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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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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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 join a Windows 8 PC into a domain?

How can I enroll a Windows 8 PC into an existing domain?
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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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How can I connect a Windows 8 PC to a Samba domain

I am using Samba 3, and want to join my Windows 8 PC to the Samba domain. Windows 8 cannot join out of the box, so I added the following registry entries: ...
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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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Change A Password

I have a non-domain machine that I use with our company's domain resources over vpn regularly. I switched to Windows 8 (fresh install), and the "Change a password" option went away from the ...
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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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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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What are reasons for local Windows named-pipes to fail?

I've been working hard on this one all day and I'm stuck. This morning our asian collegues called me because a SolidWorks addin for our product data management system could not communicate with the ...
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What should be taken into consideration when deploying Windows 8 in a domain environment?

Edit: Reformulating the question: We have ordered new laptops but before they arrive, our development team is trying to decide whether to install Windows 8 or stick with Windows 7. We have already ...
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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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Can I VPN connect to my work using Windows 8?

Windows 8 comes in a few versions ... with two of them being Windows 8 Windows 8 Pro Checking the comparison chart on wiki, the pro feature has this (where the non-pro doesn't).. Can join a ...
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My account gets locked out of the Windows domain

I work in a BYOD environment and my laptop still have Windows 7. Every so often I get locked out of the domain at our company and have to phone the IS helpdesk and ask them to unlock my account. ...
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Long boot time if the computer is not connected to the domain

All computers in our company are connected to a domain. Now a lot of people reported that their computer need a long time to boot as soon as they are no longer connected to the domain. I was unable to ...
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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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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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“The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer” error in Windows domain

I have a domain environment with Server 2008 and Windows 7. Since a few days I receive the following errors from many clients: The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer ...
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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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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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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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Windows account ending with $

A Windows account that looks like this "domain\computername$". What does that mean?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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DCpromo domain controller demotion fails with “unable to detrmine floating single master operation roles” message [closed]

When I attempt to demote a Domain Controller in Windows Server 2008 R2, I always get this message: "The Directory Service is missing mandatory configuration information, and is unable to determine the ...
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System Idle is at 99%, Physical memory at 40%: why so slow?

I have a Win 7 32-bit Pro machine joined to a domain on a 10/100 ethernet connection. At times this machine runs all sorts of slow. For example, it took it 20 seconds for a command prompt to pull ...
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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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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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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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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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Visual Studio 2012 cannot access Team Explorer security/group membership sections but Visual Studio 2010 can

I've recently upgraded from Team Foundation Server 2010 to 2012 and Visual Studio 2010 to 2012. Within Visual Studio 2010 I can still access all of the TFS settings. Within Visual Studio 2012 I can ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to log the commands/applications ran with command.com?

I have a laptop that I use at school, however as part of doing so, I had to allow them to make my laptop connect to their domain. However as a part of their IT acceptable use policy, during school ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to change the SID of a local user account manually?

Let's say for argument's sake I wish to change the SID of a Windows local user account to one that appears on some hypothetical Active Directory domain. Is that possible? If so, how? P.S. I don't ...
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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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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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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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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 ...