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GPO settings, .reg files, local admin versus domain admin

Q: GPO settings, .reg files, local admin versus domain admin

We have a script that installs a program (Office 2007). It then imports some registry file settings. It imports HKLM and HKCU. We have noticed that if this is installed as a local admin, the settings seem to take if we scan the box as a local admin(we are running a security scan to determine this (the security scan checks multiple gpo's supposed to be set by the program/reg imports). If we scan as a domain admin, the system doesn't seem to show they are set. We believe we see the opposite if it's installed as a domain admin. For the domain scan they are set, for the local scan they are not. Does this have to do with how you can change registry entries as a domain admin versus local admin? The registry settings are imported with reg.exe import filename.reg like commands in the .bat script. Any ideas are helpful.

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I've reach a wall...
When a Network User is logged On they get prompted for Admin rights when they try to install something or change a setting... I'd rather them enter the Local Admin account on Windows 7 then giving them a Network Admin info since all the private files associated with that network admin would be available to them... But every prompt is asking for DOMAIN admin

How can I temporally switch the Admin Prompt from DOMAIN to LOCAL?

A:Domain Admin vs Local Admin

Why should users have admin credentials in the first place? Why are you letting them install applications? Or change settings? Your setup makes no sense what so ever.

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Hey guys, I have yet another problem/question. I am trying to catch up on all the little jobs that I have been putting off for the last few months.

Todays job is locking down security.

The company that created our main application keeps the servers it runs on maintained and up to date, so they need to have full admin access to the 3 servers it runs off.

Now they connect to us using our Citrix system and up until now they have had Domain admin status. I know this shouldnt be done, but we have a very good relationship with them.

So today I figured I would remove their domain admin status and make it so they are admins of the 3 servers they need to be, therefore limiting what they have access to.

I would normally sort this out by going to the machine they will be working on and adding the user id to the Local Administrators group, however when I go into control panel on the servers they do not have a "useres and computers" option.

So my question is, how can I make them admin of the 3 servers and not have access anywhere else on the network?

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I've done this before on NT, but I don't remember how. I'd also like to do it in 2K/XP.

If I had to guess, it would be in NT's musrmgr, but it's not.

A:Add domain user as local admin

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here is my case : I'm using a laptop
I'm using this laptop at office and at home
At office I am a domain admin (let's say MyDomain\MyUser) and I use this user to log in to my machine
I have added MyDomain\MyUser as a local admin of my machine
At hime, I'm not connected to "MyDomain" but I still log in using the account MyDomain\MyUser. It's ok I can connect
But anyway, when I'm at home there are some things I cannot do like : doing "cmd iisreset" --> must be admin
launching a "visual studio" solution whena project is registered to IIS --> must be admin
In SQL Server, I cannot do some modification (when I log as windows authentication, and even if this user is dbowner)
As I understand, when I'm disconnected of the domain, it does not "really" recognize me as being an admin any more, until he "can be sure" it's me by checking in the domain.

There are some scenario where this is very blocking for me.
Can I solve that ? And how ?

Many thanks !

A:Domain user and local admin

Welcome to Sevenforums,

I suggest you to have a look at the MS Support for Windows 7:
Windows 7 Solution Center

Do a search for keyword "Domain" (Domain not available) in the "Advanced Search" Tab.
This will display around 1000 results. Readed some and you might find what you're looking for.

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First time poster here. I am in my first year being in the IT world. I was hired in as a helping hand to the Admin here and then he quit. Now I find myself in an interesting position as he has not yet been replaced. Anyway...

A machine was recently reformatted and re-added to the domain. Even though the computer is located in the proper OU in AD, and the user is configured on the machine as a local admin, there are still greyed out boxes in many places and she is told she does not have the proper access when she tried to install things from her domain account on the machine.

We have a guy in that office with full Domain power. I kind of wonder if he might have added the machine to the domain and THEN changed the computer name. Wouldn't that cause some kinds of issues? I am waiting response from him on that.

Can't really think of any more relevant details.

A:No local admin access (DOMAIN)

Well, as soon as I posted this the guy responded. He found under documents and settings the username as well as another entry of username.domain, but with standard directories underneath(desktop, favorites, etc). Problem seems to have gone away. I'm still curious why the two user profiles were created. Maybe he added her user name during OS installation?

