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

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

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

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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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Hey guys,

Just wondering if any of y'all knew how to set up users to be able to access the server without having to configure a domain? It's just a small in-home network so we just feel that having a domain would unnecessarily complicate things. But when we tried just setting up a local user and then using that login/password, it didn't work.

And also, would it be possible to set it up so that each computer on the network would only have to login once (instead of having to log in every time they wanted to access something)? Or possibly even script the computers to login automatically?

And yeah, using Windows Home Server would probably be a lot easier, but this is also a learning experience to get used to 2003 as they are implementing it at work too. ^^;;

Anyhows, thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 - Users on Network without Domain?

I'm sure if you just setup simple file sharing you can do that (for sharing files). But logging in to a user account on the server means you have to setup a domain and a user base. I don't think there is a way to set it up so that the user will only have to login in once. As for automatic log on, I'm not sure about that. You might as well not set up user accounts and just put out shares on the server with restrictions on them that can be accessed without a login.
 

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I am working on an install of SBS 2003. I have my users set up and the client computers set up just fine. However, just as I thought, the user accounts I had set up as a workgroup aren't applicable now as a domain. Can I just export the accounts or something? I don't want to go through and have to make all of my preference changes and stuff again.

Thanks for any advice.
 

Answer:Migrating users from Workgroup > Domain?

When performing the connectcomputer function for attaching the workstations to the sbs server, it will ask you if you want to migrate any local machine profile settings to any of the domain accounts. I don't know how well this works, since my setup was mostly a new install, but it does give you that option.
 

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Okay so here it goes,

I'm having issues with the Limited User accounts being able to print to shared network printers. Admin and power users have no issues. The printers are all mapped and mounted fine on the limited accounts, but when they go to print, it adds the job to the print queue errors out and sits there, then it blocks up the printer for Admins and PowerUsers. I'm guessing it has to do with spooler access but I don't know. Is there a GPO or some setting I'm missing?

The printers in question are an HP OfficeJet 7410 and an HP OfficeJet 6310.
I'm sharing these all off of a Windows SBS 2003 R2 Std Box.
Clients are all Windows XP Pro SP3, never been local machines, only been part of a domain.
 

Answer:Limited Users Can't Print on Network Printer, 2003 Windows Domain

You may need to enable kernel mode drivers via GPO.
 

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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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After migrating a user to our Exchange 2007 server from 2003 using the move-mailbox command I have noticed that the users display name in Outlook 2003 shows up like this:

John Doe <migstubyhk0-f14-304-servername>

I have no problem sending an email to this user. It is just a bit odd. I have checked within the users properties and the display name and alias settings are correct.

Also, it's not just me. It shows up like this for any user within Outlook. I am not using Cached Mode.

We are updated to SP1 Update Rollup 8

Anybody seen this and know how to correct?
 

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I have just set up a computer with Windows 7, and I'm apparently missing something simple, but I just can't find it.

I installed Windows 7 on the machine and everything works great. I then joined the computer to a 2003 Server domain. Everything still appeared to work fine. However, when I log into the domain on the Windows 7 computer, I don't have the correct permissions on the local machine.

I can access the domain. The login works fine. There are no errors. However, when I try and access anything on the local drive, like explorer.exe, it tells me that I don't have the permissions to access it. I can run some programs, in some directories (like Program Files), but if I try and run anything in the Windows directory, I don't have permission. I can access things on the domain, and I can even use Firefox to view the contents of domain machines, mapped network drives, and even the local C drive. I just cannot run anything that's in the local Windows directory.

I can access the local drive using either the domain administrator account, or the local machine administrator account. However, using either of those accounts, I'm not allowed to change permissions on that folder! I can see that the folder is set as read only, but when I attempt to remove the read-only flag (using either account), it tells me that I don't have permission to do that.

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Answer:Windows 7, 2003 Server Domain, Local Permission

This thread at TechNet seems to relate to your problem. It mentioned something about you need to set the password the same as the Administrator's password of the Windows 2000 system. And also you need to change the NTLM authentication level in Windows 7. Even though you are on server 03 this may still apply.

Read it here> Can't connect Windows 7 Pro to Windows 2000 server Domain.

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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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I recently added a 2003 Domain Controller to my network. I had to reformat a computer, and gave it the same name as it previously had. I deleted the computer off of one of my 2000 DCs. After a few successful logins, I cannot logon to that computer. I get the error

"Windows cannot connect to the domain either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found. Please try again later. If this message continues to appear contact your System Administrator for assistance."

I have searched online, but I only come up with issues where only the users or computers have red X's on them. My 2003 DC has a red x over the users and computers icon. It has a subfolder of saved queries but nothing in the folder.

Can someone help me?
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Server Users and Computers

What is the Functional Level of your 2003 Server?
 

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Does anyone know of a good way to remove users from the local admin group on their computer remotely and in mass? We have about 250 Windows 2000 computers that were set up incorrectly and each user is in the local admin group of their machine. Rather than touching each system, I was wondering if there was a way to automate mass removals.
 

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First time posting in this forum, please forgive me if this question has been asked and answered.
I have searched the net in vain for an answer, and I hope someone here can help.

I am running Windows 7 Ultra on several PC's in the house.
I also have a Windows 2003 Domain Controllers that these PCs belong to.
One of those PCs, is in my home office and is shared with 3 local users and one local administrator on that PC.
I need to find a solution where all of the local users and local administrator are displayed on the logon screen.

I read somewhere that if a PC belongs on a domain, the welcome screen is not shown, the login screen is shown instead.
Typically, without a domain, the welcome screen shows all the local users.
If a computer belongs to the domain, the logon screen can only show the last user or other user.
This PC is shared and I don't want to burden my wife and kids to type the DomainName\UserName or .\UserName when they try to login.
Most likely they would forget to do this and login to the domain (which I am trying to avoid).

I would really appreciate it if someone in this community would help me achieve this task.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Need to display local users in the login screen on a domain PC

Nothing huh???

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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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Hey all,

I am currently testing Windows 10 for implementation at the company I am working at and so far everything is working pretty good. When setting up computers we always add Domain Users as a member of the local administrators group so to be able to have certain scripts and other things run.

Now I have done this on the computer I am testing Windows 10 on and have found that when running a batch script to write files to a folder under Program Files it gives an access denied error. I have checked and the local administrators group has full control to these folders but for whatever reason Domain Users is not receiving the same permissions.

I am running on build 10166 so not the latest build, but just wanted to know whether anyone else has encountered this (though wouldn't expect many places to have Domain Users as part of local admin group) and/or if later builds fix this?

Cheers.

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DC: Win Server 2003
Laptops: Win7 Pro

When joining a set of laptops to the domain it prompts for domain admin credentials and appears to be successful, but gives an error of 'Changing the Primary Domain DNS name of this computer to " " failed. The name will remain domain.local
The error was:

The RPC Server is unavailable.

When attempting to add Domain Users to the local administrators group:
Windows cannot process the object with the name "domain users" because of the following error:
The RPC server is unavailable.
This happens even when wired on the network. I have tried uncommenting the localhost line in HOSTS, and manually adding the DNS server (which is also the DC).

Any suggestions would be very helpful.

Answer:RPC error adding domain users to local admin group

Have you checked the RPC service on the server? Manually stop and restart it as well.

