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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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 ...
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Add a printer from a Windows domain to OS X

I need to add a printer from the domain \\uvnt4.edu.ats.dk using uvdm\username as username . How would I do this on OS X? In Windows you just type it in the address bar in Explorer and enter your ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise not detecting 'Domain network' profile until NIC is reset (enabled/disabled) or cable is replugged

I have this office laptop running Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit, which will not detect the 'Domain network' profile after a full boot/reboot until I disable/enable the network adapter or that I ...
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What is going on when I can't access an SMB server share (not accessible error) until I run cmdkey to delete the credential?

I have a network connection share issue. The first connection works, and seems to stay connected for at least a few hours. However, after each time my windows 7 PC reboots, it can no longer form a ...
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One AD-account two computers - never logged in at the same time

Mission I have one AD account that I, at different times, want to use at two phyiscal computers (referred to as computer1 & computer2). To be clear about the time aspeact, I never want to be ...
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Map Windows account/Profile to Domain Account

I am using windows 7 Ultimate with user name MyNameWinAc And Pass1 as password. It has visual studio, Office and various other soft-wares installed. They have their own history and configurations. ...
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Windows 7: Disable Lock Workstation After 10 Minutes Using Group Policy

On my Windows 7 PC the system becomes locked after 10 minutes of inactivity. Usually I would find this setting next to the screen-saver configuration. The setting is grayed out, however. I think this ...
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Shall I prefer to log in as machine administrator or domain administrator when repairing stations?

Which security risks are involved when I routinely log in as domain administrator to do some repair on windows machines? Shall I prefer to log as machine administrator (local user)? Can a malware ...
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Logging in via Active Directory doesn't work the first time

We use Active Directory, but one computer in particular has a slight issue. When you log into the domain (regardless of the user account used) it will not work the first time round. Windows will say ...
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Can I format my domain computer?

The IT department at my school formatted my computer because all the drivers had troubles. The image they use is faulty and has given me lots of problems like the computer don't warn me about little ...
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Win 7 not reconnecting to domain Network

Just updated my drivers on my computer. It disconnected from a domain network and now it will not reconnect. All settings ate correct under computer name and I can see other computers on the network ...
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Joined a domain, no prompt for administrator login when elevated privileges are required

I have added a new computer to Windows domain, but when I try to do something, what requires elevated privileges, I just get a message to contact administrator, but no promt to enter administrator ...
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How do I add an Ubuntu machine to a Windows domain?

This has been driving me insane for a while now. I'm quite new to Ubuntu, recently started using it for class (recently updated it too, so now the UI is confusing as heck and I have to get used to it ...
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How to Enable Integration features on a Virtual XP Mode connected to a domain

I have the Virtual XP Mode running on my Windows 7 x64 since quite a while and never had a real problem. Just when I added the Virtual XP Mode to our domain (my host PC has always been on the domain) ...
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Windows XP login at domain takes too long

I have a computer which is connected to network of my office. We have to login using our username and password with the office's domain name, which is shown when we click Options on the right side ...
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Registering mIRC for domain users

We run a small domain with mIRC installed on the machines. When we install mIRC we do so with the local administrator account. We register it and it shows as registered fine. However when another ...
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Suddenly getting remote login failures from Vista client to NT 4 domain, both undisturbed

I went away for the weekend and shut everything down and suddenly I am getting login failures from my Vista client laptop to my ancient NT 4.0 domain server. This system has been working correctly for ...
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Is it normal for a machine to run poorly on a windows network?

I have an Core i3 at home running Windows 7 and it runs absolutely fine. At work I'm running a core i5 running Windows XP, it's on a large windows domain and performance is absolutely abysmal, ...
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How do I join a Windows 8 PC into a domain?

