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Domain-Joined PC Network Cards will no longer, or will only intermittently, join the Domain Network when identifying Network Connections from Inside network

Q: Domain-Joined PC Network Cards will no longer, or will only intermittently, join the Domain Network when identifying Network Connections from Inside network

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
domain names, eg server.ad.domain.com).
-On the PCs that are not catching the domain network I get a few different instances of the same error (substituted "domain" for my root domain name):
1) Name resolution for the name WPAD.ad.domain.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
2) Name resolution for the name <DC-DNS-DHCPSERVERNAME>.ad.domain.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
3) Name resolution for the name _LDAP._TCP.DC._MSDCS.ad.domain.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
4) Name resolution for the name ISATAP.ad.domain.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
Based on what I've read about NLA service choosing the domain to log into, I believe this 3rd error is the big one, although I guess the big error is that my configured DNS servers are not responding (except to NSLookups?)
From what I understand the Network Location Awareness Service Provider, will, roughly, do the following, look into the registry to see if there is an entry for a domain network to join, and if there is, it will attempt to contact the domain controller of
the same domain name. If it is successful with both parts it will join the domain network named "ad.domain.com". If not it will fall back to one of the other options, ie home, private, public "whatever its called network".
I have tried many of the fixes presented for similar issues but I haven't found anything that's worked.
A few things I have tried while cycling my NICs on and off to test:
-turned off the firewall
-poked holes in the firewall for TCP/UDP port 389
-poked holes in the firewall for TCP/UDP port 88
-ipconfig /flushdns, ipconfig /registerdns
-netsh int ip reset
-netsh reset Winsock catalog and restarted
-route /f and restarted

-turned off DHCP Client Service
-restarted DHCP client Service
-turned off IPV6 on NICs
-hard-coded DNS servers, IPV4 and 6
-hard-coded static IPs and DNS Servers, only IPV4
-sfc /scannow to scan for integrity violations

All of these and also some combinations of these and more that I can't remember.
One more piece of info: I have been doing all of this remotely so there are always at least two NICs up (so I can stay connected and in control via the other), one LAN and one WLAN but that is true for all PCs including the ones who are joined to the domain.
Thanks in advance for any help :)

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I did a fresh install of WinXP Pro on a PC. I want to join that PC to a domain on an NT 4.0 network.

I have a user name login screen where I enter the password. However, when I go to Control Panel, System, Computer Name, and click on the join a Domain button, and I enter the user ID and password, I get a message that I cannot join the domain because duplicate names or shares are not allowed, etc.

Do I need to delete the Windows logon name and password before I can join the PC to the NT 4.0 domain?

I don't understand why the PC can't join the domain when I enter a valid user name and password, and enter the correct domain name.

Does the work group name have to be different from the domain name?


A:Join a domain in Win XP Pro on NT 4.0 network

Try deleting the machine name on the PDC and entering a differant one, change the machine name on the XP box to the new one. Start>Programs>Administrative Tools>Server Manager on the NT box.

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we deployed a RADIUS wifi network using PEAP with MSChapV2 for authentication (FreeRADIUS server). While it has always worked with all of our Windows 7 clients flawlessly, we are having issues with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 clients. Connecting works again
fine if a local user account is used. As soon as we use a domain-joined account it will not connect.
We are using a certificate signed by our company's custom certificate authority for the RADIUS server. We've verified that the CA is correctly installed and also tried a connection without verification of the certificate.
We are also using the latest available driver from Intel for the wifi card.
Do you have any ideas what the problem might be? Thanks in advance!

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Hello all.

After much frustration it is time to ask for help. I am trying to join my computer to a test domain controller so that i can set up directaccess.
Here is the setup:
Windows Server 2012 with Directaccess and VPN enabled
2012 server is joined to a Windows 2008 R2 Domain controller that has DNS and DHCP installed
All firewalls have been disabled and the computer is open to all ports and connections.

