A Windows domain is a form of a computer network in which all user accounts, computers, printers and other security principals, are registered with a central database (called a directory service) located on one or on a cluster of central computers known as domain controllers.

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Dollar sign '$' in the output of whoami in Windows

It is a domain environment. There are several machines, connection to whom must be performed under user joined specific groups ("Super Manager Users" and "Super Admin Users"). But there is some issues ...
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Give a user permission to insert and remove computer from windows domain [migrated]

I want to give a specific domain user in my domain the permission to add/remove computers in the domain. How do I do that? and more important, does anyone know what is the permission name that I need ...
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Windows Domain batchscript for netuse network shares

I am using a batchscrip to run at logon on my server 2012 essentials Domain Controller... The script breaks down into 3 sections Connects to 2 folders in local PC share Connects to remote ip (wan ...
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Windows Certificate Authority - root offline, intermediate online?

Simple enough question... Can I have the Windows Root CA offline and a non-domain member, but the intermediate CA online and a domain member (thereby getting the advantages of an AD integrated CA?) ...
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Official way to copy a user profile from a local account to a domain account

I have a PC in a windows domain. This PC has a local administrator account from the user who used it before the PC was joined to the domain. Now I want to migrate this users profile and settings do a ...
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Remove 'Switch User' Button on Lock Screen Only, Keep Faster User Switching Enabled

I want to remove the 'Switch User' button on our PC's lock screen only. However, I want to keep fast user switching enabled. The button needs to still exist/function when pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete. ...
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Locked Screen, Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to instantly log on

Local account on a domain joined PC (Windows 7 Professional). Local account has no password (no worries, it's segregated/secure). Upon locking the PC, we want to "Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to log on" ...
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Broken trust relationship caused poor graphics quality - Win7

I was looking at a laptop the other day which had extremely poor graphics quality, very pixellated and appeared red when on the black bios screen. Naturally, I assumed this was a graphics card/driver ...
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Preferred DNS Server Settings on a Domain using Multiple DNS Servers?

I manage a small business network with two separate physical locations, these locations are connected using a pair of VPN Routers(192.168.1.1, and 192.168.128.1). The primary location uses a DNS ...
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RPC Connection Filtered with no Firewalls

I have a workstation (PC1) that cannot communicate with a domain controller over RPC (TCP/135). C:\PortQryV2> portqry.exe -n 192.168.1.1 -p tcp -o 135 Querying target system called: 192.168.1.1 ...
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Domain administrator account has weird behaviours

I have a domain account that has administrator privileges on the OU, let's say A. I logged in the computer with that admin account, install Office without any hickups. But then I need to run chkdsk ...
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samba domain controller on vserver

i have a vserver with ssh access. i try to set up a samba4 domain controller. everything works fine so far. problem is i don't get samba internal DNS working. My vserver has an external IP and my ...
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external domain controller for multiple LAN merging

my home network consists of two pcs and one laptop all behind one DSL Router. Simple Question: Is it possible to set up a Windows Domain Controller on a V-Server (hosted in the Internet) in such way ...
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Period character used for local computer name

I'm wondering about the period character . used as a shortcut for the local computer name. You can use it when logging into Windows 7, for example, to specify that the user account you're entering ...
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How can I ensure domain network share are always discovered on a Mac?

My office network is a domain network. We have a couple mac (Yosemite) users in the network who need access to shared folders. They have intermittent access. Sometimes the network is discovered on ...
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Joining a domain with kali

I'm in school and I was asked if I could join a domain with Kali. Everywhere I search says use "likewise open" but I've went into "add/remove programs" and searched for "likewise open" but it has no ...
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Host can not be seen when connecting to VPN with set domain

I am connecting to other VPN over endpoint security on demand (http://www.checkpoint.com/) After I connect to specified VPN with my login credentials I can't connect to hosts or databases. When I ...
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When citrix is accessing client folders accessing times grow very quickly to unusable speed

We have been successfully using citrix for a while but recently we have discovered clients using Citrix Reciever are having issues with browsing local files. Clients have obviously different local ...
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Installing Antivirus on Hyper-V Guest and Host Systems [duplicate]

I have one physical server which runs two Hyper-V Servers. One is for SQL Server and the other is Domain Controller. I want to install Antivirus on these servers with exclusions added. Is it ...
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Is there a way to temporarily reserve a Windows 7 PC for a specific user?

In our lab we have a couple of our more powerful machines, setup for remote access only. User who are members of the lab domain can log on to any of the lab machines, including the ones I just ...
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Windows 7 Temporary Profiles on New PC's

2 new ASUS Pro laptops, i5, 4GB RAM etc. Windows 7 Professional. Im trying to set them up onto our domain. I ran through the name change and domain join procedure through my computer -> right click ...
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Add domain group to local computer administrators command line

Is it possible to add domain group to local group via command line? I can add specific users or domain users, but not a group. I would prefer to stick with a command line, but vbscript might be ...
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User/Group name validation in Group Security Policy

Why does GPO editor doesn't check validity of given username/groupname in 'Add User or Group' dialog box. It doesn't check if valid name was given when you apply in actual policy dialog box (For ...
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How to trick a domain user's profile into not rebuilding when PC joined to (technically) different domain?

Our only DC (SBS 2003) failed recently and had to be rebuilt from scratch. All user accounts have been recreated with identical names and passwords. The name of the rebuilt DC is identical, as is ...
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If I upgrade a domain joined Windows 7 machine to 8.1 will it still be joined to the domain?

