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Can I access a network share on the domain with a non-domain computer?

Q: Can I access a network share on the domain with a non-domain computer?

Can I access a network share on the domain with a non-domain computer? I would connect the computer directly to the corporate network.
For what reasons could this be blocked (firewall? policy? settings on server-side?) and what configuration is needed to make sure it is possible to access a network share with a non-domain computer?
Thanks already for your help!

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I've got a machine running Windows 7 logged on the network domain but when I try to map a share to a machine on the network, but not registered on the domain I cannot connect (even though I have a local account on the networked machine).When attempting to connect Windows 7 prompts me for my connection credentials and it automatically fills in the domain name.  How can I connect to this network share using credentials that are local to that network share?

A:Logging in to Non-Domain Network Share from computer on Domain

When you say local credentials I assume you mean local on the "TestServer", not local on the Windows 7 box. Then you should be able to just type in TestServer\LocalAccount and the password (the domain you see should automatically switch to "TestServer")Also; have you tried mapping the drive using the IP address (i.e. \\xx.xx.xx.xx\TestShare)?

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Hi there
I have a domain user who has been issued with a new computer. While trying to setup the user account on the new computer we noticed that the user can access her home directory but only on the new computer. On her old computer the user has access as needed.
I have check sharing settings on the server as well as securities settings and the user does have access on both. I even tested an other network share on the same server that I know this user has access to and she can access it without any issues.
Any suggestion as to were I can look for why this isn't working 

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

A:Windows 7 domain users cannot access network share

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PCs are Win 7 Ultimate, All are joined to the Domain
Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP Server (on same instance) is Server 2012 standard
The network topology is like this: Router as Internet Gateway>Switch>Wired to Server and PC's, SIP phones, and Wireless Access Point all on same subnet. DNS and DHCP have been offloaded to Server Roles and switched off on the router.
All of the PCs have network cards that have joined the domain network at least some of the time since I set them up.
Some of them have always picked up the domain network and continue to this day.
Some of them intermittently pick up the domain network and other times join whatever other unmanaged network is available.
Some of them have stopped picking up the domain network altogether and will, no matter how many times their NICs are restarted, always join a non-domain (unmanaged) network.
When the NICs are not joining the domain, they are unable to ping hostnames of any devices on the network but nslookup of the hostnames usually works. The DC, DNS, DHCP server's IP can be pinged without issue, ipv4 or ipv6.
I am recording DNS Client Errors (ID 1014) on all of the PCs during the intervals when their NICs are identifying which network to join.

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is ad.domain.com and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve domain.com (nothing with fully qualified
do... Read more

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Hi.
I have a non-domain computer (win 10 basic).
Can it connect to a Aerohive wireless domain network?
Any links to a tutorial on the net?

Thanks...

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Hi All,

At my work a colleague has purchased 3 x ASUS Transformer Books, each of which is loaded with Windows 10 Home edition.

I need to access a file share using each of these Ultrabooks and ideally perform a sync using the offline files feature.

Does Home edition support connecting to a Domain based file share with the ability to sync data (offline) on the said share?

If this isn't possible what are my options for syncing domain based files with a Home edition of Windows?

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

A:Using W10 Home edition to access a Domain based file share?

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hi

i have changed the domain of the computer (from say old.net to new.net).
there is a folder shared on another machine on old.net domain. the user X was able to access it. aftter changing his domain from old.net to new.net he no longer can access that shared folder.
User X has working credentials for both domains.

on accessing it it asks for credentials. upon entering his correct user name in the format (old.net\X) he is not able to access it.

i had exactly same setup with another user Y and he was able to access data .

is there anything that i am missing ?

also accessing that folder first time asked for credentials but now it doesnt asks .. why ? there is nothign in credentials manager.

regards

A:cannot access shared folder after changing domain with old domain cred

Hello,

Have you removed/re-added the User's credentials (from the PC with shared folder) with the new domain name?
Also, make sure that the shared folder has Everyone permission in the Security Tab.

