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Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Join User Not Able To Access Internet Need Solution.

Question: Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Join User Not Able To Access Internet Need Solution.

Windows Server 2012 R2

Domain Join User Not Able To Access Internet Need Solution.


Server Attach 2 Networks Card.
Private Network

Public Network
Default Getway:
Internet Working On Domain Controller

Client User:
Now I Want To Access Internet on Client User without Proxy Server
Kindly Guide Me Complete Procedure.
Guide You In Depth.
Server Attach Two 2 Network Card
1st Network Card Attach Internet Wire
Ip Subnet: Default Getway:
2nd Network Card Configure Private Ip
Ip: Subnet: Dns:

Now Private Network Card Wire Attach In Cisco Switch 2950
And One Wire From Cisco Switch 2590 Connect To Local User System
Client Ip Subnet: Dns:
Client System Join Domain Successfully
Now My Question Is I Want To Access Internet On Client PC Without Proxy Server.
Waiting For Good Reply...

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Preferred Solution: Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Join User Not Able To Access Internet Need Solution.

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When imaging HP EliteOne 800 G1 All-in-One  (Intel I217-LM NIC) by Windows 10 task Sequence, Domain Join stage fails every time. It was imaged with Windows 8.1 without any issue.  Same task Sequence works on HP 800 Mini (Intel I217-LM NIC) and other system from different vendor. Could I get some help please? Regards

Answer:windows 10 Task Sequence Not Join Domain (SCCM 2012 R2 SP1)

Hi,  I'm having the same problem for both the g1 800 and G2 800 EliteDesk Mini 35w.  Did you have any luck resolving this?  Thanks.

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IP settings 

Subnet mask




Windows 7

IP address automatically  





error code reads 


following error occored wen DNS was queried for the servise location (SRV)

record used to locate an Active Directory Domane Controller (AD DC) for Domain



error was: "This operation returned because the timeout period expired."

code 0x000005b4 ERROR_TIMEOUT)


query was for SRV record_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.dalek.local.

DNS server used  by this com... Read more

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I am trying to connect Windows 7 to the domain of a Windows 2008 Server. We have ~20 other Windows XP clients able to join and connect to the domain.
I get this error message when trying to join the domain:

An attempt to resolve the dns name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed.

I have the TCP/IP set to obtain the IP automatically and the DNS as static with the correct DNS IP.

I can ping the server using both it's IP and host name.
DNS functions propperly when the host name is typed into the URL bar.
It also says that I have limited connection but I think that is because the network that all these computers are connected to is not connected to the web.
Any ideas?

Answer:Cannot join the domain with Windows 2008 Server

Make sure you have network discovery enabled and ipv6 disabled

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Hi all,
I am currently helping my company prototype automated Windows installation via network. I am using Server 2008r2 and Windows Deployment Services with Windows 7 as the
OS being installed on the client computer. Everything works fine EXCEPT joining the client PC to the domain. DNS is configured correctly, client computer is already prestaged in Active Directory Computers as the user "Client1" with a password of
"password". I have posted my unattend xml file and the relevant section of the Panther/UnattendGC setupact.log and setuperr.log files. 
2017-06-29 09:25:04, Info                         [DJOIN.EXE] Unattended
Join: Begin
2017-06-29 09:25:04, Info                         [DJOIN.EXE] Unattended
Join: Loading input parameters...
2017-06-29 09:25:04, Info                         [DJOIN.EXE] Unattended
Join: AccountData = [NULL]
2017-06-29 09:25:04, Info                         [DJOIN.EXE] Unattended
Join: UnsecureJoin = [NULL]
2017-06-29 0... Read more

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I need to:

Block Internet access for all users on certain workstations on the domain
Allow certain websites to be accessible
Allow same users full Internet access on other workstations


Setting a fake DNS server breaks access to domain resources
Setting a fake proxy server breaks access to permitted websites
Blocking specific users' access applies to all workstations

The server is running Windows SBS 2003 and the workstations are all running Windows XP Pro SP2 + IE7.

Suggestions? Am I missing something obvious?


Answer:Controlling Internet access per user and workstation on a Windows domain?

Something like untangle in bridge mode might be what your looking for

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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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i have a windows 10 workstation on a 2012 server domain.

how can i make a shared folder on the w10 workstation that does not require a password ?

is there a group policy settings or registry entry ?

Answer:windows 10 + server 2012 domain (how do i get a no password share ?)

share the folder with 'everyone' and give it read-write perms?

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I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain in the dmz. I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain in the network. I can access the one in the network to the dmz without a problem, but I cannot access the one in the dmz to the network. The ip addresses in the network are different than the ip address in the dmz. I fowarded the ports but the dmz box still gets blocked. I tried to do it by VPN after setting the router to accept VPN. The connection still gets blocked. I set all the firewall settings.

I'm not sure where to go from here, any help would be appreciated.

Thank you

Answer:Windows Server 2012 R2 connecting 1 domain to another through 2 routers

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Hello to all,

I have a Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Every time I try to join the 2003 server Domain, I got the error attached in the post.
Im not trying to do a offline joint, the W7 can ping the domain IP, and can resolve the domain name.
I hope anyone can help me with these problem

thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 unable to Join 2003 Domain, offline Join erro

Please run as administrator when you open cmd.

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I have a windows 2000 advance server that I want to join a Windows 2003 domain server. How many ways are there for joining a windows 2000 server to a domain server? Here's what I did. I right click on the My Computer icon and choose Properties/click Network Identification tab. The only option that is listed in this tab is a Properties button. I click on this Properties button and the next window shows a Workgroup and a Domain radio button. I click on the Domain radio button and type in my domain name in the texbox. I then click OK and the next window popup to type in my domain server's administrator's user name and password. I typed it in and then I receive this error:

The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "myDomain":
The network path was not found.

I'm positive the path is correct. I have done the same thing with 10 other computers and it's working fine. The only difference is that many other computers that I joined have the Network ID and Change button under the Computer Name tab in System Properties, and I click Network ID and that seems to work all the time. But this is a Windows 2000 advance server and it does not have the Network ID button. The only choice is Properties button. So am I doing something wrong? How many ways can I join a windows 2000 server to a domain server?

Any help is much appreciated!


Answer:can't join domain server

These two links might be useful.;en-us;827181;en-us;825036

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This was originally posted in the Server 2012 forum, but perhaps it's more applicable to Windows 7.


I've joined the Windows 7 Pro workstations to the Domain using the SERVER2012/Connect app and that seemed to work fine.  I made the Users all Standard, not Admin, and access to the Shared folders is working fine too.  Users appear to be in the
Administrators group on the local machine, which is what I need.
However, a number of our applications aren't working correctly ... one writes changes to HKey Current User and those changes will not stick.  Some IE sites that require changes have to be made each time; those changes don't save.  Some
of the ODBC connections to SQL databases are behaving strangly as well.  I tried checking permissions on the Windows Registry keys, and they looked OK.  Turning off User Access Control did not help either.
If I log on to the workstation not using the Domain Account I don't have this problem.  And, one of the workstations which had performed the Windows 10 Upgrade while connected to the previous Domain Controllder works fine.
Any direction would be greatly appreciated!   Thx DMiller

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My client has a small domain with SBS server 2003. The server connects to a router which connects to the DSL modem. On the router, dhcp is disabled. The server is a dns server and dhcp is running. All of the client PC's are windows XP and were able to join the domain with no issues. One of the client PC's had to be replaced. The replacement came with windows 7 pro x64 installed.
From the windows 7 PC I can see the other PC's on the network, can see the server, can access the shares on the server, and remote into the server. I can also ping the dns server. There are 2 ways to join the domain. The first one used a wizard on the windows 7 PC. When I go thru the wizard it tells me that there is no account on the domain controller for the PC. If I do it manually it tells me the dns couldn't find the controller. The dns server is the domain controller. I have also tried using a static IP like the XP machines have and got the same problems. I have also created the computer account on the server manually
The server has sp2 installed. I have looked on the net and found some different solutions like making changed to the local security policy but none of those have worked. I am stumped. Anybody know of a solution?

