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Q: Add users to domain controller server

My server is a domain controller thus i cannot add users with admin rights and so i cannot use lusrmgr.msc to add or change... i've added the user i want =active directory>users> and added the user and set it to admin..but when loged onto does not have the admin rights... learned that this was becuiase it was a domain controller

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A: Add users to domain controller server

Correct, the DC admin has the keys to the kingdom and can create a user-id with/without admin privs.

Unless the admin is your very best friend, I would expect exactly what you are reporting.

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Is it possible to save the results of a people/user search on a domain server? I would like to transfer every user to my address book or at the least save it to some type of file.

Thanks,
tekyamaster
 

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Windows
2012 

IP settings           172.17.2.36

Subnet mask       255.255.0.0

Gatevay                 172.17.2.1

DNS                       8.8.8.8

                           
     

Windows 7

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IP address automatically  

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DNS
                       8.8.8.8

 
                                

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

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

"dalek.local
".

 

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

(error
code 0x000005b4 ERROR_TIMEOUT)

 

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

the
DNS server used  by this com... Read more

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Hi there,
As a result of some hard drive troubles I have just had to re-insall windows 2000 server main domain root on my main server.

The other servers which where also setup in the domain tree as domain contolers (I think) need Active directory removed and installed; I guess to make them work with the main server, but as it is not the original setup on the main controller, when I try to uninsall AD, i get a message that the server was not found on the main domain controller.

How do I get it uninsalled whn I havwe this problem please?
Do I have to compleatly re-insall those server too?!
Many thnaks for any advice
 

A:Server stuck as domain controller!!?

bump
 

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I have finally installed Windows 2000 server and now have it as a domain controller.....I have 3 desktops connected to the domain, however there seems to be some confusion between the user rights I had set up localy and the domain user rights, how can I set it up to where only I will be the admin of the domain? and do I need to get rid of the policies I had setup before I had a domain?...also I have all 4 desktops setup with a static IP of 192.168.x.x behind a LINKY router, all of them including the domain controler have the DNS IP of my cable company should I change those settings? should I setup the clients DNS using the domain controler's IP?.....Thanks in advance.
 

A:2000 server / domain controller

By default there is an admin group set up for the domain. Add whatever domain users you want to have admin rights. The local one should hardly ever need to be used. If you were using policies previously just disable them on the workstation. If you are using static IP's on the workstations and no DHCP you need to have the DNS server specified to get internet access by domain name....leave em.
 

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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
vitor

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Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how someone can change a user password from his own PC.
I have a user that change his password. I am not sure how he has done that. since I always have to go to the domain server to change users password.
He had administrative access to his PC, since then I have change it to restricted.
I am just curious of how he changed his password. since I have all user set for the password not to expired and user can not change the password... well that much for that.

Thanks
 

A:changing users password on a domain server

Sounds like your trying to hack an administrator's password.
 

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Hello

I have a problem and it is that I must log on vpn server before I log on the domain

in windows xp I can tick the "Log on using dial-up connection"
http://www.nsnetwork.dk/billed1

how do I do this in windows vista / 7

kind regards

dcedata

i am not that good in english :-( so please be

A:windows 7 logon a domain controller through a vpn server

Hello,
in internet explorer>tools (top right corner)>internet options>connections tab>add vpn

hope this helps, good luck

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I am installing NT 4.0 onto a server to be a BDC. During the installation, when I get the the networking setup, I receive the message that the primary domain controller for that domain is not found.

I have checked to ascertain that the link lights are all working that the driver has installed that the proper IPs are included. And a number of other hoops. When I run the diagnostic provided it shows that everything passes except the 'loopback'. I have also checked to be certain that other computers are accessing the PDC, and they are.

This server was formerly set up as a SQL on another domain and the NIC worked fine. I simply want to use the unit as a BDC for this domain.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

AMRS
 

A:Domain Controller Not found during NT BDC server install

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Hello, I have not found any similar issues, so I'm writing here. We are experiencing issue when ATA lightweight gateway is installed on domain controller with NPS role, RADIUS functionality stops working, but ATA gateway works well. When lightweight gateway
is uninstalled, RADIUS functionality starts working well as expected. So I have two questions, where to start troubleshooting and is it possible (HOW?) to contact MS support directly with ATA questions? Thank you!

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This is confusing. I've set up numerous computers on our domain before so I'm pretty well acquainted with the procedure.

