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Users cannot login to computer that has been off the network domain for awhile

Q: Users cannot login to computer that has been off the network domain for awhile

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

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I have a very strange situation randomly 2-3 time per month, users are not able to login to windows,
when the domain users type there credentials (user name and password) and press or click enter the arrow is moving back to the username and no logon occurs...nothing happen just remain stuck.
but after press restart button everything is fine!
what can cause this?

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A windows XP- SP2 machine is on a domain. The user name is authenticated against the domain. However, as the machine is assigned to one person, it is desirable to block logins from other users. Is is possible to selectively allow certain user of domain to login on a machine and block other users?

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

A:Windows 7 domain users cannot access network share

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When I want Login to my Windows 7 via Active Directory username and password, I got below error :

What is problem?


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

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is ad.domain.com and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve domain.com (nothing with fully qualified
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This laptop (1 year old with Win XP Pro) was set up to use a specific domain login for a large client/server network. It is now being used in a different location with a small peer to peer network which uses simple file and printer sharing. The forced domain login throws a wrench into trying to share files and a printer in the new P2P workgroup. Even tried using the domain name as the workgroup name. The PCs on the P2P are recognized by names but you cannot do any browsing. Simply. . . how the heck do you remove the domain login configuration from the system (it will not be used in the domain any more). I thought this would be an easy task, but apparently not. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Please just let me know if you need any more info.

A:Solved: Remove network domain login from laptop

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Hi All,

I'm having an issue here at work with the laptops used by workers to take out of the office. As far as I remember, windows has cached the logins for all users on the laptop so long as they have logged into the domain while connected to the network at least once.

It appears that now, windows is only remembering the most recent login - all other users will receive a "There are no logon servers available to service the logon request"

If anyone has any ideas it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 only caches one Login when disconnected from network/domain

By default all Windows computers should store 10 cached logins. Please check and possible change the value to a higher one and test to see if the issue is resolved - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/172931

If you have many machines then you may wish to push any changes that you make through a startup script using group policy

Hope this helps,

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

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

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

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

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What does it mean (in layman's terms) when you see this message in ATA?
<computer A> was queried by one or more users from <computer B> using SAMR against <domain controller> 
I am seeing this every four hours in our network/domain. 

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I have around 50 people in a domain at my work.. how do I stop anyone from accessing my bosses computer over the network?

He is running XP

A:Denying Certain domain users from accessing a computer?

The Windows XP firewall running with "No exceptions" should stop everyone. If by "anyone" you meant selected people accessing but others not there probably is no way. It's probably XP Pro, so file permissions could be used to restrict file read or write access to only those who know the permitted username(s)/password(s).

This response is from somebody who doesn't know domains, so there may be other methods.

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Hi I want to pull the remote users media player history on domain computer. I have searched every where couldn't any useful information regarding this topic and I contacted the Microsoft Pro support and they have forwarded me to here to ask question.

Can someone please help me the upper issue. 
Thank you,

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I'm setting up a server at work and I really don't know the ins and outs of security settings etc.. So this is a pet project of mine.

Basically, I want any computer (regardless of network name) to be able to access a share, but be prompted for a user name and password to open the directory.

Usually (it would seem), Windows 2000 just plain old denies access to anyone who does not have user account ont he server. If I can get it to prompt for a user name /pass before this, then that will serve my purposes quite nicely.

A:Ask users for login/pass to access network shares in Windows 2000?

I believe the NET command in XP/2k permits passing a username/login.

Also, when mapping a network drive to a network share, you have the option of putting in a user/pass.

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


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Windows 8.1used admin creds to access computer renaming dialogchanged computer name (& description)applied changeswas asked for and entered creds againgot error: A specified logon session does not exist it may already have been terminated
Already tried the registry trick:
Network access: Do not allow storage of passwords and credentials for network authenticationPlease advise

Thank you

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Here are the steps I took. Please tell me if I should have done differently.

