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

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

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

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The last couple of days most of our domain PCs have been acting strangely.  If they were logged out, when you went to login, instead of the domain name being at the bottom, it was the local machine name.  You could still login using 'domain\username'. 
A reboot has been fixing this issue.
All the affected machines have also had this in their event logs
The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not obtain the name of a domain controller. This could be caused by a name resolution failure. Verify your Domain Name System (DNS) is configured and working correctly.
They can ping the DNS server (primary DC server)
There were no updates that were run over the weekend so we are not what has changed.
Thank you.

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Im having trouble configuring the welcome or login screen in the Win10 OS. I have 2 local users, one with password. When i boot the OS, Windows automatically logs into the last logged user. I dont want that. I want to choose between user1 or user2.

Setting password for each user is NOT an option
The console tool userpasswords2 (start>run>control userpasswords2) doest not affect the system.

PC Specs:
Motherboard Gygabite P43T-ES3G
CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q8400
VGA : MSI 570GTX (1280mb, 384bit)
SSD: A-DATA (the windows is on it0
HDD: Seagate 1000GB

Answer:2 Local users on 1 machine, login screen trouble

Hello Boolz, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You should be able to also use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to have Windows 10 always show all users on the sign in screen.

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

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we have built a new 2003 domain for legacy and I need the users to be able to use their existing local profile on their XP machines when they added to the new domain, the users will have the same usernames carried across. What registry key should
I change to get this result?

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I need to set block inheritance on a local user's machine for the screen saver from the domain level. Here's what we have: On the domain controller, we have a Group Policy Object set to automatically set the user's Desktop to Screen saver after 10 minutes
(600 seconds) of inactivity. My boss has tasked me with being able to override this Group Policy on a local user's machine and set the screen saver to turn on after 20 minutes or more, since the user continually has to log back in and get's whatever session
he had going cut off and has to log back into that site as well.
My question is this:

Where in the local machine's Local User Policy would I create this policy?
Desired outcome: Override Group Policy from the domain. set local user policy for screen saver timeout to 1200 seconds. Please provide me as detailed a response as possible as where to go in Local User Policy and how to create this.

Thank you,


Answer:Override domain group policy for screensaver timeout and set it on local machine to 20 minutes or more

We cannot override domain policy via local policy, processing of multiple domain-linked GPOs is in the order specified by the administrator, on the Linked Group Policy Objects tab for the domain in GPMC. The GPO with the lowest link order is processed last,
and therefore has the highest precedence.Alex Zhao
TechNet Community Support

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Can I copy the data of remote desktop to my Local machine. If No Why ?
Pls suggest.

Answer:Remotely Accessed Machine's Data can be Copied to Local Machine.

Click Start | Help and Support
Search on:
Cutting and pasting to and from a remote session
Accessing local files and folders in a remote session

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Hi all,

I will cut straigh to the point! I am wondering if it's possible to set up a VPN to connect to a PC on another network so i can access the other machines on that network. e.g If I have an office with a router and 1 pc connected to the internet and 4 more machines conected to the router but not going out to the internet. Is it possible to connect to that machine via VPN so then it would be as if you were on that network to then be able to access the PC's on the network?

If you need any additional information please don't hesitate to ask!



Answer:VPN to access a local machine

Josh, welcome to the windows 7 forums.

One option which I use is a free vpn called Hamachi. It is owned by the logmein people but it does have a free version. It is encrypted and allows you to access the other machine using either Remote Desktop Program or another of the free programs like VNC. There is also the free version of Logmein.

search on hamachi and you should be able to see what it does. They do have a pay version but there is a free version.


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I can copy and paste only text and screenshots.

Answer:RDP: 10 Local Machine - XP Remote Machine Problem

Are both rdp same version or you will have problems update rdp

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Hi Everyone,I have a domain setup with Windows 2008 and it have some clients and I have a machine under a workgroup. Now I trying to access shares from workgroup machine to domain client.It is popping up security window and asking for credentials. I have entered <machinename>\usename. It is failing to get access of that shares.But from the workgroup machine to domain clients shares I'm getting access.Please help me in this regards....Thanks in Advance..Prasad

Answer:Domain Clients cannot access shares of a workgroup machine

You have to use...domain_name\user_namepassword

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So this issue happens consistently when I remote desktop into my work PC. My home PC is Windows 10 and work PC is windows 7. Here is my scenario.

VPN from home PC to work networkWindows Remote Desktop from home PC to work PCGet work done and afterwards disconnect remote desktopGo in to work next day and PC now has no internet connection on any browser
Restart does fix this issue but I am trying to avoid a restart on my work PC.
The error is 'DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET'. After running netsh winsock reset in command line without restarting, I am able to connect to google only.
Ipconfig /release, /renew, and /flushdns does not fix it.
Also there is no proxy running. Pinging websites work.
Does anyone know what's going on?

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We are running 2K Active Directory with internet connection thru ISA. Users must logon to the network, then if going to the internet they are prompted to logon again to ISA server. We have mandatory profiles that do not let them access options for internet explorer. We have discovered if a user logs onto the local machine and not the network, with the network cable still attached, they have straight access to the internet without logging thru ISA and therefore no record of their activity. Any suggestions where to start looking or known issues or have we simply missed something.
Any help much appreciated.

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Curious if there is a way that I can use laptop to RDP in my office machine which is on a domain.

The laptop is not on the domain. So I am thinking like team-viewer but with out recycling the id/password.

Any ideas?


Answer:RDP software to: Machine on domain from: machine not on said domain.

Can you VPN into the network? Just use the built in windows one then. That is what I do.

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I am on a Windows XP Pro machine, service pack 2 or better.

Some while back, I tried to set up an internet gateway over the LAN through another machine. I'm pretty sure I used the Create New Connection wizard from the Network Connections (My Network Places) window.

This machine at that time did not have a functioning modem on it, and the other machine did. The other machine, however, was (still is, actually) connected to the LAN via a wi-fi card. Anyway, I could not get the internet connection to work, which is to say, I could go online on the other machine, but I could not share the internet connection with this machine. Later on I got a working modem for this machine, and now I've got high-speed internet, so the problem has long since been rendered moot.

The problem at hand, though, is that in the Network Connections window, where the old "Dial Up" and "LAN or High-Speed Internet" connection icons are shown, I have an icon that keeps popping in and out between these two.