Testing two client computers running Windows 8.1 Enterprise and Windows 10 enterprise evaluation.
Both computers have been set to use the 2008R2 DNS server

I can successfully connect to the server via VPN and map network drives.

If i go to join the computer to the domain i type in the top level domain and IT PROMPTS for the network username and password. I type it in, and after about 30 seconds it says Cannot join the domain mydomain.com Network Path Not Found.

I'm not sure what i am doing wrong as it sees the server because it's prompting for the credentials, but then cannot complete the connection.

Any help is greatly appreciated, banging my head on the desk for a couple hours didn't help.

A:Cannot Join domain over VPN: Network path not found

This issue was resolved by ticking the option to use the default gateway on remote network. Joined the PC to domain, then went back and unchecked the box.

Once joined the computer had no problem using the VPN at the login screen and logging in as any user in Active Directory.

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I just made a custom Windows 7 computer image for my company with all the bells and whistles that I've learned from this site and the Microsoft security forums. However, I went to join it to the domain and I get the following message:

"the following error occured when attempting to join the domain.....; the network location cannot be reached"

-I am trying to add it to a server 2k3 domain
-I can ping IP and FQDN of DC
-can add other windows 7 machines to domain
-can add XP machines with similar security settings

I firmly believe that it is a registry edit I have made or a gpedit that I made, I'm just really not sure which one and it seems like I tried changing all the major ones back as a troubleshooting step.

I really don't know what to try next

A:Network location cannot be reached when attempting to join domain

This sometimes requires that you change the lanman server parimeters in order to get Windows 7 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 7 machines that need to connect to the server. The default settings can be different depending which version of Windows 7 is being used.

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy

Local Policies - Security Options

Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
Set to Send LM & NTLM responses only

Set the Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
Disable Require 128-bit encryption

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I tried all the advice on the forums, I can ping the domain controller and get to the internet.  The domain controller request a username and password then I get the error.  The computer stopped being able to connect to the domain, I removed the
computer account and I tried to re add it but cannot.  It keeps giving me the same error.
If I try to connect to a share \\ip address\share it gives me an error as well.
I tried deleted the IP6 to 4 devices, but nothing is working, I do not want to rebuild this laptop.

A:Cannot join Domain, receiving error the network location cannot be reached.

Hi, i resolved this exact same issue by making sure the following was ticked in the NIC properties

- client for microsoft networks

After ticking the above the machine then joined the domain

hope this helps?


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Hey guys!

Maybe someone can help me out with these questions I have:

1) What is "Client for Microsoft Networks" ?

2) What is "QoS Packet Scheduler" ?

3) Is it safe to disable these options?

I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone could help me out.


A:My Network Places -> View Network Connections -> Properties (Screenshot Inside)

Response to Q3:
1. No. Not if you want to have a LAN of Windows PCs.
2. Yes.

Plus if your want to share files and a printer on a LAN you'd need to enable FIle and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.

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I brought my own laptop PC into a business I joined, and they registered the laptop to their domain and upgraded my Windows 7 Home to Ultimate. It was a temp assignment, now I've left the company fo another assignment, but will work from home. I've
upgraded my family PCs to Windows 7 to create a homegroup network, but I can't join this homegroup with my laptop PC, as I'm prevented from doing so while the laptop is apparently still on the domain.  How can I remove my laptop from this domain, since
it doesn't apply any more?

A:How do I remove personal PC from old business domain to join Windows 7 home network?

First of all , I would like to advice you that you must need have an administrator’s permission account of this laptop. If so, You need to leave your laptop from the domain, then you need to change the Network Location to Home Network.
About how to leave your laptop form a domain, please kindly refer to the following steps:
Step 1. Click Start button, then point to Computer.
Step 2. Right-Click Computer, then click Properties.
Step 3. Under the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings, click Change Settings.
Step 4. Then hit Change, change the Member of Option to Workgroup, hit OK.
Step 5. You will be prompted the administrator’s account, type it.
Step 6. Then restart your computer.

