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Domain To Workgroup

By paul.belec ·
This has to do with Windows XP Pro. I joined a Server 2003 AD domain. Then I wanted to be a member of a Workgroup. Rather straight forward. My system became a member of the Workgroup but I can not brows or even ping the two XP Pro systems that were members of the domain and now are members of the Workgroup. I have another XP Pro system that I did not join the domain with and it can see all systems in the Workgroup. Any ideas?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Domain To Workgroup

Easy answer is to just run the Network Setup Wizard again on the affected machines and make sure that you use the same work-group name as the work-group already established.

Or do you wish to have both the Work-group and Domain working on these machines?

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by paul.belec In reply to

I think this is on the right track but I still can not see the systems in the Workgroup.

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by sarahmeggs In reply to Domain To Workgroup

how are the machines getting their IP addresses? Maybe you need to check to make sure all machines are in the same subnet with the same details (gateway etc).

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by paul.belec In reply to

This happened after I joined the domain and went back to being a member of the Workgroup. All machines are getting their ip address from a DHCP router.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Domain To Workgroup

Make sure that 'File and Print sharing' is enabled and that 'Client for MS networks' is enabled

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by paul.belec In reply to

Both are enabled.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Domain To Workgroup

got firewall?

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by paul.belec In reply to

The firewall is off.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Domain To Workgroup

you ain't got a thing if you aint got that ping...
do wah do wah do wah (i am doing a little dance over here)
'can't ping' is what i'd fix first. that is either cabling or tcpip settings. if you have a link light when you plug the network cable into your nic then i would try Start/run/cmd <enter> then at the command prompt: ipconfig <enter> and see if you have the ip address, subnet mask and gateway you expect to see, as sm points to. just because it used to work don't mean anything. get ping to work first then you'll be ok betcha...
(try ipconfig /release <enter> then ipconfig /renew <enter> then recheck with ipconfig <enter>. maybe you'll get a 'dhcp server could not be reached messaged and you'll have a starting point to tshoot this...

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by CG IT In reply to Domain To Workgroup

only Sgt Shultz :) a do run run a do run run

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