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I'm running into a problem with connecting to network drives over a VPN. The common difference is whether or not the computer is part of the domain by default.

1) Computers connecting to VPN using local account on computer: Prompted for a domain login when attempting to use the network drives. Can get in.

2) Computers connecting to VPN using a domain account (but on another network): Unable to connect. Specific error changed based on below info.
A) Computer logged on and connected to an outside network. Never connected to domain network: Can't find folder error.
B) Connects to domain network at some point before connecting to an outside network and using VPN: Might be in use error, attached.

A:VPN Network Shared Drive Error Domain/Non-Domain Differences

Sounds more like the network the VPN connection puts you in has trouble making kerberos connections to domain controllers, but NTLM connections work fine (kerb might be blocked). The errors are likely bogus if you can get #1 to work - if the computer is connected to a domain it's going to want to use Kerb before NTLM, and if the machine still has (what it thinks is) a viable kerb ticket, it's going to try and validate that with a DC (to achieve auth), and if this fails, so does the connection.

This may not actually be the case, of course, but it sure has the symptoms of it.

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

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Hi,

I have a domain joined windows 7pro (64bit) not able to connect to shared folder on a non domain joined pc with windows 7pro (32bit). Only public folders are accessible. I get a do not have permission message, I tried adding the domain\user to share permissions but domain is not recognized on the non domain-joined pc.

Does my domain admin have access to the homegroup and the shared folders on the home pc?

What are my options for access to a non public secure folder on the non domain pc from the domain joined pc.


Sorry for the awkward description, don't know how else to describe the situation.

my apologies if these questions were addressed elsewhere, I could not find any relevant threads.

Thanks

A:Domain joined pc, does domain admin have access to my homegroup

Hi Takatso, welcome to sevenforums. As I read you post, it looks like you are logged into your domain joined PC as a domain user is this correct? If so, your PC will be treated as acting as a part of the domain. If you then try and connect to another pc at home, there will be a problem as your home pc is not recognised by the domain pc as part of the domain. You should set yourself up a user account on the domain pc whilst it is NOT connected to the domain, login to the new account whilst not on the domain and then try sharing the folders with the non-domain pc.

No, your does not have access on the home computer as they are part of the domain and not the homegroup.

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Hello,
I have one computer on our domain that can't connect to a shared drive. All other computers can, and it affects everyone who logs into the machine. When you try to map to it, or even use the unc path in windows explorer, you get an access denied error. If
you try from any other machine it works just fine. The machine can connect to other shares on the server just fine. 
Does anyone have any ideas? 

Thanks

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Hello,
I have 3 interfaces running Win7 on a company network with 3 network share drives on the server.
These interfaces are part of WORKGROUP.  Mapped drives work while on WORKGROUP settings.
When changing to company domain, drives are no longer mapped with an error 1909.
Tried disabled Windows firewall but this did not help.  Also disconnected drives and tried remapping them to the interface.
Still getting error 1909.  When I return settings to WORKGROUP network status, share drives are accessible.
There are 3 other interfaces running Win7 on the network that I switched to the domain and were able to connect to drives.
Please advise with any new options.
Thank you,
Troy

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Hi All,

At my work a colleague has purchased 3 x ASUS Transformer Books, each of which is loaded with Windows 10 Home edition.

I need to access a file share using each of these Ultrabooks and ideally perform a sync using the offline files feature.*

Does Home edition support connecting to a Domain based file share with the ability to sync data (offline) on the said share?

If this isn't possible what are my options for syncing domain based files with a Home edition of Windows?

Kind Regards,

Davo

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Hi everyone!
Noticed, that if I try to access a shared folder located on domain computer from non-domain computer, typing \ \ computername\sharename, pop-up authentication window appears after some time (30-80 sec). But, if I type \\computername  without pointing
sharename, pop-up authentication window appears instantly.
If I run created shortcut for this share - pop-up authentication window appears instantly.
I can easily reproduce this problem, it appeared on all machines I was testing.

Can it be fixed somehow? In my scenario, I can not use net use cmd.
Thanks.