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I have a 2003 server installed and I have created a network shares with only domain users & domain admins having access to these shares. The thing I find weird is that my two other computers that I have connect to the 2003 server domain have access to the server when they are logged in as the local machine admin.

When I went to run (on workstations with only local admin logged in), and typed: \\servername
I was expecting it to ask me with my username and password, but for some reason, it just lets me in. This never happened to me with windows 2000 server

Any ideas??
 

Answer:windows 2003 server and why unauthorized users have access

Is the administrator password on your workstations the same as the server?
 

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Okay, I got everything set up and configured on my network. Now my management team wants me to restrict the internet for groups of users, but they don't want to use IE. What's the best way to do this. We've got a Social Media team so they need to access facebook, twitter, linked in, youtube, etc. but the average user doesn't. I'm looking for any way to do this because I don't want to spend a lot of time on this because i still have to do my regular duties as IT, as well as web development and changes, and I'm still building the app my company wants. I also have less than a shoe string budget.
 

Answer:Blocking domains for users on Windows Server 2003

I've set up a share folder to the groups that I wanted to be blocked, and I wrote a batch file to pull and copy the one that I wanted to change out, and I set it to do it on start up. I only did it for groups instead of individual computers, does that sound about right?
 

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Hi Guys,
I'm trying to set up network using windows 2003 server.I don't have enough knowledge of networking except that I have a few computers at home that are on a network.So I'm trying to do the same thing for a friend's little business.The problem is that he bought a server with Windows 2003 server that I have never used before.I have been able to put all the computers on the network.I can access the server from any computer by logging in as Administrator. I believe that I need to make users on the server so that users can connect to the Server using their own password but I don't know how to do that .

Can someone please tell how to do that.Or give me a link for a basic tutorial for windows 2003 server that explains how to create user accounts on the network.

Thanks very much!!
 

Answer:Setup Network Users in Windows 2003 Server

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Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this, but i couldnt see any obvious places for this.

anyway, i was just wondering if it was possible to add users in windows 2003 server automatically rather than having to add each one seperatly, i mean how to big businesses do it? i can think logically. i dont know alot about scripting, but my collegues know a fair but, so i dont know if that would be a solution.

basically im just trying to find out ways of cutting down the time when buiilding a Windows 2003 Server or windows 2003 Small business server. i realise most of this is waiting, so i dont know if any of u guys have had any luck.

thanks anyway, DT
 

Answer:Automating adding users in Windows 2003 Server

You can try using the "net user /add" command. Used this in the past with a batch file to create a lot of user accounts.
 

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Is there a way to have multiple user-accounts use the same profile?

Preferably by setting group-policies.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 -> Multiple Users - One Profile

No. Someone is going to get on your case about how you shouldn't bother with this OS if you have to ask a question like that but I'll be nice and spare you.

Through group policy you can point everyone to a specific desktop and other shell folders but local settings, appdata, registry and other items are stored per user.

If you are in a domain then you can be specific about who gets redirected to this standard desktop and start menu. If you need more than that like Favorites, My Documents etc, then you can create custom ADMs that will map various Shell folders to specific locations that you specify.

If you are not in a domain then you have some script writing and registry work to do if you want to redirect more than just the Start Menu and the Desktop. It's not hard to do if you are familiar with these things.
 

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Hi
   We have windows 2008 r2 domain controller and Windows 7 Pro clients. There is a requirement that user perform some run on software and software generate test file / result which are save on local D drive, now we need to assign permission that
domain users can read. write, modify, create new files/folder on d drive but do not rename or delete files/folders. For that i set following permission on d drive:
Full control for domain admin, local administrator, system
for domain users allow modify, deny delete and delete subfolder and files 
Owner of the d drive is domain administrator
After that user can read files but at the time of saving files the error is "you dont have suffieceint permission to modify files on this location" and o kb file created but if user try to save second time than the file will save on that same location
So  user need to save files two time and one file created with 0 kb. 
Please suggest a solution. Thank you.
 

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Hey everybody

I need to be able to pull a log of what sites the users in the network here at the office have been visiting. I've checked around the server, and can't find where they are.

Is there a specific area that they are stored?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 - Seeing Visited Sites by Users on Network

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My server is a domain controller thus i cannot add users with admin rights and so i cannot use lusrmgr.msc to add or change... i've added the user i want =active directory>users> and added the user and set it to admin..but when loged onto does not have the admin rights... learned that this was becuiase it was a domain controller
 

Answer:Add users to domain controller server

Correct, the DC admin has the keys to the kingdom and can create a user-id with/without admin privs.

Unless the admin is your very best friend, I would expect exactly what you are reporting.
 

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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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Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how someone can change a user password from his own PC.
I have a user that change his password. I am not sure how he has done that. since I always have to go to the domain server to change users password.
He had administrative access to his PC, since then I have change it to restricted.
I am just curious of how he changed his password. since I have all user set for the password not to expired and user can not change the password... well that much for that.

Thanks
 

Answer:changing users password on a domain server

Sounds like your trying to hack an administrator's password.
 

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I know this has been asked for years on the net, but I can't get a straight answer.

My buddy who is setting up a domain controller, needs to know how do you set up a domain user to be able to install computers on their local machine without manually adding each user to each computer as the local admin (50+ users).

Everything I find on the Google simply says "DON'T DO IT" with a variety of lectures.

Problem is, these users HAVE to have access to install software when the admin isn't around to put in his password. May not be in the country! for 50+ users, they can't wait at all for permission to do their job.

So simply put, if they need to be local admins, can this be done via log-on script? And this can't be done by pushing trusted software because on a daily basis things need to be installed ad-hoc.

NOTE: I'm not looking for more lectures on why this is not a good idea.I understand and so does he that this goes against all best practices and security recommendations. It is a unique requirement.

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:Server 2008 Domain users install software

You could modify and push a security policy to the machines... I'm glad I don't have to deal with that, though. You're best bet is to make eveyrone an admin of everyones computer, otherwise you're going to end up micromanaging the access.

And honestly, you're damned regardless -- it's a really bad idea to do it however you look at it, so don't think I'm answering your question with what I feel is the right answer...
 

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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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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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Hi all,

I had to reinstall Windows 7 Pro SP1 after moving the hard drive to a new computer where it wouldn't wake up.

I used MS' User State Migration Tool (USMT) with the expectation that I could migrate all the users from Windows.old to the current install. After reading the docs and a few failed attempts, I finally ended up with the following scanstate command:


Code:
scanstate \usmt /all /v:13 /hardlink /nocompress /i:miguser.xml /i:migapp.xml /i:migdocs.xml /offlinewindir:\windows.old\windows
That completed with no errors, so I then ran the following loadstate command:


Code:
loadstate \usmt /all /v:13 /hardlink /nocompress /i:miguser.xml /i:migapp.xml /i:migdocs.xml /lac /lae
That seemed to work, too, although the users didn't show up in the User Accounts control panel until I set the password options and added them to groups in Local Users and Groups Manager (lusrmgr.msc).

After doing that, all the users showed up, and although their user type and user pictures were missing, it was progress.

After digging in a bit deeper, I found that nearly all of the folders in the users' AppData directory weren't moved. Shouldn't scan/loadstate have moved all the user's data? According to this link, USMT should "migrate everything in a user?s profiles". I would expect that to include the AppData.