So we upgraded a computer in our domain from XP to 8 so my manager could see if our software would work in 8. That much I got done just fine (put simply, it does).

The problem I'm having is that when I try to attach the computer to the domain, two things go wrong: first of all the network drives don't map. Not a big deal, I heard this was an issue with Windows 8 and logon scripts. I'd like to try to implement a Group Policy-based drive mapping system but Windows Server 2003 seems to be missing that capability (though supposedly that can be added back).

The other, more troubling issue is that when I restart the PC, it seems to lose any connection it had to the Active Directory Domain Controller. The first time you hook it onto the domain it's just fine (you can freely go in and out of the servers without providing new credentials) but if you restart it loses that. After a restart I can't log in except with credentials the PC already knows and trying to access the file shares on the servers prompts me for a password entry. I can rehook it into the domain by redoing the whole process from the start but then restarting it after that will just blank out the AD DC credentials again. Mapping the drives would be impossible if I can't maintain a connection to the Active Directory.

I pinged back the Windows 8 PC from the server side (which I logged into using Rem... Read more

A:Domain controller issue with Win8 and Server 2003...

I can't say for certain why it's forgetting the credentials and requires you to sign in each time, although that may be controlled by the Admin through the GPE.

As for the DNS problem, your problem may be different but I've seen similar complaints and apparently it helps to manually add the Domain's DNS servers to the IPv4 properties of the network adaptor you are trying to connect with.

Other connection problems with Server 03 can be solved by clicking on the link. This may help with the drive mapping problem.

http://www.eightforums.com/network-s...2k-server.html

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This is a lab environment. The DC was a VM. I thoughtlessly deleted the VM of the DC. No problem - I have a copy of it. But the copy was from before this server joined the domain.

So I tried joining the domain but local admin can't do that. I tried changing the server back to a workgroup but it popped up a domain login window and asked me to authenticate as a user with privileges to leave the domain.

I also tried adding the server to the DC on the DC but that is not sufficient.

netdiag results:

Trust relationship test. . . . . . : Failed
Test to ensure DomainSid of domain 'DOMAIN' is correct.
[FATAL] Secure channel to domain 'DOMAIN' is broken. [ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED]

LDAP test. . . . . . . . . . . . . : Failed

(bunch of stuff deleted...)

Registered Service Principal Names:
[WARNING] The default SPN registration for 'HOST/SERVER.domain' is missing on DC 'dc.domain'.
[WARNING] The default SPN registration for 'HOST/SERVER' is missing on DC 'dc.domain'.
[FATAL] The default SPNs are not properly registered on any DCs.
Everything else in the netdiag test seemed to work OK. DNS is working. Just can't rejoin the domain.
 

A:Solved: W2K3 Server lost its domain controller

OK I figured it out. I had to go through three changes/reboots to get it fixed.

First - Change the name to some arbitrary other name without trying to leave the domain. Use domain Admin credentials, for some reason this would work while trying to make it a workgroup computer or trying to rejoin the domain directly would not work.

Second - after the name change and reboot, make it a workgroup computer. Again, use domain admin credentials, now that the name has changed that works too. Reboot.

Third - change the name back to the real name and join the domain, again use the domain admin credentials. Reboot.

Beat my head over this for a long time, it never occured to me that just changing the name would be enough to get out of the trap.
 

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New to ATA but have found some security flaws on our part so far.  I can't seem to find a solution for the following
Reconnaissance using SMB Session Enumeration
SMB session enumeration attempts were successfully performed from certificateserv against dc,
exposing 555 accounts.

This is happening between our root certificate server, and one of our DC's.  The "exposed
accounts"  seem to be all of our workstations.   

Is this common, and can be ignored?  Has anyone else ran into this?

Thanks

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So we have a server at one of the places I work that is a domain controller and DNS server, as well as an smtp server.

The domain is named companyname.com.
The website is, you guessed it, companyname.com.

Now why they set this up like this, I don't know, but because they have, every now and then, the DNS server decides to point companyname.com to the domain controller, and ignore the fact that I have a www Host(A) record pointing to the web server's external IP address, and a record saying that companyname.com should also point to the web server's address.

The problem seems to stem from that when the server reboots for updates... it of course forces the DNS server records to update, and it puts an entry in there that contradicts my static records, with the domain controller's local address in for companyname.com

Can I force it NOT to put a certain entry in there, or rather not update a certain entry that it has in there?
Or can I force it to treat my static records as primary?

