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How can I identify which domain a computer is on?

Q: How can I identify which domain a computer is on?


My company are currently migrating machines between two domains.

My problem is, when a call gets logged for a machine on the network, and we techie's try to remote control a machine we have a 50% chance of getting it right.

Is there an easy way to identify which domain a machine is on. maybe through a command line run string?

Any help would be received greatfully.


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A: How can I identify which domain a computer is on?

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Anybody know of a utility that will query workstations on a domain and show if they have a static IP address assigned to it ?

A:Utility to identify Static IP addresses still out on workstations in a domain ?

I do not know of a utility to do it, but why not look at the list of computers logged into the domain and check it against the DHCP leases?

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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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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?

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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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Hi everyone!
Noticed, that if I try to access a shared folder located on domain computer from non-domain computer, typing \ \ computername\sharename, pop-up authentication window appears after some time (30-80 sec). But, if I type \\computername  without pointing
sharename, pop-up authentication window appears instantly.
If I run created shortcut for this share - pop-up authentication window appears instantly.
I can easily reproduce this problem, it appeared on all machines I was testing.

Can it be fixed somehow? In my scenario, I can not use net use cmd.

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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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The situation that I'm facing is purely economical, to the tune of an extra $2,500 a year in support fees. Were an NPO that supports a particular city agency, so we do have a few perks.

HISTORY: We have a desktop computer that is tied into the municipal net. Tho we own the computer, city decided that they had to bring it up to their standards (or lower it as the case appears) since they would be providing support. The system was bought about 1-1/2 yrs ago, nothing fancy, Dell, Win XP (city's still on XP), Office 2007 Standard. The city took the machine to update it and what we got back was a system with Win XP and Office XP (2002). That's right, the one that's obsolete. For this we pay $2,500/yr which gets a backup server and access to a color laser printer. OK...that's not the complaint.

Last September, we purchased a laptop so we could expand our volunteer help. We figured if we could get the volunteers doing input on the laptop (wireless) then that would free up the desktop for other functions. Not to mention the fact that our closet of an office can't fit more than 2 people comfortably.

My initial thoughts were to setup a VPN and use the city's WIFI, at the location, to allow the desktop and laptop to communicate from anywhere in the building. Well they poo-pood that. Mostly I think they didn't understand it. Anyways, they suggested that we put in an A/B box and a wireless router (see image below). Their were concerned that when... Read more

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I'm hoping someone can help me identfy what I'm battling with a Hijack log. A couple of times a day my computer will drastically slow down and then finally freeze up. When I reboot it takes longer than usual to start up and my quick launch tool bar is closed. The only thing I've been able to detect with Spysweeper is a pop-up program called wildmedia. I've quarentined it but still having problems. Any help for resolution would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Cannot identify cause of computer freezing

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:11:50 PM, on 7/13/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Palm\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\Program Files\PC Tools AntiVirus\PCTAV.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Tools AntiVirus\ScanningProcess.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SSU.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\matt\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://smbusiness.dellnet.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explo... Read more

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where can i go to identify my computer model and operating system

A:Identify computer model and OS?

In the 'Search' box, type dxdiag (Press enter).
If you need to know more than that, download the program at:

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Can anyone tell me how I would go about finding out the following information?


If at all possible, I'd like to be able to identify these through a software medium (I've tried physically looking at the motherboard and came up empty handed). I need these details to fill out a tech support form for BFG (the fan on my card seems to be defective as I experience extreme heating issues, and I'd like to get this fixed before my card suffers as a result). Thanks in advance for the help.

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In Windows 10 v1511, I noticed that it uses WSD protocol to identify a computer with Windows 7 SP1 on my LAN (peer to peer). How come it does not use the NetBIOS protocol?



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Hey guys!

I once had these "multimedia" computer speakers (see attachment), and I'm trying to figure out what brand and model they were. I say "multimedia" because that was the term heavily used and misused in advertisments back in the day when multimedia PC computers were the latest tech. (The term "multimedia" was used a bit like "gamer" is used today.) So we are talking about late 90's computers. The age of the Sound Blaster and Voodoo3.

