Advice 1: How to turn a computer into a domain

Domains significantly facilitates the work of users, allowing only one time to log in and forget about all the passwords to various devices and files into a local network.
How to turn a computer into a domain
You will need
  • - administrator rights;
  • - LAN with a Windows domain;
  • - user account in the domain.
  • is the domain name.
Instruction
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To turn on the computer in the Windows domain on the tab "computer Name" in the window "system Properties". To open the window "system Properties" in Windows XP, using the "start" menu, open "control Panel" and click "System". If your computer is running Windows 7 or Vista, open "control Panel" and choose "System and security", in which click "System". On the opened page click on "advanced system settings" in the left sidebar.
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In the window "system Properties" select the tab "computer Name". Click "Edit" in the opened window enter the name of the domain to which you want to turn on the computer. Then click on the OK button. In the window that appears, enter the domain user name and password. Then click OK and restart the computer. Your computer included in the domain.
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In addition to the graphical interface, you can add a computer to the domain using the command line. In the operating system Windows XP NETDOM utility is included, which can add computer to the domain using the command:

netdom join computer_name /domain:domain_name /userd:domain_name\user_name /passwordd:user_pass.

Where computer_name, domain_name and user_name should be replaced by the names of the added computer, domain, and user and user_pass to change the user's password in the domain. In Windows 7 NETDOM utility has been replaced with command in PowerShell add-computer. To add a computer to a domain console Window 7, run the following command:

add-computer -DomainName domain_name -credential domain_name\user_name

Where domain_name and user_name will replace the domain name and user.
Note
A Windows domain is not intended for home use, it is very easy in enterprise networks with a large number of users with different level of access to files and devices. Therefore, computers running operating systems for home use, that is, below the Professional level do not have the tools included in the domain. To add these computers to first reinstall the system.
Useful advice
There is a quicker way to open the window "system Properties". If you have Windows XP, right-click the mouse on the icon "My computer" and in the drop-down menu click on "system Properties". If you have Windows 7 or Vista, right click on "Computer" icon, select "system Properties" and click "advanced system settings".

When you turn on the computer to the domain on the same tab "computer Name" you can specify a description of your computer that will prompt for domain users.

Advice 2: How to add computer to domain

Connect a local computerrunning Windows^ to the domain is a standard operation performed by the normal operations of the system. The procedure does not require in-depth knowledge and the use of additional software.
How to add computer to domain
Instruction
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Connection of the local computer that is running Windows to a domain is done in the dialog "system Properties". There are several ways to open this dialog: bring up the main system menu by pressing the button "start" and open the context menu of the element "My computer/Computer" click right mouse button. Select "Properties";- go to "Run". Type sysdm.cpl in the Open box, and confirm the selected actions by clicking the OK button;- go to "control Panel". Expand the "Performance and maintenance" double click the mouse and select the "System".
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Go to the tab "computer Name" dialog box and type the name of your domain in "Domain". Use the "Advanced" button to change the DNS suffix and save the made changes by pressing three times the button OK. Restart the system to apply the changes.
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Use an alternative method of adding computer to the domain using the built-in utilities Netdom.exe. To do this, return to the main menu start and click All programs. Open the link to "Standard" and call the context menu item "Command prompt" by right-clicking the mouse. Select "Run as administrator" and напечатайтеnetdom join %ComputerName% /domain:domainname /userd:DOMAINadministrator /password:parolu text box with a command shell. Confirm the selected action by pressing the function key Enter.
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Please note that by default Windows 7 utility Netdom.exe not available. To activate this built-in tool from the RSAT package, available for free download on the official website of Microsoft.

Advice 3: How to log on to the domain

Admin panel exists to ensure that the webmaster can add, edit and delete the content of the site. To log into the domain , you must know the username and password.
How to log on to the domain
Instruction
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To run in the browser the site, type in the address bar localhost/domain. If you have created a working resource, it must appear in front of you. To login to admin panel, hover the mouse cursor over the address bar and append admin. Confirm by pressing the Enter key. You should see an address like this: localhost/site/admin/.
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So, before you panel admin. Enter in one text box login (username) to another – password. By default, administrator name is admin. If you want to change it, go to settings panel and change the login. The password was given to you by the hosting by default. You can also change it in General settings. To do this, go to "Manage users", click on "Administrator", enter the new password and confirm it.
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After you enter the username and password from admin panel, hit "Enter". You will see the admin panel where you can manage the site. In it you can change, add, or delete data. When you go to the admin area, check the box next to "Remember me". This will allow you to enter a password each time you log in to the control panel.
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There is a second method. Go to the administration panel through the website itself. To do this in the address bar type the address of your site (domain) and hit Enter. Click "Login" or "Login". Enter your username and password. Press Enter. If the data you entered is correct, the system will open the administrative panel.
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The third way. Enter in the address bar, domain. The site opens. The top should be some control panel options. There will be an inscription "admin Panel". Click on it if necessary, enter your login details.

