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Changing NT workstation domain

By razorren ·
Is there a way to change the domain a NT Workstation is loging into by booting into DOS ?

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by werlin In reply to Changing NT workstation d ...

Not that I am aware of. It is a function of the Netlogon service to send the workstation SID to Domain Controller of the domain it is currently attached to.

If you need to log into a different domain, this could be done with a trust relationshipbetween the two domains. This will allow you the ability to log into the different domains.

Mike

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by McKayTech In reply to Changing NT workstation d ...

I'm not clear on what you're trying to do - you can select a different domain to log onto from the logon window (as long as the machine has an account on that domain).

The NT Server resource kit does have a utility called netdom.exe that can do some manipulation of logon parameters from the command line but I'm not sure whether it would do what you need to do because I'm not clear on what problem you're trying to solve.


paul

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by ryank In reply to Changing NT workstation d ...

You can create a DOS boot disk that logs into any domain you like (or just plain old boot up DOS). I used to create these disks using NT's client disk utility, but now the ImageCast3 Demo can create them for you and I think it does a far better job, and it's free to download. And then put uses sysinternals.com's NTFS in DOS util to access the data on the hard disk drive (read only version is free, write version will cost you). At this point you could delete SAM file out of the %systemroot%\system32\config (%systemroot% usually = c:\winnt) effectively taking it off any domain. You can then boot the PC up to NT and login into the local PC as Administrator with a null password.

As for actaully changing the registry hive from DOS? I don't think that's gonna happen. You could always access the registry remotely I guess using regedt32.

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by allan In reply to Changing NT workstation d ...

Sounds like you are trying to force your way onto a network without an account. If you are an Administrator, you can logon locally, then change the Domain and using your administrative privledges, create an account in the domain.

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