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my desktop do not accept any domain account

Question: my desktop do not accept any domain account

when i log on on a desktop with my domain or any domain account including the domain admin account it display wrong user name or passwordbut when i tried on another desktop i can access with any domain accountsomebody help me out please

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Answer: my desktop do not accept any domain account

It it displays wrong name then keyboard is bad."The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996

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I can access remote desktop under my local account before I joined the domain. This is my own personal domain btw. I tried to install the EXE from MS website but it says it's already installed. How do I access it from my domain account?

Answer:Remote desktop not on my domain account

Your question is a little unclear... Are you talking about accessing the remote desktop client? If so, just go to Start > Run and type MSTSC

If you're talking about connecting to your computer with the remote desktop client with a domain account, then you just need to make sure the domain account is part of the remote desktop security group on the machine in question...

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I feel very stupid at the moment. I have a user who is restricted to specific machines on which he can log on to.
Fun issue 1:
* we have a Dell SonicWall, but to be able to use the SSL VPN feature of the sonic wall the user needs to be allowed to log on to the domain controllers being targeted by the firewall. That is just peachy :) but OK.

Fun issue 2:
* when trying to use the account of said user from my machine (he has no log on rights on my machine) to access a machine via RDP on which the account has admin rights.... I get a message saying the admin has restricted on which machine the user is allowed
to log on to... WTF

So, for issue 1, can't do much, but for issue 2, why does RDP act that way ? I mean why would the RDP application validates the credentials against the current machine ? I am baffled.

I'll welcome any insights and if this is the wrong forum, please move it to the right one.

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So I have win 7 laptop with a local account (well call it admin). I join the laptop to a domain, I can login as a domain user fine, but now the admin account is disabled. So I remove the laptop from the domain. The admin account is still disabled. How can I get this account enabled again? I can still get into to safe mode as the administrator but the admin account doesn't show up there under user accounts.

edit: Nvm, i was able to find the account under the administrator account the domain sets up.

Answer:Joining a domain disabled local account, removing from domain didn't enable it.

You will have to log in as an admin enable it. Removing a computer doesn't change anything other than the domain it belongs to. If changes were made while it was a member of the domain, you will have to manually undo them if you want them un-done.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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So, I get a call that this domain username is giving invalid password. Of course, like any other tech, I assume that the user is putting in the password wrong, so I get into the remote access for the computer. I put in the password. No dice.

I log into another computer in the same area, log in with the username and password, logs in without issue. Go back to the offender and log in with an admin domain account, no issue. So, now, I've blown out everything related to this user account, removed and readded it to the valid user list, nuked and deleted the user profile by deleting from profile list, physically deleting the profile, and making sure that the profile wasn't in the registry. Still no dice. I even tried removing and readding to the domain just to say I did it. Any thoughts?

Answer:Domain PC won't accept known good username and password

Went in a reset domain password anyway...seems to have worked.

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I don't know why but some of the machines don't apply the group policy from my Windows 2000 Server Domain Controller. I have Windows XP Pro SP2 Clients joined to the domain that run the policy just fine and a certain number that all just don't apply either my policy or the default domain policy.

At first I thought it could be the user was in the deny list because of group association, but then I logged into a computer that I knew applied the policy and everything worked just fine. I tried logging in as one of the users I knew worked on a machine that didn't apply the policy and the policy was not applied.

To make things clear the problem must be with the computer configuration itself and not a problem with the user account.

I have spent some time googling my problem and some things said to make exceptions for certain ports in my firewall, but that didn't help any either (I turned the firewall off completely and still nothing).

If you have any suggestions as to things to look at that may help that would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Some XP Clients don't accept group policy from Domain Controller

I couldn't get any PC's to "take notice" of the group policy on the Server! I tried searching the web and went through instructions websites given...still no luck months on!

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How best to resolve this odd error: "In order to accept POST request originating from this domain, the admin must add this domain to the whitelist."

I got this while trying to login as a user on this forum. The same thing happened in both IE7 and Firefox.

Answer:Solved: In order to accept POST request originating from this domain, the admin must add this

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Windows 7 will not accept domain user accounts ending with the dollar $ sign Why?
Starting in Windows 7 and Server 2008R2, domain user accounts should not end with the dollar $ sign.
Managed service accounts are identified by ending in a dollar sign ($). In some situations, the system may think you are entering a managed service account, when you are attempting to add a standard user account.
A Quick Tip from: KB2666116.

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Is it possible to prevent a user from being able to use "Connect to a Microsoft account" from the OneDrive Settings under File Storage?
We are deploying Windows 8.1 Enterprise in a Corporate Environment and do not want to be able to connect Domain Accounts with Microsoft accounts.
I have applied the GPO Setting 
Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Options > Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts = Users cant add or log on with Microsoft accounts
However this has not disabled the option to join a Microsoft Account from the OneDrive Settings. It has disabled the option from the Accounts settings however.
Any advise appreciated


Answer:Prevent connecting Microsoft account to Domain account from OneDrive settings

Hello Lee Bowman,
Based on my test, I use the following steps to block the Microsoft account:
1. Open Group Policy Management Editor
2. Go to Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options> Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts.
3. In the drop-down menu, select Users can?t add or log in with Microsoft accounts
After applying the Group policy , I still can?t use the OneDrive to add Microsoft account.
When I try to add the Microsoft account, I will get the following message.

Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENFangzhou CHEN
TechNet Community Support

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I just got a Surface Pro 4. I signed into it with my Microsoft account, and later joined it to my work domain. I wanted to use Cortana with Office, so I tried starting it up. It prompted for a Microsoft account, I entered my existing one, and it says "another user on this device uses this Microsoft account, so you can't add it here."

I was able to delete the local account signed in as my Microsoft account via Accounts, but I still got that error trying to join the domain.

I rebooted, the error persisted.

I ran netplwiz and deleted the local account there as well - the same issue recurred.

I rebooted again after the netplwiz delete - the same issue recurred.

Anything else I need to do in order to sync Cortana to my MS account while joined to the domain?

Answer:Created MS account, joined to domain, cannot sign on as MS account

See if removing trusted devices helps: Trusted devices: FAQ - Microsoft Help

I think there is somewhere where you can remove individual devices associated with your MS account, so see if you can find it via the link I gave you.

And I do believe you are supposed to join the MS account to the local account after it has been added to the domain, not the other way around. That is because the local account becomes a MS account, but if you are on a domain, the local account becomes a domain account, and you just connect the MS account to it, it doesn't actually become a MS account while connected to the domain.


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Apologies in advance if this is not the right area. I was directed here by a Support Engineer in the

Microsoft Community forum. If this is not the right place, please let me know the best place to post this question.

