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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Error running software installer as administrator

I'm trying to install .NET 4.6.1 on a user's computer, but when I start the installer -- even with "Run as administrator" -- it fails to the message "This security ID may not be assigned as the owner ...
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GPO not applied to Windows 7 and higher

There are two domain controllers. The primary works on the Windows Server 2008 R2 and the secondary on Windows Server 2012. When I create a GPO on the primary controller, it is immediately copied to ...
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Connecting a VM to Domain Controller on the same Physical System

I have a Domain Controller installed on a Windows Server 2012, which is inside my home network (router from ISP, that is currently controlling DNS). I have used Hyper-V to create a VM (which is also ...
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Is there a way to remotely disable a domain laptop (SurfaceBook)

Our company has (had at the moment) a SurfaceBook that was with an employee when he was terminated. It's a part of our domain, but of course he can still sign into it when it's not in contact with the ...
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Linux alternative to windows domain, Linux server & Linux workstation

I'm looking for a way to manage Linux workstations in the same way that a windows domain manages windows clients, Just to be clear, I'm not looking for a windows domain server replacement, I'm want a ...
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Copy/Paste on mapped drive not working for regular Domain user, works for Domain Admins?

I have an interesting problem--my users that are part of regular domain groups can't use my mapped drive to copy & paste files. M:\ is mapped to \blue\Silvertrek. When they access the UNC path ...
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Windows offline domain join

Apparently administrators can join the machine to the domain without a reboot according to this article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/offline-domain-join-djoin-step-by-step%28v=ws.10%...
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Prevent Virtual Machine from Losing Domain Trust on Snapshot Restore

One of my virtual machines is joined to my workplace domain. Periodically, I need to snapshot the VM, perform some work, then restore to the snapshot, delete it, and continue on. Usually applying the ...
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Files transferring across PC when logging in

So I am looking at making my home PCs all linked to 1 server, I am doing this mainly as a project to better understand this sort of stuff, but one thing has always struck me as weird on how to do. ...
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connect to two domain controllers on two NICs

I have a computer that sits on two LANs, each with its own NIC. Each LAN has a domain controller. This computer logs in to windows using the domain controller on LAN A, after logged in I would like ...
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How do I allow UPS World Ship to bypass UAC?

I have found a way some time ago that allowed me to whitelist UAC from certain applications by using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit. This had worked for quite some time, however, it ...
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Connecting to Windows share “Name not unique on network”

I'm trying to connect from a stock Debian 8 GNOME Desktop to a Windows shared folder, by clicking "Connect to Server" from Nautilus using a Server Name: smb://servername/shared which works, as I'm ...
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How to list windows privileges for any user

I am trying to write a script to list the privileges (eg SeShutDownPrivilege etc) of all user accounts. I'd prefer it if my script could be run as a standard user, but I can run it as an admin account ...
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Domain trust vs. Forest trust: What is to prefer and why?

Administering several active directories, I might be in the need of defining trust levels for them. I could do the following: Create a trust between two ADs. Create a trust between two forests, each ...
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Downgrade User Profile from Domain to Workgroup

I'm doing some one-off IT maintenance for a very small business <15 employees I moved all their e-mail to Microsoft Office365, and all of their shared network files to Microsoft SharePoint Online. ...
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How to Control Firefox Centrally under Windows?

I wonder whether Firefox can be controlled centrally within a Windows domain without using third party software such as PolicyPak. In particular I want to configure firefox centrally through a group ...
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Locked out of my computer after disabling the netword card

So I made a big mistake : I was doing some tests on my work computer and I disabled the network card (via Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections) and forgot to re-enable it before ...
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Can't unlock Widows 7 domain connected pc [duplicate]

My school was giving away old broken Dell Optiplex 745s away, so after working on it for a few days, I got it to work. But when I turned it on, it was still connected to the schools domain. So when I ...
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Tracking Remote Access

If someone with Domain Admin credentials accesses your PC by using \\Computername\C$ is this "access" logged anywhere? I.E. the date/time and possibly computer name it occurred?
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Possible to rejoin domain without domain admin right after wiping PC?

I am doing some lab with virtual machine and brainstormed this problem. If I have a PC joined domain, with full local administrator right, can I backup the "domain credentials" (I don't actually know ...
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Error message signing into ADP eTime

This may be a better question for the vendor but I figured I'd see if anyone here is familiar. The company I work at uses ADP eTime Time and attendance for their employee's timesheets and expense ...
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Alter from workgroup to domain to workgroup again

I have a few user accounts on my computer (windows 7) and currently have it in a workgroup. When I change it into domain and then change back to workgroup, will the former mentioned user accounts be ...
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How to pushed users to use proxy?

i have configured SQUID PROXY on CentoS 7 Now i need to force all users on domain controller to use proxy(but some users dont use the proxy) Any idea to help?
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Why can't domain Users map network drives?

I have a domain controller set up with some shared folders. I have multiple users with different levels of access to the shared folders. I tried to use the GPO to map the network drives and it didn't ...
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automatically add domain group to new windows installation

I ran across the following catch22 in my workstation installation script while trying to automatically add a domain group to the local administrators. The catch I’m experiencing is the following: ...
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Can different person see different shared folder structure by file sharing services of Windows Server 2008 r2?

