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How to enable IE11 x64 browser in windows 8.1 domain user

Q: How to enable IE11 x64 browser in windows 8.1 domain user

Hi all,

I was trying to enable IE11x64 bit browser in windows 8.1x64 bit ent for domain users and i was unable to enable it.
below are the steps i followed to enable IE11x64 bit for domain users:
step 1:

step 2:
It will be 64bit, only when this feature is checked, otherwise IE will still use a 32bit process.
closed the borwser and opend the browser again but i checked in process.exe

Tabs are displayed in 32 bit.

can anybody help me with this issue.
i want 64 bit tabs to be opened instead of 32 bit

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So I have a client who just got 10 new windows 10 machines and added them to the windows 2008R2 domain. By default, Edge is the set browser and I know I can manually go into the profile and set the preferred browser but the problem is multiple users connect to each machine (this is in a DR office) the nurses move around and log into their profiles on each machine. So they would have to do this on each machine for each user which they don't want to do.

Is there a way to enforce the browser for all windows 10 machines via GPA to use IE11 that comes with windows 10?

My idea was to either domain wide on windows 10 machines use IE11 or if not possible created a GPA based on OS and set the default browser.

Or worst case figures out a way to remove Edge from the machines.

Does anyone happen to know a way or ran into this issue previously?

A:Any way to force IE11 as default browser via domain GP? Server 2008

Check with Microsoft before attempting to remove Edge, you might end up with in-valid/un-authentic Windows. If memory serves me, I think the IT people had to develop a PUSH technology, a forced net-station download and a forced Top/Down maintenance, in order to enforce certain defaults.

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Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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

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Hi Team, We have a GPO in the environment which enables ActiveX while accessing the link http://usman-smappvw04.sncorp.smith-nephew.com:8080/qcbin/ site. This GPO works fine with Windows 7 mahcines with IE 11 - non Admin users and ActiveX installer is automatically installed. However, same GPO isn't working on Windows 10 with IE 11 - non Admin users. Do you have any idea if any features were changed recently in Windows 10 for ActiveX or do we need to make any other changes in GPO to enable ActiveX controls automatically on Windows 10 machine. Any help would be appreciated! 

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We are trying to create an image for our Windows 10 Professional Workstations that will use IE11 with the
Content Advisory button enabled. We had no problem with previous versions of Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows 10 Professional prior to build 1607 and above. We are already aware that the GPO to enable the policy for Content Advisory is no longer supported
once you are running build 1607, but we need either a workaround or another method to enable the Content Advisory for IE11. Please note that the application we are using currently must run on IE11 and not Microsoft Edge. Please advise. Thank you Phil Isaacson
[email protected]   The PCs are in a workgroup not a domain.

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Hello, I have a domain environment and my current windows 7 is in domain, (I'm logged in with local admin credentials) I'm using command "net user <user> /domain" which gives me access denied (<user> is domain account) Can't figure
out why, hope you can help. Thanks.

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Hello Experts,

I have single AD Forest, 1 root domain and 4 child domain which having parent child trust with each other

Windows 2012 Functional Level

We find in some security tool that SID Filtering is not enabled on 4 child domain.

Please suggest is there any risk of enabling SID Filtering on domain level and how to do that from Root domain to child domain
Early response will be really appreciated

Thanks, NG

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When I bought my ThinkPad P72, the biometric login via face recognition and fingerprint was enabled and working. After adding the laptop to my current 2016 Windows domain, the biometric login has been disabled. Does anyone know the settings to re-enable via the laptop local domain policy without having to reconfigure the domain controller server?

There are 10 types of people in IT: those that understand binary and those that don't .....

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When I bought my ThinkPad P72, the biometric login via face recognition and fingerprint was enabled and working. After adding the laptop to my current 2016 Windows domain, the biometric login has been disabled. Does anyone know the settings to re-enable via the laptop local domain policy without having to reconfigure the domain controller server?

There are 10 types of people in IT: those that understand binary and those that don't .....

