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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Linux alternative to windows domain, Linux server & Linux workstation

I'm looking for a way to manage Linux workstations in the same way that a windows domain manages windows clients, Just to be clear, I'm not looking for a windows domain server replacement, I'm want a ...
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Copy/Paste on mapped drive not working for regular Domain user, works for Domain Admins?

I have an interesting problem--my users that are part of regular domain groups can't use my mapped drive to copy & paste files. M:\ is mapped to \blue\Silvertrek. When they access the UNC path ...
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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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RADIUS wifi not working on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 with domain users

EDIT: I was able to narrow down the problem. Apparently this is not an issue with the Surface but Windows 8.1 (probably 8, too) and 10. I did not catch this at first as I used a non-domain laptop and ...
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Windows offline domain join

Apparently administrators can join the machine to the domain without a reboot according to this article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/offline-domain-join-djoin-step-by-step%28v=ws.10%...
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Can't unlock Widows 7 domain connected pc [duplicate]

My school was giving away old broken Dell Optiplex 745s away, so after working on it for a few days, I got it to work. But when I turned it on, it was still connected to the schools domain. So when I ...
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Windows local accounts losing all groups

Two machines have local administrator accounts from a domain, specific to a user who needs them. However, every reboot, the local admin accounts keep losing all of its groups: Users, Administrators, ...
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Files transferring across PC when logging in

So I am looking at making my home PCs all linked to 1 server, I am doing this mainly as a project to better understand this sort of stuff, but one thing has always struck me as weird on how to do. ...
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Prevent Virtual Machine from Losing Domain Trust on Snapshot Restore

One of my virtual machines is joined to my workplace domain. Periodically, I need to snapshot the VM, perform some work, then restore to the snapshot, delete it, and continue on. Usually applying the ...
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Linking domain controllers

Is there any good way to keep 2 domain controllers at separate locations in sync or linked together. So they both serve there own respective locations but things like user credentials stay the same ...
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Add domain group to local computer administrators command line

Is it possible to add domain group to local group via command line? I can add specific users or domain users, but not a group. I would prefer to stick with a command line, but vbscript might be okay....
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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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connect to two domain controllers on two NICs

I have a computer that sits on two LANs, each with its own NIC. Each LAN has a domain controller. This computer logs in to windows using the domain controller on LAN A, after logged in I would like ...
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Domain trust vs. Forest trust: What is to prefer and why?

Administering several active directories, I might be in the need of defining trust levels for them. I could do the following: Create a trust between two ADs. Create a trust between two forests, each ...
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How do I allow UPS World Ship to bypass UAC?

I have found a way some time ago that allowed me to whitelist UAC from certain applications by using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit. This had worked for quite some time, however, it ...
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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 can I get the Trust Relationship to the domain to stop failing?

I just installed Windows 10. I was part of a domain. When I try to log in I get, "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed." Since I do not remember my local ...
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Connecting to Windows share “Name not unique on network”

I'm trying to connect from a stock Debian 8 GNOME Desktop to a Windows shared folder, by clicking "Connect to Server" from Nautilus using a Server Name: smb://servername/shared which works, as I'm ...
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How to list windows privileges for any user

I am trying to write a script to list the privileges (eg SeShutDownPrivilege etc) of all user accounts. I'd prefer it if my script could be run as a standard user, but I can run it as an admin account ...
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Downgrade User Profile from Domain to Workgroup

I'm doing some one-off IT maintenance for a very small business <15 employees I moved all their e-mail to Microsoft Office365, and all of their shared network files to Microsoft SharePoint Online. ...
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How to Control Firefox Centrally under Windows?

I wonder whether Firefox can be controlled centrally within a Windows domain without using third party software such as PolicyPak. In particular I want to configure firefox centrally through a group ...
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Locked out of my computer after disabling the netword card

So I made a big mistake : I was doing some tests on my work computer and I disabled the network card (via Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections) and forgot to re-enable it before ...
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Tracking Remote Access

If someone with Domain Admin credentials accesses your PC by using \\Computername\C$ is this "access" logged anywhere? I.E. the date/time and possibly computer name it occurred?
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Possible to rejoin domain without domain admin right after wiping PC?