1. On the server end add the user and computer to the domain in advance.

2. Fresh install windows 10 and make the first username Admin.

3. Once at desktop rename PC to match PC name on domain i.e. Workstation001.

4. Add computer to mydomain.local and when asked for username and password I entered the credentials for the new user.

5. Restarted the PC and signed into mydomain\newuser without any problems.

However now when I try to access the original local Admin account by typing 'Workstation001\local Admin' as the username and then the password. It keeps saying password invalid.

So I logged back into the domain account and tried resetting the password to Admin and then tried signing in as admin again, still no luck.

Currently there are 2 accounts on the computer one of them is a local/domain account for newuser and the other is a local Admin account which I cannot access.

What kind of glitch is this? Should I have not joined the domain through the original Admin account and instead added a local user to the PC 'newuser' and then sign in as that user locally then add them to the domain through their own local account? I didn't think this was necessary.

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My computer shut down because the CPU got too hot and a hour later I tried to login but it won't let me login to any users I clicked the profile I have all my stuff on but it just highlights in blue and I clicked guest but it just highlights in blue I've tried to boot into safe mode but it does the same exact thing when I try clicking or signing in on either one I've tried rebooting tons of times please help I have so many games downloaded and I don't wanna lose them :c it won't even let me click on the shut down button on the bottom right ,please help

A:Computer Wont Let Me Login To Users

Is your window screen going blue all the time when you are login.

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Please note that I have a domain user with a laptop, then someone else from the same domain logged on and it created a profile. I tried to delete it to free up disk space. I logged off all users and disconnected the laptop from the network. Then I logged on
with a local admin account, went to start, right click on computer -> properties, advanced system settings, settings for user profile and selected the profile and clicked the delete button.

This window told me that user was using ~60GB however after I clicked delete, I noticed my C drive space did not change. Please help. I also checked in control panels, user accounts and that profile name is no longer there. I also checked the HKEY_Users and
HKEY_Local_machine->software->microsoft->windows NT->current version->profile list and that user is not there.

I am very low on disk space ~10GB left and wanted to delete that profile to free up space as that person has their own computer.

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I have a domain server installed in my network (win2000 server)
For internet sharing I have a Dlink Router “DI-524” it’s configured with Dynamic IP. The problem is when I configure my client computer to login to domain with dynamic IP. It takes a long time to login and after the login internet is available.
But when I configure my client’s computer with static IP like IP address of computer, default gateway, Router’s LAN IP address and the DNS IP my domain name IP.
After this configuration my clients are unable to connect internet but user can login very fast on the domain…. Please help me to solve my problem

A:Client computer takes very long time to login on the domain

do you mean that your router's ip and your server's IP set dynamically?

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I have PCs sitting in a shared area and I would like to prevent users from different domain to logon to my computers. How do I do that with GPO? I searched internet and they suggested "Deny logon locally" I don't think that applies to
my case. Said, my users from DomainOne, I don't want users from DomainTwo, DomainThree, etc to logon and use my department computers.

Thang Mo

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Dear Community,

My company use around 700 desktops and laptops on a domain. our file server has a home share drive that the AD links to and then maps when a user logs onto any machine when using their domain account. my problem when I log onto my normal laptop
it says network name is no longer available. when I log onto another machine it connects and maps normally. all other servers UNC name works normally. I can ping it by DNS and IP and can RDP to it but not see any shares.

Please can you help?

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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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So I rebooted the win7 workstation went to login to it normally with the users credentials and it acts like its a new user login everything is default all pst's, docs, favs, everything is gone . If you browse the windows explorer you can see there are other similar profiles that it looks like used to be . What would happen if I tried to rename a user in Active directory?

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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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I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium x64, IE9, with Comodo Firewall and HIPs, Avast AV, MBAM, EMET and SAS.

I have one LUA and one Admin a/c, both strong passworded---Guest a/c is disabled, Real Administrator is enabled, passworded, and never used. I'm behind a router with no network or file & printer sharing and have all recommended blocks on my firewall.

