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Blank User Icon in Domain

Q: Blank User Icon in Domain

I am looking for some help with something that I have been unsuccessful in finding a solution for. I am currently doing testing with windows 7 and adding a few computers to our domain. We do not want the computer to remember the last logged in user, therefore when the computer boots up, it shows a blank user icon. I understand the reasoning behind this but I a looking for a fix. I would like to put a custom user icon in there and have it display when users are not logged in as well as make it the default for the user icons. I have already made it the default for the user icons, however am stuck on the blank icon.

Could someone please point me in the right direction?

Thanks again,


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restrict domain account userClick to expand...

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currently having problem with :
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Then the gigabyte ati radeon hd 5570 card is bad
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I know you can, but I am unsure how.

A:Net view/net user


C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>net view $SYSTEM_NAME
Shared resources at $SYSTEM_NAME

Share name Type Used as Comment
Italy-1 Disk
Italy-2 Disk
RealEstate Disk
SharedDocs Disk
The command completed successfully.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>net view emac
Shared resources at emac

Mac OS X

Share name Type Used as Comment
homes Disk User Home Directories
i860 Print Canon i860
jeff Disk User Home Directories
MP470 series Print Canon MP470 series
The command completed successfully.
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C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>[B]net user jeff[/B]
User name Jeff
Full Name Jeff
Comment primary user(LUA)
User's comment
Country code 000 (System Default)
Account active Yes
Account expires Never

blah blah ...

Workstations allowed All
Logon script
User profile
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Logon hours allowed All

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The command completed successfully.

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no problem and i believe its a 90 watt

new battery and does the same thing with the old battery which seems to be still in good shape

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ive never seen this happen before have you
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A:DxDiag display and blank screen after video card driver install

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Thank you...

A:Can't access some websites -- same domain different subdomain

fallinghawks said:

There are some Japanese flash game websites on a domain called I can access some but not others, getting a timeout error.

I can't get to and . I can get to and . I've pinged all four and get very similar results - I know 'similar' is not 'exact' but I am not techy enough to read/understand ping results.

A possibly relevant pair of messages I get from pinging via are
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- There appears to be a firewall at <ip address> (hop 1) that blocks unwanted TCP packets.

Both my windows xp and my ubuntu box have the same problem, so it's not a hosts file issue or a system based blocking software. Might be my router?

Thank you...Click to expand...

Might I ask what browser you are using? Using my Google Chrome, I can access &
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use your browser to reconfig the router - - use the IP address as a URL
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the Users Guide is here

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/* EDIT */
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Self Bump.

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Workgroups compared with domains

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With a NEW computer and limited computer knowledge it is always best to get it fixed under warranty.

Dinopc ->
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Hi , Is the hard drive you have fitted brand new, nothing on it? Or does it have an OS on it from previous PC? In the BIOS does the new drive show in the list ? And are you using a genuine MS Windows disc, or the HP recovery disc, (as supplied with a new PC?).
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Hi, Your problem does seem to stem from the graphic driver update from Microsoft.
You uninstalled it, got desktop back, but now it looks like Windows 98.
In 'Search box' type 'appearance' (enter)
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DX file

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so, you lose video to just one monitor or both?
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A:Help! Keyboard Inputting into Laptop without User!


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A:Help! Keyboard Inputting into Laptop without User!

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Let me google that for you:

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