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Hello, I am on a domain at my job and amd setting up a laptop for a user. We always set everyone up on the domain, but I am wanting to set up a local admin account, not on our domain so they cannot access all of our files. What is the best way to go about this?

A:Creating a local admin account NOT on domain

Hello Mike,

I don't have any experience with domains, but you might see if the local built-in elevated Administrator account may work for this.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps.

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Hi all..

We have unfortunately just ended up with our first Vista machine here at work and 30 mins into my setup Ive already run into a question..

Dell, Vista Business, joined into our domain

Having googled around a bunch, I understand that the local admin account is disabled upon install.

I found a tip that recommended running cmd as admin and
net user administrator password
net user administrator activate:yes

I performed this, got command successful returned from both.. but when I try to login as <compname>\Administrator @ the login, or try to use the same to perform any tasks on the system I get denied and am told bad user or pw.

I ran user setup as domain admin and confirmed that my local user account is part of the administrator group... found that the local Administrator account was still set as disabled, so I cleared the disabled checkbox.. Im too paranoid to use "Set password" however in case my prior password did somehow work (it doesnt appear to have) and by then Setting Password I'd be screwing my admin account of its encrypted files (do I even have any if the accounts never been logged into?)

Yknow what started all this? Trying to delete Adobe Speed Launcher and Dell Network Manager from the Startup in the start menu.. 'cause god forbid I do that without being a bloody domain admin.

Suggestions as to why my local user account (lets call it bob) can't do any admin functions though Im part of Adminstrators group locally? What ... Read more

A:Local admin group accounts in a domain etc.

Why fight the system? Use an account other than the "Administrator" account. It would appear Vista just isn't designed for that to be a user account.

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My computer is member of "Domain Computers".
My domain account is member of "administrator".
When i logg into my computer with my domain user account i have although NOT administrator priviligies.

ex: i get this message when run: devmgmt.msc:
"You are logged on as a standard user. You can view device settings in Device Manager, but you must be logged on as an administrator to make changes."

What can i do to get admin rights.
I will do everything to avoid logging in to local computer with local user.

A:i have no domain admin rights on local computer

Quote: Originally Posted by nettmester

My computer is member of "Domain Computers".
My domain account is member of "administrator".
When i logg into my computer with my domain user account i have although NOT administrator priviligies.

ex: i get this message when run: devmgmt.msc:
"You are logged on as a standard user. You can view device settings in Device Manager, but you must be logged on as an administrator to make changes."

What can i do to get admin rights.
I will do everything to avoid logging in to local computer with local user.

Hi NM,

If your the domain administrator, make sure the existing domain group policy (designed for XP or Vista) is not being applied to your Win7 machine as its about the only thing can be reverting your permissions.


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Hello I am a Network Administrator at a local school. On a certain number of machines when I am logged in as the user and attempt to install software it simply tells me that I need to have administrator privileges and prevents me from installing anything, so in other words no administrator login prompt, which is what I am looking for - simply type in the password and move forward.

Now on most PC's this works fine I click to install software, the admin login information pops up I type in my administrator login and password, it installs and everyone is happy.

How do I fix this for the machines/users that do not prompt me for this.

PS I should also add that the PC's are in fact on the domain, and I can log into the administrator login by logging off the user and into the administrator account. but i'd like to be able to install software directly from the users profile and not switch to the administrator login... which some PC's I can, and others it tells me I need admin privileges.

A:local domain admin login question

I bet this is what you are looking for

User Account Control (UAC) - Change Prompt Behavior for Standard Users

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I work in a school with a CC3 (RM) network basically modified windows xp and 2000, i have joined a standard windows xp machine to the domain and added a user on the domain local admins group, however when this user logs in they can see the c drive and access other usually restricted parts of windows what they can not do is change the screen resolutions or right click on the task bar.

what would cause this to happen? my understanding is that once the user is in the local admin group they should have full access to everything on that laptop and rm will not supplt support because they do not support standard windows.

there is no way to block this kind of use from active directory is there ??

A:domain user, in local admin group being restricted why ?

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I have a domain network with about 25 XP workstations. Currently they are all local admin users. We want to try to stop them loading unapproved software and other junk. Can I remove the local admin rights and just make them a standard user? If they are set as a standard user will the Windows Updates still install without entering an admin password?? Also, what about Java and Adobe updates? What is the best way to handle this?