After looking through a ton of images on Google and doing a bunch of reverse image searches, and some interesting reading, I have finally arrived at one single image of the speakers I once had. It took me well over an hour to find it. It was like looking for a needle in a haystack. The image is from Kijiji Canada (local classifieds) and can be found here: computer speakers with amplifier

Can someone tell me what brand these are? Are they OEM (like Dell, HP, Packard Bell) speakers?

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Okay...I am so sick of these stupid antivirus viruses! so PLEASE help ME.
I've had like TEN of them in the past month.
First i had the AV security suite and I removed it using this guide with MBAM. it worked.
Then. I got another one in a matter of weeks, the Security Suite. Tried removing it the same way...
even posted another topic about it. But to no avail. MBAM would not detect it...and neither would
my antivirus. (avast) SO. I system restored my computer and It would work perfectly for a day
but then get the SAME virus again. Only THIS time..i have the security suite AND the security pro virus BOTH and the same time.

Windows 7 with Avast! Free Antivirus.

PLEASE someone reply ASAP.

Waiting and checking every minute on this forum,

A:My computer cannot identify this virus! Help!

Hello ,please give this a go.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to start Windows in Safe Mode Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode[/color]. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rkill.com, and try them instead.Next run Superantisypware (SAS): Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for... Read more

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I know that websites can track IP's and use cookies etc. If somebody deletes their cookies and connects through another internet provider with the same computer is there any way that websites or webmasters can figure out that the same computer is being used? Example : Somebody for instance uses two different aliases on the same site, but always clears their cookies and changes their ISP before logging in and out. Is the computer itself identifiable? Don't worry, nothing shady here, just trying to figure something out

A:website tracking....can they identify computer

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I have a fairly high end computer that for some reason lags/stutters. I have not been able to identify what is causing this even though I've tried quite a few solutions.

The stutter usually appears shortly after restart of the computer. It usually appears as a lag in the mouse pointer when I move it over the monitor to for example hover over a program icon that I'd like to open. For a fraction of a second the pointer freezes before continuing its move. Sometimes the stutter also appears while writing for example a website address in a browser, or writing in a Word document. This stutter does not happen all the time. Sometimes it happens several times over a minute, while sometimes I do not notice anything at all.

I am not very good with computers so I'm not sure what you guys need of information from me to be able to help. Please let me know if there is anything more I can check or do.

This is what I've tried and made a note of as of today:

- I?m using CCleaner regularly (about once a week)
- The stutter appears before I start any programs at all (I have a few programs that do start with Windows though ? closing them does not help)
- I?ve tried to shut down programs one at a time until there are no programs running in the lower right task bar.
- Using CCleaner ? Tools ? Startup ? Windows tab: I?ve stopped all software from running during startup. The stutters do not disappear though.
- To me it sounds as if my HIS Radeon HD 7950 graphics cards fan, or t... Read more

A:Please help identify what is causing lag/stutter on my computer

Is this a UEFI/encrypted install? (Some mainboards will allow you to skip this, using a legacy option)

How full is your SSD? (Try another SSD port and/or cable, and disable all unused SATA ports)

Another option, install to your conventional hard drive for testing purposes....

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So a few months back, my grandfather died, and I managed to receive this really old computer, but we couldn't find the book on how to use it. I was wondering if anybody on this forum could help me identify it. I have included some pictures below, thanks in advance for your help!


A:Attempting to Identify Computer Type.

Hi, and welcome to TSG. I may have found some information for you on Wikipedia.


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HiThanx for replying my previous mail ,How to identify which virus enter in computer and which tool is useful to remove that virus for example Trojan symptomsSpyware symptomsAdware symptomsMalware Symptomsi identified one virus and its symptoms and that is Brontok virus it will disable Task manger, folder options etcHow other virus reacts usually in the pcEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:How to identify which Virus enters in computer?

