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Restricting Domain user logon

Q: Restricting Domain user logon

I have had this answered in the past, but cannot locate the thread so I am asking again. I want to restrict a Windows 7 Pro machine so that only I and a couple other domain users can log on.God Bless, Mark A. Sam The Bible promises there will be NO computers in Heaven: Revelation 21:4

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A: Restricting Domain user logon

I want to restrict a Windows 7 Pro machine so that only I and a couple other domain users
can log on.
Sure, you can set it locally.
On your WIndows 7 Pro, run gpedit.msc
Configure local policy as described in step 7.
Configure Computer / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / User Rights Assignment / Allow Log on Locally. Configure this setting so that only users who should log on locally are listed.
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A:Windows 7 slow logon to domain - only one user, one computer

You may check Event Log and see if there is any error messages. If no errors are found, you can only recreate your user profile. If you do not want to lose the program data, you may try to back up the AppData folder before deleting the problematic profile,
and then replace the same folder of the new created profile with it.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?
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I was assuming the problem was with the default user, so I followed the article previously mentioned, and changed the RefCount from "1" to "0", and the State was already set to "0". I am still unable to log in with any domain account except for domain administrators.

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A:The user profile service failed the logon - on Domain

Welcome TVbowman to the windows 7 forums.

What is the server that your trying to log into ? windows server 2008r2 or 2003 or what?
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A:restricting user

Welcome to the forum.

Give the users only a limited account. Such an account cannot uninstall software or change system settings.
You cannot limit an admin account. All administrators have the exact same rights you do. Attempting to restrict an admin account is an exercise in futility. This is by design.
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A:Restricting Local User

Did you run gpupdate /force and allow for at least 2 logins? also run gpresult to see if they are applying or not.
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A:Restricting a user to particular drives

Drive Access - Restrict or Unrestrict - Vista Forums


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A:restricting my kid's access as a user

1 Click Start and select Run
2. Type gpedit.msc in the text box and click on OK.
3. The group policy editor will load. Navigate through the folders and you will discover hundreds of items that you can limit access to and control*

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A:Restricting user access

you can use group policy to achieve all those things,
but the settings will affect all the users login-in on
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Unless you are on a domain where you can use
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A:Restricting user access?

Have you tried giving them limited accounts?

XP Home or XP Pro?

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A:Restricting Limited User

Hello Ayson,

You can use the tutorial below to help you do this. After your select that user account, you can check the "Deny" option that you do not want that user account to be able to do with that folder.

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A:Restricting user profiles in Windows XP Pro

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A:File associations are lost when user account is migrated from one domain to another domain (SID changes)

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A:Strange Defult Login User Prompt - Local Admin, Not Domain User

Quote: Originally Posted by Norwood

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A:Lockdown user login on a domain machine to a specific user.

So I would assume these computers are attached to the domain, so their domain logins allow them to login to the computer.

Couldn't you use a combination of the local policies
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Logon Locally

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A:Domain Logon

Which apps won't work? If they were installed under the admin account, they may not work for users. Some apps need to be "re-installed" for each user profile (to load some registry settings in the current user key).

As to the profiles, did you copy a local profile to the server and use it as is for a roaming profile? I have not tried that, but I suspect that the local profile may have used a variable such as "localhost%" or some such that couldn't be translated properly in a roaming profile. Just a guess on that one. Hope it helps, or someone more familiar with profiles corrects me.
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thanks, Mark

A:Domain logon

don't think this is possible.
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A:the user proflile service failed the logon. user profile can not be loaded.

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A:XP Delayed Logon To Domain


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A:Don't have domain option at logon


this is an easy 1 to answer as i deel with this all day

you need to logon to the pc and go the the system properties ie right clicking on my computer and select9ing properties.
then go to computer name section and click on network id

here you just follow the wizzard

glad i could help

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A:Slow logon when not on domain

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A:Windows 7 domain logon

The below is a quote from Tech Support Forum. I think that this is what you are looking for.

If you have Pro or Ultimate, open the Group Policy Editor "gpedit.msc" and navigate to the following policy.
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Interactive logon: Do not display last user name - Change to Enabled.