A:Removing local admin rights on domain network

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We upgraded our desktops from Windows XP to Windows 7, with Windows XP we used the resource kitís CDROMLOCK.EXE to lock down CD and DVD. Once installed a user had to be in the local administrators group to access a CD or DVD on that desktop.

For Windows 7 it is not Windows 7 compatible so I run the EXE in Vista SP-2 Compatibility mode, which works perfect.

My question: With a user in the local admin group they have access to the CD and DVD, but also have full access to the desktop, which is of concern. Does anyone know how to assign a user name (Either local Desktop or a Server 2003\2008\2010) domain account to a service or Exe?

Is there a way to either create a folder with full rights and then put the exe in the folder, giving the user full admin rights to the folder, or assign full admin rights to s single EXE file?

I am just not sure how Windows 7 controls local admin rights other than the local Admin Group.

If this is in the wrong group, please move.



A:Assign Local Admin Rights without local Admin Group

You should be able to right-click on the exe file, then choose properties. On the "Compatibility" tab, there should be a checkbox for "Run as administrator", which you can check (enable) and save settings.

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DC: Win Server 2003
Laptops: Win7 Pro

When joining a set of laptops to the domain it prompts for domain admin credentials and appears to be successful, but gives an error of 'Changing the Primary Domain DNS name of this computer to " " failed. The name will remain domain.local
The error was:

The RPC Server is unavailable.

When attempting to add Domain Users to the local administrators group:
Windows cannot process the object with the name "domain users" because of the following error:
The RPC server is unavailable.
This happens even when wired on the network. I have tried uncommenting the localhost line in HOSTS, and manually adding the DNS server (which is also the DC).

Any suggestions would be very helpful.

A:RPC error adding domain users to local admin group

Have you checked the RPC service on the server? Manually stop and restart it as well.

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I am having a strange problem on a Windows XP system that is on the domain. I installed Windows XP on this system and added my group as administrator and created a local admin ID. The user was ok and able to use his system but then after a reboot was unable to logon to his system using his cached domain acct. and I was unable to logon using the admin id. Has anyone seen this before? If so or not any ideas on how to fix it remotely.


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Hi, we upgraded from sbs2003 server to sbs2008 server. We removed the pc from the old domain and then added it to the new domain. Something went wrong after we joined the new domain it doesn't see the new domain for login and the local Administrator account has been disabled. The only account available is the guest account. Is there a way to enable the local administrator account again?

A:Can't login to local admin account after joining sbs2008 domain

You can try this but without any slides or full explanation.. I don't know....

If you can go into a user account with administration rights than you can go into command prompt and type:

Note: elevate the dos command to admin

net user administrator /active:yes

If you cannot log into an admin account: than you have to boot into dos from a bootable CD

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Hello. In on of the labs I run with dual boot Linux and windows 7, I've been experiencing this issue with 2 PCs. Today I noticed one more had this issue. They were connected to my windows domain but when I'm going to login, the domain connection
is gone and one of the local administrators is gone too. After resetting the Administrator account password, I'm able to login but some of the programs have vanished while others still run.

The Bios is boot protected, so I don't think any user could boot a CD/USB to mess with the PC.
One thing I was thinking was if someone got root privileges in Linux and mount the Windows partition and mess with it. But even if someone got the root password, how come the administrator and student local accounts still exist?

Windows restore points are disabled, so I think that even if the machines were not shutdown properly, they would no rollback to some inconsistent state.

Has anyone experienced something like this?
Is this some kind of hacking?
Thanks and best regards.

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I want to install Windows 7 Ultimate on my college laptop which has XP SP3 and is part of the school domain. I am a local admin on my PC, meaning i can install/uninstall programs. Also every time i start my PC i am required to log in with a user and password as otherwise i can not start it.
My HD is divided into two partitions (C and D). Windows XP is installed in C and i was thinking of installing Windows 7 on D. Will this cause any issues with my college domain? Once i tried to change the domain and i was not able to log in in my PC anymore. I would not like to reach to that problem again
I did this on my home computer where i have no restrictions and i was able to dual-boot beautifully!
Please let me know if this can be done, and if yes what are some issues that i should be aware of.


A:Local admin, part of a college domain..can i dual boot?