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Hi Expertz,
I am trying to make IE 11 as default browser in windows 10 1511 machine & following link below

My followed steps are::
1>     1> 
Taken a windows 10 1511 reference machine where IE11 was made default browser manually from settingsāsystemsādefault
appāset defaults by app?select IEāset this program as defaultā
2>Exported this default app changes using dism
>Dism /Online /Export- DefaultAppAssociations:c:\defaultassociations.xml
3>Copied this xml file from ref VM & paste in DC in location
In Domain Controller side
Winkey + R-->Gpedit.msc-->computer
configuration-->Administrative template-->Windows
ComponentsāFile explorerāset
a default association configuration file -->enable
In option tab-->paste-->c:\windows\system32\defaultassociations.xml

In client VM verified whether policy has been appliedāwinkey
Gpresult /scope computer /r
IE11 was not set as a default browser in settings in client windows 10 VM

Guys I could be missing somewhere, Kindly... Read more

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Hi -

I have browser problems after a windows update came along on 19 November. It turned out to be an IE11 upgrade to IE10. If it wasn't marked as a critical update I would not have bothered

Prior to the update all was well. Post update the IE11 has trouble connecting to some sites: eg Latest news, world news, sport and comment from the Guardian | theguardian.com | The Guardian and Free website | Free blog | Create a free website | Weebly fails to load and Home | Mail Online works fine.

The browser just reports that it is 'waiting for response from website'

So, I tried rolling back the machine to the restore point prior to the update. Now back to IE10, BUT the same problem persists.

Next, I unrestored the unrestore and reverted to IE11. I then tried uninstalling the update. Back to IE10 and same problem.

I tried turning off the windows firewall and disabling the virus scanner. Same problem. I checked the latest version of Flash is installed.

So, I downloaded and installed Chrome. Chrome has the same problem, except that if you stop the page loading it will render the page as far as it has got. Successive reloads and stop loading clicks will get most of the page.

Chrome is now my default browser. Funnily enough, Chrome seems to be getting better at getting web pages as it is used more. Seven forums has only just become usable!

Is there a fix for this ? Machine is w7 Pro SP1.


A:Browser problems after IE11 windows update

Try ccleaner and leave the basic stuff checked as well as dns cache under system.

CCleaner - Delete Junk Files

Have you scanned your system for malware?

Such as with malware bytes or avast?

You can download them and run a full scan in my signature.

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I have recently been testing Windows in FIPS-compliance mode for compliance with a common security policy mandated by a state government agency.  This included my assigned laptop, which is running Windows 8.1 Update Enterprise x64.
As part of the test, I enabled the "System cryptography: Use FIPS 140 compliant cryptographic algorithms, including encryption, hashing and signing algorithms" both in local security policy on my machine and later via a test GPO.  Since that
test has completed, I have deleted the GPO and disabled the setting in local security policy.  I've also rebooted several times to verify the setting is truly disabled and also tried creating a GPO that forces that setting to disabled.
What I am seeing is, since performing these tests, I can no longer enable TLS 1.1 or 1.2 on IE11.  They were previously enabled.  The settings for SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 are all grayed out.  SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, and TLS
1.0 are checked (and cannot be unchecked) and TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 are unchecked (and cannot be checked).
Suspecting group policy, I put my user account and computer account in an OU that has group policy inheritance blocked and made a GPO that only forces SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 on for my user account and applied it to my test GPO.  The
particular setting is Policies | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Internet Explorer | Internet Control Panel | Advanced Page ... Read more

A:IE11: Unable to enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2

At this point, I would re-install the workstation since you have only one machine that is affected (or now two). When no GPO settings are applied but IE, despite re-set, greys out options I?d say FUBAR.
I did not observe this behaviour when I enabled and disabled the FIPS option. IE would still give me the SSL/TLS options to check and uncheck. That was IE 10 on Windows 8.
Alternatively, manually setting the cipher suites via GPO may also get you the TLS 1.2 desired behaviour.

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

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Currently we are in the middle of a migration project. We are migrating users from child domains to the root domain of one organization.
The user accounts are migrated with powershell using Move-ADObject cmdlet. This works as expected. The SIDHistory attribute is updated correctly.
Recently we received complaints from some *migrated* users - they lost their default/custom file associations. This happens only on Windows 8/Windows 8.1.
What happens:

the user is migrated and logs onher profile loads and everything's preserved (as expected)the user clicks on a .jpeg file (previously associated with program XYZ)OS asks the user to choose a program to open the file withthe user chooses a default program XYZ and the file openswhen the user clicks on a .jpeg file again - OS asks to choose a program again
i.e. the settings are not preserved.