Answer:Win 7 Pro can't join SBS Server 2003 domain

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Please see attached file and make sure that in Computer Name/Domain Changes, then click on More...that you have the correct domain name under 'Primary DNS suffix of this computer' - for example company.local.

Try setting it up to Static IP again and verify that from the Windows 7 LAN setting the DNS is pointing to the Server's DNS which is a Private IP and not an external IP then change it back to DHCP. Try manually connecting to your domain again.

An update will be nice.

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I am trying out virtualisation with Server 2003 and XP Pro running on VM Workstation. I have set up a domain using the Server 2003 wizard but when I try to set up the XP machine to join the domain (called YYZ), I get "A domain controller for the domain YYZ.local could not be contacted."

I am new to networking and would really appreciate some help!

Answer:Can't join Server 2003 domain with XP Pro

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I am replacing our current NT4 server with a 2003 server. Once I am done, I want to use the NT4 server as a file server. How can I "demote" it from a BDC to a file server? Do I have to reinstall NT4 to do this?

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I have a server running Windows 2003 server. I have an XP Pro box (without Net Beui) that I would like to have join the server domain. I can't get it to do so. Any suggestions?

By the way, in the same cabled network, I have an NT4 server on a totally separate domain. I have Win 98 boxes joined to that domain as well as XP Pro boxes. The only way I could successfully get those to join this NT4 server domain was to add net beui to those boxes.

I have also tried to have a XP Pro box (with net beui installed on it as a protocol) join the 2003 server domain and it refuses also. The error message I get says:

A domain controller for the domain KCP could not be contacted. Ensure that the domain name is typed correctly. If the name is correct, click Details for troubleshooting information.

Note: This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\WINDOWS\debug\dcdiag.txt.

The domain name KCP might be a NetBIOS domain name. If this is the case, verify that the domain name is properly registered with WINS.

If you are certain that the name is not a NetBIOS domain name, then the following information can help you troubleshoot your DNS configuration.

The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain KCP:

The error was: &q... Read more

Answer:Can't Join XP Pro to 2003 Server Domain

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I want to upgrade network computers to win 7
I have installed a version of win 7 on one pc
When some users try to access to his profile on the domain from this computer...he cant
checked all the permissions and all configurations
but still dont work
Any opinion????

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Trying to get win98 to join a win2000 server domain. Logon at the win98 client, get a message that a domain controler can not be found. However win98 can see and open files from the server.
In network neighborhood win98 is still in a work group.

I also have an XP pro machine that connects to the domain with no problems.

Answer:Join win98 to win2k server domain

Goto the TCP/IP settings in Network Neighbourhood. Click the DNS tab. Have you entered the settings for your DNS server?

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Dear All,Our HQ use CentOS to control domain, If we want to join domain very easy. - But at the remote side they got laptops with window xp professional, dlink sharedrive. - But don't have server for keep domain. They have 6 laptop is inside (dm1) & sharedrive is inside workgroup (wk1) - Currently I can join workgroup (eg. wk1) then I map the sharefolders to network drive. When finish I also join workgroup again with (dm1) then I can see other computers.But the problem is I cannot join domain, I want to be using (dm2) as domain. Because of I want to set admin, standard, power users etc .. Then I type inside domain (dm2) but they say cannot join domain. someone can help me please ? Thanks.Best Regards,Horace

Answer:Join/create domain without server in window XP Pro

A domain needs a server. Without a server there can be no domain to connect to.Having said that, I'm not exactly clear what you are asking.

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Hi everyone,
I am having problem in joining win98 to Windows 2003 server, I always fail, pls help and give me any solutions by descript step by step how to fill in network connection and other procedure...Thank you very much

Answer:How win98 join to 2003 server Domain

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Hi I am having a huge problem connecting a computer to our domain. I get the following error "The RPC server is unavailable" I have checked and the RPC server is running on both the computer and the server.

I have tried system restore, but that isn't working either. I used to be on the domain but tried to take the computer off and back on again to fix another problem.

Answer:RPC server error attempting to join domain

gbrobert said:

Hi I am having a huge problem connecting a computer to our domain. I get the following error "The RPC server is unavailable" I have checked and the RPC server is running on both the computer and the server.Click to expand...

This usually means a dependency and/or startup problem. Find the RPC server in the services listing (Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services), and check its dependencies.

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I have a 2003 server and want to join a 2000 domain as a member. It seems as though the networking protocols are messed up.\

I get this same error message except for my domain name.
I tried to flush the DNS and still nothing. I even took this server to my network that I know works and it was the same thing. So I know there is something a mess with the 2003 server. Netlogon is not started and I can't get it started could that be it? What other DNS commands can I try?
I can use the internet, Ping the gateway, and dns. Nslookup is pointing to the right server/domain.

Answer:2003 server to join 2000 Domain

It's not the protocols it is Active Directory that is the issue. What is the current DNS name of the server? Most orgs name them something like domainname.local and you need to have it exactly like it is in DNS.

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I am running a windows server 2003 domain and was wondering if anyone knew of a proven way to join a users to the domain and keep there current profile?

Answer:join 03 server domain w/o losing settings

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   Dear Team
       I have windows 2012 R2 domain server. It is connected domain perfectly windows 7 pro .
      But if i connected domain windows 7 ultimate . It is showing DNS error. I am joining same process win7 pro.
      please help me how to join windows 7 ultimate in domain.

   Note. I give my client PC windows 7 ultimate network proper DNS.

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I just setup a Windows Server 2003 server (Hostname MS01), including Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP. The server is on a private LAN, no other domain controllers, DNS servers, etc are present.

The private LAN includes VMware guest OSs, Windows 2000 Adv Server servers, and Windows Server 2003 Servers.

The Windows 2000 Adv Server servers join the new domain hosted by MS01, no problem.

The Windows Server 2003 systems cannot join the domain. The following message is returned:

The following error occurred attempting to join the domain ...
The specified server cannot perform the requested operation

They can resolve to the domain name, but the domain basically is refusing them from joining.

All servers have the same administrator login/password.

All servers can resolve hostnames through the DNS server.

Any ideas?