Did I miss an option in scanstate or loadstate, or am I expecting it to do something it doesn't do?

Thanks.

Answer:Migrating users from Windows.old with USMT after re-install

It's cleaner to simply copy the data from the active User folders into the new ones, using Organize>Select All dragging to the left-hand Explorer bar corresponding file. This avoids moving User Appdata which provides a corruption path.

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Hello,

I have a quick questions about the permissions with users on MS Small Biz Server 2003. I have multiple user accounts on my local domain that have standard user permissions.

When they go to websites or to install things like activex controls and flash player, they do not have sufficient rights. The administrator accounts have no problem, which isnt suprising. My question is: How can I grant access to install programs on my user accounts? My Power User account does not allow it either. If you can help, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
 

Answer:Help with users on MS Small Biz Server 2003

There's lots of ways to do it, but this is my favorite: I create a Domain global group called SWINSTALL (you can call it whatever you want- I just call it that for my own purposes = software install). Then, on the local PCs, I go into the User manager, and in the LOCAL Administrator group, I add the DOMAIN groupt SWINSTALL. Now, whenever I have a user that needs to install something, I temporarily add them as members of the Domain SWINSTALL group. When they log back on their pc they now have local machine admin rights to do what they need to do. Once they're done, I take them out.

You could also add each individual user account to the local admin group, which is a PITA, or even add the Domain Users group if you want ALL users to have local admin rights all the time (not a very good idea.).

Lots and lots of different ways to do it, but this lets me keep it granular, and easy to keep track of. As a general rule, all my client site users are only power users- otherwise, it's the wild wild west.
 

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It's been a while since I have did this. Is there a way to add users via a file through command line by piping it?

I have did it via a script before but I was wondering if it can be done via cmd.
 

Answer:MS Server 2003 - adding users to AD with script

dsadd

I think this comes with the Administration pack I don't think its native to XP however.
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C:\>dsadd user /?
Description: Adds a user to the directory.
Syntax: dsadd user <UserDN> [-samid <SAMName>] [-upn <UPN>] [-fn <FirstName
[-mi <Initial>] [-ln <LastName>] [-display <DisplayName>]
[-empid <EmployeeID>] [-pwd {<Password> | *}] [-desc <Description>]
[-memberof <Group ...>] [-office <Office>] [-tel <Phone#>]
[-email <Email>] [-hometel <HomePhone#>] [-pager <Pager#>]
[-mobile <CellPhone#>] [-fax <Fax#>] [-iptel <IPPhone#>]
[-webpg <WebPage>] [-title <Title>] [-dept <Department>]
[-company <Company>] [-mgr <Manager>] [-hmdir <HomeDir>]
[-hmdrv <DriveLtr:>] [-profile <ProfilePath>] [-loscr <ScriptPath>]
[-mustchpwd {yes | no}] [-canchpwd {yes | no}]
[-reversiblepwd {yes | no}] [-pwdneverexpires {yes | no}]
[-acctexpires <NumDays>] [-disabled {yes | no}]
[{-s <Server> | -d <Domain>}] [-u <UserName>]
[-p {<Password> | *}] [-q] [{-uc | -uco | -uci}]

Parameters:

Value Description
<UserDN> Required. Distinguished name (DN) of user to add.
If the target object is omitted, it will be taken
from standard input (stdin).
-samid <SAMName> Set the SAM account name of user to <SAMName>.
If not specified, dsadd will attempt
to create SAM account name using up ... Read more

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Mom wants some safty protocols put in...

Is there a way to automatically log off a user at a specific time no matter what they are doing... .. i am running 2003 enterprise server w/ active directory... i have it restricted when he can log in from 7am-11pm... but mom wants his computer to log him out at 11... what can i do to get this done?
 

Answer:Automatic logoff for users.. 2003 server / xp pro

Check active directory users and computers, go to the account tab for him and then logon hours
 

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First off let me say this is not in any way for malicious purposes. A lot of times when we need to go work on someone's computer, we need to be logged into their profile, and we can't do that without their password. It's all well and good if the user is there to tell it to you, but if they are out or their computer is locked or turned off, we can't get in unless we reset the password, which is both an inconvenience for us and the user.

So my question is, is there a way (even via 3rd party software) for a select group of administrators to see what users' AD passwords are so we can avoid the inconvenience of resetting passwords?
 

Answer:a way to view users' passwords in server 2003

I'd like to know this as well, but I can offer another solution (low tech version).

I have 35 employees, and I keep a spreadsheet with all of their passwords on it. That spreadsheet is on an admin share that only I have access to, in a zip file that's password protected as well. It exists in no other place, and is never printed out.
 

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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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How to block internet access to local machine users. The machine is in under domain control.

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My wife and I both use the same PC running XP Home. We have seperate profiles that we log into and, in the past, have used Outlook Express to download our seperate emails.To align ourselves with how we do it at work, we have started to use Outlook 2003. However, I do not seem to be able to seperate our emails now. Whoever is logged on, when we hit "send/receive" we get all emails sent to either of us.I believe the problem is with our ISP, Waitrose. Our addresses are:[email protected][email protected]My username is [email protected], so I assume the email addresses are just "pointing" at this server location?This was easy to get round using Outlook Express and alias addresses with message rules.Is there a similar way of seperating our messages using Outlook 2003?

Answer:Outlook 2003 multiple users, same server address

In Outlook go to Tools; Rules and Alerts.Set up a rule so that e-mails addressed to [email protected] go into a folder called 'Wife' and e-mails addressed to [email protected] go into a 'Husband' folder

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FYI: the new dev version 1.3.8 fixes tons of crashing issues that 1.2.9 version had with 2003 Server

I know at least 10-15 people I know had the same issues at work with 2003 servers and TightVNC 1.2.9

so far the 1.3.8 is VERY stable and I have not had a crash since, it also has some nice improvements so if you are in the same boat I was , try it out !
 

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I'm have trouble with our 2003 server. It's used in a domain setting with about thirty XP machines. The server was set up like this before I came to work here.

The trouble is that when Tom in HR, wants to save a document to his file on the server, his user file is accessible to him as well as Dick and Harry . Dick and Harry could work in the warehouse. I can go to any desktop and have complete and total access to anyones saved files.

To open Tom's file, he has to select his department file from the group of many files that were added on the server and named according. Harry can't stop Tom from going to his files and Tom can't stop Harry from doing the same.

HR, Accounting, Administration, the IT Department and many other department files are totally accessible to anyone. Social security numbers, pay rates of staff, letters of reprimand and so on, are all here for anyone in the building, who saves to the server...., to view .

How can I link the file to the user and stop accessibility of all files to all staff. Is it because users have not been set up in groups? Group policy or log on? Does the server need to be escalated to Active Directory? Any idea would be helpful. I 'm new to the game so a pretty detailed description would be helpful. Thanks in advance, Patrick
 

Answer:Tom, Dick, & Harry have access to all users files on 2003 server

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Hi Everyone ,

I am just wondering if anybody could please help me with the following or direct me to the relevant links .
We are running Windows Sharepoint services 3.0 with the internal database microsoft##ssee . We have to move the sharepoint services to a new server which has a different domain .
Currently the active directory authentication is used ..

will it be like following ?
1) Install the windows sharepoint services on a different server.
2) Copy the databases from the following location to another server.
C:\WINDOWS\SYSMSI\SSEE\MSSQL.2005\MSSQL\Data
3) May be some manual changes to the databases for authentication?