Our investigation shows that it is connected with the UserChoice registry key and the HASH value under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.SomeExt

According to this blog 
the HASH is calculated based on user's SID. But after the migration the user has new SID and the HASH becomes invalid and we hit this:
"However In Win 8, the registry changes are verified by a hash (unique per user and app)  that detects tampering by apps. In the absence of a valid hash, we ignore the default in the registry."
Currently deleting the UserChoice key for all a... Read more

A:File associations are lost when user account is migrated from one domain to another domain (SID changes)

Hello Petar K. Georgiev,
Please check the following article to change the registry key to change back to the default file type associations.
Please note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENPlease remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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I setup a new user on a stand-alone Windows 10 laptop this weekend and noticed that most websites hang in both Edge and IE11.  I had a look at the user's rights and made sure that they were removed from the local USERS group and only were a member of
the Administrators group.  Then I looked at IE itself and found that if I ran IE as administrator, it worked fine, so I logged the user out and back in again, and still nothing.  I also noticed that IE has a setting to run with administrative privileges,
which I enabled and still nothing.  I thought at this point that it might be a website issue, or at least an ISP issue.  I tried the same sites with the first logged in account on the same machine and everything worked fine.
At this point I was looking at a user rights issue, I thought.  Then I tried the same sites with the new user using Chrome and everything worked fine.  So I'm at a loss as to what this might be.  I've check that IE is using software rendering
so that's not the issue.
Any ideas, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
An example of a site would be to go to www.webex.com then try to log in.  The login page just spins and spins.

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Good morning,
After noticing that random websites were failing to load consistently, I looked through my IE11 settings and saw that the option to use a proxy server was checked. If I uncheck the proxy server option:
The proxy server option sometimes will be enabled again when restarting IE11
New tabs I open during the same session of IE11 will again have that Proxy Server option enabled
Occasionally, the same tab will revert back to having the Proxy Server option enabled
The proxy server address field remains blank through all of this (there was a value in there some time ago, but clearing it out once eliminated that issue. I have tried the following in addition to manually clearing the proxy server check box and address field:
Adware Cleaner
Significant malware and adware was cleaned up by these programs. With regard to this issue, the only improvement was that sometimes (but not always) the first tab only has the proxy server box unchecked when opening my IE11.
I am using this computer at home. I have never knowingly used a proxy server.
Please help. Thank you!

A:Windows 8.1 IE11, browser starts with proxy server enabled

I cannot run DDS on my PC. I can download it, but running it gives an error that DDS will not run in Compatibility mode.
Not sure if this blocking of DDS is part of my issue.
Please advise.

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Hi, in IE11 I am trying to enable enterprise mode by clicking on it under the Tools menu however, when I click on it nothing happens. It doesn't place a checkmark next to it nor does it display the icon in the URL bar like it should. Any ideas on how to
get this to work?

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Hi there
WHY MS do you have to make Enable protected mode an all or nothing setting

I have a Media server that needs to open but this fails unless I turn OFF enable protected mode
All I need is for this site (local host at to be an exception.

Anybody know if this is possible to do. (IE11 in Windows 8.1)

The program is actually Logitech Media server -- works fine normally until IE11 had this thing about Protected mode.

Before I found the trick I did all sorts of things like disabling IPV6 (registry entry needed) etc to no avail --kept getting couldn't access the site !!! (localhost !!!!).

If you really need to disable ipv6 in Windows 8 / 8.1 then do it this way

Techunboxed: How to Disable IPv6 in Windows 8

I've reset the system back to enabling ipv6 as well and switching off compatibility view for that site.


A:IE11 and Enable Protected mode I need OFF for 1 Site

Have you tried the Trusted Sites zone for this? Enable Protected Mode can be independently set for each of the 4 zones.

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PC was on Windows home version. It was upgraded to Windows Pro but it made us install the anniversity update before we could upgrade.

Joined the computer to the domain with no issue. After reboot we could not log in with the domain user account. Tried other domain accounts too, even domain admin account. It say username or password is incorrect but that is not true.

Tried to unjoin and rejoin to the domain no luck.

Confirmed dns settings on the PC. Using wired connection. Not going through a VPN connection or anything like that.

