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Changed from Domain to Workgroup - can't log in

By morningclam ·
Have been working with a company laptop, getting it set up the way I like to, etc.

Windows XP Pro, Compaq nc6400

The usual security login with username and pw.

We are on a domain and at home I am on my own wireless. In order in get into the network we go via VPN. Obviosly, at the office we are plugged directly into the network.

Now here is the problem. As an experiment I decided to switch the Domain over to my Workgroup so that I could load some personal files directly from my personal computer on my home wireless. When I rebooted the laptop so the change could take effect. I can no longer login.

The only other option I have is to wait to get back to work and plug into to office network in the hopes it will let me login.

Any work arounds would be appreciated, otherwise I think I'll have to re-image.

Is there a file or files that can be changed or tampered with using dos prompt?

Have been through all the F8 options.

Experiment gone awry?

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by Anthony.V In reply to Changed from Domain to Wo ...

You will have to either contact your IT staff and have them rejoin your laptop back to the domain. Unless you have a local account setup you won't be able to login to the box until it is back on the domain.

You didnt need to disjoin the laptop the domain if you wanted to transfer files over from you personal network btw..

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connect to domain

by pctrading In reply to Changed from Domain to Wo ...

You have to be on the same subnet where ur domain is located and have admin rights do connect ur PC back to the domain. Thats it

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ERD Commander

by SupahTech In reply to Changed from Domain to Wo ...

Do you have a local Admin accout? If not you'll need to have IT rejoin, or hack into it. If you have ERD commander you can get into all the Admin accounts and rejoin it yourself.

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Changed from domain to workgroup

by clos2156 In reply to Changed from Domain to Wo ...

I would first trying to get a Linux Windows password recovery cd to reset the admin password to get back into the laptop.

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