First things first; Does the computer belong to you personally, or is it assigned to you by the college ??

From what you're describing, it sounds like its theirs which means you should leave it alone and not tamper with it.

Having said that, ask your college IT department. They might be willing to help you out.

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Hello. In on of the labs I run with dual boot Linux and windows 7, I've been experiencing this issue with 2 PCs. Today I noticed one more had this issue. They were connected to my windows domain but today, when trying to login, there is no domain connection
possibility anymore  and one of the local administrators is gone too. Local Administrator password is unknown but after resetting it from a linux boot disk  I'm able to login but some of the programs have vanished while others still run.

The Bios is boot protected, so I don't think any user could boot a CD/USB to mess with the PC.
One thing I was thinking was if someone got root privileges in Linux and mount the Windows partition and mess with it. But even if someone got the root password, how come the administrator and student local accounts still exist?

Windows restore points are disable, so I think that even if the machines were not shutdown properly, they would no rollback to some inconsistent state.

Has anyone experienced something like this?
Is this some kind of hacking?
Thanks and best regards.

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I have a situation where a standard domain user who is not supposed to have admin rights has admin rights in a local PC. I have checked the account permissions and it does not have admin rights. I have also checked the Tools>Computer Management ? Groups
> Administrators and confirmed that it does not have the user added to this group.
This computer officially has 2 admin accounts, one is the domain admin and one local admin. I am cracking my head trying to figure out how this user got admin privileges even though locally and in the AD this user does not have the rights assigned to them.
I have removed the user profile in this computer and have created a new profile but that did not seem to help.
Please advise if I have missed something here.
Thank you.

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

A:When setting a local login policy to block a domain admin from accessi

vvcmarttech, sorry but domain admins in the AD can do most anything they want. No hiding from them.


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We have a situation where win 7 domain PC is only able to login using domain user. The IT guy don't remember the local admin. The domain admin password does not seem to be cached as they had changed the domain admin password many times. we tried
taking out the network cable and tried to login but couldn't figure out the right cached password if any.

Do we have any solution to that?

I just want to remove the PC from domain and re add it back to fix trust relationship.


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I am working on a 2012 ADDS based network and I have the following requirement.
I want to create a local administrator user account on the local domain computers (Win XP, 7 and 8) which will have full access on the PC but not the permission to edit other local administrator accounts.
Please advise how I can achieve this.

Thanks in advance,

A:local admin account with no permit to edit other admin accounts

Local admin account by definition has access to everything and even if it doesn't it can take ownership and give itself the rights. In other words i am not sure that you can achieve what you
are trying to do.

I would suggest create a single shared local admin account and give it your desktop admins, change the password every 60-90 days to keep it more secure. This is common practice in many


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Following a system restore on a Windows 7 workstation, I am getting the error message that "the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed." I realize that the typical fix would be to login with a local admin account, leave,
and then rejoin the domain. Here's the rub... I do not know the password for the local administrator.

Any advice? Thanks.

A:The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed + Unknown local admin password

Lost passwords are indeed a pain, however I found
this utility to be very helpful, it is a linux based password reset utility. The prompts are easy to follow and everything works in no time!

For the domain relationship error message, you have the right solution in mind however I will mention the following kb article for better understanding
Hope this helps,

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I am connected to the domain at work. Is it possible for the domain admin to view my files without my knowledge?

Is $C meant for this?...

A:Can my Domain admin View my Files?

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So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.

A:Strange Defult Login User Prompt - Local Admin, Not Domain User

Quote: Originally Posted by Norwood

So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.

The above is a bit confusing. Is this computer joined to a work domain or is it not?

If this is a domain computer, the user will have to use the classic log on screen (Ctrl+Alt+Delete), not the Welcome Screen. If he wants to switch to logging in to the Local computer account and not the domain, he'll have to "Switch User" then log in with the format of Computername\User Name

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Hi everyone,
Here is my latest Vista woe(s). (Dell Inspiron 1420, 2gbRAM, 160gb HDD, Core2duo T5450 1.66GHz, Vista Home Prem - auto update, AvastHome, Windows Defender, AVGAntispyware, RUBotted, Threatfire)

Some background:
I have 3 profiles on the machine. Admin which is my original Admin account (I've used it to install apps etc); Basic which is my everyday, non-admin profile that I use for just about everything; New Admin which is a new admin account I created for trouble shooting but it has the same problems that the original one has.