Please help!

 

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Hi, Running SBS 2011 with all Window 7 computers except for 2. One was a fresh install of Win10Pro x64 and the other was an upgrade from Win8.1
Both the PC's with Win10 (mine and my bosses) only see the same two users on the network (In this case 'Sally' and 'Michele'.

All the Windows 7 computers see everyone on the network plus, vitally, the server. In order for me to map a drive letter to a network location I have had to create a policy on the server that creates the drive when the user logs in. If not I would not have been able to contact the server to map the drive.

I have updated the network drivers (Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller) to the lastest one I could find.
I have manually entered all TCP/IP properites in the adapter settings instead of using DHCP.

To be honest, I'm out of ideas. Both of these machines worked fine in this area pre-Windows 10 Pro.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi,

I try Windows 7 with our environnement which is based on Windows 2003 SBS.

I have created a user on this server and i try to connect my test computer on this domain.

It recognizes the domain.

I have created the username on my PC with the short method (user in control pannel) and with ProfWiz. User is recognized too.

I restart the PC and i try to connect with the correct user. Username and password are correctly checked but i have already the message 'You have been logged with a temporary file'. Then a can't really organize the PC.

Someone can help me ??

Thanks and regards.

PS : I'm not englishspeaker then sorry for the message and fauts.

Answer:Windows 7, users and Domain

  
Quote: Originally Posted by EricF


'You have been logged with a temporary file'. Then a can't really organize the PC.


Hello and welcome.

Why not log on as a local user to configure the PC (rather than a domain user)?

If you want to log in as a domain user then you should first create that user on the domain controller.

Can you attach a screenshot of the user profiles? (computer > properties > advanced > user profiles > settings)

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I upgraded from Windows 7 and my account transferred without an issue.

My wife's account (who uses the same computer and we switch users) did not.

I ended up deleting her account and recreated a new one. She can log in, but the start button and action center do not appear when you click on them.

Has anyone else come across this?

Thanks in advance.

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I just setup a domain controller on my LAN running on a Win2k AS box and have just about everything setup. I have one snag though. I need to get everyones desktop icons, prefs, shortcuts, etc over to the domain. Whats the best way to go about doing this? All the clients are running Win XP.
 

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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.

nova1

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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Hello all

I am a network admin for a community college and am having a bit of a issue. We have recently purchased 300 new computers for are administrative staff and will be swapping them out over the coming weeks. What I am looking for is a way to make moving the users to the new computer easier. I am not worried about moving the programs because all the programs are included in the new images that will be pushed out to the new machines. What I would to do is be able to move the users profile (Documents, desktop, bookmarks, etc).

Does anyone know of a way to do this that is fairly straight forward or perhaps a piece of software. Right now the best I can do is copying the documents folder, desktop folder and exporting the booksmarks manually to a network drive and then copying them back to a new profile on the new machine. Is there something that would let me migrate an entire profile to a network drive and then just move it back?

Thanks for any advice you can offer
 

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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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Hi guys, i have a problem, i'm not sure if this issue has been raised or what but here is my problem.My environment:2003 Domain controllerFile and Print server WSUS ServerSQL ServerWindows XP wks2 new Windows 7 wksWhat happens is that when i try to logon to the domain on  the win7 machine as a std user i get error"You cannot log on because the logon method you are using is not allowed on this computer"If i logon with the domain admin account i'm able to logon and also if i make users members of domain admins they are able to logon to the domain. I realy do not believe that this is the way to go because it compromises my network security. Any help will be gladly appreciated.Thanks

Answer:Non admin users cannot logon to the domain on Windows 7 wks

Symptom: When trying to logon a computer using non administrator ID, you may receive this message: "You cannot log on because the logon method you are using is not allowed on this computer. Please see you network administrator for more details."
Case 1: Group Policy' "Allow log on locally" was not setup to allow users or domain users. To setup allow users or domain users to logon the computer or domain, you need to add the users or domain users to the "Allow log on locally". Please follow these steps to add the users.
 
1. Run gpedit.msc.2. Expand Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies3. Click on User Rights Assignment4. Ensure that "Allow log on locally" includes Administrators, BackupOperators, Domain Users or Users.
 
Case 2: Group Policy' "Deny log on locally"  was setup to deny users or domain users. To setup allow users or domain users to logon the computer or domain locally, "Deny log on locally" should be empty or no users or domain users in the list. Please follow these steps to remove the users or domain users from the "Deny log on locally".
 
1. Run gpedit.msc.2. Expand Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies3. Click on User Rights Assignment4. Ensure that "Deny log on locally" is empty.
 
Case 3: The local group policy allow user to logon. However, domain group policy which overrides local policy doesn't allow users to logon locally. The re... Read more

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Our computer network was Windows XP Pro. We upgraded the computers to Windows 7 Pro.

Under XP, users were allowed to update without any problems.

With Windows 7, it prompts for an administrator account.

The computers already have checked "Allow all users to install updates on this computer". However it does indicate on that same screen at the top "Some settings are managed by your system Administrator".

Currently it's wanting to install the monthly malware tool, but is unable to do so without domain admin's credentials.

What I'm baffled with is that this worked under the WinXP systems, but not Win7 systems.

Server did not change anything (Win2003 Server) w/ active directory.

Might there be some group policy on the server that wouldn't allow Win7 computers, when WinXP computers worked? Or is there something beyond the "Who can install updates" option on the computers locally?

All computers on the network experience this same problem.

Thank you for any suggestions and taking the time to read this!

Answer:Windows 7 Domain Users Cannot Update w/o Admin

There's an option switch in WU which allows standard users to install updates - it sounds as if it's not been correctly toggled. Check the GPs and see if you can find it in there somewhere.

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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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Hiiii

I have a problem that desktop background & lock screen not changing in windows 10 for domain users
I applied in GPO but for some users applied the update but for some users not applied.
The wallpaper & lock screen is changed through group policy.

I have machines are a mix of win 7 and 10 ( 64 bit).

i have tried gpupdate /force but it also doesnt works.
it is show update successfully .

please help me to solve this issue soon.
thank you

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Hiiii

I have a problem that desktop background & lock screen not changing in windows 10 for domain users
I applied in GPO but for some users applied the update but for some users not applied.
The wallpaper & lock screen is changed through group policy.

I have machines are a mix of win 7 and 10 ( 64 bit).

i have tried gpupdate /force but it also doesnt works.
it is show update successfully .

please help me to solve this issue soon.
thank you

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AD domain is Windows Server 2008 R2; domain is mixed Windows XP Pro and Windows 7 Pro clients. Users have drive maps via GPO to 3 network shared (home folder, shared volume and apps volume - in that order). XP clients can access all three; most of the Win
7 clients can only access the first and third mapped drives; the second one appears with a red "X" over the drive icon.
I have found several posts that indicate their users are still able to access the x-ed out drive by clicking on it. In our case, attempting to access the drive prompts the user to enter logon credentials to authenticate to the file server. All of the connect
failures are Windows 7 machines (all with the same image and same hardware configuration), but not all of the Windows 7 machines fail - though most do.

