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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

Should I add both the user account and the computer name of a specific user or not in a domain? Or it is OK to add either of the two, computer or user account? And how can I log in the computer that ...
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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 ...