Reference materials:Antivirus, Antimalware, And Antispyware Resources - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/405/antivirus-antimalware-and-antispyware-resources/ Antivirus, Antimalware, And Antispyware Resources - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/405/antivirus-antimalware-and-antispyware-resources/ Louis

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i recently had the pleasure of getting the vista anti-virus 2012 virus on my dell studio laptop. i removed the virus and was able to recover all of my files(from what i can see, but im not that well versed with computers) i used malwarebites to remove the virus and recuva from piriform to get the files back. everything seems to be working fine now except that it will not connect all the way on to the internet, i will recognize my router and get a local connection but it will not get past "identifying" the internet connection. if you need anymore information i will probably need to know how to find that information. please help me save my computer

A:cannot get my computer to get identify my internet connection

Hello and welcome.. For the connection try these...Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.Now check if the internet is working again.ORGo to Start ... Run and type in cmdA dos Window will appear.Type in the dos window: netsh winsock resetClick on the enter key.Reboot your system to complete the process.If needed : type these one line at a time, press enter after each line. See if it works after each.netsh interface ipv4 reset netsh interface ipv6 reset ipconfig /flushdns

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Even with all the programs I used I got into trouble again after getting help for this laptop already. It got so bad I can't even connect to the internet. System restore doesn't work nor do most antivirus programs. I did run the frst when this all happened a few months ago before my life started to spiral out of control and I ended up homeless, down to 1 job, and pretty much broke and very truly with a small hill of debt... but that is another story. I managed to keep my second job and save enough money to rent a crappy apartment in what passes for a crappy neighborhood here in Lincoln. I managed to get my lap top so here I am trying to fix it while I should be focusing on my divorce but If I bury my head in the sand I can stay in denial.
Ok sorry that all seemed relevant when I was typing it and I don't have the heart to delete it now. Restore points, wifi, ethernet, antivirus programs and alot of other things are not running well or at all on my computer. For what its worth I think the computer I am on just got infected when I attached the flash drive because it is drastically slower and it just got reset completely before I got it.
Here are the logs older one from when this first happened  and new one from today:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:04-11-2015
Ran by Manny (administrator) on FAMCOMP (09-11-2015 01:41:15)
Running from C:\Users\Manny\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Manny (Available Profiles: Manny)
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A:Malware/Virus I cannot identify is destroying my computer

somehow i keep making this post again and again im sorry

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If you guys could label each part with a photo editor program or something for me, that would be greatly appreciated. I'm hoping that soon I can get good enough with hardware that I may build my own tower, since my current PC is a little outdated. Thanks much in advance

Here are pics of my PC:


There are 4 pics if you may need different views.

A:Solved: Please help me identify the parts of my computer (PICS)

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Hi there,

I recently got my laptop fixed after it being out of commission for about a year (it turns out there was just too much dust collecting in it) and when I got home and tried to connect to my wifi network, I didn't have internet access. I received a message that said I had sucessfully connected to my network but it was only a local connection - no internet. It also shows up as "Unidentified Network." This is peculiar to me because my boyfriend's laptop is able to connect to the internet wirelessly just fine, and I am currently using the wifi on my iPhone.

I ran the ipconfig and several ping tests in cmd and used a wifi inspector.
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : owner-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-4C-2D-93-2A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::fd82:1593:8c1a:e73e%9(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:44:21 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, J... Read more

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When I got out of bed, I check my computer screen and it was all black and it said in a one statement sentence, something like the disk drive needs to be inserted, restart the computer after inserted, something like that. In additon, i can't use the keyboard too because it will not work, everytime I turn on my computer, it will just show the company logo which is compaq. Please help...