Jack Loganbill

Answer:Cannot Join Win Server 2003 Active Directory Domain

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Hi folks,
I have some weirdness going on here and it's wrecking my head. I have a customer with a small network landscape. 1 server, 1 OU, Windows 2012 standard with 20 CALS. They only have 8 machines at the moment. 1 laptop was wiped out by ransomware. Scanned/cleaned
the server and all clients.  I did a clean install of Windows 7 Ent. on the laptop, but when I try to join it to the domain, I get this "The specified server cannot perform the requested operation" error.  I have removed the machine from
AD and DNS, and renamed the machine (all in separate operations). Verified that DNS is working properly with ipconfig and nslookup. I can join other machines to the domain without any problem (my service laptop native OS and two VMs on the laptop). Can't find
anything of value in the event logs of the server or the client.  Can't find anything in support searches that don't relate to DNS errors or server replication errors.  I don't have DNS/DHCP errors, and there is no replication.
Many thanks,

Tim in Dublin

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Hi Everyone
I am new to networking. We have a Win 2003 Server, single NIC,running a database,with 10 workstations joined under a domain. All are connected by a switch. Our internet router died and I bought a Netgear 300 that accesses the net thru a ubee modem. The Netgear is ethernet connected to the switch also. Server has DCHP disabled and router is DCHP enabled.
Problem: I can connect any of the workstations to the net with an automatic TCP/IP setting, and they will still be able to use the database. I can connect the server the same way, but if I do so, the workstations cant access the Database on the LAN anymore. If I return the NIC tcp/ip to static add for the server, it works but cant see the internet.

I know most servers have two NIC's and that it's fairly simple to set one up for the internet, one for the LAN.

Can anyone direct me to an article/answer that will educate me re: this dilemma? Have searched all over net, with lots of info but none specifically addressing this question.

Here is server ipconfig/all

Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.NEW***S.000>config /all
'config' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.NEWD***S.000>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : nd01
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : NewD***ns.local
Node Type . . ... Read more

Answer:Win 2003 Server 1 NIC ? access to domain and internet

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I have a Windows 2000 Server as a Domain points to my address with my computer but its behind the router. I would like to join my XP Pro to my domain from outside my network, but so far I don't have any luck. If I connect to it though using VPN and then type in my computer name and my domain PWS it will join it but I must be inside my network to join it. I would like to join it outside of my network.Are there any ports or anything I need to open up or something I need to do?Thanks

Answer:join domain, router access?

I would like to join it outside of my network.That's not how it works. As you've discovered, you have to be within the domain in order to log into it. This is because when you login to a domain, you're authenticated by the domain controller. No authentication means no domain login.

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there is no switch user option available at windows 7 start up/lock screen (when you are asked to enter your password) i want to log in as a domain user but i can't log in due to there is no switch user option available at start screen, 
can any buddy help me in this regards

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hi guys, I try to make Win 2k3 server to be a member of Domain win2k server but I got an error message ,
" The local policy of this ( 2k3 server) system does not permit you to logon interactively"
what should I do??? Any ideas?

thanks for help EGL

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Hello, I have a domain environment and my current windows 7 is in domain, (I'm logged in with local admin credentials) I'm using command "net user <user> /domain" which gives me access denied (<user> is domain account) Can't figure
out why, hope you can help. Thanks.

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I've been trying to join a new Windows 7 Professional machine to a domain controller running Windows 2003 Server with no luck.  We currently have 4 Windows XP machines running on that domain without any issues, but when I try to add the Windows 7 computer,
here is what happens:

A computer account on the domain could not be found (confirmed it is already there)
I put in the computer name and domain again, and Administrator credentialsNow it tells me: "An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a DC in the domain being joined has failed."
I currently have DNS on the Windows 7 PC set to the Domain Controller and have IPv6 unchecked under Network Properties.  I can even ping the domain name (resolves to IP of the domain controller).  It looks like it can, indeed, find the domain from
the message in step 1, so am I missing something here?
Thanks in advance for any help!

Answer:Cannot join Windows 7 to domain even after setting DNS to domain controller IP

You need flush your DNS cache in client side first.
Then, let?s create the following registry value for a try:
 - Created a DWORD DomainCompatibilityMode = 1
 - Created a DWORD DNSNameResolutionRequired = 0
Reboot the machine and check the result again.Alex Zhao
TechNet Community Support

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Hello, I am having issues with my clients. Every time they logon, the information won't go through the PC client and load up. I get this problem in the image below.

Answer:Windows Server 2012: User Profile Service Error

Hi Benjamin,

I do not have the ability to remote in to my Windows Server 2012 box atm but have you tried this tutorial:

Hope that helps!


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I am trying to help a friend set up a small business office (less than 10 users) with some sort of central user database so they can log into each computer with the same profile and password authentication. He has computers using XP and 2000 and a central server just acting as one to store files (Server is not loaded on it). Without an Active Directory, how can I setup centralized authentication. The only thing I am used to is Active Directory. Any help[ would be appreciated.



Answer:Windows central user server without domain

You cant setup centralized authentication without a server. If you want all your users to be able to logon to every computer in your office they would have to be connected to a domain or you will have to setup their username and password on every computer.

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Anyone know if you can install it as a non-domain server? It forced me to provide a domain name during the installation.

I don't want MS domains anywhere near my home network. I want a standard network server.

Answer:Server 2012 Essentials Beta - Domain Only ?

TechLarry said:

Anyone know if you can install it as a non-domain server? It forced me to provide a domain name during the installation.

I don't want MS domains anywhere near my home network. I want a standard network server.Click to expand...

That's what regular Server 2012 is for....

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I don't know if this is buried here on HOCP or not, but here it is just in case.

There is an article on SuperSite that explains how to add a computer to a Server 2012 Essentials machine (i.e. install the connector software) without it taking over the workstation and adding it to the domain.


Hopefully MS won't put some sort of bullshit block in for this in the final RTM.

Answer:Apparantly you CAN attach to Server 2012 Essentials without Domain

Nice to know. Might allow more people to use it w/o worrying about domain administration.

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I just got a Dell Optiplex 755 Core 2 Duo 2.33ghz with 8gb ram, 120gb hard drive, 1gbit ethernet, and running Server 2012 R2 Standard as the OS for the domain controller. Will this system be sufficient as a full time domain controller for a home network on this OS? I hope it's fast enough to do what's needed. I also plan to remotely manage it. The computer was $150 as configured, including the ram I had to order for it.

It's not ECC ram, would this be a problem?

Answer:Server 2012 R2 domain controller computer minimum?

Way more than good enough. The DC VMs I use for home as 1 vCPU and 1.5GB of RAM each. You can run a DC off an intel NUC for home use.

Non-ECC is not really an issue in this case.

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I migrated my home server from whs 2011 to Server 2012 r2 a couple weeks ago and have been dealing with what I assume is a side effect of being on a domain now.

If I'm on my computer working, and leave it idle long enough that the monitor goes to sleep, as soon as I wake the monitor again the computer is on the lock screen and I need to log in. I can disable this by changing my power options so that I don't require a password on wakeup, but I would prefer to still require a password when I wake the actual computer from sleep.

Anyone know if I can change or disable this feature?

Answer:Server 2012 domain client constant logging out.

Change the power settings so the computer does not idle to sleep after 30 minutes. You can still manually put it in sleep mode when you are done using it.

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I'm wondering if someone here tried to install KB3065988 on server 2012 (non R2)? I'm trying to get the relevant domain group policy items (

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I have a strange problem I cant workout. It started with a new customer RDP 2012 server which we could not connect to an app once logged in.
If on an external PC it works OK.
If I create a fresh PC on our LAN it works.
If I this PC to the domain, it works.
If I move the PC to a UK Specific OU it stops working
If I move back out of the OU it still does not work
If I remove from the domain and do "GPUPDATE /FORCE /BOOT" and reboot and log backon as local admin account it still does not work!!
So there seems to be something in particular on the GPO in the UK OU in AD which causes the problem but even after moving the computer out it seems to store this mysterious setting and fails to work unless reimaged.
Any suggestions besides adding each option one by one in test GPO/OU????

