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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Update on Windows 10 cannot connect when behind domain proxy

My computer sits on a network and I think it has Microsoft Server 2012 on there. Without joining the domain; when I first browsed the internet it asked for my domain credentials. I added them in and ...
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How can I get the Trust Relationship to the domain to stop failing?

I just installed Windows 10. I was part of a domain. When I try to log in I get, "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed." Since I do not remember my local ...
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prompt for Windows global group [migrated]

I need to prompt for Windows user names and Window global group names in my application (C++). If you right-click a file or directory in Windows Explorer, choose properties, go to the Security tab, ...
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How can I access windows machines by name that don't have a domain. If my machine does

I want to RDP in to machines on my local network from my work laptop when I am at home. The problem is that my work laptop has a default domain. So it postfixes the domain onto any machine address I ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2: Domain shared NAS drives disappearing, reappearing

I have a Windows Server that runs Active Directory for a small Domain, and is connected to several NAS drives over LAN. For reasons unknown, the NAS drives sometimes appear in the "Network" field of ...
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Difference between Network and Domain

What is the real difference between domain(in Active directory) and network? Is my question wrong? or what is difference between domain in network and domain in Active ...
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How to setup firewall ports via logon script

I work as IT suport for public service. We use domain controller and logon scripts. These scripts are pretty helpful, since they can automatically install printers and add network folders as local ...
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How to link Windows 10 domain user account to Microsoft account?

I've just installed build 10130 of the Windows 10 Insider Preview on my desktop, and after joining my domain, I noticed that the usual option to link my domain user account to a Microsoft account ...
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No WiFi On Logon Screen

When logging onto the domain via WiFi, logon scripts do not always run. I believe this is because the Wi-Fi card is not yet connected. How can I connect to a Wi-Fi access point before the logon (ie: ...
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Can I set the Password Policy on a GPO using Powershell?

I'm trying to automate configuration of a domain controller. I can create and link a GPO using Group Policy cmdlets in Powershell, but how can I set certain policies like the Password Policy for a ...
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Windows 10 Offer Icon (GWX) - How to get it on AD/Domain joined PCs?

I know there´s no need to rush getting Windows 10 as I should receive it for free in the future, at least according to what I´ve read. However, information about the upgrade offer popping up in the ...
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How to change profile folder name without rebuilding user profile from scratch?

A user at work recently got married and has requested for her domain username to be updated to reflect her married name. She uses a Windows 7 PC on a Windows 2003 domain. I know that I can simply ...
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Need to change a computer name back to its old name on a domain

I had a problem witha computer I was trying to join to the domain. I gave it a different name than the one it was supposed to have but now I have to go back to the original name. However now I cant go ...
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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 laptop to DC through wifi?

I have a desktop running a few VMs, one which is a domain controller. I'm wondering if there's anyway for my laptop to connect to the domain controller over wifi? Is what I'm looking for possible?
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Windows 8.1 VPN connection to customer's network blocks access to local domain's shares, SQL Server [duplicate]

With Windows 7, I could access my company's Windows Server file shares and SQL Servers (with Windows authentication) from that same LAN while connected to my customer's VPN. With Windows 8.1, I lose ...
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PC takes a long time to print since joining domain

I have a computer that exhibits strange printing problems. When I print from a domain account it usually takes a long time (30 sec to +1 min) for an application to send the job to the printer. During ...
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Is it possible to get the date of a user's last login to AD if the user was deleted?

After STTR's very good explanations on how to get the dates of last login of existing (including disabled) AD users and how to retrieve the list of deleted users, One question remains. Provided that ...
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What is the default logs storage time in AD domain controller server?

I do not have this with me to check, as I am not OS administrator. I suppose there is some default time set in Active Directory (AD) for logs storage. I am particularly interested in logs for user ...
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Change a Windows 7 user name for domain logins

There are answers like this one for changing local user names, but I log onto a domain, so I have an extra "Domain" column in the pictured dialog box, and the "Properties" dialog doesn't have a ...
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Must I purchase Windows Server to set policies or enable domain login?

If I want to setup a few Windows 7 or 8 PCs to only permit logins using domain accounts, must I fork out the cash to purchase a Windows Server for this? Or a LDAP server such as the Apache DS or even ...
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same user with administrative rights on all the servers in single domain versus domainadmin as a part of administrator group in all the servers

Same user with administrative rights on all the servers in single domain vomain user as a part of administrator group in all the servers: Same user is configured as administrator on all the servers ...
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Powershell No Logon Servers Available

I have one deployment server A, my local machine B and the server I'm accessing C. When I'm running a test script from B -> C it's successful. When I'm running that same script from A -> C it fails, I ...
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Logging into a windows 7 system which is under domain when IP block change

I'm having a very interesting trouble. I've a PC under a domain. But I can't login even though I know current credentials the account. The PC was manually set to an IP and our SA changed our IP ...
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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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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 ...