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I have a Machine with windows 7 x64 pro which was connected to a domain controller that is dead and not available anymore.
I want to continue to use this computer standalone and keep all the software and configurations already installed, however i need to change my pass and i am not able to do it getting this msg : configuration
information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or because access is denied.
How can i solve this (change the pass or copy all the user settings to local) without the domain controller server?
thank you
vitor

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I have two domains, company.com and companytrain.com i need to be able to access the wifi that is on company.com from a laptop that is joined to companytrain.com any easy quick ideas? im running win 7 pro 32 bit with the following security on the company.com domain wifi

Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption Type: AES
PEAP

the real deal is that i just need companytrain.com to share the wifi with company.com as under companytrain.com domain there are other attributes that need to be accessed

A:wifi access from domain to domain

If you have credentials for the company.com, you should have no problem connecting to the WiFi and utilizing available resources. That would all depend on the permissions and setup of the wireless, however.

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Hello all,

My cousin owns a title agency in Jacksonville. He knows I knows I did some IT work in the past so he decided to ask me for help. I can build computers and know some networking, and I am pretty familiar with getting around most software but i'm in need of help with this one.

This is essentially the email he sent me.
"Instead of having her do a remote connection to one of our desktops, its seems to me it would be more convenient for her for us to setup a workstation with direct access to our domain network in her office. She will also need a laser printer and a scanner on her end, and be able to send to ours on our end."

My question is what steps need to be taken to get her computer set up and running with direct access to their domain. She is running Windows 7 32bit.

Thanks,

Alex

A:Direct access to domain network HELP

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Alex228


Hello all,

.....
This is essentially the email he sent me.
"Instead of having her do a remote connection to one of our desktops, its seems to me it would be more convenient for her for us to setup a workstation with direct access to our domain network in her office. She will also need a laser printer and a scanner on her end, and be able to send to ours on our end."

My question is what steps need to be taken to get her computer set up and running with direct access to their domain. She is running Windows 7 32bit.

Thanks,

Alex


Welcome Alex to the windows 7 forums.

A question back.
Are the workstations remote? Like at someone house.?
if so then I recommend that they run terminal services on their server
and use the built in Remote Desktop for these workstations as the local machine
drives and printers can be made available very easily.
There are VPN's that can be installed but that makes it more complicated.

If they are hard wired to the network, it might be a bit more complicated
as they would have to be built and windows 7 pro or greater installed, the they
would have to be plugged into the network and joined to the existing network
by someone with admin priv's on their server.

I do it all the time, build a machine in my basement for a client then take it to
their office and join to their domain. Piece of cake..

Rich

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I'm on a Windows 7 Pro box, and it has been linked to the Domain. I am logged in as Local Administrator account, and when I type the domain name into Windows Explorer (\\Servername), it only comes back "Windows cannot find \\Servername, check
the spelling and try again."
I can Remote Desktop Connection into the server, but when I type "net use Y: \\Servername", or "net use * \\Servername" it only returns "System error 53. Path not found."

When I type "net use \\Servername" however, it connects, and subsequently typing "net view \\Servername" results in a list of shares. But I still cannot get it to work in Explorer.

To add to that, somehow, the Network icon in Explorer (and the Start Menu) is missing. I've checked the registry entries:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\ShellFolder
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\ShellFolder
and they are both set to b0040064.

tried running "sfc /scannow" and it comes back clean. Restarted twice with no luck.

Anything I missed? It works fine on every other PC here (about 90), so it must be something specific to the computer that I'm missing.

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Hi!

I have a laptop running windows 7 (32bit) connected to a work network domain. We recently changed server and with it changed to a new domain. Without thinking i just connected the laptop to the new domain, but now I cannot find or access my old documents on the laptop. They must still be on there somewhere? Is there any way of accessing and taking ownership of them without having to reconnect it to the old server and old domain? (not sure this would be possible anyway)

Many thanks!
 

A:Cannot access files after joining network domain

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The situation that I'm facing is purely economical, to the tune of an extra $2,500 a year in support fees. Were an NPO that supports a particular city agency, so we do have a few perks.