For maybe two seconds at a time, I see a heading come up "Internet Gateway" and underneath it appears an icon saying "Internet Connection on VAIO". It disappears as soon as it appears, and then maybe 25 seconds later it pops back up for a second again. Well, sometimes it stays on the screen for 8 seconds.

I want to delete it, remove it entirely, but when I right-click on it, I find the Delete option is greyed out.

I know there is supposed to be some al... Read more

Answer:bogus Internet Gateway to a local machine

It appears that there is a Sony computer with a wireless card that your wireless card is detecting. Perhaps you could tell us more about the machines, like make/model, what version/patch level of windows, and what networking equipment you have.

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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I want to control the Windows XP Professional machine at work from my home machine which is Windows 2000 Server. I have terminal services client installed on Windows 2000 Server. I also can VPN to my work's network. What do I need to do?


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We have a few windows machines in the home group. I just started using lubuntu and want to have in the network so we can share the files. The windows machines show up , but not the lubuntu. How do I find it?

Answer:how do access a linux machine from a windows machine

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I have two network cards that connect to two different networks. The first network only should communicate with the computers on the local network and the second should be used to connect to the internet.

How do I force the computer to use a given NIC for internet access and the other for local file sharing etc?

Answer:Block NIC from internet access but not local network

Instead of two nics for access to different networks and functions, would it be easier to have just one nic if you could find something that restricted all network traffic allowed in/.out of the NIC so it would only talk to networks you want and use remote services you want, etc.

Would that fill the need? You need one NIC and a firewall.

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Win 10 machine has fileshare being accessed by XP and MAC machines without problems.
Trying to connect a Win 7 machine but it insists that the login does not have access to the share.
The login and password are valid. The share and security is open to everyone. All machines are in the same workgroup.
The win 7 machine can see other machines on the net and the Win10 machine can see into shares on the Win 7 box.

So it is just the win7 => win10 that is the problem.

Don C

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hi guys,

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

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

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

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

i typed it like this

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

please can anyone help me one this

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

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

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I had a user today whom i was assisting with domain password change.
Machine was on corporate domain.
Machine was connected to corporate network via LAN connection
Machine was connected to corporate network via corporate WiFi network same time
Pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL password change will not work.
Had user change password via corporate online system.
Now machine would not unlock with new password would still unlock using old password.
Confirmed user logged onto machine with domain account.
I disconnected LAN and was able to lock/unlock Windows with new domain password while system was connected to corporate WiFi network.

What would cause this issue? How to troubleshoot such issues to find out root cause?

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I have Windows Server 2003 running in Virtual PC 2007.My Operating System is Windows 7.I can run the virtual OS fine, except I cannot use the internet (yes it works fine on the main os)I have got it working before, but cannot remember which settings I need to change...It picks up my network connection and says "plugged in but no network access"Many ThanksImmental1200

Answer:Internet Access Through Virtual Machine

What ip does it get and does it get any?

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I'm busy configuring a fileserver at the moment using winxp pro. It's going to be connected to a lan through a wired connection to a Netgear DG834G router. I wish it to be accessable through the LAN, but I don't wish it to have internet access (with the exception of very few addresses, such as AVG update, spybot update, etc)

This computer isn't going to be used as a workstation at all, and so if something goes wrong, such as the firewall crashing, it won't be noticed. For that reason, as well as blocking massive address ranges through the firewalls advanced rules, I wish also to block the same ranges from within windows. As I understand it, the HOSTS file only deals with outbound traffic, and so I would like to know if there is a foolproof way of blocking these ranges from within windows itself.

Or have I got it all wrong? lol

Answer:limiting internet access for 1 machine on lan

The right way to do it is to block the addresses from the router. Your router almost certainly has a packet filter in it. In there you specify "allow" rules for the server that let you access the specific IP addresses needed.

The second correct place to do it is the packet filter (or advanced rules or whatever) part of your software firewall. Again, you only give it a few "allow" rules and then put a "deny all" rule in the end.

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Hey Everyone,
I was wondering if theres a way to block users from a domain from logging into computers located in another domain.

We have two domains setup, one for teachers and one for students, but the students can still login to computers on the teachers domain.

Long story short, is there a way to block certain domains from the pulldown lists at first login?

Answer:How to Block certain domain users

You want to prevent students from logging on to the computers in the teachers domain?

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I posted in another section about my troubles, but was advised to post here, as I may have a malware problem.

I tried running both the DDS and the Gmer scans, but the DDS would hang up every time. I don't have any script blockers running, as far as I know, and turned off the anti-virus just in case.

The Gmer scan worked fine, and the results are attached.

Although the Wireless indicator says I'm connected, no browser or email program can access the internet. I've since removed the USB adapter for now (Netgear Wireless-N WN111v2). I have a recent driver for it, and tried reinstalling it.

I've tried many other things as well, such as resetting the TCP/IP via Microsoft's FixIt tool, to no avail.

I had recently uninstalled Norton 360, and suspect it may have screwed up the Windows Firewall, and perhaps that is keeping my programs from connecting. I can't start the Firewall to make any changes to it. There are several processes, in fact, that won't start (like DHCP and DNS), and the only thing they seem to have in common is dependencies on the TCP/IP Protocol Driver.

When I go to the Device Manager and view hidden devices, that driver is not working, and can't be started.

Please help! Thank you.

Answer:XP machine acting funny, can't access internet

Hi jamminjames1, welcome to TSF.

Download DDS from here

Double click to open it. Click the + sign next to 'Options for dds.txt' to expand that area.

Uncheck the box next to 'check mbr', then click the Start button.

Please post both logs it produces.

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I have a laptop with a wireless connection to my neighbor's router. I have 2 xp machines and this laptop wired to a hub. I want to allow my xp machines internet access via the laptop, is this possible?

My first problem is that I cannot access my W7 machine using XP, but I can do the opposite. I downloaded and installed the SP3 for my xp's so I have the discovery mapper add-on. I can play my music from my xp and kinda stay happy while this problem persists.

Nothing I have understood and tried from any post on any blog or help page has done any good except downloading the sp3 stuff. I've been at this for 7 hours now and I find this totally ridiculous. Its not worth the trouble. New software should be better in every way. This is unacceptable. No connection made with a wire should ever say Unidentified on it.