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Can't open any of my computer applications or programs on my desktop ; When I click on a desktop icon, say itunes, it never opens and this message will eventually appear: "rundll error loading c windows the specifeid module could not be found" I did a little research on this message and my research says that this is a virus and this virus alters your homepage, as well as directs you to websites that you did not click on, which happened too also. Also, It seemingly must make your computer run really slow too and prevents you from opening computer applications . How would I get rid of this virus that I think is infecting my computer? I did system restore and that did not work. In safemode, I ran and updated a few antivirus software(mcaFee, avast, malwarebytes , symantec, superanti-virussoftware, spybot doctor) . Some of the AV virus software detected viruses on my computer and some of them did not . The ones that did detect them , I had those AV software that did detect them removed my viruses and they still appear because I continue to encountered the same problems because . What AV software is out there that is designed to specifically get rid of this rundll virus that I think is infecting my computer or what other virus do you think is infecting my computer if its not the rundll error virus?

A:Can't identify a trojan horse infecting my computer

Hello, I am moving this to the Am I Infected forum. What is the Operating System.Please run the tool here How to remove Google RedirectsWhen it is done, a log file should be created on your C: drive called "TDSSKiller.txt" please copy and paste the contents of that file here.Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when doneclick Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.

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I use "Teamveiwer" to access my daughters computer. I can and do this, sometimes, unattended. On occasion I see one of the children, in their teens, viewing inappropriate content. But I don't know which child. They each have their own account that are PW protected. I would like to place, on their screen, something that can't be removed that identifies which user account is being used. This item should ALWAYS be on top of anything else on the screen and cannot be removed except by the administrator, their mother.

A:How to identify current user when remotely accessing computer

Quote: Originally Posted by blockie

I use "Teamveiwer" to access my daughters computer. I can and do this, sometimes, unattended. On occasion I see one of the children, in their teens, viewing inappropriate content. But I don't know which child. They each have their own account that are PW protected. I would like to place, on their screen, something that can't be removed that identifies which user account is being used. This item should ALWAYS be on top of anything else on the screen and cannot be removed except by the administrator, their mother.

Don't know if this is helpful, but if you can access the computer remotely, the command "WHOAMI" will tell you who is currently logged in.

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Windows Server can create a domain and create User Accounts.
when a computer join this domain and login with one user, i check local  users , Groups:Administrators.  only Domain Admins
there is no user account, only a domain user. Is there any way to check how many user login on this computer? not on server client.
a way is to check C:\user
yongliang_s could be an AD account or local account or msa account. how to distinguish them? and the admin in them?

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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 am having trouble establishing how to make a remote desktop connection using RDP from my home computer which is on a workgroup to my work laptop which is on a domain. I work from home occasionally and would like to be able to use RDP in order to use my keyboard mouse and monitor without buying a KVM switch. I am able to establish a remote desktop connection FROM my domain (work) laptop TO my workgroup (home) PC, but not vice versa, i.e. FROM workgroup TO domain computer.

I have searched online and found information about going from domain to workgroup, but not the other way around. Most online information was focused on IT professional server management that I am not completely familiar with such as active directory etc...

I have checked My Computer > Properties > Advanced system settings > System Properties > Remote tab on both computers. Both computers are set to allow connections from any version of Remote Desktop. I ran network connection statistics cmd "netstat -a" and both computers show listening state for port 3389. I ran remote desktop query session cmd "qwinsta" which lists rdp-tcp.

After going to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > see full map > Network Map, I am able to see both computers on the network from either machine. Under Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Allowed Programs, for the workgroup computer Remote Desktop is allowed for home networks, and for the domain computer Remote... Read more

A:Remote Desktop from workgroup computer to domain computer

Welcome to Seven Forums!

Do you have either VPN or Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) setup? Your Network Admin should be able to assist you. We use RDS at work and works well for me and everybody.

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Computer was working fine...turned it on this morning and on log on page received the following message. "THE SYSTEM CANNOT LOG YOU ON NOW BECAUSE THE DOMAIN DCJS4J91 IS NOT AVAILABLE."
I am not computer savy and would appreciate any and all help with this issue.
Thank you!!!

A:Cannot log onto computer because the domain is not available

Is this a college or library computer? Does someone in your house have it set up on a domain for some reason?

In the login screen, there should be a list where the domain name DCJS4J91 is listed. Try to choose "this computer" in the list and enter your password.

If that does not work, you may need to contact your local system administrator.

Please provide us with more information about your situation.