HISTORY: We have a desktop computer that is tied into the municipal net. Tho we own the computer, city decided that they had to bring it up to their standards (or lower it as the case appears) since they would be providing support. The system was bought about 1-1/2 yrs ago, nothing fancy, Dell, Win XP (city's still on XP), Office 2007 Standard. The city took the machine to update it and what we got back was a system with Win XP and Office XP (2002). That's right, the one that's obsolete. For this we pay $2,500/yr which gets a backup server and access to a color laser printer. OK...that's not the complaint.

Last September, we purchased a laptop so we could expand our volunteer help. We figured if we could get the volunteers doing input on the laptop (wireless) then that would free up the desktop for other functions. Not to mention the fact that our closet of an office can't fit more than 2 people comfortably.

My initial thoughts were to setup a VPN and use the city's WIFI, at the location, to allow the desktop and laptop to communicate from anywhere in the building. Well they poo-pood that. Mostly I think they didn't understand it. Anyways, they suggested that we put in an A/B box and a wireless router (see image below). Their were concerned that when... Read more

A:Communicating between a domain and non-domain computer

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"The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship"

I recently installed Windows 7 in all the machines in my office. I did not have problems in few machines. Later when i joined the domain it was successful.
After joining the domain restarted the computer, the first login was successful. I restarted again then tried logging in and i get a msg
"The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship"

The only temporary way is logging into local machine and changing the domain to workgroup and from there again to domain. It'll work for few days and again the same problem occurs again. Does anyone have a permanent fix for this? Pls help

A:Not able to access my Domain computer

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Maybe some one knows the answer.

Following problem i have with a windows server 2003 and xp clients

Computers who are in the domain(for example: ws01.domain.local cannot access some websites,like microsoft.com etc. (also slow internet)
If i take a brand new laptop that is not in the domain yet,(workgroup) and put it in the network with a cable, i can access the site microsoft.com
We have a netscreen 5GT and windows server 2003 with XP clients.
You have any idea what can be the problem?

Greetings
Arno
 

A:Cannot access some internet websites while computer is in the domain

Are you managing the Internet connection with the server? If so, that's probably the difference. Another thing might be group policies established by the server.

What happens if you try to ping a non-working site from a domain connected machine? Don't use microsoft.com, they don't respond to pings.
 

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User cannot access their domain this is what they get when they do ipconfig/all:

Hostname:computer1
DNS:111.111.111.2
Default gateway:
IP Address:169.254.0.50
Description:Netgear Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address:00-a0-cc-5f-73-91
what is the problem, is it because the APIPA is a class B and the DNS is a class A. Does the APIPA cause the DNS to not work?
 

A:A user's computer is unable to access their domain.

Can they ping the DNS server? The gateway is not defined. Where is the DNS in relation to the network? What type of network connection? Can they get to the internet? More info please.
 

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Hi all
Is it able to configure 2 webserver with different static IP to use the same Domain Name.
All the website request is received at the primary Server and according to some criteria of the request , the request is transfered to the secondary server which have a different IP or the request is server by the primary server.

How can it be done ?
Please replay

Thank You
mimayls
 

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Hi guys,

I have recently built some new Windows 7 computers and joined them to our business domain with no issues, but a couple of these computers have been moved to a different physical office location (e.g. different subnet) they no longer connect using the original domain 'Network Location', instead creates it's own 'Public Network" connection.

Now these computers cannot connect to network services e.g. Exchange, network drives etc...

How can I re-establish the domain network connection???

Any help would be much appreciated.

Regards
Mathew.

A:Computer wont use domain network location

How are you connecting the two offices together?

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How do I add a computer with a Windows 7 Profession OS to a network domain. I was able to add computers with the Windows XP Professional OS quite easily. However, with Windows 7 Pro OS I am getting DNS errors.

A:Adding a workstation/computer to a network domain

Hi and welcome to TSF see the info here Add a device or computer to a network

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Hello,

I would like to block access to computer of our partners to domain administrator.
I encrypt the local hard drives and put a password on startup.
I forbid booting from a CD.