And now a rant:
Why is backward compatability so damn hard?
Why can't corporations deal with the fact that not everybody can upgrade all their machines to the new software?
If this is all about sales, just remember how many customers are leaving when you do this. They don't come back.
(To every software maker) If you can't release software that works like logic would dictate, lets send it to the bottom of the ocean...Im sure you've sold enough crap software to pack the oil well hole shut for good.

Answer:Want to allow XP machine internet access through W7 Laptop wireless

Quote: Originally Posted by merricksdad

I have a laptop with a wireless connection to my neighbor's router. I have 2 xp machines and this laptop wired to a hub. I want to allow my xp machines internet access via the laptop, is this possible?

My first problem is that I cannot access my W7 machine using XP, but I can do the opposite. I downloaded and installed the SP3 for my xp's so I have the discovery mapper add-on. I can play my music from my xp and kinda stay happy while this problem persists.

Nothing I have understood and tried from any post on any blog or help page has done any good except downloading the sp3 stuff. I've been at this for 7 hours now and I find this totally ridiculous. Its not worth the trouble. New software should be better in every way. This is unacceptable. No connection made with a wire should ever say Unidentified on it.

And now a rant:
Why is backward compatability so damn hard?
Why can't corporations deal with the fact that not everybody can upgrade all their machines to the new software?
If this is all about sales, just remember how many customers are leaving when you do this. They don't come back.
(To every software maker) If you can't release software that works like logic would dictate, lets send it to the bottom of the ocean...Im sure you've sold enough crap software to pack the oil well hole shut for good.

I bet you are running "homegroup" it uses IPv6 and on some systems has conne... Read more

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After changing XP Mode's network adapter (in order to get port forwarding working), I found that I cannot access the internet using a browser anymore.

I went from Shared Network to Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller in the Virtual Machine settings, which broke its internet connection completely and gave the "limited or no internet connectivity" message. After going back to Shared Network, when loading any page in any of the virtual machine's browsers (Firefox, IE), the page would remain blank then time out after a while. However, pinging websites using cmd worked in the virtual machine. Using the 'repair' option in XP's Network Connections did not help. Disabling the firewall did not help either.

Also, the Windows 7 host machine's internet is working fine.

How do I fix this situation, without having to start anew with another virtual machine?

Answer:XP Mode virtual machine cannot access internet

If available, run system restore in XP using a point where Internet worked.

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Hi folks,
Here's the $0.000064000 question. I have a usb network adapter (RTL SU8192) I want to send to my ex's son the wifi adapter I set his computer up with died. catch is I don't remember the wifi password so I want windows to use the stored one if I download the realtek driver it will install an app and take over the connection. I know windows 7 has a driver on windows update, and I'm hoping that if I could download that to cd he could install the default windows driver and maybe then connect with the stored wifi password.
Any of you know how I could get a manual download of the driver files from windowsupdate for a stand alone machine?

Answer:getting windows default drivers to a machine without internet access

You can see if any of these,(towards the middle of the page) are what you are looking for.

Realtek drivers

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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428
Run by Bev at 23:01:50 on 2013-12-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.2.1033.18.5611.4021 [GMT -7:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\Fuel.Service.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k bthsvcs
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Client Services\HPClientServices.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HPDrvMntSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPWMISVC.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\Realtek PCIE Card Reader\RIconMan.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

Answer:Infected With Virus - Will not allow internet access. - Slow Machine.

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I would like to block printing on a particular machine. Is this possible? I just want a certain machine to simply not be able to print.

Also, if it is possible to do it with CMD it would be great!

Please let me know how I could go about doing this.
Thanks a lot,

Answer:Block/Deny Printing on a Machine

services.msc in run line:

Modify the "Print Spooler" to Disabled:
Then configure the logon tab to where the service runs as a network user with a password they don't have.

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I'm trying to add an XP Pro workstation to an NT4 domain. I am not the top level domain administrator at our District Office so that I won't have access to medical insurance information that must be protected by law. I am a member of the Domain Admins group but when I use my userid and password to join the XP workstation to the domain, I get an access denied message. What level of permissions do I need or what group do I need to be a member of in NT4 to add an XP workstation to the domain?

Thanks for any help you can give.

Answer:add xp machine to NT domain

The Domain Admin group is the highest level in NT 4. You may want to try adding the computer name to the domain on the PDC, then try to add the XP box to the domain. You will need to either log on locally to the PDC or run Server Manager from your WS and add the computername (NetBIOS name of the XP box) to the domain. Once the name is associated with the domain, the join function will not ask for a username and password.

Hope this helps!

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A friend of a friends mom heard that I was a computer guy so her laptop got handed off to me to fix. I received no information as to what the problem was or when it started giving them trouble, they just said its slow and they cant get online. I removed quite a bit of malware and a rootkit and I thought my troubles were over. I was able to get online with IE8 (Not Chrome or Firefox though) that day and do a Windows update, but I havent been able to get back online since. I've re-ran SAS, ComboFix and TDSS and none of them come up with anything. I've checked to see if its using a proxy but I didn't see any.

Windows Vista
Has valid IP address (wired and wireless)
Able to ping sites like and get a response
Same results when booting into safemode with networking

Any help would be appreciated.


Answer:Vista machine unable to access Internet / Windows update after Malware removal

Greetings, adamjs, and welcome to MajorGeeks.

Even though you've run some scans, I strongly suggest you go through the Malware Forum's Read & Run Me First thread, perform all of the suggested steps, and attach the requested logs to a new thread in that forum.

Once the gurus there give you the all clear, then we'll tackle any remaining problems and try to get you sorted.

Good luck!

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Acessing your account. Can the admin use AD or a domain service to over ride the local policy?

Answer:When setting a local login policy to block a domain admin from accessi

vvcmarttech, sorry but domain admins in the AD can do most anything they want. No hiding from them.


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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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Hi All,I could not able to add windows 7 machine to domain..(Basic or Home Edition). Please help me step by step action.Thanks All

Answer:Adding machine to domain

Basic and Home editions can't be added to domains. For that functionality, you need Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate editions of windows 7.

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So this user here at work has a laptop thats connected to the domain. He gets email, surfs the web just fine. When we try to connect to his old Win2k machine from his new WinXP machine, the 2k PC cannot be seen. We cannot connect. It isnt even seen as being on the network.