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Here is my situation:

A user running windows 2000 on an NT4 domain joins a win2000 domain of the same name. How do I keep his local user settings (desktop, my documents, outlook etc.) from beginning anew?

A:Windows 2000 user joins new domain


Try set him up with a roaming profile.

Open up User Manager for Domains, select his user account and open it.

Click on the Profile button and edit his profile like shown below (substituting the words server, share, username for the actual names)

Then copy his profile out of "c:\Documents and Settings" on his HD to that share.

Then do the same for the Win2000 server, and copy the profile to a server on that domain.

See what happens...


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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A couple of days ago some of the domain users profile got temporary. I want to know what is the reason behind this that cause user profiles to get temporary? (of course other than infecting the client to virus and ransomware) 

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I have just installed a new PC running Windows 7 Professional for an existing user on our Windows 2003 domain. When she tries to change her domain password, she gets an "access denied" error message. I am able to change her password on the server, and the new
password works fine. I have added her to the local administrator group. But no success. As a test, I added a 2nd user from the same domain to the users on the PC. The 2nd user is able to login and successfully change her password. Not sure where
to go from here except to create a new account on the Domain for the 1st user. Any help would be appreciated.
This is a single forest, Windows 2003 domain, with no other trusts.
This is the 1st Wiondows 7 PC added to the domain. All other workstations are Windows XP.

A:User cannot change their Domain password on new Windows 7 PC

Check her account in AD, is it set to require logon to change password in the "Users must log on in order to change password" check box in the Account Policy ?

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Hi everyone, I'd like to run something past you all if I may?

I work in the IT Support department of a Further Education College in the UK and for the past few months we've experienced a weird problem with a specific user's PC in that it will randomly shutdown.
It's a real head-scratcher and I would love some input from some fresh eyes!

Here's the scenario:
She logs in on a morning fine and can be logged in for hours before her computer goes through its shutdown process, displaying the default Windows "Shutting Down" screen with the pretty flowers to the right.
She boots it back up and can be working away for a few minutes and it will shutdown again; the next time a few minutes or hours. It's very random!

Here's what I've done so far:
- Checked the Event Viewer and found nothing untoward.
- Changed the RAM - no change.
- Changed the hard drive - no change.
- Changed her WHOLE PC for a new one - no change.
- Changed her PC name (in case it had something to do with that) - no change.
- We did have some software called Impero installed on her PC which was capable of taking remote control, starting the PC up, shutting it down etc etc so I removed this - no change.
- I read on a gaming forum that some people have experienced this problem with certain keyboard. In her case she was using an Apple keyboard so I changed this for a standard Microsoft keyboard - no change.

I thought maybe it was something to do with her network account and thought about changing her u... Read more

A:Random shutdown, domain user, Windows 7 32-bit.

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

Try this and see if it helps.

In Group Policy Object Editor,
expand Computer Configuration,
expand Administrative Templates,
expand Windows Components,
and then click Windows Update.
No Auto-restart with logged on user for scheduled automatic updates installations
enable this policy

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i all,

i have a problem every 24 hrs i have a user that keep losing is Domain admin right , it seems to be something with sync with a server that remove everyone from any groupe with admin right HELP>>>>>

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I am trying to help a friend set up a small business office (less than 10 users) with some sort of central user database so they can log into each computer with the same profile and password authentication. He has computers using XP and 2000 and a central server just acting as one to store files (Server is not loaded on it). Without an Active Directory, how can I setup centralized authentication. The only thing I am used to is Active Directory. Any help[ would be appreciated.



A:Windows central user server without domain

You cant setup centralized authentication without a server. If you want all your users to be able to logon to every computer in your office they would have to be connected to a domain or you will have to setup their username and password on every computer.

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All user's account's the my computer are disabled, and can't login to Windows 7.
How can i enable account and login to the Windows

Please help me.


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In IE11, am unable to modify the Enable Protected mode settings. It's grayed out and if i change the value in registry also it's not reflecting in IE. Is there any way to resolve this? Please advise.
It's not reflecting in all the zones.
Registry Path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\1


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Hi All,
I need a Batch file with code to Enable/Desable the Proxy Settings in Internet Explorer 11.
I searched with google but didnt found the correct code for this.

Can some one Help me on this??


