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 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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Refresh Domain Credentials Cache via command-line

Is there a way to refresh the cache a domain-computer keeps to store domain passwords? I have a PC that is infrequently on the network, and the occasion happens where I would like the manually update ...
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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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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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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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Windows Server 2012 R2 - One Desktop, no matter the user

I'm looking to link many Windows Servers into a Windows Domain. If possible, i would like to set up users for each person with access. However when they RDP into a server, i want it to act like they ...
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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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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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Joining a domain with kali

I'm in school and I was asked if I could join a domain with Kali. Everywhere I search says use "likewise open" but I've went into "add/remove programs" and searched for "likewise open" but it has no ...
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How to trick a domain user's profile into not rebuilding when PC joined to (technically) different domain?

Our only DC (SBS 2003) failed recently and had to be rebuilt from scratch. All user accounts have been recreated with identical names and passwords. The name of the rebuilt DC is identical, as is ...
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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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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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Set default wallpaper for a local Windows default user profile used by all users of a domain

I want to put a wallpaper by default in a local user profile for Windows that everyone is the same wallpaper. The local profile Windows is loaded by default when a user logs on to the Windows domain, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Use 2008 R2 and 2003 server domain and LDAP with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10?

I have two server domain one with Windows Server 2003 server and other Windows Server 2008 R2. With this can I use Windows 8.1 and 10 clients to connect with domain and apply policies?
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Time Sync Best Practice

kindly i need some advice for what is the best practice for time synchronization i have configured my Domain controller that hold the PDC emulator role to sync with external NTP server , and the ...
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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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adding virtual machine to virtual windows server 2012 domain

Steps to Connecting / adding a virtual pc running windows 8 OS to a virtual windows server 2012 domain using vmWare workstation 10.
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One user on remote desktop server loses mapped network drive access while all others can still see it

We use a Windows Server 2012 R2 server to provide remote desktop access to around 25 users who work with a Client Management program. All of them interact with a network drive (L:) which exists on a ...
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The mobile phone users don't generate an audit logon event on the AD

I need to see the users who are logged in to wifi- staff using mobile phones. Currently I only can see the IP address of them not the Username. All of them are authenticated users.Is this a possible ...
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Run as different domain user without password with domain administrator account under windows 7

I sometimes use psexec to connect to our windows domain users' computers from remote. What I want to do is to run some programs with non-admin domain user's account (e.g. currently logged in user) and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If I upgrade a domain joined Windows 7 machine to 8.1 will it still be joined to the domain?

I am an admin on the machine but I am not a domain admin. Will it allow me to login via a domain login after upgrade rather than forcing me to use a windows live account?
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Long delays when laptop cannot access domain controller

I have a laptop that is part of a domain. Unfortunately, when the laptop is not connected to the domain, I observe extremely irritating delays in various situations. For example, when I start Google ...
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Disconnect from one domain and connect to another domain

I had old domain lets call it "A". There was 5 computers connected to domain "A". Now I have just created domain "B". Now I want all 5 computers connected to domain B. It is giving me error: "The ...
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Add Computer To Domain

On a very new Windows Server 2012 R2 setup, I used to be able to browse to a hosted application that runs on the server from my other computer on the same home network. Now I've set it up on a domain ...
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Domain attached computer - Allow account selection at logon?

(Windows 7, x64) When not attached to a domain, Windows will show a list of accounts available to log into (of which you can use various methods to show or hide) on the GINA. However, once joined to a ...
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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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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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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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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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domain gpo logon script not executing for administrators

I have a Windows 2008 DC with a logon script in the default policy. This script has been tested and works if executed manually for admins and users. However, when I login with an administrator it ...
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Files are permanently deleted in domain client (2008 R2)

We have a domain with 2008 R2, I've changed the address of "My Documents" to D:\Documents with Folder Redirection in "Group Policy". When a user deletes a file from their desktop or D:\ that file is ...
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Login as windows domain user in linux through putty

How can I configure CentOS 6 server to allow login through putty using Windows domain login? I have root access to CentOS but I am not Windows domain administrator. My Windows desktop where I can ...
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DNS Suffix Search List in wrong order

I'm having a bit of trouble with the DNS Suffix Search List. I have changed the order (Network Settings > Right Clicked on Relevant Connection > Properties > Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > Properties > ...
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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 ...