However, we can connect from his 2k machine to the XP machine with no problems.

All permissions are correct, Admin shares are enabled, XP firewall disabled... we are stumped. What else can we check?


Answer:Win2k machine cant be seen by anyone on domain

are the ports on the same vlan? if he is using zone alarm he needs to turn his firewall down to low. hope this helps

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Am I going to run into any problems bringing a 2k8 machine into my 2k domain?? Will it integrate nicely into my already running AD? Will the new machine have to become the new DC??

Thanks, QJ

Answer:2k Domain... wanting to add a 2k8 Machine?

You shouldn't. The 2008 server will simply be a member server. It should be able to integrate fine AD wise and it will not have to become a new DC. As for the problems you'll encounter, how you use the machine will be a factor. Will you be using the 2008 box for any of the FSMO roles? Will you have it replicate AD?

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I have a machine runnint NT4 that is conencted to a small hub, which needs to see a DOS machine running some type of CAD program on it. This is a workgroup called CAD.

I installed another NIC card in it, and changed it from a Workgroup to part of the local domain within the building. I can get either or to work but not both. If I make it part of a workgroupd CAD, he can see the DOS machine attached to the small hub within that office.

If I change it to be part of the business Domain within the building, it can't see the CAD workgroup.

Is there a work around?


Answer:1 Machine needs to see workgroup and Domain

if you have correct tcp/ip settings, this could be the master browser issue. Actually, you don't need two NICs. or you may use browstat to troubleshoot it or check these pages for the details,

computer browserYou have a master browser issue if you have the following symptoms. 1) If you can ping a computer ... Resolutions: This is mostly like master browser issue. ...
troubleshooting computer browsing issuesResolutions: This is mostly like master browser issue. The simple solution is stopping Computer Browser service on the XP. To stop Computer Browser service, ...
troubleshooting browser issuesTo disable master browser on W2K/XP, go to Administrative Tools>Services, ... The master browser of a domain is always the primary domain controller. ...

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Question: Local Machine

Shouldn't I be able to connect to the local machine using

Answer:Local Machine

This is what I get in Windows 10 when I put in the Address box of Firefox.

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Some anti-exe programs will block rundll32.exe.
Until now, they cause no problem on my virtual machines.
But what about the real machine?

I heard that some drivers of nvidia graphic cards depend on rundll32.exe. So I guess permanently blocking it may cause some problems on some real machines.
However, this information is a bit old, so I do not know whether it applies to the modern drivers and systems or not.
I cannot verify this by myself because my graphic chip is integrated into the CPU.

So my problem is, would blocking rundll32.exe (potentially) influence the stability of the system?

Answer:Is it safe to permanently block rundll32.exe on the real machine?

What is rundll32.exe And Why Is It Running?
Since there?s no way to directly launch a DLL file, the rundll32.exe application is simply used to launch functionality stored in shared .dll files. This executable is a valid part of Windows, and normally shouldn?t be a threat.
Note: the valid process is normally located at \Windows\System32\rundll32.exe, but sometimes spyware uses the same filename and runs from a different directory in order to disguise itself.​
Read on about using Process Explorer to find out what's running rundll32.exe, then you can determine if it's a good idea or not.

Did you check if these anti-executable software block the genuine rundll32.exe or fakes?

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How to Block Internet on local Windows XP PC but Not "Skype" and other Locally hosted WebPages { I means, and etc } ?

Here is my Network :

Internet Lease Line---> CentOS Server(with 2 lan cards)---> Local Lan----> Windows XP ( Gateway defined as server IP)

Answer:Block Internet but Not Skype and Local WebPages Hosted on Local Lan Server

I have 2 users, admin and agent(limited access)

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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?



Answer:Domain Users, Local Permissions, and Outlook

What O/S?

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For a small home network is it OK to combine the duties of DC, File server, Print server, and Web/DB server all on one box? The recommendations I found all say the DC should be a separate box, but those recommendations refer to full-blown enterprise setups, not a tiny home network. Is there some other technical reason I'm unaware of as to why the DC should be on a separate box?

Answer:Domain Controller and Web/DB server on same machine?

maw said:

Is there some other technical reason I'm unaware of as to why the DC should be on a separate box?Click to expand...

No, they seperate them because both can become very intensive tasks. You're fine.

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I just finished a build on an XP Pro machine and periodically get disconntected from the domain. Everyone is connecting through a SpeedStream 5861 DSL Modem/Router and a hub connected to the modem via a X-over cable.

I'm using the DHCP server on the router for every machine except for the NT4 Server and a printer. I have those addresses set aside as static so the router doesn't hand them out. The XP machine is able to get an IP with no problem. Can surf the web with no issues as well.

The problem happens when I try to login to the domain from the XP machine. It's somehow unable to find the domain/PDC. It can't ping the PDC by name but can by IP. Once I run "nbtstat -A" against the PDC's IP address, it sort of refreshes and then I can ping the PDC by its name, connect to the domain, basically function normally. But a few minutes later I'll have to start the process all over again.

I tried manually setting the XP machine's DNS server to the IP of the DSL modem but had no luck with that. I was able to join the domain successfully and the machine shows up in Server Mangler as a WS.

EDIT: Almost forgot, I had Norton Internet Security running but disabled it thinking it'd help but no luck there either. The NIS may prove to be more trouble than it's worth and I'll get to learn scripting for the firewall in the router.

What else can I do??

Answer:Trouble connecting XP Pro machine to NT4 domain

I may have found the answer to my own problem. I found this article on the MS Knowledge Base:;en-us;Q314366

I still can't ping the server from the workstation but the connections within XP haven't been dropped. Still waiting to claim victory on this for a little while.

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Hello all,

I am hoping someone here can help me with an issue I am currrently facing.

I have created an VMimage for my compnay to use. We are offshoring some activites and wanted to have the offshore company use their PC with my compnanies VM image loaded on to it. My company used Active Directory to create machine names before joinning to the domain. The Vm image is not able to join my companys domain. What things need to be considered to add the machine to my company's domain on this offshore company's PC? The error they are recieving is The following error occured attempting to join to the domain: XXX; The specified server cannot perform the requested operation.

They have also tried adding the host machine to the network with the same error.

Themachine is added using AD, and he tried to add the machine to the domain, the machine that was created in AD becomes disabled.