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Can I get Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Server 2012 ?
NO R2,
I want to use Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Server 2012.
Yoshihiro Kawabata

Answer:Can I get Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Server 2012 ?

As I known, Internet Explorer 11 is preinstalled with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. No additional action is required.
If you plan to run IE 11 on Windows server 2012, it won?t be supported. Internet Explorer 11 is not available for download for on Windows Server 2012.
For more information, you may refer to:
Internet Explorer 11 - FAQ for IT Pros
Hope it helps.
Blair DengWe
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Windows Server can create a domain and create User Accounts.
when a computer join this domain and login with one user, i check local  users , Groups:Administrators.  only Domain Admins
there is no user account, only a domain user. Is there any way to check how many user login on this computer? not on server client.
a way is to check C:\user
yongliang_s could be an AD account or local account or msa account. how to distinguish them? and the admin in them?

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i have purchase "Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit" OS but Internet explorer (IE) 10 is not available, Pre-installed IE11. Internet explorer 10 is available in "Windows Server 2012 64-bit". so i want install, Internet Explorer 10, Can Microsoft
change/Replace Product key for "Windows Server 2012 64-bit"? i have invoice, Original DVD and Product Key.

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?Internet explorer? message in windows server 2012,

I?m wondering why the attached messages appear each time any software is launched in windows server 2012.

How to stop having these messages?

Thank you



Answer:“Internet explorer” message in windows server 2012,

Which other programs do these messages appear in,
Obviously this particular program relies on an Internet connection and accessing a database on the site which not many programs I know of do this ?
Your screen shots exclude your taskbar,
You might try holding down the Ctrl key when you click to open this program and see what effect it has,
Or right click it and click on Run as administrator when you open it.

Also see the links above my signature picture/ Fill in your system spec's sheet, add which security suite you use.

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Hi Team,
Now currently running Internet Explorer 11,
how to unstall 11 and install 8.

Regards, Pradhap P

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confirm only that windows server 2012 64 bit support internet explorer 10 or not?

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I have a XP Pro PC that won't joing a NT 4.0 domain. It says the "domain could not be contacted". Also, I can map to drive shares on the NT server but ONLY if I use the IP address of the server vs the Server name....

I know the PC is getting an IP properly. I can browse the Internet and everything under "ipconfig /all" looks right...

Is this a problem on the XP machine or the NT 4.0 server?

Jason Uhl

please reply back to email address: [email protected]

Answer:XP Pro won't join a Windows NT 4.0 domain

uhljamz said:

I have a XP Pro PC that won't joing a NT 4.0 domain. It says the "domain could not be contacted". Also, I can map to drive shares on the NT server but ONLY if I use the IP address of the server vs the Server name....

I know the PC is getting an IP properly. I can browse the Internet and everything under "ipconfig /all" looks right...

Is this a problem on the XP machine or the NT 4.0 server?

Jason Uhl

please reply back to email address: [email protected]Click to expand...

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I am taking Networking at my local technical school, and my instructor has issued me a challenge. (not a test or anything.) He said that last semester, a student joined a WIN7 machine to a WIN NT 4.0 domain. So..I have researched it.....I discovered one post that discussed how it was possible on the win 7 beta version. However i do not have that version. Does anybody out there have any idea how one might do this? Can I use Samba? Are there any registry tricks I can try.. from what i can tell there are Trust issues between the two operating systems that are the real problem. Anybody?
Best Regards,

Answer:Join Windows 7 to NT 4.0 Domain

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Hi. I'm having a little trouble getting a computer on an already-working domain here at the office. Here's the info, hope I'm not leaving anything out.Logged in with administrator priv's on the computer in question, using a login/password that should work in the domain. I tested the login and password on another machine and it works fine there.When I try to join the domain, I get this error message:A domain controller for the domain ::domainname:: could not be contacted. Ensure that the domain name is typed correctly.It's a four letter domain name...pretty sure I'm typing it correctly. Microsoft's suggested resolution for this is:"To resolve this problem, make sure to bind and install TCP/IP to the adapter that has a route to the Active Directory domain and DNS server.For step-by-step procedures about how to install and bind TCP/IP, refer to Windows XP Help."I think TCP/IP is installed and working just fine on this computer. It shows the same DNS server as other working computers on the domain. It just occurred to me that I didn't try to actually ping the DNS server, but if internet connectivity on that computer is working (which it is), shouldn't I be able to get a successful ping of the DNS server?Does anyone have troubleshooting info or advice for me? I can send you virtual chocolate chip cookies in gratitude.Thanks.Amanda

Answer:Windows XP Pro Won't Join Domain

Quote Does anyone have troubleshooting info or advice for me? I can send you virtual chocolate chip cookies in gratitude. Does the network automatically obtain an IP adress and DNS server or do these have to be manually configured?

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I am trying to install a new Windows 10 Pro computer on an existing local domain network.
The network has about 12 to 14 Windows 7 computers with no problems.
When I try to join the Domain I get a message The domain couldn't be found. Check the domain name and try again. I have checked the networks setting and they are correct. I can see all the computers on the network but I can't join the domain.

Answer:Can't join domain using windows 10 pro

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I'm trying to learn Server 2012 R2 admin. Reading books, watching videos, etc. I'm using VMWarePlay 12. One of my servers is 410ServerDC2, which is a domain controller. The IP address is Another VM is Windows 10, 410WIN10-1. I want to join 410WIN10-1 to the domain but I cannot.

Here's the IPCONFIG /ALL for this VM 410WIN10-1:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : 410WIN10-1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : localdomain

Ethernet adapter Ethernet0:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : localdomain
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82574L Gigabit Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-29-75-13-09
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2ce5:e6de:ac1f:f665%2(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, September 6, 2017 11:39:31 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, September 6, 2017 12:52:06 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : <==WHY?
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 33557545
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-21-3C-A3-44-00-0C-29-75... Read more

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I have a windows 7 machine and it is currently connected to a workgroup. However, I need to connect it to a domain. Network ID and the Domain option are both grayed out. What are my options?

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I have a windows 7 domain account and used to have a share set up on a workgroup server. Now I can see the server but none of the shares. If I log in with my local account I can see the shares. Not sure why my domain account can't see the workgroup share. 

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I have a Windows NT4 PDC and am trying to force a Windows xp pro
workstation to join the domain controlled by my win nt4 pdc.
On the win nt4 pdc, I did add in "user manager for domains"
the user/password account I use on the win xp workstation.
Still on the windows NT4 PDC, in SERVER MANAGER, I did add successfully
the windows XP computer as a Windows NT workstation (only option
available for my win xp workstation).
Then from the win xp computer, I went to System properties,
then "Computer name" tab, and I clicked on the CHANGE button.
Under "Member of", I checked DOMAIN and I did mention
the domain name. Windows XP confirmed that I was part of the
domain with the pop up "Welcome to domain xyz".
Then win xp rebooted, but when logging on to the domain from the
win xp computer, I get error "Windows cannot connect to the domain,
either because the controller is down ... (which is not the case, because
the other workstations have access to the domain and both the win xp
computer and the windows NT 4 pdc are seeing each other via network
neighborhood/or windows explorer) ... or because your computer account was not found
(On the win Nt4 pdc, in "Server Manager", the win xp computer is there....but if
I double click on it, it says that the trust relationship between the win nt4 pdc and
the win xp workstation failed....even if I succesfully selected the win xp pc from there and chose
the option JOIN DOMAIN)....
I a... Read more

Answer:win xp pro wants to join a windows NT 4 domain...what's missing?