Answer:Windows 7 domain users cannot access network share

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Here is a good one for you guys. I am a bit stumped. It could be something rather simple.

I have a client with SBS2003 R2. They have 6 users. 5 are in the office, one is remote. This remote address does not use outlook or connect via VPN to the server. The SBS uses Microsofts IMAP connector and downloads the email to the SBS. The 5 users in house can email each other, other people outside the domain, but not the 1 remote user. They all have the same @domain.com address. My understanding is that the emails to her are resolving locally, she does have a user account on the server (not a pop3 connector acct). Should I just remove her email address from her user account?

Google found me this.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;300681

I tried Method 1 with no success, but was unsure if I should attempt Method 2?
 

Answer:SBS2003 R2- user not in sbs domain not recieving emails from users inside the domain

Not clear on your setup...so you have 6x users on your SBS box? 5x in house, and 1x at a satellite branch that does not authenticate to the domain.

And you're using the POP3 connector to pull e-mail from a mailhost out there which houses the POP3 mailboxes?

Is the default recipient policy of the Exchange server set to this "domain.com"?

The first 5x users can send/receive locally to the domain.local addresses? Did you manually add a default SMTP address for each user for domain.com?

Can e-mails to this 6th person show up in her inbox if you check from OWA?

Do you see what happens to e-mails for this 6th person in Exchange Message Tracking Center?
 

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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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Hello,

I have windows 8.1 computers in the domain and all users are set in to the power users group for security.
just like the old times Windows XP to prevent them from installing programs.. etc

but on windows 8.1 its different .. they have to be in the local admin group to share folders and this is very strange really.

i tried searching here and there but now luck .. i tried to look in the group policy with no use.

is there a way to let power users to share folders on domian joined windows 8 pcs? 

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Hi All,

No concept of domain all are in workgroup mode. All user accounts are with local admin privilege, any suggestion how to restrict the user from full admin rights. I had tried using power users but some IE applications (Oracle / Java Applet) does not function properly where it installs Jinitator. Is their any possibility of modifying the Local security policy and restrict the user from FULL access and limited to their applications.

Thanks & Regards,
Kiran.

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Hello Everyone,

I was wondering if there is a way to track which users are accessing files on the network.

For example, Bob has access to the sales folder, he opens a document called sales.txt.

Is there a place where this info is logged? Can I see when he accessed the file?

I am workin in a windows 2000 domain.

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows 2000 Domain--Tracking users and which files they are accessing?

I did find an auditing feature under the folder properties.

You right click the folder that you want to monitor and select properties, security, advanced, auditing, then add the user that you wish to monitor.

The results are listed in event viewer, under the security section.

I guess this does accomplish what I am asking, but it seems very tedious.

I'm still up for better suggestions.

Thanks
 

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Hi All,

No concept of domain all are in workgroup mode. All user accounts are with local admin privilege, any suggestion how to restrict the user from full admin rights. I had tried using power users but some IE applications (Oracle / Java Applet) does not function properly where it installs Jinitator. Is their any possibility of modifying the Local security policy and restrict the user from FULL access and limited to their applications.
Waiting for a positive response.

Thanks & Regards,
Kiran.
 

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so, I suspect a number of you guys do the same thing I do: keep your users folder on D drive (protip: you can make D drive your default users drive) and migrate it around between re-installs.

well, behold the stupidity:

On the left, CMD's dir, on the right powershell's ls, and in the middle, a newly installed git bash's (cygwin on cmd?) ls. Turns out if you do what I do, you keep your users configuration file, which windows just keeps appending a new GUID to, apprently every time you re-install.

Turns out "show hidden files and folders" is really "show hidden files and folders if, Mr Windows, you think its a good idea".

blarg. does anybody know how I can find out which GUID is mine?
 

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User 1 logs in and works does whatever... Doesn't log out but screensaver goes back to user screen. 
 
User 2 logs in (switching users - not logging out user 1) and gets to work. 
 
Sometime later (ie. not right away) and not at a prescribed time, the network stops working.  
 
I try to disable / enable the network adapter and the machine freezes.   Reboot fixes problem.
 
If user 1 or user 2 is the only one logged in then never a problem.
 
Anyone heard of this? 
Thanks for any help!
 

Answer:Multiple Windows 7 Users-Switch between Users-network stops working

When switching users, it's always a good idea to have User 1 close out any applications and documents they have open and then log out before User 2 logs in. It sounds like you have fast user switching enabled, but I'm not aware of that causing any network issues -- unless User 1 was doing something that required a network connect.
 
Check the Event Viewer for error logs from the time it froze when you tried to disable and enable the network adapter. Post the event ID and description here if you need help diagnosing the issue from the log files. Perhaps another fix is to disable fast user switching, so that users are always forced to log out before someone else can log in.

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Hi guys, I have a problem here which I'm having difficulty solving.

We have a domain hosted on another company's exchange server. We've got about 40 e-mail addresses for that domain. My boss wants to move some of those e-mail addresses over to Gmail using google apps, and leave the rest. He doesn't care if it's smart or practical to do so, it's what he wants.

Is it possible?
 

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My sister has an android, I have a windows, She connects through facebook, but I have to use the gamertags. Is there anyway we can be neighbors?

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The Path: Users/PC/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/WebCache has several files, including text files that are somewhat readable. It appears that upon viewing, they show every file you visited on your computer, and most likely, every keystroke. An example is this:.....

V i s i t e d : P C @ f i l e : / / / C : / G a m e s / W o r l d _ o f _ T a n k s / r e s _ m o d s / R T A N . x m l y u 1SPS F             @ .0 S O 1SPS F

I just pasted a minute fraction of one of the logs. Why does windows need to keep a file that shows everything I visit on my computer? Is this not a security risk if someone were to steal my laptop?

How do I stop windows from generating these?

Thanks ​
 

Answer:Users/Appdata/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Webcache KeyLogger..

switch to linux.
 

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I attempted to install a Blue Tooth speaker to my Leveno laptop. My computer would start up only in safe mode. I ran system restore to an earlier date and I can boot up but I get an error:

Windows cannot find C:users\bw\AppData\Local\ZoomInfoCEUtility\2168\Coordinator.exe

I am unable to run anything. Thank you
 

Answer:error windows cannot find C:users\AppData\Local\ZoomInfoCEU

I think this is some sort of malware. I found a few "programs" that claim to fix this. Don't download any program.

In safe mode, I'm not sure if you can open a command prompt and run it as an administrator.

You click on Programs, then Accessories where you find the command prompt. Instead of clicking on it, you right click and run as administrator.

If you can do that, then I'll explain how to paste this into the command prompt window.
First press ctrl + C to paste all below into the clipboard.