Also the host machine is set with a static NAT.

Any feedback is welcome.
Thank you

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OK so I've got Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 installed on a 2 different Virtual PC's and I'm trying to create a domain on my the server and get the XP machine to join the server but i seem to be having some trouble.

First thing is in the Virtual Machine networking options i get a choice to use either the Shared NAT, Internal network or my NIC card for my network, what one do i choose so only these two Virtual PC's can talk tot each, as if they was connected to together physically or through a router?

EDIT - When using the Internal network option, on both virtual machines im getting a APIPA address ( and when using the Shared NAT / NIC i can connect to my router...

Answer:Virtual Machine - domain issues

Set up the server with a static IP address outside of your local non-virtual network. Set up DHCP on the server with your scope and other settings. Use local only if you do not want it to interact at all with your real LAN.

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I'm having trouble adding a w2k laptop to our nt domain. When trying to add it to the domain using the wizard, I get the following error:

The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "domainname". The security database on the server does not ave a computer account for this workstation trust relationship.

What does this mean, and how can I get the laptop on our domain?

Answer:trouble adding w2k machine to NT domain

Here you go:
<a href="">Error Message When You Try to Add Windows 2000-Based Workstation to Windows NT 4.0-Based Domain</a>

<a href="">Cannot Add Computer to Windows NT 4.0-Based Domain; Error Message Cites Lack of Computer Account</a>
(They are the same as far as I can tell!)

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Hello all,

I've just spent the last day and a half reading forums, but no-one seems to have had the same problem as I have.

We've just bought a new vista business x64 machine to add to our existing network. All the other machines are running xp pro sp2. I've added the vista machine to the domain and logged in using my domain id. In the 'Network' folder I can see all the other machine names. So far, so good.

If I try and access one, however, I get one of two things:
1. A dialog asking for username and password. It doesn't accept anything I type in.
2. An error message saying the account is locked.

I can ping any of the xp machines, by name or ip and get a response ok.

Trying to access in the other direction, all is fine. From an xp machine, I can access any folder on the vista machine, make changes, everything. I've installed LLTD on one of the xp machines, so it appears on the full map thing, otherwise it has made no difference.

All folders have been set to 'Everyone full access'.

Any ideas?

Answer:Vista machine not joined xp domain

Have you tried this:- Workgroup Password

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my computor gives me a message that says, hkey-local-machine\SOFTWARE\PVRP,Inc\MODEM ON HOLD Key is missing. Do I need it? How do I get it

Answer:Local machine permissions

reinstall the software for that device. Or uninstall it through control panel. I would also recommend running a registry cleaner like CCleaner.

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I recently removed AntiVirus XP 2009 from my machine, a Dell Dimension 3000 with Windows XP. The next day, the internet was down and I went to restart my machine and when it came back up, it went to a blue screen with the words The image GDI32.DLL is possibly corrupt. The header checksum does not match the computed checksum. I did a search online and came up with a resolution and got into Windows Recovery Console and fixed the issue. Now though, I start the machine up and it goes to a different logon screen then I had and when I type in my password for any of the users on the machine it says Bret1 domain not available. My machine is not part of any domain(Bret1 is the computer name). Help. Thank you.

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My main NT machine cannot see my local network. The problem is not card or cabling. Forgive the long message, but I want to skip past the fixes I've already tried.

I have networked four machines in a workgroup called, let's say "Tollbooth.", with IP addresses in the 10.###.###.### range, incrementing the last digit, as described in all refence books (the IP addresses have been checked, verified, and rechecked) and using the same subnet mask (checked, etc.).

The machines are --
1. GreatOne, the Micron, NT 4.0 SP6a, diaup modem. 3Com 509 Combo NIC with latest drivers and diagnostics, RAS, NetBEUI, TCP/IP, WINS client. The NIC adapter is bound to all three protocols but not to RAS services. I have two RA WAN Wrappers listed; the one bound to everything but NetBIOS, the other bound only to "RA WAN Wrapper" [?]
When I choose Network Neighborhood, GreatOne can see the workgroup, but not the machines, NOT EVEN ITSELF.

2. Slippage,Toshiba Portable, Win 98, RealSYS MCMCIA card, Win 98 dialup for builtin modem. It can see [4] Zipper, and [2] itself. Cannot see [1] or [3].

3. Shapeless, handbuilt, NT 4.0 recently reinstalled and then updated with SP6a. 64 megs of RAM, 120mHz, LinkSYS card. Networked successfully before crash and SP6a (when running SP4). Can see [2] and [4], but it can't run Server services because "not enough server storage is available." (I have tired every legal setting for IRPStackSize [4-12] to no avail.) So it is inv... Read more

Answer:NT Machine can't see local network

Check to see if the "Computer Browser" service is running on the NT machine Great One (under Control Panel/Services). If it's not start it. If it was running then stop and restart the service. If that fails remove great One from the workgroup and re-add it.

As for Shapeless I would uninstall and reinstall the service pack to see if that fixes the problem.

I would also dump NetBEUI on allv the machines since you don't actually need it when running TCP/IP.

Hope this helps.

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hi, there i want to know how to block ftp incoming as well as outgoing traffic from my computer , operating system is vista and machine is stand alone , and it is just to show how to block ftp (praticle).

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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?


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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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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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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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I'll do my best to paint the picture of what I am trying to accomplish.

Trying to have a central place where we can store ghost images. Myself and another guy want to be able to access the machine at the same time. We have Windows XP SP2 installed, and we can NOT upgrade or change to a server version, as we don't have the licensing. We are both using Windows XP machines ourselves.

I have googled this for hours, and have found a couple different workarounds, including replacing the termsrv.dll and making mods in the registry and GP.

We are on a multi-domained network, and it may be that a global GP is overriding the local setting.

I did get it to work, but it was on a virtual machine that was running on a networked machine, but the virtual machine was NOT connected.

I hope this is enough info to get some type of response. If not, let me know what else would be needed.

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I have a p2p network with one Win98V1 machine, two Win98V2 machines, a win 2k macnine, and a new winXP one.

One Win98V2 machine supplies Internet Connection Services, and this machine can't see the name of the XP machine in network neighbourhood. The XP machine can see the ICS machine's name, but gives a path not found error if I click on it.

ICS works even to the XP machine, and all computers can ping all others.

