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Configure machines to use exisiting local profile when machine is added to new domain

Q: Configure machines to use exisiting local profile when machine is added to new domain

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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FREE TOOL - How to convert the local domain profile to a only local profile?
We have a Windows 7 PC, joined to a a Windows Domain
Windows 7 PC owner was authorized to keep his PC "as is", with all content in it, including several different softwares, including MS Outlook 2013 and many others
The only thing they asked, it it to create a new local user and they asked to migrate the full (local stored) domain profile to his new local (loca user) profile, keeping, colors, sizes of icons, applications.. everything as currently is 
So, there is a free tool to do this? I found a FirenseIT tool, but it requires a fee to pro/enterprise editions

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I want to remove a PC from a domain and keep the actual domain-profile as a local profile.
I would like to keep all the settings for the installed programs and all my data in the various user folders like \documents, \music, \videos, \pictures ...

Do you have any tutorial like this one to do the above steps without the very hard to use "User State Migration Tool (USMT)" from M$?

Was anyone succesful using User Profile Wizard ?

A:Remove PC from Domain and keep domain profile as local profile?

That wont be simple to do as the permissions for a lot of things will be set to the domain SID depending whats in the profile if you copy it to another profile you may get it working if you take ownership

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I want to preface this inquiry with the following: this is a home lab environment and does not affect production systems in any way. Any information provided will be tested in a test VM prior to execution on any critical system.
I recently joined my primary home system to my lab domain. I wanted to retain all of the settings and configurations of my local system but use a domain account to login. I followed this migration write-up:
Step by Step : Migrate Local User Profile to Domain User Profile with all Settings

The gist of the migration involves adding the domain user to the ACL for the C:\Users\localUser with Full Control and propagate those permissions through the folder. This step worked without issue. Then, modify the ACL for the HKCU hive by adding the domain
user to the ACL with Full Control and propagate those permissions through the hive. This step appears to work, but some keys cannot be modified. Finally, we change the ProfileImagePath for the domain user SID under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
and reboot.
The change appears to have worked without issue. All of my settings are intact, and the look and feel is as expected. One very significant problem, however, is that the window (explorer.exe) size and location cache is not functioning. If I click on File
Explorer, the window opens as usual, but the layout is using tiles while I prefer the Details view. I change to the details view and make some other changes, clos... Read more

A:Explorer size and location cache no longer works after migrating local profile to domain profile

I figured out my own issue. Don'tcha love it when that happens?
I logged into the affected machine as the domain administrator, and when I loaded the ntuser.dat hive for the affected user, I noticed that the \Software\Classes key didn't exist. It did, however, exist for the logged on user and it appears to correlate
directly to the key under HKU\[SID]_Classes.
On a hunch, I logged back into the affected profile, drilled down to HKU\[SID]_Classes, and when I checked the permissions, I noticed that the domain user did not have explicit permissions to the key and subkeys. I added Full Control permissions, propagated
them through the key and subkeys, rebooted, et voila! Everything is back to the way it should be.
I'll be leaving a comment for Mahdi Tehrani to ensure this is done to prevent issues like I had.Ron Arestia, MCSA (Server 2012)

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Is there an Official Microsoft Guide to create Mandatory User Profile For windows 8.1 with latest update installed ? i still use My own Experience to create mandatory profile (Experience that Driven from windows Vista and 7) and still have Multiple issues
with it ?
Or is there a Official Microsoft recommendation to deploy windows 8.1 with latest update installed to educational  Labs on campus using Domain Credential for longing in (instead of using roaming profile and minimizing login time as well ) ?

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

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HI Guys

Hope that you can assist me.

I need to merge a local profile on a computer it's domain profile.

Example local\test1 to domain\0004

Each computer will have its own domain profile, it will not be a roaming profile.

Our company needs to move away from the local computer profiles to domain profiles.

Do you maybe know of an easy way to do it?

It will also need to move all settings, like email account to the domain profile.

We are using Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise.

Thank you

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I'm not sure where to post this as it's not really a network issue due to the computers not being domained.

At the moment I am applying local group policy settings for each computer (many computers) manually on each machine (Taking about 20 minutes per machine due to the MANY settings that need checking).

