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Login screen account list only shows last domain user

Question: Login screen account list only shows last domain user

I have a domain setup at home, and after joining a PC to the domain and migrating profiles to the domain profiles, the login screen account list only shows one user (the last to login) and Other User.

I have already used the method in this thread:
Help with multiple users login screen!

The PC now goes straight to the list of users, however only the last domain user is shown. If I log into another and then log out of that, the user list now shows the new user and Other User, but not the previous. It's rather annoying for my wife and I to constantly have to type our domain user name just to login. I searched and didn't see anything about this. Any ideas?

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Hi,

When I log onto a windows 10 computer, log out, remote onto the computer with a different account and then log out, the login screen wont update the display name but it will update the user name.

I noticed this started with 1703 and have the same issue with 1709.

Any idea on how to get the Display name to update or to completely hide the remote users details and just show the original users login details?

This is an example of the login screen after doing the above process. Also seems to happen to some users that share a computer.

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SETUP
I have a small domain of computers and a couple user accounts.  Each of these user accounts areconfigured as autologin on many different computers (e.g. the account "user1" will autologin on five different computers).  The auto-login
is configured in the registry, the profile is on a network share, the profile is mandatory.  Generally, everything with this setup works fine.

PROBLEM
Occasionally, the computers will get a BSOD.  The particular driver/cause of the BSOD varies, but regardless of this, the behavior is always this: the computer blue-screens, then next time the computer powers on and it attempts to autologin to the previously
mentioned domain user account, Windows displays an error message saying:
"The User Profile Service service failed the log on. User profile cannot be loaded."
The only fix is to then log in as an administrator (either a local admin or domain admin) and close out a dialog box that pops up saying:
"Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown"
There are two options given, "Check for Solution" and "Cancel".  Clicking on either of these options (or just X'n out of the window completely) and rebooting the computer then lets the domain account autologin.

Possible Fix?

It seems as if the computer is forcing an administrator to acknowledge that there was a blue screen before it lets any non-admin account log on to the computer.
Is the... Read more

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Hi, when I turn on my computer, or bring it back from sleep mode, there are two of the same account. Basically it shows the user boxes with the same name twice, (both with the same password, picture, etc.) It's not really a problem, just kind of annoying to me for some reason. Is there any way to fix this?

Answer:Windows 7 log-in screen shows two of the same user account?

Hello Arm4L1t3

Go to Control Panel\System and Security\System\advanced system settings. Under user profile settings how many profiles are there excluding the default one.
Also check C:\Users. How many are listed there.

Danny

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Hi all,

I have a very weird situation going on on my login screen: basically, the username appears twice and, if I click on the second 'username', I get a different login screen but it logs into the same account anyway?
I have taken a couple of screenshots, as they better describe my issue.

Can anyone shed some light here?

Thank you very much!

Regards,
-R

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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I have added a new user account to my computer, but for some reason it is not appearing on the logon screen. Help?

Answer:New user account not appearing on login screen

Hi kbronski, does it appear when you 'switch user' in the start menu ?

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

OldGuy said:

I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 running Windows XP. This weekend Avast warned me I had trojans so it wanted to run boot scan. I let it run and it said it found a few things which I told it to delete. After that my computer would boot up to user accounts and then when I put in my password it would say loading personal setting and then go to blue screen. I went into safe mode and ran spybot, adware, deleted cookies, temp files and ran anti-malware scan, disk check, defrag, disk cleanup. Still no luck. I have attached the logs below. I hope they are correct. I really need help. This is my work computer and I do the books for my company and can't do anything until this is fixed. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:30:24 AM, on 1/24/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jen' Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.live.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com?o=15772&l=dis
R0 - HKLM\Software\Micro... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen after login to user account

Just hoping someone might have an idea about my problem before I just wipe out windows and reload. Thanks!
 

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Hi Everyone!

I noticed that I have an additional account shown at my login screen. It's not a user account I created, and it doesn't show up under Control Panel>User Accounts. The only thing that shows up in the User Accounts page is my user account (shown as admin), and a guest account (shown as off).

I'm wondering if I should be worried about this second user account shown at the login screen, or if there was a way to remove/hide this 2nd user account from showing up at the login screen? I'm not sure how it came/shown up in the first place. I'm hoping someone can explain this issue to me and/or help! Thanks!

Answer:2nd user account at login screen, Should I be worried?

Your forum system specs indicate that you use Avast for your antivirus app. However, did you ever use ESET? If so, then please see this post. If not, then use Windows (file) Explorer to see is there is a user folder (C;\Users\username) for this additional account. If there is a user profile folder for this additional account, then the date on that folder and its sub-folders might give you a clue about how long the user account has been active.

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when my windows 7 32-bit laptop starts up and displays the login screen there is an account that it seems to want to default to called ./user

when the OS was loaded that was the original user account. since then that account has been deleted, however it is still showing up on the login screen. i believe at one point someone may have deleted this account from the user accounts on this laptop, as well as the folders associated with the profile.

does anyone know how to manage this annoying screen?

Answer:login screen phantom user account

Try this approach.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-accounts.html
let us know if we have solved your issue.

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The other day, a freind of mine was on my computer checking his email, but he didnt check them all, so whenever I log on or off the login screen says I have 13 unread messages (on his hotmail account)
How can I get rid of that message? He likely wont be on this computer again, so I dont want that message staying there forever.

Answer:Windows user account login screen.

Download TweakUi from microsoft, there is a option to diasble this

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p.../powertoys.asp

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Hi 7forum!

This is my last resort, so please help me!
I have after a long time searching ended up here on this forum.

What I want to do is simply to remove the picture & frame on my login screen, only the password, my name, switch user should be left on the screen.

To clarify, I don't want to:
Remove the whole login screen.
Remove password protection.
Remove anything else except for that picture and frame.

Thats pretty much it, I would be really thankful if somebody could help me with this because I'm close to changing to linux just to get rid of it .

Thanks in advance!

Tsuun

Answer:One last try, Get rid of User Account picture on login screen.

I'm thinking a transparent .png picture would take care of the profile picture. As for the frame... that's above my pay grade right now

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I have two user accounts on my PC - Staff and Administrator. I loaded Win7 a few days ago and created the Staff account. Earlier today, I changed the Staff account from an Administrator to a Standard account. I was logged on as Staff when I did it. I then logged off and back on and when I did, only the Administrator account was on the login screen.

The Staff account still exists under Local Users and Groups. I disabled it, restarted and then reenabled it but no change. I don't think that it had a password when I deleted it - I don't add the password until I am done with the machine to make it easier - so many reboots.

The PC has Win7 Pro x86 and is on a workgroup. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Hello JolietTech, and welcome to Seven Forums.

While logged in to your Administrator account, see if you may be able to enable the Staff account using one of the other options in the tutorial below.

User Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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I'm running identical Vista Enterprise computers in a lab environment on a Windows Domain, and am having an issue with the user account picture.  Namely, on the user logon screen, just above the fields for the username and password, there's a giant empty frame where the user account picture should be.
 