If I find the IP address of the XP machine and put that in an LMHOSTS file on the ICS machine, then I can map the XP shares, but the ICS machine still doesn't see the XP machine in network neighbourhood.

Fixed IP addresses break ICS, but don't fix the problem.

Uninstalling ICS didn't help - and of course I had to edit the registry to reinstall it.

What else can I try to make it work?

Andy Armstrong

Answer:Win XP machine won't access one other machine on peer to peer network

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Hi folks,

got the following weird problem on my network:

I have one Win XP machine and one Win7 machine. They can see and ping each other. However, the Win7 machine is unable to access the XP machine. When i double-click on the machine in Win7, I get an "Windows cannot access \\NOTEBOOK - you do not have permission" error. The other way round, everything works fine - from the XP machine, I can do all the things i want...

Some Information on the XP machine: Win XP SP3 Home, Avast Anti-Virus (as on the Win7 machine), Windows built-in firewall.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows 7 machine unable to access Windows XP machine

Try my registry patch and report back.

See this post ->

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I use a Dell D800 laptop at work which is on a domain. When I hook up the notebook to my local area network at home I can not access the XP computer that is one of the computers on my workgroup network at home. The laptop can hook up to the other Windows 2000 professional computers on the workgroup network and all of these computers can also hook up to the Windows XP system. I use a Linksys wireless router to access my home workgroup network. All other aspects of the network function properly I can even VPN into my domain network at work. The workgroup IP for router is with a Linksys router is set up as a DHCP server a signing IP addresses in the range of through 150. A router subnet is If I go into the router set up I can find the IP address assigned to the XP computer by looking in the DHCP client table. If I then search for the computer using this IP address I can find and access the XP computer. However I cannot find it when I search for the computer by its name. Any assistance in resolving this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Win2K domain computer can not see XP machine on workgroup LAN

lets keep this simple, Windows 2k and Windows XP, dont work well together..

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I have a new user object on the domain
New PC Fresh Image joined to the domain
Each time this user logs in they get a Temp profile. Whats odd is that no matter what machine new old XP Win 7 they get a temp profile. 

Any thoughts about the user object? It's not a roaming profile and it's the same default user that everyone gets.

Answer:New User on domain always gets a Temp profile. On any machine.

What does the user object mean?  Is a domain user account? And what is the meaning of  the same default user that everyone gets? Is it a local user?
Do you mean that any machine gets a temp profile when this user account logs in?
Here are two discussions and one guide about logging on with temporary profile issue.  
Temporary profile loads at log in
Windows 7 - windows 7 creating temp user profile
Vista - User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile
Hope that helps.Ivan-Liu
TechNet Community Support

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Help! I mistakenly removed a user machine (Win 2K pro) from the domain (Win 2K Server) and put in in a workgroup. Now I can't logon to the local machine! Help!

How do I put it back in the domain -- how do I even logon?

Any help Greatly Appreciated!

Answer:return user machine to domain from workgroup

After depressing Alt+Ctrl+Del the Logon menu should have a drop-down for Domain. Click it and you should see the old Domain name.

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

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

Quote: Originally Posted by pingmasta

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

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

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I've been racking my brain on this one for a while and really need some help. One of the guys in my office just got a new laptop which we put 64bit windows 7 pro on. Everything has been going smoothly up until we went to join it to the domain. We select the domain option, type in our domain name, login with an administrator account, and get the usual Welcome to the "" domain message. After that message comes up the hourwheel keeps spinning and we get a second message stating "Changing the Primary Domain DNS name of this computer to "" failed. The name will remain "computername""

I have tried everything I can think of. Manually setting the primary DNS suffix, manually adding the DNS suffix to the NIC setup, changing the PC name. None of these fixed the issue.

Has anyone seen this or have any suggestions?

Answer:Issues joining a Windows 7 machine to a domain.

have you tried renaming the computer and rebooting BEFORE you try joining to the domain?
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I have many computers running Windows 8.1 that will be logged onto the same domain account. I want the profile to be built on the computers before the first time they log on to save time, as they will be logging on with a wireless connection being
shared with over 30 computers at once. 

Is there a way to build the profile in the background, so the users can still use the computers for unrelated tasks?

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How do you export from HKey Local Machine? OR How do you get to view the Registry? Please help! I have to update the current version for XP Pro

Answer:HKey Local Machine Question

start>run>in the run box type in regedit>file>export

thats all there is to it.

But I do not recommend that you get into messing with the registry unless you know what your doing. One little change can really screw a machine up.

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I wondered where I can learn the difference in system functions that allows normal operation online for days but errors and hangs almost immediately on many local system operations. Bob

Answer:What's the difference? IE5 -local machine operations

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Dear Techs,
Due to some security reason I have done some Group Policy setting in my  workplace windows 7 pc  as,
Disabled C drive access, regedit, start menu items, Run.exe access, cmd access and hide the drives of that computer. The issue is though am administrator of that system, I too cant access above mentioned thing, the policy replicates to my
administrator account.
please help me to get access to run.exe, cmd and to disable my group policy.
for your kind information,
1.I am local system administrator.
2.local Group Policy applied for that particular system.

thanks in advance fellas.

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Hello Guys and Gals, I would would like to Convert my Local Machine to a use in VMware, ( I did a test run on a laptop of mine which was successful. )

I would like to do the same thing on my Local machine, i have VMware running on my local machine ( with several OS on it which are working fine )

I would like to add my local machine to the VM that is on my local machine, and use the newly Created Local VM in VMware,

could i use the newly created Local VM as a form of Backup ?

Could i use the newly created local VM as my main OS in VMware ?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Converting Local Machine to use in VM ware

Although written for hyper-v, basic principle applies to vmware ie create vhd using disk2vhd and open vhd in vmware.

Hyper-V - Create and Use VHD of Windows 10 with Disk2VHD

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Hi i dont know if anyone is going to be able to help or whether due to the nature of the query if you guys would be willing to help. Anyway here it goes...

Ok i have recently started a new job IT Technician/Administrator within a local school of mine. The problem that i have is that all of the admin passwords where held by the old Technician/Admin and i cant find or no one that works in the school knows what the pass could possibly be. We have managed to get onto the old server as the co-ordinator had an account on it, so we have managed to change the admin pass on the server, but there is a new server to be installed and i can not change the domain name in the network ID properties because i do not have the admin password for the clients.