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Hi everyone, first post here.

I am a bit stumped. I was tasked with moving a bunch of user files over to a new computer and it didn't come out right. The old computer was Windows 2000 Pro, the new computer is Windows XP Pro. All user accounts are domain accounts on a server, but all files are stored locally on the workstation they are currently logged in to.

Anyway, I logged in the 2000 box as an admin and copied all the user folders in the "Documents and Settings" folder on the C: drive. I moved these over to another computer for safekeeping. After I got the XP box imaged and ready to go, I copied the user folders over to the XP box in the "Documents and Settings" folder. I set up all the DNS stuff, etc.

I had a user log in with his domain account, and all looked good until I had him try to access his files. When he clicked on "Documents and Settings" it just took him to the long list of all the users and their personal folders. Obviously I did something wrong, but I'm not sure what. There was no option for a "My Documents" folder or such things like that on the C: drive without going to the "Documents and Settings"
folder, finding the right user and then navigating through that folder to find "My Documents."

Any help with how to rectify the situation would be appreciated!

A:Moving Domain User Files from Windows 2000 to XP

Hi Bishop,

Can you check the following registry entries :


There should be the path My Documents references to.

Remember to take backups before changing anything in the registry.

Kind regards,


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I have only Windows 7 machines in Server 2012 domain (Server 2008 R2 functional level). Everything is working fine except when a user changes his/her domain password from Windows 7 machine- it takes a long time ~5 minutes or more to successfully change the
password but changing a users domain password from the DC (2012) works instantly.

I hope I posted this in the right forum category.
Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 slow domain user password change.

Please check if there are some related errors in your Event Viewer. Also, check the error on your DC side.
Tracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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is there a way to stop windows xp pro from creating a user new user account for when logged into a domain to the account used when logged onto the pc.

Here is an example of the accounts....

tbarber - logged onto the pc
tbarber.textilent - logged onto the domain.

A:Windows XP Pro recreating user accounts when joining a domain

i have just installed windows xp sp2 but nothing has changed, i still get the 2 different profiles

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Two week ago starting  our company some user when lock windows and login again 30 second waiting. How can I troubleshooting this issue ? Thanks.

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it's weird but I can't change the password of a domain user when I'm logged on a domain pc with Windows 8.

I'm sure that the password mets the requirements (I also tested here https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security/pc-security/password-checker.aspx ), in fact if I change it from a domain controller I can do it without any problem.

But if I try to set the same on Win 8 I can't, the system tell me that the password doesn't meet the minimum requirements.
I also examined the event viewer but seems that the system didn't record any event related to.

Some suggestion about to solve it?

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Hey guys,

So it starts like this. I wanted to network my Win7 comp to my mums XP pro laptop, in order to do this i had to (or so i read) set the workgroup to the default "WORKGROUP" on her laptop. Now, in the system settings it was set on Domain, with domain name being "SOUTHCITY", i went ahead and selected Workgroup and input "WORKGROUP".

After restarting i could no longer log in using her account.. or the admin account for that matter.. safe mode still required me to login so no luck there. Created a boot cd, changed the admin password. I now have admin access and can login using admin account.

Now, i went to undo what i had done in the first place.. selecting Domain and setting it as SOUTHCITY and i get the error as seen here: http://filedb.experts-exchange.com/i...n-join-err.JPG

I have a hint that its because the laptop is not connected to the server at school where she normally uses it. But if that is the case then why was it working as it was at home? maybe its an offline mode? idk. Either way i cant change it back. And also under control panel - user accounts - there are only admin accounts setup.. and one called "user". Even though her account is named otherwise, and i can even find her user files under documents and settings folder.. so why is there no user account showing there?

Any help would be appreciated! let me know if more info is needed!

A:[SOLVED] Windows XP Pro SP3, problem with domain, user login..

Have you tried VNC? RealVNC - Download VNC? Free Edition 4.1
You could then fix mom's computer as well as accessing files. One caveat. Without a VPN it's not secure.

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Windows 7 64bit Ultimate, logging on to SBS 2008. This only affects 1 user (me!) on 1 computer. I can logon to the same PC as another domain user, logs in within a 2 seconds. I can logon to another machine that I use a lot, instant.
Very little in startup, pretty sure that nothing starts for this user that doesn't start for other users.
So it looks like it's my user profile, rather than DNS, blank screen background or domain policy loading slowly.
I know I can probably solve this by deleting my local profile, but that would mean setting up all my applications again.
Anyone got any ideas?

