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Windows 7 domain laptops unable to change domain user password

Q: Windows 7 domain laptops unable to change domain user password

Hello everyone,

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

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

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

Users are still able to use a co-workers machine to change their password from the same screen by substituting the username. Most of the affected machines are from users that work in the same team, even though those same users can change their passwords
elsewhere just fine. It appears to be isolated to specific Windows 7 laptops and affects every user that attempts to change their password on there.

I have a feeling that it has to do with the smart card setting or perhaps the SCCM team pushed out a driver update for the integrated card readers on them and that activated some service or another, but am not sure where to look. Unfortunately I
have not had the opportunity to do troubleshooting on one of the laptops. If possible, I would at least like to exclude the possibility of it being related to GPO settings.

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 domain laptops unable to change domain user password

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows 7 slow domain user password change.

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

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

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

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We have a win 7 PC that has the password set to expire every 42 days (be design set in gpedit.msc). The user logs in and is presented with the "you must change password" screen. They enter a password and get this.  "configuration
information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or because access is denied" 
  It is a WORKGROUP pc not a member of a domain but unsure if it every was. I changed the password using the administrator account and set the password that way without issue but the user stated that this was not the first time they had this issue.
I deleted the GPO settings (https://www.404techsupport.com/2014/04/script-clear-cached-group-policies/) and changed it to WORKGROUP1 in an attempt to reinforce the
non-domain status and no change. User is not restricted from changing their own password. User is not the admin.

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I have a Machine with windows 7 x64 pro which was connected to a domain controller that is dead and not available anymore.
I want to continue to use this computer standalone and keep all the software and configurations already installed, however i need to change my pass and i am not able to do it getting this msg : configuration
information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or because access is denied.
How can i solve this (change the pass or copy all the user settings to local) without the domain controller server?
thank you

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We are running our Domain Controller and Active Directory in the cloud. All our users use their AD account to log onto their computers and this has been working fine for the last few years. Today an employee needed to change their password and for some reason
they get the error: "Configuration information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or because access is denied".
After trying it several times, always with the same result, I checked to make sure that the DC/AD was available. After that, I manually entered the DNS of our DC to make sure that it wasn't just a network error. That didn't change anything though. Then I
used my account to log onto his machine and I was able to change my password with no problem. That made me think that this must be an issue with his account but when I checked it, the permissions were all set correct.

After researching this error online and finding no helpful answer that explains why this is happening and how to fix it I'm stuck. Does anybody know why this is happening? And does someone know how to fix this?
With kind regards,
C. Zerbe

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

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

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

Some suggestion about to solve it?

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

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

Hey there,

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

Best of luck.

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Windows 2000 LDAP function could allow an attacker to change domain user passwords

Microsoft Windows 2000 with the LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) server configured to support LDAP over SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) sessions could allow a remote attacker to change passwords for domain user accounts. This vulnerability occurs because a LDAP function that allows the modification of data does not check user permissions before performing tasks. An attacker could use this vulnerability to gain access to the domain with the privileges of other domain users, including possibly the domain administrator



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I'm new here and had a (hopefully) simple question.

I log on to my companies domain through Cisco's VPN. Our policy requires I change my domain password every 90 days. How do I do this?

If I log on to VPN, then CNTL/ALT/DEL, then "Change Password", it doesn't seem to work.

My PC is not on the company's domain when I boot, it's a stand alone PC.

Any thoughts welcome!


A:Change password in another domain

you should have your own technical support team at the company you work for. They will be able to advise you. Im not giving out any free hacking advice even if you pay me. The rules on this site are clear http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ork&page=rules
see section 3 paragraph 2

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I received my computer recently from someone who registered it on a domain server out of my access. Every time I try to change a setting where I need to give my password, the computer says "there are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request" i also cannot change user accounts.

i would appreciate any help.

A:How do i change user accounts outside their domain?

Quote: Originally Posted by Thielen

I received my computer recently from someone who registered it on a domain server out of my access. Every time I try to change a setting where I need to give my password, the computer says "there are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request" i also cannot change user accounts.

i would appreciate any help.

Welcome to the windows 7 forums Thielen.

Can it be assumed that you received the original disk from whoever you received the computer from?

My suggestion is to do a complete re-install unless you can give the machine back to whoever you got it from and have them unjoin the computer from their domain and set it back to a local workgroup. They should be able to do this fairly easy.