For example, I have a folder structure like bellow in Windows Server 2008 R2 server: ShareFolder SubFolder1 File1 SubFolder2 SSFolder1 File2 SSFolder2 ...
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Samba 4 Domain controller: authentication from windows client stopped working

I've set up a samba 4 domain controller, we have four Windows 7/8 clients in the domain. This setup worked for the past 6 months. Recently, I've not been able to log in with my credentials from two ...
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Cygwin ssh in domain environment

I managed to get a Cygwin ssh server to work with domain accounts with the use of the /etc/passwd file. The problem is now when a user browses outside of the cygdrive e.g. in the root of my c: ...
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Can the wmic command reliably be used in script batch files?

I believe that the following command: wmic product where "name like '%%winzip%%'" call Uninstall shuts down PC's when deployed with SCCM. Has anybody came across any issues with the command similar ...
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I have a windows 8.1 Administrator user and password but still cannot log onto machine

I have the following problem Windows 8.1 is installed on laptop and added to company domain A. User went to other company who put him on their domain B. Afterwards they removed him from domain and ...
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Windows 98 suddenly unable to see the domain

I have a couple older computers running Windows 98. Not an option to upgrade. They are networked internally to a 2k3 server so that files can be transferred to them. Suddenly one of them has stopped ...
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Unable to change an Active Directory user account from a Windows 10 laptop

When any users tries to change their password, the following error message appears "the security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship" The ...
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What's the difference between runas.exe and “Run as different user”?

I'm working with a line-of-business application that needs to be run as a domain user. I have a user that wants to continue using a local account (since not everything can be migrated to a domain user ...
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How to enable WinZip setting via SCCM

I have deployed a pre-configured WinZip MSI without the shell extensions option due to Windows Explorer crashes. However is there a way to apply a network setting via SCCM, or Group Policy to enable ...
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Connect to a wireless network before logging on (Windows 10)

I have a Windows 10 laptop that has been joined to a domain. The only networking option is wireless (no wired connection available). I am able to log onto the laptop with a user that previously logged ...
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Operating system image distribution, how to?

I would like some advice on a problem, maybe if someone had experiences about can give me some advice. The problem is this: in my company there are different developers and all work on virtual ...
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Use 2008 R2 and 2003 server domain and LDAP with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10?

I have two server domain one with Windows Server 2003 server and other Windows Server 2008 R2. With this can I use Windows 8.1 and 10 clients to connect with domain and apply policies?
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What changes made to a computer connected to a domain network can be detected by the system administrator? [closed]

My work PC (Windows 7 Enterprise) is connected to a domain network. I have the admin username and password so I can change all the settings. Obviously its behind a firewall or something. The network ...
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Time Sync Best Practice

kindly i need some advice for what is the best practice for time synchronization i have configured my Domain controller that hold the PDC emulator role to sync with external NTP server , and the ...
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Why does the login screen say “Windows will try to connect to the network”?

Not long ago, when logging into my domain-joined Windows 7 Professional PC (with fast user switching enabled) at work, I noticed the words Windows will try to connect to the network Directly ...
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How to see who has joined a domain / joining a domain clarifications

When you join a domain do you join the computer to that domain or the user to that domain? Also is there a simple way to see in Active Directory who has joined the domain? We are using Windows ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - One Desktop, no matter the user

I'm looking to link many Windows Servers into a Windows Domain. If possible, i would like to set up users for each person with access. However when they RDP into a server, i want it to act like they ...
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dns domains, active directory domains and domain controller

I know these are big topics but i am just several questions i wish to clarify. q1) are dns internet domains and active directory domains referring to the same thing or are related ? Reason for ...
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adding virtual machine to virtual windows server 2012 domain

Steps to Connecting / adding a virtual pc running windows 8 OS to a virtual windows server 2012 domain using vmWare workstation 10.
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One user on remote desktop server loses mapped network drive access while all others can still see it

We use a Windows Server 2012 R2 server to provide remote desktop access to around 25 users who work with a Client Management program. All of them interact with a network drive (L:) which exists on a ...
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The mobile phone users don't generate an audit logon event on the AD

I need to see the users who are logged in to wifi- staff using mobile phones. Currently I only can see the IP address of them not the Username. All of them are authenticated users.Is this a possible ...
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logging into domain - windows active directory - how it works

when we login into windows which is connected to a domain, we specify domain\userid (e.g. companya\usera) I believe the domain should resolve to the IP of the Active Directory ? What if the ...
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Run as different domain user without password with domain administrator account under windows 7

I sometimes use psexec to connect to our windows domain users' computers from remote. What I want to do is to run some programs with non-admin domain user's account (e.g. currently logged in user) and ...
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Logging in to a domain over a shared VPN connection

Is it possible to enable logging in to a domain through a shared VPN connection? I work from home. I picked up a new laptop from the office which is already joined to the domain, but I stupidly ...
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PowerShell: Automatic Join-Domain with Secure String - 'Encryption Key' Usage

I work in an enterprise environment, where I manage a lab of 75 computers. I use Ghost to image and then I walk the computers afterwards to change the PC names and SIDs. I am implementing a script ...