I think you'd find better help in this forum:

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I have a win 7 pro  device joined the domain, and then changed the server, domain, and I want to enter it again, but I could not as it appears at the top of the dialog box, contain it can not join a computer that uses Windows 7 Pro to domain
I need help

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Hello, I am trying to join our samba domain at home, and it just keeps saying unable to join x domain. The specified domain does not exist or could not be contacted.

Any help?

Answer:How do I join a samba domain with windows 7?

You join it like any other Windows domain. The samba host is pretending to be an AD domain controller (AD). Hence, it needs to expose the same DC-related DNS (SRV) records, the same sysvol share, policies...

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hi guys,

is there anyone can help me /
i got some problem, my xp user can't join domain. the error message'' the rpc is unavailable'' when i enter user and password of domain administrator.
Please help me to solve this problem.....

Answer:windows xp users can;t join domain

Hi There!

This may solve your problem?

Many RPC problems are caused by slow links. RPC connectivity can be confirmed by RPCping.exe. See Q167260. Remote access using Netview, Regedt32, User Manager for Domains and Server Manager for Domains use RPC communications. For troubleshooting tips beyond connecting with the above RPC-based tools, see Q177446 The remote procedure call (RPC) Ping tool may not work when the Run with Security option is selected.


Razor RPC Tools
The RPC tools package contains three separate tools for obtaining information from a system that is running RPC services. rpcdump allows you to dump the contents of the endpoint mapper database. ifids is similar to rpcdump but allows you to query a single RPC server and can even allow you to query an RPC server which is not listed in the endpoint map obtained with rpcdump above. walksam is a tool which allows you to dump the information of each user found within the SAM database via Named Pipes or using the additional protocol sequences used by Windows 2000 domain controllers. rpcdump, ifids, and walksam are demostration programs from the Null Session and MSRPC concepts discussed at BlackHat Windows 2000.

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We have an important LOB application (QuickBooks 2018) that requires that requires Internet Explorer 11 for QB to operate correctly.  Unfortunately our server runs Windows Server 2012 Essentials as an operating system (not R2).  From reviewing
various Microsoft documents, I realize that IE 11 is not supported on Server 2012.  However, we need to be able to run QuickBooks, which requires that version of IE.  Upgrading the server OS to 2012 R2 would take hours, because there is no in-place
upgrade option.  We would have to reinstall and configure the OS again from scratch.
Is there anything we can do to resolve this problem?
Thanks for any assistance you can offer.


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Has anyone else found that the Internet Explorer 10 Spelling Correction Add-On is missing on Windows Server 2012? I am running Windows Server 2012 as Session based RDS servers and on each server the Spelling Correction Add-On is missing completely. My version
of IE 10 is 10.0.9200.16635 and the server is fully patched with the latest updates. Is it possible to install/add/enable the add-on? I have searched extensively for a resolution but have found no reference to this issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Windows Server 2012 manage add-ons does not show the spelling correction add-on:


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I'm thinking of setting up Server 2012 R2 for DHCP and DNS. Apparently the license does not allow a visitor to have an ip assigned to their device unless they have a CAL (I read this on MSDN). I'm sort of stunned. Really? I can't have a friend visit and use my internet if I do this?

Answer:Server 2012 R2 as DHCP, a visiting user needs a CAL?!

Microsoft does not strictly enforce CALs. So legally yes you are correct but Microsoft will never care, especially if its a visitor and not permanent.

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I am playing around with Server 2012. If I want to have a laptop configured for "at office use" with option to go on site, what would be the best way to do that in order to retain access to shared locations on server that is "at office"?

Should I create a standard windows account unrelated to my domain controller, and have them VPN regardless if they are in office or on site? Or is there a way to have a laptop configured for domain use, where it will still be functional (local computer use) on site outside of the office, even without internet connection (I know you can's VPN without it).


Answer:Best way to set up local and remote user with Server 2012

Well this is kind of interesting. You can in fact use a domain laptop away from the local network as long as you have logged into int once on the domain so it can cache your password for future log ins. Now comes to the more difficult part of your question's. Accessing files remotely while not online, you can set up what is called offline files. Offline files will give you acess to your files away from domain network. So if you choose to do offline files any changes made to the file while away from the domain controller where you shares are set up will have to be synced once back on the domain network. So if you make changes to lets say docA while off domain network, once you get back to domain network you will have to sync offline files to the server to update any changes you have made. This set up would not require offsite network but can bring problems when syncing once you reconnect on domain. But now lets say you have the same shares and now you have multiple individials with the same access to the shares. Say you make changes to docA and the other person makes changes to docA while offiste. Once you both reconnect and sync to server you could have issues with data such as duplicate information or doc merging. VPN would be the best option for sure....

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server 2012 r2
windows 7

i have a GG_USER that works perfectly

i have a GG_test that works on 1/2 the workstations

they are both under the same OU

i have checked and there are no event viewer errors
i have checked: switch / switch ports / cables / firewall / av

i have run gpresults on a working & non-working workstation

the non-working workstation gpresult says that "gg_users" applied
it says nothing about "gg_test"
yet it says that the user is a member of the "gg_test"

the working workstation gpresult says that "gg_user" & "gg_test" both applied.

i am out of ideas on why the policy applies on one workstation and not another.
i have even brought up both user accounts, and verified they have all the settings (AD).

any ideas ?

Answer:server 2012 r2 - user configuration GPs not applying - HELP !

I have got pretty damn good at GPO at my job. I can see as far as i can tell it wasnt filtered out. I did not see the gg_test security group listed.

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I have just installed my 1st PC with windows 7 on my network which has a 2008 datacentre server as a Domain controller. When I try to add the PC onto the domain I get the error message:

"The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "***":
An attempt to resolve the DNS name of the domain controller in the domain being joined has failed. Please verify this client is configured to reach the DNS server that can resolve the DNS names in the target domain.

My DNS server is a Billion router that is also the DHCP server the domain controller does not handle these to roles. What is happening why can I not add this to the domain. The only other PC's on the domain are using XP SP3 which with same settings have no issues.

Anyone else having these sort of issues? Please help!


Answer:Windows 7 pro wont join 2008 Domain

Ok just been looking up error logs, looks like its a fault with my DNS records as we recently changed ISPs and we had not updated to link to our new static IP!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Hello, I recently upgraded my machine from windows XP to Windows 7. Ever since I have not been able to logon to the domain. The system always logs me on to a Temporary Profile; thus I'm not able to access domain resources.
I resetted the computer account and rejoined the machine back to the domain..but its still not being successful; the error message tells me another system has the same credentials as mine and thus cannot join the domain.
I also tried renaming the computer and pre-staging the computer account but its still not successful.
How do I go about this?

