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Cannot remove workstation from domain

By eisb ·
Got a W2K workstation with an image that was done in another NT domain. now i want it to join my NT domain but the WS cannot unjoin from it?s former domain (as i got no more access to it). error message: "cannot unjoin from domain xxx. The revision level is unknown." any idea how to add this WS to a new domain or workgroup??
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Chris

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by erikbutler In reply to Cannot remove workstation ...

I would try logging in locally and then uninstall the net working card. do not let it auto reinstall right then. if it is a add in card i would remove it. after that boot the machine up and try to add it to just a worrkgroup. then shutdown and add the card back in this should allow you to join the new domain.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Cannot remove workstation ...

of course i login as local admin but when unistalling the network card i do not even have the possibility to connect to a workgroup or domain because the network identification wizard or properties are not available and it says you have to configurea network connection. as soon as you configure a new LAN connection you have the same problem again. (W2k doesn?t ask you here if you want to join a domain or workgroup)

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Cannot remove workstation ...

Are you logging into the machine with an old domain username/password from the domain the machine used to belong to? Or are you logging into the machine using the Local Administrator account for that machine?
If you are using the old domain account, don't.
Log in with the Local Admin account. This means that you have to choose the machine name in the Domain drop down box on the Login screen.
If you log in this way, you should be able change from belonging to the old domain to a Workgroup. Reboot then.
Log in again with the Local Admin account, then add the machine to your domain.

Hope that helps.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Cannot remove workstation ...

of course i login as local admin but when unistalling the network card i do not even have the possibility to connect to a workgroup or domain because the network identification wizard or properties are not available and it says you have to configurea network connection. as soon as you configure a new LAN connection you have the same problem again. (W2k doesn?t ask you here if you want to join a domain or workgroup)

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Cannot remove workstation ...

Oh, ok. I am a little confused here. Does this Win2K machine have a network card in it? If not, this will be difficult. I have seen it where when there is no network card installed, you do not get all of the networking features. NT4 was similar in this approach.
Now, if you don't have a network card, but if you try to do the Make New Connection in Network & Dial-In, all of the stuff you need will not be enabled.
As far as I have seen and understand, in order to set up the domain/workgroup settings in Win2K, the computer MUST have a network card installed (visible in Device Manager under Network Adapters). So, delete any connections you may have in Network & Dial-In, physically plug in a NIC, add the NIC to the system (if it is not PnP),reboot, then you should be able to right-click on My Computer -> Properties ->Network Identification -> Network ID button and make your domain changes.

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