About how to join a Homegroup, Please kindly refer to the following steps:
Step 1. Make sure a HomeGroup has already been created. One computer on the network must create a HomeGroup, then all the other computers can join in.
Step 2. Make sure you know the HomeGroup password.
Step 3. Click the Start button.
Step 4. Click Control Panel from the Start Menu.
Step 4. In the search box type in homegroup -> now click HomeGroup.
Step 5. From the bottom right hand corner of the window click Join Now.
Step 6. Select the Libraries you would like to share over the network. Pictures, Music Videos and Printers are checked by default. You can add Documents by checking the box. Now click Next.
Step 7. Type in the HomeGroup password.
Step 8. Click Next and wait for the ... Read more

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One domain user recently can't see network drives and use printer. When you join a domain it automatically maps those drives and ads that printer, and it did, but now it is all gone. You can't even see disconnected drives in My computer. I am able to ping
those drives, but that's it. And this occurs only on one computer on one user. If log in to different user on that computer everything is fine and if I log in with that user on different computer it also works. Tried looking for disabled services, but couldn't
any that would be turned off from the most important (Workstation, Network location awareness, Network list service). Any suggestions?

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I have installed server 2003 on a small network and created a domain that is the same as the public domain name (ie the companies website).

This is now causing a problem because when i type in the public address (for example www.company.com) it is trying to resolve it locally - because the local domain name is also company.com.

Does anyone know if there is a way to get round this problem?

Many thanks in advance


A:problem with the local network having the same domain name as the public network

add 'local.' to the internal domain or change it altogether.

Your public domain should not have any connection into your private infrastructure,
but you may have references from private->public; not very common.

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Hello Every One
I have the admin laptop and it works fine except the wireless. The wireless works fine if i take it out from the domain and join the workgroup.

I have used the domain admin account and the machine local admin account and it does not work.
The hardware is OK and seems enabled with no problem except it does not see any wifi network.
The Laptop run Win 7 Pro.
Best Regards


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Router is an Archer TP-LINK 5400 and it holds the large several terabyte share using USB 3.  The ability to give the domain users access is limited by the RPC availability and creating a share is dependendt on RPC.  The domain error is a Samba
error.  Windows 1709 and above seems to have created the issue.   It hasn't been an issue in the past.
Help?  If there was a way to map the Samba Share permanently without cloning the huge drive - in other words, make the share work like a share?   Users are very frustrated.

R, J

A:Windows domain controller RPC unavailable and specified network name is no longer available

Here is a different method that I have noticed now that I did not earlier.R, J

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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'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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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 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?


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I'm having the most bizarre issue with like 9 machines in my network, all Windows 7 Ent x86. Basically, for some reason these 9 machines lose the Domain network profile once a day, randomly, and it's always after the GP is applied automatically.
The thing is:

I got another couple of hundreds of machines under the same set of policies (confirmed with GPResult), and only 9 are affected, so a GP is not the issue.
1 of the 9 affected machines is in another location with a different subnet, router, switch, ISP, different everything network-wise.
There are no local firewall rules (there was however a rule blocking inbound Explorer.exe connection for domain profiles only, but this can't cause any harm, the rule was deleted just in case though). Running GP update manually, or waiting for the automatic policy request does not reproduce the problem.The issue can happen at any time and under any circumstance; whether the user is logged on or not, computer locked or not, etc.When the issue happens, the network icon has a yellow exclamation sign and it is "Identifying network" until the next policy update.On the Firewall service logs, I can see how the Network profile changes back and forth a few times, ending in Network Profile=None.The computers are different models between HPs and Dells.An IPConfig /renew or a computer restart fixes the issue, until next day when it happens again.
I have set a scheduled task to renew the IP every morning, and provided a script for... Read more

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I have windows 7 32 bit on my hp 530 notebook. Since a few days when i try to connect to any network it shows connected but when i click on networks it says identifying network. I do have the latest drivers. I have windows 8 installed and wifi works fine in it.