The question presented on domain PCs after clicking 'Settings  > Change PC Settings > Accounts > Connect to a Microsoft account' is:

Which PC settings from your Microsoft account do you want to sync with your domain account?

The options are:

Start Screen
Desktop personalization
Apps (list of apps you've installed)
Passwords (apps, websites, and networks)
App Data
Language Preferences
Ease of Access
Other Windows Settings
Web browser (open tabs, history, and favorites)

What I'm looking for is more information about all these options. For example, what is synced with a domain account when the 'App Data' or 'Other Windows Settings' boxes are checked? Those are very vague descriptions, and I'm trying to figure out
what exactly is synced when these options are selected.


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We have laptop computers that normally log into the AD domain, but also need to be able to allow users to log into the computer when the domain is not available  for authentication.
My issue is, I would like to harden the laptops against brute force login in the event the laptop were stolen.  Even though we have a domain-level policy that locks an account after three invalid login attempts, I am not finding a way to do that with
cached credentials when the computer is not on the domain.  The user does not have a locally defined account on the laptop, only cached domain credentials.
Limiting the number of cached logins does not address this particular situation that I have been able to find -- the computer still allows an unlimited number of incorrect guesses at the password, and once the correct password is entered, the account is
logged in.
This is Windows 7 Professional.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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At work Recently I formatted my laptop , I have got two accounts , domain (AD win2003) account and standalone account.

Domain account is useranem : zillah , password : catcat ,,,,fake one

Standalone account (administrator privildge): uname : boss, password : forum,,,,fake one

I tired these within our LAN , I can login into both accounts (zillah and boss).

We are using exchange server 2003 for the email account and outlook 2003 as client .

I can access my work email account when I login as : zillah (domain), but I can not access my email account when I login as : boss (stand alone) ?

Before formatting I was able to access my work email account when I logged in into both accounts,,,OS on my laptop is win2003!!!!

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I am a system administrator in a large enterprise environment and we are doing a rollout of Windows 8.1. In our image capture we somehow captured a setting that is disabling users from setting up a connected account with their domain account. I am relatively sure that it is in my unattend and I can fix it for machines going forward but I really don't want to have to reimage the machines I've already deployed.

When I go to connect an account, the "connect to a Microsoft account" option is grayed out and the "some settings are managed by your administrator" message is displayed at the top. This is NOT a group policy object that is applying. The machines are in a test OU and there is absolutely no policy applied. I have searched all through local policy and even did a search through the registry for "account" (that took forever) but have been unable to find any registry key or local policy that would be causing this issue.

Does anyone have any idea what setting might be causing this?
Any help is greatly appreciated as I have 30+ machines already out in the environment and the user experience is going to be terrible if I have to reimage them all.

Answer:Unable to connect microsoft account to domain account

This is a copy from a technet forums...I haven't seen this issue myself...but it may point you in the right direction.

There is a policy for this:
It's Administrative Templates\Windows Components\App Runtime > Allow Microsoft Accounts to be optional
In 2012, 2012 R2 there is an option in CompConfig\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options that reads "Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts"
If you don't have 2012 or 2012R2 then you can RSAT from a Windows 8 box and change the settings that way

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Have placed an online order for my company and trying to open an online account to find delivery status etc but I get an error advising the number does not have the correct no of digits or is in the wrong format! Have tried the numbers 1) all together, no spaces 2) 3 space, 4 space 2 - as per the vat docs and 3, space, 3 space, 3 ... all with no luck, same error message. I know the vat no is correct. Not a good start! Can anyone help with this as I can't get to any HP support. So flipping time consuming! Thank you ;-)

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I am trying to look for the most clean and painless way to basically tie a user's local machine account to a newly created domain account. I found that I can change the registry setting for ProfileImagePath in order to point it to the old profile. One thing that this doesn't seem to do is to reference the outlook profile that is on their local account. Is there a way to move this profile without having to just recreate it on the new domain account? Is there an easier way of moving everything in general?


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

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

TheOldTannery said:

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

I have the same... Read more

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I was locked out of my webmail because it would not accept my password. Nor could I reset it on-line as it would not accept my Security Question answer either. Being UK based, I phoned AOL UK but they could not help as it is a US account, having been set up in 2001. However, they gave me a freephone number in the USA (00 1 800 848 8990), which I called toll-free via my Skype account. A very patient and helpful operator eventually managed to find my account and re-set the password (be polite but assertive and persistent - don't be put through to AOL Billing or accept a UK call centre number!). He even stayed on the phone while I logged in, to make sure it worked. What brilliant service, the operator and AOL deserve praise.When I looked through my in-box, I found lots of non-delivery mail messages, for messages that I had not sent and were not in my Sent box. They were Spam, so that is probably why AOL locked the account. Someone had spoofed my address, maybe ripping it from Facebook?

Answer:My AOL netscape e-mail account will not accept my password

It certainly is possible, but you may want to consider getting a new email address, because now your email could be out there, anyone could contact you. But if you want to stay with your current email, you could add the senders of the Junk Email to your Blocked Senders list. Take a look at this: could not be found. Click OK to continue.What to do now?

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l keep getting asked for a new password but still cant get in

Answer:l cant log on to my email account, they wont accept password

As Windows 7 doesn't have email software included, please tell us which email software you are using.

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hello everyone,
I have looked through the Outlook Express forums but can't to find a thread that matches my problem. I am running OE on win xp with sp2 installed using Packard Bell hardware. My isp is and have checked the Webmail by sending mail to myself and my other 2 accounts, everything works. In OE however, if I try to switch identities, I get the msg."enter password for this ID" and then the connection fails with the error msg's 0x800ccc90 & 0x800ccc92 form my isp. I have tried deleting the account & identity info. and re-entering but with no change.
Any ideas anyone?

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So my wife dropped her 950 face down and the screen shattered to bits, and it won't even turn on. So as a backup, I went out and got a 640 from Best Buy for $29.99. In setting it up I might have made the mistake of trying to restore her 950 backup, before remembering that the 640 was still on 8.1. So I downloaded the insider app and got 10 on there, but now somehow her outlook and contacts are gone, and every time I try and open the outlook app, it prompts to be setup. I am guessing I will have to "do over", but I'm wondering whats the best way to go about it. Reset the phone (which I am assuming will take it back to 8.1), start again, but do not restore, update to win 10, and then is it possible to restore?

Answer:Why won't Outlook accept my Microsoft account info?