I've already replaced the user.bmp and guest.bmp, so that our company logo will show up for users in the start menu after they've logged in, and will show up in the logon window for their user name if they've locked their session, but I'm unable to get the picture to show up on the original logon screen before the user logs in.
 
Some group policies we have include:




Interactive logon: Do not display last user name
  Enabled

Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL
  Enabled




Always use classic logon
   Enabled
 
So far I haven't found any good info that refers to this problem.  I've only seen two posts on these forums that come close to the problem I'm having, but neither touch on it directly and provide a solution.  They are:
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2233417&SiteID=17
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=964037&SiteID=17
 
Does anyone know if it's even possible to force a user account picture to be displayed on the Vista logon screen when on a domain?  Thanks in advance.
 
Trelf
 
 
 
 

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I have two user accounts on my Win7 Pro PC - Staff and Administrator. Earlier today, I changed the Staff account from an Administrator to a Standard account. I was logged on as Staff when I did it. I then logged off and back on and when I did, only the Administrator account was on the login screen.

The Staff account still exists under Local Users and Groups. I disabled it, restarted and then reenabled it but no change. I don't think that it had a password when I deleted it - I don't add the password until I am done with the machine to make it easier - so many reboots.

The PC is on a workgroup. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:[SOLVED] Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Does pressing [Ctrl][Alt][Del] make it show up?

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hello guys i am the only user on my laptop i want the small pics to be liketo
+ also remove the blurry effect on the image on startmenu + also making it large ???????

Answer:increase the size of user account pic on login screen

I don't believe there is a supported way of doing this.

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The question is straight forward. I have one user account and one administrator account. Only the administrator account shows up on my login screen. I have my user account set up to automatically log in when my PC start's so it's not that big of a deal at the moment. I have windows XP home installed but I modified the registry so it thinks it's XP pro so I could run terminal services on it. When I connect to my PC with my iPod using RDP my user account is automatically logged out and there in lies the problem, I can't log back in without rebooting.

Is there any way to get my account to show back up in the login screen?

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When starting my PC the user account name from a deleted user account appears as the default login account.

This user account does not appear when looking at the manage user account screens as it was deleted by the account holder (the former owner of the PC).

How do I stop this deleted user account name appearing at login?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim

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To start off with, first of all I've got 3 computers: my Windows 10 laptop [which is relatively new], a W10 upgraded desktop, and an aging, slow Windows 7 laptop - which my parents are using.

To help my parents out I recently tried to create a new user account on my Windows 10 laptop. It 'takes longer than expected' to do it, but it's done and everything seems fine. All I do is install Firefox on it, and that's about it.

But when I turn it on again a login to my parents user accout, the screen's blank, and I can ctr+alt+del to get the Task Manager up, but that's it. Creating an explorer.exe doesn't work, and restarting the current explorer.exe does nothing.

I've tried Googling around for answers, but a lot of them doesn't seem to apply to my situation exactly.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I am attempting to get my built in Administrator user account to show up on the login screen.

When I look at the properties, I do not see anywhere where I can assign a password to it. Nor, am I able to activate it to appear on the login screen. (Perhaps there is a different way altogether to login to it?)

The user account that I am using has administrator priviledges and shows up in the Administrators group along with Administrator. So, I think it should be the same thing as using the actual Administrator account.

However, when I try to grant permissions for users on another computer on the LAN, the Local Area Connection Properties box does not open up the "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.

And that is where I am stuck. I have no idea as to how to get into item and am wondering if I need to login to the Actual Administrator user account.

Thanks for any help you can give me.
 

Answer:Make user account Administrator appear on login screen

You can add Administrator to the Welcome screen using regedit. You would open regedit then navigate to this registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>WindowsNT>Current Version>Winlogon>>Special Accounts>User Lists.

Create a new DWORD value and name it “Administrator“ (without the quotes). Then modify the DWORD value making it '''1".

Administrator will show on the Welcome screen after a reboot.
 

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When starting my PC the user account name from a deleted user account appears as the default login account.

This user account does not appear when looking at the manage user account screens as it was deleted by the account holder (the former owner of the PC).

How do I stop this deleted user account name appearing at login?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim

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Hello,

I have been having an issue with quite a few PC's that will show multiple of the same user accounts on the login screen for Windows 7 only. These laptops are joined to a domain and all belong to the Dell Latitude family. I have searched
the webs for information regarding this exact issue but most just point towards using Netplwiz to fix it, which is not the issue I'm trying to resolve.
 As my account is not verified I was unable to post the picture example.

I have a similar post on the Microsoft community as i believe that seeing the picture will make more sense then describing this. The Category is Windows > Windows 7 > Security, Privacy, & accounts > Accounts
Name of the Thread: Multiples of the Same User account is showing on login screen

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Hi

My client has got three user accounts on her machine. Admin account, her normal account and another account.

When trying to log on using her regular account, on the screen where it shows the thumbnails and where you have the option to view the password hint, it changes back automatically to the normal standard login window with the Username as Aministrator listed in the field.

My client is running Windows XP with SP2 at least.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:XP changes to Admin account login screen when trying to log on as normal user

Install SP3 if it isn't already installed.
SP3 contains many fixes & patches which aren't available on their own.

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Latest build new install on HP laptop. So far, my impression has been very positive. One small issue: On my login screen when booting, it defaults to "Other User". I have to switch it to my account and login. I have checked user accounts and cannot find the other account.
Is there a way to fix this issue?
Any help in resolving this annoyance will be greatly appreciated!
Bobby

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My pc sits where I walk by it everyday. My screen saver is a digital clock.
I walk by it today and it is sitting at the login screen with a new user Icon.
The icon is listed as "David" as the user. I don't know any David's nor have
ever had a David as a user on this pc. There is no David when I navigate to
C:/Windows/Users. Nor is there a user David in user profiles. I looked at the
System Security Log and have alot of Event ID #4625. I don't know if this mean
anything or not. What should I be looking for. Have I been Hacked?

Any Help Would be Appreciated

Answer:Mysterious User Account Icon on Login Screen - Have I been Hacked?

There would only be a folder structure for the account if there's been a log in. Right-click on Computer and select Manage, then select Local Users.... See if there's a David there, double-click on it and see what User Groups he's a member of. Especially if he's an admin it should be deleted asap.

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What is this? How can I remove it from login screen?

Answer:What is "password" user in user list at login screen?

Right click on start icon and select control panel. Select user accounts. You may see those accounts listed there. If your not familiar with them you'l be able to remove them from that screen.

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Hello,
Currently we are in the middle of a migration project. We are migrating users from child domains to the root domain of one organization.
The user accounts are migrated with powershell using Move-ADObject cmdlet. This works as expected. The SIDHistory attribute is updated correctly.
Recently we received complaints from some *migrated* users - they lost their default/custom file associations. This happens only on Windows 8/Windows 8.1.
What happens:

the user is migrated and logs onher profile loads and everything's preserved (as expected)the user clicks on a .jpeg file (previously associated with program XYZ)OS asks the user to choose a program to open the file withthe user chooses a default program XYZ and the file openswhen the user clicks on a .jpeg file again - OS asks to choose a program again
i.e. the settings are not preserved.