I'm fairly new to this, as I've not dealt with this issue before... and I'm out of ideas.
 

A:DNS server pointing to domain controller instead of website address

Hmm; for the External DNS accessible to the web

create a CNAME for www.company.name
create another for dns.company.name.
each pointing to unique IP addresses
this dns ONLY supports publicly available services; NOTHING internal

the Domain Controller should have a SEPARATE DNS, internal to the LAN, not accessible to the Web.
Internal users configured to -> internal DNS which performs recursive lookup to your ISP's DNS.
 

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hey there, the office that i work at doing odds and ends for everything and anything doesn't have there networking setup in a domain enviroment, its in a peer to peer workgroup i think you call it. Basically my question is this...what does a server need in order to become a domain controller...is there seperate hardware or software or is it built into windows 2000 server. Right now the Dell 1400 SC server has 1Gb of ram and (2) Pentium III 1125 MHz processors. What would we have to do in order to get the server setup as a domain controller????? We plan on doing a clean install of everything if we can use this server as a domain controller... Also, i think one of this initial problems that they never had a domain controller setup is because most of the computers are running 98SE (about 28) some XP (about 6) and some 2000 pro (about 6) Im not sure if the 98's were a issue with a domain enviroment? Any and all info is greatly appreciated!!!!!!! Thanks for reading!
 

A:setup A domain controller on windows 2000 server???

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This must be kind of common as I see a lot on this issue, but unfortunately not much on a fix.
Anyways I'm on a path to MCSA so I need to do labs on Server 2003 from time to time. I use virtual PC 2007 to make virtual machines of XP Clients and an Enterprise Server 2003. Anyways I can't attach clients to the domain, it gives a message that the server can't perform the requested operation for whatever reason. When setting up the domain controller I get this:

Diagnostic Failed
The registration diagnostic has been run 2 times.

Warning: Domain Controller functions like joining a domain, logging onto a domain, and Active Directory replication will not be available until the DNS infrastructure for Active Directory is correctly configured.

The DNS zone authoritative for the domain Nirom.local cannot be updated because it is the DNS root zone. Domain controllers will not send dynamic updates to the DNS root zone. If you want to use this domain name, select 'Install and configure the DNS server on this computer' below and create a delegation for the new DNS zone Nirom.local from the root zone to this DNS server.

For more information, including steps to correct this problem, see Help.

Details
The primary DNS server tested was: a.root-servers.net (198.41.0.4)

The zone was: . (root)

Domain controllers will not send dynamic updates to the DNS root zone.
Click to expand...

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A:DNS Error on Server 2003 Domain Controller Install

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I know ATA Light Gateways can be installed directly on domain controllers.  What if those domain controllers are running server core (without the GUI)?  Will that work?

Thanks!

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We were  configuring  active directory domain service(AD DS) from server manager for an ?active directory federation services? certificate requirement which is used while configuring  ?certification authority ?  under
setup type-> Enterprise CAs
While configuring ADDS , under Deployment configuration, we have selected ?Add a new forest?(as there was some issue while selecting add a domain controller to existing domain) and provided a new root domain as ?aaa.org?after
next step we have provided the ?Directory Service Restore Mode? password
.
How can we revert server to old state ? The server earlier was SharePoint server.

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

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I have an SCCM Client deployed to several test PC. The client configures LGPO directing the PC to receive Windows Update from our SCCM server.  However, it fails. WUAHANDLER.LOG shows the following errors:
Enabling WUA Managed server policy to use server:http://xxxxx.xxx.net:8530
Waiting for 2 mins for Group Policy to notify of WUA polucy chnage...
Unable to read existing WUA resultant policy. Error = 0x80070002.
Group Policy settings were overwritten by a higher authority (domain controller) to: Server and Policy NOT CONFIGURED
Failed to Add Update Source for WUAgent of type (2) and id{{.......}}. Error=0x80040692.
I checked domain GPOs and there is no GPO that would cause this conflict.  I ran RSOP to verify.  What I noticed is that gpresult did not show LGPO as being applied. But when I unlinked all the domain GPOs (linked to the PC OU), gpresult showed
LGPO as being applied.
Any ideas or suggestions welcome.
 