You will have fewer problems and everything will work if you stay with 8.1 on the 640, you don't want the headache of insider 10
Resetting will reload 10. Use the Windows Device Recovery Tool to go back to 8.1
Do not use restore, all the settings are different.
For future. The only time restore is available if following a reset or use of the recovery tool.
Check her account at have to sign in with her account

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can someone please help - I'm going demented! I have a new Samsung lap top nd set up the Microsoft account to an email address - it is the main one for my computer but wont accept the password, I have changed it several times and each time I try again I have the same problem - I can't get into things as its looking for the password which it wont accept! I have deleted the account hoping that would prompt something - but no - even more problems!! I do have another account that I have set up and have added as an additional user - how do I get this one onto the main one for my lap top? as I am no further forward except wishing I hadn't bought the lap top or windows *! I'm frustrated to death and the hours spent on this rather than doing work is driving me mad - any help would be greatfully received please! Thank you!

Answer:microsoft account issues - cant log in! wont accept passwo

Not sure what the actual problem is, however, at this point I would take it back to the store you bought it from and get them to help you fix the problem. If you have the ability to reset your system by running recovery that is one way of hopefully fixing the problem. By running recovery you place the laptop back in the factory mode thus giving the chance to attempt to reset the system. . .Good luck.

BTW, "Welcome to the Eight Forums." . . .

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After setting up my Gmail account, I import the folders and all of the sudden I get a message saying "The server has rejected your login. Please verify that your user name and password are correct." I typed in the right username and password and clicked okay and repeats the message again. I know that for Gmail that you have to have IMAP enabled in which I have. I've looked up how to's, but they seem to be for different versions of Gmail and/or Live Mail.

Anyone knows how?

Answer:Windows Live Mail will not accept Gmail account

In Gmail account settings, confirm ?IMAP is enabled?, and access for less secured apps is turned ON

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In Windows Vista, when I try to execute a program from a standard user account that requires the admin password, it says the password is incorrect. It is the correct password because using the same password, I can log in to the Admin account.

Can someone help?

Answer:Standard user account will not accept Admin password

Lets first make sure that the problem is not worse than it seems
Run an sfc check
System Files - SFC Command
Make a full anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes.
If all are negative
Open another user account and see if the problem persisits, it may be corruption in one account.

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Im running Windows 8,1.
From the Windows Store I try to install Skype.
I click Install, and I get the message: "Add Windows Account" - here I type emailaddress & Password, but I get the message "Wrong password - be sure to use the correct password for your Microsoft Account"
The problem is, that it is the correct password - I can open a browser and succesfully login to my Microsoft account.
I have also tryed to reset my password, but same story.
Can any one please help me in this matter?
Kind regards,
Gert Eriksen.

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My brother has a PC with Windows 10 and two Administrator Users:
#1 User: MS Account (the main one, used by my brother)
#2 User: Local Account (Secondary one, used by myself)

Since the login page is usually bypassed in this PC via netwizpl setup, none of us usually need to insert a password at startup, but after a Windows Update the login page reappeared, and my brother can't access his MS account any more because his password is not recognized.

Useful info

It's no keyboard issue: the keyboard layout is consistent with settings and we also checked the correct password spelling with the "eye" icon
Resetted MS password, but no joy: we have tried to reset the MS account password. The new password grants access to the MS account at, but it's still useless when trying to login to Windows with the MS account.
All OK with the Local Account: the Local Account still grants login, and since it's an Administrator account it still allows access to the other account data.
Haven't done a Restore (yet): An obvious (but not necessarily effective) solution could be a Windows Restore. I'll probably try to Restore a previous System State if I don't find a better solution, but I'd prefer to understand the cause of this issue.


Answer:Windows 10 doesn't accept Microsoft Account password change

Have you gone into the MS account from the local account and changed to the new password?

I assume that your local account is of the Admin group, which should give you access to the MS account settings.

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Desktop is an emachines T2698 w 1.5 gigs of ram and a 250 gig HD. Running Windows XP. After looking at my updates error log I now realize that the computer will not accept XP updates for several months now. They are:

Security: KB2393802, KB2478960, KB2419632, KB2476687
Update Windows: KB971029, KB2524375, KB2479628, KB2481109, KB2485376
Cum Sec IE8: KB2482017

Could I have a virus?


Answer:Desktop will not accept XP updates

Anyone? Have heard nothing now for a month.


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This Lenovo desktop MTM:VD68AUK 3109 K430 is a windows 8.0 pc and downloads and installs updates. It then asks to restart and finally up comes the message 'failure configuring windows updates reverting changes'. I have tried everything I can think of but each time is the same. Often it cannot restore windows and I have to use the restore function built in. With a clean install I have removed every program that is not required from the clean install but the failure still happens. Can anyone suggest a way forward? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 8 desktop will not accept updates

How about clean install of W10?
It will accept W8 license key free until 29th July.
W10 Media Creation Tool allows creation of DVD or USB bootable media If you don't know key, see here

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Ever since I purchased my Gateway laptop last October, I have been unable to download a desktop screen. The computer just won't accept it. I have talked to Gateway and my computer man, but no one is able to help. I have the Vista desktop screen, which is very nice, but I would like to be able to change it whenever I want. Can someone help? Thanks. Jopete

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Although I have been to the ease of access in settings and established that the show desktop is on AND I have been to the personalization setting and tried to add a photo to my desktop many times. it is still black. please help

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When I try to connect via remote desktop with http:/[email protected] I receive the following:

This occurs when I invoke RDP in the form rdp://[email protected]

Once i click on "OK", Then it shows my login avatar, with a password box, and upon providing my password credentials it returns to the screen above, so I know I'm getting through to the correct machine.

If I attempt to merely connect to the machine w/o providing a username, then I get no login prompt whatsoever.

If I try to connect from another windows box, I get the following:

I've set up RDP many times before, but it's been a while and I can't figure why I can't seem to login to my new Windows 7 Ultimate x64 box.
I've gone through the following pages at:

Why can?t I connect using Remote Desktop Connection?

Allow Remote Desktop connections from outside your home network

and in accordance with our very own tutorial here: Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network

To be clear, I chose:


Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure)

Seen here in this shot:

These are all things I know how to do already, but I've double and triple checked my configs to no avail.

The service is running as per "net start":

The port is open too, as nmap reports below:


$ nmap -p3389 -PN x.x.x.x # IP Address redacted

Starting Nmap 5.21 ( ) at 2012-02-01 07:19 PST
Nmap scan report ... Read more

Answer:I need help figuring out why Remote Desktop won't accept logins...

Hi tallship, welcome to 7F!

I did not go through your external links to check if they mention whether or not you have the Services set properly for both machines.

I surmise you have double checked the reasons in this Alert box.
The suggested settings from Black Viper:

By the way, excellent first post!

EDIT: I did see where you posted the services screenshot.