Our investigation shows that it is connected with the UserChoice registry key and the HASH value under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.SomeExt

According to this blog 
the HASH is calculated based on user's SID. But after the migration the user has new SID and the HASH becomes invalid and we hit this:
"However In Win 8, the registry changes are verified by a hash (unique per user and app)  that detects tampering by apps. In the absence of a valid hash, we ignore the default in the registry."
Currently deleting the UserChoice key for all a... Read more

Answer:File associations are lost when user account is migrated from one domain to another domain (SID changes)

Hello Petar K. Georgiev,
Please check the following article to change the registry key to change back to the default file type associations.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html
Please note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENPlease remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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When you enter the login screen, one of the user account options is pre-highlighted so that if you simply press "enter" instead of selecting one with the mouse or arrow keys, it'll attempt to log you into that account. I've the need recently to create a standard user account, which for some incredibly frustrating reason is always pre-selected instead of my administrator account (the one I use). I have no idea how to change this so that the administrator account is the one pre-selected.

Yea this is a stupid thing to complain about. But I've gotten used to logging in one way, and it's super annoying every time I forget and try the old way. Especially if I'm not in the best state of mind lol.

Oh, and for some reason creating a Guest account doesn't do this. Admin keeps priority. But Standard users are evidently more important than the admin >.>

Answer:Changing the automatically selected user account on login screen - Windows 7

Does my description of the problem not make sense, or is there just not a solution?

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I have a user with a machine that was setup with Win 8.1 Home. The machine has been upgraded to 8.1 Pro and joined to a domain (WinSrv 2003). I need to get the conten/configuration from their old local machine user profile to their new domain user profile. I tried to copy the contents of their ../users/<name>/.. folder from the local user profile to the new domain user profile (after they had logged in once, and then logged off). This did not work. When I did the copy, I grabbed all files, including hidden...was that my mistake, or is the issue broader?

In the end....they want their old stuff and configuration under their new credentials/profile.

Thanks!

-Nick

Answer:Merge Domain User Account with Local User Account

There are 4 conventional ways of accomplishing this task.

Option 1: Simply copy My Documents, Favorites, Desktop items from one to the other. You will have to setup program options again, may or may not be a big deal

Option 2: Use the Windows Easy Transfer option. Explained here. Vista & Win7 local to domain profile migration

Option 3: Use the Copy To Feature in User Profiles, explained here: Copy a user profile. The steps are outlined for different versions of Windows, but they work the same in Windows 8.

Option 4: Use the User State Migration Tool. User State Migration Tool 4.0 User's Guide. Here is a link to a video on using the USMT. User State Migration Tool in Windows 7 - Install | TechNet

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Hi,

We are creating a PDF file in login user's local application folder (C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\folder1) through a custom .Net application and displaying the created pdf file in application.

The above functionality is working for users who are part of domain and added to local vista machine as users (both for administrator and standard user accounts).
The same is not working for local users (both administrator and standard user accounts created in vista box).

File is getting created for any user under their local appdata folder and can able to open from that location, but not displaying from app in case of local system users (admin or standard type).

Can anyone help me what security settings differ between domain users vs local users in vista business 32 bit OS?

Thanks
Padmaja

Answer:domain account user vs local account user in vista

Policy that is actually causing the problem (or lack thereof) is corresponds to Internet Options control panel, Connections tab, Lan Settings button: Use Automatic Configuration settings.
Having this turned on causes IE to load a configuration file prepared by IT department which makes a whole lot of configuration changes to IE, including remapping the security zones. We can test this by unchecking this option (the default state).
Since the machine is in domain and since we are testing with domain users accounts, I have monitored domain controller pushing down a bunch of policy settings which relax the IE security settings, causing the reports to display.
First, domain settings will resync over time and this checkbox will keep getting turned back on automatically. So you can?t really turn this off, it won?t stay off. I would feel better just testing local accounts, but since the computer is also a member of the domain, machine-specific policies are applied by the domain as well.

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PC was on Windows home version. It was upgraded to Windows Pro but it made us install the anniversity update before we could upgrade.

Joined the computer to the domain with no issue. After reboot we could not log in with the domain user account. Tried other domain accounts too, even domain admin account. It say username or password is incorrect but that is not true.

Tried to unjoin and rejoin to the domain no luck.

Confirmed dns settings on the PC. Using wired connection. Not going through a VPN connection or anything like that.

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So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.

Answer:Strange Defult Login User Prompt - Local Admin, Not Domain User

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Norwood


So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.


The above is a bit confusing. Is this computer joined to a work domain or is it not?

If this is a domain computer, the user will have to use the classic log on screen (Ctrl+Alt+Delete), not the Welcome Screen. If he wants to switch to logging in to the Local computer account and not the domain, he'll have to "Switch User" then log in with the format of Computername\User Name

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Laptops on Windows 10 Pro seems to show this useless "Other User" option which is defaulted. This requires people to click "Local or domain account password" in the lower left in order to be presented with fields for their username and password. Is there a way to eliminate "Other User" or at least have the system present username and password fields under this option? My desktop on Windows 10 Pro seems to show username and password fields under the "Other User" text, much like it does in this how to: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Not sure what makes a laptop different or how I can make the behavior match.

The only special options we have configured via Group Policies are these:
Default Domain GPO elements regarding login:
Computer > Windows > Security > Security Options > Local Policies
Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name - Enabled
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on - Defined with our AUP/Disclaimer
Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on - Defined with our company name.
Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Assign a default domain for logon - Enabled and defined with our domain name
Always wait for the network and computer startup and logon - Enabled
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching - Enabled (via local policy because I am testing if this makes a difference or not).
I noticed I ... Read more

Answer:What is the purpose of "Other User" on the login screen (Domain Env)

This is not exclusively a Windows 10 issue. It used to happen in earlier versions as well.
Check here: Group Policy \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Exclude credential providers
Disable the MS account credential provider (you need to check which entry it is).

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Laptops on Windows 10 Pro seems to show this useless "Other User" option which is defaulted. This requires people to click "Local or domain account password" in the lower left in order to be presented with fields for their username and password. Is there a way to eliminate "Other User" or at least have the system present username and password fields under this option? My desktop on Windows 10 Pro seems to show username and password fields under the "Other User" text, much like it does in this how to: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Not sure what makes a laptop different or how I can make the behavior match.

The only special options we have configured via Group Policies are these:
Default Domain GPO elements regarding login:
Computer > Windows > Security > Security Options > Local Policies
Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name - Enabled
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on - Defined with our AUP/Disclaimer
Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on - Defined with our company name.
Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Assign a default domain for logon - Enabled and defined with our domain name
Always wait for the network and computer startup and logon - Enabled
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching - Enabled (via local policy because I am testing if this makes a difference or not).
I noticed I ... Read more

Answer:What is the purpose of "Other User" on the login screen (Domain Env)

This is not exclusively a Windows 10 issue. It used to happen in earlier versions as well.
Check here: Group Policy \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Exclude credential providers
Disable the MS account credential provider (you need to check which entry it is).

