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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Windows 7 Enterprise domain login error

So I have this school computer. And I got help from a friend who managed to make the program sethc.exe to become an command promt that you could make pop-up by using sticky keys and from there I ...
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Windows 10 Offer Icon (GWX) - How to get it on AD/Domain joined PCs?

I know there´s no need to rush getting Windows 10 as I should receive it for free in the future, at least according to what I´ve read. However, information about the upgrade offer popping up in the ...
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Did I setup Active Directory on my server correctly? (re: Linux/OSX can't join domain)

I've just installed Active Directory on my Windows 2012 R2 server and my Windows 8/10 machines connect perfectly, but Linux and OSX can't seem to connect. The AD server's computer name is "DC01" and ...
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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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Update on Windows 10 cannot connect when behind domain proxy

My computer sits on a network and I think it has Microsoft Server 2012 on there. Without joining the domain; when I first browsed the internet it asked for my domain credentials. I added them in and ...
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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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How to setup firewall ports via logon script

I work as IT suport for public service. We use domain controller and logon scripts. These scripts are pretty helpful, since they can automatically install printers and add network folders as local ...
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Windows 8.1 VPN connection to customer's network blocks access to local domain's shares, SQL Server [duplicate]

With Windows 7, I could access my company's Windows Server file shares and SQL Servers (with Windows authentication) from that same LAN while connected to my customer's VPN. With Windows 8.1, I lose ...
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How can I access windows machines by name that don't have a domain. If my machine does

I want to RDP in to machines on my local network from my work laptop when I am at home. The problem is that my work laptop has a default domain. So it postfixes the domain onto any machine address I ...
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Add domain user to local administrator group on non domain system running Windows 7

I would like to know how to add a domain user to local administrator group of my system. My system is a non-domain system running Windows 7. I want to add this user to the administrator group, so ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2: Domain shared NAS drives disappearing, reappearing

I have a Windows Server that runs Active Directory for a small Domain, and is connected to several NAS drives over LAN. For reasons unknown, the NAS drives sometimes appear in the "Network" field of ...
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Difference between Network and Domain

What is the real difference between domain(in Active directory) and network? Is my question wrong? or what is difference between domain in network and domain in Active ...
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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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How to link Windows 10 domain user account to Microsoft account?

I've just installed build 10130 of the Windows 10 Insider Preview on my desktop, and after joining my domain, I noticed that the usual option to link my domain user account to a Microsoft account ...
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No WiFi On Logon Screen

When logging onto the domain via WiFi, logon scripts do not always run. I believe this is because the Wi-Fi card is not yet connected. How can I connect to a Wi-Fi access point before the logon (ie: ...
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Can I set the Password Policy on a GPO using Powershell?

I'm trying to automate configuration of a domain controller. I can create and link a GPO using Group Policy cmdlets in Powershell, but how can I set certain policies like the Password Policy for a ...
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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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Need to change a computer name back to its old name on a domain

I had a problem witha computer I was trying to join to the domain. I gave it a different name than the one it was supposed to have but now I have to go back to the original name. However now I cant go ...
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PC takes a long time to print since joining domain

I have a computer that exhibits strange printing problems. When I print from a domain account it usually takes a long time (30 sec to +1 min) for an application to send the job to the printer. During ...
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How to turn Windows domain account to a local account

I asked the IT department in our company to remove me from our domain so that some restrictions aimed at all the users within the domain no longer apply to me. The problem is that when I restart my ...
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Is it possible to get the date of a user's last login to AD if the user was deleted?

After STTR's very good explanations on how to get the dates of last login of existing (including disabled) AD users and how to retrieve the list of deleted users, One question remains. Provided that ...
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How do I add laptop to DC through wifi?

I have a desktop running a few VMs, one which is a domain controller. I'm wondering if there's anyway for my laptop to connect to the domain controller over wifi? Is what I'm looking for possible?
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What is the default logs storage time in AD domain controller server?