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On my Yoga2 Pro I can't click on  several the desktop icons with either the touchpad or an external mouse. When the cursor goes over them nothing happens whether I click or not. There are several others on the desktop which work fine. If I mouse over an icon a square surronds it with a checkbox inside. If I click - the check box is selected. Curiously, if I select one of the icons that do function properly, then I can move the focus to any of the others using the arrow keys. I just can't get it there using the mouse or trackpad. I've even changed screen resolution and it makes no difference. 

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Question: Domain Account

helloi have a problem: i need to change my account to administrator, my account is in a domain (work domain).so now how do i change my domain restricted user account to administrator on win7 ?

Answer:Domain Account

You don'tIf you need it then ask your Domain admin for help

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

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

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

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


Answer:domain account user vs local account user in vista

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

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

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



Answer:Merge Domain User Account with Local User Account

There are 4 conventional ways of accomplishing this task.

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

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

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

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

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I have had the same problem as shared in the thread: "". The thread has been closed, and so I am starting a new one on the subject.

I have partially resolved it by using a DVD-RW out of a Toshiba Laptop. DVD unit is a Panasonic model "UJ-830B", and it runs well, with the exception of:
The PC stalls on BIOS bootup time with an error saying that it has two master IDE drives and cant continue.
My solution is to start the PC with the bay removed.
Once the OS Bootup Menu is displayed, and before selecting an option, I insert the bay.
The system them boots up fine into either of my OS partitions (WinXP, Win7 or Linux), and all three systems work just fine with the unit.

Has anyone come across this? Any ideas?

Note: There are no jumper settings on Multi-bay, nothing at all, so definitely not an option to assign it to Master or Slave.
Note: If I slide in my CD-Rom Multi-bay, BIOS boot is normal.

Thank you for your time in reading my post.

Helpful answers very much welcomed.


Answer:Does SFF Compaq Evo D51U desktop PC's bios accept a DVD multibay to be installed?

Expanding description of the fault details, the actual error I get is something as:
1705-Multibay incorrectly installed
The Multibay must be attached as device 0 on the Secondary IDE
Controller. No other IDE device may be attached to the same IDE controller.

Again, I am unaware of any settings on BIOS, or jumpers on MoBo, Multibay tray, or DVD drive that can be changed.


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At my work we added another PC to the network for the doctor I added it in to the network (domain). I have access to the server and the admin account. The problem is on the user account that is used to sign in on all PCs will allow all the other computers to update windows install programs change the time ect. The new computer will not allow me to do this even though it is using the same user account on the domain. I need to know where to change the settings for this. There is not local network admin they are in New Jersey and speak english as there second language for the most part. I tried to explain it to them but they did not understand and said that is how it should be.

I need to have admin privileges on that account to get the Dr.'s Palm set back up I have installed it on the PC using a domain admin account but it will not install the needed components on to his account to allow it to be used.

Thanks for the help and I hope you can understand what im asking I typed it quickly and am being swamped with work.

Answer:Domain account permissions

Sounds like you're trying to add a domain account into the local administrators group? You can do that through Computer Management / Local Users and Groups. You might check who's included in the Adminsitrators or Power Users group on an established PC first to verify.

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Ok, in our company we have aprox 1400 employees..
We have multiple Domain Controllers, and 1 Primary Domain... as well as exchange & Lync server and multiple locations with shares and etc..

We also run through Iprism web filter, that requires a user to go to a site like etc.. to get authenticated etc.. before regular web browsing will work etc..

We have windows 7 32 bit & 64 mixed in the environment (no XP machines)

Also through GP we have 10 invalid login attempts will lock the user AD account... also require password change every 45 days

We have been (for about 2 or 3 months now) seeing a higher than normal amount of accounts getting locked for what seems to be no reason.. we have Netwrix Acocunt Lock Examiner installed, which tells us what PC the lock is happing at, and what DC is reporting
the wrong passwords etc.. but does not tell us what item is causing it.. especially when the user is doing nothing but regular work and is not entering their password in anything.. also when we search logs etc.. there is nothing substantial, no saved credentials,
no scheduled tasks, mapped drives are set with GP no by local user..

We are at our wits end on this...

in our whole company it seems that we have about 8 people that are locked almost everyday (and most do not have mobile devices with E-mail either)

The pc's have having the issue seem to have 2 things in common..
1. they all seem to have Office 2013
2. the all have a... Read more

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Hello, this is my first post. I recently moved away from a networked environment where my computer was part of the domain. The company that provided me with a computer made my logon (the one I used for everything) a domain account (in the logon screen I type my username, password, and scroll down to the domain). Anyway. When I got home I went into properties and took the computer off the domain, but now I can no longer access that account!. I didnt even know the password for the local administrator account and I was completely locked out of my computer. I had to find a way to reset the local admin password just to use the computer, but I cant log in to my old domain account, which has all my personal settings, favorites, etc. Basically, I want to know if there is a way to get access back to this account so I can use it. The files are still there, but I dont want to have to start a new account from scratch. Any ideas??

Answer:Problems with Win XP domain account. Please help!

sorry im not the best to be helping you. but i got an idea
ok now u said the files are still there right? and ur only problem is that it says u cant log on to this account but u can log on to ur local admint.. best thing i can think of is this (its not the best way) but its the only one i know!
open ur files that list off ur user accounts... i think u can do that.. sorry if not. but anyhow u can just copy them make a new domain name paste them and chances are itll keep your settings i hope that helped if not sorry

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


Answer:Add a user account from another domain ?

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So I recently added a new system running x86 windows 7 to the network, and when I log out or shut down using a local account, everything works as it should. If I log on to one of the user domain accounts, however, these actions don't work. Instead, the start menu and icons disappear and I'm left with the desktop background indefinitely.

Unplugging the network cable and plugging it back in then makes the system proceed to regular log out / shut down procedures, but I'm not sure why... Any ideas on some setting that is mis-set?

Also, this only seems to happen the first time I attempt to log out or shut down since the last reboot. So, if I log in to a domain account and try to log out, it will do this "freeze". Then, I unplug the network cable and plug it back in, and then the system logs out of the account. If I then log back in and try to log out again, it will work fine. But if I reboot the machine, the problem returns.

Answer:Logging out of a Domain Account

So now I'm having this same issue arise on several new systems I'm installing to the system, so I must be doing something wrong. Anyone have any ideas at all?

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Audio jack from laptop only accept the first device introduced and if i want to exchange headphones with speakers the speakers dont work,but if i restart and insert the speakers work very good,please tell me how to solve the problem 

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

Answer:Manually user domain account to PC

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

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I got a laptop from my moms doctor. It has 1 account on it, which is not the administration account. It says the accounts are on the domain. I can't download anything because of this. I want to figure out how to get my own administration account on this computer.