Is there any way I can cut this time down by saving a set of policy options from one computer and applying that set to multiple other computers (via a usb stick etc?)

Thanks in advance,


A:Automating Local Group Policy on non-domain machines?

Hi and welcome to TSF not quite sure but you may find something here Group Policy management for IT pros

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I set up a local user account on a company laptop that was to be used for employees who needed a lap top temporarily. I later added the laptop to the domain so that users could also use their company credentials. However after putting the computer on the domain, the local guest user account doesn't work. I went in as an admin and played with the account, it is still there and nothing has been disabled. When logging in I insert the computer-name/guest and it claims the password or domain is wrong? I just set the password and the local computer domain name is right here in front of me nothing has been inserted wrong. Is this an issue that need's to be addressed in group policy (which I need to go to someone else for) or can I solve this on the local machine? Microsoft really needs to patch these domain issues or they need to give Windows Seven log in options the flexibility XP had. Just saying

A:Laptop unable to log into local user after I added it to the domain

Hi there,

To log on locally try Computer Name\User Name. If still didn't help try creating a new User Name from Computer Management (see attached image) and see if it helps. I have switched back and forth many times between domain and local and I never experienced an issue logging on either way.


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I can't seem to have a user on my domain have a local profile on this one computer of mine.

One of my users (see pic), named ben has a local profile... however when I added another user, nicole, using the window on the right. The user doesn't even appear in the profiles settings over on the left. I've logged in with nicole and it says it can't find the roaming profile, and is going to use a temporary profile. But when I go to change the profile from roaming to local, the "local profile" option is grayed out when i'm logged in as nicole. when I'm logged in as an administrator, nicole doesn't appear on the profile settings list, so I can't change it there either... I'm a bit confused.

My PDC is running samba on a linux box... The worst part is, roaming profiles aren't even enabled in the samba settings!!

If there is any other information you need from me please let me know.


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I have a laptop (Windows XP Pro) that I have been using for work so I have been logging in (both when I'm in the office and on the network and when I am offline at home) using a work-related domain user. I will no longer be working with that company and so would like to cease to use that domain user.

How can I make that user a local user no longer associated with the domain? Alternatively, how can I easily copy all the user profile settings and files?

I have tried "Copy To" from System>Advanced>User Profiles but the Copy To button is grayed out for the domain user I wish to copy. I have also copied the ntuser files to a new local user which seemed to go okay. Except that I am stuck on how to 1) disconnect Outlook from my work's Exchange (Outlook won't open in the new user profile) and 2) get my ACT (from Sage) database synching with the remote. It all just seems a bit more than I can figure out.

Easiest thing would be to just "unhook" the domain user profile from the domain and have it be strictly local...?

Any guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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

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

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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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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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We have users on Windows 7 Enterprise machines.  No one has a roaming profile. Users cannot install programs.  The users move around so they don't use the same machine all the time and there may be 20 profiles on one machine.  They don't
always logout but the machines are restarted once a week at least.   Occasionally we may delete profiles on the machines but this is a remote site so we seldom do.  Users primarily use remote apps. served up either by Citrix or web interface. 
Little is done locally other than printing.  All machines are imaged with the same software. All users do the same thing.  One user in an office of six machines, can only login to three of the machines with a temporary profile.  She has no
profile under Users.  There is no .bak registry entry.  I cannot locate anything in the registry that points to this user.  I checked HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE|SOFTWARE|MICROSOFT|WINDOWSNT|CURRENT VERSION|PROFILELIST.  There were 20 profiles but
none for this user.  No .bak profiles for her, nothing.  I found a post that suggested increasing registry size/reboot but still no clue.  This has been going on for months and she just let me know but I don't know if she called the help desk
and they did something before.  Event log has errors saying: 

Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unlo... Read more

A:Windows 7 Enterprise - User logs in with temporary profile - 3 different machines/no roaming profile?

Thanks.  She's working on the computer and does not logoff and back on quickly.  I just rechecked and there absolutely is not a .bak with her name.  On either computer.  I did find one for Temp and one for another user so now I have a
second user getting the profile issue.  I renamed that one and when the other user logged in, he got his profile. 

