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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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 ...
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How to synchronize system time on servers upon network connection

I have 9 servers that have windows server installed on them, and have been set to synch with windows time server. They are expected to join a domain network (that at the moment has 4 servers) at a ...
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ISSUE: Domain users can run softwares as admin

I have win server 2008 R2, previously when I create users (Domain user only), he can not run software as admin which is normal, but now any user I create (Domain user only) he is able to run software ...
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How to add a domain user account to Windows Enterprise 8.1?

I have a computer on a domain and login with a Microsoft Account. Now, I would like to add a true domain account (domain\user) to the users allowed to login to this computer. Numerous examples can ...
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How do I turn off safe mode while it also blocks me from logging in with a domain account?

There is a machine that we log in to with only windows domain user accounts that can be used across different machines on our network. I tried to restart into safe mode using msconfig without ...
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Using OneDrive with a Domain User account on Windows 8.1

Is there any workarounds for getting OneDrive to work on a Windows domain account? I have connected my domain account to my personal Microsoft account however OneDrive does not work. The modern UI ...
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Take my office computer home, will i have problems logging in?

I need to take my office computer home to do some work. At the office it connects to a domain and i log in with my domain username and password. When i take it home will i have any trouble logging in ...
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Cannot alter system32 under Windows domain enviroment?

I'm using local admin to login to domain workstation under Windows 7. I want to delete opengl32.dll or replace it, but don't have the permission to do so. The location of file is /system32 Where are ...
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Unwanted mapped drive creation from unknown source

I'm stuck in a situation where I have a network drive being mapped when I log in that I don't want. The drive (X:) is a copy of another drive I do want (W:) which is also mapping. I have no need for ...
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VirtualBox Vista Guest can't see host network

I virtualized a Visa Ultimate machine and need to run it via Virtualbox on a Windows 7 host. Both are members of a domain administered by SBS 2011. For some reason the Vista VM would only see the ...
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Can an administrator of a Windows domain see a user's password?

I'm in a corporate domain. My computer has Windows 7 and Office 2007, so I guess that the server is running Windows Server 2008 or something similar. I am allowed to change the password of my computer ...
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ReadyNAS and Active Directoy

I am having issues getting my ReadyNAS to connect to my ADS for permissions on the shares. I have the correct IP for the server and entered the user Administrator with right password to add a device ...
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Why does Outlook 2010 keep forgetting my domain password?

Every few days, Outlook asks for my password, and I give it and check the "Remember me" box. After a few days - I should maybe not how many; if it's regular or ranmdom - it has forgotten me, and I ...
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Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?

I have an old XP Pro machine that belonged to a long-dead domain. I had an administrator account on the machine which allowed me to use it effectively, if infrequently, on a roaming profile. I also ...
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Windows 2003 VM drops out of domain

A customer of ours is cloning a domain-joined Windows 2003 VM, changes its IP but leaves it with the same hostname (using sysprep). It still retains connectivity to the same domain controller. What ...
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Format all Hard Drives within Domain

I am currently running a domain with Windows Server 2012 R2 as the DC. Is there a way I can format every single hard drive within the domain then fill all the drives with useless data so the original ...
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Auto-registered dns record on windows server 2012

I have two server with two network interfaces, one linked to LAN network and the second connected together for cluster heartbeat. The second interface is not accessible from other mahcine but the ...
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2003R2 Domain Controller denies remote Login

This is a german system, so i do my best to translate, but as i dont hve access to an english system, some grpos- and policy-names are just good guesses, so some finetunig translation bY someone ...
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Does USMT 5.0 require the HOST to see the Domain Controller and on the network?

I am scripting up a semi-automate migration process of 32bit Win XP user profiles/app settings/document to new 64 bit Windows 7 boxes using the USMT 5.0 tools (latest). I know all about the exclude ...
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Restrict access to remote machines via computer management or hyper-v manager

Currently any user in the network can access any server by opening the computer manager, action, access other machine. The same is true for the hpyer-v manager and my be some other management tools. ...
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Deploying a shared folder shortcut based on individual user accounts - Windows 2008 Domain

Is it possible to create a shortcut that references a shared folder on a file server for specific individuals on a windows 2008 domain? I know you can do it with group policies, but I don't want to ...