Code:
echo Start
echo #
echo ######################## Default directory for x86 x64 ########################
echo #
echo this command is default system32 directory for x86 OS or x64 OS
cd %windir% & cd system32
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v "ZoomInfo Contact Contributor" /f
reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v "ZoomInfo Contact Contributor" /f
echo #
echo ######################## Change the dirctory for x64 ########################
echo #
echo this command is x86 application's registry for x64 OS
cd %windir% & cd syswow64
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v "ZoomInfo Contact Contributor" /f
reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v "ZoomInfo Contact Contributor" /f
echo End

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The Path: Users/PC/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/WebCache has several files, including text files that are somewhat readable. It appears that upon viewing, they show every file you visited on your computer, and most likely, every keystroke. An example is this:.....
V i s i t e d : P C @ f i l e : / / / C : / G a m e s / W o r l d _ o f _ T a n k s / r e s _ m o d s / R T A N . x m l y u 1SPS¡ À F @ Á¸.0’Ð S O 1SPS¡ À F
I just pasted a minute fraction of one of the logs. Why does windows need to keep a file that shows everything I visit on my computer? Is this not a security risk if someone were to steal my laptop?
How do I stop windows from generating these?
Thanks
 

Answer:Users/PC/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/WebCache Key logging everything I do.

I googled WebCache and a page full of discussion about WebCache.  Apparently most of such files within WebCache are created by IE.  I ran across a utility called [removed name] -- however, I do not recommend it!  It is not only a privacy cleaner, it is also a pc cleaner, and neither I or BC recommend any such utilities.

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Something rather interesting is happening at the Gmail.com domain right now. Google has started notifying users of its experimental ‘Inbox By Gmail’ service that this has replaced their Gmail account…

The pop-up appears when Inbox users login and states “Thanks for trying Inbox! To make it easier we’ve updated Gmail to redirect you here”. In plain URL terms this means the standalone inbox.google.com address for the beta service disappears and Inbox instead resides at gmail.com. 

The Beginning Of The End For Gmail?
The move has prompted several high profile industry observers to ask a very straightforward question:
I suspect the reality is somewhere in the middle: Google is looking to change the 11 year old service which has amassed over 900 million users and Inbox’s deeper trawling of user data allows it to offer a much wider range of intelligent automated features (including smart recognition of images, tickets, reminders and more). All this ties in with Google’s aim of advancing machine learning and the question of why none of it ever appeared in Gmail seems to have been answered.

That said Google also appears determined to tread very lightly with this. The opt out option is made very clear, reversing the merger can also be made in Settings and there’s a even a back-to-Gmail icon shortcut added to the Inbox menu which reverses the move for those who do switch and regret it.
 

Article
 
Google... Read more

Answer:Gmail Ending? Google Starts Migrating Users:Forbes

 

Something rather interesting is happening at the Gmail.com domain right now. Google has started notifying users of its experimental ‘Inbox By Gmail’ service that this has replaced their Gmail account…
The pop-up appears when Inbox users login and states “Thanks for trying Inbox! To make it easier we’ve updated Gmail to redirect you here”. In plain URL terms this means the standalone inbox.google.com address for the beta service disappears and Inbox instead resides at gmail.com. 
The Beginning Of The End For Gmail?
The move has prompted several high profile industry observers to ask a very straightforward question:
I suspect the reality is somewhere in the middle: Google is looking to change the 11 year old service which has amassed over 900 million users and Inbox’s deeper trawling of user data allows it to offer a much wider range of intelligent automated features (including smart recognition of images, tickets, reminders and more). All this ties in with Google’s aim of advancing machine learning and the question of why none of it ever appeared in Gmail seems to have been answered.
That said Google also appears determined to tread very lightly with this. The opt out option is made very clear, reversing the merger can also be made in Settings and there’s a even a back-to-Gmail icon shortcut added to the Inbox menu which reverses the move for those who do switch and regret it.
 

Article
 
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I am a Media Center user and in my home its my only computer.
I use Win7 for Work and Taking Care of Stuff for the Home...
and about 2 years ago I went from a part time Media Center User to
a Hardcore record everything on cable before I cut the cord user.
But after I cut the cord and go to Antenna I am just at the range where
TV Signals arent stable unless I install a 50foot tower and a really large antenna.
But even so I will want to record everything that way when 2 shows conflict during primetime
I will have it to watch when Jerry Springer or Judge Judy is on.
I will also have everything I have recorded off of Cable and I will be Legal
meaning watching torrents won't get my internet shut off
Which means my Phone would also get cut off along with my ability to make money as
a developer part time...
Streaming might be the solution for some people but it comes with a cost.
Either you are paying for services that add up to a higher cost than your cable or dish packages.
You are forced to resort to illegal torrents or sites.
or you end up paying higher costs for internet because it takes a ton of bandwidth to stream HD 1080p to the living room, kids room, parents .. whatever all at the same time ..
That free Gigabit Google ain't no where to be seen... so you will be buying 100-200Mbit plans so you can keep your TV, Phone, Alarm / Video Surveillance online at the same time and still surf the web and update your android apps on your cell...
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Answer:15% of Windows Users are Media Center Users that Can't Upgrade

Please check this DVBLink wiki
I used this app a while ago to watch and record IPTV on Windows Media Center. But I think they can do it with other sources too. The latest version can record TV server side so you don't need a Windows Media Center anymore. And now I use Plex server for all of my Video stuff instead of Windows Media Center.
It's really a shame MS stopped so many successful apps.

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Hi all,
Is there a way to point all new user logins to an existing local user profile in Windows 7? I want to avoid the process of having the new user's profile being copied from the Default profile so I can speed up login times. We use VMware View in non-persistent
mode so when the student logs out the desktop is nuked (kinda like DeepFreeze). Because of this every time the user logs in the Default profile gets copied over and it takes a long time. I do not want to use roaming profiles.
I found a product that does this (ForensIT's User Profile Manager 2.1) but unfortunately it does not do passthrough login from the VMware View Client, the user has to log in there
then log into the Windows desktop which is unacceptable.
I am at my wits end here :-(
Thanks

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I don't know if it is just me but afer the latest set of Microsoft updates all the local users on all of my PCs are no longer in the "Administrators" group.

WTF?
 

Answer:Latest Windows update removes local users from administrators group

Are you sure it was a Windows Update? That sounds more like malware behavior to me.
 

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I am experiencing a problem with Micrsoft Word and Googled a solution which is to change the location of the Temporary Internet Files folder however, I can only get to a certain point. Here are the instructions:

This problem occurs because the Temporary Internet Files location for Internet Explorer is set to be an unexpected location. Specifically, the Temporary Internet Files location for Internet Explorer is set to be a location in which the user does not have permissions to create new temporary files.

ResolutionTo resolve this problem, change the Temporary Internet Files location for Intern...To resolve this problem, change the Temporary Internet Files location for Internet Explorer. To do this, follow these steps:
On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options to display the Internet Options dialog box.
In the Internet Options dialog box, click the General tab.
In the Browsing history section, click Settings to open the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings dialog box.
In the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings dialog box, click Move Folder to open the Browse for Folder dialog box.
In the Browse for Folder dialog box, select the following location:

For Windows Vista, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008:
C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows

For Windows XP and for earlier versions of Windows:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Setting

Note Whichever location you select, a folder ... Read more

Answer:Solved: How to find C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\ Microsoft\Windows

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This weekend I downloaded a Pdf and also received unknown to me also got a virus, I was able to remove the virus and the PC works fine except I keep getting a pop-up saying Windows cannot find C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\AutoUpDate\AutoUpdate.exe.
My question is how can I stop these pop ups?. If I don't delete them they accumulate on the screen (as I type this I have four of them on the screen.

