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No users visible in Local Users and Groups

Question: No users visible in Local Users and Groups

After forgetting the local administrator password, I followed that guide for offline editing the SAM registry file. This clearly caused a problem, because no I see no users in LUAG as per the attached. All the accounts work fine, except the built-in administrator account which I can't do anything with (if I try to enable it using the 'net user' command, net crashes).

I suspect I may just have to live with this, but does anyone have any suggestions about how to 'clean' the administrator account in the registry so that LUAG works again?

Thanks

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Answer: No users visible in Local Users and Groups

Check your Windows version!

If you have the Windows 10 Home edition, then it will not have Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc) included in it. It's only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions instead.

What command(s) you use to activate the Administrator?

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After forgetting the local administrator password, I followed that guide for offline editing the SAM registry file. This clearly caused a problem, because no I see no users in LUAG as per the attached. All the accounts work fine, except the built-in administrator account which I can't do anything with (if I try to enable it using the 'net user' command, net crashes).

I suspect I may just have to live with this, but does anyone have any suggestions about how to 'clean' the administrator account in the registry so that LUAG works again?

Thanks

Answer:No users visible in Local Users and Groups

Check your Windows version!

If you have the Windows 10 Home edition, then it will not have Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc) included in it. It's only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions instead.

What command(s) you use to activate the Administrator?

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Trying to get full administrator in Win 8. Following the instructions.... right click computer, left click manage. In system tools there should be 'local users and groups' option but this is missing?
Any ideas please? 

Answer:Win 8 'local users and groups'.

Hi Talent
The Users and Groups feature isn't available in the standard version of Windows 8/8.1, you need the Professional version to access it. Here:http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-security/local-users-and-groups-is-missing-in-computer/d0fa2023-a40b-4833-abaf-7e2e39a4d34d

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Hi guys
 
I need help i am using the Samsung Windows 7 Home Basic laptop..
 
My Local Users and Groups folder just disapeard from the Computer Management...
 
How do i get it back as i need to make use of it URGENTLY...
 
Please help!!! B4 i go  
 
How and were do i get it back...?

Answer:"Local Users and Groups"

Morning joydobolo, when you say "My Local Users and Groups folder just disappeared from the Computer Management..."  did you actually use it previously?
 
My understanding is that Local Users and Groups is not available in the Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium editions.
 
More info here, hope it helps.
 
Winterland

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I have bought a Lenovo laptop recently with windows 8 installed on it.
In the computer management console Local users and groups snap-in is missing. I have tried the lusrmgr.msc command to

but only a window opened displaying message "The snap in may not be used with this edition of windows.-----" please help on this.

Answer:Local users and groups missing

I have bought a Lenovo laptop recently with windows 8 installed on it.
In the computer management console Local users and groups snap-in is missing. I have tried the lusrmgr.msc command to

but only a window opened displaying message "The snap in may not be used with this edition of windows.-----" please help on this.

Hi
The advanced management tools are only available in the Windows 8 Pro version. It lloks like you have the Windows 8 standard version.
You can purchase the Pro Pack to upgrade to the Windows 8 Pro version. See the following link for step-by-step.
Add features - Microsoft Windows:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/feature-packs
See this link for the complete details.
Add features to Windows 8: FAQ - Microsoft Windows Help:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/add-features-frequently-asked-questions

Regards

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Hello,
I want to get a list of Local Users and Groups as shown in the first screen shot (taken from the Web).
When I run Computer Management as administrator that information is not available under
Computer Management > System Tools (second screen shot - my computer)
How can I get this information?
Thanks
Frank C

Answer:Show Local users and Groups

Hello Frank, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you have the Windows 10 Home edition, then it will not have Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc) included in it. It's only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions instead.

If you like, you could use step 3 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below list users in a group.

Account Type - Change in Windows 10

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Hello,
I want to get a list of Local Users and Groups as shown in the first screen shot (taken from the Web).
When I run Computer Management as administrator that information is not available under
Computer Management > System Tools (second screen shot - my computer)
How can I get this information?
Thanks
Frank C

Answer:Show Local users and Groups

Hello Frank, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you have the Windows 10 Home edition, then it will not have Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc) included in it. It's only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions instead.

If you like, you could use step 3 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below list users in a group.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...a.html#option4

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hi, when i go to computer management there is no local users and groups option? i have windows home xp. help is appreciated
 

Answer:windows xp home local users and groups?

I believe the Local Users & Groups option is only available in XP Pro...
 

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I have an HP pavillion, using Vista OS and I am trying to access my true Admin account.

I go to computer management but the Local Users and Groups tree is missing. Can anyone tell me why? Is there another way to enable my admin account?
 

Answer:No Local Users and Groups in Cmptr Mgmt

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Hello all. I'm wondering if anyone has run across any software that let's you monitor the local users & groups on several different domain PCs? I've read that you can use powershell to do this but I have yet to figure out exactly how to script it. It would be nice if the software could send email notifications upon any changes. Thank you in advanced!

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We have a problem with the occasional user being applied inappropriately to AD groups.
What I would like to see happen is have a GPO where if the user account (requesting to be added to a group)  is not in OU location A, B, or C then the admin is not allowed to add the user to the group or the user is removed from the group. Is it possible
to do something like this with GPO?<o:p></o:p>

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I am trying to add a user group, and the documentation seems to be wrong.  I have round several articles, al ending up in a dead end.  One article http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/library/02633470-396c-4e34-971a-0c5b090dc4fd.mspx tells you how to set up groups using mmc.  By default the "Local Users and Groups" snap-in is disabled, and when I try to add it, I get the following error message: ---------------------------Local Users and Groups---------------------------This computer is running Windows Vista? Home Premium. This snapin may not be used with this version of Windows. To manage user accounts for this computer, use the User Accounts tool in the Control Panel.---------------------------OK   ---------------------------But the article specifically says:
User groups in Windows





Applies to all editions of Windows Vista. Is the documentation wrong?  Or is there something wrong with my computer?

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In our setup we have one local account only (not a Microsoft account also). We tried to Run gpedit.msc but it "cannot be found." And Local Users and Groups is not listed in the Computer Management panel. After adding another local account the Local Users and Groups is still not visible. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Another question: is the main local account setup as Administrator?

Answer:in COMPUTER MANAGEMENT Local Users and Groups missing

Welcome to EightForums, thisisallen. Good to have you.

Yes, the main account should be an Admin account.

Things are different in 8. Try this page of tutorials. Windows 8 Tutorials=

I hope that gets you pointed in the right direction.

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I recently followed these instructions to force a logon onto the computer administrator: 1. Click Start, and then click Run.2. In the Open box, type "mmc" (without the quotation marks), and then click OK to start MMC.3. Start the Local Users and Groups snap-in.4. Under Console Root, expand "Local Users and Groups", and then click Users.5. In the right pane, right-click Administrator, and then click Set Password.6. Click Proceed in the message box that appears.7. Type and confirm the new password in the appropriate boxes, and then click OK.My computer now loads to a screen with only the background photo and if I use ctrl+alt+delete the task manager does appear. I tried explorer.exe and msconfig but nothing seems to work.Is there anyway to undo this process?

Answer:Undo Local Users/Groups Console Snapon

Have you tried booting into Windows Safe Mode at start up (F8)?

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Can't access My Computer Manager/Local users and groups, in XP, to add an administrative account. Pleae help.  I want add an administrative account, and delete another.

