Login, or logon, meaning to authenticate with a computer.

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Login script not running as the NIC takes too long to initialise

We're just about to roll out a bunch of Lenovo T431s's but have an odd problem with the NICs on them. Basically (from reboot) they are taking too long to initialise (i.e. the blue "swirl" on the ...
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Monitoring when users login to a Terminal Server

Really looking for some ideas (ideally nothing 3rd party based) that we could implement to monitor when users login to a Terminal Server (and log off if possible) so we can monitor activity. Thanks!
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Linked Servers in SQL Server

I have created a linked server and wish to execute a job that queries the linked server and writes the result in a local database.Ihave tested the connection to the linked server and it was fine. I ...
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Slow logon with “Applying your personal settings…” message- only occurs when domain user is member of a security group

Domain user accounts on our network can log in in ~2 seconds when they are not a member of any security groups. However, this logon time increases to ~35 seconds when the are a member of any security ...
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Slow logon only affecting one domain user account

One domain user on our network takes up to 5 minutes to log on to one particular PC (the other domain users can log in in around 10 seconds, and local accounts take only a couple of seconds to sign in ...
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SQL Server: Cannot log into SQL Server Management Studio on Server

I installed SQL Server 2012 on a Windows Server 2012. I am going back a few days later and unable to log into SQL Server Management Studio (SMS) using Windows Authentication, even if I launch SMS ...
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vsftpd allow anonymous log-in

I'm setting up a ftp server, that will allow anonymous to READ/WRITE to the server. Here is my configuration. anonymous_enable=YES local_enable=YES write_enable=YES anon_upload_enable=YES ...
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CRM 2011 - outlook connector always asking for authentication

In my organization everyone uses the Outlook 2010 connector to access the CRM. After the UR13 update, but not right away, some clients began experiencing a situation where the Outlook connector asks ...
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What is the difference between /sbin/nologin and /bin/false?

I have often heard it recommended that a user account should be disabled by setting its shell to /bin/false. But, on my existing Linux systems, I see that a great number of existing accounts (all of ...
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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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Can't login into ubuntu 12.04 computer before login timesout

I have an ubuntu 12.04 server. My password is long and before I can fully enter the password, the login timesout. I can't get into the box to change this timeout time. Is there anything else I can do?
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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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Agetty terminating during login on serial connection

I'm trying to login to a server through the serial port using agetty. When I start agetty and open the serial connection, I see the login prompt but as soon as I enter the username (in my case root), ...
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phpldapadmin: login as “root” admin user with UID

I have recently installed phpldapadmin on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Srv. In the the config.php I've modified the following parameter in order to enable simple user login: $servers->('login','bind_pass','...
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centos private key and root login

I wanted to know if it's good practice / secure to allow login as root with ppk (private key) file. (no password). This server is only for me and no one else is working on it. Thanks, Danny
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Best way to create a user with no password

What is the good way to create a user with no password? By no password, I mean an account, that would be usable only by the root account using the su/sudo commands (like the "nobody" user used by ...
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What constitutes a large WMI repository and what can cause it to grow?

Our organization is experiencing lengthy startup times after improper shutdowns that seem to be tied to the size of the WMI repository. For example, a repository folder size of 50 megs might result ...
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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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Ubuntu server closing connection after successful login

I am unable to logon to my Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) server via WinSCP or sftp. There was previously a permission problem for ssh_host_* files in /etc/ssh. This was after I tried chmod -R from another ...
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amazon instance runs fine but extremely slow when logging in via ssh, webmail authentication

I'm running a large EC2 instance with ubuntu that is basically used to provide email services (IMAP, webmail access, etc) to some people. This server was previously hosted somewhere else but was ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 (Rdp) Logon Audit trail

Is there a way to to retrieve an audit trail / history of remote/rdp logons for a particular user on a Windows 2008 R2 machine? We have a server here in our intranet which has a domain-wide user as ...
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Smartcard Sharepoint Password prompt

I work in an organization that uses smartcard login. Passwords are not be used. When opening an attachment in Sharepoint, we are prompted with a username/password dialog. Clicking cancel will allow ...
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windows log logon activity: is it safe to rely on windows audit?

I found a guide that teaches, through turning on the Audit of the System Log on Activity via gpedit.msc, how to read the logon activity via eventvwr.msc Is this way of monitoring fully comprehensive? ...
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SSH hangs on login after 'last update'

I'm having a bit of trouble. My SSH connection hangs for about 10 seconds when logging in. I've tried disabling the system info MOTD and a number of other things but it just doesn't seem to work. ...
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I Deleted my own SID from the Registry

Just I deleted my own SID from the registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList) in windows 2008 R2 server then I logged off. Now tried to log in but getting ...
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I stopped /etc/init.d/networking, I can't log back in to my server to start it, what do I do?

I was editing the interfaces on my EC2 instance then I used this command to restart it: /etc/init.d/networking restart It restarted fine, but it gave a notice saying that isn't the correct way to do ...
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How to push packages to client Mac OS X machines from OS X server at login of clients?