If you have the Home Premium version, you can set this policy using the registry.

*Make sure you back up the Key before making any changes.*

Open Regedit and navigate to the following location.


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A:XP Delayed Logon to Domain - DNS

1) Setup the DNS service on the server. (This can take a few hours to be created properly. Make sure your DNS is up and running with the correct setup before proceeding to steps 2-4)
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Are you still having this problem? If so, see if this helps.;en-us;282866&sd=tech

Ah, this looks just like what you're seeing, after the upgrade:


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According to LockerGnome... but it seems to me that you would want to set the default domain name instead of the "="

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A:User accounts created but not able to logon - No user profile

Pixel, welcome to Sevenforums!

Have you tried a system restore yet? select a point before the problem began: System Restore
Try a repair install: Repair Install
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A:Acceptable Domain Logon Times

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Take a look here

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This is actually a bug with Win2K workstations logging onto a domain.

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Reuel Miller
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[email protected]


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Before you log in does your domain name show under the Password?

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Hello everyone,
Laptops - Windows 7
DC - Windows Server 2012 R2
We have set up wireless network in the company.  When users log into Windows, it picks up the Corporate wireless network, and the users can enter the domain username and pwd, and it connects to the internal corporate network without any issue. 
What I want to do is that, when Windows boots up, and at the logon screen, users enter their domain credentials and log in using wireless network.  So the logon script runs, and they have their drives mapped, and etc...  it should be the same domain
logon procedure as the user would do when connected via wire, but we want to do wirelessly.  
I've read on internet, and tried regedit, and SSO, but none works...
any help will be very appreciated!
thank you in advance.
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On my computer I am connected to a domain but I prefer to use my normal login as It means when I move my laptop all my files are where I expect them to be. My problem is at the login screen Vista wants to log me into the domain by default and I have to specifiy that I want to log in locally by typing "ComputerName\User". It's easy to misspell and just a hassle. Is it possible to change the default login to local as opposed to domain?

A:Change default domain for Vista logon

The default is determined by the computer's membership. If it's a member of a Domain, the default is to log into a Domain, if a Workgroup, then it logs into local accounts.

The classic logon box where you had the 3rd box to choose Domain/Local Computer is gone. If you want to log in locally, you have to type it in the ComputerName\Username format.

Would be nice if you could have Local tiles as well as tiles for domain accounts that have logged in, but guess Microsoft thought that wouldn't be secure enough.


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We're seeing a strange behaviour were cached credentials are overwritten but the entry picked is not the oldest entry available, but the next one in the list.

See attached. The oldest entry is from James_R, dated March 04 2015. When I logged in a new user (on the right hand side - Kris_M) I was expecting James' cached credentials to be removed. I can confirm this is the expected behaviour as I tried it on a fresh
windows image, different domain. However, Windows decided to replace entry number 0, of Rebecca.

We're seeing this with more than just one computer in the domain.
Has anyone came across this so far?
Running Windows 7 32 bit SP1
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I have a problem and it is that I must log on vpn server before I log on the domain

in windows xp I can tick the "Log on using dial-up connection"

how do I do this in windows vista / 7

kind regards


i am not that good in english :-( so please be

A:windows 7 logon a domain controller through a vpn server

in internet explorer>tools (top right corner)>internet options>connections tab>add vpn

hope this helps, good luck
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Hi ,
Im trying to set up a Cisco VPN for remote working. What I need to find out is, do i need to be logging onto my PCs domain account before i try to VPN?

I currently log on to a local user profile, then connect from one office to main office via Citrix.

When I try to connect to the VPN server(on my local user profile), it gives me the Authentication prompt, but will not accept my domain logon details.

I know that the IP and server password details are all correct.

much appreciated.

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Hi all,

I use my work laptop as my personal machine. When I logon away from the domain it takes about 3 minutes of the verbose message "waiting for user profile service" before it will show the desktop. Any ideas how to change the time out period for how long it waits to find the DC before continuing the logon process?

I was a sys admin in a previous life but now a systems engineer and haven't had to meddle with this kind of group policy or local windows settings in a few years and google hasn't returned anything meaningful.