Answer:Can't join machine to domain after upgrading to Windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by pingmasta

Hello, I recently upgraded my machine from windows XP to Windows 7. Ever since I have not been able to logon to the domain. The system always logs me on to a Temporary Profile; thus I'm not able to access domain resources.
I resetted the computer account and rejoined the machine back to the domain..but its still not being successful; the error message tells me another system has the same credentials as mine and thus cannot join the domain.
I also tried renaming the computer and pre-staging the computer account but its still not successful.
How do I go about this?

Talk to the domain administrator. It appears your old XP machines credentials (i assume you named both machines the same) are preventing you

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Hello, I was wondering How can I Join Windows 8 basic to a domain? (let me out aside how foolish I think to leave that feature out of any OS is) Do I have to upgrade to "enterprise"?, (I have a Windows 8.1 OS), or can I just add a "feature" To "basic"? THANKS IN ADVANCE!!

Answer:Solved: How can I Join Windows 8 basic to a domain?

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Windows 7 does not include netdom by default. I scoured the net for hours looking for a simpler solution than this RSAT crap or what ever. Then powershell came up and that had its own bullcrappery errors which were more easily fixed than netdom however the solution to these errors were not in one place. SO to all those IT people out there im doin yall a favor here and putting everything in one location in as many forums as possible.FOR JOINING A COMPUTER TO A DOMAIN WITHOUT NETDOM - (Windows 7... possibly others have not tested but i dont see why it wouldnt work)First you create Two files BOTH are created using notepad.type exactly as displayed or cut and paste i dont care. input your own information in the obvious locations if you cant figure that out sell your computer, you have no business owning one.First file:powershell -command "& {Set-ExecutionPolicy Remotesigned}"powershell -file e:\domainjoin.ps1powershell -file f:\domainjoin.ps1powershell -file g:\domainjoin.ps1powershell -file h:\domainjoin.ps1powershell -file i:\domainjoin.ps1powershell -file j:\domainjoin.ps1powershell -file k:\domainjoin.ps1powershell -file l:\domainjoin.ps1powershell -file m:\domainjoin.ps1powershell -file n:\domainjoin.ps1powershell -file o:\domainjoin.ps1powershell -file o:\domainjoin.ps1PAUSEOk! So now Save As -------- DomainJoin.bat (file type all files not txt) put it .. somewhere easily accessed.NOW Second file!$domain = "yourdomain"$password = "yourpassword" | ConvertTo-SecureString -asP... Read more

Answer:How you can join Windows 7 to a domain using batch file

Thanks for sharing. Does the forest/domain need to be at a certain level for this to work? What are all the errors in relation to? Also, in the script I dont see any sections for OU's, where does your script drop the workstation in AD?

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We are not able to join few Windows 7 workstations to domain.

Troubleshooting steps performed -
(a) Checked the connectivity with domain & it is good, as able to join other systems to domain from same network
(b) Followed the resolution steps available in MS site (
(c) Deleted the hostname from AD but no luck

Please refer to the below NetSetup.log

09/28/2016 03:44:59:609 -----------------------------------------------------------------
09/28/2016 03:44:59:609 NetpValidateName: checking to see if 'DOMAIN' is valid as type 3 name
09/28/2016 03:44:59:609 NetpValidateName: 'DOMAIN' is not a valid NetBIOS domain name: 0x7b
09/28/2016 03:45:11:610 NetpCheckDomainNameIsValid for DOMAIN returned 0x54b, last error is 0x0
09/28/2016 03:45:11:610 NetpCheckDomainNameIsValid [ Exists ] for 'DOMAIN' returned 0x54b
09/28/2016 03:48:02:883 -----------------------------------------------------------------
09/28/2016 03:48:02:883 NetpValidateName: checking to see if 'DOMAIN' is valid as type 3 name
09/28/2016 03:48:02:883 NetpValidateName: 'DOMAIN' is not a valid NetBIOS domain name: 0x7b
09/28/2016 03:48:14:898 NetpCheckDomainNameIsValid for DOMAIN returned 0x54b, last error is 0x0
09/28/2016 03:48:14:898 NetpCheckDomainNameIsValid [ Exists ] for 'DOMAIN' returned 0x54b
09/28/2016 03:53:27:771 -----------------------------------------------------------------
09/28/2016 03:53:27:771 NetpValidateName: checking to see... Read more

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I am having the KMS Server with Server 2012 KMS Key,which is hosted on Windows server 2012 R2.

We need to update the KMS Server 2K12 Key to 2K16 KMS Key, Is there any way to Get the detail that the key will activate these OS Versions?

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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I currently have 10 machines at work, running windows 7 home premium. When the free upgrade to window 10 becomes available, will that version let me join a domain?

Answer:When the Windows 10 Home upgrade become available, will that version let me join a domain?

If you are running all 10 computers on an Enterprise volume license they will not upgrade free...
As you say, they are all Home Premium. I assume that means an individual license for each of the 10 and they would then qualify for free upgrade. I would assume they join the Domain in the same fashion as before.

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As listed in the title.

I'm having to Sysprep a build for a Tablet Device. The one remaining issue i have is that i cant get the unattend.xml to allow me to enter a PC name short of changing the "<SkipMachineOOBE> to False but the issue here is then that you end up having to setup a user (manually) which i don't want to do.

I have everything working the way i want (runonce reg settings to kickoff some vbs scripts etc with an auto login of a created admin account on 1st boot set in the unattend)

So my thoughts were maybe i can go back to setting <SkipMachineOOBE> to True and have a script that initiated on the runonce login that will prompt to change PC name and then Join domain.

I have goggled around but cant seem to find an example script that works. I think its because they are geared up for Windows 7 or XP.

Does anyone have a suggestion or even a simpler way for me to sort this PC naming bit out. I want it to prompt for an input but only PC name. then carry on with the rest of the unattend.xml


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I have several IBMT60, HP2710p tablet, and IBM x60 tablet computers wich I have made new images for with XP SP2 (tablet for HP and x60).

Sysprep has been working fine for my computers before, but now its just working for T60 and HP2710p.
The X60 wont join the domain even though the sysprep.inf is the same and has ben working before.

I made new images from scratch with XP SP2, and the the difference between my old images and my new is that I have
updated my images with new drivers, some minor programs and of course windows update so now the images have SP3 installed.

Somehow something has happend, and I don?t know why the x60 wont join the domain anymore.

My guess is that some patch of the windows updates has made something with my image so the x60 won?t join the domain.
It?s really disturbing, now I mus join computers to domain manually, witch takes uneccessary time.

Is there anyone out there who can help me?
Can I be right in my guess, that some windows update patch makes joining the domain impossible?
Has anyone had a similar problem?

Thanks for any answers!


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at work we're using a Windows 2000 server as our DC. We have rolled
out our first Vista laptop, and we're having trouble getting it to join the

When I try adding the computer to the domain I get the following error: "The
format for the specified network name is invalid".

I am typing in the domain name correctly, and the computer name is simply
the user's last name.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Join Vista Business to Windows 2000 Domain

Are you making this entry in the "Workgroup" or the "Domain" box?

Also is there another computer for this user already on the network with the same user name?

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We run a web proxy server on our network for internet access.
On client machines (running Windows 2012 R2) I have configured the proxy server setting in Internet Explorer "Tools\Internet Settings\Connections\LAN Settings" to point at the designated web proxy server.
When attempting to browse websites from IE I receive the "The proxy server isn't responding" error.
Conversely, browsing the same sites via Google Chrome and Firefox (installed on the same client server) return web pages without error.
In addition, if I run Internet Explorer as administrator (Right Click\Run as Administrator), I am able to browse web sites without receiving the error.
It would appear that the issue is isolated to browsing via IE when not run in elevated mode.
Has anyone come across this issue?