Although FWIW, Home versions of Windows 7 won't allow you to join to a server domain.

If the person you received the computer from is not available then about the only solution would be to completely re-install windows 7 from the disks you received from them.


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We have a remote user using windows 7 pro 32 bit and  cisco vpn on his laptop.
The remote user is prompted to change his password while he is connected to the domain during the vpn session.  He follows the prompts to the change the password.
When he performs the following Ctlr+Alt+Del, selects lock, and now tries to unlocks the laptop with the new password he  receives the message of 
?The trust relationship  between this workstation and the primary domain failed?
In order to get into the laptop   the remote user restarts the laptop and uses the old password with his domain username.
Even though he is vpn into the network  the remote user  is unable to gain access to any network resources since domain password was changed.
VPN password and domain password are different.  The Cisco VPN username/password account is keep on the ASA.  The domain username/password is keep on a Microsoft server. 

Does anybody know how to get the changed domain password onto the laptop while VPN?

Thank YOU!

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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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My friend has a laptop that runs Microsoft XP Professional. I was helping a friend set up his wireless network. I got it to work fine with encryption - he then wanted to be able to use his shared network printer. He uses a domain at work, so i changed him over to the home workgroup and restarted the computer as advised. Now, he cannot log in as his typical user name. His password has become invalid for some reason. Any advice would be wonderful! (Note, this name was the Local Administrator on the computer, so it was not a name that he had to be connected to his work domain to use.)


A:Domain Change Password Problem

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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. 

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W98 Remote Access User:
Authinticates on domain A and Email resides on Domain B. Network Neighborhood shows domain as being A. Both domain passwords expired on the same day.

The user went into control panel and changed his password for Microsoft Networking. The password was changed for domain B and not domain A. I always understood that the domainthat is listed in Network Neighboorhood properties was the domain password that will be changed in the control panel. Therefore the password that should have been cchanged is domain A not B.

How can i tell which password will be changed for microsoft networking if the user users multiple domains?

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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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I changed my domain from an old work one to a personal one. This I thought would make it meaningful to my newly established wireless network.um!Grhh. First i noticed my old work laptop would not network with my old pc desktop since the laptop was still in a work domain (properties had all the detail) Anyway I changed the domain to workgroup as it said on another site for a guy who also got a hand me down from his old work When i logged in to my laptop I got asked username and password, I used what i had before, error, wrong something about not correct for domain or not having access This means I can't even use XP functions. There must be some way of re-setting or establishing a new domain from scratch. I do not have the option of going back to my old work place. Its miles away Thanks in hope that someone knows how to get around this

A:unable to logon after domain change


Before you log in does your domain name show under the Password?


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Hi, really need some help here

I have a Windows 2008 server that runs a domain. I currently have XP Clients connected to the domain.

I have brought 10 Windows 7 64 Bit laptops. I have succesfully joined the laptops to the domain, and can log into the domain no problem.

Problems I am getting are
When logged in I sometimes get your profile hasn't been syncornised correctly with the server
You have been logged in with a temporary profile, so any work saved will be lost.
I can see the profile being created on the server under profiles but can't access it because it says access denied.
I keep reading lots of articles online but none seem to help me. Please someone assist me with this problem.

Many thanks

Any more information please let me know

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Hi Guys,
Have you experienced when unable to logged on to windows, you got a message "Incorrect password" although your were really sure your password is right?
Now it on my face. If the LAN cable was plugged out, It was succesfully logon, plugin the LAN Cable then restart the computer, after that I was successfully logon without LAN Cable. 
I would apreciate if there are anyone who could share and help to resolve this issue..
good luck guys

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User cannot access their domain this is what they get when they do ipconfig/all:

Default gateway:
IP Address:
Description:Netgear Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address:00-a0-cc-5f-73-91
what is the problem, is it because the APIPA is a class B and the DNS is a class A. Does the APIPA cause the DNS to not work?

A:A user's computer is unable to access their domain.

Can they ping the DNS server? The gateway is not defined. Where is the DNS in relation to the network? What type of network connection? Can they get to the internet? More info please.