Please reply.

A:Wifi doesn't connect to any network says identifying network.

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So guys, I have been having this problem for several days.
One day, I noticed that my wireless internet icon was gone from the taskbar.
I thought, that's easy, I'd set it to show from Network Connections.

However, when I went to Control Panel, Network Connections would not open, no hourglass or anything. Nothing.

So I went to services.msc, and sure enough, Network Connections was disabled. I set it to Manual and tried to start it. I got the error "Could not start Network Connections on Local Computer. 193: 0xc1."

This is bringing me down, because I've searched for an answer online for days, nothing worked.
I tried using regsvr32 to register netshell.dll, but I got the error "netshell.dll was loaded but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found. This file cannot be registered."

I have Windows XP Home Edition SP 2.

I have scanned for viruses with avast! Home Edition, found nothing.

And very surprisingly, I still have internet. But I travel, so I need to choose my wireless networks, and this way, I can't. Thank you in advance for any help.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1.50GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57231 MB, Free - 41659 MB; D: Total - 57231 MB, Free - 14579 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Inc., Nestos , Not Applicable, LXAJL0X031734074722500
Antivirus: None

Hi. I have a problem with my wireless connection. The tab under network connections does NOT show wireless connection. This happened after I reinstalled winxp. I installed the wireless driver but it did not work. I can only connect to the internet using the wired connection. What should I do?

A:Laptop doesnt show wireless network connection under network connections

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Hi, I'm new to this so bear with me :/

I know there are a lot of forum posts on this on this forum and many others but after 8 hours of trawling through them and getting nowhere I thought I would make a thread with my specific problem and see if anyone can help.

I got my new graphics card yesterday, and after 4 hours of trying to get that to work, it's in and working but now I have a red cross where it says my internet is connected and when I click on it it says No Connections are available. I have a wired connection, and the ethernet cable is in (there is no light on my mobo to confirm this). When I troubleshoot it says:
Windows did not detect a properly installed network adapter. If you have a network adapter you will need to reinstall the driver.

I have got my MOBO CD and attempted to do that but the gigabyte interface is completely missing and I can't find the network adapter on there. I have also tried downloading the new drivers, first on my laptop and running them on the PC but that had no success, and the second time through my Iphone personal hotspot but with the same results.

I know the ethernet cable works because I have put it in my laptop.

I have a Gigabyte H61MA-D3v Mobo
i5 2500K
8 GB Ram
GTX 770
Running Windows 7

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated because I'm close to putting my foot through my PC.



A:No network connections available and no network adapter in device manager (windows 7)

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I'm preparing a laptop for transfer to someone else and have deleted all my network accounts (wireless) in the Control Panel. But over in the Sys Tray, when I click on the network icon, my two connections are still listed (name and name-guest). How do I delete those? Win 7x64. Thanks,

A:Deleting my own network connections listings (sys tray network icon)

When you click on the network icon in the System Tray, it will always list all of the Available Wireless Networks in the area, including those of your neighbours if their signal is strong enough. However, if you've already deleted your own networks in Control Panel, the computer won't be able to connect to them again until the encryption key is re-entered.

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I am connected to the internet, but there is a red x on my network icon (yet when you hover over it, it says internet access.) I tried to go into the network and sharing > change adapter settings, yet the Network connections folder is COMPLETELY blank.

I tried reinstalling the driver. Initially, I get a message that says "the parameter is incorrect" Although, I tried to do it a second time, it said that the driver is up to date.

I dunno what else to do. I'd like to have access to my LAN connection. I'm running Win 7 Ultimate x64.

A:Network Connections Blank - Red X on Network Icon- but Internet works

Well, after 3 hours of trying to find a solution, I immediately found it after creating this thread. Sorry!!!