Guess I will just re-image the computers although I'd like to figure it out but I don't have the spare time to waste and don't want my user to keep getting the temp profile.  My company won't pay for the support and frankly, in all the years I've
been in IT, I've never had MS resolve one issue for me.  Not worth paying for.  Oh well, thanks for your suggestions.  If I have time to devote to this and figure anything else out, I will post the answer. 

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As of today, in our domain environment consisting of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Enterprise machines, we are experiencing the "User Profile service failed the sign-in - User profile cannot be loaded" error message whenever a user tries to login.
This only affects users new to the particular machine. If they have signed on before and already have a cached account the computer logs them in with no issue. This is occurring on both Win8.1 and Win7 machines. We are an academic institution so this is becoming
a huge problem in our labs. Students generally use different computers so this is popping up very frequently. I have a solution for the issue. It appears that on the non-working machines that the "Default" user profile is corrupt. I have discovered
that if I find a machine, Win8.1 or Win7, doesn't matter, that is allowing first time users to logon I can copy the "Default" user profile and replace the corrupt one. I must first permanently delete the corrupt profile before copying over the new
one. I am doing this over the network by navigating the C:\users\ folder. Even this way is becoming cumbersome though as we have over 1000 computer in labs. I have googled and googled and I keep seeing the same answers offering various solutions, none which
are any more practical than my method. I cannot find information on a cause or a reason of why this would just crop up out of nowhere. I suspect maybe a Windows update but I cannot verify that yet. ... Read more

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I don't even know how to word the question. Here is what I got.  I apologize in advance if this is posted in the wrong place.  I will gladly repost if necessary.
I have one Windows 7 desktop (out of a couple of 100 Windows 7 and 10 machines) that I have put onto our domain.  When the user turns it on she gets the domain "username/password screen", logs in and all is good.  A few times
over the last several months the computer is turned on and the user does not get the domain login screen but boots right to local desktop.  This computer is no longer connected to the domain.
I assumed the user did something so I put the computer back on the domain.  I logged in as user and it created a new profile.  All programs that I installed were not there including Office products, AV products etc.  Could not find any reference
on the hard drive that they ever were there.  This user now has username.000 001 002 etc.  When I put the pc back onto the domain I also copy documents from the previous profiles that I have found.  All profiles will have the same date which
corresponds when the issue presents itself. 
Restore points are not there.  Windows updates are run as if this is a new machine out of the box.  I am completely baffled. All help is appreciated.

Edited - I have noticed that my event log has several entries dated from when we purchased the pc and then the date ski... Read more

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I have an issue that I need serious help with. (The user is my boss...nuff said.) He has been using a laptop with windows 7 professional for some time now and recently he reported to me that when he undocks his laptop and takes it on the road (for example) he does not see his desktop icons, quick launch etc... If he saves a file to the desktop for example, it is gone once he logs off or reboots. We recently got him a new laptop running windows 7 enterprise and are still seeing the same issue! Now, we are using roaming profiles in our environment and I am considering moving him to a local profile as this is really the only machine that he uses. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fix his local profile? I want to say that it either related to GPOs or his user account as this happens on two different machines. As far as redirection, we have his documents redirecting to his home folder but there are not other user policies applying to his account. Thank you for your time and advice in advance!

A:Local profile data not saved locally - roaming profile

The reason this is happening is that he is part of a domain likely, and when you are away from the network the computer cannot login into the Domain. He will have to switch his profile to local.

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Hi TechNet! So, I turned my computer on this morning and started working. Nothing unusual came up. While working I was checking the detail of an image and noticed that the Owner and Computer listing had changed to "xoCDA". I have no clue what this
is or where it came from.
I've attached some pictures for illustration. (I CAN'T ADD THEM UNTIL I'M VERIFED)

So, in picture 1 you can see I immediately searched the registry and it came up in all the right places where the old name should have been. Confusing.
In picture 2, I went through the Event Viewer and found the "The NetBIOS and DNS name of this machine have been changed..." message which threw during the first morning logon.
In picture 3 you can see how it's displaying in an image's properties.
In picture 4 you can see under the System information that it's showing the computer name, domain and workgroup settings as what they should be. It's current.
And in picture 5, you can see the modified profile name.
I've rebooted multiple times and nothing has changed. AV scans came back empty. My questions are, how could this happen? It's not that easy to just change the profile name, is it? And, the big one, how can I get it back to normal. Can I just edit it through
the reg and reboot? Thanks for taking the time!