I am doing some lab with virtual machine and brainstormed this problem. If I have a PC joined domain, with full local administrator right, can I backup the "domain credentials" (I don't actually know ...
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Error message signing into ADP eTime

This may be a better question for the vendor but I figured I'd see if anyone here is familiar. The company I work at uses ADP eTime Time and attendance for their employee's timesheets and expense ...
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Alter from workgroup to domain to workgroup again

I have a few user accounts on my computer (windows 7) and currently have it in a workgroup. When I change it into domain and then change back to workgroup, will the former mentioned user accounts be ...
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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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How to pushed users to use proxy?

i have configured SQUID PROXY on CentoS 7 Now i need to force all users on domain controller to use proxy(but some users dont use the proxy) Any idea to help?
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dns domains, active directory domains and domain controller

I know these are big topics but i am just several questions i wish to clarify. q1) are dns internet domains and active directory domains referring to the same thing or are related ? Reason for ...
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Why can't domain Users map network drives?

I have a domain controller set up with some shared folders. I have multiple users with different levels of access to the shared folders. I tried to use the GPO to map the network drives and it didn't ...
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automatically add domain group to new windows installation

I ran across the following catch22 in my workstation installation script while trying to automatically add a domain group to the local administrators. The catch I’m experiencing is the following: ...
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Can different person see different shared folder structure by file sharing services of Windows Server 2008 r2?

For example, I have a folder structure like bellow in Windows Server 2008 R2 server: ShareFolder SubFolder1 File1 SubFolder2 SSFolder1 File2 SSFolder2 ...
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Samba 4 Domain controller: authentication from windows client stopped working

I've set up a samba 4 domain controller, we have four Windows 7/8 clients in the domain. This setup worked for the past 6 months. Recently, I've not been able to log in with my credentials from two ...
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Cygwin ssh in domain environment

I managed to get a Cygwin ssh server to work with domain accounts with the use of the /etc/passwd file. The problem is now when a user browses outside of the cygdrive e.g. in the root of my c: ...
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Why does the login screen say “Windows will try to connect to the network”?

Not long ago, when logging into my domain-joined Windows 7 Professional PC (with fast user switching enabled) at work, I noticed the words Windows will try to connect to the network Directly ...
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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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Can the wmic command reliably be used in script batch files?

I believe that the following command: wmic product where "name like '%%winzip%%'" call Uninstall shuts down PC's when deployed with SCCM. Has anybody came across any issues with the command similar ...
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I have a windows 8.1 Administrator user and password but still cannot log onto machine

I have the following problem Windows 8.1 is installed on laptop and added to company domain A. User went to other company who put him on their domain B. Afterwards they removed him from domain and ...
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Windows 98 suddenly unable to see the domain

I have a couple older computers running Windows 98. Not an option to upgrade. They are networked internally to a 2k3 server so that files can be transferred to them. Suddenly one of them has stopped ...
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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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Unable to change an Active Directory user account from a Windows 10 laptop

When any users tries to change their password, the following error message appears "the security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship" The ...
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What's the difference between runas.exe and “Run as different user”?

I'm working with a line-of-business application that needs to be run as a domain user. I have a user that wants to continue using a local account (since not everything can be migrated to a domain user ...
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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 thinking....
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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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Creating an account creation script to create new users in Windows Server 2008

I need to be able to make an account creation script that will create a new user in the Domain Users group, set its password, roaming profile, and login script. The input will be first name, last name,...
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How to enable WinZip setting via SCCM

I have deployed a pre-configured WinZip MSI without the shell extensions option due to Windows Explorer crashes. However is there a way to apply a network setting via SCCM, or Group Policy to enable ...
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How to change profile folder name without rebuilding user profile from scratch?

A user at work recently got married and has requested for her domain username to be updated to reflect her married name. She uses a Windows 7 PC on a Windows 2003 domain. I know that I can simply ...
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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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Connect to a wireless network before logging on (Windows 10)

I have a Windows 10 laptop that has been joined to a domain. The only networking option is wireless (no wired connection available). I am able to log onto the laptop with a user that previously logged ...
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How can I tell which Domain controller I'm authenticated to?

How can I tell which Domain controller I'm authenticated to? Is there a way to do this without local admin?