Answer:Can't add administrative account via Manage/local users and groups

Please provide some pertinent details about your effort..."can't access" doesn't explain very much about what you did...and why.
 
Louis

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Hi,

While trying to set-up a SQL Server account in Computer Management I've discovered that "Local Users and Groups" doesn't exist under System Tools tree. I select Start > Computer (right click) > enter admin. password > Computer Mgmt. opens and under System Tools there is no listing for "Local Users and Groups". Any help will be appreciated. Running Windows 7 multi-booted with several Linux distros on a Dell Inspiron 530S Desktop.

Answer:Can't Find Local Users and Groups in Computer Management

Hello Gdawg,

I'm sorry, but Local Users and Groups is not available in the Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium editions.

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I was able to map a user to a group using the 'netplwiz' command function. However, i need to add a user to more than 1 group but dont know how to achieve this

Can anyone help

LUSRMGR does not work on my version of Windows as i run the Home Edition

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Hi Guys
I am trying to open the Local Users & Groups on my Computer Mangement option. There is a red cross on it, and when I double click it I get the error
message,'Unable to access the Computer. Unspecified error.'
My computer runs Windows XP Pro, Service Pack 3 and I am the Administrator of this computer.

Any help please from you good people?

Thanks,

Teddy
 

Answer:Unable to access Local Users & Groups from Administrative Tools

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I want to use Local Group Policy Editor to apply group policy to a specific custom security group created using local users
and groups snapin for MMC.
Is this possible and if so how?

If not, than what is the purpose of being to add local security groups.

Custom groups do not appear to show up in the list of users compatible with local group policy. 

Software/Hardware used:
Windows 8

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Hi all
For the past 6 months we have received reports of PC's taking up to an hour to get to the login prompt.
All our PC's are running Windows 7 32/64 Bit.
The message is always "Applying Group Policy Local Users and Groups policy"
Once it gets to the login prompt they will login with no problem.
I have enabled GPO logging on 1 PC and the results show as below (sorry for the wall of text) Boot time was 15:16.
I was hoping someone else had come across this issue and maybe has some insight
Network team say "its not the network"!!
Server Team say "Its not DNS or Group Policy" !! 
So its been left with me on the desktop team to diagnose the fault
Regards
Paul Griffiths - NHS Trust in Bristol

GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 ProcessGPOs: -----------------------
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 ProcessGPOs: Processing extension Group Policy Local Users and Groups
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 ReadStatus: Read Extension's Previous status successfully.
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 CompareGPOLists:  The lists are the same.
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 GPLockPolicySection: Sid = (null), dwTimeout = 30000, dwFlags = 0
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 LockPolicySection called for user <Machine>
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 Sync Lock Called
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 Writer Lock got immediately.
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 Lock taken successfully
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 ProcessGPOList: Entering for extension Group Policy ... Read more

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hi guys,

really need some help on this one cause i cant seem to get how something that sounds so simple is so hard to do.


i got a client with a workstation that has a local user account on it.
they also have a domain which he has another account on there.

so i have local account joe1 and domain account joe2. now i need to get joe 1 to combind and merge outlook and my docs with joe2. and then get joe2 to stay on the server so that it remains a account that can be accesses on any computer on the domain network. with this in mind the user profile needs to be saved on the server and the profile can be copied to the computer that his sitting at when he loggs on.


anyway i can figure out how to move the local (joe1) account to the server (joe2)i have tried a command moveuser but i keep getting a parameter error on there (error 87) .

i typed it like this

moveuser joe1 (company doamin)\joe2 /c:\\(client machine)

please can anyone help me one this
 

Answer:migrating local users on xp to domain users on a windows 2003 server.

prob best n easiest way to do it would be to FAST the local profile to the server then log in with the domain profile and FAST it back
 

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Under Windows 2000, when I reformat the computer, I add administrator user as a network user in the install process. Then, I go in and add local users to the computer. Later on when I want to add network users, it won't let me, the computer just hangs. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Can't add network users after add local users

Not much information to go on here, but are you signed on as a network admin when you are trying to add the network users?

When you say you add the administrator user as a network user, what are you referring to? Are you adding the Network Administrator account to the local PC?
 

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I have a Windows 7 PC and am unable to see the Users and Groups section. Can anybody please advise why this may be?

Cheers
Paul
 

Answer:Users & Groups Missing

Local Users and Groups is only available in the Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.

Open the Start menu, and type lusrmgr.msc in the search line and press Enter
 

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In Windows 7 Home Premium Edition:
While trying to set-up a SQL Server account in Computer Management I've discovered that "Local Users and Groups" doesn't exist under System Tools tree.
Will I be able to accomplish this in Windows 8? And are there going to be multiple 'flavors' of Windows 8?

Answer:Users & Groups in Windows 8

Are you looking under the metro control panel or the desktop one? The metro control panel is missing tons of the more complex admin type options that are still in the "real" one from the charms menu. (I don't have Win8 here so I can;t check atm)

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I am in charge of a small network consisting of ~55 PCs using an IBM NAS for a central file store. This network is not on a domain, the NAS runs a modified version of win2k server.

I have a new Dell NAS on the way. This is running Win2k3 storage server.

I would like to migrate all users and groups from the IBM to the Dell maintaining group assigments and user passwords. In addition, I need to copy the file system (shares etc...) while maintaining permissions.

I would really like to find a tool that does this automagically and I don't expect it to be free. However I am finding little doing google searches as most software is written for AD migration and I'm afraid that they won't help me in my specific scenario. Yes, I could re-create it all by hand, but it would be nice to have the computer do it for me.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Migrate users/groups from one PC to another?-non AD

I think there may be a tool in the Resource Kit for Server 2003. I thought I saw something like it.
 

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Hi,
How could I dump the list of the users/groups who has sensitive privileges. is there any column on the mongodb that I can query
Thank You,
Ali 

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hello

im running windows server 2012
I need newly made users to be auto added to more then just one group
I saw something about this once in google but don't recall the search id used hehehe

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Does any one know of any 3rd party programs (free would be nice) that scans a group in a Windows Domain and then spits out the users in that group in a report format? NT 4 domain and Active Directory would be nice...

Thanks
 

Answer:Users/Groups in Windows 2003

toeknee said:



Does any one know of any 3rd party programs (free would be nice) that scans a group in a Windows Domain and then spits out the users in that group in a report format? NT 4 domain and Active Directory would be nice...

ThanksClick to expand...

Does the properties of the group not have a members tab that does this?
 

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Hello,I may have a trivial question.The Guests group should be much more restricted then the Users group, according to documentation. However, I tested this on my computer (WinXP SP3) with a user that is in the Guests group but not simultaneously in the Users group. The user seems to have the same privileges as if he were in the Users group. (I.e. I can see and modify files, execute any programs including internet browser etc.)In particular, on my hard disks I never have privileges specified explicitely for the Guests group. But the user obtains the rights that are specified for the Users group. As if the Guests group was a member of the Users group (but it is not).So, what is the relation between the Guests and Users groups?My system is WinXP Pro SP3 with default security settings (i.e. I have not modified the privileges on disk folders nor the hierarchy in user groups).Thank you, Martin.

Answer:Relation between Guests and Users groups

There is no relationship between groups. They are standalone entities.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300489will give you the limits on guest which are not limits on user.

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Hi,

I am having a bit of trouble viewing my users and groups accounts on my windows 7 home premium when i type lusrmgr.msc I get this message " this snipet can not be used with this version of windows home premium to manage user accounts use control panel". Is there any thing I can do to manage accounts from here? or change this setting??? Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: manging users and groups

You need Windows 7 professional to use lusrmgr.msc, but you can do something similar with the netplwiz.exe tool for user management.
 