I've just replaced my admin and lua accounts after finding a lot of null sid logon fails at all my accounts over a few months. It might have been a self-snafu, but I seem to have cured the issue. All except Type 3 Anon Logons at every boot, but i read somewhere that too can be a snafu. I'll keep an eye on them.

Meanwhile, eventlog showed my old accounts being removed from a 'no name' global group that had the Domain users group sid S-1-5-21-*-*-*-513. The new accounts were both added to this 'no name' global group. I'm a workgroup pc, not domain.

Home premium doesn't have secpol and I can't get NET command to enlighten me on this domain group. Should I have any global/ domain groups?

Finally, Is there a way to enforce 'Do not allow enumeration of SAM accounts and shares from the Local policy' or disable 'Network access: Allow anonymous SID/Name translation' or equivalent on Win 7 Home Premium?

A:Domain users group - no domain?

Good grief, I am afraid after just reading all of this. I recommend keeping only your windows built-in firewall, but its up to you.

Do you go to some heavy virus-infected websites a lot? All you really need for a home computer is something like MSE. MBAM is great to use with it as well. If you have more than one antivirus, chances are they will begin to conflict with eachother. update and scan for viruses, and if there aren't any, relax. DO you do things on your computer that require top notch security?

If you are looking for better, you might start looking into paying for a AV. google best antivirus to find reviews on different ones.

Windows itself has ways of locking down your computer, such as bit-locker.

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We bought a Dlinks A/C Router and it was working very well for about 2 weeks and now the network keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. My laptop and one other computer are on the network and the other computer has had no problems. My laptop is an HP laptop, I have an Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter and have rolled it back and updated it with no effect. I have scanned for everything as well as disc cleaned and defragmented. I have tried changing channels on the router but no difference. The problem in my opinion has to be on the laptop because no other device is having this problem, please help me fix it.

A:New Router worked for awhile and now network is bad

Are both computers connected via Wifi, or is the other computer that is staying connected using Ethernet?

EDIT: And have you tried connecting the HP using Ethernet just to see if bypassing the wifi fixes the problem? This would narrow down the cause, making the internal wifi card in the latptop suspect. (But first I would look at the config settings on the wifi card repeatedly. )

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Hello all.
We have Windows Server2003 on servers, windows xp on clients, protected by a watchguard firebox x550. VPN users authenticate to Firebox, not AD.
I am trying to setup pptp-vpn on a new laptop, which has Windows 7 Pro. Here is what happens.
I go outside the office, login to Windows laptop with the domain username and password. Then I fire up PPTP-VPN, login with the vpn username/password (leaving domain blank).

VPN Login goes through fine, I can see and ping servers by name and by IP. However, when I try to browse to the network drives, it says username not found.

I tried logging in with a different VPN/username, still the same thing. Not only that, but since that vpn/username matched a username on the domain, it actually locked that domain (not VPN) username out after a few clicks (group policy for domain users is set
to 3 times the wrong password locks the account).
So somehow, when I connect via PPTP-VPN on a Windows 7
laptop, the PPTP login overwrites the windows login. PPTP connection is setup with domain blank, and the box "Use windows domain/login" unchecked.

The same PPTP-VPN, on a Windows XP laptop works fine, does not have that issue.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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

A:Adding a workstation/computer to a network domain

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

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Hi guys,

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

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

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

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Computer wont use domain network location

How are you connecting the two offices together?

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Hi All,

I've tried searching the forums but cant see any answers.

The other day our network went down as the domain controller died, and we hadn't finished setting up a backup. Anyway, we noticed that people could still log on to their computer. Obviously this means that their username/password are stored locally somewhere, but does anyone know where? i've tried searching the registry, but nothing. Is it stored under their local area (c:\documents and settings\user)? maybe in the ntuser.dat?