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

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

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

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

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

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I install locally server & client application my workstation, i used domain user which is not member local admin or domain admin group, when i run client application it promote run as admin credentials, i enter and its worked fine, 
but issue we not provide all domain users admin credentials, i also try to disable In local/domain GPO policy "User Account control run all admin approval mode" which also disable "User Account Control Settings" for security reason users
not want this.
I also apply Task schedule and enter the admin credentials, but when i open application its open admin user mode not the that windows domain user.

the Dev team control this code side but same result and no effect.
Can some one help how this issue resolved?

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I need to change one of the local PC's user name and password. The PC is connected to a domain server (windows). I do have the servers user and password to allow me access, but I'm not sure how to change a local users information. I suspect I need to change it on both the local Pc as well as the server. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks, dondd

A:Changing User and Password on a domain server networki

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hi :

User A will transfer from office 1 to office 2 next week.

In the AD, is it possible to transfer the user A from one domain to another domain.

1. Or would it be better to delete the user in domain 1 and create a new user in domain 2 with the same user ID ?

2. And what type of administrator in AD can perform this type of task.


A:How to transfer a user from one domain to another domain in AD ?

Dan Petri's world of knowledge Is one of the best sites that I know of for Active Directory and other information. Check it out!

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

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

Hi there,

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


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Hi All,
Im facing a wierd problem regarding "users management" in a domain.
User profile on node was created by running login script from the domain (Domain Win2000 and Node Win XP) when node was connected to domain.
When i delete the user account thru "Document and Settings" or thru "User Profiles in advanced tab in System Properties", it does not delete user account completely.
Even though after i delete the user account it does not show up anywhere, but when i try to login with deleted user name it let me login and then create it at appropriate location.(No matter the node is conected to domain or not)

I tried the whole procedure with disconnected node as well connected.
It's not working out.
Is there any other location where XP stores the login info (i kno a little about sam log file, but don't know wht to do with that)
Also tried deleting thru Registry Keys. No go.

I'll really appreciate if any of you guys could help me out with this problem.
In case u have any clue please email it to me at "[email protected]" or try to chat with me at "[email protected]" or [email protected]"

Thanking in anticipation
Cheers !

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We have several user profiles that we would like to delete when setting up Windows 7 images so that old users do not have their folders stored on the new images. However, after manually deleting the folders under C:\Users and then
locating their keys in the registry and deleting those, the users' folders return immediately after any of our computers that we try this on gets rebooted.

Is there another step that we're missing? I've been searching around online and have been unable to locate any solutions. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Unable to permanently delete domain user profile folders

I think the right way to delete a profile would be Right click on My computer -> Properties -> Advanced System settings -> Advanced -> user profiles -> settings. Here you can select the required profile and then delete it.Janaki Hariharan

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IP settings 

Subnet mask




Windows 7

IP address automatically  





error code reads 


following error occored wen DNS was queried for the servise location (SRV)

record used to locate an Active Directory Domane Controller (AD DC) for Domain



error was: "This operation returned because the timeout period expired."

code 0x000005b4 ERROR_TIMEOUT)


query was for SRV record_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.dalek.local.

DNS server used  by this com... Read more

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We have been getting sporadic reports from our users of the error, "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed."  The workaround has been to dejoin and rejoin the domain, but it keeps happening and we need a permanent
fix.  We are primarily a laptop shop.
It has been suggested we disable the automatic machine accouint password change on our domain members in GPO.  While this may be a viable option with relatively low security risks, I'd really like to figure out why it's happening and try to
fix it. 
The machines can lose the trust relationship at random.  It can happen overnight, or after going into hibernation.  I've had it happen to me a few times.  The DCs (we have 2) both show error 5722, but one is spitting out a specific Kerberos
error that the other one is not:

While processing an AS request for target service krbtgt, the account kriegesh did not have a suitable key for generating a Kerberos ticket (the missing key has an ID of 2).
The requested etypes : 18. The accounts available etypes : 23  -133  -128  3  1. Changing or resetting the password of kriegesh will generate a proper key.
My main issue is trying to determine why this continues happening and if we can resolve it without disabling the account password.  If that IS our best option, then so be it.  Any
thoughts are welcome.
Thank you very much in advance!  ~Sarah

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I've been trying to join a new Windows 7 Professional machine to a domain controller running Windows 2003 Server with no luck.  We currently have 4 Windows XP machines running on that domain without any issues, but when I try to add the Windows 7 computer,
here is what happens:

