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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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 ...
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windows server 2003: how do i know on which users have logged on a computer?

My users are managed through a windows server 2003. I have to know which users have logged on a specific machine, on a specific day. I know how to list all the log on operation, but I have to know ...
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Is there any way to have an LDAP ID on a Windows Domain Controller store an ssh key as an attribute?

For my domain we have a Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller set up for central management of IDs within the group. A subset of our devices are embedded Unix appliances where currently the IDs are ...
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Win 8 App Store not working for Domain User

I repaved my laptop over the Thanksgiving weekend with Windows 8.1, installed from a DVD. Full disclosure - I did do something not exactly approved - I interrupted the installation process and added ...
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Why I can make Windows 8 and 8.1 Pro join domain but can't login after?

Is there any tweak to be done in Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro that makes me be able to login after joining a Samba 4 domain/AD? All the other machines with Windows 7 even XP are in the domain and ...
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Program with admin needs to run under basic user domain account - managed service accounts?

I am looking to deploy a piece of vital software within the organization. This is a domain-based setup, with everyone having just basic user accounts. However, the software in question demands to run ...
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Network discovery on Windows 7 in 2003 Domain

My company is currently using Windows Server 2003, and all computers are configured to use it as their domain controller. My major concern is when I look for other computers from File Explorer > ...
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Wrong User Directory for Administrator

I've been struggling with AD DS on Windows Server 2K8R2 but I finally decided to remove it temporarily. However after the uninstall, the directory which contains Downloads, Music, Desktop, etc. is now ...
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how do I manage my Active Directory to install programs?

I have installed a DC in windows server 2008 and I have XP and 7 clients joined to the Domain. As you know we have to install programs on Computers and the default domain users are limited and can ...
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Migrate from Local to Domain login - Win7Pro [duplicate]

I have a desktop computer that I just upgraded from Win7 HomePrem to Win7 Pro. I have added a Win2008 server to the environment, and I would like to start logging in to my desktop with a domain ...
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what programs can a domain user install?

i read in many websites that domain users that are members of "users group" can install some programs.but they are not allowed to install some other programs. my question is that what programs can ...
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How to find the owner of a file created on another domain?

I have a file that is owned by a user on another computer not on our domain. I am fairly certain that the original computer runs Windows Vista or 7. Our computers run Windows 7. Is there any way to ...
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Business Laptop with BitLocker Disk Encryption

I am getting a new laptop soon which comes stock with 2x128GB Raid0 for the primary partition with Windows 8 Pro installed on it. It also has a 1TB hard drive for storage stuff. My question is that I ...
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Should I add the Computer and/or User in a Domain?

I have a question regarding adding a user in a domain. Question: Should I add both the user account and the computer name of a specific user or not? or it is okey to add either of the two, computer ...
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Active Directory domain in home network - how to add computer

I had used AD domain before, but the domain was set up already, so I do not have much hands-on experience with setting up everything from scratch, and I am still new to networking side of things, so ...
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Lock all domain shared folder to an admin domain user

Is it possible to lock all the shared folder of the domain to an administrator user? This user must be an administrator because it has to install application on the server, but must not see the files. ...
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Disable any USB in workstations

I am trying to restrict user by not allowing them to use USB flash drives in the computer running xp. I tried to use domain policy as all the machines are connected to the domain but it didn't work. I ...
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Updating domain password on OS X Mountain Lion

I'm using Mac OS X on a (windows) domain account. The password is cached on the computer, but I changed the domain password and the account password on the computer will not change. I tried passwd at ...
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Roaming domain profiles in a mixed windows 8 and 7 enviroment

How will things work when a user's roaming profile from windows 7 machines have to be used on windows 8 machines? Or actually the other way around. Will this force windows 8 migration just to keep ...
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How long can a workstation be not connect to domain before getting locked out?

I used a personal laptop at a company for a while and the laptop was joined to their domain. I have since left the company and the laptop is home with me. I heavily use the domain profile that was ...
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user deletion and re-addition causing issues

On a windows server 2003 system I accidentally deleted a user account and immediately re-added it. Now on her local machine the profile is being ?corrupted? [and creating a temporary profile] running ...
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Same computer, new domain. Windows easy transfer does not list old domain account

We recently switched to a new domain here at the office. We are using the same machines (windows 7 ultimate x64), just changed to new domains (removed machine from old domain, joined new domain). I ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 cannot change DNS Domain Context on some machines

So I have a small Windows Server 2008 R2 network consisting of a domain controller, a file server, SQL server, etc. All machines are joined to a windows domain (CPUSHIELD.COM) and show up in Active ...
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Transfer all settings and files to new AD user