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Okay I have been making User accounts for awhile but i have a question when it comes to this one. When I copy a user account I get the same groups and permissions. Okay fine and dandy. If not and I make a new user I only get the Domain\Users group then have to manually add in the other groups. Is there any way to change this functionality to add more groups on creation without resorting to copying?

This stems from the deny local login question I posted. I can deny login by a global group but then this means every new User ID HAS to be in that group or else it won't deny the new hires.

E.G. I set the local setting for the front desk PC's to deny log on locally for anyone who is in the Non-front desk global group. This means all users currently on our domain has to have this global group added to their user account except the ID's we want to log in. This also means all new creations should have this by default.
 

Answer:Way to tell Domain users what groups to start off with.

maybe a windows script. I have done those before. I can see if I still have mine, and if so I will modify it for you and send it.
 

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I'm trying to change some security authoritise for files/folders on the
PC's. On the 'Select Users or Groups' screen the location shown is the
local PC. Pressing the location button also shows only the local
computer.

I want to be able to select users from the local domain. So how do I
add a location to select from.

*Local pc already join a domain.

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I have windows 7 home premium 64 bit and I am trying to make users and put them into groups that I also want to create. You see I want to make these users and groups have special rights and permissions. I right click computer left click manage and then when I get to the computer management screen there is no users and groups in the list. This is extremely disappointing, in xp, and server 03 I can do that with ease. All from the computer management screen, please help me.

Answer:I am trying to make users and groups with rights and permissions

Hello Sinix, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This is because you have the Windows 7 Home Premium edition installed.

"Local Group Policy Editor" and "Local Users and Groups" is only available in Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.

Sorry

User Accounts - Add or Remove from Groups

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Hello,

I have a problem to remove users and domain groups of the local group Administrators of Windows 8.

Before, my domain had trust relationship with other domain, but now, this relation was removed. And now, some groups of the my domain are with name of the other domain included in it when I see in User manager of Windows. for example:


Members of Local Group Administrator:

Administrator, Domain Admins, Support Group and Contoso Group (this is the example).

The Contoso Group is showed as Domain\Contoso Group (Old_Domain\Contoso Group).

In this way I can't to remove this group by command line because the sintax is not correct. 

If I type only:

net localgroup administrators Domain\Contoso Group /delete

The member Contoso Group is not found.

If I type:

net localgroup administrators Domain\Contoso Group (Old_Domain\Contoso Group) /delete

It is not found too.


Therefore, I need to know where the informations about user and groupos are stored on Windows Registry. If I to find I will remove this members by Windows Registry. I have a script running in the network and I will add this informations to remove the unwanted
members of local group administrators.Hello,

I have a problem to remove users and domain groups of the local group Administrators of Windows 8.

Before, my domain had trust relationship with other domain, but now, this relation was removed. And now, some groups of the my domain are with name of the other domain inc... Read more

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My computer is connected to a workgroup network, and I want to grant certain permissions to a user in other machine connected to the same workgroup, so I did the following: right clicked the folder> properties> Security-tab> edit> add user (using
add button), then the ?Select Users or Groups? window appeared (shown in the first screenshot).
In the locations menu, I can only choose my local machine. However, I want to add a user from other machines in this workgroup (shown in the second screenshot). How can I add another machine to add its users?
Any help is highly appreciated!

Kind Regards,




Hani Draidi GIS Engineer

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I pretty much grasp most of the guts of the Windows 7 operating system... configuring it and optomizing it (group policy editor, etc). One of the biggest thing that has always thrown me off (ever since Vista was created) were premissions, credentials, users, and groups. Does anybody know of a good book or really good online resource that explains it in depth, but easy to understand? I don't know why I have such a problem with it... but it's so confusing to me, when hardly anything else is. Thanks guys.. any help is always appreciated.
 

Answer:Book on permissions/credentials/users/groups?

Seriously.
 

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I have done this with the NET SEND command before, but I need to send a message to a certain group or maybe 20 people at a time and the command line would take forever. Is there a free or cheap program out there that will do this for me ? Thanks !!
 

Answer:Need to broadcast network messages to certain users or groups

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Can anyone tell me which group I need to be a part of to be able to edit the secuirty tab in active directory users and groups?

I am currently setup as a domain admin, enterprise admin, and an admin, but I only see the security tab when I log in using the administrators account.
 

Answer:Security Tab Active Directory Users and Groups

Don't you need to turn on Advanced Features to see that tab?

Try going to the view menu and choosing advanced features.
 

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Hello everyone,


New office location, we have our executive team and our support team, marketing and so on,

Basically the exec will get full access, i dont want to use DMZ of course cause i want them to havbe the protection of the firewall.

Support anjd other departments will have highly limited access, using squid and such, most ports block, specific access to outside connections and so on.
What would be my best option to do this?

VLANs perhaps or?

since the Exec will need to share files with other departments as well for projects.
 

Answer:PfSense - 2 Groups of users - different internet access?

Pfsense with multiple Nics and then add the firewall rules accordingly. I would but the people that need filtering on the lan interface for squid and then execs on their own nic.

Should be easily possible all thought i'm not sure why everyone doesn't get the same level of filtering.
 

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Hi,

I have one account which is member of Administrators and HomeUsers groups.
When I set file permissions to Deny Read for Users group, above mentioned account cannot read the file.
What is the reason? Above mentioned account is not a member of Users group and this setting should not affect this user.

Thanks for an answer

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Hi,

I'm trying to share my external Hard Drive over my home network and I have sharing enabled on this drive, then I tried to get the other computers on my network to connect to it, It says they don't not have permission to connect.

So then I tried to add permission in the Advanced Sharing settings, I tried to look for user accounts but it will only let me search for user accounts on this computer, can anyone help me to get it to search the network or show me another way of lettting EVERYONE on my network connect/ access all files, Its at home and I trust everyone on my network.

Answer:Change location for Selecting groups or users (Trying to share a HDD)

If you trust everyone in your homegroup, go to (just copy/paste this into your Windows explorer): Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings

Very bottom of that, Turn Off Password Protected Sharing.

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I am looking for a little help. Here is what I am looking to do:

I am working on a Windows 2003 server. It is a Domain Controller so it holds a copy of the Active Directory. I have several security groups created - no distribution groups. I have another sever that serves as the file server. I want to know if there is a way to pick a security group and find every file or directory that they have access to.

If anyone knows of anything please land a hand.

Thanks,
OnePCTech
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Active Directory Users/Groups

Yes. If you are administrator, use the administrative manual... it is all a matter of how you set it up.
 

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I have a small network I am running here using Windows Server 2003 Standard. I have Active Directory all set up and I am having problems choosing users or groups on shared folders on the Client machines running XP. I can log into the domain on the Win XP machine just fine, but when I want to share a folder or file on the XP machine, I cannot select users or groups from the local domain. It only allows me to select users on my local machine. Pressing the location button also shows only the local computer.
 

Answer:Solved: Changing Location For 'select Users Or Groups'

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What is the default users and groups for folders created by an application installation if logged on as local user? if logged on as a domain user?
Thank ou.
 