Answer:Windows cannot find: C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\AutoUpDate\AutoUpd

Something is being launched (periodically)? that is opening a command prompt window. Maybe a bat file from the syntax.

If this occurs at regular intervals, it could be a scheduled task.

You could try using Systernals Procmon (free) to create a log of activity, note the times at which the popup appears, and check the (extensive but filterable log) around that time. You could try searching for .bat or .cmd files.

You could also try a clean boot, and see if the same occurs. If it does not, then there's something starting up that opens these. Autoruns (free) could help you manage startup entries for analysis.

However, that may be a rather superficial approach- there must be leftovers related to your virus, so there could be other registry entries or files. Do you recall the name of the virus you found?

You could be well advised to run other scanners.

A quite different approach - do you have any system restore points before you acquired the virus?

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Just purchased 44 E530 each with Intel Centrino N2230 Wireless card.  Windows 7 installed, laptops log into a Windows domain across (Aruba) wireless AP's.  Issue with speed but mainly ability to actually login via Wireless environment.  Scenario - group 30/31 students try to log in to domain using Wireless but only 6/7 will be able to connect.  Others sit at the 'Welcome' screen.  After 5/10 minutes we reboot the laptops that haven't logged in.  Of these a few may log in this time round (allbeit slowly).  Other students reboot again and gradually a few more will be able to log in.  Others will again just sit at 'welcome' screen.  On a good session all users MIGHT be able to log in but it could take over half an hour because of repeated reboots required.  The wireless driver has been updated but this made little or no difference.  I've also set a Windows Group Policy to 'wait on login' as it was thought the issue might be the Thinkpads needing to see the Wireless LAN before the user tried to log in to the Windows domain. If one of the laptops is tested with Ethernet connection then it works as expected, so it is definitely wireless related.  any advise from anyone?      

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I have PCs sitting in a shared area and I would like to prevent users from different domain to logon to my computers. How do I do that with GPO? I searched internet and they suggested "Deny logon locally" I don't think that applies to
my case. Said, my users from DomainOne, I don't want users from DomainTwo, DomainThree, etc to logon and use my department computers.
Thanks,

Thang Mo

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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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I have done exactly what what was said in his problem and i have the OTL.txt and Extras.txt files opened in notepad. Do i post them up for you to see?

If there is anything you need to know just ask.

Answer:AVG has detected a threat in the file: 'C:\Users\T Godson\AppData\Local\Windows\winhelp.exe...

You need to follow this guide.Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help

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Hi,
I would like to give software Installation restriction for Domain Admin users but he can have all of remain admin rights.
If he want to install any software it should be ask for password.please suggest to me is there any Group Policy for that one.
Server : windows 2012 R2
Clients : windows 10 

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Hi everyone.

I'm thinking about migrating my domain controller over to my mail server, here is a run down of the setup and why.

I have a file server running hyper-v, its a Q6600 with 8GB of ram, quad GB nic (on board via Marvell controllers), storage is on 4x300GB WDRE2 drives in RAID 10 which is dedicated to the OS and VMs, and then there is a separate Dell PERC5/i with 8 1TB hard drives in RAID5 for storage.

The VMs used to be an exchange 2010 only VM, a domain controller VM, and a *cough* KB driver downloading VM.

This is setup at home and I also have an office with 2 routers running pfsense and an openvpn tunnel between home and office, in the office is an IBM x3200 M2 that is a domain controller/file server and is also running WDS (for imaging machines).

I recently obtained another IBM x3200 M2 server with a C2D 2.53Ghz procesor and 4GB ram, I decided to migrate my mail server to the physical box (hyper-v wasn't supported due to the C2D installed).

I am upgrading the IBM to a Xeon X3330, adding 4GB of ECC ram and I have installed a couple of 300GB raptors which are configure in RAID1.

So since this will be the fastest box I have, I was considering migrating my main DC to the physical box which is already running Exchange 2010 (and do away with hyper-v for these functions).

Are there any potential hurdles I could face with Exchange 2010 installed on this box? I know that with previous versions of exchange, installing on a DC was an "... Read more

Answer:Migrating domain controller roles to mail server

How many users are we talking here? A DC doesn't really need all that much grunt unless you are talking hundreds of users to be honest.

Also i assume you are using OWA as well? If so is it a good idea to have a DC with a webserver?
 

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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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Everytime I turn on my laptop I get this message:
Windows cannot find C:\Users\Patricia\AppData\Local\GeniusBox\client.exe. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and try again.
Could someone please help me

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Hello,

Is it may orientates how to add permissions for users who log on using the server?

In Windows 7, they were more stricter for example when user want install programs.

Is there a program that such causes can block the installation of programs, or hide the drives on your computer? It can be installed on a server or locally - with indifference.

I heard something about a Microsoft program, which was in the name of "policy", but unfortunately I can not find it.

Another matter. Does anyone have an idea of ​​how a computer (model) duplicate to the other 20? For a backup? By the server? I mean, I do not have to install the 19 remaining, but install programs, just as soon as cloned together with all the settings.

Thanks in advance for your reply.

Answer:Permissions for Windows 8 users assigned from the server

You would do a GPO, just like you would with any other version of Windows. The catch is that the OS has to be an Enterprise or Pro edition.

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I'm wondering if there's some way to tell if there is someone else logged onto a Windows 2000 server. In Unix there's the who command that tells you absolutely everyone who's logged onto the server. Is there something similar in Windows? Netstat is not an option because I use filesharing so there are way too many connections to get any idea if there's someone logged on that shouldn't be. I've gotten these weird authentication errors in my security event log and after some research it was clear that they could mean lots of things but some of the results mentioned that they got the same messages when they tried to logon to the Windows server using SSH and that they would get the errors but would logon anyway.
I'm not running SSH but the information has prompted me to make sure my system hasn't been compromised even though it is unlikely.
For those of you who are curious here are the events:
What do you think? If possible can this post also be linked to from the security forum? It may help.
Thanks

Joe

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EVENT # : 889
EVENT LOG : Security
EVENT TYPE : Audit Failure
SOURCE : Security
CATEGORY : Account Logon
EVENT ID : 681
USERNAME : NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
COMPUTER : <MyWorkstationName>
TIME : 2/7/2005 8:00:00 PM
MESSAGE : The logon to account: Administrator
by: MICROSOFT_AUTHENTICATION_PACKAGE_V1_0
from workstation: <MyWorkstationName>
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Answer:See users logged into Windows 2000 server

http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=987699&page=4
 

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Question: Domain users?

Our company has about 40 Laptops that all have windows 7 on them. Since they are all connected to our domain the GWX app will not appear on any. Would running the upgrade from a WIN 10 DVD activate properly?

Answer:Domain users?

radamo said:

Our company has about 40 Laptops that all have windows 7 on them. Since they are all connected to our domain the GWX app will not appear on any. Would running the upgrade from a WIN 10 DVD activate properly?



It should, but I haven't done it. Give it a try and report back!

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whats the best way to add maybe 200 users to a domain+home directorys and permisions.

can this be done with a batch file

Answer:add users to a domain

I belive you can, but let me do some research and get back to you. Batch file is the best way to go, it saves you alot of keystrokes.

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Hi,

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium x64, IE9, with Comodo Firewall and HIPs, Avast AV, MBAM, EMET and SAS.