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So, I brought my vaio notebook to work, and in order to log on to my company's network, I had to add the company's domain. That worked fine, and I was able to long on. Now, however, I'm unable to access anything but my company's domain. I've tried to just logon as administrator locally, but all of my local usernames are locked, and when I try to unlock them, I get an access is denied message! I want to remove this domain from my computer, but I cant access the buttons to change the ID or the Domain/Workgroup .. they're all grayed out. I dont want to do a full restore, because I have loads of data on here that's not backed up! Someone please help!!

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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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Just a quick post to see if there is a answer to this question:

I have to find a piece of software that can scan our domain and report back which users have admin rights on there local machines.



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Hi Folks,

I managed to add a wireless network profile to my IBM lenovo T400 laptop which runs on Win 7 OS. However I am not able to see it listed in the list that apperas when I click on the wireless transmission icon on the bottom right of the screen.

I can confirm that the 'wireless radio' button in the said laptop is turned on and is able to see other wireless networks in the vicinity. I can also confirm that the particular wireless network is actually functioning as I am able to access it from my Win XP machine.

In the WinXP machine, my security type is 'WPA2-PSK', I am not able to find the same option in the Win 7 machine, so I selected WPA2-Personal. I also tried playing the with the other 'Security Type' options in the Win 7 machine, but nothing solves the problem. I hope somone can advise. Thanks guys!!

A:Profile added, but can't 'see' network.


You will need to verify what type of Security you are using in your network. If your XP Machine is using WPA2-PSK and able to wireless connect, you will then need to apply the same Security and Passphrase to your Win7 Machine. You can't chose what you want, it won't work that way.

In the WinXP machine, my security type is 'WPA2-PSK', I am not able to find the same option in the Win 7 machine, so I selected WPA2-Personal.

Are you using a wireless manager or the built-in Windows WLAN AutoConfig to wireless connect?

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I cannot for the life of me figure this one out.. The server on the network does not control the internet - all clients run to a switch which runs to a T1.

I am having problems accessing secure sites. Doesn't matter which client machine I use, here is the problem..

When I login to a particular site, it seems like it accepts my login. Then once I advance from the login screen I have other links I can click on to continue. When I click a link, I am taken back to that same login screen. If I try this 5 times or so, I may be able to navigate to where I need to go.

What is the issue? If I try to login from anywhere else, I have no problems..

I have tried Firefox and Explorer and both have the same issues. I have added the site to a trusted site, and all security levels are correct.

Any ideas (PLEASE HELP)?

A:All machines on domain cannot login to secure sites

UPDATE (yeah that was fast) -

It seems as though it is not just secure sites!!! For instance on this site when I tried to edit the post I just made, it said that I am not logged in to do that. The problem lies in that the machine is not remembering that I am logged in. Cookies?? What is going on?>

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I'm deploying Win 10 Enterprise on standalone machines using MDT and trying to enable Bitlocker during my deployment to encrypt OS drive (the only partition I have), TPM is enable in BIOS, and i'm trying to store recovery keys on the deployment share, here
is my cs.ini :
BDEDriveSize=300  ------- i tried 2000 as well ---
TPMOwnerPassword=XXXXX ------- tried with and without this line --------
I left the BitLocker step enable in TS (default).
the deployment is finishes and never initiate the encryption.  
hint:  enable Bitlocker manually is working fine.
Machines are Intel NUC kit. 
Any ideas ?
thanks in advance. 

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I woke up this morning, logged into my computer under my profile christina and noticed that all my shortcuts on my desktop were gone...except the normal icons that show up before you start adding new stuff. I looked at My Computer and noticed a new profile folder was created under documents and settings called christina.NONE-ANJDQ3V9O9. I noticed that my downloaded icons from the desktop were in this folder so I added them back to my desktop and they work fine. I also noticed that all my bookmarks in both IE and firefox are all gone and I had go through the internet set-up again. So what it looks like happened was that whatever or however this folder got created, it refreshed my entire desktop and internet settings. When I go to the task manager and say change password I notice that it tells me that im using the user christina.NONE-ANJDQ3V9O9 when I logged into the user christina this morning. Im just wondering why this folder was created and how. Or if there is anyways to get back to my old user profile and my old settings back. Any help would greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for all who reply.