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I know you can lock down an AD account to log into a specific machine but can you lock down a machine to only accept certain user logins? We have some mission critical machines that only have the specific rights with certain ID's but the users keep insiting on logging onto them as their own ID thus making the app not work properly and the machine go whacky. I want to set it up to deny logins other than using the specified ID's they have been given already (and not their own user accounts).

Is there any way to do this other than limiting EVERY user account (since I only need this limit on like 2 PC's per site I have).

Thanks for any help. (yes I know about runas types of solutions I really would like to keep these PC's as clean as we can and not have other user profiles on them at all).

TIA.
 

Answer:Lockdown user login on a domain machine to a specific user.

So I would assume these computers are attached to the domain, so their domain logins allow them to login to the computer.

Couldn't you use a combination of the local policies
Deny logon locally
Logon Locally

Both of them allow you to add a user or group to those local policy. I would think that if you deny the everyone group in the domain then set the users who are allowed to login in the other policy, that might work. I am not sure though. I would have to test it.
 

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Hi,
In our company, there are few computers where we can access only limited user accounts. I went to control panel >> user accounts >>...it shows the only limited user account name like "xyz". It doesn't show us any administrator account names, why is it so? And how I can make it happen in my personal computer?

Answer:xp shows only limited account name in user account control panel

Because you are logged in as a Limited User, so you can't make changes to the computer. Speak with your Network Administrator at your company.
At the log in screen hit CTRL+ALT+DEL 3 times fast. This will give you the traditional Windows Log In Screen. If you have the Built In Administrator accounts password, you can log in as Administrator and create a new Admin user account.

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Hello,
Cousin has an old Toshiba he bought pre loaded with W7 Home Premium. He was running it as he got it and I had him add a standard user account for general use and a quasi-administator account for working. He has been running that way for a while. Today I needed him to look in the C:\ Users account and it shows the quasi-Administrator, his standard user and a Administrator.
Is it hard to get rid of the Administrator account, that isn't showing up in User's Accounts from the control panel.
Thanks for any help!
Glenn

Answer:No Administrator shown in User Account, but shows in C:\User ?

Hello Glenn,

The "C:\Users\Administrator" user profile folder is for the built-in elevated "Administrator" account. It's only created the first time that the built-in Administrator account has been enabled and logged in to.

When the built-in "Administrator" account is disabled, it will no longer be displayed in "User Accounts" (Control Panel) or the log on screen. However, it's user profile folder will still be there since it contains that account's personal settings and such.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Is this what you are referring to?

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Have just upgraded my Surface Pro 2 with Win 10 Pro from Win 8.1. Tablet is a domain machine and the upgrade all went fine. The tablet was originally bought using my MS account and in the registry it has entries saying my MS account name (ie: my email address) is the registered owner. When I try to setup Cortana, it asks me to sign into my MS account but when I do this I always get a window saying that my MS account 'is here already' with a blank field beneath! I then decided to go to my account settings where it is possible to add 'other accounts you use' (being a domain computer) and when I try to sign in to the account there I also get the same message. It's as if it is in someway an existing account on the machine and therefore cannot create the required data for the account because it already exists. I did originally have an MS account profile on the machine but that has since been deleted. If this were the issue then I believe it would say account already exists.
I have a second (virtualised) machine that was installed from scratch and I was able to properly create this additional account and Cortana works fine. I assume there is no problem having 2 machines logged into an MS account at once. I shutdown this machine as a test and it made no difference anyway.
I know this may be slightly unusual being a domain account but does anyone know what it may be complaining about when it says 'here already'?
Thanks

Answer:Adding MS Account to domain user says account '... is here already'

TheOldTannery said:

Have just upgraded my Surface Pro 2 with Win 10 Pro from Win 8.1. Tablet is a domain machine and the upgrade all went fine. The tablet was originally bought using my MS account and in the registry it has entries saying my MS account name (ie: my email address) is the registered owner. When I try to setup Cortana, it asks me to sign into my MS account but when I do this I always get a window saying that my MS account 'is here already' with a blank field beneath! I then decided to go to my account settings where it is possible to add 'other accounts you use' (being a domain computer) and when I try to sign in to the account there I also get the same message. It's as if it is in someway an existing account on the machine and therefore cannot create the required data for the account because it already exists. I did originally have an MS account profile on the machine but that has since been deleted. If this were the issue then I believe it would say account already exists.
I have a second (virtualised) machine that was installed from scratch and I was able to properly create this additional account and Cortana works fine. I assume there is no problem having 2 machines logged into an MS account at once. I shutdown this machine as a test and it made no difference anyway.
I know this may be slightly unusual being a domain account but does anyone know what it may be complaining about when it says 'here already'?
Thanks




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Hi

I have a unit i want to have 4 user accounts on and one of them should auto login.

How do i change to one of my other 3 accounts?
Change user doesnt work, just auto login.

Im running Windows embedded standard 7

Best regards
Alexander

Answer:Multiple user accounts, 1 auto login , how to login to another account

Can you log off the user that was automatically logged on?

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

Answer:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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We have a Domain Controller that has a disabled account setup. It's OS is Server 2008. We also have an Exchange 2010 Server that I can't find that account setup under Recipient Mailbox. It does however show up under To in Outlook when creating a new message. Does anyone have any ideas? There is no account in Exchange to mark not to show up in list.

Thanks in advance for any help!!!!
 

Answer:No Exchange Account but shows in Global list

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Hello,

I have an Azure joined laptop with my domain account. Also I have a local account on the laptop as well.

When I start the device, it logs into the local account first (no password on the local account so signs straight in). To get onto my domain account, I have to sign out of the local account, then go to Other User and sign into my domain account. Is there a way to have my domain account as 'default' and not log straight into my local account on startup?

Many thanks!
Jon

Answer:Domain and Local account login

If the domain profile isn't cached and you do that you won't be able login

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Hi, This is joel, i'm using windows 10 from last 1month.I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded. Except admin account, other user account couldn't be accessed.

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Hi,

I've just upgraded to 8.1.

I was always able to login as a different user and use my work network user credentials i.e. workgroup\username. On this version I can do this. I can only add users once logged in and switch between them on the login screen.

This version doesn't show the 'login with different user' link. I've looked around the settings, but haven't had any luck with getting it to appear on the login screen.

Any advise on this would be very welcome.

Cheers.

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In my organization we have migrated our windows 7 machines to Active Directory domain.

Ideally we should login to Windows 7 Machine with Domain\username

But at present We are able to login to Windows 7 machine by providing any domain name i.e. abc\username or xyz\username with valid username and password.

Is there any solution which allows user only to login by providing valid domain name. If user enters abc or xyz as domain name, error message should be displayed.

