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Installation of software on distributed laptops

We have company issued laptops distributed to our employees. Most employees keep these at home for working remotely. We want to install some remote management software on the machines, but the users ...
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How to install ADFS 3.0 in standalone mode?

I've installed Windows 2012 R2 and enabled the ADFS (3.0?) feature. After installation, it asks to configure ADFS, but this step requires a user account that is a domain administrator, as it wants to ...
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Adding local administrator account permissions to a domain share

This is my first post on here, so I hope i'm posting on the correct site. I am creating a temporary backup solution for several windows 7 machines that are on our domain. The Win 7 machines will be ...
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Network drives don't get mapped and desktop redirection stops working when domain user becomes a member of the Local Administrator group on their PC

We have a Small Business Server 2003 domain controller with Windows 7 workstations joined to the domain. I noticed recently that, if I make a user a local administrator on his computer, his ...
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PowerShell to reset local Administrator account password. 5% failures

I have the responsibility for changing the local administrator account password on my environment of 16,000 servers; I wrote a PowerShell script, but it took too long, so I added multi-threading using ...
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How do I grant local administrator rights, but not Domain Administrator Rights?

How do I grant local administrator rights, but not Domain Administrator Rights? i.e. For user x, I want to grant install rights on the computer, but the user should not have Domain admin rights as I ...
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Powershell - How to find who is a local administrator on the servers in Active Directory

I would like some help to merge these two scripts, the first one I've made myself the other one is borrowed. How do I get these scripts merged, so I can get list of all the servers and of all members ...
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Multipoint Server 2011 Local Password DART doesnt work

We have a server running some thin clients which sits on a Windows Multipoint Server 2011 (basically 2008R2). Recently this server suddenly lost the trust relation ship with the domain and I can no ...
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Local Group to have access to restricted tools

In Windows 7, I am trying to give a Local Group containing a list of specified users permission to access functionality that is normally restricted to Local Admins, such as install/uninstall ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2, how to define local administrator on each machine?

I need to get a little help in tuning my Active Directory. I would like to be able to give the right of 'local administrator' to a group of users already defined in AD. This is in order not to have to ...
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Joining to a domain from a DC

I currently received an error from a computer stating that the trust relationship to the domain is not trusted and cannot be verified etc... I was able to log into the system and remove the computer ...
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WDS - Access to network share via local user

When installing Windows 7 using WDS, a local user account is used during the set up after the main image of Win7 is installed. And I've got this application that lies on the network and not the ...
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What are pros and cons of keeping a local administrator account in Windows 7 workstations in a domain?

We have a network with Windows 7 Enterprise machines, all members of a domain. We've been keeping a local (unlocked) 'Admin' account on each workstation in parallel to the built-in (locked) ...
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Remove local accounts but leave domain accounts in local administrators?

I'm trying to rename the local administrator account on all the PCs in a 2003 domain. The GP I have that uses GPP to rename the local administrator seems to work. However the problem I'm having is ...
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Domain administrator vs local admininstrator, and accessing workstations remotely

I am experimenting with a home domain network based on Windows Server 2008. I initially assumed that since I am a domain administrator, I should also have full access rights to workstations on the ...
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Local Security Policy blocking non Local Admins from Accessing machine.config

I have a few machines that for some reason won't allow the user (domain user, local user, etc.) the access the machine.config file in the v[.NETversion#]/CONFIG folder. I want to modify the ...
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Accidentally deactivated Administrator account in Windows Server 2008 VM

I logged in to a Windows Server 2008 VirtualBox VM as Abbas (local, standard-user account), ran cmd.exe as Administrator and then deactivated the Administrator through: net user administrator ...
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How can I reset the local Administrator password for a Windows Vista client connected to a domain?

I have a Windows Vista client computer that is connected to a Windows Domain. I can login with the user account for DOMAIN\user1 and also with the Domain Administrator account DOMAIN\Administrator but ...
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Is it possible to add a local user to the admins group through group policy?

I'd like to have a local user in the admins group for when the computer isn't connected to the domain. Currently I use a start up script to create the user and add it to the admins group. Is there a ...
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Change local time on XP box - local admin but group policy restricts time change

I am a developer in need of doing some temporal unit testing on my local XP box. I am local admin but there is a group policy enforced centrally that prohibits changing local time (a severe case of ...
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Finding all users who are local admin on domain

In our windows 2003 domain there are a few computers where domain users are member of the local administrator group. I am looking for the best way to create a list of all the computers where this is ...
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Users as local admins on Windows machines

I am in charge of a Windows-based network of over 70 computers at work. Servers are Windows Server 2008 and workstations are Windows Vista and Windows XP. Most users are researchers, and some of them ...
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prevent storage in documents and settings for account (windows)

Is there a way to prevent a local account on a windows xp machine from storing any data in the documents and settings folder? The machine is used on a domain predominantly and is a base image. When a ...
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How do you lock down workstations and still support legacy applications that require local administrator rights?

I know we all struggle to strike a balance between keeping our user's workstations locked down but still usable. I have a real problem with one client whose users are constantly installing toolbars, ...