Answer:Server 2012 R2 - Internet Explorer Proxy Server Issue

Hi Dicki,
First, please try to reset the Internet Explorer. Some plug-ins may affect the proxy.
If it doesn't work, please try to perform a network capture on the client.
Please check if the client send the http traffic to the proxy server at the correct port.
If the client has sent the http traffic to the proxy server, please check if there is any warning or error in the proxy server.
To download Network Monitor, please refer to the link below:
Best Regards.Steven Lee Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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I set up server 2012 this weekend and I'd like to add the VPN role so I can get to my home network from work. I use a pci Intel nic in it for the internal network. Would it be better to use the onboard nic for the vpn and a second ip address? Or does it matter since I have to use port forwarding on my router?

Answer:VPN access w/ server 2012

I would say a single NIC and then let your router handle everything else, unless the server is doing some intense throughput that you need the second NIC for.

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Hello All...

Great forum here and it appears there are a lot of helpful folks... As I am just entering into this arena, I am certainly grateful for that!!

I have recently partnered with a hotel/condo management company who presently has its business software residing on a shared server with limited accessability by the company. What they (we) want to do is establish complete ownership of the system both in terms of hardware and software, and that is where my limited experience will quickly become a hindrance to the solution!

So I guess my question is this. How do we effectively and efficiently place into operation a dedicated server, with the appropriate hardware and software, to run a relatively small business operation that includes two resort hotel/condos with about 80 rooms between the two? Each hotel has a front desk and each runs its operation on a Windows-based Hotel Management System (HMS) although I'm not yet aware of the brand.

It is entirely possible that I'm not even asking this question in the right manner and if that's the case , I'd certainly be open to and appreciate any advice, direction, or guidance that you might like to offer.

I believe the bottom line is this. The company wants to own the entire process including hardware, software, UPS, networking capability, email, web hosting, and wireless internet to its guests - all under one roof. Of course, the more user-friendly the better as they are also not interested in outsourcing and... Read more

Answer:How to Establish a User-Friendly Business Server Solution???

Welcome to the forum. You might want to have this moved to the "networking" forum, since you will probably get more bites in there.

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I brought my own laptop PC into a business I joined, and they registered the laptop to their domain and upgraded my Windows 7 Home to Ultimate. It was a temp assignment, now I've left the company fo another assignment, but will work from home. I've
upgraded my family PCs to Windows 7 to create a homegroup network, but I can't join this homegroup with my laptop PC, as I'm prevented from doing so while the laptop is apparently still on the domain.  How can I remove my laptop from this domain, since
it doesn't apply any more?

Answer:How do I remove personal PC from old business domain to join Windows 7 home network?

First of all , I would like to advice you that you must need have an administrator’s permission account of this laptop. If so, You need to leave your laptop from the domain, then you need to change the Network Location to Home Network.
About how to leave your laptop form a domain, please kindly refer to the following steps:
Step 1. Click Start button, then point to Computer.
Step 2. Right-Click Computer, then click Properties.
Step 3. Under the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings, click Change Settings.
Step 4. Then hit Change, change the Member of Option to Workgroup, hit OK.
Step 5. You will be prompted the administrator’s account, type it.
Step 6. Then restart your computer.

About how to join a Homegroup, Please kindly refer to the following steps:
Step 1. Make sure a HomeGroup has already been created. One computer on the network must create a HomeGroup, then all the other computers can join in.
Step 2. Make sure you know the HomeGroup password.
Step 3. Click the Start button.
Step 4. Click Control Panel from the Start Menu.
Step 4. In the search box type in homegroup -> now click HomeGroup.
Step 5. From the bottom right hand corner of the window click Join Now.
Step 6. Select the Libraries you would like to share over the network. Pictures, Music Videos and Printers are checked by default. You can add Documents by checking the box. Now click Next.
Step 7. Type in the HomeGroup password.
Step 8. Click Next and wait for the ... Read more

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I'm trying to get my dad's laptop to connect to my Windows 2003 Domain. I have the permissions all set but when i try to set the domain in system properties I get "Access Denied" everytime no matter what account I use. What the hells going on?

Answer:Windows 2000 Computer Won't Join Windows 2003 Domain

do you have admin rights on the domain to add a pc?

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Some of the salesmen are using company computer(s) at my dad's small business to view porn. Now I wish I would of gotten SBS premium to have ISA, but I don't. So we are considering setting up a proxy server on one of the old retired machines that isn't doing anything.
However, all of the salesmen use the same machine, so I need whatever software I end up using to log the username on the machine as well, if possible. I will probably set it up for filtering later, but at first I just want it to passively log traffic, so that I can find out who or whom is inappropriately using the company computer assets.
I looked at some of the more commonly referenced linux firewall/proxy packages, but I was unable to tell specifically if they'd be able to log domain names. Anyone have a recommendation?

Answer:Proxy server that logs domain user names

I have a squid proxy on a linux machine that requires login. In this way it reports who it was that logged in viewing the sites.

I don't have any filtering on it though.

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I log in to Windows 2003 server R2 through a domain (but on the local machine). I need my log on to be the admin over this local machine. Since the user details are stored on the domain, my username doesn't show up in local users and groups. How do I make a remote user an admin?

Answer:Making a domain user an admin in 2003 server?

You may wish to have this subject moved to the Networking forum here at TSG it will get better coverage from all of the people there. To do this just click on the little triangle at the top right corner and ask a moderator to please move this thread.

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I need to change one of the local PC's user name and password. The PC is connected to a domain server (windows). I do have the servers user and password to allow me access, but I'm not sure how to change a local users information. I suspect I need to change it on both the local Pc as well as the server. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks, dondd

Answer:Changing User and Password on a domain server networki

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I recently completed a migration from a NT4 domain to a Server 2003 domain. Things had been going pretty well. However, my users are now telling me that they are being prompted when they login that their password will expire in XXX amount of days.

That's fine, I never changed the default domain policy so of course that was what it was saying. The problem is, now that I have changed it, they still are being prompted with the same message.

I have check under "default domain dontroller security settings", "domain security policy" as well as the additional policies I created.

I have also run a RSOP query on several random users and it appears that things are set properly.

Any thought?

Answer:User's Password Must Be Changed - Server 2003 Domain

did you check the box that says something like "user cannot change password"? i dooubt its that simple. im probably wrong

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Hello, all!

I am preparing to get a Windows Server set up in the near future here at a mission school I just started working at.

Here's what I am planning on running:
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, under which I will run 3x virtual machines (Server 2012 Standard, pfSense, and Untangle).

Since I am needing to get this implemented as soon as possible, I am trying to decide what to do, considering Windows Server 2012 R2's release is just around the corner.

I'm wondering... Is 2012 R2 going to be a completely different OS, in that you need to purchase a separate license key to run it if you already have 2012? Or will it be more like a service pack?

Also, can the preview version be upgraded to release once it is released?

The reason I am asking is that I am needing to get this set up as soon as possible, and need to know how to proceed. Should I use Hyper-V preview and Standard preview (if there is one... Only seen datacenter so far) then upgrade to release and purchase licenses, or is there something else that would be preferable?