Thanks,
Ashish

Answer:Login with Domain User name

Welcome to Seven Forums,

See if this Articles helps by forcing a User to logon do a specific domain.

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After a clean install of Windows 7 and installing both current NVidia (GeForce 7800GS AGP) drivers and monitor driver (ACER W223X) I was able to get Windows & to run in my monitor's native resolution (1680x1050) but no matter what resolution I run in I get some weird effects. When in the 'Login Screen' I get short black lines scattered about the screen and the controls are all corrupted. Once logged in and on the desktop the graphics are all good with no issues at all. That is until I try to do something that requires Windows to toss me the "User Account Control" dialog.
The dialog is corrupted (see attached) except for the "No" button which is obviously the default and therefore has focus. As I move the mouse over the "Yes" button it gains focus and it becomes clear and visible. The background, although dimmed, displays just fine. If I drag the dialog around the screen, the "No" button leaves copies of itself like mousetracks. When I click yes or no and the dialog closes, the display goes back to normal. This occured both during Windows installation and after it was completed. I just assumed that once the updated drivers were installed it would go away. NOT!
I am guessing Windows is changing the display resolution when dimming the screen or in the login screen. ?? I have exhausted myself trying Vista drivers, XP drivers, Windows default drivers... I have tried about 10 different versions and still no change. Suggestions. Is this an... Read more

Answer:Login screen and "User Account Control" Dialog Corrupted

Video card memory gone bad maybe? Overlap conflict between video and system memory. Possibly need a updated video driver?

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Hi,

I have a problem with a laptop running vista ultimate. At home it is a member of a workgroup. I foolishly asked the techs at work (a school in the UK) to set it up so that I would be ale to log onto the work domain. This was done so that now I have a second account on the computer which is my school account. My problem is that since this was done, I can no longer get windows updates which now seem to be under the control of a group policy. This is true even when I'm logged on to my workgroup account at home.

I wish I had not done this. As soon as you give someone else power over your computer your whole life falls apart!

I'd like to completely remove the domain account. But of course, I did not take a backup before installing it so there's no easy route back.

How do I remove all traces of this domain from my computer?

Thanks
 

Answer:removing all traces of a domain login account

The presence of the account is preventing you from downloading updates as this doesn't work when logged in locally. What happened was that they applied what's called a policy to the computer when it was joined to the domain and the account logged in. It's impossible to remove all traces of this policy manually because you really have no idea what settings they changed.

If you don't need the computer to be on the domain, it should be reinstalled. If not, you'll be dealing with quirky problems the entire life of the computer. And any time you log into the domain, if you do again, all the policy settings will be reapplied.
 

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Hello,
I'm not sure where to start with this one. I have a web server with two nics installed. One nic goes out to the internet the other nic is connected to my internal network. I didn't want to install FTP on the web server. So what I would like to do is share the folder to the local web admin can update the website. But how can I put some security on that shared folder? I was hoping to just add that user account permissions to that folder but it's not in the same domain. Would it be bad to put the web server on my internal domain? Any help or thoughts on this would be great.

Thanks,
Tony
 

Answer:Add a user account from another domain ?

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Hi everyone, I need a code which i can keep in start, so that whenver i login by my account the code shoul run... working of this code--> It should make the attendance i.e it should update in the excel sheet....Code run---> Morning shift Mid shift Night shift aaa 1 bbb 1 ccc 1So here the excel sheet will be the output file on which it sohuld be updated.... aaa, bbb and ccc are the name of the employees.. so when they login by their personal account it shoul autpmatically update in that sheet respectively...It ll be very helpfull and appreciated for the code.Thank you,Jk

Answer:account login in domain shoul make attendance

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Hi all,

I'm experiencing an issue with a work station that I cant seem to find a work around for. Typically in a domain environment you would have a log in screen with the user's full name (John A. Doe) with their username below it in smaller font (local\jdoe) as I'm sure most of us are familiar with.

I recently removed a machine from our domain, but on reboot I'm not able to login with any local accounts. Looks like something funky as I'm only seeing the full name of the last user (John A. Doe) and no arrow to allow for the "Other Users" option.

I've tried using the password for the last user that signed on but no luck there. Can anyone point me in the direction as to how to get over this hump.

Thanks

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hi,
I am not able to login as a domain user . it will show error message "could not able to start user profile service". please help me on this.
regards
Shivakumar
 

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Hi! All! I have a problem which is so strange. I have one domain user which is roaming profile, but when he log in to computer, it always show temporary profile, I try to check his profile in regedit,but I don't see any *.bak file. I ask him to change to other pc, but the result still the same. Later, I try to remove his account from roaming to regular account, the still temporary profile. What can I do to solve this problem?Note:- he try to log in to OS such as Windows 7,XP, but the still the same.- The PC that u log in has a large space to log in.

Answer:user domain login always temporary profile

I've seen this before when a profile's registry hive was corrupted. If you're sure the PC(s) the user is logging in to is fine and the involved ACLs are fine, delete/rename the profile off the store and have the user log in again. When they confirm they're no longer getting a temporary profile, restore their profile to a point before this started happening. How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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Here are the specs:
W7 Pro 32K PC
Domain-Joined

Here is the problem:
I had to delete a User Account, so I did so by first removing the account/profile and then deleting the user's folder.

After a Restart, I logged back in as the Admin, re-added that user's profile, did a Switch User and logged in as the user. Upon "preparing your desktop for first time use", I recieved an error message in the lower righthand side of the screen that said "You've been logged on with a temporary profile. Any files and folders will not be saved".

I logged off the user account, logged back in as the user and the same error message came up. I also tried another Restart but each time I attempt to login as that user, I get the error message. Additionally, the user's folder is not listed as an account on the PC; it is showing as "TEMP".

Is there any chance that this proble could reside on the server as opposed to the local PC? I am currently in the process of doing a clean install, but have never run into this problem before and thought to ask everyone here.

Thanks.....

Answer:Possible corrupt user account on W7 Pro 32k domain PC

Goto HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Currentversion\Profilelist

Can you post a screenshot of the SIDs shown there...

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Hey guys,I'm running into a domain accoutn problem and need some educated opinions. The company has its own private network. No VLANS, all physical connections(T1,T3, Microwave, etc.)There is one main office and many spread out offices across the state. The main office has the domain server. Every employee has a domain account/roamingprofile. Any employee can log into any PC on the network and their roaming profile will be copied to that PC.My problem:My techs & I (workstation admins) deliver PCs to users at remote locations. After the PCs are setup and on the network the users login and their profile is downloaded to that PC. With alot of these sites being 50+miles away the first login usually takes an hour where my techs or myself will sit there and wait until the user has successfully logged in and we see a desktop and test if everything is working correctly.To get around this, we previously would call the users, get their user names and passwords, and log them in here at our main office and let the profile download as our connection at the main office is lightning compared to the remote offices.Recently, security has asked us to discontinue this practice as It could cause some problems in the future(which I completely understand). My questions:Is there a command or way to manually add a domain user account and profile to a PC without having to log them in using their user name and password? I have tried to simple copy their profile over "C:\documents&settings\"USERPROFIL... Read more

Answer:Manually user domain account to PC

I would setup a Domain Controller at each site with replication. This way they login locally and if the connection was to go down they can still login.