Answer:Help with Adminstration Account on Work Domain.

Basically I can't update the drivers or computer. Can't download games to play or anything.
All I want is to update drivers, and play some games.
ANYONE CAN HELP PLEASE! Such a good laptop, but can't use it for anything.

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Hey all had a quick question hope you guys might be able to help me on. For a while now i could access my domain accounts when even not connected to our network (Mil) But since we moved to xp it will not allow it. Any thoughts?

Vince Passaro
82nd ABN DIV

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

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

Many thanks!

Answer:Domain and Local account login

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

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I have been using my Google-Fu to the best of my ability and have come up empty handed so far. Well, not empty handed, but not with the solutions I was looking for.
I have a domain machine that, through GPO, is set to use the default account picture user.bmp. This works fine after a user has logged in for the first time. However, before the first login all I get is an empty frame. Is there a way, short of editing authui.dll,
to get our bitmap to show up before the first login?

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Hello, my Microsoft account is taking over the computer. I have two administrator accounts, both set with equal priorities, but on two different domains, one is a Microsoft Account and the other is the AD (local)domain. The problem is that when I am logged in under my AD account, whenever I do anything that requires administrator approval, the system does not accept the AD account approval, even though I am logged in with it at the only accepts the Microsoft account login and password as approval for any action.

This is very inconvenient as I need both admin accounts. Is there any fix to this issue, is there any way to approve actions with the account that is logged in at the time of use, not necessarily the microsoft account?

Please help.

Answer:Microsoft Account over Local Domain

sounds like the AD account is not really setup as local admin
Make sure to add the AD account to the local pc

It is easier to do it from Manage Computer
Right Click Explorer and click Manage
Then Local Users and Groups
Create new user with same name and password as the AD Account
Double click the new user to open it
Click Member of tab
Select Users and remove it
Click Add, Advanced, Find Now
Double click Adminstrators and add it and ok all the way out
Shutdown, not reboot
wait 30sec and start up again and try it

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I recently aquired an IBM PC Server 330 (I know its, old, but it was free!) and I installed Windows NT4 Server on it and made it a Primary Domain Controller.

So far I've been testing out how my network is going to run before I deploy it, I've been testing it on a WinXP Pro machine and two Win98SE's.. I'm sure the 98SE's are having no problems.. and scripts are working fine, but the thing is that on all of the computers we have local accounts in which we have documents and settings that we would like to use while logged into the domain. But when first logging into the domain, windows makes a new user on the local machine..

I have tried on the XP machine just copying the contents of C:\Documents and Settings\ThoughT to C:\Documents and Settings\ThoughT.Domain but I know theres more to it than that, plus since ThoughT and ThoughT.Domain arn't the same users, when I do that, ThoughT.Domain doesn't have rights to those files thus messing up the account.

Is there some way to convert a Local Account to a Domain Account, or transfer files, documents, and settings to the domain account..

I would also like to share C:\Documents and Settings\ThoughT.Domain\My Documents to ThoughT.Domain when done, which I'm sure I can do but I've had some problems with losing rights to my own files which I'm the "owner" of..

any help would be appreciated very much

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Hello, one and all!

When I initially upgraded to 10 from 8.1 I created a local account and logged into my Microsoft Account. I just recently used the Windows Server Essentials 2012 Connector to get on the domain at work. After all of that completed successfully I went to log in to my Microsoft Account through Cortana and was told that my Microsoft Account was already being used on this machine. I tried to log back on to the local account so that I could log out of the Microsoft Account but it wouldn't let me log on to the local account. Holy Cow that sentence was a mouthful!

I need to figure out how to get my domain account associated with my Microsoft Account.

Thank you in advance for the help!

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Hello there!

I installed Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit several months ago and I'm pretty happy with it, in general. For daily use, I just log in to Windows 8 with my domain account from work ([DOMAINNAME]\[ACCOUNTNAME]). Because of certain domain policies (don't ask me which, I really don't know!) I was unable to install .NET Framework 3.5: Windows would complain that it couldn't find the files and it would cancel the download.
Installing the framework from DVD didn't work, either. Using an account that wasn't on the domain (while keeping my domain account on the computer), didn't work either. So, I followed the tip of a colleague:
1. leave the domain
2. install .NET FX 3.5
3. rejoin the domain.

To be on the safe side, I created a new, local account will full administrator rights so that if something went wrong somewhere, I would still have an accessible system.

Well, the first two steps have worked. The third... not so much. As soon as I moved the domain account to some random work group and rebooted, the account simply wasn't available anymore (like one of those big tiles). I can't log in with it, it's not available in the tab 'Users' when typing 'netplwiz', nor in lusrmgr. I can't log in to an alternate domain anymore, either.

I changed the doman through the 'System Properties' window, in the 'Computer name' tab. I clicked 'Edit...', changed the radio button to 'Work group' and entered some name, rebooted when prompted.

All of the files of the account are there, it's just... Read more

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Hi, I am tryin to add my windows 7 clients to windows 2008 server. I created the new user accoutns. I added the new user accounts to the domain and they added fine. ( first.lastname.domain).

Our network admin then change the domain account first.lastname.domain2

then went to local account 'firstname' and renamed it to match the domain went to log back in to domain account and it keeps logging me off without trying to burild my profile can any one help.

Any suggestions

Answer:Windows 7 keeps logging off Domain account

The only way i know of is to create new accounts tieing them to the new domain.

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I'm running Windows 10 Build 10162 and about 2-3 times a day I have to get my domain account unlocked in Active Directory.

Has anyone experienced this before? I'm definitely not typing the incorrect password enough times to get locked out. I think it has to be something else in the background causing this. Although, when I return to my desk to login, it's almost immediate that Windows 10 says I need to lock my computer to verify my credentials.

I don't want to reload. I'm running this with all my work programs installed and everything is working good especially the Windows 10 driver for 4K monitors. Besides this annoying issue, everything works good.


Answer:Domain Account Locked Daily

If you turn off your computer at the end of the day, does it still have you locked out in the morning when you restart?

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

Best route for this?

Answer:Domain & User Account Question

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

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To start off, I work for a small business where we do not have an IT department, so please don't supply me with the conventional answer of "Take it to IT" like I'm seeing in every other related thread.

One of our users changed his domain to a workgroup (made us rethink who has admin access on all our PC's) thinking that it would somehow fix the problem he was having with not being able to print anything to a network printer. Well, this promptly called for a restart and upon restarting would not allow him to log back into the user account.

This all makes sense to me as to why it will not let him log-in using credentials that he is no longer a part of due to security restrictions. But my question is how do i recover the account? In other words, how do I go about rejoining that user account to the domain that everyone is located on.

