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By Casemaker ·
I have a client machine(notebook)running W XP Pro. He logs onto a domain at work. He wanted to set up a home network and share the printer connected to his home desktop with the work notebook. I went into system properties/computer name clicked on change selected workgroup and gave it the name of the home workgroup. It then said I would need to reboot. After the reboot it comes up to the ctrl+alt+del scren to log on and then to a log onto windows box with the same name as the user would log onto the domain at work. The password he uses to log onto the domain at work does not work. It appears as though it is looking for a windows user and password that he never remembers having to use.

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by Casemaker In reply to log off domain onto workg ...

The first box that pops up is the Welcome To Windows box. It says requiring this key combination at startup..........

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by w2ktechman In reply to log off domain onto workg ...

First, it must be a local user account, try a blank password if it just set it up, or try an administrator password.

You do realize though, that now it will need to be re-added to the work domain! Right? The printer could have been accessed along with other home network resources without removing it from the domain. You might have some tech's at work get upset. Anyway, try a system restore and see if you can restore it back to the domain config.

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by Casemaker In reply to

Thank You for your answer!!
The client is trying to do this with out the techs at work knowing anyone else is working on the notebook. I do not have any passwords. I do not know any local user accounts for the notebook and tried blank passwords for the user that in is the box by default the same user for the domain. I am going to try a crack software to blank out the user password for a local account.
The notebook will not boot past the windows log on screen and I am unabel to do a restore.

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by CG IT In reply to log off domain onto workg ...

Toms Networking web site has almost the exact same question posted there. Check out their answer at http://www.tomsnetworking.com

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by Casemaker In reply to

Thank You for your answer!!
It would be helpful to post the url to the page with the information rather than the main site. I could not find the page you reference.

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by Gigelul In reply to log off domain onto workg ...

To avoid joining to a workgroup and then again to domain, you can use a batch file to logon to the home network.
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@echo off
NET USE H: /delete /y

echo *** Enter the domain:
SET /p domain=

echo *** Enter the username:
@echo off
SET /P user=
echo *

echo *** Enter the password:
@echo off
SET /P something=

REM ***ShareResources (drive, folder)
NET USE H: \\HomeComputerName\HomeShare/U:%domain%\%user% %something%
if errorlevel 1 goto wrong

REM *** SharePrinter
NET USE \\HomeComputerName\SharePrinterName /U:%domain%\%user% %something%

goto end

:wrong
echo *
echo *
echo ****************************************************
echo ****Check the UserName, Domain/Workgroup & Password !
echo ****************************************************

:end
echo *
echo *
pause
exit
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The "domain", "user" and "password" are HomeWorkgroup, an existing HomeUser account and his password.
If you don?t want to enter every time the "domain", "user" and "password" you can put them all in this batch and remove the lines with the "SET /P ?"
The home network must be set to use the same IP class with the domain network.
The notebook user must have a local profile, he can use the domain account to "log on" on to notebook and then he must run this batch to access resources from home network.

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by Casemaker In reply to

Thank You for your answer!!
To advanced for me.

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by Casemaker In reply to log off domain onto workg ...

None of the answers thus far help me get into the notebook. That is the first issue.

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by Casemaker In reply to log off domain onto workg ...

I used an offline password and registry editor to blank the password for the guest account. On reboot I tried to log on and received this error. The local policy does not permit you to log on interactively. The network admin from his company has set up several local accounts. If I blank the admin account will it give me access to the notebook. I know you admin guys are going to be upset, however this is what my client asked me to do.

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by Casemaker In reply to log off domain onto workg ...

I was able to blank out the admin password and it logged on locally. System properties under computer name shows as the computer name and the workgroup is listed. Now when I click on the change button and try to join the domain I get this error. A domain controller for the domain could not be contacted.
Ensure that the doamin is typed correctly. I have entered the correct doamin name.

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