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Questions tagged [windows-domain]

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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Exiting a domain and its effects on installed sql server

join from a domain and use the local system admin. I had done that by joining a dummy work group but after I did that and restarted, I can no longer use my locally installed sql server development ...
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Can't print as a Domain user who is however added as a Local Admin

I log on to my machine as both a local Admin and as a domain user who is however a local admin too.But login in as the domain user I can't add a printer that's shared on a PC which is on the domain, ...
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Deleted the windows user directory for a user on non local domain

I had two users on my windows 10 pc marked as User1 and User1.Domain2 . I would rdp into this windows machine and I didn't like the fact that it took me to C:\users\User1.Domain2, so I deleted that ...
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Windows 10 slow running performance when joined an AD and using an AD-Account

We recently updated our teams infrastructure to Windows 10 within an AD. Everything works fine except: We're observing slow performance in some situations. First observed was it as our Post-Compiling ...
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How can I properly open ports for local traffic on a windows domain profile?

I'm trying to open port 23 on a windows firewall, specifically a domain profile. The purpose is to allow communication from computers A and B to computer C, all are on the same domain. When I open ...
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What is the difference between domain and realm

I couldn't get any clear-cut answer hence asking on this forum. I want to know the difference between domain and realm. I tried looking for it at several places on internet . Are they same, different, ...
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Switch from Workgroup to Domain in cmd

I was experimenting on file sharing in Windows and changed corporate domain on a workgroup. Now when I log in, I see only other accounts, possibly created earlier in that particular workgroup. So, ...
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migrating to google cloud and removing windows server

Our small company is thinking about moving to google's cloud for our core services, like google docs, drive, email etc. For files that cannot leave the building, we would install a NAS and just put ...
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Running IE without user profile folder

I'm trying to run IE as domain user, which hasn't got a user profile folder on local pc. I'm doing it using runas /profile /user:xxx "pathToIexplore". Until I create a user profile folder (by login as ...
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Synology NAS - custom script after join a Windows Domain possible?

I have a Synology NAS DS415 and I have a question: Is it possible to start automatically a custom (bash) script after a special action. I need to do some configuration stuff after the  Synology NAS ...
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Is there a builtin webserver on Windows that can serve a known-named HTTP resource? [closed]

Ultimately I want a convenient way that I can use in a web-browser to test in a local network if a Windows machine is alive. Windows, even non-“Server” versions, has many built-in services that use ...
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Apple Mac not able to join to Domain

I have a mac OS, where it is not able to join to domain. but within the same ip segment,100% of the time a windows machine will be able to join with no issue. the errors on the mac machine shows '...
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How to access a PC when the domain is not available and previous logons were deleted?

For some reason the domain is not detected by the PC, other computers in the network work fine, the account is not disabled but the previous logons got deleted. Is there a way to access this PC or ...
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Can I mix domain and local accounts on the same PC

I have Windows 10 installed on my private Laptop. I am using Microsoft account to log in. Sometimes I need to do some work-stuff on it. At work, we have Active Domain with roaming profiles set up, so ...
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New Windows Domain Name

For the first time I am building a domain from ground up. I gave the domain name the name of the business, and before doing so I didn't think to check online to see if it was already being used on the ...
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How to get SID of Windows domain using WMIC?

I’m looking for a WMIC solution to obtain a Windows domain's SID. I can only find solutions for PowerShell, however I prefer the WMIC approach. Lots of examples exist on Google for obtaining domain ...
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Can I use a different machine with same MAC address and PC name to join a domain?

I have a old Windows PC named pc1 which is joined to domain1 currently. However. today I tried to join the same domain with a new different computer with same OS version, MAC address and computer name....
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changes to the LGPO thru gpedit.msc on domain connected machines do not apply after restarts and gpupdate /force

FYI I am very new to the world of system administration. However I have been able to find answers to nearly every question that has come across my desk - till now. We have LGPO policy's set manually ...
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How to install (if possible) different MS Office version for different users in Windows 10

I have a computer where there will be multiple accounts - one local and private, other a domain login for work. I have account with Microsoft where I have Office 2016 license, and work account on ...
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Network and Machine configuration for Virtualbox VM running SQL Server 2016

(Not sure if this should be superuser or serverfault?) Background: My desktop machine is Win7 Enterprise, which won't run SQL Server (SS) 2016 or 2017. We'll upgrade to SQL Server 2016 in about 9 ...
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Sharing a Windows folder with a Mac computer through a network

I have a Windows computer (which has the files I want to share) that is inside a domain. I want to share a folder on the Windows computer with a Mac that is outside of the domain but on the same ...
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should I be 'Read only Domain Controller' when adding a new DC to an existing Windows domain?