Answer:Default users and groups in installing an application in Windows XP

ok, i did what you said, heres my new list...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 7:39:20 PM, on 10/1/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsftsn.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\unzipped\hijackthis[1]\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default... Read more

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I want to overhaul the folder shares, folder structure, users and groups at my place of employment. I am looking for any suggestions, best practices, etc. I've never messed users and groups like this before so i want to make sure I have a decent plan first.

Current setup::
Retail business
1 server, 7 workstations
Recently virtualized their old windows 2000 server on hyper-v 2008.
Important data resides on VM's OS drive which is 75% full.
Some data is on a workstation without a backup. (won&#8217;t fit on VM)
The entire VM&#8217;s OS drive is shared with full control granted to everyone.
Workstation user accounts are assigned to a single group.
A few workstations use the same user account/password.

The problems I see with this setup:
The VM&#8217;s OS is vulnerable.
Everyone has access to everything and there are things that need to be restricted.
Not enough room on VM&#8217;s OS drive for all data.
VM can run slow because everything is on a single VHD
Each workstation should have a unique user account.

General idea of how I envisioning fixing this
Attached new VHD on different physical disk to VM.
Partition and name it "Data".
Setup simple folder structure on Data drive and share folders individually.
Shared stuff
Restricted stuff A
Restricted stuff B
Restricted stuff C

Setup coordinating user groups and assign them to folder shares above.
UserGroup
UserGroupA
UserGroupB
UserGroupC

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Answer:Overhaul server file shares, users and groups

Separate File, AD/DNS/DHCP and database to separate VM's. Keep data on some sort of NAS/iSCSI drive and attach to file and DB server VM's. Backup FS/DB to dedicated NAS box with shared landing space. Snapshot VM's to same NAS for Disaster recovery.

Also, no place is too small for AD. Workgroup setups suck to admin almost as much as they suck to work in.
 

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how to open directly here: ComputerManagement/Local Users and Groups/Users

i use this command :cmd /c start lusrmgr.msc and lead me here:




and i need a command wich lead me directly here:

Answer:A cmd to open directly here:ComputerManager/LocalUser and Groups/Users

Sorry, not possible. Not unless you're willing to use a gigantic command that presses keys for you.


Code:
@(echo Set A = CreateObject^("WScript.Shell"^)&echo A.Run^("lusrmgr.msc"^)&echo WScript.Sleep 500&echo A.AppActivate^("lusrmgr"^)&echo A.SendKeys^("{TAB}"^)&echo A.SendKeys^("{ENTER}"^))>"%TEMP%\tmp-369455_.vbs"&WScript "%TEMP%\tmp-369455_.vbs"&timeout 1 >NUL&del "%TEMP%\tmp-369455_.vbs" /q

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Hi all,

I have a bunch of email distribution lists in Exchange that contain both users and other distribution lists.

Basically I have "User A" and "User B" in both "Group A" and "Group B", but "Group B" is also part of "Group A".

Group A
---> User A
---> User B
---> Group B
Group B
---> User A
---> User B

Since User A and User B are already technically part of Group A by way of Group B, I want to remove them from Group A, and only leave them in Group B, which is still part of Group A.

Is there a powershell or other script to do this automatically? Having to do this manually, comparing groups and subgroups for hundreds of DL's is very time consuming.

All help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

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Good morning!

Looking at all the Sharepoint experts out there...

I am currently trying to figure out what kind of auditing i can do to just basically see all of my groups and users and what everyone has permissions to. I'm having a hard time figuring out where to begin with this.

Any direction would be amazing
 

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First post here. After many research, it seems i can't find any way to make Apps installed on my "main" account available on all my child accounts...

I installed some game apps that i would like them to be able to use, but they don't appear on their start screen, nor in the "all apps" screen on their account. When i start the Windows Store on their account, they can't do anything since they don't have a Microsoft account.

Is the only work around for this to log on each of my children account, sign in on the Windows Store with my Microsoft account and install apps for each of them???

I hope it can be done easier than that... Anyone can help me?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Apps not visible to other users

Hello c0der, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Windows Store apps are tied to only the specific Microsoft account that was signed into the Store when the apps were installed.

For other users to have the Store apps on their Start screen, they would need to either go to the Store and install them theirselves, or while signed into their account, sign in to the Store with your Microsoft account and install "Your Apps" to their account.

OPTION ONE in the tutorial below can help show you more on how to do this if you like.

Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Our AutoCAD Drawings are saved in a server shared by everyone. Certain drawings that I created recently, are only visible in windows explorer on my pc (connected to the network), but they aren't visible when other users open the same folder on their computer. Is there a 'hidden to others' feature that may have been selected that I am not aware of? This is an odd one for me.

When I have the dwg file open, the .dwl file is visible to all, but not the dwg.

Answer:Certain files not visible to other users

Update, I copied the dwg file one level up in the directory and the file was visible to everyone. I then copied it back into the folder it needed to be in, replacing the original, and now it's visible to all.









  
Quote: Originally Posted by bhakeman


Our AutoCAD Drawings are saved in a server shared by everyone. Certain drawings that I created recently, are only visible in windows explorer on my pc (connected to the network), but they aren't visible when other users open the same folder on their computer. Is there a 'hidden to others' feature that may have been selected that I am not aware of? This is an odd one for me.

When I have the dwg file open, the .dwl file is visible to all, but not the dwg.

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Good Morning,
It is my first time to post here regarding WatchGaurd Product.
My Friend has a small company and he is SysAdmin, i came over here to help him something in limited.
He has configured with WatchGard that allows Active Directory Users to use VPN clients when they are out of comporate network.
He said, he configured everything on WatchGaurd and just do some configure in Windows Server 2012...
I could not connect him because he is in other country for vacation.
Could you please let me know, where , what should i do or any roles need to be add in Windows server 2012?
Best regards,

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Good Morning,
It is my first time to post here regarding WatchGaurd Product.
My Friend has a small company and he is SysAdmin, i came over here to help him something in limited.
He has configured with WatchGard that allows Active Directory Users to use VPN clients when they are out of comporate network.
He said, he configured everything on WatchGaurd and just do some configure in Windows Server 2012...
I could not connect him because he is in other country for vacation.
Could you please let me know, where , what should i do or any roles need to be add in Windows server 2012?
Best regards,

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Greetings,

We have a dozen or so distribution lists in Exchange (groups) / Active Directory (security groups) (same thing), and I am wondering if there is a way to give a few users (such as the Secretary in the Executive department) the ability to add and remove members from these distribution lists so that we can move the responsibility of keeping these up-to-date to someone in Human Resources / Executive / other departments if they have their own distribution list, etcetera.

And if so, how would the user go and make changes?
 

Answer:Active Directory/Exchange: possible to give specific users ability to modify groups?

In the group properties look at the Managed By tab. The 'manager' of the group can add/remove people in Outlook.
 

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Hi,

I'm a complete novice so please forgive my ignorance! Here's what I'm trying to do: I have a document that is used by 2 departments as part of 1 process. However there is Revenue information on several tabs that really should only be shared with one of the departments. Originally my solution was this:

Code:

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose

On Error Resume Next

Worksheets("Schedule").Activate

Sheets("Summary").Visible = xlSheetHidden
Sheets("Revenue").Visible = xlSheetHidden
Sheets("ComCosts").Visible = xlSheetHidden
Sheets("FinanceSum").Visible = xlSheetHidden

ActiveWorkbook.ProtectPassword:="Password", structure:=True,
Windows:=False
End Sub


This did 3 things:
1. Activated the "Schedule" tab as the default tab
2. 'Hide' the sensitive tabs incase one of the users forgot to hide them before closing
3. Password protect the workbook so only the users with the password can unlock the sensitive tabs

The problem is that if the user decides to disable macros, my code is euchred! So I found this amazing code from www.excelguru.ca (if that's not the proper way to cite, please let me know and I will adjust!) that 'forces' users to turn macros on in order to see any of the sheets:
Code:

Option Explicit
Const WelcomePage = "Macros"
Private Sub Workbook_BeforeSave(ByVal SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean)
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Answer:VBA 'force' users to use macros combined with visible properties

Hi Tyler,
I just took a quick look. I'm off mow but you could 'force' this by creating another file that serves as master, if macro's are disabled no choices possible. else open the the intended file.
I've used this method and works.
I'll try and help later this weekend.
BTW which version of Excel are you using?
 