But domain administrators can reset a password in active directory while the session is locked and so open.
Do you know a protection on the windows 7 pro itself ?
Someone would have an idea?

Thanks

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Hi Everyone,

I am currently using a Windows 7 (x64) computer on a Domain. The Domain Controller is a Windows 2008 R2 computer. I have Administrator access to the Windows Server as a result I can alter any settings that I see fit.

Recently a number of staff members have been logging onto my Windows 7 computer without my consent.

I would like to limit access to my computer so that only my Domain Account can logon. Ideally this will mean only allowing my personal Domain Account access, and by extension prevent the Domain Administrator from logging on as well. I am not the only staff member with Domain Administrator privileges, and I ultimately want to make my computer inaccessible to all staff with the exception of myself (naturally).

Any suggestions here will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

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Hi Everyone,

I am currently using a Windows 7 (x64) computer on a Domain. The Domain Controller is a Windows 2008 R2 computer. I have Administrator access to the Windows Server as a result I can alter any settings that I see fit.

Recently a number of staff members have been logging onto my Windows 7 computer without my consent.

I would like to limit access to my computer so that only my Domain Account can logon. Ideally this will mean only allowing my personal Domain Account access, and by extension prevent the Domain Administrator from logging on as well. I am not the only staff member with Domain Administrator privileges, and I ultimately want to make my computer inaccessible to all staff with the exception of myself (naturally).

Any suggestions here will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

A:Limiting access to a Windows 7 computer (workstation) that is on a Domain

Unfortunately we can not advise on this issue as it could be in breach of the company's policies and we have no way of proving what rights you have to block access to your account. We would be totally in the wrong if we were to give any advice that could circumvent company policy.

If you are permitted to make such changes then your Domain Administrator is the person you need to ask.
 

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Alright, so I've started a new job and it's time to put out some fires. Here's the deal. Our network domain is E-HAMPTON, it's a winnt 4.0 network. We have a windows 2003 webserver that you can link to at http://e-hps.net That webserver is on the domain e-hps.net What I want to know is if I put that webserver on the E-HAMPTON domain, am I going to lose web connectivity to http://e-hps.net or is that an entirely different issue? If I put the webserver in our network domain is it going to try to take over all domain authentication? Also if anyone see's any other potential pitfalls please pass them along.
 

A:A web domain and a network domain

Ok, so E-Hampton is the Primary Domain Controller (PDC). Correct?

Is the Windows 2003 webserver running XP Pro with PWS? Windows 2003 Server w/ IIS? Enterprise Server w/ISS? Apache?

Is it configured as a Domain Controller on the e-hps.net network?

There was a pretty big jump from NT 4 to the Windows 2000/Windows 2003 architecture as far as domains go. With 2003 you're into the world of Active Directory, Trees, and Forests.

As for whether or not you'll lose connectivity, it depends on how the network is set up, whether it is assigned a static IP address or on a DHCP controller with a reserved address, whether or not it is in a DMZ, etc., etc., etc. Is it a dual NIC machine (one NIC to the network, the other to the Internet)?

There is an awful lot going on there. We'd almost need to see a diagram to make a call on this one.

In short, this isn't as simple a question as it sounds.
 

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My apologies, I'm a moderate user, but this one has me stumped.
I have a client whom I work for, and I have two computers, one on a domain for the client, and one that is not on any network. Technically I own both computers, despite the fact one is connected to their domain. Essentially, I want to share the internet connection of the domain computer on the non-domain computer.
The domain computer has 2 ethernet cables, and I have tried a patch cable and a I also have a spare netgear switch if needed. I understand the domain computer would have to be on for the other computer to access the internet. I tried to use the network connection wizard but it comes up that since the computer already belongs to a domain, it won't do anything. I'm not even worried about sharing files on the domain computer, though it would help (the computer isn't exactly secure central, I'm actually uploading files to their computer as part of my job, which is my only reason for letting them shackle my computer to their domain)
Any help is GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!
 