Thanks in advance.
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I was trying to get my daughters laptop on our home wireless network to transfer files to a new laptop The original laptop was from her college with the domain listed as her college I was not able to get the laptop on the network and while trying different things I changed the domain to the home network name and somewhere amongst the Domain changed Can't log at logon & to XP on now Home, displayed not different things I was trying the domain box is now missing from the logon screen and the user name password that was previously working Can't log on to XP Home, Domain changed & now not displayed at logon is now not recognized Lookin at some previous posts I have tried safe mode and also the administrator and no password logon She is changing colleges and all I need is to get access to the files to copy them off Can't log on to XP Home, Domain changed & now not displayed at logon before the laptop is given back to her school At this point I will copy them to a flash drive so I don t even need it to work on the network I just need to access the files nbsp

A:Can't log on to XP Home, Domain changed & now not displayed at logon

You can get the domain logon back by rejoining the lappy top the domain. And you can do that only on the college network and it can be done only by knowing a domain admin account.

There are tools that can clear the local administrator password for you.
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Hi guys, i have a problem, i'm not sure if this issue has been raised or what but here is my problem.My environment:2003 Domain controllerFile and Print server WSUS ServerSQL ServerWindows XP wks2 new Windows 7 wksWhat happens is that when i try to logon to the domain on  the win7 machine as a std user i get error"You cannot log on because the logon method you are using is not allowed on this computer"If i logon with the domain admin account i'm able to logon and also if i make users members of domain admins they are able to logon to the domain. I realy do not believe that this is the way to go because it compromises my network security. Any help will be gladly appreciated.Thanks

A:Non admin users cannot logon to the domain on Windows 7 wks

Symptom: When trying to logon a computer using non administrator ID, you may receive this message: "You cannot log on because the logon method you are using is not allowed on this computer. Please see you network administrator for more details."
Case 1: Group Policy' "Allow log on locally" was not setup to allow users or domain users. To setup allow users or domain users to logon the computer or domain, you need to add the users or domain users to the "Allow log on locally". Please follow these steps to add the users.
1. Run gpedit.msc.2. Expand Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies3. Click on User Rights Assignment4. Ensure that "Allow log on locally" includes Administrators, BackupOperators, Domain Users or Users.
Case 2: Group Policy' "Deny log on locally"  was setup to deny users or domain users. To setup allow users or domain users to logon the computer or domain locally, "Deny log on locally" should be empty or no users or domain users in the list. Please follow these steps to remove the users or domain users from the "Deny log on locally".
1. Run gpedit.msc.2. Expand Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies3. Click on User Rights Assignment4. Ensure that "Deny log on locally" is empty.
Case 3: The local group policy allow user to logon. However, domain group policy which overrides local policy doesn't allow users to logon locally. The resolution is modify the domain policy to allow users to logon locally.
Case 4:  The domain policy allows domain users to logon locally, but the local policy doesn't and the domain policy doesn't apply to the computer. The fix is running gpupdate to force to update the domain policy.
Case 5: Norton Firewall blocks the communication between the client and domain controller. The solution is disabling Norton firewall or re-configuring it to allow to access the domain controller.MCSE, MCSA, MCDST
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I am setting up a domain for my college assignment, and want to remove the "This Computer" option from the list on the Windows XP Logon screen, but can't work out which policy it is. Can anyone help?

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hello there i have a Laptop With a D-Link WIFI PCMIA Card and the laptop has no Lan card installed so my only way to connect to my Router is via loging onto my local account on the Laptops harddrive but i want to make my home network to every computer has to logon over the network but everytime i try to on the laptop it cannot connect as the WIFI connection to the router is not connected but when i use a LAN cable on any of the other PC's it works fine.

I have searched for a few hours and found no solution so any help would be greatly appreciated.

All The systems have XP Pro with Service pack 2

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I tried to add my work laptop to a workgroup (see attached image from where I did it.  Note that this image was taken from my home PC where I am on a workgroup, and I just put a sample domain in the image).
Didn't ask for a password or anything.  When I rebooted, I could not log on.  Turns out I was removed from the company domain, and the username/password required to log on was that of the original individual who images the laptop.
IT tells me there is no way to add me back, and my only recourse is to reimage the laptop!
Is there any options?  The harddrive is encryped, however, I have obtained the encryeption key and could access it now from another PC.