Anyway, the solution was to open the registry editor, go to: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network" and delete the “Config” value. I restarted my computer, and all was well.

Still wondering: why did this happen in the first place?

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So I have 4 computers connected into a gigabit switch,
If I drop power to the switch, all 4 computers' ethernet connections (obviously) go offline.
When I power the switch back on, I would expect, after a few seconds, that they would pick up their connections again.
One of the machines does this, the other 3 get themselves stuck in a state where they think they're online, but can't access anything on the network, and don't respond to pings.
If I disable/reenable the adapter, then do ipconfig /rel /ren
they start working again.
But I'm scratching my head trying to work out why 1 machine is fine, and 3 aren't. They are the same exact hardware (and cost $US3800 each)
and have the same windows image on them...

??? Also note that they are on DHCP with reservations.

Any ideas would be cool. thanks!

A:Some workstations network connections don't recover after network switch outage

When the switch comes back up, do these machines still have valid IP addresses, or do they switch to 169.x.x.x APIPA addressing? Also, if you hard-code IP address information (rather than rely on DHCP) as a test, do the machines all network properly after the switch drop and re-up?

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Hi there,
Apparently as the result of malware (I suddenly received many detected viruses using Avira and Malware Bytes), I can no longer access the internet. The Network Connections window is completely blank, and in the Device Manager, every single driver under Network Adapters (1394 net Adapter, Direct Parallel, Intel Pro/Wireless, Realtek, WAN Miniport, etc.) has a yellow exclamation mark. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers. In some cases, I got a message saying uninstallation is not allowed. But in all cases, even where I could uninstall and reinstall, it didn't help at all. I also already tried running:
regsvr32 netshell.dll
regsvr32 netcfgx.dll
regsvr32 netman.dll
Each routine was successful, but didn't help. Running "Start netman start" gives a response that it is already running.
Any advice? Is there any way around reinstalling XP? Will that even help?
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro M70 running XP Professional.
Any advice is greatly appreciated... I have been working on this to no avail for over 12 hours.

A:All network adapters lost and network connections window is empty

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I have no network connectivity on my computer but I can still log on to the domain. Why?
Is it not that everytime you log on to the domain, you have to get authenticated from the DC(domain controller)?
Please share a reason.

A:no network but could log on to domain

It is a Windows 2000 network

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I have a Windows XP system which is not connected to the network, but I could still log onto my company's domain from that system......? Can't understand!!

A:able to log to domain without network

It is probably caching your profile on your computer so that you can still logon to your computer with all your settings but you wont be able to access any of the network resources.

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What I want is the most secured pc possible, disabling all the network connections except my private network made with hamachi. I use it to play games on lan with my friend, but when I get malicious tools from internet, all my system is f***ed up and I need to reinstall windows, softwares and all my games, one by one.

-I use the standard windows firewall, my computer is xp pro SP3.
-I deleted every web browser I had, explorer not completely removed.
-Our hamachi network is secured with a password, only the two of us using it.
-I plan on freezing my system partition after making all the changes needed (deepfreeze)

So how can I reinforce my pc security without buying an AV that will ruin me? What setting should I change in my firewall or is there a better one aviable for free? Is there an alternative to freezing my system since I need to turn it off even for the smallest change?

Hope you can help me on this.

A:How to block all network connections but not hamachi private network?

From what I've read, you have to allow Hamachi to contact its server in order to login.

Apart from that, go to Windows Firewall, Exceptions tab, and uncheck everything that you feel is not used.

A stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall will only allow networks packets to come in if it has seen packets going out to that address. So if an application talks to a server, then that server is allowed to reply back. Otherwise all other inbound connections attempts are blocked. The Windows Firewall is an SPI type. So, that should fulfill your requirement of "disabling all network connections" .