I am an admin on the machine but I am not a domain admin. Will it allow me to login via a domain login after upgrade rather than forcing me to use a windows live account?
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alternative to connect to domain on windows 7 home edition

I know that it is Impossible to join a domian, But I was wondering if a 3rd party software is available that can hellp me. The only function I need is to have to user folder on the server. Thank you.
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Add Computer and User to Domain - Can't login

I have set up a domain on my netowrk, as following: Domain Controller: HostName: DC001 OS: WS2008R2 Domain name: test.local Domain admin user: diego Domain admin user: password User "diego" can ...
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Locked out: Windows UAC messed up, domain server no longer available

I'm currently locked out of my Win7 laptop. I was allowed to take my work laptop with me when I left, but after 6 months away it started complaining that Windows needed to be activated. I tried ...
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How to provide NETONLY option when using “Run as a different user”

In the office we have two domains, not trusted. When I need to access a computer on the other (untrusted) domain via applications which rely on Windows Authentication I fire up CMD and then go runas ...
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How to test IE intranet zone

how I can I tell whethear IE treats the given URL as intranet zone or other zone? I have trouble with Kerberos negotiate auth and I need to know if the problem is with zoning, or zone setting. I'm ...
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Long delays when laptop cannot access domain controller

I have a laptop that is part of a domain. Unfortunately, when the laptop is not connected to the domain, I observe extremely irritating delays in various situations. For example, when I start Google ...
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Disconnect from one domain and connect to another domain

I had old domain lets call it "A". There was 5 computers connected to domain "A". Now I have just created domain "B". Now I want all 5 computers connected to domain B. It is giving me error: "The ...
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Creating an account creation script to create new users in Windows Server 2008

I need to be able to make an account creation script that will create a new user in the Domain Users group, set its password, roaming profile, and login script. The input will be first name, last ...
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Add Computer To Domain

On a very new Windows Server 2012 R2 setup, I used to be able to browse to a hosted application that runs on the server from my other computer on the same home network. Now I've set it up on a domain ...
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AD-DS: IE policy to open links either in new window or new tab

Is it possible to apply a AD-DS policy to force the opening of clicked links either in a new window or in a new tab instead of the current tab in the current window? I know the user could simply ...
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Windows 8.1, Domain Users logging into Mandatory Profile, skip Welcome screen, activity not saved

We currently use computers on domain and are used to Windows 7. We have a group of new computers which we would like to create a Mandatory Profile for, and have domain users login to this specific ...
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Executing a BAT file as a domain user from a service in Windows 7

Firstly a few basics: I am running a database server application which runs as a service ServiceA. ServiceA is installed on Server1 and Server2 ServiceA only runs on one of the two servers at any ...
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Avoid overwriting on shared folder with only write right

I have implemented a Windows domain with a Zentyal (ver 3.4) distro. I have shared a folder with only write right, and I have set this permission through a Windows PC using a domain administrator ...
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Connecting clients to a private network

I'm currently building a domain network for a small enterprise. This is our current network: There's also some virtual machines connected to our server via virtualbox bridge. However, now we want ...
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Domain attached computer - Allow account selection at logon?

(Windows 7, x64) When not attached to a domain, Windows will show a list of accounts available to log into (of which you can use various methods to show or hide) on the GINA. However, once joined to a ...
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User Account Control Keeps Popping Up

I am signed into my laptop on a domain network. I keep having a User Account Control login pop up asking me if I want to allow Networksto make changes to this computer. This keeps popping up all of ...
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Add domain user to local administrator group on non domain system running Windows 7

I would like to know how to add a domain user to local administrator group of my system. My system is a non-domain system running Windows 7. I want to add this user to the administrator group, so ...
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Can you add a Domain User to Samba?

Instead of adding a local user on a Linux computer using the command smbpasswd -a username. But how can you go about adding a domain account user on a Linux computer (provided that Linux is added to a ...
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Windows update source keeps changing

I recently disconnected a Windows 7 computer from a company network and uninstalled Altiris. However, when I go to windows update, it keeps saying that "updated are managed by your system ...
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UPN vs DOMAIN\USER signin

What is the difference between using user@zone.domain.tld over DOMAIN\USER? Does the difference come in to play the bigger the AD/business network is? For my setup I have now I can use either/or and ...
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User has Sudo access locally but not remotely

I've got a Ubuntu desktop installed as a vm on Windows 2012 server. I've installed Likewise Active Directory to allow domain users to log into the machine with Windows credentials. In my sudoers file, ...
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Domain batch script won't map network drives

I have a user who's workstation has started refusing to map the network drives. We are on a Server 2k3 domain and use batch files to map network drives. The user's workstation is Windows 7 Pro. ...
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Only partial search results returned for Standard users on Windows 8.1

I've recently deployed some new PCs with Windows 8.1 Enterprise. Some users experience a weird problem with Start Screen search in that some Windows programs are not returned in the results. For ...
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How can I have a secure domain login without a complex password?

I have recently gone on a security binge, using a password manager to ensure I have different complex passwords on every service I use. However, there's one hole in this system: the domain login. I ...
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Active Directory in a home environment?

I have two questions for you all... If I had a standard home router (Netgear R6300) and was looking at running a basic home domain using Active Directory as the domain controller. 1) How do I go ...