There are 2 basic issues (I'll use one particular instance as an example but it's not the only instance AND it's an intermittent issue - sometimes problem happens sometimes it doesn't. Ten minutes after this instance I downloaded and installed an app and it ran fine):

1. In my Basic profile I downloaded Skype and saved the file to my Public Downloads folder. I right-clicked "run as administrator" to try and install and got this error:

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I tried just clicking it to run it (without "run as administrator") and got the same error.

I did some searching on the error and found some postings elsewhere but most were very old and in WinXP instead of Vista but I tried investigating the things mentioned in those posts.

- I ran the AVG scan and removal tool for the Gaelicum.A virus - it didn'... Read more

A:Problems - Admin Permissions / App Install / UAC, Admin can't access Public files

Helloooooo??? Anybody out there?

I'd really appreciate any help you can offer me.

[UPDATE] incidentally, since writing this I have been able to install a couple of other small apps (but have also run into the same problem on a couple of others).


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Hi guys when my pc gets to the first screen where you choose your account my admin account has changed from my name to 'Other user' and when I click on it it asks for a username and password. Also trying to access files from the admin account when it prompts me with a password I enter it and the dialogue box goes away as if it has accepted the password but does not let me access the files. Any help appreciated thanks.

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Hello all, new user here.

I've had this problem happen to me before and I fixed it the first time. But I just can't seem to remember what to look for now or how to fix it so hopefully you guys can help.

I had to restart my computer to more or less refresh it because it was running slow after being on for a while. But instead of restarting normally, chkdsk ran and then when Windows came up, I had lost some of my previous files and settings and I have forgotten how to get them restored.

I'm running WinXP Pro 2002. Thanks for the help in advance!

A:Missing Admin Account Files/settings

Did you try running chkdsk /f /r - the switches will attempt to repair the issues that chkdsk found. My concern is that, if this is a "regular" thing, then there's something wrong deeper in the PC, and that you may eventually end up losing this data/files/settings permanently.

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After Dell support tried to troubleshoot some network card issues they downloaded a buncha stuff including windows updates and drivers, but also f-d some stuff up because after that my McAfee stopped working and Dell said it was a "bug" with McAfee that they were seeing a lot and uninstalled it (paid version mind you!) and said to ignore it.  At the same time they replaced the MB and ever since then I've been having issues with my MB/sound (where the sound from the speakers L and R come out of only the L integrated onboard speaker. However, if I plug in headphones into the jack then it properly plays L sound from L headphone and R sound from R headphone. Dell keeps trying to get me to download this and that to try and solve the issue and I am worried that they are causing some of my problems. Especially since the last series of updated they made to my drivers somehow made my McAfee not work at all and they disabled it. Which is exactly the same time frame that all the files popped up in my temp folder. I have no idea if any of this is related or just coincidental.
Then a week or so after I noticed my laptop's hard drive space got sucked in half. with a small SSD, it was clear something was wrong. I noticed in my appdata/local/temp there are dozens of .zip files being made each day named "Temp1-(followed by a personal file folder name)" through "Temp99-xx"  everyday that I turn on my computer and it  goes online it seems to generate a new serie... Read more

A:Malware creating files in appdata/local/temp & hijacking admin rights

also as I stated, this is a SSD and I hate to think what all this adding/deleting is doing to the lifespan of the drive. if I even have a drive to save anymore since I can't seem to find what the heck has infected the system.
please any help would be greatly appreciated! I really need this computer in order to work.

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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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I have a domain joined windows 7pro (64bit) not able to connect to shared folder on a non domain joined pc with windows 7pro (32bit). Only public folders are accessible. I get a do not have permission message, I tried adding the domain\user to share permissions but domain is not recognized on the non domain-joined pc.

Does my domain admin have access to the homegroup and the shared folders on the home pc?

What are my options for access to a non public secure folder on the non domain pc from the domain joined pc.

Sorry for the awkward description, don't know how else to describe the situation.

my apologies if these questions were addressed elsewhere, I could not find any relevant threads.