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I have a NT 4 server, 2 WIN XP Pro boxes, 4 Win 98 boxes networked through a domain. I have only tried the following on one of the Win 98 boxes...which gives me an idea, that I should try it on the other three. But anyway, I am going to ask my question. I cannot get either of the XP Pro boxes to share their printer with the Win 98 machine. When I try to install the network printer (or even install it locally and then try to enter in the "port"), I get a box that comes up about IPC$ (May not be the right letters) and it wants a password. No password that I use anywhere on the domain will make it work! I have scoured the Internet and have done anything I have been able to find. Mostly that it has to be an administrator and that the 98 logged in user has to be a user on the XP Pro box and they must share the same password and it has to have a password; can't be a blank password that is used. Etc. All to no avail.

I have installed net beui everywhere also. I have flushed DNS. OH! I put both of them in a workgroup and then XP Pro is just a happy camper about sharing the printer with the 98 machine. But I need the XP Pro box to be logged into the domain to get another piece of software to work correctly with the server. But I did that as a test just to see if it would and it did.

I read today to delete the user on the XP Pro box and add them again. I have not tried that but the user was not on the XP Pro box when I started and then I added the user so I don't... Read more

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     Some computers, after joining a domain, and restarting a machine  do not see the domain anymore. Instead of that I see "Unidentified network" in my Network and sharing center, in active networks list. If I click the
network icon and click "Merge or delete network locations" I can see my domain network in the list marked as managed and not in use.
    Sometimes it helps to leave and re-join the domain, but other machines cannot identify domain at all.

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Hi, we are experiencing this issue lately in our domain and it happens randomly to some of our users where they cannot unlock their computer.


We are sure the user account is not locked in AD and nor password is expired. The user account was successfully used for log in when the computer first turned on but when trying to unlock their computer after locking it, it says "The username or password
is incorrect".  It seems to only happens when the computer is connected to domain network. When we unplug the LAN cable, the computer can be unlocked normally using their account password. But it will happen again when the computer is locked while connected to domain.
We have to unplug the LAN cable again and this will keep happening constantly until we restart or force shutdown the computer. Even after restarting the computer, things will only go normally for a few times until it then showing the same behavior again.
Our active directory is using windows 2012 R2 server and never had any of this issue before. Can anyone please help us? Many thanks in advance.

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Is there a simple way of re-joining the computer to the domain?

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Hi,
If domain admin account is not able to browse a client computer using the admin share, what could be the problem and is there a way to gain access only remotely using AD or group policy objects?
iam able to ping the computer but not able to make remote desktop or network share. \\ip it gives the network path was not found.
please advice
 

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I have a USB printer attached to Computer A which is joined to a domain. I also have Computer B, which is on a workgroup, which I want to connect to the printer. They are both attached to the same network. How can I do this without being asked for passwords? So far I always get prompted with a username and password. Is there a way to remove whatever security from Computer A that is making that happen? Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:Share Printer with Domain and Workgroup

Is computer B XP Pro or Home?

Do you have the same username and password on Computer B as Computer A? I would make a local account on Computer A that has the same username and password that is on Computer B.

Have you thought about just buying a cheap USB print server?
 

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Not sure how to ask, but I will try. For fun I have set up 2 VMs in virtualbox. One has sharepoint 2013 on server 2012r2 and the other is server 2012 as the DC. They are on a domain I Created when installing sharepoint. Is there a way to, when I "browse" for something, that I can get into my home network on my local account? The VMs are on a separate drive that I installed in the extra bay, not on the HD with my MS OS.

How can I share in between them? My user folder on my pc is set to be shared, and I included "everyone" which is only me lol.
Or, can I connect to the the domain that my vms are running on? If so would that mean that I would always need the vms running so I can actually be on the domain?

A:How to share local workgroup with VM on a domain?

Is this not the right section?

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I have a drive on a Windows 7 workstation that I want to share with others on the domain. I am not sure how to do that even though I went to the Properties of the drive in question and set it to be Shared. On another computer on the Domain the error is to the effect that permissions were not given for access to the Windows 7 workstation.