Advice 4: How to enable the guest account

Accounting entry "Guest" allows you to restrict access to files and applications of the computer if it is used by a large number of people. User logged in as Guestcan view shared and personal documents, browse Internet pages, but will not be able to install programs and to see the personal files of other users.
How to enable the guest account
Instruction
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First of all, you need to determine, which includes a computer to a domain or a workgroup. Depending on the accessories of the machine, the connection settings of the account "Guest" is changing a little.
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To determine where to enter your computer, right click on the icon "My computer". In the opened window, under "computer Name, domain name and workgroup settings you will see either the words "Domain" or "workgroup", after which comes the name, for example "Workgroup".
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If your computer belongs to a domain. Open the "user Accounts" by navigating to "start" -> "control Panel". In the opened window select "user Accounts" and then "user Accounts". Select "Manage user accounts". If your computer has an administrator password, the system will be prompted to enter or confirm. Enter the password. After confirming the password, in the opened window, go to the Advanced tab, click Advanced, and select "Guest". In the dialog box "properties of the guest account, clear the check box beside "Disable account record". Click "OK". Accounting entry "Guest" is enabled.
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If your computer is in a workgroup. Go to "start" -> "control Panel" -> "user Accounts and family safety" -> "user Accounts". In the opened window, select "Manage another account recordYu". Once click on the icon that says "Guest". In the next window you are asked to enable the account the account "Guest"? Click "Enable".
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After you enable account "Guest"when the login screen appears with the choice account. Select the account record by clicking on it. If you are a basic computer user, don't forget to set an administrator password so that other users could see and edit your documents, and install and remove programs.
Note
Guest accounts are not supported in Windows 7 starter.

Advice 5: How to change the computer name on the network

When you access a disk, folder or optical drive of another computer on the local network, the system uses the addresses of these objects and devices that include the network name of the remote computer. As the printer, flash drive and others connected to someone else's computer peripheral devices. To change this network name in the settings of the operating system.
How to change the computer name on the network
Instruction
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The settings window pertaining to the network name of the computer is invoked using one of the applet "control Panel" Windows. Reference to this panel is placed in the main menu of the operating system - click on the "start" button and select in the right column of item "control Panel". In the opened window, click "System and security" and then "System". After that, the screen displays the desired applet. However, all these actions can be replaced by a pair of pressing "hot keys" Win + Pause.
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In the applet there is a separate section with the heading "computer Name, domain name and workgroup settings" from the right edge where you placed the link "Change settings". Click it to open the window, change some properties of the system. Access to them requires the user to have administrator rights. If you are logged in not as administrator, then on screen a dialog box appears requiring to enter a password.
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On the tab "computer Name" in system properties, click "Edit", and then, finally, a window will appear with a field "computer Name", whose value you need to change. Enter a new network name, following the standard rules for Internet names. They are allowed to use only letters of Latin alphabet as well as numbers and some symbols with the exception of special. Prohibited are, for example, < > ; : "* + \ | , ? =. Microsoft recommends using short and descriptive names are 15 characters or less. In addition, they should not consist only of digits and cannot contain spaces.
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Then click OK and close the "control Panel". If the computer is on a domain, you are prompted to enter the password of the user who is allowed to change the names of the domain computers. And if the domain is not being used, please note that other computers on the local network will try to find the resources of this computer (e.g., network drive) at the same address. So you'll need to manually change the name in the address of the network resource or disconnect it and connect again.
Note
In this article we will talk about how to change computer name in Windows 7. This is done quite simply, just a few steps. The name of the computer usually used to identify it on the network and is set when installing the system. Find out the name in the properties of the Computer (in the start menu). To change the name of computer follow the sequence of actions
Useful advice
Change the computer name. Every computer on the network must have a unique name so that computers could uniquely identify each other and interact. Most computers have the default names, but usually they are possible to change. It is preferable to assign the computers a short (no more than fifteen characters) and descriptive names. For the computer name it is recommended to use only Internet-standard characters.
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