A computer account on the domain could not be found (confirmed it is already there)
I put in the computer name and domain again, and Administrator credentialsNow it tells me: "An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a DC in the domain being joined has failed."
I currently have DNS on the Windows 7 PC set to the Domain Controller and have IPv6 unchecked under Network Properties.  I can even ping the domain name (resolves to IP of the domain controller).  It looks like it can, indeed, find the domain from
the message in step 1, so am I missing something here?
Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Cannot join Windows 7 to domain even after setting DNS to domain controller IP

You need flush your DNS cache in client side first.
Then, let?s create the following registry value for a try:
 - Created a DWORD DomainCompatibilityMode = 1
 - Created a DWORD DNSNameResolutionRequired = 0
Reboot the machine and check the result again.Alex Zhao
TechNet Community Support

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

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Hello everyone. I really hope that you can help me. You are my last hope.

I maintain about 30 domain computers. Recently when users try to log in on most of them the following error appears frequently:

"Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found. Please try again later. if the message continues to appear, contact your system administrator for assistance."

I have seen that this error appears only in the computers with Windows XP and not in the computers with Windows Vista or 7. We have 2 domain controllers.

Please let me tell you about the ways I tried to resolve this problem and their results:

- on some computers, after several restarts the users are able to log in, but if they restart or shutdown after that the error appears again; this worked for some computers, but I do not know if the error will appear again in the future.
- on some computers, when i disabled the windows firewall or allowed all kind of ICMPs it was resolved, but this did not work for all the computers and I do not know if the error will appear again in the future.
- I unjoined and then rejoined some computers from the domain and it was resolved but after restarting the error appears again.
- If I unplug the network cable the users can log in but after restart the error appears again.
- I have tried to reset the user password and computer on the Active Directory for some users and... Read more

A:windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down...

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When people are logging on to the domain there are 2 prompts 1 for the domain password one is a windows password. We want to totally get rid of the windows password prompt so it just asks for the domain password. Anyone know of a way to remove this second password prompt?

A:Windows 98 Password - on a Domain

Go into network properties, remove Microsoft Family Logon (If its there) and insure that Client for Microsoft Networks is selected as Primary Logon.

If that doesn't work look at Control Panel>Passwords.

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I received a new laptop at work to install Windows 10 Pro on. It previously had Windows 8 Home but I did a clean install of Windows 10 and upgraded it to Pro using a valid key. The issue I'm facing now is that when I try to login, I get the "Password is incorrect issue" many times trying to login with a domain controller user account. I've searched and have found no answers. Does anyone know what could be causing this problem? I'm currently on Build14393.

I assume the upgrade to Pro, which simply installed the 'Pro' features on top of the Windows 10 Home upgrade, didn't fully install the domain functions? There was no option for me to do a clean install of Windows Pro from USB. I'm just throwing that out there just in case.

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



A:Windows central user server without domain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

Try this and see if it helps.

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

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Here is my situation:

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

A:Windows 2000 user joins new domain


Try set him up with a roaming profile.

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

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

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

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

See what happens...


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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i all,

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

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I have 2 sites both belonging to the same domain. However the domain controller in the second site needs to be completely replaced from windows 2000 to 2003 on a new server. There are about 25 users and i would like to know the best way in doing this change over. Please can anyone advise me.

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I have a windows server 2003 with a domain set up and the password security settings for it set up for things like 7 chars, Capital letter, non-capital letter etc, but it seems the Windows 7 users can't sucessfully change a password to meet the requirements.

When they change it and the password should be allowed it says that it doesn't meet the correct settings? Is local group policy overriding this on the PCs?

How can I fix this?


A:Windows 7 Password issue on domain

Check WMI filter in relation to Password complexity policies

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I have a Windows 2008 R2 domain and windows 7 enterprise/pro Laptops. I'm totally stumped on this issue.

I have a handful of users when the users have their laptop wired they can logon to the domain quickly and arrive at the desktop screen without issue.

The WIFI is Radius hosted by the DC and the signal is strong to the router and ping to the PC at stuck at logon is usually 1-3ms.

When they are wireless the computers hang at the welcome screen it can last for over 30 minutes. If I plug the Ethernet cable into the laptop within 10 seconds it finishes logging into the Laptop and is sitting at the desktop screen. I've tried removing GPP
for drives, I've tried limiting GP scripts to 10 seconds, I turned on verbose for startup and shutdown and tried KB2525332.

I'd like to post a trace but my account needs to be verified...

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