I do not have this with me to check, as I am not OS administrator. I suppose there is some default time set in Active Directory (AD) for logs storage. I am particularly interested in logs for user ...
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Change a Windows 7 user name for domain logins

There are answers like this one for changing local user names, but I log onto a domain, so I have an extra "Domain" column in the pictured dialog box, and the "Properties" dialog doesn't have a ...
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Must I purchase Windows Server to set policies or enable domain login?

If I want to setup a few Windows 7 or 8 PCs to only permit logins using domain accounts, must I fork out the cash to purchase a Windows Server for this? Or a LDAP server such as the Apache DS or even ...
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RPC Connection Filtered with no Firewalls

I have a workstation (PC1) that cannot communicate with a domain controller over RPC (TCP/135). C:\PortQryV2> portqry.exe -n 192.168.1.1 -p tcp -o 135 Querying target system called: 192.168.1.1 ...
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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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Domain administrator account has weird behaviours

I have a domain account that has administrator privileges on the OU, let's say A. I logged in the computer with that admin account, install Office without any hickups. But then I need to run chkdsk ...
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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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same user with administrative rights on all the servers in single domain versus domainadmin as a part of administrator group in all the servers

Same user with administrative rights on all the servers in single domain vomain user as a part of administrator group in all the servers: Same user is configured as administrator on all the servers ...
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Powershell No Logon Servers Available

I have one deployment server A, my local machine B and the server I'm accessing C. When I'm running a test script from B -> C it's successful. When I'm running that same script from A -> C it fails, 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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Logging into a windows 7 system which is under domain when IP block change

I'm having a very interesting trouble. I've a PC under a domain. But I can't login even though I know current credentials the account. The PC was manually set to an IP and our SA changed our IP ...
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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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Dollar sign '$' in the output of whoami in Windows

It is a domain environment. There are several machines, connection to whom must be performed under user joined specific groups ("Super Manager Users" and "Super Admin Users"). But there is some issues ...
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Windows Domain batchscript for netuse network shares

I am using a batchscrip to run at logon on my server 2012 essentials Domain Controller... The script breaks down into 3 sections Connects to 2 folders in local PC share Connects to remote ip (wan ...
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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 Certificate Authority - root offline, intermediate online?

Simple enough question... Can I have the Windows Root CA offline and a non-domain member, but the intermediate CA online and a domain member (thereby getting the advantages of an AD integrated CA?) ...
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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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Official way to copy a user profile from a local account to a domain account

I have a PC in a windows domain. This PC has a local administrator account from the user who used it before the PC was joined to the domain. Now I want to migrate this users profile and settings do a ...
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Remove 'Switch User' Button on Lock Screen Only, Keep Faster User Switching Enabled

I want to remove the 'Switch User' button on our PC's lock screen only. However, I want to keep fast user switching enabled. The button needs to still exist/function when pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete. ...
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Locked Screen, Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to instantly log on

Local account on a domain joined PC (Windows 7 Professional). Local account has no password (no worries, it's segregated/secure). Upon locking the PC, we want to "Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to log on" ...
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Broken trust relationship caused poor graphics quality - Win7

I was looking at a laptop the other day which had extremely poor graphics quality, very pixellated and appeared red when on the black bios screen. Naturally, I assumed this was a graphics card/driver ...
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Preferred DNS Server Settings on a Domain using Multiple DNS Servers?

I manage a small business network with two separate physical locations, these locations are connected using a pair of VPN Routers(192.168.1.1, and 192.168.128.1). The primary location uses a DNS ...
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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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Period character used for local computer name

I'm wondering about the period character . used as a shortcut for the local computer name. You can use it when logging into Windows 7, for example, to specify that the user account you're entering ...
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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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samba domain controller on vserver

i have a vserver with ssh access. i try to set up a samba4 domain controller. everything works fine so far. problem is i don't get samba internal DNS working. My vserver has an external IP and my ...
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external domain controller for multiple LAN merging

my home network consists of two pcs and one laptop all behind one DSL Router. Simple Question: Is it possible to set up a Windows Domain Controller on a V-Server (hosted in the Internet) in such way ...
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User Account Control Keeps Popping Up

I am signed into my laptop on a domain network. I keep having a User Account Control login pop up asking me if I want to allow Networksto make changes to this computer. This keeps popping up all of ...