We have a domain enviroment with 100 user. We have 300 colleague in the company. We have many officies and we used one user account / officies. We bought a new sever, and we bought 300 user CAL ...
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Domain Admin Can't login at logon screen

There is a particular computer on our LAN running Windows 7 Home Premium. I am a Domain Admin, and that computer is connected to the LAN. My problem is that when I start the computer and the login ...
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How to validate windows domain credentials via the command line? [duplicate]

I want to validate a set of credentials against the domain controller. e.g.: Username: STACKOVERFLOW\joel Password: splotchy Can I do this via the command line?
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“Windows cannot load the locally stored profile”

I have been getting the error described here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812339, but as I am logging in with a domain account creating a new local account is not a valid solution. I would also ...
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Exclude a folder from roaming profiles

How can I exclude a folder from roaming profiles on a Windows 7 client machine? Microsoft has two articles on how to exclude it using group policy on the domain controller (For Windows 2000 and ...
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Mapped network drives on a Windows domain

I've a question about the functionality of network drives in general and a strange issue I just ran into. First, in regards to domains, how does Windows remember what mapped network drives you have ...
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autologon fails on some windows 7 systems

Hi I'm having some weird problem with the windows autologin on a couple of Windows 7 Systems. Suddenly after months of working correctly it fails to login on some systems. (not all of them) It just ...
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Powershell pinned shortcut customisation

When right-clicking on the pinned Powershell item on my taskbar, it pop up with tasks. such as run as administrator. Is there a way to add run as accounts to this, looking to add the domain ...
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Is it possible to change the SID of a local user account manually?

Let's say for argument's sake I wish to change the SID of a Windows local user account to one that appears on some hypothetical Active Directory domain. Is that possible? If so, how? P.S. I don't ...
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How to Get List/Reference Computers on a Domain, When My computer is Not a Part of that Domain

This is a question I posted on Stack Overflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15211175/how-to-get-list-reference-computers-on-a-domain-when-my-computer-is-not-a-part I'm looking to get a list ...
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Cannot browse to most websites, on my PC only

I cannot load most websites on my PC. Using Chrome, FireFox, or IE I get the "this webpage is not available" error. I've tried and failed to ping the websites that won't load. I'm in a domain ...
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Add Windows 7 to local domain [duplicate]

I just setup a domain called foo.local. It is running on an internal network that is being NATed out. The domain controller is running with a static IP address. How do I get a windows 7 computer to ...
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domain gpo logon script not executing for administrators

I have a Windows 2008 DC with a logon script in the default policy. This script has been tested and works if executed manually for admins and users. However, when I login with an administrator it ...
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How to change date and time of a remote computer

How to change date and time of a remote computer that runs windows XP on a 2008 domain? because that client failed to log on local or from remote desktop with below message:
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DCpromo domain controller demotion fails with “unable to detrmine floating single master operation roles” message [closed]

When I attempt to demote a Domain Controller in Windows Server 2008 R2, I always get this message: "The Directory Service is missing mandatory configuration information, and is unable to determine the ...
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How do I unlock a client running Windows XP through Synergy?

I asked this question on the Synergy OSQA site, but I haven't had any responses. Forgive me if you've already seen it. I have a Synergy server running Windows 7 SP1. I have one client running Windows ...
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Is it possible to remap keys or change default domain prior to windows login?

I recently went into the workstation of a separated employee who refused to give us his login and blanked the password via an ntpasswd live usb. This worked as expected but when I got to the login ...
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Refresh Domain Credentials Cache via command-line

Is there a way to refresh the cache a domain-computer keeps to store domain passwords? I have a PC that is infrequently on the network, and the occasion happens where I would like the manually update ...
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“The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer” error in Windows domain

I have a domain environment with Server 2008 and Windows 7. Since a few days I receive the following errors from many clients: The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer ...
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Run As Administrator Shortcut Without Password Prompt for an appilication [duplicate]

We are on a domain here and an application will only run either if you are on the local administrator account or you have full admin rights to the machine. So what I need to do is a way to run the ...
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My account gets locked out of the Windows domain

I work in a BYOD environment and my laptop still have Windows 7. Every so often I get locked out of the domain at our company and have to phone the IS helpdesk and ask them to unlock my account. ...
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Teredo won't enable on domain-joined Windows 7 system

I'm trying to enable Teredo on a Win7 SP1 x64 system, in order to provide Remote Assistance for a system outside the local network. The local system is joined to a 2008-level domain which I have full ...