Kind of continuing where solution to this topic has lead me to. promote 2016 Essentials to domaincontroller - can't contact DC I am in process of replacing an existing SBS 2008 to a new Windows ...
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promote 2016 Essentials to domaincontroller - can't contact DC

I am in process of replacing an existing SBS 2008 to a new Windows Server 2016 Essentials within the same Domain. And I do not have much beckground especially in Windows. The step I am at in the ...
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Access networkshare from 2 different domains

I have the following situation: A stand-alone server which has a folder shared (win 2k8 r2). A domain controller with terminal server (2x win 2016). Another domain controller with terminal server (2x ...
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Expired Secondary Admin Accounts: Not prompting to change password (Run As)

For a Cyber Security best practice, all local administrative permissions have been revoked from user accounts. Only a select number of employee's have been provided with a Secondary Admin Account, ...
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Add a computer as a trusted device to a domain

I am working on a project where a customer wants a program on a few of their machines (touch screen machine interfaces) to be able to access Active Directory and use their Windows Logons within it. I ...
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Access Samba share running in VirtualBox with Alpine Linux guest from Windows 10 host in domain

I'm trying to run a Samba server installed in an Alpine Linux 3.7.0(Vanilla) inside VirtualBox and trying to access that from my Windows 10 host which is part of a domain. Here are the links that I ...
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Remotly add computer to domain

Well i have a few computers on my network which is not connected to the domain. I can rdp to each by their IP and add them to the domain manually. I wonder if I can do this by some windows admintool ...
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Group Policy - Set IE11 as default on Windows 10

In order to set the default Internet Browser in windows 8+ machines joined to a domain, using a GPO, you must configure the following: Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows ...
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Can a Windows domain be joined from a web browser?

When I had just accessed a website of my company, I noticed some suspicious activity was taking place on my computer. Some examples: (1) according to the event logs Windows' Updates had been disabled, ...
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windows 7 domain computer unable to change keyboard input method

I have 16 Dell latitude E6420, all with same image of Windows 7 Ultimate and joined to the same local domain network.Now, I've tried setting Chinese as default input language, setting Chinese as ...
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Accessing UNC paths in SYSTEM context

I need to access a UNC path from a process which is running as SYSTEM user in a Windows Domain. When running this application under Windows 10 it is working fine but on Windows 7 I get an Access ...
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applications take longer to run on domain computers

We have Server2012 r2 domain with folder redirection of Desktop, Documents, and Appdata. In some of my windows 10 pc's applications like Outlook, other Office programs, and Acrobat Reader take ...
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djoin.exe savefile format

Relying on the rudimentary info of $ djoin.exe /help and this web page: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2008-R2-and-2008/dd392267(v=ws.10) The blob ...
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How to hide Map drive from remote domain users

I am wondering how can i hide a map drive from remote domain (server2012r2) users, our mapped K drive is shared with everyone so any one login to domain they will see the K drive mapped on their ...
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Unable to add myself to any ACL while using Azure AD

When I received a new laptop at the beginning of the week, the initial setup walked me through gaining access to my workplace's domain using my work email address, which is also associated with my ...
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Windows Server 2012 AD DC - D-link Home router

As a noob, I have some questions. I’m currently running a virtual instance of Windows Server 2012 for my own education. I’ve gathered that setting up Windows DHCP and DNS as services within an Active ...
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How to set standard login to local?

I now have a computer with Windows 7 Operating system that used to be in a network. Now it's just a 'lonely' local computer. I know there is the shortcut .\User1 to log in quickly to local. Is there ...
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Adding a machine to a domain, but having issues with a DNS server

All our machines are connected to a VPN if they aren't on our local network, we've had no issues over the domain before. So I get a laptop and try to connect it to the domain, do the same thing I do ...
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Windows issues : Access Network Drive

Here is my problem: I can not access a network drive from my pc under windows 7. The PC and my profil are in a domain. When I connect with the same profile on a TSE, my network drive works. When I ...
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domain joined Windows 10 - Disable password requirement on wake up

I've been trying to disable Windows 10 Pro (Build 15063) from prompting for my password when my computer wakes up for a while now, and can't figure it out. I have a few PCs joined to a Windows domain ...
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Find next password expiration date in Windows

At work we just switched to having our normal logins be restricted and using a separate login with elevated privileges when necessary (such as for installing software, etc.). We always login with our ...
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Windows Server 2012 - unable to create trust

I'm kinda having a hard time figuring out what caused the issue I'm having. So I have the following DC Servers: astro.local (192.168.1.50) (hostname: Server01) test.local (192.168.1.55) (hostname: ...
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Why is “FileSystemControl” causing long boot times?

I have a notebook running Windows 7 joined to a Win2008 Domain. When the notebook is connected to the domain network, it boots up in less than 60 seconds. But when it's disconnected from the network (...
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Sync all user clients on university domain [closed]

I'm currently attending The University of Alabama in Huntsville. All of the computers here use a Windows 10 domain, and you can log in to any computer just using your student ID and password. Anything ...
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Remove “DOMAIN\domain Users” and add “DOMAIN\username” to Allow Log on Locally

I created a batch file to remove "domain\Domain Users" from the Allow Log On Locally local security policy and replace it with "domain\username". This works. This is my script: First, remove the ...
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Give full access to user in one Domain to another Domain

What i have I created 2 way trust in both forest and then wide authentication between them with conditional forwarders in DNS in both domain i dint create any stub zone or secondary zone since i ...
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Accessing mapped drives from Application “run as a different user”

I have a Windows client access issue that I have encountered recently. I have a user running Win10 64 bit on a lenovo T450. He has 2 domain accounts: ABC\john.user XYZ\john.user He logs in to his ...
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Is joining a domain on Azure using a virtual network practical on DSL with a slow up link?

I'm new to Azure after coming back to the dev/sys admin world after a five year hiatus. I'm really enjoying it and find it fascinating and powerful. I was thinking of setting up setting up a domain ...
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Full name of Windows user name (in Domain) using Python

I want to retrieve the full name of a Windows computer user in Python. I have found the equivalent batch command: net user "%USERNAME%" /domain | FIND /I "Full Name" that returns the full name (e.g....