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If I just have a computer name and IP address, is it possible to query the domain which it is a member of.


A:How can I get the Computer domain

Go to http://www.download.com and get PingPlus. It's a nice little utility that allows you to ping, trace or lookup by IP address. Hope this helps.

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Hi all ,

I've set up Windows Server 2008 R2 on my homeserver machine and would like to add my laptop to the domain that I created (there are many reasons for doing this, one of which is so that I can access my account on all Windows-based computers), but it doesn't seem to want to join.
I've set up the domain correctly, and have also looked at online guides for doing this, but with no result. I am new to Windows Server (but not new to anything else computer-wise) but I have a good idea of what to do and this has puzzled me.

Both computers are assigned with a static IP by the router (by matching the MAC address when they connect) so this requirement is met. Please also see the attached images to see what the problem is.

A:Adding computer to domain

Do you have a DNS server setup on your network? You need this to have Active Directory to work properly. You can install/run the DNS server on your server acting as the AD/Domain Controller for your network. I have this setup on my home network. The next step is to change the DNS server your PCs/laptops are using. You MUST use the IP address of your server running DNS locally. The last item you need to configure is to setup the DNS server to forward lookups to your ISP's DNS server when name resolution goes beyond locally registered devices.

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Just recieved a Win 8 laptop that should be a member of our domain, but I am completely unable to access it.
The login screen shows only 3 users (that are not available) and there is no "other user" selection. I connected a network cable and it showed a working connection. Then I tried to reset the password for 1 of the users in the AD but I still receive wrong password on the laptop. Also remote desktop fails to connect with my domain admin user.
Going into safe mode also only brings up the 3 user login screen.
Is there any other way than restoring factory defaults?
Thank you in advance!

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I recently purchased an Office 365 for home use and have been having issues installing it.
I have asked assistance from the microsft support team who have encountered the same problems until they found out that my laptop was connected to a domain.
This was my work laptop when I was in the Philippines and bought it from the Company when I left and brought it in USA when I migrated.
The last technical support guy who helped me referred me to the commercial support unit and the agent I spoke to asked me to join this forum to get help.

Please help as I have purchased this application more than a week ago and I am still unable to activate it

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I am currently adding a client to my network and whenever i do it puts the station out with the domain controllers.

I have changed the group to domain computers and it still puts it out there! am i doing something wrong?

A:Adding a computer to the domain

We need to know what specific OS you are using in order to assist you

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Hi, I registered a new domain and pointed it at a folder on an existing hosting account. My ISP verified that it is resolving correctly. However, on my computer I see the default page for the domain registrar (godaddy). On another computer in my house the domain resolves correctly. I only have problems on my computer, in both Chrome and Firefox. I have tried ipconfig /flushdns, eliminating godaddy cookies, rebooting, etc, but to no avail. I have checked hosts file and there is no entry for the new domain (unlikely but I checked just the same!)

OS: XP Pro, SP3
Firefox 3.6.13
Chrome 8.0.552.237

Any ideas how to make it resolve on this box? Thanks!

A:domain not resolving on one computer

Never mind. It just started resolving! Remains a mystery...

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Ohmigosh. I so screwed up tonight. I was trying to get rid of some nasty dll files that my sisters pc had been infected with..and they just would not go away...
I got frustrated and went into the registry and started deleting any reference to these dll files.....and am now in deep trouble.
I restarted windows (xp home version) and attempted to log in. Got an error that the system could not log me in because the domain "sallyslaptop" is not available.
I tried booting into safemode, tried (unsuccessfully) to access the setup/bios (not that getting there would have helped me i don't think..) and just cannot get back into any kind of windows environment.

HELP!!! she has huge projects due at school and all her data is there!! If i can just get to her documents and save those, then I will be happy. If i have to reload windows an dstuff, fine...just as long as i can retain her documents!!! Is there any way???

I am desperate for some help here!!!

(and YES I know how sensitive the registry is and that i should not have messed with it. And YES I know that we are totally dumb for not backing up anything before i began messing with it...but, hey, hindsight and all that...)
Can you help me anyways???