A:Windows 7 slow logon to domain - only one user, one computer

You may check Event Log and see if there is any error messages. If no errors are found, you can only recreate your user profile. If you do not want to lose the program data, you may try to back up the AppData folder before deleting the problematic profile,
and then replace the same folder of the new created profile with it.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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is there a way to stop windows xp pro from creating a user new user account for when logged into a domain to the account used when logged onto the pc.

Here is an example of the accounts....

tbarber - logged onto the pc
tbarber.textilent - logged onto the domain.

A:Windows XP Pro recreating user accounts when joining a domain

i have just installed windows xp sp2 but nothing has changed, i still get the 2 different profiles

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I recently joined my HP Envy Recline 27 k210na which was upgraded to windows 10 to a Windows 2012 R2 Domain. But have an issue.

Once I login with a user account, domain or non domain, I am unable to use the fast user switching. When choosing to switch account, I will be taken to the login screen, and when I select 'Other' to login with another account, it takes me to the existing user's password entry screen.

If I sign out, and select 'Other' to login as a different user, I get the same issue. I have to reboot the machine to be able to login with another user account.

I restored the pc to factory defaults and upgraded again, then rejoined the domain, but the problem is still there.

Please help

A:Domain Joined Windows 10 - Fast User Switching

When signing in to a Windows PC which has joined a domain with other than a domain account, you need to use a so called full username (ComputerName\UserProfileName).

In above screenshot example I simply replaced the default domain username with the credentials of a local account using the full username and can now sign in using those credentials.

Clicking the link How do I sign in to another domain shows these instructions:


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Hi everybody,

I am having problems with Cortana opening up on a domain connected PC, I haven't yet tested this problem out on to multiple domain accounts but I have tested it on a local account on the computer and it works fine. With the local account on the computer, everything works fine. So, when I open Cortana on the taskbar whilst logging into a domain account - the Cortana bar disappears and reappears after a second.

Not just Cortana I just tested on a domain account, I have tested out the Store app - sometime this crashes and closes just after a minute.

So, what I might be thinking is that the operating system is not supported on to the domain controller (which I am running Windows Server 2012 R2) and not allowing as many features to be used via the policy. In the Server 2012 R2 policy only applies for computers that use Windows 2000 to Windows 8.1 Pro.

Thank your for reading!

Best Regards,

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I have an application for a local community chorus that provides access to a number of mp3 files for practice purposes. The web site uses sql, php, javascript and css.  I'm using html5 <audio> commands to play the audio files without plugins. 
It works as desired in Google Chrome and Firefox but has a problem in IE11 (Version 11.0.9600.19155). In IE11, there is a delay of approximately 30 seconds during the first attempt to access and play an audio file.  The controls appear as desired
but the application just sits there for about 30 seconds before playing the audio file.  All subsequent attempts to access any audio file starts immediately.  This delay is particularly troublesome for me and problematic for my users.  Can anyone
shed light on potential causes?

Robert L. Collins

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If I upgrade a Windows 7 Pro desktop to Windows 10 Pro, then I do not have any issues.
However if I do a clean install of Windows 10 Pro, and create the password for the administrative account.
After getting it all setup, I add it to the domain on the network. I can log in with the login info from the Active Directory Server. Now the problem I run into, is say if I want to even change a file name, it asks for the Administrative username and password, at which point I have to enter Computername\User for the username then Password when the pop up happens.
Is there a way I can remove that?
It doesn't seem to do that on any Windows 7 pro to Win 10 Pro upgrades though. And I have several more machines to do clean installs.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, I would appreciate any help, thank you.

A:Windows 10 clean install on Domain always asks for User/Password

Hey there,

Is the computer in the AD Users and Computers? This could cause problems if that's the case. I had a similar issue, and the issue was that it wasn't in there.

Best of luck.