One thing you should consider. Windows Firewall on XP doesn't block outgoing applications. So if you downloaded a malware and it starts calling home, Windows Firewall will not stop it. There are free firewalls available, like Comodo and Online Armor, which have outbound blocking. These 2 have a built in white list of safe programs to allow online. If an unrecognized program calls outbound, it will ask you for permission.

I don't understand why an antivirus will ruin you. I'll assume that you mean financially. There are a number of antivirus programs that are free: AVG Free, MS Security Essentials and Avast.

You stated that you want the 'most secured pc possible'. So I'll add some other advice.

Get a router if you don't have one. Even if you have only 1 PC. The router will act as a basic hardware firewall. The Windows Firewall is ok, ... Read more

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Restoring Network Connection [window reads]:
"An error occurred while reconnecting Z: to [my IP address]
Microsoft Windows Network: The network name cannot be found
This connection has not been restored"
Hi, I need step by step help in resolving this issue. Can anyone help? Thanks

A:Restoring network connections - the network cannot be found 0x80070043

This forum is for IT professionals. Better platform for step by step and detailed help is in

Unfortunately you have not given more relevant information on network security (workgroup or domain), about what you did before it started, network configuration and name resolution configuration.
Personaly I would use network monitor if no imput information helps to resolve this proble, Wireshark will do the trick.

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I recently tried to remove some malware from my system, and then all of these problems happened. I can no longer connect to the internet, and my network connections folder is totally empty. Under network adapters, all of them are missing or corrupt. I hit the update button, and it says that I have the newest driver available. I uninstalled all of them, and then rebooted, but they were just corrupt again.

I cannot activate simple TCP/IP under network connections in Add/remove windows components, I don't know if that's important or not.

My workstation service fails to start.

My Net/BIOS service fails to start.

I have tried to system restore, but it won't work.

I scanned the registries with regcure, but that didnt work either.

Booting in safe mode doesn't fix any of these problems.

I'm pretty sure I have service pack 3 (service pack files i386)

I had a bunch of missing icons in my control panel, the files were there, but their icons were not, i ran

regsvr32 netman.dll

and two other commands regsvr32 commands, i forgot which, then these icons came back, but I still have an empty network connections folder.

I'm at a loss, and don't know where to go from here, any help would be GREATLY appreciated.


A:No network connections, missing or corrupt network adapters...

Could you try to explain exactly what you did to remove to malware? Maybe you changed a setting somewhere without realizing it.

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Can anyone help me. I am trying to network my laptop with my desktop. I have done it before, but have changed routers. Now I can't find my network icon on my laptop. I have tried the ipconfig /all and this is what it came up with. Window IP Configuration
Host name............. Solovan
Primary dns suffix.....
Node type..............Unknown
IP Routing Enable ...No
WINS proxy enabled.No

Ethernet adapter local area connection
Media state..................Media disconnected
Description ..................Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Physical Address...........00-C0-9F-6C-80-56


A:Solved: Can't find the network icon under network connections

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I have a Canon iR3245 setup, shared and published in Active Directory. I configured the printer to scan to my network mapped drives using Windows SMB protocol. I created the user accounts in the address book on the printer and it works fine but the problem is that when a user changes their password for their account the printer does not change as well. We would have to change our password on the printer itself or through the web UI. How can I get this t automatically update when a user changes their password for their account. This is a domain account.

A:Network Printer in the Domain

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My company currently has a site to site vpn connection set up with the main site having subnet of and the second site subnet The main site has an AD/DNS server that I have set as the primary DNS server for both sites.
When first starting up and logging into a windows 7 computer at the second site, clicking the network icon in the system tray displays a generic "Network #" instead of the domain name. Along with this, I am unable to ping any systems on the main
subnet by host name, fqdn, nor by IP address, and cannot access file shares on the main subnet. Oddly enough, though, 'ipconfig /all' displays the correct primary dns suffix. Issuing an ipconfig release and renew usually fixes all this though, correctly displaying
the domain name and allowing pings to any hosts by host name, fqdn, and IP address, along with access to file shares.