A:Group Policy settings were overwritten by a higher authority (domain controller) to: Server and Policy NOT CONFIGURED

Hi,
 
For this issue, please try to refer to the following article;
 
Troubleshooting Group Policy Configuration for Software Updates
 
If this issue persists, for a better support service, please kindly post at the SCCM forum for further help:
 
System Center Configuration Manager Category
 
Alex ZhaoPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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hello

i have a printer shared on a windows xp professional machine.... when i try to connect to it i get this message : server clock is not synchronized with the primary domain controller clock

i have googled and the results indicated that i should check the clocks to ensure they are all synchronized on all three computers involved: the computer the share is on, the computer attempting to connect to it and the domain controller.

however the problem remains.. can anyone assist?

A:server clock is not synchronized with the primary domain controller clock

Check dates too?

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I am trying to add a win 7 pro pc to a domain and I get this error " an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed"
I am running win server 2003 can anyone help?

A:error an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed

Ok I got it to work I put in the DNSserver address agine same as I did yesterday ( I must have put it in 3 or 4 times) and it din''t work I did it agine today and it worked the frist time. Thank you every one for your help
 
Derrick

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dear all

i have a problem in adding addtional domain controller in my forest domain.

when i try to add additional; domain controller after working few miniutes it gives meessage THE ACTIVE DIRECTORY WIZARD IS UNABLE TO CONVERT THE COMPUTER TO DOMAIN CONTROLLER ACESSES DENIED

ENTER THE USER NAME AND PASSWORD OF AN ACCOUNT WITH SUFFFICIENT PREVILAGE TO CREATE AN ADDITIONA DOMAIN CONTROLLER .

But the user name has full permission he is administrator

please help me
 

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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

Hi,
You need flush your DNS cache in client side first.
Then, let?s create the following registry value for a try:
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManWorkstation\Parameters
 
 - 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 everyone,

So on my work laptop yesterday i got disconnected from the network, and upon trying to reconnect i had internet access but no network access, ran through some diag, was able to ping my other work station, ip,dns and dg where all fine, checked for dns records issue, none found. so i removed it from the domain and tried re-adding it, and this is where the problem is no matter what i do i cannot add this laptop on the domain. i get full internet access on the network but no network access. i know the Dns server is functioning perfectly and cant be the issue, i have also flushed dns, rebuilt tcp/Ip stack and removed all lan and wlan profiles. i am also getting a certificate error when trying to access the network on wlan.

Using my local admin here are some print screens of first the issue when trying to add the laptop back to the domain, then Ping results to my DNS server .

after removing the machine from the domain it now no longer picking up the correct DNS server.

Would assigning a new DNS record resolve the issue???

he following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for domain "bareesc.bareescentuals.com":

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

The query was for the SRV record for
_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.bareesc.bareescentuals.com

Common causes of this error include th... Read more

A:An active directory domain controller for the domain could not be contacted

Funny enough, we've found a handful of users on our network today unable to access local resources for the same reason!

Your DNS settings are being hijacked. They should point at your DC, but instead are pointed at a malicious DNS server hosted somewhere in Israel. Give your computer a good bath before letting play with the other children again.

We're currently in the process of mediation around here, too.

Hope that helps!

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

Thang Mo

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Hello,

We have a server set up with serval computers t. I formated a pc that was on the domain and now trying to attach it back to domain and i get the message.

Domain Contriller could not be contacted
I putted all the settings same as the other pc's..

i'm also getting the message " ip adress already in use. but i'm using the same ip as the pc had before i formated the pc. is this the reason that i get the message , Domain Contriller could not be contacted

i also can ping from the pc. to the server

Any Ideas?

thanks for the help
 

A:Problem:A domain controller for the domain could not by contacted

sorry i mean i also get the message " a duplicate name exist on the network"
 

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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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I have an employee that gets this upon every boot on his assigned laptop. I have utterly no idea what it means or how to correct it. Help needed please.
 

A:Error: Domain controller could not be found for the specified domain.

Check the machine account. You might also delete it and recreate it. This may require a domain admin to rejoin the machine to the domain.
 

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Domain users group - no domain?

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

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

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

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

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Dear Community,

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

Please can you help?

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When I logon to our network I get "Domain controller for this domain could not be found:. The event viewer records event ID 5719 in the system log:
No Windows NT Domain Controller is available for domain PGMS_LAW. (This event is expected and can be ignored when booting with the 'No Net' Hardware Profile.) The following error occurred:
The RPC server is unavailable.
According to MS support the way to resolve this is to disable LMHOSTS lookup box. This was not enable on any machines and now I'm stuck. Does anyone have any ideas?
 

