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Use the command prompt to prevent a user from logging in locally [duplicate]

I would like to use some sort of command prompt commands (SunbinACL, etc) to prevent a certain local user from logging in locally. I am the system administrator. I know that there is a GUI way of ...
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How can I either through vbscript or GPO push a Windows 7 Logon Screen to all my users

I know how to change the login screen, it's easy. But I would like to figure out a way to do it through GPO or login script. I have tried running the script as the computer start-up script as well as ...
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Windows Active Directory “Last Logon” of deleted user

How can I find last logon information in Active Directory of a user that has been deleted?
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What do I need to be cautious of when changing a User Logon Name in Active Directory?

I'm new to my current employer, being their only Sysadmin. I'm seeing a small handful of users who have User Logon Names which don't conform to the naming convention standard which majority of users ...
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1answer
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Maximum amount of users in 2003 Active Directory

Could you please number the maximum amount of users for 2003 Active Directory?
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1answer
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Force “net user” command to set password longer than 14 characters

I'm issuing some "net user" commands to setup a local user on my desktop for some testing purposes and require setting a password longer than 14 characters. In doing so Windows barks back a propmt to ...
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1answer
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Creating web service users in a workgroup environment

For a Windows 2008 Server running in a Workgroup envrionment (no Active Directory), is it possible to create users for the purpose of authentication in a web service application that DO NOT have a GUI ...
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Casual Business Computer Management

Been working a lot with local businesses who operate in a more casual manner. No Active Directory, no passwords, and free web browsing and downloading applications at will to where every computer is ...
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1answer
573 views

Active Directory: How to answer “does this user belong to this group (directly or indirectly)”

There are various ways to either list all users & groups belonging to a group (or via gui), or conversely list all groups a group or user belongs to... However, I am in a position where I wish to ...
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Creating a windows account only for share access

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 in a workgroup, not a domain, and I want to create a local account that is only used for allowing other computers in the same workgroup to access file shares on that ...
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How to change local user home folder on Windows 2000 and above

I was using a local account on a Windows 7 desktop that is not connected to any Active Directory. After a while it was required to rename the local account. Renaming the account was simple using ...
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1answer
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Remove saved folder access info?

Yesterday we had a user who was having problems accessing a certain shared folder on our network. When attempting to access the folder, I got the usual "Please enter your credentials here" dialog. ...
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Log into Windows/Mac OS X authorised against users on a Linux server

We have a Linux server, and about 10 Mac OS X (10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard) workstations and 5 Windows (mostly 7, some XP) workstations and are looking at expanding. Is it possible to log into ...
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Windows Permissions for Developers?

I work at a Fortune 500 company as a Windows software developer in R&D. Corporate IT is currently gearing up for a company-wide Win7 deployment and as a part of it they are looking to completely ...
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Minimum permissions needed to create a user Home Folder in Windows Active Directory

We would like the Help Desk to have the responsibility of creating User Home folders instead of our 2nd level support. The help desk global group is already an Account Operator, so in Active Directory ...
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4answers
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Windows Server 2008/R2: Change the maximum UserName length?

Is there any way to change the standard 20 character UserName maximum length restriction for local accounts? (Server 2008 R2 to be specific)
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1answer
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Rename an account from XP command prompt

How can I rename a local user account from the XP command prompt? Is there a NET.EXE personality that I've missed? (I also didn't see anything under Useful Commandline Commands on Windows.) Thanks. ...
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How do I move user folders for many users to a new server?

I need to move two users folders on two separate drives on a main DC to another shared folder on a NAS. These user folders are the users main home drives. What is the best way to do this without ...
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Windows Server 2003: How do grant a user permission to create user accounts without adding to administrators group?

Simple newbie question I am sure. But I can't seem to find the information anywhere. How do grant a user permission to create user accounts on the local machine without adding to administrators ...
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Import existing users into new Windows7 install

I put in the effort to move my user's profiles onto a different drive. I'd like to do an upgrade to Windows7, but I'm wondering how I can import the exiting users on the second drive into the new ...
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How do I give a roaming user account the install privilege on Windows Server 2003 through GPO?

I've been searching online for sometime trying to figure out how to do this, and I keep getting contradictory instructions. How to give a roaming user account the install privilege on Windows Server ...
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Windows Local Account and Group Maintenance

How does one remotely maintain Local Accounts and Groups in a Windows environment?
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2answers
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Edit local user account remotely: set passwordreq:yes

I'm using Net user username /passwordreq:yes but I need to do this on a bunch of machines. I can run a batch through SCCM, but would like to do it with a script. Anyone have a way to do this? ...
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How do you ensure user files and settings are backed up?

If user profiles (including documents, application data and other settings) are stored locally, what's the best way to back up this information or redirect to a user share on the network? Synch the ...
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Delprof.exe old accounts except the Administrator

How do I use the Microsoft Resource Kit utility Delprof.exe to delete old profiles (older than 30 days) without deleting the local Administrator account? delprof.exe /Q /C:\\remotecomputer /D:30 ...
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Troubleshooting tips for USMT?

We have a large Vista migration underway and are using USMT (User State Migration Tool) to grab profiles in preparation for the push, which has resulted in some problems. The majority of the captures ...