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GPO - Software restriction policy

I was trying to set up GPO - Software restriction policy, so i created the object on our Domain Controller. Fast forward the next day, everybody who turned off their systems at night could not login ...
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2answers
38 views

Not able to rejoin an XP Pro PC to a windows 2008 Domain Endpoint mapper error

I know many people claim to get this error and that this could be caused by the RPC services or some other registry port limits, however I have spend hours trying to resolve an issue that all started ...
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1answer
30 views

How to design a simple Ubuntu File Server with XP clients network: accounts system

I want to switch from an old Windows Server 2003 server with Active Directory to a simple Ubuntu fileserver in a kind of school building with Windows XP client machines, with a minimum impact to ...
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3answers
54 views

Admin Profile conversion to non-admin

I have a sticky situation. We have a computer here at work running Windows XP. Before I came on, the company did not have an IT person, and someone setup a profile on that computer with important Mail ...
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1answer
1k views

How do I change the start-up login screen desktop background and theme on a XP machine where users log-in through AD?

So I have this XP machine on the AD and people login to it remotely using RDP clients. There is a default looking 'HP' themed wallpaper and the default XP theme is used (blue fisher price theme). Once ...
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164 views

Why does my XP client try to join a domain with the pre-windows 2000 domain name?

I do not have problems with any other clients (Win 7 Pro). But sometimes I have an XP SP3 client that will not join the domain. The reason is because it is looking for the pre-Windows 2000 domain ...
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1answer
702 views

For how long can a client be shutdown in AD?

We are setting up a training environment to be used after summer holiday. Management wants us to set up clients now before the vacation. Since the clients are to be shipped away, they will be off line ...
0
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1answer
32 views

Running Network-Reliant Processes on Startup

I'm in charge of deploying and modifying a bit of in-house software that is meant to run on end-user workstations, which run either Windows 7 or XP SP3. The goal is to maximize the amount of time the ...
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1answer
445 views

Active Directory Kerberos issue KDC_ERR_S_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN

We are implementing a system where our clients are Windows XP and our server is Windows Server 2008 R2. Ours clients use DCOM to connect COM+ components in our Windows 2008 Server. It works fine when ...
2
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2answers
184 views

Active Directory: Accessing network share as WinXP SYSTEM user

The Problem: I cannot access a Domain Computers-accesible network share by a process running on Windows XP as a SYSTEM account. I've got a 2008R2 domain, a 2003R2 file server and a set of clients. ...
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1answer
56 views

Problems using GPO from Windows Server 2000 to Windows 7

So I'm using Windows Server 2000 (I know that's old and not effective but we are not in charge of the AD so no choice), and we don't have the access to GPO about users, only computers. That's why we ...
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0answers
108 views

vmware + active directory 2003 + windows xp sp2 + Fujitsu Zero Client + GPO propagation issues

i am trying to set up a domain controller with windows server 2008 (2003 functional level), and windows xp sp2 clients (both virtualized on a Fujitsu vmware server). My windows xp sp2 clients have ...
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3answers
602 views

shutdown -i all computers in active directory domain

I'm not sure if this is possible, but this is my goal: At the end of the day, I want to be able to turn off all the computers in the domain from a client. My account has sufficient privileges to ...
1
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1answer
155 views

GPO - How to troubleshoot a slow Windows startup

I'm in a network with thousands of workstations. There is a bunch of GPOs applied to all domain users, and also a couple of Startup scripts in GPOs. When the workstations are starting up, there is a ...
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2answers
188 views

User with Mandatory Profile can log in to Windows 7 but not to Windows XP

I have a Windows Server 2008 domain with both WinXP and Win7 PCs. Users are usually fine to log in to either OS, but there is one user who can't login on XP. It fails to create his profile. I believe ...
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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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1answer
230 views

Apply Active Directory domain group policy to standalone PC

We have an Active Directory 2003 domain with Windows XP workstations. Many settings on the workstations are configured and locked down via Active Directory domain group policy. We need to send a few ...
2
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1answer
256 views

Windows ADSI , WMI and Registry. How Do They All Relate With Each Other?

I have a work task which involves setting up Windows XP machines. I'm not a Windows user normally which is why I ask this question. The tasks involved in setting up one of these machines involve ...
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1answer
252 views

GPO Screensaver not appearing

I've got a small network that consists of 80+ workstations that are a mix of Win7 and XP. Recently I tried applying a branded screensaver to appear on all the computers after the predetermined(15 ...
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2answers
281 views

XP Pro laptop cannot access files on domain server

I'm managing about 20 computer for a small business, and set up their network yesterday. We have a server that fills multiple roles, including DHCP, Domain Admin, and file sharing/storage. Today all ...
0
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1answer
648 views

Firewall GPO not applying despite being enumerated by gpresult

I have a need to open up the admin$ share on all of my domain's client PC's and I am trying to do so using group policy. I defined computer policy for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security in a ...
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1answer
189 views

Change login screen behavior to ignore Enter key?

We are running a Windows domain environment with many PCs that are running Windows XP. Users log on to the PCs with their domain user. Many users attempt to login, enter their username but then hit ...
2
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1answer
109 views

User control with Active Directory on Windows 2003

We have a problem with users downloading applications, installing, playing games, and other such unwelcome activities. Is it possible to use Windows 2003 to control the user's desktops? I've seen it ...
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2answers
318 views

windows 2003 domain and windows xp

I had to move a computer account from one OU to another OU for the settings to be same as with other computers in the OU. After the computer account was moved to other domain, i reset the computer ...
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1answer
3k views

How can I rejoin a Windows machine to the domain without losing user data if trust relationship on machine was broken

Long story short. A new machine was added to our domain with the same machine name as a pre-existing machine. Rather than receiving an error from the domain when this was being done, it simply ...
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2answers
1k views

Windows XP SP3 and Windows 2008 R2 SP1 doesn't work

I've got a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Active Directory with Full 2008 R2 Level Domain and a Windows XP SP3 Client which needs to join this domain. Unfortunately the client is not able to join the ...
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2answers
1k views

Distributing Files using a Group Policy on Windows Server 2003

A piece of software that we use at our office has recently moved to a new licensing system. This means that from now on a new set of license key files will need to be distributed to each of our 25 ...
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2answers
207 views

Does MSDaRT restore domain information?