The logons on the server do not corispond with the logins on the clients, because with it being a primary school the old Tech thought we would just have a local account on the machines.

The reason we do not know the passwords and we can not ask the old Tech for the password as back in april he suddenly passed away. anyway i was wondering if it is possible to get around this? is there any software i can get that might be able to show me the admin pass or to delete it so i can this new server online that they are so eagerly awaiting for Or is the only Solution a fresh install of the OS?

Anyway i hope there is someone that may be able to help me with this matter.

Thank You

Answer:Local Machine Administrators Password?

The only legal way to do this is to re-install the OS. You do not need to be the local admin to join a computer or change the domain the computer is on. You just need to be an admin for the domain.
Is there a reason why the users log into the local machine? It kinda makes it pointless to have a domain.

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I seem to be getting a blank page everytime I access any page from my local machine. However, others are able to view the pages and their contents when I give them my address for testing purposes.

Does any one have any ideas?

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I have this code:
Set = ("LDAP://OU=pubic, DC=pubic, DC=us")
pubic.Filter = Array("Computer")

For Each pubic in pubic
pubic = pubic.CN
Set pubic = pubic("Wind://" & Wind & "/Administrator")
When I run the script is no error but the password remain the same
Any idea?

Answer:Change Password for local machine

Just a guess but do you mean 'public' instead of 'pubic'?

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I cannot install a new program because I get an error message "not logged onto local machine" in the program setup. I have an administrator account so I don't know what's wrong. Any idea? Thanks!

Answer:Log onto local machine in Windows Vista

Have you tried right clicking the install.exe file and "run as Adminstrator" An irritating security feature of Vista. Although you are a user/Administrator, (I'm assuming that is the status you have?), you are not a power Adminstrator.
You do not say which Vista version you are using, but you can, in the advanced versions, also create a Power user account, as you may have been more used to in XP.
Go to Start/All Programs and right click the command prompt.
Type Control UserPasswords2.
Click Advanced.
Click Advanced again.
Select Users.
Select Administrator and untick the the box &#8220;Administrator is disabled&#8221;
Now log out and login as Administrator.

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I have a windows 2000 network that someone previously setup. I am having problem logging into one specific machine. The account does not seem to have admin rights to the local machine. I logged in as domain adming on the machine and went to control panel->user and added the domian account to the local admionistrators group but it still has a problem. Where do I look from here. I tried this account on another machine and it worked fine.

Answer:Admin rights to local machine

What type of network is it?

Peer-To-Peer, or are you using a domain?

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I run a small stand-alone network that has no connectivity to the internet. I currently download Microsoft updates and antivirus dats from an internet connected pc, burn them to a cd then copy them to one of the computers on the stand-alone network. I then "pull" the updates manually from each machine on the stand-alone network.

Is there a way to configure these XP boxes to look to a certain local location for updates?

Any help would be appreciated.


Answer:pointing XP to a local machine for updates

I think the "Automatic Updates" feature that's part of the OS is configured to only connect to Microsoft servers; I can't see there being a way to change this.

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I'd like to watch an SSL communication, with data exchanged, that occurs on my local machine. Is there an app that can intercept this?

Obviously you can't pull this off somewhere between the two endpoints, but since I'm trying to diagnose a problem with a web application, I can run the sniffer on the client machine.

Maybe a browser that will dump data it transacts?

EDIT: ssldump didn't work out for me... I used ethereal in promisc mode on the client machine to capture the packets.

Answer:Sniffing an SSL connection on your local machine?

kleptophobiac said:

I used ethereal in promisc mode on the client machine to capture the packets.Click to expand...

Then you solved your problem, correct? I was going to suggest ethereal.

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I had a nasty trojan in my system (it ran it's own proxy server), and killed it with Malwarebytes. It seems to have also have disabled the ability to execute entries in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" As a temporary measure I have moved the entries to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run to get them to execute again. I would like to restore the ablity of the system to boot these start up entries from the default location. Any ideas as to how this might have happened and how to reverse it? I already tried creating a new version of the key By exporting the entries and deleting the key and merging the .reg file after checking it for any surprises just in case it was in the key itself. I also replaced winlogon.exe to be safe. This is a good one and I am out of ideas.

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I have a Mac running Windows 8.1 via Parallels.
What I am trying to do is set up a test 2012 SBS my PC and while trying to connect to my local machine on Hyper-V I get this I've tried running as admin, I've also tried starting services however I get this
A bit stuck on what to do?

Answer:Hyper-V Local Machine Error

Originally Posted by Crusader

I have a Mac running Windows 8.1 via Parallels.
What I am trying to do is set up a test 2012 SBS my PC and while trying to connect to my local machine on Hyper-V I get this I've tried running as admin, I've also tried starting services however I get this
A bit stuck on what to do?

Did it ever worked that way?

Why running a VM in a VM? I believe it's a test.
You'll lose considerable performance that way and there's more chance for the machine to crash.

Running Hyper-V in a Windows host is the only way to get best results.

Try upgrading or running from Parallells build 9.0.24217 or otherwise run Hyper-V from bootcamp install.

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I'm trying to set up a non-local remote desktop session and I'm kind of unsure how to do it. I could always do it with my local machines on my network but never could get it to work outside the network.

Both machines are Win7. I had the receiving computer allow incoming remote desktop sessions from any version of remote desktop (I know it's unsecure but for the purposes of this test it was fine). I got the IP of the remote network as well as the IP of the specific machine on that remote network as well as the remote computer's user name. It would not let me connect using this information.

In computer name I typed in remote network IP\ local ip of the computer on that remote network and used the log in of that computer.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Using remote desktop with a non-local machine

Setup your router to forward the ports to the internal IP?

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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 Windows XP machine on a network run by a Windows Server 2003 box. How can I restrict the windows XP machine so that only 4 specific users are able to log in?

Answer:Restricting Roaming Users on an XP Machine

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How to show all machine?s users on the log-off (sign out) mode?

I?m wondering if there is a way to show all machine?s users at log-off mode (attached) in one go.

Thank you



Answer:How to show all machine’s users on the log-off (sign out)

Hello Jamal,

If you like, Option One in the tutorial can have your sign in screen show all users by default.

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

Hope this helps,

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I want to use the skydrive app for users on the domain. They would all share this drive in the notification area but log in and out of the drive with each accessing their own files on a windows 7 machine.