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fns should read dns in title...
I am about to loose my website space which my internet provider supplied including my domaine name & the associated linking. I just cannot figure out how to setup another "supplier". Our phone company (Bell) decided to terminate that service. I have a site that gives me the linking from my domain name to my "real" email address. But with all the technical issues associated with the linking etc I'm lost! Is there somewhere I can go to learn the ins & outs of changing dns so my domain name gets linked correctly and ends up in my mailbox. The variables associated with this just blows my mind. I've used a domaine name for 20 years or more but never had to "mess" very much with it... Help please!

A:How to configure web site domain name linking & fns etc!

Yeah it can be tricky to setup email forwarding right. Have a look at FreeDNS - http://freedns.afraid.org/. That service may help you.

Also check out this article on how to use outlook.com to host your domain email

There's google apps, it used to be free, but now costs $5/mth, which still isn't too bad

And just doing a quick google, I found this site which has some more suggestions.

Hope that helps.

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Hi All,
I am trying to configure ATA Lightweight gateway on additional domain controller. I am getting the error.
The Console, https://ata.domain.com,  returned an error while attempting to register  the gateway. For more details, please review the Center error logs.

I can open https://ata.domain.com from the DC without any issue and the Port required for the communication is open.
There is no error in Application or system logs on DC or ATA server.
Center error logs in ATA is also not pointing to any error.

Thank you for assistance.

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My requirement is like Someone is added my computer in domain or not, if added the computer in domain,
i want to read this newly domain name before reboot the system, using c#
Deepak Sharma

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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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We have been facing a weird issue on a domain environment where some of the connected pcs are showing IDENTIFYING... internet access.
All services are working properly, but we feel some slowness in the network and we are suspecting some machine is broadcasting and causing network devices to feel lost.

We have found also a single machine having a mac of 00:00:00:00 but we are unable to locate it so could this machine have something to do with such behavior and where should we really start from.

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Hi folks..

I'm using 2 PCs to transfer locally files (using FlashFXP). Both PCs "talk" to each other through my aDSL router. While i was transferring files only from my secondary machine to this one, my speed was about 5-6 MB/s.... OK.. I thought my router has a 54mbit limit.. However, a week ago I transferred a large folder from this machine to the secondary.. Speed was the standard 100 Mbit/s. Secondary machine has 10/100 LAN, this one is 10/100/1000.

Both machines are running Win7. It was fine on Win XP though. Any suggestions?
I'm really feeling stupid asking such questions but I tried everything and I just can't figure it out. Perhaps someone has experienced this before?!

Small edit: Secondary machine is 32bit, this is 64.

A:Local Transfers between 2 machines problem

The worse thing they could have done is used wireless. Great concept but I have seen lots and lots of problems with it. Especially with all the wireless recievers and transmitters.

Umm May i ask why your using flashFxp and not just the regular exploer that is built in windows.

You know what they say... the less complated you make things, the easier it is. wait.. that just makes sense, but you knwo what i mean....

stick with what windows was built with and stay away from as many third party programs as you can is what i mean

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Does anyone know how Windows 10 can perform Win Updates from machines in the LAN? I have never seen a Windows Update that does not download things from the Internet. ( the Internet Port on my switch is always blinking when a Windows Update download is in progress ) I have tried starting the 3 Peer services in services.msc on all local machines, but that made no difference. Disconnecting the switch from the router actually makes the machine being updated throw up an error message saying it can't access the download server. Of course I made sure that only 1 machine in the LAN falls behind schedule in updating, hoping that I would find out a way to make the download work solely over the LAN.

Edit. Maybe the reason it doesn't download over the LAN is because my machines have the network set to public. I wil test that the next month.

