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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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 ...
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Windows 7 Power User on Domain cant do file shares

At my organization we are running windows 7 and all of our users are power users and are not local admins on their machines. I am running into an issue were the Developers aren't able to create any ...
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Set default wallpaper for a local Windows default user profile used by all users of a domain

I want to put a wallpaper by default in a local user profile for Windows that everyone is the same wallpaper. The local profile Windows is loaded by default when a user logs on to the Windows domain, ...
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Temporary profile instead of my regular one

I have windows-7 OS laptop connected to Domain, after installation it worked for a few weeks. Now, after logging it shows users logged in with temporary profile. My original desktop and My Documents ...
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Why can't Windows home editions connect to domains?

The company that I work for continuously hires new people, and I'm the one who has to go and purchase new computers. The majority of them, if not all, come pre-installed with Windows Home editions. ...
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Change A Password

I have a non-domain machine that I use with our company's domain resources over vpn regularly. I switched to Windows 8 (fresh install), and the "Change a password" option went away from the ...
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How do I force Windows 7 to create a new domain profile with same name as an existing one?

I had a corrupt user profile (let's call it bob) affecting xslx files for Excel on a Windows 7 Pro x64 workstation. I verified that the issue was not present on other profiles on the same machine. I ...
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add VMWare virtual machine to the domain [closed]

How can I add VM to a desired domain. My Dev machine is connected to Domain1 but my VMWare VM is connected to WORKGROUP. When I try to connect it via Control Panel, Settings.. I get an error message ...
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Files are permanently deleted in domain client (2008 R2)

We have a domain with 2008 R2, I've changed the address of "My Documents" to D:\Documents with Folder Redirection in "Group Policy". When a user deletes a file from their desktop or D:\ that file is ...
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What should be taken into consideration when deploying Windows 8 in a domain environment?

Edit: Reformulating the question: We have ordered new laptops but before they arrive, our development team is trying to decide whether to install Windows 8 or stick with Windows 7. We have already ...
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When RDP as a Domain User, Smart Card Requested

My W8 machine is connected to domain zen. If I rdp to the W8 machine, I can log in as a local user without problems. If I try to log in as a domain user, I am prompted for a smart card instead of a ...
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How can I connect a Windows 8 PC to a Samba domain

I am using Samba 3, and want to join my Windows 8 PC to the Samba domain. Windows 8 cannot join out of the box, so I added the following registry entries: ...
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Can I connect Windows 8 to a Server 2003 domain?

Before I go ahead and install Windows 8, will it connect to a Server 2003 domain. I know Windows 7 connects fine, and there is no technical reason that Windows 8 can't, but that doesn't mean it will.
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Start menu items and desktop items lost after adding Windws domain

I added a Windows domain on Windows 7 Prof and later deleted it again (local again). Now many of my menu items in the start menu are gone. Also the desktop items of those programs are gone. Is there ...
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Long boot time if the computer is not connected to the domain

All computers in our company are connected to a domain. Now a lot of people reported that their computer need a long time to boot as soon as they are no longer connected to the domain. I was unable to ...
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Visual Studio 2012 cannot access Team Explorer security/group membership sections but Visual Studio 2010 can

I've recently upgraded from Team Foundation Server 2010 to 2012 and Visual Studio 2010 to 2012. Within Visual Studio 2010 I can still access all of the TFS settings. Within Visual Studio 2012 I can ...
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Login as windows domain user in linux through putty

How can I configure CentOS 6 server to allow login through putty using Windows domain login? I have root access to CentOS but I am not Windows domain administrator. My Windows desktop where I can ...
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Can I VPN connect to my work using Windows 8?

Windows 8 comes in a few versions ... with two of them being Windows 8 Windows 8 Pro Checking the comparison chart on wiki, the pro feature has this (where the non-pro doesn't).. Can join a ...
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What are reasons for local Windows named-pipes to fail?

I've been working hard on this one all day and I'm stuck. This morning our asian collegues called me because a SolidWorks addin for our product data management system could not communicate with the ...
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Which computers am I logged into?

Hi I work in an office with many Windows computers in a Windows domain. I think my user account is logged into several of them, but I forget which ones. I'd like to log out. How can I list which ...
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DNS Suffix Search List in wrong order

I'm having a bit of trouble with the DNS Suffix Search List. I have changed the order (Network Settings > Right Clicked on Relevant Connection > Properties > Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > Properties > ...
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Validate Wireless Connnection for a different user

Is it possible to validate to the wireless network as a different user to the one you're logged in as? For example, I'm trying to connect to my works wireless network (there is currently no ethernet ...
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What is the most robust way to parse domain and username from a user string in vbscript

The user can input a string, so basically 4 options: username .\username localcomputername\username remotedomain.com\username What is the most robust way to return the domain and username given ...
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Is it possible to log the commands/applications ran with command.com?

I have a laptop that I use at school, however as part of doing so, I had to allow them to make my laptop connect to their domain. However as a part of their IT acceptable use policy, during school ...
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Can't communicate with Primary DNS Server

A computer, with Windows 7, can't access any website by domain suddenly. Whether this computer use a wired link or connect to the WLAN, The fault persists IP and DNS obtained automatically, and ...
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System Idle is at 99%, Physical memory at 40%: why so slow?

I have a Win 7 32-bit Pro machine joined to a domain on a 10/100 ethernet connection. At times this machine runs all sorts of slow. For example, it took it 20 seconds for a command prompt to pull ...
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Repeatedly getting “The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed”

This problem keeps occurring at random on domain network that I have set up.. This problem occurs only is I use windows 7(pro x64) and does not occur for XP(pro x86 and x64). Rejoining the client ...
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How can I get a Windows 2008 print server to deploy to child domains?

I am setting up a print server for our company that has a parent domain and 2 child domains. The print server is on the parent domain and I have no problems getting the print server to deploy printers ...
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Remote Desktop Client Crashes following domain join

I recently joined my laptop to our windows domain and now the remote desktop client crashes when i try and connect to any machine. It works if I run as administrator but not ordinarily. The domain ...
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How to set up a network domain at home?

My home network consists of 3 desktops (and one htpc in the future), 1 laptop that comes and goes (and is part of a work domain) and soon another laptop that will be mostly home based. I've thought ...
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Set user under a windows domain with no domain available

I just bought a notebook for my company for a colleague to replace an old one. I should set it up for as the user can login into our company domain as MY_COMPANY\name.surname The problem is I'm ...