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Okay, some background 1st, and bear with me as this is complex. Upgraded from Win 7 Ultimate to Win 10 Pro. Win 7 was set up with a smaller SSD system drive and a larger HDD data drive. The user's data folders had been relocated to e:\Users (not the appdata folder just the users data folders like Documents, Pictures, etc.). Appdata was still located in c:\Users\myname. Computer was not used since upgrade to Win 10
but I had verified that all programs were working fine.
After the most recent updates I lost all my customizations in Word. Found the problem documented online and attempted to do the fix MS suggests. Which starts by going to C:\Users\myname\appdata\roaming\microsoft\templates to rename some folders. But when I tired to navigate there using explorer, the folder C:\Users\myname\ doesn't appear. The data folders at e:\users\myname\ are fine, but the C:\Users\myname folder is just gone. However all apps are working fine and clearly accessing the files stored in that location.
So I run %appdata%\Microsoft\Templates and it opens up another copy of File Explorer showing myname > Appdata > Roaming > Microsoft > Templates And in fact I am able to restore the files in question using CrashPlan, restoring them to their original location, which would be C:\Users\myname\appdata\roaming\microsoft\templates. I test the Word customizations and they are now working fine again so the restore worked. So it seems the folder is there, but I can not see it in file explorer o... Read more

Answer:Folder c:\Users\myname\ is not visible after Win 10 upgrade, how can I access them?

As an update, I worked from the command prompt and C:\Users\myname\ is there I can dir it and view all the contents, folders and all files, just can't see any of it from File Explorer. Settings are R for C:\Users\myname\ and H for C:\Users\myname\appdata\ so things look normal aside from the fact that that the whole subdirectory has pulled a disappearing act in File explorer.

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Please don't mind. I know this topic does not belong to this forum but I posted this earlier in User Safety Forum and even yesterday also posted in User Safety Forum but did not receive any reply. So I thought to try in this Forum. My problem is as follows
:
I have two users in Win 10. First is My Self an Administrator and second one is a Local User. In Computer Management I stopped sharing of My Self Folder. It is showing now "not shared". In C drive user folders, I clicked My Self Folder and clicked stop sharing but even than Local User is able to view My Self Documents and Desktop etc. In my XP machine, i have no problem and Local user can not view the Admin User Documents.Please advise.

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Please don't mind. I know this topic does not belong to this forum but I posted this earlier in User Safety Forum and even yesterday also posted in User Safety Forum but did not receive any reply. So I thought to try in this Forum. My problem is as follows
:
I have two users in Win 10. First is My Self an Administrator and second one is a Local User. In Computer Management I stopped sharing of My Self Folder. It is showing now "not shared". In C drive user folders, I clicked My Self Folder and clicked stop sharing but even than Local User is able to view My Self Documents and Desktop etc. In my XP machine, i have no problem and Local user can not view the Admin User Documents.Please advise.

Answer:Restricting Local Users

sam9 said:

Please don't mind. I know this topic does not belong to this forum but I posted this earlier in User Safety Forum and even yesterday also posted in User Safety Forum but did not receive any reply. So I thought to try in this Forum. My problem is as follows
:
I have two users in Win 10. First is My Self an Administrator and second one is a Local User. In Computer Management I stopped sharing of My Self Folder. It is showing now "not shared". In C drive user folders, I clicked My Self Folder and clicked stop sharing but even than Local User is able to view My Self Documents and Desktop etc. In my XP machine, i have no problem and Local user can not view the Admin User Documents.Please advise.



This is unclear - a local user can still have admin rights. You have to change account to be a normal account as opposed to an admin account.
If that is not the issue, change your folder permissions to only allow youself read/write access. May need to remove 'everybody' from permissions list.

Many guides how to change permissions (see 8.1 guides if you cannot find a specific 10 guide - method has not changed).

Sharing rights are for external access via the network - not for other users on same pc - they are governed by permission rights.

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Hello!I use Super Flexible File Synchroniser (which is excellent) for backing up my files.I have recently reinstalled Windows (Vista Home Premium). When I do a backup of my files, the synch software reports that "Access is denied" to certain files, preventing the backup. The files all relate to "Users\[name]\AppData\Local", with the sub folders being "\Microsoft" and "\Temp". Another one is "Users\[name]\ntuser.dat".This did not happen before I reinstalled.This does not happen on the backup of my wife's files (who has her own user account) when run from within my account.Can you please tell me what these files relate to and why there is no access (or no exclusive access) given to them during the backup? Once I know that, I may be able to tweak the settings to ensure a smooth backup.Thank you!Matt

Answer:"Users\[name]\AppData\Local" - what is it?

Vista uses `junctions` in place of actual files/folders in those locations (where they were actual files and folders under Windows 2000/XP), and ntuser.dat is in use the entire time the user for that account is logged in, it's the profile information for the account. You'd probably need to consult the authors of the software for what to do if it refuses to back up the folders those links point to.

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When I was re-installing Windows 7 on my Dell Desktop I mistakenly placed my Windows Key
into the "Users Name" (pic A) during setup.  I was able to change my user name in Control Panel (pic
successfully.  Now I want to change the user name in Local (C:) > Users > to the same name "OwnersPC"
How can I accomplish this?
 
thanks,
 
Tx

Answer:Local Disk (C:) > Users >

I think you're going to have to create from scratch the user account you really want, admin level.  then delete the Windows Key name account.  While you changed the "surface name," the foundation name is still the Windows key "name."

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Hello:

I have a group of computers joined to an AD domain that are running windows 7 Enterprice and the DCs are windows 2008 R2. My objective is to get all of these computers (about 50 of them) so that when any AD user logs in they all use the same profile folder under C:\Users. This means that they would all have the same desktop, my documents, libraries and registry (HKLU). I have control over some (about 10%) of the users that will be accessing these 50 computers but most reside out of the OU that I manage so I figured I would have to use some sort of GPO loopback for this to happen. I have been looking around for a way to do this but unfortunately I have not come accross anything that will let me do this.

However, recently I was taking a class a my local college and I notice that on the school's computer (also windows 7) when a user logs in (with their own individual AD credentials) they all get the same desktop. Upon closer inspection, any user that logged into a classroom computer got redirected to use the C:\users\classroomuser profile. This means that if I leave a file on the desktop and log out then the next user that logs in to that computer also sees that file in their desktop. I checked the permissions for 'C:\users\classroomuser' and it looks like 'everyone', 'administrators' and 'classroomuser' all have full access to that folder and its decendants. I looked some more and it seems that domain users is part of their local administrators group as well. And a... Read more

Answer:Use same Local profile for all AD users

Hello,
We would like to do the same thing. I think your detailed description has helped me frame some of the questions I had, but I was hoping you had found something in the time since this was posted.