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I had a server running Server 2008 as a domain, and that's what my PC connects to. I'd like to reformat that server and install WHS, and not have it running as a domain. If I go to My Computer properties, and just remove it from the domain, and add it to the default workgroup, will I still be able to log in to this account? I think there are some programs that are only installed with this account, and just all of my settings and preferences are there.

Best route for this?
 

Answer:Domain & User Account Question

Once you remove the computer from the domain, there's no way to log in as a domain user anymore. I don't know how well it would work to make a local account and copy your domain user account to it, to be honest. Typically, I've found that a program is available for all users, they just need shortcuts created on the start menu for them. So, it shouldn't be a big deal. You could test it out very easily by making a local account now, and logging into it.
 

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Hi, we upgraded from sbs2003 server to sbs2008 server. We removed the pc from the old domain and then added it to the new domain. Something went wrong after we joined the new domain it doesn't see the new domain for login and the local Administrator account has been disabled. The only account available is the guest account. Is there a way to enable the local administrator account again?

Answer:Can't login to local admin account after joining sbs2008 domain

You can try this but without any slides or full explanation.. I don't know....

If you can go into a user account with administration rights than you can go into command prompt and type:

Note: elevate the dos command to admin

net user administrator /active:yes

If you cannot log into an admin account: than you have to boot into dos from a bootable CD

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Question: User Login List

How do I obtain a list of who has logged on to a workstation?
 

Answer:User Login List

this is in windows nt by the way
 

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The title says it all. I use windows 8.1 pro. I live in dorm and because of that decided to install prey software(anti-theft). Unfortunately i worry that it won't work. I set up guest account and it works but thief won't see login list--> I have one admin account and guest and I ALWAYS have to write my user name and password. I disabled auto login feature and tried a few tutorials but they don't seem to work( some users mentioned that's because in win8.1 it's impossible).
How to do it? Or alternatives to prey?
PS Sorry for my English, please write about my mistakes if you want

Answer:How do I set up login list(including guest account)?

Hello Amoter, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could use Option One in the tutorial below to set Windows to show all users on the sign in screen instead of the default last user.

Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey guys,

So it starts like this. I wanted to network my Win7 comp to my mums XP pro laptop, in order to do this i had to (or so i read) set the workgroup to the default "WORKGROUP" on her laptop. Now, in the system settings it was set on Domain, with domain name being "SOUTHCITY", i went ahead and selected Workgroup and input "WORKGROUP".

After restarting i could no longer log in using her account.. or the admin account for that matter.. safe mode still required me to login so no luck there. Created a boot cd, changed the admin password. I now have admin access and can login using admin account.

Now, i went to undo what i had done in the first place.. selecting Domain and setting it as SOUTHCITY and i get the error as seen here: http://filedb.experts-exchange.com/i...n-join-err.JPG

I have a hint that its because the laptop is not connected to the server at school where she normally uses it. But if that is the case then why was it working as it was at home? maybe its an offline mode? idk. Either way i cant change it back. And also under control panel - user accounts - there are only admin accounts setup.. and one called "user". Even though her account is named otherwise, and i can even find her user files under documents and settings folder.. so why is there no user account showing there?

Any help would be appreciated! let me know if more info is needed!

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows XP Pro SP3, problem with domain, user login..

Have you tried VNC? RealVNC - Download VNC? Free Edition 4.1
You could then fix mom's computer as well as accessing files. One caveat. Without a VPN it's not secure.

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Here are the steps I took. Please tell me if I should have done differently.

1. On the server end add the user and computer to the domain in advance.

2. Fresh install windows 10 and make the first username Admin.

3. Once at desktop rename PC to match PC name on domain i.e. Workstation001.

4. Add computer to mydomain.local and when asked for username and password I entered the credentials for the new user.

5. Restarted the PC and signed into mydomain\newuser without any problems.

However now when I try to access the original local Admin account by typing 'Workstation001\local Admin' as the username and then the password. It keeps saying password invalid.

So I logged back into the domain account and tried resetting the password to Admin and then tried signing in as admin again, still no luck.

Currently there are 2 accounts on the computer one of them is a local/domain account for newuser and the other is a local Admin account which I cannot access.

What kind of glitch is this? Should I have not joined the domain through the original Admin account and instead added a local user to the PC 'newuser' and then sign in as that user locally then add them to the domain through their own local account? I didn't think this was necessary.

Answer:Can't login as local user after adding a computer to a domain

Maybe the first answer here?
windows - Allow users to log on to computers in a domain - Server Fault

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Hello All,
New to the forum and my first post. I have been banging my head against my computer for a few days now trying to figure this out.
Heres what works...
I have Win7 running on Bootcamp on a MacBook Pro. I login using the login it made me create during install. Once logged in, I added it to the domain successfully. Now, when I use my domain login (domain/login: password) it logs me on and sets up a new desktop for me. All of my network drives are mapped and outlook can be configured with my domain user's exchange email account.
Heres what doesnt work...
After logging off and logging back on (Win7 remembers the last login, with domain and everything) it sets up a fresh dektop and doesnt remember that I set everything up.
Things of note...
domain\user has been added as a local administrator (still didnt work)
I have noticed that the domain\user "Profile" is set to 'Temp' and I cant seem to change it.
ANy help would be appreciated!
Thanks!

Answer:Domain User login not remembering desktop & settings

Are you using roaming profiles on your network?

If so I suspect there is a problem accessing the profile on the server it is stored on and thus you are being logged on with a Temporary profile.

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My XP Professional is trying to log on to a domain, my problem is that this is a local computer.In the login display there is no choice between local/domain/workgroup. Only one user "Administrator" and I do know that the password is empty.From the above you can se that I'm stuck.Starting up the machine shows only one user "Administrator", trying to log in here just tells me that the system can't find the "Domain "Computer.Normally you can press options to get a choice of local/domain but this is not the case.Hope for some help!!

Answer:Can't login as local user ..... Domain Computer not found

It should not have changed to a domain computer. Can't even being to think how that happened by accident. Usually someone does it.You should still be able to log on as a local admin user in safe mode. Try that maybe.Hang up and live.

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Time to time, in certain PCs used from high level of users we need to delete users profiles to recover space. I noticed that with Windows 10 if the user folder is deleted at the next login of the old user although the folder is created, the profile desktop on the domain server is not imported to the client pc. Once logged the user can see just the standard public user desktop and not the own full desktop saved in the domain server. Is it normal? Is there a better way to cancel the user folder profile present in Users folder? Otherwise where am I wrong?

Thanks

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Here are the steps I took. Please tell me if I should have done differently.