A:computer domain is gone. no log in possible (xp home)

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hey guys i have windows xp laptop which is setup on a domain . I want to remove it from the domain without connected it on the network or using adminstrator logon. Is re-installing a new windows xp good option and will it remove it from the domain . please advise

thanks in advance !!!!

A:Remove computer from domain

Have you tried removing it from the domain and adding it to a work-group?

Re-installing Windows will definitely resolve the issue if by re-installing you're going to format the drive and re-installed.

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does anyone know how to remove a windows xp machine from a windows 2000 domain, using commmand prompt. the reason i asked because i cannot log into the domain or logon locally on the machine ! ! ! !

thanks ! !

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

I recently installed Windows 7 in all the machines in my office. I did not have problems in few machines. Later when i joined the domain it was successful.
After joining the domain restarted the computer, the first login was successful. I restarted again then tried logging in and i get a msg
"The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship"

The only temporary way is logging into local machine and changing the domain to workgroup and from there again to domain. It'll work for few days and again the same problem occurs again. Does anyone have a permanent fix for this? Pls help

A:Not able to access my Domain computer

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How do I remove a computer from its domain from the computer itself (in other words the computer is not currently attached to the domain/network it's apart of so I can not remove it from the domain controller end)?

It's running WinXP Tablet Edition SP2


A:Remove computer from domain

If you select the radio tab for "workgroup" and then give the workgroup a name and restart, the pc will not be part of the domain, however, the domain controller will still have the attributes for the pc, since it was not removed while connected to the domain (in other words, you could still add the domain to the current pc again and it will still work on that domain.)

The only way to truly remove the pc from the domain, is to have it connected to that domain's network and then change the domain/workgroup name; the change will then be registered with the domain controller. Otherwise, the domain controller will remain unchanged.

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Hi everyone..

Im trying to join a workstation to a domain,& am failing..

The message i get,it goes:
A domain controller for the domain could not be contacted.

Even though i did mention the Primary DNS suffix for it,but still,i get the error..

Help from anybody will be highly appreciated..

A:Computer cannot join a domain

Welcome to TSF!

The DNS address of the client must be the Domain Controller, not your ISPs DNS settings.
And of course DNS must be installed and properly configured on the Server.

Can you ping the Server by it's IP address?
Can you ping the Server by it's Name? )Server1)
Can you ping the Server by it's Full DNS Name? (Server1.domain.com)
Can you ping the Domain name? (domain.com)

To check the current DNS settings, Click Start | Run (or press WinKey+R), type cmd, press Enter.
Type ipconfig /all and press Enter.
Check the DNS addresses listed, the first one MUST be the IP address of the DC for the domain.

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I use Windows XP Professional, and I had my computer connected to the network at my university until I graduated a few months ago. This required my computer to be a member of a domain, and thus I would have to log on to the domain with my network ID and password every time I turned the computer on.

I am no longer at the university and I now have the same computer in my home. I would like to be able to turn on the computer without having to go through the login process every time.

I am aware that computers on domains are required to log in, while computers on workgroups are able to turn the login screen off. I have been successful in changing my computer's settings and removing it from the domain. However, every time I do it, I lose my entire user profile, desktop settings, favorites, cookies, etc. After I remove my computer from the domain, I can no longer log in to my computer with my old university network ID ("dpellegr"), and therefore I am forced to log in as "Administrator." This is an account that I have never used, and thus has all the system default settings and none of my own. Every time I lose access to my normal account, I use System Restore and everything goes back to normal.

This is what I have tried to remove my computer from the domain: In Control Panel, I have gone to System and switched to the "Computer Name" tab. There is a button labeled "Network ID," which accesses the Network Identification Wizard. I was ab... Read more

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Okay, so I have this computer at school, and my teacher wants me to figure out a way to make it a stand-alone computer, so its not connected to the network. How do I erase the domain so it operates as if it were a home computer?

A:Removing a domain from a computer.