It's a Windows XP Box. If I run the system restore through MSDaRT, will the domain information will be restored? Say, if user left the domain, after the restore, user will be part of the domain ...
2
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1answer
301 views

WINXP/AD GPO: Allow non-admin user to log off existing locked session

I'm looking to create a policy that would allow non-administrator users the ability to log off other non-administrators who have left and have a locked screen. I really don't want to give the users ...
2
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3answers
723 views

Restoring profile to deleted user

We have an issue where a user's account was deleted and then another account was created with the same username. On Windows XP, the profile for this user was created in the folder "user.DOMAIN" ...
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1answer
3k views

How do I allow all members of a domain to login remotely to a Windows XP Machine?

I have a Samba server acting as a PDC. All of my users can login locally to any machine on the network with their Samba userID. The problem is, when a user tries to use remote desktop to access a ...
0
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2answers
594 views

Autoenrollment Feature Cannot Reach Active Directory

I'm getting the following error message a couple of computers: Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed to contact the active directory (0x8007054b). The specified domain either does ...
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1answer
422 views

Conflict with Local and Domain Policy for Remote Desktop

I am running Windows Server 2003 domain and implementing the Remote Desktop Users group without any problems to manage who has access to remote into the Domain Controller. I recently set up a virtual ...
0
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1answer
250 views

gpupdate causes infinite loop

I've got a patch file with the following content: gpupdate /force /boot /logoff When executing this file it causes an infinite loop, executing the line in the same cmd window again and again. This ...
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5answers
20k views

Push new registry keys via group policy

Recently I have added registry keys in active directory and I need to push them via group policy instead of going to each PC to apply the new ones. How can I push new registry keys (not modify ...
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2answers
200 views

What traces leaves administrator (domain and local), when remotely connects to domain workstations?

What traces leaves administrator (domain and local), when remotely connects to domain workstations? Domain server: Win2008 Std, workstations: WinXP, Win2007. Is there any traces in server event log? ...
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3answers
111 views

Is there a significant performance gain in reducing the number of GPOs in active directory?

I have just started work on an existing 2003/AD domain where users are complaining about the amount of time it takes for an XP client to reach the logon prompt after boot (around 4 minutes). I ...
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3answers
170 views

Password recovery

An employee has just recently quit. I have access to our domain control of which active directory sits upon. Unfortunately the employee did not leave us with his password to log into his local ...
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2answers
1k views

how to set printer preferences common to all domain users

I have a client with windows xp professional. This client has a printer phisically connected. There are a lot of users who login to this computer using domain authentication. Unluckily the first time ...
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5answers
16k views

How to change the current user's domain password without being domain admin?

I've seen plenty of documentation of how to reset a user's password by running net user <username> * /domain or locally net user <username> <new_password> But I am not domain ...
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1answer
47 views

Logged into domain account successfully but not getting the correct privileges

My AD account gives me admin privileges on our PCs (allowing me to install software, add PCs to our domain, change network configuration, etc). But with a small handful of PCs (Windows 2000 and ...
2
votes
3answers
703 views

Stop Active Directory from updating computer time and date

This office runs an active directory on windows servers. Some 2003 DCs some 2008 R2 DCs A user (The QA analyst) requested that he is able to change his time and it not be changed back after 5-10 ...
2
votes
2answers
123 views

Synchronizing Local Accounts to Domain Accounts

I'm wondering if there is a way to simply my process(es). Currently I have Windows XP workstations, Windows Server 2008 R2, Active Directory and Domain Services, Folder Redirection. When a user ...
0
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2answers
186 views

Managing Local Users Through Domain Policy

How are people doing this where they work/play? I am sick of dealing with registry hacks in the NTUSER.DAT file for the default user and erasing profiles for a guest account that is used for a lot of ...
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1answer
164 views

Obtaining valid XP Professional licences? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Hi Guys, I realise I'm probably on a fools errand, but I gotta ask: is there any way to obtain valid, legitimate XP ...
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1answer
1k views

Group policy settings not applied

We're running a Windows 2008 R2 domain. On the root of the domain, I have a GPO to turn on automatic updates and install them at 5pm on Thursday. In a lower OU (made for computers using Deep ...
0
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1answer
66 views

Microsoft Exchange mail features and AD question

I wanted to ask is there a feature that allows Microsoft Exchange to download emails through POP3 from another mail provider like Google Apps (Gmail for your own domain), then store it and allowing ...
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4answers
393 views

Windows XP machines are joined to new domain but hang at “applying your personal settings…”

I'm trying to fix things up at a site where the server has been destroyed by viruses and neglect. Whilst some things were working from a user point of view nothing was administerable - eg I can't ...
0
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1answer
868 views

Missing Home Folder XP Clients 2008R2 Domain

We just completed a migration from Server 2003 to Server 2008R2. Everything seems to have gone well except that many of our desktops have stopped mapping the Home Folder as set in Active Directory. ...
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2answers
190 views

Offline Folders, and Redirected Folders - Laptop cannot start up when disconnected from the network

I have rolled out Redirected Folders to a number of users to test, and everything seemed fine, until I noticed a laptop that was not connected to the network attempting to log on, and everything froze ...