I have tested a windows 10 computer there as well that does not seem to have any of the same issues. Upon first boot up and login, the windows 10 computer was able to ping any hosts on the main subnet through all means and also able to access all file shares.
Any thoughts on why the windows 7 machines are having this issue?

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Hi Guys,

Just need some help regarding the domain/internet that i using.

- Since 1 week me (User ID: kombat ) cannot logon to the PC. After joining my PC to domain again, i can log in.

It like today i can log in.. then 4 or 5days then i cannot log in again.. Need to join the
domain then it can work. ANy idea what is happening

Best regards

A:Domain or PC Network PROBELM?

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We operate in a Windows 2003 Domain. We have over 200 workstations with twelve different locations. Each location is on a different subnet. (,, etc.) EX. When I am using a server in our data farm, which is its own location and I am looking in My Network Places> Entire Network> It only shows the computers in that location. Same with all of my other locations, it only shows local computers. We have various models of netscreen firewalls. My question is, What are the specific ports that I need to enable between locations so that each office can see each other in the Entire Network. So When I am browsing our Data Farm in Nashville and I select Entire Network, I want to be able to see all of my computers in Florida offices and Alabama offices, and our other offices. Thanks for anyones help.

A:Domain Network Viewing

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what is the difference between a domain and a network?

A:what is the difference between a domain and a network?

Originally Posted by mazza15

what is the difference between a domain and a network?

From what I understand, a PC must be on a network in order to be on a domain or workgroup. I guess networks are like the roads of cyberspace & domains are the street signs stating what you can & can't do in a particular area.

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So, I'm connected to my college network via VPN and would like to map a network drive. When I try to access the share on the network form 'RUN', it sure does ask me the username/password credentials, but I understand the domain is the problem here.
The domain it's trying to use is apparently wrong and I'm not able to change it. Any ideas? The domain it's giving is
Domain : <Windows 7 system username>-PC

Which is not what I want. I'm not able to change it as well


Oh nevermind, I just gave the domain name as part of the username and it worked!
For example : username : Campus\userid

A:Map network drive on different domain

So you tried and put in domain name\userid and it still won't accept it?

If that the case, i think it's your credentials or the share isn't shared probably.

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ok i wanna learn how to create a domain for my home network. i know i can create a workgroup and all that good stuff but i want a domain so i can control file access, permissons and eveything else...

this is what i know i need

Windows Server Ed.
All Comps running Xp pro
a computer that is always on to be the domain authenticator
this is my problem. when i try to install Server ed 2003 on my win xp pro computer it says it cannot be upgraded from xp. what should i do?

if someone could help me install server ed 2003 i would be very grateful.

A:Creating a network Domain with win xp

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have a win98 pc on my nt network all 3 nt computers can see the domain and the workgroup but the win98 can only see the workgroup but it can log on to the nt domain and can use find computer and it will see all nt computer can intal a shared printer that is on the nt server and use it all tcip configuration and proticals are set up right why cant i see the domain on the win98 computer thanks rodman

A:win98 on nt network cant see domain


OK.... here's a question... If you only have a handful of computers, why do you have BOTH a Workgroup and a Domain? Why not just stick with the one, and forget the other.

I suggest, seeing as it is already in place, sticking with the Domain structure.

To get the Win98 machine to see the domain here is what should happen:

1) IN the networking Applet in Control panel, select the Client for Microsoft Networks and click on the properties button

2) Tick the "Connect to Domain" button, and type in the name of the domain.

3) Now, go to the TCP/IP for your network card, and click on Properties.

4) Make sure it is getting an IP address, and in the WINS tab, add the ip address of the Domain controller.

