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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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Is it possible to emulate Windows Deployment Services (WDS) on a Raspberry Pi to use Bitlocker Network Unlock on my Desktop PC?

I would like to use Bitlocker Network Unlock to automatically unlock my desktop PC when powering it on, in my LAN network. I want to avoid installing a full Windows Server machine just for that. I ...
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Does a domain joined Windows 10 computer have built-in tools to query AD/LDAP?

I'm on a domain joined Windows 10 Computer and want to query the attributes of my own user account. Are there any built-in tools for that? It is not an admin computer and I don't have RSAT installed. ...
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Windows 11 taskbar greyed out and is not usable when logging in with ad domain user

Today I've tried to setup an AD domain in my home environment and am unsure of what's happening. I've set up folder redirection, roaming profiles and connected a "base folder" for the user ...
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Why would RDP into a machine's local admin be blocked by NLA

My team and I were recently doing some maintenance on a domain joined server. We ended up having to remove the server from the domain and rejoining it. After completing the process we verified that we ...
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How to add/cache Windows domain user profile remotely?

I have a Windows 10 PC connected in domain, with local administrator account access and need to add a domain user profile in the PC. It's a remote PC and needs VPN to connect to the Domain Controller ...
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Windows Professional, How to disable Active Directory/group policy software installations by organization/domain

Is it possible to block unwanted software to be automatically installed by domain that windows professional is connected to? We have computers that are filled with spam and other junk because it's ...
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Random pc's in domain lose connection with network drives

I encounter problem in my network where network drives deployed by GPO temporarily cease to work on singular computers (one-two percent at a time). While problem is present there is normal connection ...
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Windows Firewall blocking SMB after a period of time

I have an issue with a restricted terminal machine running Windows 10 that I hope someone can shed some light on. This is on the domain and is restricted in Windows Firewall to only allow Google ...
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Why does the company name and domain show up login on Windows 10 installer?

A computer that was previously company-owned and joined to an AD domain. The company then gave the computer to its previous user when above said user was dismissed from the company. I want to do a ...
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Recently took over a Domain, cannot manage the domain controller (Ubuntu system supposed to be hosting Windows AD via SAMBA) [MSP]

Guys (and gals and everything in-between), I'm stumped. I'm an MSP and recently took over a new client. The prior IT left on not so great circumstances, and I'm inheriting their mess. One of my recent ...
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We can't sign you in with this credential because your domain isn't available

I have a computer on the other end of a vpn which certain accounts are not able to log into remotely (I don't know if the same issue occurs locally). Those accounts can log into other computer on the ...
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Locked out of windows 10. Cant login with username, cant recover password because of bitlocker

I quit domain of my company, after reboot it only shows the account of domain, and cannot login. I cant switch to administrator or other users. I tried method on Locked out of Windows 10: login no ...
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Programs can create save data, but not read from it on an SMB network share

I have a strange problem I can't figure out. I have a home server with AD and a GPO policy for folder redirection. I have a share on one of my drives that I have shared out via Server Manager. I have ...
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Install Windows 10 language pack check box not available on a domain laptop

Windows 10 add language pack dialog should look like this: But for me it looks like this: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-properly-change-system-default-language-windows-10 I want to set the ...
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Nslookup on new Windows Server (localhost)

What do I do if I only get "localhost" "127.0.0.1" when I type in nslookup in cmd. I want another server to show up when typing this command. I already included a Reverse-Lookup-...
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Win2K/WinXP Domain Admins can't open "Administrative Tools" from "Control Panel"

I have domain-joined manufacturing equipment running embedded XP and 2K (and 98...). As domain admin, I can do most things, including adding Admin Tools to the Start Menu, and using all the Admin ...
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How to add a domain user to a computer for first offline logon?

I have a domain user to add to a PC to let he login for the first time remotely. Is it possibile? Usually only known users can log to the computer in offline mode, this is why usually I ask my users ...
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How can I see which "Date & time" settings are "hidden or managed by your organization" (and where) [duplicate]

I am on a domain-joined Laptop which cannot connect to the domain controller except once a month or less, so the system time is off by 10 seconds. I can set it manually, but I'd like it to sync to ...
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Backup (SeBackupPrivilege) and restore privilege(SerestorePrivilege). for domain user

How do I verify the if the domain user has backup (SeBackupPrivilege) and restore privilege(SerestorePrivilege)? I tried added the domain user to backup operators group. But Whoami /priv command ...
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How to make a network folder that is only accessible on certain PCs

Is there a way to make a network folder that can only be accessed on certain PCs instead of user accounts? Basically, my school uses domain login for every computer lab in the district, meaning that ...
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How to keep myself logged in on PCs that are shares over a domain?