1. On the server end add the user and computer to the domain in advance.

2. Fresh install windows 10 and make the first username Admin.

3. Once at desktop rename PC to match PC name on domain i.e. Workstation001.

4. Add computer to mydomain.local and when asked for username and password I entered the credentials for the new user.

5. Restarted the PC and signed into mydomain\newuser without any problems.

However now when I try to access the original local Admin account by typing 'Workstation001\local Admin' as the username and then the password. It keeps saying password invalid.

So I logged back into the domain account and tried resetting the password to Admin and then tried signing in as admin again, still no luck.

Currently there are 2 accounts on the computer one of them is a local/domain account for newuser and the other is a local Admin account which I cannot access.

What kind of glitch is this? Should I have not joined the domain through the original Admin account and instead added a local user to the PC 'newuser' and then sign in as that user locally then add them to the domain through their own local account? I didn't think this was necessary.

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Time to time, in certain PCs used from high level of users we need to delete users profiles to recover space. I noticed that with Windows 10 if the user folder is deleted at the next login of the old user although the folder is created, the profile desktop on the domain server is not imported to the client pc. Once logged the user can see just the standard public user desktop and not the own full desktop saved in the domain server. Is it normal? Is there a better way to cancel the user folder profile present in Users folder? Otherwise where am I wrong?

Thanks

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I have a user who's account gets locked out every 10 minutes or so. This started today after she completed a policy-mandated password change. In addition to her normal workstation there are two additional computers (all windows 7) she logs into with some degree of regularity. In the course of troubleshooting the issue I had her shut down all three of her computers at once and with all three systems powered down the account continued to become locked out repeatedly. This particular user is a database administrator so I've been entertaining the possibility that her old credentials are statically set in one of her SQL database files. I downloaded and ran a utility called lockoutstatus.exe which showed a bad password count of 4 from a domain controller that she should not be authenticating to. How can I generate a log or otherwise track down the particular workstation, database, process or service that is trying unsuccessfully to authenticate using her (presumably old) credentials. Most of our servers are running Windows 2008 or 2012.
 

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Hi All,

Hopefully a straight forward question for you...

We have a company laptop that is normally used on our domain and the user wants to setup a local user account on it for home use. We have tried adding a new user but it keeps asking for the domain. I am presuming we have to leave the domain and setup a workgroup for example and do it that way?!? But this causes an issue when the user wants to go back on the domain at work.

Appreciate any advice/help.

Thanks,

Andy
 

Answer:On Domain want to setup local user account?

New user account
 

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By default Windows 8 displays the list of users on the login page with a big fake image and then scrolls right for the full list. I'm guessing most people have only a couple of users so don't have an issue, but my computer has 6 users and I have to scroll right to get to the last two. I'd prefer to see all users on one screen. Is there a way to shrink the fake image size or maybe have the screen wrap to a second line so all users can appear on one screen? Or maybe remove the image totally and just have a list of names?

Thanks

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Hi All, I'm trying to set up network security at our office. I am doing this via 802.1x / 802.3 wired authentication. I want to have all users authentication on my thin clients to have specific vlans and dACLs applied. This means that a user has to domain logon to the thin client itself. Historically we have been using ThinPro 5.1 images. Is it possible to do a domain logon on ThinPro ? I don't know. Right now the devices autologin as "user". I see no place to add user and the login window during startup pops up and dissapears nearly instantly. If I cannot do this via ThinPro, can I easily move my fleet OS from ThinPro to WES (whatever version)? What are the unknowns with a move like this? Can I use device manager to do this? Do I need special licensing? Thank you

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I had deleted a user account on the laptop. There is an Admin account on the laptop. When I restart the machine, it tells me that the username and password are incorrect. It still shows the username of the account that was deleted

Answer:A deleted User account still shows up when starting PC

Hello Mckeehs, and welcome to Seven Forums.

How did you go about deleting the user account?

What accounts did you have before deleting this one?

If you would, please post a screenshot when you open User Accounts (Control Panel) and click on Manage another account to see what accounts show up there as well.

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Can anyone help??

I am having trouble with my Windows XP Pro.
I have two user accounts on my laptop, one is a domain account (work) and the other is the local account. Ever since I connected this laptop to my work domain I am unable to connecto to broadband anywhere else.

For example, I can connect to the internet fine when I am on the work network. However, when I am at home and logged into the local account I am unable to connect to the internet (whether it be wired or wireless).

I spoke to an IT friend of mine who (after going through a few steps) said that my local account seems to be using my domain account server to access the net.

Any help would be appreciated as it is driving me mad . Only other option I have is to reinstall.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Domain and Local user account problems on my laptop.

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My son had windows 7 upgraded to Windows 10 last month, never had a Microsoft acct, I have him an alias under my outlook account for his Xbox..he's 13, he has always signed into his pc with his password fine after the upgrade, his older brother has his own pc and outlook account, but he had to use the printer that was hooked to to his little brothers PC, so he emailed himself the document then logged onto my other sons PC with windows 10 with his Microsoft user name and pass word so he could print out from outlook, now the PC had his name on it when my other son goes to login, like he took over his pc by signing in on it. I went into his outlook account and removed the device as and tried to change the account settings on the PC hoping this would fix the problem, but it didn't, I had to set up another user account for my son who owes the PC... This shouldn't have happened. Why did my son logging in on his brothers PC make Windows 10 think that is now his pc when it never has been??
Do I have to uninstall widows 10 and set it up with my son using his own outlook account or how do I fix this? I can usually figure things out, this one has not been good.

Answer:Another Microsoft user signed into my sons pc & now it shows as the other person PC & his login is g

Go to account settings and then click on "sign in with a local account instead"

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Hello all,
I have big problem with slow login to domain account on Windows 10(1607, creators update). Login time is normal when the computer is freshly put in domain + using company network cable but when you leave the company network, connect to a outside/home WIFI after that login on a company network takes for about 5 minutes. I can fix the problem by putting computer out of our domain and back but the problem reappears when you go out of our network. Another fix is that u pull out LAN cable before you click sign in but users cant do this all the time..
I tried setting every possible login option in GPEdit but nothing fixed the problem, neither did any of solutions written on google, so I really hope that some of you can help me.
Thank you,
BR

Answer:Slow login with domain user [version 1607, Creators update]

Hi alien1337. Welcome to the TenForums @alien1337

Long shot, to see if this is related to Windows Fast Start Up the next time you connect to your company network and you are getting ready to shutdown, hold the shift key down and then click shutdown. This stops Fast Start Up for this session.

Then boot when you get home and see if this reduces time. If so, you can permanently disable Fast Startup. We have a tutorial on how in the tutorial library.

Ken

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With Vista Home Premium I've encountered two strange thingswell two today anyway)

1) When I changed my User Admin name in the User Account Center it changed to the new name in the Welcome Window and in the User Account Center, but not in C:\Users. The old name is still there with all the files and Folders listed. But as I found out, it seems impossible to change the old name there in Computer to the new name as it is not allowed even as admin. So can it be changed or does the old name stay under C:\Users, and the new name only shows in the Welcome screen and the User Account Center.