How can I enroll a Windows 8 PC into an existing domain?
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Issues with domain secure channel causing latency

Recently I have been experiencing severe latency issues when doing certain network transactions. I have narrowed the issue down to the domain secure channel between the workstation and the domain. I ...
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Cannot log into laptop when remote “…cannot log you on now… domain… not available”

OS: XP sp3 Normally, when users in my office check out laptops, they connect the laptop to the network at their desk and log in using their credentials. Then, when they are out of the office and ...
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Security Concern with my Windows 7 Box at Work

This question may be weird and misworded but I'm not a Windows expert by any means so feel free to correct me. The group I'm in recently got new computers at work. They gave me a new computer and ...
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Smart Card login from non-domain computer

I use a standalone laptop at a large client who smart cards. I usually just plug-in my laptop and enter the credentials they provided to get access to their e-mail and internal websites. There is ...
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change folder permissions from limited account having admin credentials

I have to assign full control to a specific folder to everyone. Until now I log on into domain with my admin account and I apply my changes. I'd like to know if it's possible using my credential to ...
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Can I restore my laptop to my company's domain after formatting?

Right now my laptop is using Windows XP Professional 32-bit, and I have a copy of Win7 Pro 32-bit that I want to install. I would prefer a clean install, as I do not need any of the software on my XP ...
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How do I setup 1:1 NAT?

I am about to get a group of 5 public (external) IP addresses from my ISP. I have a Netgear WNDR3700v2 router. I was told that 1:1 NAT would be the way to assign static public IP addresses to some ...
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How to add Public (External) IP Addresses to my private network (windows domain controller)

I have set up a private domain network at home. I have a domain controller, a DNS server, and a DHCP server all running on one Windows 2003 Server machine. I have about 10 other machines around the ...
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Windows account ending with $

A Windows account that looks like this "domain\computername$". What does that mean?
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Distribute IE Trusted Sites Security Zone Sites and Settings using GPO

Currently I have Windows XP workstations, Windows Server 2008 R2, Active Directory and Domain Services, using IE 8 and IE 7 through out the domain. I haven't been able to pinpoint this, but how am I ...
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Specific local account missing after joining domain

After joining a Windows 7 computer to a Windows 2008 domain, one of the local accounts is missing, while the others still are acessible. If remove the computer from the domain, that specific local ...
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How am I able to check emails on outlook in my office windows machine without entering password

I have a basic question. At work, I log on to a domain from my work machine using a password. Then, once I am logged-in, I can read mails in outlook without having to enter any password. What I ...
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Moving user directory after re-joining the domain with the least amount of pain on Windows 7

Unlike Windows XP, it's pretty easy to change a user's sub-directories in Windows 7 like Music and Documents. Go to their properties' location tab and move it elsewhere. I am looking for similar ...
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How can I see all users of domain in this PC?

If I do: whoami /groups I can see all the groups I belong. My current user e.g. X belongs in a domain (there is a Domain Controller) My question is why if I go to Control Panel>Manage Accounts ...
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How do Windows domains work?

I saw that I can make PC_A an e.g. Windows Server 2008 a domain controller simply by running dcpromo After that, I can create a user e.g. George, which is a user in the domain of controller e.g ...
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How to get back-to-work with a Windows 7 PC that has no admin account?

I have a PC which doesn't have the Administrator account active and the only user account left is a Guest user. I want to get back the admin account but I don't know how to do that with a guest user. ...
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Why can't I share a folder on Vista?

On Windows Vista, I right-click on a folder, Properties, Sharing tab, and either "Advanced Sharing" or "Share"->"Share" causes an error: Windows File Sharing This program will not run Access is ...
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How to copy windows live mail settings to new profile

I've just set up a server as a Windows 2008 R2 domain controller and have configured my Windows 7 PC to be part of the domain. Now that I got a new user profile, how do I migrate settings like ...
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Change user without mapping a network drive?

Is it possible to switch user or 'connect as' without having to map a network drive? Lets say I'm logged into a machine as joe.bloggs under the domain WORK. I go to connect to a network resource, ...
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Is it possible to disable domain enforced screen saver?

My Win XP laptop has screensaver configuration enforced by a company wide domain settings. It turns on after 15 mins and locks the screen. This is very annoying when I want to watch a movie at home, ...
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Windows 7 doesn't connect to mapped drives at start up

We are testing Windows 7 (32bit version) and logon to a windows 2003 domain that runs a logon script whichs maps our drive letters. We have no control over the domain. Of our 7 test users, 5 ...
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Likewise on Ubuntu - domain user sometimes disappears from Login Screen

I'm using Likewise to authenticate to a Windows Domain on a laptop running Ubuntu 10.04. Everything seems to be working well, except for one thing. Normally, after the machine boots, I am presented ...