Thanks in advance

Night Reaper

A:Users can still log on to computer when network down

I just checked my registry since I am a domain and was able to find where my username was stored but not the password.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Even so if you could find the password in the registy somewhere I am sure it would be encrypted so it wouldn't actually display the password

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

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

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

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I'm using a PIN number for logging in to my Win 10 system. All is well for the first few (typically, 5 or 6) logins, but then I get a message that "Something went wrong..." and thereafter I have to use my Microsoft account password to login. If I reboot my system, the PIN number works again FOR AWHILE. I've tried changing my PIN number, but that made no difference - after a few uses I get the above error message and have to use my Microsoft password again.

I've seen lots of folks having problems with using a PIN, but I have not seen any mention of an intermittent problem such as I'm seeing. My system is a "clean" build of Windows 10 Pro starting with an Acer Aspire ATC-710-UR51. The only other problem I've seen is that the Task Scheduler frequently (but not always!) seems to miss running a nightly backup program, not executing that procedure until I login in to the system in the morning. I don't know if these two problems are related or not...

Any comments/suggestions would be most welcome!


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Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection

This option is getting unchecked for me after some time even after enabling it a number of times. As a result I'm losing my Internet sharing capability and cannot start WiFi hotspot.

Does anyone have a solution to this problem. I'm running Windows 10 Pro 64bit. This wasn't the case before and recently started happening.

A:Allow other network users to connect through this computer

This appears to be a continuation of these posts:

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cannot-start-wifi-hotspot.1153063/ (August 6, 2015)

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cannot-host-wifi-hotspot.1158273/ (October 19, 2015)

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/allow-other-network-users-to-connect-wifi-hotspot.1159878/ (November 7, 2015)


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I have a problem with an old aspire 5920. I've upgraded it correctly to the latest build of Win10 32bit. I was already on a clean Win10 installation. Now I cannot logon anymore because the logon screen is just empty. If I press enter the clock/screensaver disappear but the user name doesn't come out. To enter safe mode I have to force shut down the laptop 3 times then win10 start its "repair useless thing" and I can decide to enter safe mode. In safe mode the login works correctly. I noticed I cannot add other users. Safe mode limitation? If I click on add another user it just flash a new window and that's all. I cannot enter safe mode from the locked logon page with Shift + Reboot it just reboot normally so I have to force it to turn off. The problem started from 1 day to another. Not soon after the uograde but some days later. I didn'install any AV or any new drivers (at least that I know of). I'm doubting that some auto update did the problem. I've already tried to boot it with wifi off even removing the wifi card from the laptop... Is there a way to solve this without repair win10 installation and losing programs....?
Sorry for my english...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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My computer crashes every so often when I leave it idle and says this and reboots. Its been doing it ever since I reformatted my computer.

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I have a small network (picture attached) with one printer connected through the switch/router and other (HP Laserjet) direct attached to on workstation called SERVER-PC. It is shared over this network. How do I install it on the workstations (Laptop and Lenovo PC) such that all existing and new users who log into the workstations will have access to it.

A:How do I install network printer for all users on a computer?

for the first time adding it
From each computer or workstation
Start>Devices and Printers
Add a printer
Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer
Let it search for any printers on the network
it will ususlly turn up as a http:// 192.168.x.xxx.xxxx

Highlight that one and click next
Let it install the drivers & print a test page

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I want our machines on a domain to automatically log on when starting up, but I can't seem to find out how to do that. I can do it for a single login with netplwiz , but that doesn't work if you have multiple domain logins for the same machine.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this?

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I have a win 7 computer. Logged in with Admin rights I connected to a network printer. Logged in as a regular user that printer is not available nor can I figure out how to install it.1. How do I make an installed network printer available to all users on that computer?2. Barring that how do I install a printer when logged in as a regular user I can find the printer but the install fails with error 0x00000002 (come on Microsoft, I thought error numbers alone went out with Windows 95).I have NEVER been so frustrated in my life as trying to make Win 7 work the way I want.

