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

Q: 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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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,


A: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.

A: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!



A: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 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

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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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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.

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A: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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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 are running our Domain Controller and Active Directory in the cloud. All our users use their AD account to log onto their computers and this has been working fine for the last few years. Today an employee needed to change their password and for some reason
they get the error: "Configuration information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or because access is denied".
After trying it several times, always with the same result, I checked to make sure that the DC/AD was available. After that, I manually entered the DNS of our DC to make sure that it wasn't just a network error. That didn't change anything though. Then I
used my account to log onto his machine and I was able to change my password with no problem. That made me think that this must be an issue with his account but when I checked it, the permissions were all set correct.

After researching this error online and finding no helpful answer that explains why this is happening and how to fix it I'm stuck. Does anybody know why this is happening? And does someone know how to fix this?
With kind regards,
C. Zerbe

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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?

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

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2 windows 7 machines upgraded to Windows 10, these machines can see and access a OEM Windows 10 machine, but it can not access the ones that were upgrade to Windows 10.
The OEM is on Network 2 and the others are on Network 3 and 7.
These all worked before the upgrades.

What do I need to look for on what machines?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4350 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8063 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476372 MB, Free - 381797 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., Q87M-E
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18362.239]
(c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP-FSPSAFC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net
Ethernet adapter Ethernet 2:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I217-LM
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1C-87-2C-59-C2-23
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . ... Read more

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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?

A: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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I am looking for administrator password for brand new M625q thin client machines. When I first start a new machine and wants to install a new software or open control panel, the system is asking for credentials : Username : Administrator / Password : ???? Anyone have an idea ? Thanks !

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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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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'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

A: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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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.

A: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.

A: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.

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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?

A: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?

A: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
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A: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,

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

A: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...

A:allow domain users to add local printers

I think giving your domain user administrative right will solve the problem.

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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.

A: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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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?


A: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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I am unable to C$ into a server that is on the same domain as the computer I'm trying to reach it from. I have tried a few different methods to resolve this issue -

Changed the registry key


from a 0 to a 1 (Should disable remote UAC)

I have unistalled McAfee (potential issues with it blocking c$)

I have verified that other servers in the same OU are able to be C$ into, so I don't believe it's GPO related.

When I attempt to C$ into it I get a credential request. After filling out my credentials I get "Access is denied."

I am trying to access a Windows 2008 Server from a Windows 10 workstation.

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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?

A: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)

A: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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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.

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

Nothing huh???

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We have a problem with the occasional user being applied inappropriately to AD groups.
What I would like to see happen is have a GPO where if the user account (requesting to be added to a group)  is not in OU location A, B, or C then the admin is not allowed to add the user to the group or the user is removed from the group. Is it possible
to do something like this with GPO?<o:p></o:p>

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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?

A:Vista machine not joined xp domain

Have you tried this:- Workgroup Password

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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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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??

A: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:

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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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?

A:trouble adding w2k machine to NT domain

Here you go:
<a href="http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q272/2/37.ASP">Error Message When You Try to Add Windows 2000-Based Workstation to Windows NT 4.0-Based Domain</a>

<a href="http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q285/0/16.ASP">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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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 (169.254.xxx.xxx) and when using the Shared NAT / NIC i can connect to my router...

A: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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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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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

A: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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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.

A: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 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.

A: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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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?

A: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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