Hope this helps

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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hello everyone, i have decide to change my current home office network from a workgroup to a domain, i would like to use a program like critix to access the server but be able to access the programs on the server with out installing them on each machine. my only problem is i dont have a clue on how to set up a domian so a step by step tutorial would be great. i know it consist of a server, computers, domain controller and networking gear..but what is the steps to setting it up help would be great.

A:Need Help Setting up a Domain Network

Windows Server 2008 has this neat component called TSRemoteApp that does exactly that; allows you to install an app on the server, configure it as a remote app then use TS Webportal to connect to it.

However, you do not need to setup a domain to use it, but you're certainly free to.

Evaluation Information: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/try-it.aspx

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we have a little network problem in our doamain.
on some pc comes files with CRC errors!??!
for this reason
I'm looking for some "GOOD" tools to analyzing our network.
The network include:

Windows 2000 servers + Windows 2003 server + Windows 2000 Workstations.
Can someone give me some tips for a good analyzing application that
I can use to check the problem!?


A:Network problems in a domain....

The first thing to do is check your cables and NIC card connections, both to the network and the motherboard, secondly, check the positioning of the network cables, ideally they should be 150mm away from mains cabling and only cross mains cables at 90 degrees. If the problem is only on specific PC's, try moving to a different segment of your network, also, check for any change in surroundings, aerial masts, transmitters etc. even some mobile phones can have a detremental effect if stored near unshielded network cables. If you want to check the packets, try Ethereal, although this may not indicate the area of the problem, only the existence of it, a better solution would be to fully test the cables and switches or hubs up to their rated throuput. If you are using hubs, try replacing with switches as packet collision can generate CRC errors under certain circumstances.

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I am doing upgrades on an auto body shops computer systems, and I have just upgraded one of there computers. I'm trying to get it to hook up to there domain server that they have in place but, it will not connect to the server. The server is running Win 2000 server family, the upgraded computer is running Win XP pro. I have already setup a new account in the active dir. for the upgraded computer but, when I go to the XP computer it will not connect to the domain server what am I forgetting? I'm sorry if this is a dumb question but, have not dealt with a domain network in awhile!

A:Domain Name Network Problems

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Hi there,

How do I get access to a network printer without being on their domain? Im strictly not allowed to be on their domain but they want me to make use of their network printers.

Please assist

A:Network printer without being on domain

Please describe what you have already tried and what happened with those attempts.

Why don't you just ask "them"?

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Well I can use my very own laptop at work ... but they tell me that WinXP Home can not access a "Domain Network"....

Is that true. My only recourse is to move to XP Pro?



A:Accessing Domain Network

Yes that is true. You cannot add Windows XP Home machines to a domain.

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First of all this is all in Windows XP Pro. I just recently came from college back to home and I was seeking to change from the college Domain to my home network in order to transfer large files. So i went through My Computer's Properties and Computer Name then I changed from domain to workgroup. I didnt restart right away because I first joined the network my home computers were on, but when I did Finnally restart it asked me for my login info like it regularly used to and then gives me the error:

The System could not log you on. Make sure your User name and domain are correct, then type the password again. Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct case.​
I suspect this is because it is still trying to log me into the domain, but I can't find any way to change this. I searched all through bios and fouind nothing. I also tried to start in any kind of safe mode and it still asks me to log in and I can't get into windows. If anyone had any ideas I would completely appreciate it.

A:From Domain To Home Network

do you have a domain setup at home? or is it a P to P LAN network?
if P to P and you changed what you said you changed, did the change "take"
is it sill part of a "workgroup" with the 2 home computers having the same work group name?

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Just trying to remove and transfer some files and folders around from my laptop from my old business but
"This operation can only be performed when connected to the network"
Well, there is no longer any network unfortunately. I was also not the administrator so I don't have unlimited access.

So I can do whatever I want with the files within a folder but can't do anything with the folder itself.

Tried a hard delete (Shift+delete)
Tried an unlocker program

Its nothing crucial of course, just tons of empty folders cluttering everything up and I'm a neat freak

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