A:Domain controller for this domain could not be found

Simplest thing to try is remove it from the domain (make sure you have a local account with admin rights FIRST). Then re-add it to the domain.
Can you see/use network resources otherwise? Are the lights on on the NIC? Have you tried a different cable/network port?
Maybe remove/re-add the NIC. Check all the properties, correct IP/subnet/gateway/etc.......
 

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Hi all - I have a problem with my domain.

I have 1 domain "europe1" with the PDC in the UK.
I have 2 bdc's for europe1 in the a location in france.

europe1 is the accounts domain and is trusted by lots of resource domains.

The problem is this : Open user manager for domains on either one of the BDC's, it tries to retrive the list of users but gives the error "cannot find a domain controller for this domain".
If I try to retrieve a list of users from any one of the trusting domains it works no problem.

As a test we built a new bdc and it worked with no problems.

Any idea's what is wrong with our original BDC's ??

Thanks in advance
 

A:Cannot find domain controller for this domain

Have you done the standard what I term Microsoft solutions.

Reapply service pack the BDC's
Apply the latest Network card driver and reapply the service pack.

Only other thing I can think to check is can the BDC's resolve the PDC computer name.

Hope this is some what helpful.

Scott
 

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Okay I want to go over pros and cons of some of the things that my boss wants done.

First off let me explain what we have. Users are on a domain system. Both laptop and desktop users. No users have admin rights.

Now let me explain what we want to do. We want a backup of their My Documents (and possibly other directories in the future) but we want it to be as invisible to them as possible.

I looked into the Folder redirection GPO and has a good pro - Simple to impelment (I did a test on my own PC did it in about 5 minutes) cons - in order to allow laptops to work they would have to have offline folders enabled and synchrnized and worst of all synchrnization won't accept PST's, MDB's and other key files that we would need synchronized as well gives errors in the synching process.

I then thought about a file sync program letting them seemlessly work on their PCs and just sync the files to the file server - Pros Can install a server side client that just polls for connected PC's and copies the files to the repsective places. Cons costs money, usually does not sync in use files making some of the files be missed.

Lastly I considered a batch file to run at login - Pros easier to setup to copy things out. Cons only runs at login so people could leave their PC up for 15 days and have 15 day old software. As well I do not know how to copy only modified files so some people with large files would copy over a ton of data (unless I can find a solution for this).
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A:Solved: Finally getting a file server! Need to backup certain users PC's to this server. Help

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Ok here is my situation, I have 2 pc's running Win 2000 and a third running 2000 server, how do I get the 2 machines to join into the domain.....I installed AD and now have a domain called "something.local." does this make sense to anyone? also I am behind a linky router and have given my 2 pc's a static ip of "192.168.x.x" do I have to run a DHCP server on the 2000 server machine? I am completly lost and could use some help....I know Active Directory is not for the timid, maybe I bit off more than I can chew!!!
 

A:Domain Controller

You do not have to run DHCP from your server. You could run it from your router, or not at all. The key to getting your Win2k machines onto the domain is that you must build Domain User accounts on your server for them. This server must be configured as a Domain Controller. They must then change their Network Identification to join the Domain and log into the Domain Controller (your server) using the accounts that you have built for them under the Active Directory Groups and Computers area. (Start-->Programs-->Administrative Tools-->Active Directory Users and Computers.

When you boot your Win2k clients, be sure when the logon screen appears, that you use the drop-down box to select your domain not the local computer.

I use my Win 2k server as a Domain Controller and a file/backup server which I have found the most useful role for my small home network.

Hope this helps--

Telepro
 

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I'll be adding a new Domain Controller to our network this evening. It's not currently connected to anything right now, so I need to know if I actually have to join the machine to the domain, or can I just plug it in and bring it up as a new DC on the domain? In other words, do I have to go through the process of going in to Active Directory on the existing DC and actually adding a new computer to the domain and then bring it up as a DC, or does it automatically join when I make it a DC on the network?

Steph
IT Intern
 

A:New Domain Controller

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Ok here is my situation, I have 2 pc's running Win 2000 and a third running 2000 server, how do I get the 2 machines to join into the domain.....I installed AD and now have a domain called "something.local." does this make sense to anyone? also I am behind a linky router and have given my 2 pc's a static ip of "192.168.x.x" do I have to run a DHCP server on the 2000 server machine? I am completly lost and could use some help....I know Active Directory is not for the timid, maybe I bit off more than I can chew!!!
 

