only the admin user is being ...
2
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2answers
686 views

Local XP account randomly locks

So there's a computer on my network at work that has a local account on it. This computer is on the network but not on the domain. The account is used to create gift cards. At least once a week ...
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3answers
285 views

New Admin user account password repetitively fails to login in Windows 7

Strange problem. From a Windows 7 Admin account I create a new user with admin privileges. Then I set a new password for the new account and log out of the original Admin account. Then I try to ...
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1answer
448 views

Windows 7 Logs in to “public” user

I have issues that sometimes when I log into windows (on a specific account) it shows public user (C:\Users\Public)'s desktop. All of the users are in a domain. I tried deleting the user through ...
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1answer
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How to hide user account from Windows 7 welcome screen, without changing registry manually?

Can I hide user account from Windows 7 welcome screen, without changing registry manually and without disabling the account? I've done this once by following instructions on a website, now I cant ...
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1answer
1k views

Is Remote\username same as ComputerName\username or username in windows 7/xp?

Is there any difference if I log in as: username computername\username remote\username domainname\username something\username I want my computer to behave differently depending how I log in. Is ...
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1answer
1k views

“other user” Showing up on Logon Screen

For the past few days, I've had a new icon on the logon screen. Apart from my admin account, I now have an account labeled "other user", with just a frame and no user icon. What could be causing this, ...
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1answer
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How to avoid the login screen when returning from standby?

When my computer comes out of standby mode. It still ask me which user I am. Still, I'm the only user. So this seems a bit useless. How can I prevent this extra click? Standby settings don't seem ...
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1answer
31k views

How to hide admin account and only show main user at logon screen in Windows 7?

When a user boots Windows 7, is there a way to only show a single user that then asks for a password. For example, I have an admin user and a regular user. When the computer boots I do not want the ...
3
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1answer
462 views

What kind of sorting does the Windows 7 login screen use for usernames?

I’ve set up ten Windows 7 user accounts, so that I can test different versions of Google Chrome*. I’ve named the accounts “Chrome 01”, “Chrome 02”, and so on. Ideally, I’d like the accounts sorted on ...
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1answer
6k views

How to set user account as default selected in login screen on windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to “preselect” a certain user on the Windows 7 login screen? How can I set a user account to be selected per default in login screen on ...
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2answers
607 views

Login failed after installing IE8 on Windows XP

I can't login to Windows XP after installing Internet Explorer 8. I installed the software from Microsoft under it prompted me to reboot. After the reboot I'm asked for the user password but the PC ...
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5answers
12k views

How can I work out which user is currently logged into a Windows 7 machine?

I have a machine running Windows 7 which I set up a long time ago to autmatically log into windows. That's still working fine, but how can I work out the username of the currently logged in user when ...
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1answer
2k views

automatically start a session at Windows 7 startup

I would like to have the "guest" user automatically logged in at Windows 7 startup. How can I achieve that ?
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2answers
5k views

How can you find out the currently logged in user in the OS X GUI?

Trying to find out if a particular user is logged into the machine, specifically the user using the graphical user interface. Is this possible via command line?
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0answers
369 views

Better user switching UI in Windows 7?

I have a laptop running windows 7 pro that is joined to a domain. I use the laptop for home and work stuff, and to keep the two separate I login to a domain account at work and a local machine ...
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2answers
5k views

Force domain users to a single profile in a local machine

In Windows XP, there is a way to configure it so that it would force every single domain users to a single profile in an local machine upon log in. However I can't find the way to do this in Windows ...
2
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3answers
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Windows 7 domain logon takes too long

I have recently installed Windows 7 on my work laptop and am having an annoying problem when logging in to my domain user account. If I initially try to log on to my domain user account, it takes an ...
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votes
1answer
84 views

Disabling log on for technical OS X user

I created a technical user that is only used to run a certain service. It doesn't have a home folder or anything else standard. The account also doesn't appear in the System Preferences... > ...
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4answers
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User-account missing from “Manage Accounts” in windows-7 64bit

I recently installed windows-7 home premium 64-bit on my computer. I had two accounts on it. One admin account and one account of the type "homeuser" (I think it was). This morning when started the ...
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2answers
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Windows XP: Bypassing Welcome Screen and Logging On Automatically on Boot

On one of my XP boxes, I have one user account. Currently, when I boot up the computer, I have to go to the welcome screen, enter the user's password, and log in. Right now, I removed the password, ...
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3answers
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Logging in to Windows 7 with one specific user account is very slow. Why?

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) and I have created 3 user accounts, two regular users and one administrator. When logging in as the administrator or as one of the user accounts I get to ...
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3answers
15k views

Hide account from login screen but can be used in UAC

So I have a Windows 7 home machine with 2 user accounts. One is a standard user account and one is an administrator account. Now this is going to be put in the hands of a very low-tech user so I ...
2
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1answer
355 views

Undesirable Two Different Logon Photos for Windows 7

When I reboot my Windows 7 computer, a differently sized, undesirable user icon is displayed instead of the one I want. When I lock my computer, the correct icon is displayed. I have a customized ...
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1answer
3k views

How do I disable the Welcome Screen in Windows Vista?

Right now when I turn on this user's laptop it boots up into Vista and displays a Welcome / logon screen. Here my choices are Administrator and User. Both are admin account types. Two part ...
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1answer
1k views

How I can hide a user from the login screen?

I have Kubuntu 9.04 and I want to hide a user from appearing in the Login Screen, I shouldn't remove it permanently of course, but I need to make it visible again when needed.