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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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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OS X 10.6 shared network folder problems

Users on a college network can see the shared folder but cannot write to it. No problem seeing it but cannot write to it. Have added permissions to sharepoint on Server Admin.
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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 ...
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Unable to log into Windows XP Pro Domain Not Available

Trying to access an old laptop I have but at the windows login screen I attempt to log in and get the message "Unable to log in because <Domain Name> is unavailable". This laptop is not on a ...
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Return the currently logged on domain using Autohotkey

I am writing a script and want to check whether the user is currently logged into the local machine or to the windows domain. I specifically want to get the name of the domain, as the script may be ...
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Windows 7 Parental Controls *With* Domain Accounts

There are many how-tos on how to enable Windows 7 Parental Controls while a computer is joined to a domain. However, what I would like is a 'hack' to enable parental controls on a domain account. I ...
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How do I delete a user profile on a Windows 7 machine that is part of a domain?

How can I delete the local user profile on a Windows 7 machine that is connected to a Windows Server 2008 domain? DelProf doesn't seem to exist on Windows 7.
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How do I copy a user profile when changing domains?

I am going to be joining my computer to a different domain than the one it is on right now. How can I copy my current user profile and preferences to the new user profile that will be created when I ...
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Determine own domain group memberships XP Professional

This seems like it would be a simple question, but my Google skills have failed me. When logged into a domain (as a domain user without any admin rights), how can I determine what groups my user ...
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Temporarily login to another windows domain

I'm using Vista, and need to temporarily (1 day a week at a client) logon to another windows domain (my laptop is on the work domain, and I don't want to have to put the machine permanently on the ...
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How can I make firefox behave like IE on a windows domain when requesting user credentials

With windows IE, I never have to input my domain credentials, it's able to just pass them along. Is there a way to do this for firefox so that whenever i try to access a site within the intranet that ...
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How do I enable Automatic Logon in Windows 7 when I'm on a domain?

When Windows 7 is joined to a domain the option to automatically login is no longer available in the advanced User Management console. Since I am running a small home domain because of SharePoint and ...
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Windows Update on Vista running on a Domain

Does anybody know of a way to get the Windows Update to run for the domain account I login to the PC with, or a way to edit the registry to allow this to happen?
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How do I enforce consistent application (ie Itunes) settings across my home domain?

I have recently set up a Windows 2008 server (R1) on my home network. I'm hoping to use this to eventually fill the complete void of networking/AD knowledge and as a backup to my programming ...