Put it in a workgroup. Or you can just log in with a local account and not change anything. You'll need to know a local account's login info (username and password) before using either of these options. Domain login accounts don't work locally or after a computer has been removed from a domain.

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We purchased a new computer for my boss and his old computer is now being used by our new office assistant. I am trying to join the new computer to the domain but when I type in his user name and password I get the error that there are conflicting credentials. His old computer may be a member of the domain using his user name and password and therefore his new computer cannot use the same user name and password. Is this correct? What needs to be done?

A:joining a new computer to our domain

His user name and password should not affect this. I think it's talking about the computer name.

Create a new machine account for the new machine with a new name.

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Window XP Operating System.. problem with my internet browser home page being taken over. Here is my hijack this text file. Thanks for your help!

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\1033\nt\MAPISP32.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Dmurphy\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 4 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://letgohome.com/hp.htm?id=31130123321003
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {467FAEB2-5F5B-4c81-BAE0-2A4752CA7F4E} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\W8C6S4~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {9EBDE218-2CA6-6CC0-4236-442A2D1CE582} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Control handler] C:\WINDOWS\System32\riwt316dddpgthd.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O16 - DPF: {10003000-1000-0000-1000-000000000000} - ms-its:mhtml:file://C:\foo.mh... Read more

A:cant get this domain hijacker off my computer

Download Spybot http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

Click on "Search For updates" when prompted.
Click on "Immunize" when prompted.
Scan, click on fix problems.

Download AdAware SE Personal: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

Install the program and launch it.

On the bottom right-hand corner of the main window click on Check for updates now then click Connect and download the latest reference files.

In the main window: Click Start and under Select a scan Mode tick Perform full system scan.

Deselect Search for negligible risk entries.

To start the scan, click the Next button.

When the scan is finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it. (Right-click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and then click Next)

Reboot and post another log. You need to post the entire log and hijackthis needs to be in a permanent folder. If you have items disabled with msconfig reinable them before you run the log.

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Can being part of a domain slow down your computer?

Our setup is as follows: Users are in a remote location connected by satellite link to the domain server. The domain server is DNS and DHCP server for client computers. Because of the satellite connection data transmission has a longer than normal latency delay but transfer speeds are not bad (0.5 mps).

I can understand that when logging in, a client computer might experience a longer login time as Windows communicates with the domain server to validate credentials.

However, after logging in, are there network activities being performed by the client computer with the domain server on a permanent basis that would make the client computer much slower than normal while performing local tasks? Users report that when logged into the domain, their computers slow down significantly even when opening files on their hard disks.

It might be that other issues are causing the problem, but I would like to understand better how the client - server relationship works when logged into a domain so that we can test further.

Any help is appreciated.



A:Domain slowing down computer?

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Hello again, all . A client of mine recently bought a laptop that he would like to add to his offices domain. They have a Win 2000 Server with Active Directory. I've added the laptop computer to the "computers" area, as well as verified the gentleman's user account on the server (he was already logging in on his old system, but I double checked it).

I've removed Norton Internet Security, as I thought the fiewall might be blocking it (although I could map to the shared drives on the server, I just couldn't join the domain). Whenever I go to joing, it says tells me this:

The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service
location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for

The error was: "DNS name does not exist."
(error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR)

The query was for the SRV record for

Common causes of this error include the following:

- The DNS SRV record is not registered in DNS.

- One or more of the following zones do not include delegation to its
child zone:

. (the root zone)

For information about correcting this problem, click Help.

I've googled (quickly) for a solution, but was coming up empty. If anyone ha any ideas on the issue, I'd be mighty grateful . Thanks in advance for reading... Read more

A:Can't Add New Computer to Win 2000 Domain

This looks like a DNS problem. The DNS sever seems unable to resolve the domain name because it wasn't setup correctly. Are there any other computers that have joined the domain successfully?

I ran into this problem before when I was installing a domain controller a year ago. The way I resolved it was I simply reinstalled everything from scratch. Active directory, DNS, DHCP (it's all on one server).

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