Suggestions welcomed...

Todd

A:How to Share a drive/folder on a domain

All you should need to do is share the folder and set appropriate permissions. Remember that there are 2 sets of permissions, that of the share and the NTFS permissions of the folder itself. The effective permissions will be the most restrictive of the two. Usually permissions would be assigned to a group, not an individual account.

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Hi Everyone,

I am using a Windows 7 client on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain (and I am the Administrator of the Domain). The client that I am using is refusing to let me add addition User Accounts to the Administrator group (despite the fact that I am logged on as the Domain Administrator).


Furthermore if I attempt to log onto the client computer as the local Administrator by specifying the computer name rather than the Domain name at logon I see the following -

Finally if I then follow, these Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7, 8, or Vista
instructions to enable the hidden administrator account I am met with the following message -

I have considered an offline password reset disk, however the local ('hidden') Administrator account is disabled! This feels like a catch 22, can anybody offer any suggestions on how to restore true Administrative access?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Can't get true Admin access to a client computer (that is part of my work Domain)

Go to Start/Search and type netplwiz and press enter. Advanced tab/Advanced button/Users. Reset the Built in Local Administrator Password. Go to Start/Search and type sysdm.cpl and press enter /Change Take the computer off of the Domain by clicking the Workgroup radio button and rebooting. Login as Local Administrator. Now you should be able to enable the Hidden Administrator account, and any other users you want to create.
Go over to the server to AD and make sure the user account is not disabled, and that the computer is also reinstated in the network and is not part of any Group Policies. Then join the computer back to the Domain.

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I wants to perform the specific application under domain admin right for domain user account
I have try create shortcut and type:"runas /user:ComputerName\Username /savecred "C:\path\to\file.exe""
Then, I can run it and pop up the Attention. but  the application is appear "APPSCRASH", when press"Yes" 
If I type local / domain administrator account, it can run application normally.
How to fix it? The application is typing of the dead

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Hello everyone,

We are running into a somewhat peculiar issue that I have been unable to find any information about and I was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction.



Several of our Windows 7 laptops (We're working on moving to W10) have become unable to change the password for a domain account from the Change a Password screen after hitting CTRL ALT DEL. Usually when someone would select to change their password,
it would take them to the text boxes with the domain\username pre-populated, I'm sure you are familiar.

Recently, when following the same steps, an account selection screen comes up with the option to use a smart card or simply type in the username. While we are working on implementing smart cards, they are not yet in use and in fact should not even
show any options for them yet. After opting to type in a user account, rather than populating the username field with domain\username, the field remains blank with grey text saying "provider\user name" instead. If the user types in their domain\username
and attempts to change the password, they get a generic error stating it is unable to change the password.



Users are still able to use a co-workers machine to change their password from the same screen by substituting the username. Most of the affected machines are from users that work in the same team, even though those same users can change their passwords
elsewhere just fine. It appears to be isolated to specific ... Read more

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I am trying to add a win 7 pro pc to a domain and I get this error " an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed"
I am running win server 2003 can anyone help?

A:error an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed

Ok I got it to work I put in the DNSserver address agine same as I did yesterday ( I must have put it in 3 or 4 times) and it din''t work I did it agine today and it worked the frist time. Thank you every one for your help
 
Derrick

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Hello,
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

A: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.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html
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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We have a satellite company that has it's own domain so the two networks are completely separate, two different domains.
From the main company I have 4 or 5 users that access one share directory in the satellite company's domain. These users have their usernames in the satellite company so they can do so and everything worked fine for many months. since a couple of weeks two
of these users that work very often (50% to almost all day) in the satellite company lost access to this share. But if I ask them to login on another machine all is OK. It's like something on the machine locks them if they access too often. The other users
that work just once in a while in that share are OK. For I tested uninstalling and reinstalling the file sharing on their network adaptor but no success. SO for now I just change their machine when they loose access but there must be a solution to this...

Jean

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