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I am working with a charity, who have a laptop and have asked me to set up for them.

They want an admin and 2 standard users set up.

None of the users will have a Microsoft account or an e-mail address.

I have set up the admin, but when I try and set up another user, and click on
Family & Other People / Add someone else to this PC
nothing happens.

Tommy

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Sorry if this may seem vague but I am deleting local users on multiple servers who have not been active etc. So far I am using last logged on and whether or not a scheduled task is running under the user to identify if
a user should be deleted (If no scheduled tasks and last logged on before certain time then can be deleted). Are is there any other important information that should be taken into consideration when deleting the local users. 

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While i was exploring windows explorer, i came up to this folder C:\Users\PC\AppData\Local\Temp

What does it contain?
What are tmp, old, mtx, and text document files?
Is it ok to delete this folder? (I don't know what came up to my mind, i just feel i want to delete some stuff on my computer xD )
Some files and folders that are 0kb in size , how did they came up to the folder?
can i delete those 0kb files?

*actually i don't know where to post this question so i just put it in General Discussion

Answer:What is C:\Users\PC\AppData\Local\Temp ? :)

Temp = Temporary. Sure you can deduce the purpose now.

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I have a list of 5 users but no one created them they all have files one is the owner which has her name then there is one that says public and one that says default and then all. I need to organize all files with the workers that are here what can I do?
 

Answer:users on windows 8 under my pc : local disk c

What exactly are all five called? Most of them are folders created and required by Windows and you need to leave them. The only files in those users(profiles) are those required by Windows to create new profiles or by files that are used across all profiles. All Users, Default, Default User, Public are always there, although most are hidden by default. You'll also have at least one other account for the actual user. The username.Migrated folder gets created when you switch account types from local to Microsoft Account or vice versa, that you can cleanup if you want. You may also have an Administrator account if it was enabled and used.
 

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Greetings.
Since the number of computers are expanding at my home, I want to reduce Wireless Connectivity and increase Ethernet connection between computers.
I will be running a Server that supports 10 TB Storage.
Will a Custom PC be better or should I use a NAS connected to a web server?

I currently use a Linksys WRT160n router that supports only 4 ethernet connections.
Now I need at least 40 Ethernet connections. Will a Switch do?
Also I will be running Asterisk to support Telephones.

My web server will not function globally. Only in LAN.
And also, the web server will have a 250gb Wikipedia Dump that will deploy 10 times; and also a lot of video from KhanAcademy for knowledge base.
I am looking for something powerful which will be quiet and have less downtime.

I have checked out Newegg, eRacks, and many other websites. But I am confused with what to consider buying.

Here is what I need:-

A Local Web Server or a custom built PC for 10tb hard drive suppoty.
Router that can provide wired connection to about 40 users.
A Terminal so I can monitor the bandwidth usage.

Any help or directions to the product to buy will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
 

Answer:10TB Local Web Server with more than 20 users

Routers usually only have a small handful of ports; what you need is a switch, and it sounds like a 48-port one. Do you need 10/100, or gig, or 10G?

When dealing with large storage, usually a SAN or NAS is used; this way multiple servers can point to the same data (with a NAS) or you can have several separate volumes of data on the same SAN and have all servers attach to it, so you don't need a lot of HDD in your servers.
 

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I have a problem.
C:\users\username\AppData\Local

Under Local, I am expecting to see Application Data, instead I see some folders in strings.
They are all empty.

History :
Just yesterday, I did a restore to factory settings becuase I was unable to login on newly created user accounts.
see reference link :
User Profile Service Failed the Login User profile cannot be loaded

And now, while everything appears to be back to normal, I am facing this issue.
Need advice to ...
1. What are those empty folders ?
2. Are they safe to delete? I have a feeling they will reappear after deleted.
3. How do I get my Application Data folder back under Local ?
4. Are the 2 co-related ?
screenshot ....


Thank you.

t-4-2

Answer:C:\users\username\AppData\Local

Adding .............

sfc /scannow was done............. no integrety violation.

chkdsk /f/r was done. Report :
Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Wininit
Date: 24/12/2011 1:06:07 AM
Event ID: 1001
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: t-4-2-PC
Description:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is ACER.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
307968 file records processed.

File verification completed.
148 large file records processed.

0 bad file records processed.

0 EA records processed.

76 reparse records processed.

CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
392368 index entries processed.

Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.

0 unindexed files recovered.

CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
307968 file SDs/SIDs processed.

Cleaning up 1835 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1835 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1835 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
42201 data files processed.

CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
34471120 USN bytes processed.

Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
307952 files processed.

File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
141498056 free clust... Read more

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i have a domain that can be accessed by users on a client machine but on that same client machine i also have local users what i want to know is that if there is a way to preserve and use both usrs on same system so the local users can access the local machine without connecting to the domain and have all the settings preserved and the network users can connect the network and if its possible to use the windows xp icon logging screen so that the local users can click on there names and use the loacl; account and the domain users can click on there names and connect to the domain

is this possible without duel booting the system
 

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Can anyone tell me how i can allow my Win2K domain users to add local printers to their XP Pro workstations? I've tried eveything I know in local machine accounts and domain GPO security and nothing works. I cant believe that there's not a way to do it, but Im about ready to give up. If the local users can add network printers, why should it be so difficult to add local printers?

thanks for any suggestions...
 

Answer:allow domain users to add local printers

I think giving your domain user administrative right will solve the problem.
 

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On startup I get this message that 'c:\users\Carol\appdata\local\condiut\backgroundcontainer\backgroundcontainerdll'.appears. do I have a virus?

Answer:'c:\users\name\appdata\local\condiut\

Hello!! Run the free version of malwarebytes!!.
 
https://www.malwarebytes.org/free/

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So In all my searching I can't really find a workaround for this. I have a domain and plenty of domain users but I have one department that remains local user accounts. All I want to do is set the default homepage for these 47 domain connected machines.
So with domain users I can use loopback policy to apply the user gpo settings to any computer in those specific OU's.  But that simply will not apply to local accounts.  Any other thoughts on how to make this work centrally?  Not super interested
in doing one by one.
thanks in advance.

Edit: I did try pushing a registry setting via the computer config but doesn't seem to be taking.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
?Start Page?=?http?

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I have a win2k server running IIS 5.0 that started failing the Local users msc file with the error that a Library/dll failed to load.

I remember using a dependancy checker to find what files another file needs to function, but can't recall what tool that was. Anybody have that info, please? Or better yet, does anyone know which dll files the local user process uses?

Indications:

the computer management msc file was missing, replaced so now computer management MMC comes up but the local Users and Groups has a big red X on it. When clicked, the error that the library/dll failed to load is displayed. All other functions in the CM MMC seem fine.
TIA
 

Answer:{RESOLVED}Local Users MMC not working

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Hey guys, I've searched around on the internet for a resolution to this problem and the best I've found is a couple of posts on other forums describing this problem but no solution. The other guys were running Windows 2000 I think, not Vista.

When attempting to view the members of the local administrators group I see
no users at all, even when in the context of the local administrators
account. If I attempt to add an account to the group that I know is in there
already, I receive the following message:

"Username" is already a member of group "Administrators".

I've also tried running a vb script to enumerate the users in local
administrators group and this returns no results. (Can provide the code if required).

I knocked up a C# app that calls NetLocalGroupGetMembers but this returns 87 (ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER) when the groupname parameter = "administrators". When groupname = "users" the function returns 0 (ERROR_SUCCESS), indicating that it is succesful.