I wanted to know if there is option to install application at login time in Mac OS X.That is, push packages to client Mac OS X machines from OS X server at login of clients similar to Group Policy ...
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Log user access on windows domain

I want to log the user access to domain's computer. For example I would like to store datetime, username and computer for each login into a domain's computer. Is it possibile? I'm using windows server ...
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Windows 8 Pro hangs at Applying Computer Setting for 10 mins on Domain

I have a few Windows 8 clients connected to my SBS 2008 Server. When i reboot the windows 8 machine while connected to the network it takes over 10 mins and sits at "Applying Computer Settings". If i ...
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ssh login attempts fail randomly - but work otherwise for same user

I'm having strange ssh login issues, where the login for a user does work in general, but sometimes it doesn't. here's a failed login attempt: Mar 28 14:49:55 hostname sshd[32247]: Invalid user ...
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Secure LDAP Authentication Issue

I am using the following C# code in the code behind of a webform deployed in an ASP.NET 4 (4.0.30319) application pool on Server1 and Server2. PrincipalContext pc = new PrincipalContext(ContextType....
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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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Security advices - ssh root access login

I'd like to have some advices on my case: I have a server with a public ip address. I have a root user with password. I have turn off (in sshd) PermitRootlogin = No Questions/tips/advices: How can ...
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OSX 10.8 w/ OpenDirectory - Admin log in as user? and switch to Admin?

I now have a OSX 10.8 workstation environment where the clients are bound to OpenDirectory on an OSX 10.6 Server and their home directories are stored on another OSX server. Two questions: Is it ...
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IIS - login by domain name is ok; login by IP address fails

I configured IIS server to use Windows authentication. On a client computer, I used IE to open a website of IIS by domain name - this resulted in automatic login. IP address - a dialog box appeared ...
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Can't get access to my SQL Server on localhost

Recently I have been having problems accessing local connection in my SQL Server Management Studio 2008. I am connected to a network, and my account has administrator rights on all the computers. ...
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Extremely Slow Login: Group Policy Printers

I'm having a few issues with a specific GPO that's causing 5+ minute delays on logins (not just initial logins either). The server is running Windows Server 2012 I'm adding printers under Users\...
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OS X Server: Trouble logging into (network home) account on server (guest: off)

Edit (tl;dr): I think I may have found the "error" - Guest access was turned off on the /Homes directory. I turned it on and now I can login as a network user. Can someone explain why this is ...
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Find out how long a user was logged into a Linux server

In my Debian Squeeze server, all user logins and logouts are recorded in the file /var/log/auth.log Jan 28 07:11:06 xen8 sshd[29826]: pam_unix(sshd:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) ...
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Windows Server 2008 No Desktop or Start Button on User Login Server Manager Launches

I'm working at a small company and since I worked tech support about 8 years ago (and have been a Software Engineer for most of the time since then), I'm responsible for all things computer related. I'...
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Failure running SQL2012 on Windows 8 with local service accounts

I have installed SQL2012 on a Windows 8 laptop that is on a domain. The domain includes a group policy that defines accounts that can "Log on as a service". I installed SQL Server 2012 using the ...
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Yum update notification when logging on to CentOS server remotely

I have 3 CentOS 6.3 Virtual Servers that I manage. I have them all set-up and configured, but am notoriously bad with remembering to run yum update on them from time to time. Is there anyway that I ...
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What could cause Windows Login to reject every user credential?

I try to connect to a Windows Server 2008; I can get to the login screen but any login attempt fails. I tried local and domain users, admin/not admin... Using 'PsExec', I am able to open a remote ...
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How can I speed up my login on a Windows 7 machine to a Samba domain?

This is a problem related to Windows 7 machines using a Samba 3.5 domain. I have searched feverishly and found many solutions but none have worked. I recently re-imaged a computer lab I'm in charge ...
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Running a shell script for certain user who logs in with SSH

First time here and posting just because I can't seem to find the answer to this, or whether is this even possible. The problem I'm having is that I want to create a script that will be run ...
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How do I list the N last successful and unsuccessful login attempts for my user when I log in with e.g. ssh on Linux?

This seems like such a basic security feature I'm surprised it's not already standard.
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How to force users to answer survey on login?

In a network with Windows XP and Windows 2003 as DC, I need to force users to answer a survey "on login". What needs to happen is this: User writes login and password Logs on successfully The ...
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Can't login anymore via sshd

I have been working with SSH for a long time, but recently I have needed to add another user to my set up. I followed some instructions I found on the web and did the folllowing. adduser sam sudo ...
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Why do I have more users logged on than there are?

On an old GNU/Linux Ubuntu box I see something like lorenzo@metropolis:~ $ w 09:58:18 up 651 days, 19:30, 5 users, load average: 0.28, 0.30, 0.24 The problem is, I am logged on other three ...
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No space left on device prevents login

It seems that when you run out of disk space all remote logins are prevented [I'm using Red Hat 4.4]. Apparently this is because all non-superuser logins have to write to /var/log/auth.log This is a ...