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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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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Offline Files attempts sync for other user, always fails

If I sign in to a domain-joined workstation even once under Account B, Offline Files then forever attempts to sync files for that account—even while I'm signed in under my normal day-to-day Account A ...
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how to access SVN repository?

I have four windows systems in Network. I created SVN repository in system1. Now I want to give access to the another systems. These four systems does not have domain connection. Without domain how ...
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Event 4740 not being logged on a domain server

I have domain environment with server 2008 r2. I am trying to troubleshoot an account that periodically gets locked out but event 4740 is not being logged. I have checked the status of logging as per ...
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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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Time Synchronisation on Guest Domain Controller

We have a Domain Controller hosted within Hyper-V on a Server 2008 OS. Recently, we noticed that the time on our local machines was out by a few minutes at this site. After some investigation, I ...
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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 ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise domain login error

So I have this school computer. And I got help from a friend who managed to make the program sethc.exe to become an command promt that you could make pop-up by using sticky keys and from there I ...
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Did I setup Active Directory on my server correctly? (re: Linux/OSX can't join domain)

I've just installed Active Directory on my Windows 2012 R2 server and my Windows 8/10 machines connect perfectly, but Linux and OSX can't seem to connect. The AD server's computer name is "DC01" and ...
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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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RADIUS wifi not working on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 with domain users

EDIT: I was able to narrow down the problem. Apparently this is not an issue with the Surface but Windows 8.1 (probably 8, too) and 10. I did not catch this at first as I used a non-domain laptop and ...
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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 ...