A:Windows Update from Local Win 10 Machines

Have you set updates for such
Advanced settings on updates
More than one place
Local Network

So Windows settings on Microsoft flag
updates and security
windows updates
advanced options on right of window
choose how updates are delivered
turn on updates from more than one place
select below PCs on my local network

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Hi everyone,
I'm unable to configure WinRM on a domain computer. I have a simple domain with

1) Windows server 2012
2) A client running Windows 7

If I try to run WinRM on the local Administrator, everything works fine, but if I switch to a domain user, than problems occured.

For example, if i run winrm quickconfig in powershell as the domain Administrator, then I get:

WinRM already is set up to receive requests on this machine.
    Message = WinRM cannot process the request. The following error occured while using Negotiate authentication: An unknown security error occurred.
 Possible causes are:
  -The user name or password specified are invalid.
  -Kerberos is used when no authentication method and no user name are specified.
  -Kerberos accepts domain user names, but not local user names.
  -The Service Principal Name (SPN) for the remote computer name and port does not exist.
  -The client and remote computers are in different domains and there is no trust between the two domains.
 After checking for the above issues, try the following:
  -Check the Event Viewer for events related to authentication.
  -Change the authentication method; add the destination computer to the WinRM TrustedHosts configuration setting or use
 HTTPS transport.
 Note that computers in the TrustedHosts list might not be authenticated.
   -For more information about WinRM configura... Read more

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I have an emachines desktop that is 5 years old, xp basic sp 2, celeron processor. When I boot up machine, goes to safe mode screen and says something new may have been loaded. Tried all the options in safe mode and normal mode - keeps going to same screen.

My goal is to do a non-destructive recovery without losing my data files or application software. I have went into recovery mode but there are only two options - wipe out all files/applications or wipe out all applications.

Is there some other software I can load on a cd to do a repair rather than a recovery?

Any help would be very much appreciated as this computer is used for community newsletters using ms publisher.

A:e machines xp machine won't boot

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First off I'd like to thank you very much for even opening this thread! I greatly appreciate the help!The following error message only occurs after someone has been logged onto the computer on their account for an extended period of time (I think it's about 5 or 6 hours and over, but I have no way of being sure). A few months ago I got a pretty bad virus infection, I cleaned it all up and the system ran, but had some errors going on with windows. I then bought an external hard drive. So I re-formatted and re-installed windows XP. Then I found this error message after logging off of my user, and then having my brother try to log onto his user profile. There are 5 user profiles on this computer, and only one of them has administrative rights at the moment.“Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If the problem persists, contact your network administrator.”Followed by:“Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off”So it only occurs when someone has been logged on for over 5 hours, and then tries to log onto another person's profile it doesn't affect only one profle, but usually affects all profiles but the one that was logged into for over 5 hours.I have tried running chkdsk, it comes up with no problems. I've tried running S... Read more

A:"Windows cannot load the locally stored profile." then "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on...

This problem is more serious than you think...since eventually user access could be denied.

Damaged profiles occur routinely...they beoome showstoppers only because users ignore the warnings that are provided...by permitting access via temporary profiles.

Users need to create a new profile...and then transfer settings, etc. from the damaged to the new...in order to overcome a damaged profile.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555473 AND http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326688 .


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What is wuauclt.exe and how is it used?
I know that people mainly use this for their Windows Update Server (WSUS), but I recently came across something that helped make the tasks of my co-worker and I a lot easier -
if it worked...
Now, I'll give a bit of a run-down on how our process works:
When we create our images - save states, backups, or what-ever you want to call them - we build them up from scratch which usually leaves us with a lot of updates; however, discovering a - I guess you could call it a - "jury-rigged" batch script
that would check and install updates upon startup (or logging into the computer) made the initial process of waiting for the updates a whole lot more bearable, since we could now leave them unattended.
Q: Well, the wuauclt.exe commands that I use only seem to work with machines that are not bound to a domain - in our case, at least.  While on the domain, you're given the two different options of either "Check
online for updates from Microsoft Update" or "Check for updates managed by your system administrator." By default, ours picks the latter - as I am assuming it should - but is there a way to force
wuauclt.exe to use the former?
Running a wuauclt.exe /detectnow just attempts to check for updates via the "system administrator" option.