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I have not been able to find an answer that matches the issue I'm facing. I had recently setup a laptop for a user and soon after, he was experiencing issues that I thought might be profile related. So, I did what always worked for me on prior versions of
Windows without any fuss or side affects.
I logged in under the local Administrator account, I went into: System Properties>User Profiles>Settings and removed the user profile from there. When I do that, I get an error message:
Profile Error
Profile not deleted completely. Error - A required privilege is not held by the client
Ok, no problem I think. I just need to delete the user's profile directory under the users folder right? So I do this and figure when I try to log in again as the user that a new profile will be created. However, this is not what happens exactly. I login
with the user credentials and it logs in successfully. However, I get a pop saying:
You have been logged on with a temporary profile
You cannot access your files and files created in this profile will be deleted when you log off. To fix this, log off and try logging on later.
Please see the event log for details or contact your system administrator
So my question is; why did the profile not delete completely after both deleting the user profile under System Properties and after deleting the actual profile directory? What did I miss and what is the proper method of deleting a user profile completely
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A:How To Properly Delete a User Profile on Windows 7 in a Domain environment

Sorry for my dilatory reply. Obviously, you encounter a problem when removing a user from system. Generally speaking, we can delete a user profile in Control Panel:

While, for your operation, it just delete the User Profile, next time you login system, it would use Default Profile to login, then you would see a temporary profile login.

Roger Lu
TechNet Community Support

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The domain user is not able to change the password using Ctrl+Alt+Del OS WIN8, 8.1 and Windows 10.

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

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This issue started last night.
1. I cannot open Windows Explorer.
By clicking explorer in desktop or icon in taskbar. It just shown in taskbar for few seconds and gone. Nothing happen.
2. I also cannot open Control Panel except for Windows Defender and Device Manager.

I have tried to:
- Right click explorer icon and run as administrator, but still no help.
- Run 'explorer.exe' directly from C:\Windows folder, but still no help.
- Run 'SFC /SCANNONW' as administrator from command prompt, result "not find any violations", but still no help.
- Scan using Windows Defender, no issue found, but still no help.
- Run/scan with ShellExView, it all shows 'normal' programs (no UN-recognize software/program).

But if I:
- Restart in Safe Mode, it work fine.
- Login as Local User with admin privilege / Local Admin, it work fine.
Need suggestion and help how to solve this.

Thanks in advance.
My detail:
- OS: Win7 Enterprise 32 bit.
- Security: Win Defender (no other Antivirus).

A:Can't open Windows Explorer/Control Panel for domain user


Finally I 'fix' it by following other solution in this forum.
Because this issue only happen for domain user and not for local user, so I remove/delete the profile for domain user. And login again with the same domain user, to create new profile, and yohoo it fix the issue.

Here is what I've done:
1. Login as local admin (because as local user have no issue).
2. Open C:\Users folder.
3. Open for User folder that have issue (e.g.: c:\user\emir.yhy)
4. Make backup for all the files/folder inside it to other drive (flash-drive or whatever).
5. Delete/remove User folder (C:\Users\[user folder]).
6. Open 'Regedit'.
7. Go to "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList".
8. On the left pane, make sure it shows something like 'S-1-5-...'
9. On the right pane, check for 'ProfileImagePath' make sure it shown the user name that has problem. (see the attached file).
10. On the left pane, right click the folder and Export it for backup (just in case).
11. On the left pane, right click the folder and 'Delete' it.
12. Switch User (start - switch user).
13. Login as Domain User which have issue (it will create new profile).
14. Try to open 'Windows Explorer'. Tha thaaa... it fixed.

Next step is restore all files that we copy for backup.
BUT do not copy the files. Especially the shortcut. We need to re-create it again.
If not, you will find same issue again.

That's it. That's what I've done to fix my issue.
Hope it help for other who have same issue.

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We have workstations that are wireless only with policies in place to Authenticate through wireless.
When attempting to log in it is required to select Other User then you can enter username and password. GPOs are set to disable Fast User Switching and Do not display last user name.

This has become a larger issue after switching to Kaspersky Endpoint now two Other User options are showing. One will not attempt to connect to the wireless for Authentication which is selected by default. Pressing escape and selecting the second
Other User prompts that it will attempt to connect to wireless first. 

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we have several computer that they are joined to domain.
when we login to windows by domain users it restarts like it losts power. there is no event log except "Power-Kernel event ID:41, Task category(63)".
it is interesting when we login by local users the windows works normally.
please give us a solution to resolve this problem.

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