A:Domain joined pc, does domain admin have access to my homegroup

Hi Takatso, welcome to sevenforums. As I read you post, it looks like you are logged into your domain joined PC as a domain user is this correct? If so, your PC will be treated as acting as a part of the domain. If you then try and connect to another pc at home, there will be a problem as your home pc is not recognised by the domain pc as part of the domain. You should set yourself up a user account on the domain pc whilst it is NOT connected to the domain, login to the new account whilst not on the domain and then try sharing the folders with the non-domain pc.

No, your does not have access on the home computer as they are part of the domain and not the homegroup.

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I hope someone can help me.

Just this morning i booted up as normal and the always annoying UAC notifications kept popping up. I was sure i had disabled these! Then i went to use my music software and it said that this account didn't have admin privileges.

I checked my user account and the check box states that is is an admin account and that UAC is turnd off. (i only have one account anyways)

Ive looked on google extensively, Tried making new profiles and copy the old one over, but that only worked to a certain point - lots of programs didn't work, lost mail settings etc. Not really workable.

Tried system restore to no avail.

Tried using the vista admin account and changing my account - rebooting - etc. No change.

My guess is that something has got corrupt in my user profile and windows is not remembering that i should be an admin. I can't use my software and i have a deadline!!

Any one who can help will win a magical prize or something!


A:Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked!

Should be easy, create a New Administrator account and give it permissions to use the software.
User Account - Create
Procedure for Seven is the Same as For Vista.

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I have been looking for this answer for 2 days and can not find anyone who has had similair problem.

THere are 2 accounts Administrator and Kenmystro/administrator. I have the password for both and can access both. win 7 Ultimate Hp8510.
I have already selected all user permissions and taken ownership in every box I could find for Kenmystro/admin. the UAC is at minimum and the security centre is off. Run as admin on right click does not help.
It does not matter which of the 2 accounts I log into when I try install certain HP software(Maintenance
& some drivers) it says I do not have admin privileges.

This is driving me nuts can anyone help??

A:admin account and user admin still no admin privilages

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I'd like to assign a few select "domain users" to be local admin over their test machines which log into a domain. The test machines are Windows 7 64bit and the domain is Win2k8 R2. I have been searching around for the best way to do it but I've come up short on my search.

Anyone know off the top of their head?


A:Assigning "domain user" to "local admin" on select PCs

Create a new group in AD, for example, TestUsers
Add the required users to the group
Go round each machine and add the group as a member of local admins.

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Hi guys,

I am very new to this and I may not even have worded my problem correctly but I'll tell you what it is and if anyone can solve it I would be very grateful because I am at the limit of my windows knowledge here.

I am needing to set up a new administrator on my laptop, running Windows 7 Ultimate. The problem I'm having is when you try to create a new account it asks for a domain name? First of all - the only domains I am familiar with are website domains and I am assuming this is a different kind of domain, similar to a workgroup or something I've read. It seems my computer is attached to a domain which I have the name for now - found in the computers properties page. When I use this name for the domain when creating a new administrator account it gives me the error: The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed.

Here's the twist - This computer and I guess domain were set up in Australia. I am now in America trying to add this new admin....should this cause a problem? Is the domain an online network thing that it needs to connect to to operate, and if so do I have to literally be on the same internet network/modem to be connected to the domain? Really lost here but trying to find a way around this / work out if I am screwed and can't do it from America.

I've attached pics of the process I'm going through.

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A:How can i set up a new admin if i'm not connected to my domain??

Generally speaking, To remove the PC from the Domain it must be physically attached to the Domain and someone with Domain Admin privileges must change its membership from Domain to Workgroup.

Although you should be able to change from Domain to a Workgroup but the Domain account will still be there.

The link shows you how to change from a Domain to a Workgroup, I included another picture for clarity.

After changing to a Workgroup you must restart the machine before creating the new Admin account.

Workgroup Name - View and Change

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hi everyone.

i have a system in which some files are in sharing.The problem is when i try to access tht sys from the other sys through local admin it wont get connected,if i log in into the domain user or domain admin i can access that computer.
how can i solve tht problem.
os:xp 32 bit
domain network
server:win 2000 server

A:local admin

When you're connecting to it, do you remember to prefix the local login with PCNAME\? That is SERVER\administrator or PC1\administrator?

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Hi, how can i grant local computer admin rights to the domain users on the same computer? Please help, thanks.