2)Another strange User account thing: An old User name Folder (It not being used and is empty) that I deleted previously in the User Control Center because the file had problems with a corrupt file still sits there in the User Folder. The folder is empty it says but shows a couple of Roxio files and I can't delete this file. It says files are in use elsewhere.

Neither problem is pressing, but I would like to clean up these loose ends. Even one at a time.
Thanks,
G
 

Answer:New user account name shows at startup but old name remains in C:\Users

1) this was the same on most of the earlier Windows versions. When one renamed a account the "Document and Settings" folder did NOT get changed. You will find that most of the people that did this will find their folder under the "Owner" folder.

2) When you deleted this account did you select the "Delete files" check box? What you may want to try, boot up in the "Safe Mode", then try and delete these files and folders. Reboot back in the real mode and see it it worked.
 

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For some reason, one of our users account is getting locked out straight after she connects her laptop to the network. 
I ran the account lockout tool and figured out that the reason for the lockout it due to bad password. It shows 6 failed attempts and gets locked out straight away. 
Event log on the server shows: 
Event ID: 4771
Failure code: 0x12
tried stopping all starup programs on the client. Still locking out almost instantly. 
Any help/troubleshooting tips would be much appreciated. 
many thanks,

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I just recently set up a server 2k3 domain in my home. I used to work as a help desk tech and our machines had access to the administrative tools just like you would see on the server. How can I push this down to my machine?

That way I don't have to log into my server any time I want to do anything.
 

Answer:Push domain Administrative Tools to a machine or user account

Check your server for the installer...

\\servername\c$\windows\system32\adminpak.msi

and install that file.
 

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So,we have school laptops,that I also use for home use, connected to a domain and I want to create a normal user off the domain. Is this possible?, also is it able to have admin abilities, since we aren't even allowed to change our backrounds on the domain. PLEASE HELP!!!
 

Answer:How do you create a local user account on a domain connected computer?

So,we have school laptopsClick to expand...

Ask your school's IT department for help. We do not want to suggest anything that may go against their policies.
 

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Hi guys,
I have Windows 7 Professional and two days ago I turned my computer on and type password to my account and everything seems ok and I go out of my room for several minutes. When I came back Windows was still loading, without any error mesage, it looks good but it wont work. I tried several times to login but i can't, I even tried to login through Safe Mode- same story. The problem is that it is my admin account, I have standard user account which works but I can't use my PC properly by using standard user type of account because when I want to install something or change some system settings I have to type password of admin acc, then when I type it, my screen became dark and I can't do anything, just to turn off a computer by pluging out power cable...

Have you any idea what can cause this problem? I will appreciate your help.

Answer:I can't login to my user account! Help!

You know the password of administrator account? You know the password of your own made user account with admin rights?

What happens if you enter the wrong password?

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i couldnt login to one of my user account it displays

error msg

"The user profile Service service failed the logon

user profile cant be load on"

Answer:cannot login into user account

any one!!!

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I think it might be a virus or malware. I just downloaded some kind of patch to install windows themes. After I restarted my computer, it wouldn't let me login to either of my user accounts. Sometimes it will ask for a password and sometimes it wont but I don't use passwords. It wont even do anything when I click "Turn computer off". If I let it sit there it will keep restarting every few minutes. I can login to safe mode and change/delete passwords but it didn't help.

Answer:Can't login user account

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

I recommend that you read this article? ( Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First steps;

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum; not back here in this one.

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

When carrying out The 5 Steps,

If you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.

However, it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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In User Account Control, is there a white list?

Regards,

Hans L

Answer:User Account Control and white list?

Yes it can be done, see below:
Stop Annoying UAC Prompts - How To Create A User Account Control Whitelist [Windows]

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Hi,

I'm simplifying my home computing environment (lab's in Azure now), and so I need to migrate my 8.1 clients being domain joined to just MS accounts and a home group. I'm very familiar with the server side, but for continuity I'd like to migrate
the domain profiles of the clients to MS accounts / home groups.

I've not seen much documentation on how to move away from domain joined to work/homegroups and any gotchas involved - just the opposite direction. Can anyone suggest best practices for this?

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Hi,
I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in -  there was no log in available at all.

Help?
Launa

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hi all,
please help me, I got a problem to enter windows XP SP2 prof., it shows empty desktop at startup and there is no user, no start menu.
when i press Ctrl,Alt,Del many time i got the task manger and there is no user in it.
please can i do to get back the user. i don't want to reinstall windows
 

Answer:no user account to login windowsXP

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I was having trouble shutting down my laptop (programs freezing and such), so stupidly I held down the power button, even though it was accessing the hard drive sporadically. Anyway, I've since rebooted and now whenever I try to log into my user account, I get the message: "The system could not log you on. Make sure your User name and domain are correct, then type your password again. Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct case." At first I thought I may have corrupted my user account files, but I get this message no matter which account I try to log on with (including the Administrator account). So anyway, I can't get into safe mode either because that also requires me to log on as somebody and thus gives the same error.

Does anyone know if I might have corrupted some file that can be strategically replaced, thus magically allowing me to log on again, or is the whole situation hopeless and I'll have to reformat?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

Answer:Login/User Account Troubles

You may want to check out this site on lost admin passwords:
http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm
You can try the first option, if that won't work, try using one of the bootable floppies, I have tried this myself on Windows 2000 Pro and XP and the floppies always work. Good luck!
 

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I did a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit some 5 months back and created following users account :-
User 1 admin
User 2 admin
Guest account standard (default)
Admin (default)

Till recently, none of the other accounts were ever used I was using Users 1 with admin privileges. I have noticed that none of the account including default Guest and Admin accounts work. Upon trying to log it returns with following error “The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.”

I deleted all the non functional account but default Admin account (which again doesn’t work). Created new account via CP with no success. Even newly created Guest Account (default) throws the same error.

I searched the forum for solution and found that I need to manually delete SID key. I don’t understand what I need to delete and attaching the screenshot for perusal.

To recap I currently have just 2 login; Default Admin and created cmc – admin
Help appreciated.

Answer:New User Account Login Issues

Hello cimage.


You have more than 1 account named administrator? I wouldn't even use it for one account, causes too many conflicts.


Have a look at the tutorial at the link below; it was written for Vista but the topic is relevant for Windows 7 also.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

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Hi this might be the same as diddys post , but when i change users it also shows the original users desktop then goes back to the login screen dont have adaware, but here is the HJT log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 09:58:20, on 27/01/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PccGuide.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.c... Read more

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Hey,

I am running Windows Media Center (2005) there is only one user account on the computer and no password.

Guest account is turned off etc.

But i still get asked to login when i turn the PC on. I want to press the power button and come back a few secconds later with everything loaded.

Why does this happen? and how can i fix it?

thanks,

KGB
 

Answer:Only one user account and i still get asked to login

Control Panel > User Accounts > User Accounts (again) > Change the way users log on or off > untick "Use the welcome screen"


 

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I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium...when I click (account is turned on) "User Account" , it says "loading your desktop" but then quickly logs off....it will not allow me to stay logged on...what is the problem and can you help me?

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