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Dears , 
I have domain contains +500 clients (Win8.1) , all clients have no TPM chip installed . 
I've checked bitlocker group policy settings and found that i can force users to encrypt their
Newly connected disks only and nothing i can do about deploying force encryption to C: and D: drives . 
So can u please suggest how to automate force bitlocker encryption to their both C: + D: currently running drives .


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Dears , 
I have domain contains +500 clients (Win8.1) , all clients have no TPM chip installed . 
I've checked bitlocker group policy settings and found that i can force users to encrypt their
Newly connected disks only and nothing i can do about deploying force encryption to C: and D: drives . 
So can u please suggest how to automate force bitlocker encryption to their both C: + D: currently running drives .


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I have two desktop PCs connected to my router, one named Mirabel running Win7 Pro, and one named Bessie running Win Server 2008 R2 (both 64-bit). These can see each other quite happily.

I just installed Win8.1 Pro 64-bit on my Dell Vostro 3750 lap top, which I named Rosie, but am having problems connecting to the other machines.

When I go to the Network node in Windows Explorer on Rosie, I can't see either of the other two machines, but if I type \\Bessie in the address bar, it shows me the two drives that are shared. However, if I try and explore either of these, I get the following error...

The lap top is part of a workgroup, imaginatively named "Workgroup" as are the other two machines...

I changed the properties of the TCP/IP v4 to match the ones on the other two machines (with a different IP address of course)...

...but this didn't help.

The odd thing is that I can browse the shared drives on Mirabel without any problem.

In case it's relevant, both desktop machines can browse Rosie without problems.

Anyone any idea how to fix this. Win8 has changed so much from Win7, and it's wasting a lot of time trying to get it set up.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Problems connecting to other machines on the local network

With Server 08', wouldn't it be required to add this new machine/Username to the Active Directory/Domain of the Windows server?

Windows Server 2008: add an Active Directory Computer - YouTube

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Hey on my profile page i can select like every antivirus but no Avira );
Can you guys update this ?
Its on this thing:
Which product are you using your main system protection? (This will show with your messages)

A:Should Avira be added in you profile page antivirus choice?

Probably a bug. They will certainly fix that.

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in vista ultimate, i created a new user account as an administrator, logged in, and deleted the old account.
when i click on "Configure advanced user profile properties" or "Change my account variables" (under the tasks sidebar in control panel -> user accounts), nothing happens at all.
i cannot figure out any way to resolve the issue.
UAC is disabled, and the new account is an administrator.
anyone know whats going on??

A:cannot configure advanced user profile properties...

Is the account password protected?

try this method

Click Start

type Accounts in the Start search box, and then click User Accounts under Programs.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
In the User Accounts dialog box, click Change my environment variables under Tasks.
Make the changes that you want to the user environment variables for your user account, and then click OK.

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I would like to configure ATA to be in a work group and external to the monitored domain. Not having SEIM I plan to use ATA to collect the events using eventlog forwarding. In the documentation, it is mentioned that the domain controllers and ATA gateways
are connected to the same domain. So is my desired configuration of an ATA workgroup outside the domain not possible ?
thanks for any information

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Is it possible to give the domain users the option of adjusting the settings of Modems using telephon.cpl in Control Panel themselves? Currently if a normal users runs Telephone and Modem Settings in Control Panel then under Modems the buttons are greyed out. How can I as admin activate those buttons for them so they can call the modem properties and adjust them for their own needs?


Edit: edit: I have already checked the User/Group Policies using mmc but have not found any option to activate them.

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My new HP Pavilion dv7 for some reason is now showing under Hard Drives "Local Disk (Q"    I have no idea where this came from all of a sudden.  I have nothing attached or connected.   It denies access, says it is not acessible.  No matter what I do, I can't explore, delete, check properties etc.   Anyone understand this quirk?  How would I go about getting rid of it. 

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A:Strange Local Disk Q: has been added to my computer

If you have Microsoft Office 2010, that is what is creating the Q Drive. It uses the Application Virtualization (App-V) technology that requires the creation of a Virtual Drive. By default the drive letter for this virtual drive is Q:. in some systems it may use the letter R instead of Q. This Drive cannot be hidden or deleted.... Here are some links that will give you better understanding of the Click-to-run feature which generates that Q Drive.... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982434 and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2257628 

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