If all new user accounts are defaulted to join the domain, how come its not just as easy to move a user from a workgroup back to that domain?

Also, the machine is running Windows XP. It's critical that I get the old user account set back up because it was used for Outlook e-mail as well as several important documents/spreadsheets. I know that none of these files are lost as I can still navigate to them through the Local Disk. But really I would like to get the old user account working instead of having to copy/paste all the old content to a new user account in order to hopefully retain all old settings and configur... Read more

Answer:Moved account to workgroup from a domain, now cannot log-in

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Here are the specs:
W7 Pro 32K PC

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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how to create domain account in vm wareworkstation10

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Just figured out how to "Logon using Dial-up networking" in 7 enterprise. My VPN connection establishes but immidiately disconnects because something in the process is locking my domain user account. Ideas?

Thanks, Jeff

Answer:Logon with DUN locks domain account

The easiest way to fix this is to speak to the IT people who are managing your Server and Active Directory.

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I have this annoying issue where I have an user whose account is constantly locked out. As soon as I unlock it it locks out again. IMMEDIATELY.
I scaned the users PC for viruses and nothing there. I am stuck because I don't know what to do now. The security log also does not show any attempts to log in under that account, so I am not sure it is a virus or anything like that.
PLease help


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Hey guys, I have yet another problem/question. I am trying to catch up on all the little jobs that I have been putting off for the last few months.

Todays job is locking down security.

The company that created our main application keeps the servers it runs on maintained and up to date, so they need to have full admin access to the 3 servers it runs off.

Now they connect to us using our Citrix system and up until now they have had Domain admin status. I know this shouldnt be done, but we have a very good relationship with them.

So today I figured I would remove their domain admin status and make it so they are admins of the 3 servers they need to be, therefore limiting what they have access to.

I would normally sort this out by going to the machine they will be working on and adding the user id to the Local Administrators group, however when I go into control panel on the servers they do not have a "useres and computers" option.

So my question is, how can I make them admin of the 3 servers and not have access anywhere else on the network?

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After upgrading my 8.1 pro to Win 10 pro i connected it to my MS account and all was fine. I then took it home and joined it to my domain and now I cant get it to connect to my MS account. I have group policy set to allow ms account sync, and my other 8.1 machines will connect to the MS account. On Win 10 I could get onedrive to connect and sync, but Cortana won't connect, either will the store or the user account option to add a MS account. I get the log in box for it, but after entering my MS email account and password the box just disappears without any error.
Has anyone else seen this? I have deleted both user profiles on the machine and tried again and it still happens...

Answer:WIn 10 domain joined won't connect to MS account

I'm having the same problem. Hopefully someone has a solution..

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AD Domain: Windows 2012 R2

User A logs into his workstation, opens up one of the shared folder on the network. But if I go into Shared Folder console, it's listed as another account instead of User A. No other users are experiencing the problem.

I check the SID and GUID properties and everything looks good.

Aside from deleting the user account and recreating it or running sfc /scannow, is there anything else I should look for?

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Is is possible to change the domain name of a hotmail account?
I lived in the UK when I registered and got the [email protected] address but, as I have now moved, I would like to keep my address, just change it to .com.
Cheers and thanks!

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I've just joined the site because I have a problem that I can't figure out or I'm stuck. It's for work.
We have a domain with a user who randomly locks out every couple weeks or so. When it locks out it, it keeps locking out for an hour or so and she has to call helpdesk a couple times to have her account unlocked. We are a school and unfortunately our Network is wide open. If I need to close something, I need to do it on her computer. At first I thought it was something running on her computer that was causing the problem, but after checking through everything, couldn't find anything cached, etc.
At that time the security log wasn't big enough and by the time I got to her computer it was overwritten for the time when the account locked. Now, I finally got the security log and see that the source network address is not from our network. I traced it to china. It's always the same 2 ip addresses that try. They use different source ports. In the system at the same time, terminal services is saying that a remote session from client name a exceeded maximum allowed failed logon attempts. I've attached the system and a couple security logs. Always the same IP, but the source port does change.
On her firewall, I added a local rule for port 3389 to only our network. The rule from gpo just opens that right up. I know, I know, it shouldn't be that way, but I have no power to change that.
So, I have a couple questions:
Does my local rule I created in the firew... Read more

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I just realized that I am unable to access my other users accounts (which are limited) desktops. I use documents and settings folder to get there, but I get this error:

"C:\Documents and Setting\Natalie and Dave\Desktop

Access is denied."

I can access the other limited account, but just not "Natalie and Dave's" desktop. I don't know why either, I am the only administrator account and I am able to access one of two limited accounts desktop.

Is there anything I can do, besides removing the account? Thanks!

Answer:Administrator account unable to access limited account's desktop?

You can try taking ownership if you're really an administrator.
I don't know what effect that will have when Natalie and Dave try to log in though (if they'll have permission to access their own Desktop that is).
The other possibility is corruption in the file system. If that's the case, run chkdsk /f from the command line (click start, (all) programs, accessories, command prompt, and type chkdsk /f press y and then reboot). When it reboots it will run the disk check, then reboot again. You can see the results of the chkdsk in your event viewer. (control panel (classic view), administrative tools, event viewer, application log, and look for events named winlogon).

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I'm curious,

How many use a Microsoft Account to log in or use a local account?

If you use a Microsoft Account on your desktop, do you use the same Microsoft Account on your laptop?
I have upgraded my desktop but have not upgraded my laptop yet. Not sure of the pros and cons of using a Microsoft account vs local account and using the same on both a desktop and laptop.


Answer:Microsoft Account vs Local Account & Desktop vs Laptop

Originally Posted by jbfoster

If you use a Microsoft Account on your desktop, do you use the same Microsoft Account on your laptop?


yes it will sync few thing. NO problem if you have 2, 3, 10 PCs log with the same account at the same time

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Hi There,

I've a problem with ALL my Windows 7 Laptop ini my office. We have 5 Laptop with Windows 7 installed in it. A week ago, everything is doing Normally. I make those 5 laptops join domain, and I make the user in domain as an administrator in their local Laptop. But in last Monday, everything going strange:

1. When I logging in using their account, I can enter the desktop. But when I try to access some programs that need Administrator Account, it become errors and said that I must administrator privilege to access this programs.

2. I try to access user account in control panel, and when I see the user list, it become BLANK. No user defined even an administrator too. When I try to add new user in it, it said that I didn't have Administrator privilege (again).

3. I try to logging in using Local Administrator, but in the log in menu, it said that the administrator account is disabled. How Come?