This will be for clients logging in with an active directory account. Is this possible? use it as secure online storage obviously they would all need a hotmail address.

This would be for multiple domain users on the same physical computer? or is there any free alternative that can accomplish the same task?



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Hello all,

I've downloaded VirtualBox and have Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 installed on it. I'm trying to setup a domain on the server and join the Windows 7 client to it - so far I've been unsuccessful.

I was hoping someone would be able to help me troubleshoot why I'm unable to connect the Windows 7 client to the domain. I've done the following so far:
Set network settings to internal network named "intnet" (default value).
Setup DHCP on server and it is ready to service clients (assign IP addresses).
Setup DNS on server, though I have not manually created any Forward or Reverse Lookups - not sure if that's needed.
Added the name of the Windows 7 client to Active Directory Users and Computers.

I've included screenshots of the error message, as well as a screenshot showing the network configuration of the Windows 7 client. The latter is interesting because its as if the client is part of the domain - it has the first IP address within the scope of the DHCP server, the correct Subnet Mask, and the correct IP Address identifying the DHCP server. Both the server and the Windows 7 client are now unable to connect to the internet as well.

Answer:Solved: Virtual Machine Domain Creation and Joining

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Alright, I am having a problem I cannot seem to fix... 50 dollar paypal reward for the person that helps me fix this.

When I join my Domain with a Windows XP SP2 Client Machine and login with a user account that does not have Admin privelages, I get the below errors at Login and Logoff.

The only breakthru I have made is that when I login as Domain Admin, re-join the domain, restart the computer, I can login as a user ONE TIME, just fine with no problems, but as soon as that user logsoff or reboots the machine, it goes back to the same problem.

I have figured out that it is a Machine Permissions issue, not a user issue. I do have one XP Client on this domain that was setup by the previous IT guy that works, the rest are all having this problem. :ugh: and he is of no help.

Im not sure if I am an Idiot, or just a Dumb A**.

I will email the Login and Logoff scripts to whoever wants to take a shot at this, just PM me.

Login Error:

Logoff Error:


Answer:Need help with an XP Client Machine on Win2000 AD domain *paypal reward*

PM'd ya.

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There is no such group policy on the domain to prevent being able to check for updates.  All other windows 7 machines on the network are able to do so.
I did check the local group policy on the machine, and there's no blocking of Windows Updates.  In fact, I explicity DISABLED the blocking of windows updates, and I still can't change the Windows Update Settings:

Any ideas on what may be preventing the user to check for Windows Updates?

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We're trying to automate using netdom to join machines to the domain. The only problem we've run into is that the account we created to do this has permissions to add a machine, but cannot remove it. We're having trouble finding where to give it that permission in AD.

Can someone clue me in here?

Before someone starts suggesting sysprep, understand that aside from this small issue we've got our image process down to two steps:

1) Boot from a floppy or USB drive to start Ghost pulling whichever image we need
2) Return after the image is done and enter the computer name in a DOS window

Batch files are great. It renames the PC, reboots it, joins it to the domain, reboots, logs inot the domain, installs antivirus, resets the local admin password, removes the automatic login, cleans up all the batch files, and shuts down. And all we have to do is type the computer name.

Answer:Granting user permission to remove machine from domain

Open ADUC, go to View, and select Advanced Features. This will give you the Security tab under the Properties view. Then, bring up the Properties for the OU that holds the computer accounts. Find the account you want to give the permissions to, and click Edit. Then, just look for the "Delete Computer Objects" entry.


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I have two office Win7 Pro 32bit laptops (member of the office Win-Server2003 AD Domain) "Dell-A" and "Dell-B"

Home WLAN was recently changed from WEP (hidden SSID) to WPA-PSK/TKIP (broadcast SSID)
Both Win-7 machines have worked perfectly on the home WLAN using DHCP under the WEP setup for a year.
Vista machines, Logitech Squeezbox etc connect to home WLAN (WEP and now WPA) with no issues.

Dell-A was the first to be connected to the new home WLAN WPA setup.
Everything worked fine for around 40 hours then internet connection stopped yesterday afternoon (nobody in the house so it wasn't a user action). After I got nowhere thrashing around with reboots, I tried to connect Dell-B: not even the 40 hours grace period - no connection.

Here are the symptoms now shown by both machines:

Manually configure IPv4 to something in the WLAN subnet...
Network center shows the WLAN as home network (clickable blue) with an internet connection.
I get decent pings to anything on the WLAN and to the external world e.g. ping (but not ping Google since I have no DNS). Web browsers happily connect to a typed IP (but not URLs since I have no DNS).

Switching IPv4 to DHCP...
Network center shows the WLAN as unidentified network (un-clickable black) without internet connection
IPv4 switches to the dreaded
No pings, no browsing, no nothing.

Switch back to manual IPv4 works again
(i.e. SSID/PSK/Channel etc are all correct)
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Answer:Win7 ofice AD Domain machine on home WLAN

IPv4 Config:

"General" tab = DHCP

"Alternative Config" =
IP = something in the subnet but outside of the DHCP range
NetMask =
Gate = the firewall IP in the subnet

DNS1 = IP1 from my ISP
DNS2 = IP2 from my ISP

...then everything works just like it should.

But I would still prefer simple DHCP to work without the "Alt Config" maintenance hassle (auto-getting DNS from ISP rather than the manual entries which may change).



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On old computer (using Windows 10) right clicking on xxx.aspx in 'Solution Explorer' and choosing 'View in Browser'  always worked.
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Found file vbc.exe somewhere in Program Files (x86) and copied to above folder.  Now I get 'Compiler Error Message: The compiler failed with error code -532462766.

Tried putting Program Files location in system search path.  Tried coping many .dll files to above folder.  Always get same error.
Testing on local machine is very useful.  Can this still be done?

Don Berman

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Hello all,

I have a standalone web server that uses local accounts for the users to authenticate against in its Windows Services enviroment.

I need to migrate the services to new hardware, but I would like to avoid having to reset all the users password.

Is there any way I can export the user accounts with their password to the new machine?

I know there might be some SID issues, but Im willing to change the SID of the new machine to match the old one if that is needed.

Thanks a ton.

Answer:Migrating local user account to a new machine, how?

files and settings transfer wizard?

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