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user cannot log on even after password reset

I have a user that cannot log on, even after reseting the password. It allows the user to 'Change password at first log on' but then does not let the user log in. The only error that displays is the ...
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0answers
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Diagnosing slow active directory logins

I'm having a hard time diagnosing intermittent slow logins on domain PCs. A bit of information about the network that has this problem: My domain spans 5 sites, all with VPN connections. DCs are ...
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2answers
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Windows 8.1 a “.\” in remote desktop gives current computer not remote computer

We had some issues with our domain recently where we got the "trust relationship has failed" message on a server. Now normally I could just login with the local admin to fix this, however I had ...
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1answer
18 views

Log user access in a windows domain

I need to log all users access to computer in a mysql database. I need datetime, user and workstation, how to do it? How to set up an event on domain controllers?
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1answer
922 views

Limit number of concurrent user logins in Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

Is there the possibility to limit Active Directory users' max concurrent login sessions? I've read many articles and discussions about the solution, but none of them seem to be working. Many had ...
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1answer
295 views

When creating user accounts using C#, UPN logon doesn't work while sAMAccountName works

I have created accounts with C# on 2008 R2 which have a sAMAccountName and a user principal name. I can log on with the sAMAccountName (or explicitly DOMAIN\sAMAccountName), but not with the UPN. ...
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1answer
182 views

Small network: any disadvantages to downgrading to local accounts with mapped drives only?

We have an Active Directory network with < 20 XP clients and one 2k3 server running in 2000 forest mode. On a zero budget, I'm trying to avoid more MS license dollars going out the door than I ...
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2answers
205 views

What's this odd logon failure I see every day?

I'm having something weird happen on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server. Every day at exactly 9:00 PM, an Audit Failure is registered in Event Viewer, saying that an account failed to log on for reason ...
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1answer
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Group policy logon script copies files to client PC but does not execute exe

We are trying to copy 3 files from our domain controller to a user PC and have it execute from a .bat file when a user logs in via Active Directory. When we associate the .bat file to a user in AD ...
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1answer
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Define an “alternate” login domain for Active Directory

A buddy asked me this question - and I quite honestly don't know enough about Active Directory and how to operate/configure AD to answer this. A customer of my buddy has an AD domain DomainA and ...
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1answer
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How to hide a trusted domain in the logon screen?

I need to create a bidirectional trust between two Active Directory domains. But management is worried that users will be puzzled out when seeing another domain name in the drop-down list in the ...
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2answers
1k views

Cannot logon to Windows on a domain. (cloned version works fine)

I have a Windows XP system that I cloned in June. Since then I have been using the cloned HDD (which was new). This morning I put the original drive back into the machine, and attempted to login to ...
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4answers
561 views

Is it possible to preload a user profile from a domain on a workstation that will be disconnected from the DC?

I have a few laptops here that need to have some users profiles preloaded onto them before sending them out in the field so that they can log into them without needing to be connected to the domain ...
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What's the meaning of logging in as “username@mydomain.com:something”

My Windows 2008 R2 machine is joined to a domain. In the logon screen, if I type in "username@mydomain.com:something" as the username, I can still logon properly, what's the meaning of ":something" ...
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387 views

Setting up a VPN connection before login automatically

Our company's domain controller is located in data center behind the Forefront TMG with a VPN gateway set up. I want my Windows 7 machines to be able to work in an active directory domain ...
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1answer
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Active Directory: how to discover failed logins?

I'm in a medium size enterprise environment using Active Directory for authentication etc. Considering if we should activate an account lockout policy for failed login attempts I need to gather ...
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2answers
481 views

Simulate/script user log-ins to an Active Directory domain

We've had some login issues in our computer lab environment. When a class of 15-30 people try to log in at the beginning of class, they sometimes have to wait upwards of 20 minutes to get a desktop. ...
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1answer
1k views

Active Directory: Can't login from one workstation

here is my problem: I recently created a new Active Directory Domain (Windows Server 2008 R2), and add users to the domain. Then I migrated each computers to the new domain, log off, and then log on ...
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2answers
453 views

How to reduce timeout for bad password on disconnected laptop?

I use a Windows 7 laptop computer. When not attached to my AD domain, if I enter an incorrect password, I have to wait approximately a full minute before the failure response comes back. When ...
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2answers
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Thunderbird - Login Script to create user and email account

is there anything out there that will let me script via active directory and login scripts the creation of a thunderbird user profile and associated email account?? I looked to-do this in Outlook ...
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1answer
60 views

Some Snow Leopard machines taking a very long time to log in (AD, Win2k3)

We have some iMacs that are taking a very long time to log with AD credentials, whereas other machines on the network take the normal amount of time. What sort of thing could be happening? They're ...
0
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1answer
794 views

IIS Active Directory Autologin without Popup

There are similar question to this on stackoverflow and I have pretty much posted the same question there, with no responses. My scenario is this: I would like, when users hit an internal site (ASP ...
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3answers
696 views

Active Directory set up with replication — need a way to control login authentication host

I have two Active Directory servers set up with replication, ad2 and ad4. ad4 has a higher latency than ad2 as it is offsite. All clients are supposed to log in and authenticate to the ad2 server. The ...
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1answer
117 views

Users logging into Windows 2008 R2 Server?

