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Workgroups & Network ID Wizard

By michealobrien ·
I wanted to create a new workgroup outside my current domain (so I can test some new software) and add
the machine I was using to that workgroup. I choose to run the network ID
wizard available under system properties (located on the network
Identification tab). The label says that is used to join a domain and create
a new local user.
I ran the wizard but was not asked to create a local user but I did state
that there was not a domain controller.

Can anyone tell me what the local user might be as it
appears I am now locked out of the one and only machine in
the domain (the one I ran the wizard on), how might one
work around this.

Is it possible for someone (network administrators for example) to take
ownership of any machine viewable under the Microsoft windows network.

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by HighOrbit In reply to Workgroups & Network ID W ...

The default local user is almost always Administrator. The password is dependant on whether or not the person who installed the machine set one.

If the machine is not a member of the domain then any network admin will have no more rights than a standard user, unless another network / domain user was added to the local administrators group on the PC.

Try administrator to start with though.

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by michealobrien In reply to Workgroups & Network ID W ...

Thanks for the help but I think I have tied it down too tight. The admin account does not appear to like me.

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by chris hirst In reply to Workgroups & Network ID W ...

You can connect to the machine from an admin logon from another machine (2k Pro) using the MMC and then change passwords etc from the Users and Groups.
I have found that it seems the only use for the Network ID wizard is to cause problems for network connectivity. The way that works is to use the Properties button on the same tab.

Chris

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by michealobrien In reply to Workgroups & Network ID W ...

I tried your suggestion, but I either can't remember the password for the admin account or the machine is rejecting me. I tried all the passwords/accounts or combinations of both I could think of. I finally gave up and reinstalled the OS. Luckily I had my data backed up.

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