Any ideas how I can resolve this?

Answer:No Users in Local Administrators Group

Hi -

Try this & see if it brings names/ additional info out for you:

Bring up an elevated admin cmd/DOS prompt -
START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | right click on cmd.exe | select run as administrator | paste the following in (right-click at top of DOS screen, select Edit, select Paste) -

Code:
whoami /all > %temp%\w1.txt & start notepad %temp%\w1.txt
Regards. . .

jcgriff2

.

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I own a system running windows 7 enterprise and have an administrator account on it.

I would like to setup a "standard user" (not admin) account for a new user.

I plan to create a folder for the user inside of which the user will be allowed to create his own subfolders and files. I plan to right click on that folder and "send it to
the desktop".

When the user double clicks that desktop icon, he'll be running windows explorer and I don't want him to be able to see or do anything using windows explorer outside of his
"home" folder other than creating or accessing items under it.

I plan to have that user's home folder be directly under the c: drive.

Questions:

Is there a better place for it (inside of "my documents", etc) or is under the c: drive as good a place as any for these purposes?

If I put the user's "home" folder under the c: drive, what should the permissions be for which users and which groups on the c: drive toplevel itself and on the user's
"home" folder so the user can do what he wants in or under his home folder, can run a few applications located in "Program Files" such as Firefox (one of the desktop icons I will be installing) and in another folder under the c: drive where I will place a few .exe files he can also run, but NOT be able to read, write, execute or in any way modify the contents of any other folders anywhere under the c: drive?

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Answer:How to setup users/groups/permissions for a user "home" folder

If you do not want a user to have access to certain folders, it is fairly simple to do. For instance, say you do not want a user to see other user's files. With your administrator account, do the following:

1. Click start menu
2. Click My Computer/Computer
3. Open C: (or whatever drive your users folder is in)
4. Open the Users folder
5. Right click your administrator user folder
6. Click Properties
7. Click the Security tab
8. Click Edit
9. (You don't want username John to open this folder ever) Click Add
10. Type in John (or the username you do not want to access the folder) and hit Enter
11. Under the Deny column, put a check in Full Control.
12. Click OK and apply to all folders (you may need to do this in safe mode to apply to every folder since some folders will be in use in normal mode).

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Hi all. I'm a fairly new guy to the whole Active Directory thing and GPO paradigm, so forgive me if the question seems droll - but I can't for the life of me figure out how to grant Local Admin rights to users on their laptops while logging into the domain. I've looked evrywhere - books, forums, websites - but there's not much information on the topic. I usually hear the typcal security arguments, IE - "you're inviting malware," and "That's a bad idea." Well, when the bossguy can't get AOL to intall, he's kinda pissy at having to call me over. Ditto for every other software installation, update, etc.

I know one solution is to have the user log onto the local machine and have "local admin rights," but that requires that he log on, intall, log off, log onto domain, etc. Too much, too complicated.

The long and short of it is I'm looking for a way to grant admin rights for their local machine while logged onto the domain. Would I do this through groups, GPO, or a combanation?

Thanks so much for any information you could give me.

~SW
 

Answer:My Kingdom for Local Admin Rights for My Users

The way to do it is to login to the computer with domain admin permissions (that's often the administrator account on the domain controller), manage local computer, local users and groups, administrators group, add, and choose the user that's supposed to have local admin privileges. Click OK for everything and you're good. A method I've used before is to create a group for each computer, add that group to the local administrators group, then you can add or remove a user from the groups as necessary. You can find out how to do it with group policy here --> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Q_21577234.html which is the top result in a google search for "how to grant local admin domain". I can't say I'm impressed with your searching skills unless this doesn't answer your question.

Joe
 

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Hi,

I've recently notice a strange username in the user accounts list. The username is

hjjmbpdnhvPEZPIXIPO

and it's under the administrator's group. Anyone have an idea what this might be?

Thanks!
Dave

Answer:Strange username in Local Users and Group

Certainly looks suspicious... run Malwarebytes scan and see what comes up...

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Hello all, I'm having a problem setting this up and it is annoying me.
I have around 10 users in my household and I sat up a NAS box with lots of storage (24TB). Anyways, I've assigned backup folders for each user to backup their files to the NAS box or use it as their own cloud storage.
The thing now is that any of the 10 users can see each other backup files which I don't want it to happen.
All users use win7.
The NAS box is in the basement so there is no physical contact with any user, its only connected to a 1GB switch. All other users connect to it by LAN.
I'm not sure how to do this, I know about sharing and permissions, but I can't seem to be able to add users outside the NAS box local users. I forgot to mention that the NAS box is also running win7 ultimate x64.

So to summarize again, I have a main folder (BACKUP), with 10 subfolders (PC1 to PC10), I want the 10 local users to each be able to access only 1 of them, so user 1 will be able to open PC1 folder while all other users can't.

Is this possible? I've read that you would need an active directory installed and all that windows server stuff which I don't see the need of installing for a household...

Thanks
 

Answer:Share a network file to certain local users?

What kind of NAS box is it?
Did you remove the All users or Everybody permission from the user folders?
 

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I am no computer guru and it is in Windows 7 that I had first discovered - beyond suggested deleting any of this files content - that by just doing so saved me from countless nightmares.  Given the new Window's 10 format I am on the hunt for just that exact capability; but, I am finding that this file seems to no longer exist?  Can anyone tell me what has become of this file?  Is it diguised in a new file in Windows 10 or has Windows 10 diminished any threat of this appdata temp file from taking over a good chunk of memory or even hosting any possible ill temp data?  Whatever information one could give me will be much appreciated - - much thanks in advance

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I ran my Windows Disk cleanup and the problem has lessened still parts of my software will not work.
I installed and un installed all day yesterday trying to get a clean install.
Only new to me thing is the
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware I recently installed could it be causing these issues
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local....\embird64_temp_.tmp
I can not find that path
 

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While attempting to fix another problem was advised by this site to go to Administrative Tools through Control Panel or the Start Menu and go to Computer Management and then to Local Users .When I get into computer managment can't find the local users...

Answer:Cant find local users in Computer Management

Ask a proper question please. What are you trying to do? Local users are managed from the users icon in control panel in XP.

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Is it possible for an Admin (me) to install a local printer, and have that printer installed for every user who logs into the PC? Our group policy makes it impossible for non-admins to install local printers. We are using XP Pro also.

I would rather not have to make every users a local Admin, install the printer under their profile, then take them out of the Admin group (rinse, repeat.)

Any help is much appreciated!

Thanks!
 

Answer:Local printer install for multiple users?

Well I'm not sure about XP professional, But when I install a local printer as an admin under 2000 it shows up for every user of that PC. (They can pick it as the main printer from their printer group.) Have you tryed it to see what happens?
 

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I recently upgraded to Win10 from Win7, and I lost some files (photos, documents) and I am trying to see if they may still be on my laptop since I didn't delete anything. I found instructions on looking into the Computer management (see attached) but it isn't showing the Local Users folder that is supposed to be located where the red, arrow points in the photo.

Does anyone know how I might find these files? I can live without them, but I would rather have them, than try and reload etc. Ty much, Denise


 

Answer:Computer Management Not Showing Local Users

If you are logged on with your standard user account try logging off and into the Administrator account you have and trying again. However you did say you had deleted the user account these files belonged to and if you confirmed during that process to delete the user's files too then you would need data recovery software to possibly recover them. Don't know where you are getting this advice from denise but there isn't any way Computer Management could help you to recover lost files. Save yourself some time and copy them from wherever you have them.
 