A:Can't logon to laptop after removed from company domain

I'm not sure about the encryption part but Microsoft provides a set of tools to Volume Licensing clients called  Diagnostics and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT) it includes a tool to change the password for local accounts called LockSmith you need to have Administrator access to be able to rejoin the domain.
My understanding is that changing the password for a user this way will break the encryption (make documents unreadable) but it can be restored by using a backup of the encryption key for that user.
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I have been fighting a problem with a new Windows deployment for over weeks now I need to deploy over Windows Pro systems by August for a school corporation and I have been stalled on this one issue I am using Windows MDT Update for deployment The computers I am deploying images to are Lenovo Thinkpad E C and E laptops I have deployed new images to domain seconds during logon AUInstallAgent takes 600 about laptops in a lab that all have experienced the problem The problem presents itself during a domain user logon to a Windows Pro system After the user types in their domain user name and password the login process looks normal for AUInstallAgent takes 600 seconds during domain logon the first seconds Then instead of displaying the Start screen the screen goes black for minutes After the minute delay the Start screen displays and everything runs normally The problem is random It is not specific AUInstallAgent takes 600 seconds during domain logon to any user account or laptop Sometimes a user can log into a laptop with no problem and then the same user can log into the same laptop and get the minute delay I opened a case with Microsoft Product Support on but so far that has gotten me no where They gathered a ton of logs but did not give me any analysis They examined my Group Policies and spent an hour on one of the systems that experienced the minute delay during the login I started so I could get them set up with a remote session So far no solution I did some research of my own and came across the Windows Performance Toolkit in the Windows SDK I ended up putting the Windows Performance Toolkit on of the laptops I am testing That toolkit has the Windows Performance Recorder WPR which is the replacement for XPERF and Windows Performance Analyzer WPA Part of WPR is the XBootMgr exe which allows me to record activities during the boot process On each computer I ran the command xbootmgr exe -Trace Boot This caused the laptop to reboot and start recording the boot and login process to the etl file After the laptop finally got to the desktop ran the Windows Performance Analyzer and loaded the etl file that xbootmgr had generated I expanded System Activity-- gt Windows Logon-- gt Notification StartShell-- gt SessionID -- gt Subscriber AUInstallAgent and could see that the AUInstallAgent was taking seconds In systems that did not present the delay the AUInstallAgent took less than a second to complete If I do a Search for AUInstallAgent in the Windows search I get nothing I looked in the local Windows services on one of the laptops I am testing and I find quot Windows All-User Install Agent quot is a service with a Service name of AUInstallAgent I has a manual startup type In the description it says quot Install AppX Packages for all users quot and the path to executable is c windows system svchost exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted After some web searching I have learned that the AUInstallAgent has to do with the install of Start Screen Metro Apps AppX and I found several posts saying that the service would not start and was preventing updates from the Windows store but nothing about it causing slow domain logins Do you have any idea why this service seems to randomly hang for seconds during a domain user logon Thanks in advance for any help Dave

A:AUInstallAgent takes 600 seconds during domain logon

I do not have any experience with your situation, but it appears the information you are getting about the boot process is very basic. Did Microsoft suggest you run a utility called Process Monitor, which can be set to monitor the boot and create a log?

If not, I would go to the SysInternals site and download and run it. There are tutorials on how to set it up, but you can set it to monitor the boot sequence. In your situation, it will probably show something being done over and over, or time gaps where nothing is being done.

I am sure a Domain setup is different from normal user setup, but your might try disabling the service you mention (AllUserInstallAgent) for testing. It is disabled in a non-domain type install, or at least it is in 8.1

Sorry I can't help more.

Edit: I forgot to mention, just in case it might be relevant, that update KB2821895 made some fairly serious changes. You might want to check out the info page in the link. At the bottom it does state you will want to run DISM.exe prior to deployments.

A servicing stack update is available for Windows RT and Windows 8: June 2013