A:admin rights for domain users

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i was given a computer xp pro (sp3) that was part of a domain. i do not have access to the domain but i have the administrator password so i'm able to login to the computer. i made the mistake of removing a previous computer without the password.

i think i need to add an user with administrator privileges before changing to my workgroup at home? if so, that would be
1. My computer/manage
2. Local users and groups
3. add a user
4. make that user a member of Administrators

then when i change from the domain to a workgroup i'll be able to login? anything else i need to do?

A:removing from domain; have admin password

If any computer policies were applied, you'll be stuck with those regardless of what account you use. It's always best to do a clean install in this kind of situation. Otherwise you'll likely be fighting with one problem after another.

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I need help, Im a Helpdesk Analyst for a company of roughly about 150 computers all running Windows 7. They are all in our active directory domain and all running TightVNC . Problem is that most of the newer PC's are on one Admin password and the older ones on a different Admin password. We need to place all the PC's under 1 Admin password for VNC. Note I am not talking about local Admin passwords I am talking specifically about VNC Admin passwords on those PC's. Can anyone give me an idea of how to deploy this change to all the computers in the domain without having to go each individual PC? Appreciate any help you can give me.

A:How To Change VNC Admin Password For All PC's In AD Domain

You can set the default password in TightVNC as part of the package deployment. Therefore, have you considered doing this and then pushing out the updated version via a GPO? That's one way to do it in a domain environment. Within our organisation, we use PDQ Deploy. While we use the Enterprise version, the Free version will, I believe, integrate with Active Directory (AD) for pushing out packages. That way, you can create a package for distribution, set the password, and then push out the updates via AD.

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Hi, how can i grant local computer admin rights to the domain users on the same computer? Please help, thanks.

A:admin rights for domain users

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Not ready for prime time :)

Maybe by final release they will have the Office 365 connectivity thing sorted out.
But for now, NEVER use an Office365 email account as your Windows 8 sign in as I did :(

An Office 365 account has this domain characteristic....you[at]you.onmicrosoft.com.
When trying to log-in as the domain administrator you are always greeted with this...
So I set up a couple temporary Local Accounts and was able to log in successfully.

An aside...
When you delete an account, it leaves a 5 empty folder remnant which cannot be deleted.
It takes up 0 bytes, but it still 'bugs' me....sheesh.

Oh well

A:Office 365 Admin Domain problems

Did you try running Command Prompt as administrator and do a recursive delete on the folder? I don't know if that will work but that's how I got rid of the Windows.Old folder that many struggled deleting.

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Hi, Just wanted to know if anyone knows of when and if Microsoft are going to present its user community with an Active Directory admin pack for Domains that actually works in Vista both 32 and 64?

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ok hear the deal i cant get past this windows domain login screen i got theis computer from a local university and im trying to log in with out reinstaling the OS is there any way or can i recover the passwird and username fro admin bye hooking the drive up to my other laptop as a external drive ive done this before to recover files but i do not know were the file theat would have the local admin password and user name would be any help would be much apreciated.

A:cant login to domain no admin pass available

You need to take this up with whomever is the Admin/IT rep for that domain, IMO.

It is against forum rules to attempt to help someone to circumvent security implementations on a system. BIOS passwords are such.


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okay. freshly into win7 now, having obtained a new hdd for my comp. I have been running as the admin of my computer since accounts became an unavoidable thing. barring the occasional frustration-induced blunder I tend to stay Properly Paranoid in my habits to make sure I have no problems...

but win7 doesn't think that I could ever be intelligent enough to have full rights on any account other than the built-in admin account, which of course I'd want to avoid using outside emergencies that render other accounts damaged somehow.

so I'm looking to find out how to make another user account with FULL admin rights. not just the "constantly have to get permission" stuff that a standard*snort* admin account has, full rights that don't involve constantly having to "run as administrator"

yes yes I've heard people trying to get me more paranoid so that I'd endure the added hassles, all it does is make me more irate with the situation. so if noone's willing to provide me with instruction on this, it's probably best for the thread to be left to fall off the board.

A:of win7, admin rights, admin accounts, and real admin accounts

I don't know what your problem is. To make another administrator account - Start - Control panel - User Account - 
Manage another account - Create a new account - Give it a name - put a check mark for Administrator - 
click - Create Account. 

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citrix administrator logging on locally has no access permissions and cant view drive

A:local admin, no access

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