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Why does Windows Server 2012 R2 recognize a local administrator over the network for some purposes but not others?

I have researched this at length, but cannot find a solution to the specific issue I'm getting. Evidently there are a number of similar issues that regularly cause problems for people trying to ...
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How should I remove users from Administrators group without Active Directory?

Context: I am a new junior sysadmin and I have inherited a small office workgroup of about 12 windows machines, production and backup fileservers, and a sql server. All user accounts on the ...
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Dot slash versus WORKGROUP - which is the correct domain

I am trying (in code) to add a user on a non-domain machine to a computer group I created. Assume my machine name is MACH01. When I add the Administrator to it by giving .\Administrator or ...
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Windows Workgroup & AD password Sync

Does anyone know a tool that can sync passwords with users of a Windows Workgroup with Active Directory Users passwords? Both servers being: Windows 2008 R2
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Windows sharing for some accounts not working

Sharing over workgroup worked with everybody but now I'm changing it to only allow specific people to open folders. It works for most computers but for some it's denying access. The username and ...
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1answer
597 views

How to connect domain clients to workgroup WSUS server

We have a small domain that sits on the same net as a single workgroup host with WSUS server. Is it possible to get the clients to connect to the workgroup host WSUS server? The WSUS has IIS7 and is ...
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Windows sytem get slow when added to domain ( abc.com)

Client OS- Windows XP DC - Windows Server 2008 R2 Earlier all my Windows system was in workgroup. I have created domain in windows ( abc.com ) and added all the system to domain. But in one ...
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Ideas on replacing Win network shares with something more universally accessed/synced?

I run a Windows workgroup environment of around 25 PCs (plus a couple Androids and a Mac), with files stored on Windows server network shares, mounted as drives. We work with lots of large complex ...
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Browsing (Ubuntu) Samba shares, logon prompt doesn't authenticate

Setup Have an Ubuntu server here with several Samba shares for Windows machines. Have multiple Windows machines which authenticate with samba to group shares and one public share. All working ...
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633 views

Network behavior of slow Windows shared storage

I have got on my hands 3 Windows XP file servers (their sole purpose is their SMB share) running on a office with about 50 users. The workload is only office usage: they use it to store and share ...
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1answer
91 views

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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Windows XP Computer moved from domain member to workgroup member: Can I restore my old user profile?

My computer with Windows XP (SP3) was member in a (Windows-NT) domain and has been moved into a Windows workgroup. A lot of settings are lost now: desktop configuration and design, windows explorer ...
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Best practice advise asked when users want to work on their workstation and from remote (but on their desktop), on Windows

I've got a work-group of 5 people. All of them have their dedicated machine with Windows 7. They are all connected to a central server running Windows Server 2008 R2, currently mainly offering the ...
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How to convince user to connect to domain? [closed]

Some of my users (whom are also board members and managers in the company) do not want to log to the domain (they use the workgroup) How do I convince them? Pros and cons please
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1answer
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Security Risk of Disabling forceguest in non-AD Environment

Our application group is looking to deploy a product which requires that we disable forceguest in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa. We are running on a Novell network (I know, ...
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1answer
69 views

If server 2008 system will be formatted, how to get all users information (Usernames and passowrds)

If I have to reformat a Server 2008 system, how do I get all the users information (usernames and passwords) copied to the rebuilt system?
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262 views

Windows XP Professional Group Policy question

If I use the group policy editor (gpedit.msc) in Windows XP Pro to disable the run option from the start menu and stop the user from having the ability to change the desktop wallpaper - is it possible ...
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1answer
510 views

how to better set up machine for development both in workgroup and Windows domain? [closed]

I am developer. Initially, at my client(employer) premises I had been given the company's desktop computer with Windows XP Pro SP3 joined to corporate Windows Active Directory domain (AD). This is ...
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Windows LocalSystem vs. System

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/510170/the-difference-between-the-local-system-account-and-the-network-service-accou tells: Local System : Completely trusted account, moreso than the ...
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Accessing SQL Server over Workgroup

I have two machines: A: Win 2008 server B: Windows 7 They are on the same workgroup, and I enabled network discovery. So on the server, I have SQL Server installed with a SQL Server account (mixed ...
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3answers
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Remote shutdown windows 7 machines in a workgroup

I just have ended up in a situation where I have lots of noisy computers in my office that I want to be able to shut down remotely in an automated way. I'm currently not running using a domain but a ...
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3answers
297 views

Sharing directories in a Windows Workgroup

What is the best way to share and give permissions to certain users/computers in a workgroup? Does each user need the same account/password on every computer to have access to each others shared ...
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2answers
168 views

Windows Workgoup - is there a way to centrally install a software?

I have a client server application - intended for use in workgoups. The server is a web application, clients are .NET 2.0 based desktop applications. Is there a way to push/force the setup of the ...
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At what point does a Domain suit a network better thatn a workgroup?

At what point does a Domain suit a network better than a workgroup? Is there a threshold below which a domain is simply too much work for benefits gained? Is there a point after which a workgroup is ...