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Unable to log in and can't change Domain?


Log on with local admin account. When you can't do it, you have to reconncet it to the domain and take it out of the domain otherwise new installation.

Jul 27, 2012 | Dell OPTIPLEX 745 PC Desktop

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How to reset Windows Server 2008 domain password


Windows Server 2008 is one of Microsoft Windows' server line of operating systems. Besides Windows 7.Windows Server 2008 are the latest and more secured versions from Microsoft. Windows Server 2008 has many new features included that system administrators of small and large companies will enjoy. <br /> <br /> Many use Windows 2008 server as a workstation.That means A group of computers and devices on a network that are administered as a unit with common rules and procedures.And the host computer manage these computers through its admin account and password.<br /> <br /> If you have lost windows 2008 server local admin password, I think it is easy for you to recover the password.But what if you have lost windows domain password? Things will get more tricky and all of the computers in the domain paralyze.These passwords also called AD password.Before solving your password problem, you need to know what is Active Directory Domain Controller.<br /> <br /> <b>What is Active Directory Domain Controller?</b><br /> <br />A domain controller is a server that is running a version of the Windows Server operating system and has Active Directory Domain Services installed.<br /> <br /> When you install Windows Server on a computer, you can choose to configure a specific server role for that computer. When you want to create a new forest, a new domain, or an additional domain controller in an existing domain, you configure the server with the role of domain controller by installing Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DS).<br /> <br /> There is the diffence bettwen Domain and local. A Windows Server domain is a logical group of computers running versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system that share a central directory database. A user may be granted access to a number of computer resources with the use of a single username and password combination.<br /> <br /> A Domain Controller allows password authentication throughout a network. What this means is that your password is checked on the central server no matter which machine you log in from. A Domain Controller can also control access to files and directories which can be setup so users have access to all their files no matter which machine they log in from. This also makes adding and removing users among other things much easier as all that is required is a change on the Domain Controller itself rather than every machine on a network.<br /> <br />If you have lost this domain administrator password (also called AD password), it will be a tricky thing.However, Windows Password Key Enterprise can allow you to reset domain administrator password.<br /> Here is the steps to reset Windows server domain password<br /> <br /> Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Key Enterprise in any available computer.<br /> <img src="shalakate.jpg" /> Step 2: Run the software and insert a blank CD or USB Flash Drive to computer.<br /> Step 3: Select Domain Administrator and choose CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive<br /> Step 4: Click Burn to begin bootable disk creation.<br /> Step 5: Insert the newly created CD/USB Flash Drive to your locked computer , but remember you need to set the bios setup , make sure the computer to boot from CD or USB.<br />If you don't know how to set BIOS, take a look this tutorial.<br /> <a href="http://www.lostwindowspassword.com/how_it_works/bios_setting_for_cd.htm">http://www.lostwindowspassword.com/how_it_works/bios_setting_for_cd.htm</a><br /> <br />Step 6: And then you can recover your Domain admin password<br /> <br />Now you can log on your domain admin account and reset a new password.<br />Note: This can also work in Windows Server 2000,2003 <br /> cc

on Nov 29, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to Upgrade Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition Profiles to Windows XP...


This guide describes how to upgrade a Microsoft Microsoft Windows 98-based, or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition-based client that has user profiles to a Microsoft Windows XP-based client.
The following steps enable the Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition (Me) profiles to be retained throughout the process.
Your best method to retain the profiles is to join the domain during the upgrade installation process.
Otherwise, you must use a workaround method to transfer the profile information over to the Windows XP profile.
During the upgrade installation process, at the networking section, the administrator is offered the choice to join a domain or a workgroup.
If you join the domain at this juncture, you ensure that all the existing profiles are migrated successfully to the Windows XP-based installation.
If you did not join the computer to the domain during the upgrade process, you must use the following workaround method:

Join the upgraded computer to the target domain.
All applicable users must log on and log off (which generates a profile).
Copy the appropriate Application Data folder from the Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Me profiles to the newly created user profiles.

on Jul 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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May 2008 domain controller is up and running but i cannot join it with my windows 7 laptop, "domain path not found"


Ah this is an easy one, make sure the laptops MAC address (this can be found by going into the laptops command line and typing 'ipconfig /all') Then you need to go into Doman users and computers (active directory) and add that MAC address to the computers group.
If this doesn't work...make sure your laptop is connecting through the same network. use the cmd line tool Ipconfig /all to find out the ip address of your server and your laptop. If your laptop's default gateway doesn't match that of your server's...you could be cross networking. Try the "ping" command like this go to the command line on your laptop and type Ping <ip address for server> if you can ping it, you can connect with it....also check your group policy that enables wireless connections.

Dec 15, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Says can not find my domain, so won't allow me to log on


Hi,you can try this http://www.xnynz.com/ site for your Dream domain name ,here only i got my domain name with various free services, at very cheap cost.

Oct 20, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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How to Add a Computer Domain


A computer's domain is the specific network group to which it is assigned. The domain name determines which computers on the network can readily access the PC, as only computers assigned to the same domain will be able to interface with the computer without hassle. Adding the computer to a domain is done by changing the Workgroup setting within the operating system.

  1. Step 1 Right-click "My Computer" and select "Properties."
  2. Step 2 Click on "Advanced Settings" if you are using Vista or 7. Skip this step if you are using XP.
  3. Step 3 Click on the "Computer Name" tab.
  4. Step 4 Click the "Change" button.
  5. Step 5 Enter in the name of the domain to which the computer should be added into the "Workgroup" field. Press "OK."

on Mar 25, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Question related to network


yes it is posible to connect two ISA server with one domain. to know the exact way of connection see the below link http://www.isaserver.org/tutorials/Configuring_ISA_Server_Arrays.html

Jul 15, 2009 | E-Machines (T2824) PC Desktop

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My Windows 2003 Server Machine has vanished from the network and it is the Domain Controller and so my new machines cannot be added to my network.


check it out the network or lan settings of your network.
try to ping the server 2003 machine with other computers .

Jul 21, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Ihave been using someone elses network and need to know how to reset my laptop to open google from my service. It worked before so I must have changed something because now it won't connect and tells me...


The default settings are to obtain IP automatically. I'm assuming you changed the workgroup or domain name. Right-click My Computer and select Properties then Computer Name. Click on the Change button to change the workgroup or domain name.

Jul 21, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Cannot remember network password


Ask your domain controller to get a new password for you - which network password ?????????????

Jul 19, 2008 | Belkin PC Desktops

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