4. The only way I can access with administrator privilege is using the Domain Administrator. I try to configure again, and when I restart, everything has gone again.

can some 1 give me advise regarding this matter? should I reinstall it again?
thanks Guys.

Answer:Administrator Account is Locked in Domain Area

Welcome to SF,

Seems to be there have been some local security policies and/ or domain using GPO setup in your network by the Network Admin. Are you part of your IT Dept?

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We have a generic account that several people use in one of our training rooms, we recently changed the password, and now the account is being locked out constantly. Obviously there is some service or scheduled task or app, using the old credentials and locking it.

Any creative ideas or apps to hunt down the culprit? Thanks!

Answer:Searching for a computer that locks out a domain account

Look in the security log on the DC, it will show all attempts to authenticate and from what machines.

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When i try to transfer files using the network transfer over windows easy transfer this pops up. Both computers are adminstrator accounts and both are running on windows 7. Is there something that i may be missing?

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer Can't Log On To Your Domain Account - Please Help

This problem occurs if you migrate a domain user profile via WET. You should create the domain account on the new computer before you use Windows
Easy Transfer.
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After joining the t500 to the company domain. I try to login using domain credentails. I get account not found. Second T500 we bought and first one had same issue. Any ideas. It is running xp sp3Message Edited by rosstech on 11-11-2008 07:57 AM Turns out it is the fingerprint softwareMessage Edited by rosstech on 11-11-2008 09:56 AM

Answer:T500 Domain account not found message

I'm running 32-bit XP SP3 on a T500 and currently have the fingerprint driver enabled, but I don't always use it. When I CTRL+ALT+DEL to login, I get the "The Account Not Found!" error when I try to login with domain credentials in the form of "[email protected]". However, if I use Username: larryPassword: ****Log on to: EXAMPLE_DOMAIN then it works. This is with the most recent verison, v3.2.0.341, and the version before, v3.2.0.275. Is this a problem with older versions of the driver? How best do I submit this as a bug? (A googling shows Toshiba machines suffer the same problem, it seems.)

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I have a domain name which is picked up by Madasafish along with my Madasafish mail and I am trying to get an account set up on new laptop with Windows 10 and WLM. (I am currently using Outlook Express and XP). If I send and receive with my Madasafish details anything addressed to [email protected] will appear in the inbox, but if I try to send and receive with my domain account ie [email protected], I can neither send or receive. (Using the madasafish account I can receive for both accounts, but only send with madasafish). Clearly I have messed up the settings somewhere although I have tried using exactly the same settings as are currently working fine on the old laptop. Please can anyone help with sorting this out?

Answer:using domain account with Windows Live Mail

Just in case anyone else has a similar problem it was very simple. I had not unticked 'my server requires SSL' under the advanced tab.

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Dear All,

My network environment is DC, I donot have a domain admin acc (our IT corp manages DC). But I want to update our client's IE to V11 from existing V8, I have a same local admin accounts on these client PC with Win 7 Pro SP1 (32-bit), so whether I
can deploy IE V11 to all our client PCs automatically?

Thanks for your help in advance!

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I'm trying to set up an extra e-mail account (15 e-mail addresses allowed)through my existing ntl account.My account lets me get as far as entering all the details through my account section on their web page. However, when going to automatically set it up, it returns an error saying "Invalid Cos Domain".Anyone got any idea what's causing this to happen? It's not a problem with Ntl's site as i've set up extra addresses on a different computer.Thanks in advance

Answer:Ntl e-mail account Error is Invalid Cos domain

Try this click hereor "NTLHell"

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I've seen this issue discussed here and there, but I have yet to find a solution. I installed one Windows 7 machine and connected it to the domain (Server 2003) several weeks ago, and during my tests, my account got locked out several times. I figured it was a fluke. Today, I upgraded my workstation to Windows 7, and same problem. My domain account keeps getting locked out. I think it has something to do with our Intranet site. We run IIS6 on Server 2003 and have Digest and Windows Authentication onlly enabled. When I stay off of that site, it does not appear to happen, but soon after I start using our Intranet site, the account locks. This is a huge deal, because developing for that site is my primary role. I am at my wits end and unless I get a solution quickly, will be downgrading back to Vista in the next hour, as I can't work right now.Here is what I have found, that was not helpful:

Answer:Windows 7 Domain Account Lock Out Problem

Hi laurin1, first of all, I'd like to inform you that the error 0xc0000234 refers to:STATUS_ACCOUNT_LOCKED_OUT     The user account has been automatically locked because too many invalid logon attempts or password change attempts have been requested. We can run the LockoutStatus.exe on domain controller to identify and investigate the account lockout issue.
Troubleshooting tools:
By using this tool, we can gather and displays information about the specified user account including the domain admin's account from all the domain controllers in the domain. In addition, the tool displays the user's badPwdCount value on each domain controller. The domain controllers that have a badPwdCount value that reflects the bad password threshold setting for the domain are the domain controllers that are involved in the lockout. These domain controllers always include the PDC emulator operations master.
You may download the tool from the link
Download Account Lockout Status (LockoutStatus.exe)
Once we confirm the problematic computer, we can perform further research to locate the root cause. Actually, there are many possible causes for bad password, such as cached password, schedule task, mapped drives, services, etc. Please remove the previous password cache which may be used by some applications and therefore cause the account lockout problem.
Troubleshooting steps:
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I have a user who's account gets locked out every 10 minutes or so. This started today after she completed a policy-mandated password change. In addition to her normal workstation there are two additional computers (all windows 7) she logs into with some degree of regularity. In the course of troubleshooting the issue I had her shut down all three of her computers at once and with all three systems powered down the account continued to become locked out repeatedly. This particular user is a database administrator so I've been entertaining the possibility that her old credentials are statically set in one of her SQL database files. I downloaded and ran a utility called lockoutstatus.exe which showed a bad password count of 4 from a domain controller that she should not be authenticating to. How can I generate a log or otherwise track down the particular workstation, database, process or service that is trying unsuccessfully to authenticate using her (presumably old) credentials. Most of our servers are running Windows 2008 or 2012.

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Hi all,

I use my work laptop as my personal machine. When I logon away from the domain it takes about 3 minutes of the verbose message "waiting for user profile service" before it will show the desktop. Any ideas how to change the time out period for how long it waits to find the DC before continuing the logon process?

I was a sys admin in a previous life but now a systems engineer and haven't had to meddle with this kind of group policy or local windows settings in a few years and google hasn't returned anything meaningful.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Slow Logon Times with Domain Account

If you are connected wirelessly you should first check you internet connection signal.
Start from this and if the laptop is Dell unistall the wirelless driver and let windows install it.