A:Domain Controller

In control panel, open system, under identification, change it, and add the domain name, apply, and you'll get a message as to whether it was sucessful or not.
 

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Having trouble accessing Active Directory users/computers it times out and says it cannot connect to the domain controller and when I boot up takes forever and on the internet it takes minutes to switch screens.

Using XP Pro and Windows Server 2003. This is happenning on the admin PC. Thanks

A:Domain Controller

Hello & welcome to TSF,

you need to do this to both systems


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create
this also applies for (SP3)

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps

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performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version

start

#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /purgecache) then enter / your pc will work like crazy / this helps in rebuiding the cache file (notice the space between (sfc & /)
#5 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & / )

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We have over 110 laptop users all logging on using cached domain login information.

Recently I've had a couple ring up saying that they can't log on to their laptops remotely as they get a message saying the domain controller is not available so all I've been able to do is get them to drive all the way on to our Head Office so i can reconnect their computer on to the domain and then get them to log on and then off the domain to create a cache of their logon details.

Any ideas the previous cached information has not allowed them to log on?

I'm guessing it has become corrupt but not sure how.

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How do I run a domain network?
 

A:Domain controller?

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how many domain controller can be added in windows server 2003
 

A:domain controller

You will need at least one per domain.
 

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i am looking at changing what rights users require on my companys domain, as all the IT staff have domain admin rights, which most of then dont need, is there a way making new groups and giving the certain rights like being able to install software and printer ect.

we are running a windows 2003 domain with AD
 

A:Solved: Domain users

You would be better posting this in the networking forum for a better response!
 

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Hi. Sorry my language i am from Portugal, and is the first time i post in this f?rum!

I have a question!

I working with several computers in a domain! After restarting before installing the operating system again, I was wondering how do I set the same profile for all profiles!
In windows XP configured a profile with a user, and then put it in the default user folder!
In Windows 7 I have no idea!!!

Any ideia?

A:How to have same profile for all users in the domain!

Hi WildCatPT, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Windows 7 default user profile must be configured and customized in so called Audit Mode when no user profiles exist. In your case, deploying the same image to several computers, the procedure is as follows:Start Windows 7 installation on your reference computer
After installation boots to OOBE / Welcome mode after last reboot, enter Audit Mode
Customize the default user profile
Generalize the Windows image with Sysprep
Capture the image
Deploy the image (install to other computers using the captured image)

See this tutorial for instructions in customizing Windows default user profile in Audit Mode: User Profile - Customize During Installation.

Notice that as this tutorial is made to show how to customize default profile in just one computer as opposite to your need to do it for several computers, you need to change the /reboot switch in Sysprep command told in Step 3 to /shutdown switch in order to be able to capture the image before any user accounts have been created.

In your case, the Sysprep command told in Step 3 must look like this (changed part highlighted):

Code:
%windir%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:E:\DefaultProfile.xml
More complete walkthrough tutorial for preparing a Windows image for deployment, including default user profile customization: Windows 7 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep

Kari

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Self explanatory.




What are the specific steps to take in order to map, say, 3 drives to all domain users when they logon. I have seen a few pages and they are all different, so if anyone has the exact script or steps (not a link) that'd be awesome. Going to sites and getting two or three different instructions is frustrating. It is a windows 7 environment on 2008R2.

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i am looking at changing what rights users require on my companys domain, as all the IT staff have domain admin rights, which most of then dont need, is there a way making new groups and giving the certain rights like being able to install software and printer ect.

we are running a windows 2003 domain with AD
 

A:Solved: domain users

BigC said:

i am looking at changing what rights users require on my companys domain, as all the IT staff have domain admin rights, which most of then dont need, is there a way making new groups and giving the certain rights like being able to install software and printer ect.

we are running a windows 2003 domain with ADClick to expand...

Hi BigC,

It sounds like you need to create a "Power Users" Group for them. All I know is that WinXP Pro has this category of user which is like a restricted Admin, but I don't know for certain if it is available for a windows 2003 domain with AD (perhaps).

-- Tom
 

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Windows Server 2003. I want one shared folder on the server to be visible to only one group of users. When I created the foler, it seems to have come with settings that make it visible to all users and all users have read&execute privileges. The security tab does not see to permit removing these users so I can resttrict access to a single group.

What am I missing?
 

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