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Hi,

I am installing a new workstation at work that is networked with all others. Its purpose is to be a training station that can be logged into by anyone using their own logins.

Each user has their own default printer (eg home office) is it possible for this workstation to override the default and select the attached local printer as the default whilst logged onto this pc?

Regards,

Hrtbob
 

Answer:local printer override for network users

If this is a domian you can use a logon script to set default printers.
 

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Created local account eg "xyzuser" after the default windows live account was created, but the "c:\users\xyzuser" is missing instead it doesn't appear to have created a new user folder in "c:\users\", seems to be still using
the original user account what is going on?

Answer:local account not appearing in c:\users\ folder?

Hi,
Please check you are logon user account with the help of following command.
@echo %username%
Refer below link for further steps.
http://superuser.com/questions/495290/how-to-rename-user-folder-in-windows-8
Regards,MD Disclaimer: The opinion expressed herein are my own knowledge. Deploy this at your own risk. Whenever you see a helpful reply, just click on ?Propose As Answer? / ?Marked As Answer? and please do "VOTE".

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Hello,

First post here and I am glad I found this forum. I would like to be able to share certain folders on my windows 7 computer with network users. I would like to be able to do this without windows 7 creating a long list of local users that it asks me to choose from when I boot my computer. Am I wrong for thinking that it should be able to list and assign permissions for network users sepereate from actual users of this computer?

Answer:Sharing folderswithout creating all these local users!!

Welcome!

Just right-click on the folder you want to share and click Properties. In the Sharing tab, set the permissions to give other users access.

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Hey everyone.

We've been experimenting with running a batch script to backup incremental files for users within our domain. We've found that, when the script is run using an Admin account, or by adding the local user to the Admin's group, the script will kick off and run as it should during the Log Off phase.
However, due to security issues, we cannot have all the users having full administration credentials on the systems, so we cannot go down this path.

The Local user account, when the batch script is run manually, runs, and back's up the files as it should. But on Log off, the script doesn't even run, within the log files, there is an Access Denied 5 error 0x0000005.

Now, whilst I can tell this is user permissions error, I've fiddled around with configurations and settings on the local device, the target device on the network and even user accounts, yet, I cannot seem to get this script to execute, as it should, on Logoff, using a standard user account.

Folder permissions are all setup so that the users can read/write and there is no issues with either, as the script will run manually with no output errors and all files successfully copy over.


I am absolutely stumped at the moment, as everything I have tried, does not seem to solve the issue. Only using admin credentials seems to work and due to policies, we cannot allow the users to have Admin rights.

I'm assuming I've missed something simple, so if anyone could point me in the right direction, that wo... Read more

Answer:Logoff Script failing to run for local users.

Hi Ry,

If you suspect something is amiss with this batch file of yours, we could take a look at it. You'll need to post snippet of this script first (preferably the lines that you think are the cause) for us to view.

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Hi all,

Our network setup currently has users logging in as domain users, and they are all local administrators on their own computers. We wanted to restrict them to limited or power users, but when we did this on a computer, we got a message when trying to open Outlook 2003 that said "Cannot open Microsoft Office Outlook." Are we missing permissions somewhere? Is there a conflict problem with the domain settings? Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,

Matt

Answer:Domain Users, Local Permissions, and Outlook

What O/S?

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Here's my situation. I've got a computer that's shared by several people (in a small church library), which I'm trying to lock down in a controlled fashion.

The system is running Windows XP Professional. In addition to the administrator account, I've created one restricted account for the librarian, which is password-protected, and one restricted account with no password for everybody else. It's a stand-alone computer -- no domain, no domain controllers, no active directory.

I've successfully implemented a local group policy which prevents users from doing things like changing screen resolution, screen saver settings, etc. But I'd like to have this restriction apply only to the one "everybody" account, and not to the other accounts, and I haven't been able to figure out how to do this. Is it possible? What are the steps involved?

Thanks,
Tom

Answer:Local group policy -- how to select users?

Hello, Tom, and welcome to TSF. If the "open to everyone" account is used by really numerous individuals, of varying levels of IT competence, then I would strongly suggest you take some time and have a look at a utility provided gratis by Microsoft, the Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP. Invest some time to browse all the area I've linked for you, and please post back if you really think this is what will effectively help you keep this computer under your control, your way, all the time.

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Hi all. This may be the most basic of all questions but here's the thing. I always thought that if a user was in the Users group, and not in the Administrators local group on a Win 7 Pro machine, they could not install/uninstall applications.  This
is evidenced by the fact that I set users to jus Users, and upon forgetting to set one to Admin temporarily to install something, I almost always fail to be able to install that something, which is expected.


Yet from time to time, I remote to a Win 7 Pro system and find that something got installed, most recently it was DropBox.   Confirming that the user is just in Users, I went to Programs & Features and was able to uninstall
it. 

My theory is that if a person installs a program to just the user's profile somehow, and not try to install it to the computer (All Usres Of This Computer), maybe that's what's happening here.  Otherwise I'm at a loss.  I figured I'd cut the research
time short by just asking here rather than investigate this obscure subject on Google.  Thank you. 

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Hi everyone! First post, let's go!

I am trying to find a solution to transferring large files (100+GB) between myself and a client of mine at a different location through the internet. The easiest one I have found was through a Private Network through Logmein's Hamachi, as you can browse other connected computers' files through this network.

Of course, to show the shared drives by the host computer, you need to input a username and password through the UAC. Obviously, if I insert my own username and password, I can see the folders I've shared. However, how do I configure a username/password for my client? Are these users the same as local users? I would like to avoid having to make a local user for him on my own computer.

Just for reference, I have no control over my network I am connected to, so no FTP, no port forwarding etc.
OS: Windows 8.1

Thanks for any help in advance!
-ZannaXi

Answer:Sharing drive over network to non-local users

In the access settings allow Read access by Everyone

You can make a password for the Guest account according to this article:
How To Set A Password For The Guest Account

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My new Dell desktop runs Vista Home Premium and has a 600GB internal hard drive.

My system backs up to an ext drive daily, and it looks like the Vista back-up app is ALSO stashing back up files on the internal hard drive under:

c:\users\pc\AppData\Local\Temp folder.

I deleted all these back up files, but they're coming back.

How do I keep them from coming back?

Answer:c:\users\pc\AppData\Local\Temp folder

those are temporary files that windows & other programs create because they are needed for certain operations.

Just one example, when my antivirus says an update is avilable, it is downloaded to the temp folder then installed from there.

The problem is they are never deleted, you either have to do it manually or download a program like ccleaner to clean them out.

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Hey Guys,

If you are using Kaspersky on Windows XP, and your Blue Shift is not working, I may have a solution for you. If you go into Kapersky, go to My Security Zone and then application activity. Go to Category and then click all. Scroll down until you find everything to do with Blue Shift ( Half Life Launcher, installation etc). Right click on each of these and change the status to Trusted. The game should work now. I hope this helps I've had the problem for a while and it was driving me nuts. I'd also like to thank the user "fragger" for giving me the idea to look at Kaspersky. If your reading this, hope it helps you out buddy.
 

Answer:Half Life Blue Shift Problem for XP Users: Solution for Kaspersky users

I'd also like to add the game only works when I have Safari open. Absolutely no idea why, but this seems to be a requirement.
 

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