I have one LUA and one Admin a/c, both strong passworded---Guest a/c is disabled, Real Administrator is enabled, passworded, and never used. I'm behind a router with no network or file & printer sharing and have all recommended blocks on my firewall.

I've just replaced my admin and lua accounts after finding a lot of null sid logon fails at all my accounts over a few months. It might have been a self-snafu, but I seem to have cured the issue. All except Type 3 Anon Logons at every boot, but i read somewhere that too can be a snafu. I'll keep an eye on them.

Meanwhile, eventlog showed my old accounts being removed from a 'no name' global group that had the Domain users group sid S-1-5-21-*-*-*-513. The new accounts were both added to this 'no name' global group. I'm a workgroup pc, not domain.

Home premium doesn't have secpol and I can't get NET command to enlighten me on this domain group. Should I have any global/ domain groups?

Finally, Is there a way to enforce 'Do not allow enumeration of SAM accounts and shares from the Local policy' or disable 'Network access: Allow anonymous SID/Name translation' or equivalent on Win 7 Home Premium?
Cheers

Answer:Domain users group - no domain?

Good grief, I am afraid after just reading all of this. I recommend keeping only your windows built-in firewall, but its up to you.

Do you go to some heavy virus-infected websites a lot? All you really need for a home computer is something like MSE. MBAM is great to use with it as well. If you have more than one antivirus, chances are they will begin to conflict with eachother. update and scan for viruses, and if there aren't any, relax. DO you do things on your computer that require top notch security?

If you are looking for better, you might start looking into paying for a AV. google best antivirus to find reviews on different ones.

Windows itself has ways of locking down your computer, such as bit-locker.

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Hi!

what I will do:

I will setup a new Domain.
1 Windows 2003 server will be the main server (also with Exchange 2003).
The two other Windows 2003 server must be also in the same new domain.

but how to do it?

must I synchronize active directory of the 3 servers?

can someone give me some tips how to manage this at best?

thx!
regards,

gicio
 

Answer:1 Domain with 3 Windows 2003 server?!!?

Moved you to Networking, where you may get more responses

eddie
 

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We have an NT server with 20 users and have just bought a new server with Windows 2003 server specifically to run Terminal Services. This will host a management software package that is currently used on the main site, and will allow users in two other offices to run it, accessing the one database.

I was assuming that the new server would simply be a member server, belonging to the existing domain and it would all be straightforward. But it occurs to me that there may be some considerations with regard to licenses, the fact that one is NT and the other 2003, where the database is located etc. that I should be aware of before charging in.

Any advice would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Server domain

MS licensing is very hard to decipher, but my best guess is that the NT licenses are sufficient for the server except for the Terminal Services licenses. You will need specific Terminal Server Client licenses in either per seat or per server configuration. If you have a good handle on who will run the client software, you may want to get per seat, but usually, per server is easier to manage. You may want to contact your MS contract agent if you have one to clarify. When I have had complex licensing issues, it took their experts up to 3 months to figure it out! And they expect everyone to comply with rules they can't figure out. Good luck!
 

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Im looking to get info about multipoint server. If I understand it correctly it's one system that offers multiple users their own desktop system. Im looking to find out if this "could possibly" replace 3 VNC systems Im running. Right now Im running 3 different VNC servers at 3 different locations. Id like to be able to still run 3 different VNC servers but from one central location, possibly using MPS. In order to do this, I need to find out if MPS can do 2 very specifics things.

1. Can MPS even run a separate VNC server on different desktops at the same time that can be accessed through the internet?

2. Can it support multiple monitors? Each server Im running now has between 4-8 monitors. I would like to run MPS on one system that supports 8 monitors. Giving each of the 3 desktop systems I need to run, the ability to have use of the 8 monitors. Technically running 1 actual lcd monitor and 7 VGA dummy monitors.

I took a screenshot of the server Im running to give a better idea of how we are setup. The blue line shows the break for each monitor.
http://imgur.com/d3ZpT

Any thoughts?
 

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Hello,

I tried looking at Microsoft's KB information on this. The information was UNCLEAR on where to begin with this. I've been down this road before with Microsoft and moving applications and not having the CORRECT procedures in order, only to learn that I was missing a step that wasn't in the KB article.

Does anyone have any insight on the method of migrating SMS 2003 to another Win2k3 machine? I have turned up NOTHING useful for Microsoft.

Thanks.

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i am looking at changing what rights users require on my companys domain, as all the IT staff have domain admin rights, which most of then dont need, is there a way making new groups and giving the certain rights like being able to install software and printer ect.

we are running a windows 2003 domain with AD
 

Answer:Solved: Domain users

You would be better posting this in the networking forum for a better response!
 

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Hi. Sorry my language i am from Portugal, and is the first time i post in this f?rum!

I have a question!

I working with several computers in a domain! After restarting before installing the operating system again, I was wondering how do I set the same profile for all profiles!
In windows XP configured a profile with a user, and then put it in the default user folder!
In Windows 7 I have no idea!!!

Any ideia?

Answer:How to have same profile for all users in the domain!

Hi WildCatPT, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Windows 7 default user profile must be configured and customized in so called Audit Mode when no user profiles exist. In your case, deploying the same image to several computers, the procedure is as follows:Start Windows 7 installation on your reference computer
After installation boots to OOBE / Welcome mode after last reboot, enter Audit Mode
Customize the default user profile
Generalize the Windows image with Sysprep
Capture the image
Deploy the image (install to other computers using the captured image)

See this tutorial for instructions in customizing Windows default user profile in Audit Mode: User Profile - Customize During Installation.

Notice that as this tutorial is made to show how to customize default profile in just one computer as opposite to your need to do it for several computers, you need to change the /reboot switch in Sysprep command told in Step 3 to /shutdown switch in order to be able to capture the image before any user accounts have been created.

In your case, the Sysprep command told in Step 3 must look like this (changed part highlighted):

Code:
%windir%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:E:\DefaultProfile.xml
More complete walkthrough tutorial for preparing a Windows image for deployment, including default user profile customization: Windows 7 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep

Kari

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Windows Server 2003. I want one shared folder on the server to be visible to only one group of users. When I created the foler, it seems to have come with settings that make it visible to all users and all users have read&execute privileges. The security tab does not see to permit removing these users so I can resttrict access to a single group.

What am I missing?
 

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This may belong in the Enterprise section, so I apologize if it's the wrong forum.

I have a computer that was originally set up on a domain (SBS2003 controller). The user was moved to a different facility that uses a workgroup so now a local account would be best. Before the move, the user transferred all documents from the SBS to the local C drive and mostly weaned themselves off the domain, but was still using the domain user account that they had always used.

When they moved to the new facility, no changes were needed to the computer...just plugged into the network and all was good. Today they attempted to change the domain user to workgroup. Rebooted and of course could not log back in. They have access to the local administrator account, so they can log into the machine and can access their files and programs, but of course all their user settings and desktop files are not readily accessible.

Is it possible to either change the workgroup back to domain for that domain user, or access desktop files using the local admin account?

Answer:Domain/workgroup users

I don't think you can put it back on the domain unless you are actually connected to the controller. If you go to my computer and say it's part of a domain it's going to try and authenticate that with the domain controller - asking for an admin user name and password. So going back to a domain environment when the PC is no longer able to connect isn't an option.

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