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I have an issue with one of my member servers at work that I can't figure out for the life of me. It's a fresh install of server 2003 and I can not get any domain accounts logged onto it to install programs from any network path what-so-ever. For example, if I log on the server using the domain administrator account and try to install a program from the primary domain controller I get a "you don't have permission" error. If I try to install a program from another server I get the same error. However, I can install programs from the local machine just fine. What makes this even weirder if that if I log onto the local machine's admin account (non-domain related) I can install anything from anywhere. I've tried a gpupdate /force, tried to reset all the security permissions in the registry with SubInACL, checked out all the settings in AD and the local computer policy.

I've also checked it from another server we installed a couple weeks ago that's configured the same way.... works perfectly. The domain administrator can install stuff over the network no problem.

any idea or any other info needed?

Answer:issue with domain account installing from network

Is this member server using the DCs IP address as its DNS server in TCP properties?

Is it logging into the domain, or a local login?

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Hello, I am on a domain at my job and amd setting up a laptop for a user. We always set everyone up on the domain, but I am wanting to set up a local admin account, not on our domain so they cannot access all of our files. What is the best way to go about this?

Answer:Creating a local admin account NOT on domain

Hello Mike,

I don't have any experience with domains, but you might see if the local built-in elevated Administrator account may work for this.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps.

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I'm attempting to set up a Microsoft Business Essentials account for a client. I've done this many times before but this time I have come to a road bump.

The business name is taken. But this is at the 1st step where it is trying to set it up as [email protected] (see screenshot attached)

I need to ultimately set up [email protected]

I'm stuck and Microsoft are near impossible to get someone on the phone. Can anyone help me please?

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I am trying to get a domain join VBS script to work, however am having issues with computer accounts that "already exist".
It is set to use the current name of the computer and join the domain. Every time it tries to join the domain, it usually comes up stating that the account already exists on the domain. Now, I have removed the AD account and already let replication take
place for a couple days now. Every time the script is ran, it continues to say that it already exists.
I tried to do an if statement that if it said the account already existed, only do the JOIN_DOMAIN part of it. It then says Access is Denied.
Not really sure where to go from this point.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I posted the code. I didn't include the variables, but they're there.
Const WIN9X_UPGRADE = 16

Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
strComputer = objNetwork.ComputerName

Set objComputer = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=Impersonate}!\\" & _
strComputer & "\root\cimv2:Win32_ComputerSystem.Name='" & _
strComputer & "'")

ReturnValue = objComputer.JoinDomainOrWorkGroup(strDomain, _
strPassword, strDomain & "\" &... Read more

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Hi all - just purchase a new PC running Win7 Pro 64. Am trying to move my files from "old" Win7 Pro 32 PC to the new one through a home network. They both connect, WET starts, analyses but when I say go i get an error code: "Windows Easy Transfer can't log on to your domain account"???? What's up with that?
Any thoughts on what I can do? Have searched web for answers but reviewed suggestions have not worked

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer can't log on to your domain account

I do not have a domain

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I set up a new Windows 7 professional system and now, for some reason, the system will only let me log into using a local user. I cannot access the domain user account. I can see all the workstations/servers but unable to change from local to domain user.

Answer:Logging into a Windows Workstation 7 via domain account

Has the computer been joined to the domain? This can only be done by a member of the domain administrators group.

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Hey all,

I have recently installed Windows 7 on my development machine at work primarily in order to test it and get a feel for it and all the little things that can go wrong before the IT department I work for roll it out to all the other employees at the company. (They're still on XP SP 3).

Unfortunately, I'm experiencing several crippling issues caused by the stricter administration model used in Windows 7 (and Vista, for that matter) compared to Windows XP. We have programs crashing or refusing to install or run because they were designed for XP and require admin rights. So when they're unable to acquire them from Windows 7, the programs throw exceptions. An example of this is Trend Micro OfficeScan, a popular antivirus program used in many companies. This program is caused to install by start-up scripts that are run when you log on to your computer using your domain username and credentials, but the installer crashes, because the domain user is not a local super admin.

And that's the core of this question. I want my domain user to have full administrative privileges. I've done a lot of research on this particular problem and I realize it's possible to activate a special super admin-account that has full access to everything on the computer, but that workaround doesn't cut it for me, because the only thing that accomplishes is to make the super admin account available for login, but the super admin account is not a domain user at my company's network, it is a local us... Read more

Answer:Domain users and the super admin account

Due to the Dual token design of the security model in use you will have issues with applications designed for the older model.

The solution to this need not be an all or nothing one however, It should be possible to give the required installer rights to the user group(s) concerned, directly.

This may be done universally to the complete program files folder(s) or more usefully to individual folders for the older problem apps.

I have seen situations where a non working older program can be made to work/Install by the granting a standard user full access rights to a single settings file or to the installation folder.

Depending on what you desire as a company you can make some groups allowed to install some software or not just by the application of the correct rights, In a domain environment this is of course a lot easier than a peer to peer set up.

Unfortunately due to the developers taking the easy way out with regards to administrative rights with XP there will be some re-thinking required by those tasked with moving to a more secure modern OS. This is quite possible though there will be a learning curve.

The main issue with application installation is not the need for a "super" admin but the "trusted user" used by UAC to protect the Program store. by taking ownership of the role of this "User" most if not all issues may be resolved.

Full information on the Trusted Installer scenario is available from Microsoft on technet - or of course ... Read more

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We have several Win 2000 servers tied into a domain. What I want to do is make a local admin only account on one of the servers, but when you make an account it's automatically domain admin.

Any ideas on how to do this?

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Most of the time I use a BT/Yahoo email browser.Can I easily divert my other emails to my BT/Y one, say my hotmail emails for example?

Answer:Divert domain name emails to one email account?

Just set up a message rule in each email account to do that, most emails accounts let you set up some sort of message rule.

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

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

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

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


Answer:removing all traces of a domain login account

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

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

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Hi All,

Hopefully a straight forward question for you...

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

Appreciate any advice/help.



Answer:On Domain want to setup local user account?

New user account

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I work in a manufacturing enviornment. I have some engineers who have testers that from time to time need to be re-imaged and then renamed. After this is done, they always need me to come out and log the PC onto the Domain as administrator. Is there a Domain accout/group I can create and give them access to so that they can do this them selves, without giving them other Admin rights?

Thanks in advance.

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what I did:
1. enable guest in "local user and groups"
2. remove guest account from local security policy -->"deny log on locally"
but, in local seurity policy -->"guest account status " is greyed out, by default it is disable, I have to put the computer to workgrup then enable the guest account
after all these, still can't logon to the PC as guest, got "the account is disabled, pls contact admin....."
what am I missing? should I modify GPO? where do I find the GPO that affecting guest account?

Answer:how to enable guest account on a domain computer

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