A:Windows 7 How do I make a network printer available to all users on the same computer

Hello,To install the printer for all users, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Control Panel and double click Devices and Printers.2. Click Add a Printer. 3. Select "Add a local printer". 4. Select "Create a new port". Choose "Local Port" as the type of the port.
5. In the box "Enter a port name", type the address as the following format.
\\ [IP address of the host computer]\[The Share Name of the printer]
Then click Next.
6. Choose the correct driver in the driver list. If no available driver, click the button Windows Update, wait for the process finishes and then look for the driver again.7. Shared this printer to all the users.8. Finish the installation.Thomas77

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Im working in a company where our administration wants us to allow them a thing to do.
We have a network printer so we want that on only one specific computer whoever logs into that computer can have that printer installed so we ahve more then 300 staff so its not professional from us to tell eachone how to add the printer so we want to make it possible that they dont have to add it, it shpuld be added automaticly to all users how can i do that please help me im in a weird position

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It seems if I leave my computer on for more than eight hours at a time when I go to wake it up, the processor clocks at 0% and the mouse is still able to move around, I can click on the menu but actually trying to start a program is impossible, as well as interacting with any other already open programs. For example if I am playing iTunes, the music will stop playing. If I leave the computer on for a full day, I get a disk error screen as well. I just bought a brand new solid state, in which I have filed a RMA for. I am having my doubts now that it might be some other component. Any help would be great.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 7422 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 60954 MB, Free - 6167 MB; D: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 214253 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 018D1Y
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

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Hi guys,
This is my first post on these forums, and actually my first post ever regarding computer tech... I know a bit about computers, but I am fairly useless (weren't we all at one point?) when it comes to actual support.

Anyway, diving straight in. For as long as I can remember (probably as far back as a year orso) my computer has been randomly freezing in perhaps the most peculiar of ways:
- Originally, it just used to "freeze". i.e., everything will stop working and the monitor will just stay on a frozen screen of what I was previously doing.
- Then it began getting weirder. This one is slightly harder to explain, but it would stutter and unless I restarted the computer, it would eventually freeze. For example, I could be listening to music and typing and I'd notice that every 4-5 letters I'd type, the music would stutter. Every brisk movement of the mouse, the music would stutter. Obviously, looking beyond the music, everything would stutter. If I ignored it, the computer would, again, freeze like it did before.
- Lately, its been freezing in a whole different way. Without warning, I'd lose input to my monitor (which would go black with "No signal received", my keyboard will stop working (testing using things like caps lock - the light doesn't change) and, perhaps more worryingly, a fan in my computer (which I believe is my graphics card fan) goes onto 100% speed and just keeps like this until I restart the computer.
Needless to say, upon re... Read more

A:My computer has been crashing for quite awhile...

Welcome to TSF,

Can you post your Computer Specs, including the new PSU. Heat can cause these issues, has the system been cleaned of dust.

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Hi all,

My computer will hang after a few minutes of game playing (CS 1.6).

Before this, while I am playing games (CS 1.6) I could play it well and smooth and never ever my computer will get hang.

I have run virus scan with some programs. Eg. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Spybot - Search & Destroy, Dr. Web Anti-virus First Aid and Bitdefender 2009

From the first scan of those programs except Bitdenfender 2009, I got some virus then I have deleted those detected ones. Then, on the second run, it doesn't contain any virus anymore. And, I can't seems to finish Spybot - Search & Destroy scan now.. my computer will get froze half way through..

And after all those.. the problem still persist..

Here is my hijackthis log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 07:56:59 PM, on 04/01/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\vsserv.exe
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A:Computer freeze after awhile

There should be no need to reseat the processor if you are applying thermal paste. you simply place a small amount on top of the processor and put the heat sync over the top. Although i have only glanced through this post, a common cause for a computer to freeze that is often overlooked is the PSU (power supply). If you have added a large amount of items to a low powered psu then it can cause all sorts of strange problems and glitches. On the back of your machine where you plug in the power eit should tell you the wattage of the PSU, could you let me know what your PC spec is and this information as well?

To answer your initial question, if you move that bar you will find it will lift up and this will move the processor from its locked position on the motherboard to allow you to remove it.

I hope some of the info above helps.

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