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domain login help

By bubba ·
this is what i messed up if its very clear.
the user was logged in under his domain login, but he is no longer using it on the domain. when i rebooted after taking off the domain and setting it to a workgroup i wasnt able to log on with his username and profile he said he was never setup with a local username and password. i forgot to add a new user before taking off the domain and restarting. i was able to log in using admin. i created a new user profile and added it to all the correct groups. the part i dont know is how to get him back to his original settings but without the domain. or how to get it set back to the domain login to create the new profile from there. i hope im making it a little clearer. thanks

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by banyanman In reply to domain login help

What happens when you take a machine nt or 2000 off of a domain it is unable to resolve username to profiles on the local computer. If you look at the user profile tab you will probably see an account unknow. What you can do to resolve this is to use windows explorer and copy the profile manually. Let's say the username is bob, if you look in the profile directory on the local computer c:\winnt\profiles or c:\documents and settings, you will see bob and bob.computername or bob.domainname for2000 or bob.0001 for nt4. copy the contents of the original bob folder to the newly created profile directory using an admin account other than bob. Let me know if this works for you. Are you also having problems adding machine back to domain?

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