I'm in a broadcasting class at my school, and the classroom has a computer lab that consists of Dell Optiplexes and Dell Precisions. The Dell Precisions are used to edit video as they have Nvidea ...
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Connect to SMB on Microsoft 365 managed user account

In our small (6 people) company, we use Microsoft 365 to manage users and their MS Office licenses. Users log in to computers using PIN code to an account configured in our company domain - a very ...
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"Your Credentials Did Not Work" unless logged in locally first

This is a work from home situation. I have a desktop, which is not joined to domain and a domain joined laptop. When laptop boots up it does not have access to domain since it is not connected to VPN, ...
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How to remember the credentials for a folder share path

When I log into my account (Domain) from PC1 and try to access a shared folder present in a Non-domain PC, I am prompted with a window to enter username and password. But when I log into my domain ...
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Active Directory 2016 desktop control and shortcuts

I want to restrict domain users from creating/copying files or folders in desktop , but I want to allow them to place shortcut of the files( which are located on other drives) to desktop. Is it ...
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No smart card logon option in Windows 10

I'm not IT trained but I was tasked to implement smart card windows logon for a particular system. The system has a single server (functions as AD and DC) and many client PCs. All the machines are in ...
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net user /domain <username> - System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied

I have the problem that I am getting a System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied. error when I am trying to run the command net user /domain <username> with a regular domain user account (...
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Run an EXE as Administrator on windows domain PCs at login silently

Is it please possible to run an EXE file under Administrator permissions automatically when a Windows domain (NON-Administrator account) user logs in, and if so, how would I do this?
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Why are "Domain Users" are member of "Domain Admins" group?

I'm new to Windows Server administration. Recently I created a home network and chose one of my computers as domain controller. It is a Windows Server 2019. On that server, I noticed "Domain ...
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How are emails related to or linked with the domain?

I have three doubts Lets consider www.amazon.com. Now amazon has employees and the employee's have an email ID ending with @amazon.com Is this because there is a domain controller in the amazon ...
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Active Directory: logon issue between different domains and management issue

I have a simple network composed by a router (no firewall) and two domain controllers for two different domains and everything is virtualized under VMWare Workstation Pro 16. The two domains are ...
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Trouble joining my domain

An active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for the domain xyz.com could not be contacted. i tride to solve this but nothing when i tried to join new computer to domain show massege that domain ...
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RDP saved credantials doesn't work

I'm trying to connect to a domain computer there is a message: "the server's authentication policy does not allow requests using saved credentials" I tried to search for the solution on the ...
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Can I add a Trust between a Windows 10 PC on a Workgroup and another Domain?

This is in a development environment: Some developers are not on the domain -- they use their personal laptops, but they need to use some domain accounts locally. For example, to set a local IIS ...
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Why is programatically joining to windows domain failing?

WE are facing an issue for a particular customer where programatically joining a machine to a domain is failing. The machine is cloned from a parent VM and attempted to be joined to the domain using ...
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Do I need On Prem AD if using using Azure Active Directory?

I work for a small company and we are at the point where we need to set up a domain and centrally manage resources. My question is if I could set up Azure Active Directory and manage our resources ...
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Windows 10 does not change the display language

Suppose I am in France, but want my Windows on my corporate (normally, in French) computer, to be in English. I tried to change this and finally I am here: PS C:\windows\system32> Get-...
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Powershell Remoting into Non-Domain server issue

Can anyone help with the following problem? I am trying to remote into a server (SVR_A) that is not part of the domain from the server (SRV_B) in a company domain. The IP address range of SRV_B is 10....
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Why isn't Bitlocker Recovery Password appearing in Active Directory?

Per Microsoft's recommendation, I enabled Bitlocker on a new Windows 10 VM after joining it to my local Active Directory domain. After enabling Bitlocker, I went to go check that the recovery password ...
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How to configure DNS to join an Active Directory domain while maintaining internet access?

I have two virtual machines both running Windows Server 2019 Datacenter on my workstation. The first, lets say LIGERSERV, is an already-configured Active Directory server with a Active Directory-...
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Windows 10 DNS record with NT4 domain

I'm having a problem introducing Windows 10 machines to my Samba NT4 domain. I know that Microsoft actively "encourages" people to move to AD, but for various reasons, I'm stuck with NT4 for ...
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Device Manager Windows 10 20H2 says "you are logged in as a standard user" but I am admin and domain admin

Domain joined PC where I am both admin at the PC and the Domain Admin and on my PC Device Manger says "you are logged in as a standard user". Also merging .reg files to change back stuff ...
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Windows Administrator Access Logs

I recently learnt that domain administrators can remotely access files and directories for any computer that is a member of that domain. For example, an Administrator can access the root folder of a ...
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How to prevent BYO devices connecting to AD domain

My client has a computer lab several with Windows 10 PCs connected via ethernet to the company's active directory domain. each individual at the company has their own credentials with which to login. ...
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Cannot ping VM hosted on Windows server from another PC machine

Here is my configuration: Windows Server 2019 with Linux CentOS 7 installed on VMWare Workstation 16 Pro Windows Server has domain controller I'm using NAT as connection I can ping the Linux from ...
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non-admin domain user has un-given administrator privileges

I have a very weird behavior. a non-admin domain user can perform admin actions. the following tests are what i tried to get my head around the issue but cant seem to understand what is happening. ...
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The same local profile for domain users on server?

We have a Security Group in AD: ACL_SRV1_USERS. It contains domain accounts USR1, USR2 and USR3. I need to setup a same local profile for this users/Security Group on member server SRV1. They needs ...
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Does connecting a Windows 7 computer to a Windows domain automatically disable the Windows startup sound?

When using any Windows 7 computer that's connected to a Windows domain, I've noticed that the default startup sound appears to be disabled. Is this automatically disabled as part of the domain joining ...
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RDP login with domain account fails

Background: I trying to do a RDP login to a domain client (Win10) (client A) with a second client (Win10) (client B) while both a connected on a network without connection to the domain controller. ...
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When joined to a corporate domain, how does Windows know to display the name of the domain when connected to the network?

For Windows computers that are connected to corporate networks - either physically via Ethernet or via Wi-Fi/VPN, I've noticed that the machine is aware of the domain of the network. As an example, if ...
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