Answer:Windows Server 2012 to 2012 R2 Questions

2008 R2 and 2012 R2 are new operating systems that require you to purchase them. I believe 2012R2 has gone RTM recently, which means in a few months you should be able to get it.

There are a lot of VM improvements in 2012, and even more in 2012R2. If you're just running a basic setup it's not needed to hold out for, unless you're not under any time constraints, then why not. Here is a list of the major R2 features.

I'm not sure how well pfSense and Untange will run in a Hyper-V VM. The Gen 2 VM and improved Linux support of R2 may be needed for better operation.

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I have a Windows NT4 PDC and am trying to have a Windows xp pro
workstation joining the domain controlled by my win nt4 pdc.
On the win nt4 pdc, I did add in "user manager for domains"
the user/password account I use on the win xp workstation.
Still on the windows NT4 PDC, in SERVER MANAGER, I did add successfully
the windows XP computer as a Windows NT workstation (only option
available for my win xp workstation).
Then from the win xp computer, I went to System properties,
then "Computer name" tab, and I clicked on the CHANGE button.
Under "Member of", I checked DOMAIN and I did mention
the domain name. Windows XP confirmed that I was part of the
domain with the pop up "Welcome to domain xyz".
Then win xp rebooted, but when logging on to the domain from the
win xp computer, I get error "Windows cannot connect to the domain,
either because the controller is down ... (which is not the case, because
the other workstations have access to the domain and both the win xp
computer and the windows NT 4 pdc are seeing each other via network
neighborhood/or windows explorer) ... or because your computer account was not found
(On the win Nt4 pdc, in "Server Manager", the win xp computer is there....but if
I double click on it, it says that the trust relationship between the win nt4 pdc and
the win xp workstation failed....even if I succesfully selected the win xp pc from there and chose
the opti... Read more

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Server OS Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Client OS: Windows 7 Professional

I recently upgraded from Home Server 2011 to Essentials 2012. This required me to create a Domain which I did, and the other PC's connect with no problem. Using the same procedure to connect my main machine, and it does not see any other computers that are in the domain when I go to network places, not even the server. I have checked that the primary DNS is pointing to 2012 Essentials server. I can connect to the other PCs by manually typing in the other PC names.

Another problem is that I cannot access the shared folders in the Dashboard. I log in as an administrator and have checked permissions. When I try to access these shared folders it gives me the access denied message.

Does anyone know what is going on with these two problems?

Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:One client not seeing other computers in the Domain. Client OS Win7, Server OS 2012

I didn't use 2012 Essentials yet - only regular 2012 and domain is working without any problem.
Main thing is that client pc must have dns connected to server - on server you can set forwarding for external internet access.
If you have problems with domain you could try rejoin to domain on client PC - you'll verify then that everything is configured properly - I can recommend tool called Profile Wizard It's great for rejoining to domain or when you want to switch to other domain without lose your profile.
Maybe Dasboard require for local administrator privileges to work properly ?

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i was wondering about something,
Lets says the user want to use IIS Manager or anything else that needs administrator rights to be started.
Instead of creating a local admin account to this user to be able to start this application (but that also means he will be able to install any app and start anything with this).

Is this possible to grant him access only to this app ?

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I've reached the end of my limited networking knowledge. Here's the deal:

- I have my home server running Windows Server Essentials 2012. Its primary function is backups of my various computers.
- My ISP is ATT Uverse, which provides a modem/router/gateway. It sucks teh ballz, so I set into bridge mode and set up a Netgear Nighthawk behind it. ALL devices are connected to the Nighthawk.
- I want to set up the server for remote access so that family can grab pictures and files remotely, and so I can do the same.
- I followed the instructions and the auto setup (I had to forward ports 80 and 443 manually, but that's done), and from the server's perspective, it says it is set up:

And now the problem:
When I try to access the sever from INSIDE the network, it loads the login page no problem. BUT, when I do so from the outside, the server sends no data, nothing loads.
Am I missing a setting on the bridged gateway?

Answer:Server Essentials 2012 Remote Access HELP

Windows firewall enabled on the server? Check your IIS settings.

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Hey Guys

I'm looking at a Server 2012 Standard installation and I have a question about remote access.

In the old SBS and the new Essentials, there's a default landing page that is configured that you can bind to a address so that people can access email, remote desktop, and other webapps. Is there anything like this for the Standard version? Most of what I've seen has been about Direct Access that works on Win8 machines already joined to the domain, which doesn't help me at all.

Does 2012 Standard come with an easy to setup remote access web page?

Answer:Server 2012 Standard Remote Access

Found that installing the Remote Desktop Services roll with a session based deployment will host the web page I was looking for. Unfortunately, it won't run on a server that is running AD DC. This issue looks to be fixed in R2 but I don't have that. I'm now following best practices and installing a second 2012 vm to host the Remote Desktop rolls.

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Hello my never-disappointing friends,

Today i am here to request help on this situation:
The old server has crashed. It was a Windows NT Server.
It was running a local domain but the backup is also fucked and as such, no information was retrieved

Afterwards, a new server with SBS 2003 Premium was installed, new domain name (mydomain.local).

After the crash, some computers were immediatly moved to a (temporary) workgroup so they could work together and stayed like this for a couple weeks. For these, the transition for the new domain was painless (using the http://server/connectcomputer migration wizard).

But one or two computers were left on the old non-existent domain.
I need to migrate these two babies to the new SBS domain.

The profiles are local, not roaming.

How do i migrate them?

Answer:SBS 2003: Migrate user profile from another domain (with the old server dead)

Remove the machines from the old domain using the old domain admin account then connect them to the new one.

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Because nobody else has done it and I know there are many out there that have tried to find this kind of information but was unsuccessful nor had the time or resources available to spin up a VM to "quickly" setup a new test domain just to get this info... I hereby present you a report of the defaults for Default Domain Policy and Default Domain Controller Policy: Domain Controllers Policy.htm Domain Policy.htm


Answer:Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x64 new domain Default Domain Policy defaults

Or just not change the defaults and create a new linked one.

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We have a small organisation with 50+ users. A domain has been created and the domain users can access an internal web application with their Digital Key. The Web app works only on IE 9. The admin user(of the web app) can access the Web app without the digital key(with username and password). The issue we are facing is, a particular domain user in a particular PC could not access the web app with admin user account(without digital key).
The same domain user can access the web app as the admin user in other PCs and some other users can access the app with admin account in the same PC.

User A cannot access the App in the PC P1
User B can access the App in the PC P1
User A can access the App in the PC P2
All the above accesses are by Admin user (without digital key)

IE9 displays "Internet Explorer cannot display the Webpage" error.

Things I did to resolve the issue,
1. Recreated the Domain user account.
2. Reset the IE.
But no luck.

Please help on this, friends! Thanks in Advance.

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I'm trying to get an NT Server on the domain. For some reason it is showing up as a Work Group and I need it on the domain. Actually, maybe it doesn't matter but I can't access it from other computers on the network. How do you fix a server so it can be accessed from other computers on the network???

Answer:NT Server access on domain

I dont know if you have done this but, enter the server's machine name in Server Manger on the Primary Domain Controller. At the new server go to Start>Setting>Control Panel>Network>Identification>Change
enter the server Computer Name, click Member of Domain and enter the Domain name, click OK. After the machine restarts you may need to click on the pull down box to select the Domain you are logging on to. It usually defaults to the local machine name on first login.

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