We've found a bunch of users in our server's "Users" folder. Not entirely sure how this happened, or what is going on. This server is also our front end mail server (Exchange 2010) We have ...
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1answer
308 views

Integrate SAP GUI with microsoft ldap

What is the best way to integrate SAP login with Microsoft LDAP? I would like to make my users login to the SAP GUI with their windows Active Directory account.
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1answer
1k views

Slow “applying computer settings” on workstation when I simulate domain controller being turned off that holds the FSMO roles in a two DC domain

Slight problem testing fail-over procedure with my two domain controllers. I have two domain controllers, dc1 and dc2. dc1 has all FSMO roles, is Active Directory integrated DNS dc2 is Active ...
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1answer
1k views

Measuring User Login Time of a User in an Active Directory Environment from an End User Perspective

I want to measure the time taken by the users to login to the Active Directory Server, note that this time should also include the time taken for the logon scripts to run fully. After lots of ...
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2answers
136 views

Is there any user-friendly version of the RUN AS feature

Background I have some Windows XP virtual machines that are used to run some low-trust software. Domain accounts assigned to be used on these machines are forbidden from accessing files shares or ...
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1answer
850 views

How to handle Windows domain users that are not connected to the domain network for long periods of time?

I have a number of users with Windows laptops on a Windows domain that are often not able to connect to the domain network to log in. I initially set up their machine, log them in, set up their ...
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84 views

Can't login to domain

I have a group of machines that are all plugged into the same switch and all but one machine is able to log in to the domain. I get the following message: there are currently no logon servers ...
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4answers
893 views

Confusion over local user accounts and domain user accounts

I have recently installed a Windows 2008 Server and have joined 8 computers to its domain. The domain name is companyname.local. I set up user accounts in AD for each user, the user name being the ...
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2answers
3k views

How can I tell if a certain Active Directory login has been used today?

How can I tell if a somebody used the login 'Accounts' today to log into a pc in my Active Directory domain? It seems to be causing errors if 2 people are logged in using the same username and I ...
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1answer
303 views

Changed static IP on a DC by mistake and can't log in to change it back

I made a goof. I was in RDP and checking out the network settings on one of my domain controllers (Windows Server 2003 SP2) and I accidentally changed the static IP to a different subnet, and poof ...
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3answers
241 views

One AD user Multiple Logins

I have a department of 20 users or so, which basically work in shifts but access the same desktop and settings, I am thinking to join these computers (15 computers) to AD and create only ONE account ...
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1answer
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Change list of allowed logon computers from batch file

How can I change this setting from a batch file? For any given user, how can I make it so they can only log onto the computer named abc? A vbs or powershell script would be my second choice.
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2answers
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How to get the last Windows domain logon times for all domainusers in Samba?

We run samba as primary domain controller using ldap for the user account settings. As the title says, I am looking for an easy way to get the last logon times for each of those domain users. I could ...
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4answers
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Win 7 laptop taking a long time to log on when off the domain

I've clicked through on a few forums but unable to find a suggestion for this issue. I have a user with a HP laptop which will boot perfectly fine whilst connected to the network but at home it will ...
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3answers
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Windows 7 logon script net use fails

Our network PCs currently consists of Windows XP Professional on a mixed 2008/2003 domain, with exception to one machine, which is a new Windows 7 PC we have bought for testing before we deploy the ...
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5answers
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Please wait for User Profile Service… on WIndows 7 takes around 1-2 minutes to process

When loggging into our domain, after entering account credentials the log in process takes around 1-2 minutes before it gets past the User Profile Service, the rest of the process takes 2-3 secs. ...
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1answer
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aggregate local events in AD

How can I aggregate events from event viewer log (logins with local Administrator) from all computers (atleast the servers - 2003,2008,2008r2) in an AD domain?
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Why is my “Last log on” date wrong?

I'm sitting here across the office from Bob, who is logged into the domain right now, working away. I pull up AD Admin Center and take a look at Bob's account and it tells me his last log on date is ...
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1answer
106 views

Is it better so use numeric or name for user logins?

Is it better to have user logins based on a unique number or the users name. eg Numeric: sc12345 Based on name: simon.cropp, scropp or simoncropp Some context. Windows environment MS Active ...
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1answer
240 views

Log into AD account through Command Line

Our SBS2003 server likes to lose connection every so often. This appears to 'kick' everyone out, so that no-one can access the server or its shared folders without a log off > log in. It usually ...
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3answers
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How can I restrict Windows AD logon to a certain group?

Our organisation has an AD; all users are in the one OU. I administer a section of the users. We have a bunch of computers that I only want to allow logon by users in a particular AD group (i.e. users ...
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1answer
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A single AD user can't log into a single Mac bound to the domain (DirectoryServices error). How can I resolve this?

On our campus, we have about 60 Macs joined to our Active Directory domain. Most users have no problems logging into Macs, as long as their accounts are configured correctly. However, we have one ...
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2answers
255 views

Looking for smart card variation

I know about smart cards for login in to active directory enabled computers, but was wondering if there is an less restrictive (and less expensive) solution. I am looking for something like an ...
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1answer
4k views

Login user picture on domain

How can I change the "user picture" for each indivudal user that is displayed during the logon for Windows Vista, 7, 2008, 2008R2 machines throughout a domain?
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1answer
300 views

Can users in a windows domain access shared folders if no one is logged onto the machine which is hosting the folders

In a windows domain network, suppose there's one machine which is used most often to share files in the network. My question is: if this machine boots up and no user logs on - i.e. it is stuck on the ...
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2answers
803 views

Logging Remote Desktop to Servers via Logon Script or GPO or What?

The objective here is to start a simple .NET application I've written which captures some environment variables (time, username, computername, etc) upon login. This .NET application subscribes to the ...
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3answers
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Can Windows logoff events be tracked?

I'm working on an application to track network user logon/logoff events in an Active Directory domain; the application will work by auditing security logs on domain controllers. Auditing logon events ...