change Windows XP desktop from workgroup back to domain

September 16, 2011 at 00:27:04
Specs: Windows XP
I changed my desktop from domain to workgroup and restarted the machine now when I try to login it does not allow me to do so because of the domain. Now I want to change it back to domain but I cannot even login as any user please help me!

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#1
September 16, 2011 at 04:30:01
Try as Administrator.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
September 16, 2011 at 04:39:30
I tried that several times but it does not open. My senior said I must try some workgroup passwords and I know none of those. Thanks for your responce.

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#3
September 16, 2011 at 10:03:57
I don't think you can fix this yourself. The computer will have to be connected to the network and rejoined to the domain by a member of the domain administrators group.

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#4
September 19, 2011 at 01:06:29
I join it to the network and login as administrator but its still same thing.

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#5
September 19, 2011 at 10:32:28
So you were able to logon locally as administrator? Please clarify.

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#6
September 20, 2011 at 04:22:07
As LMiller said, you need to have one of your Domain Administrators re-add the computer to the Domain for authentication.

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#7
September 20, 2011 at 04:37:36
No I could not login , the error was the username and the domain is incorrect

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#8
September 20, 2011 at 05:55:01
You don't need to login. You need to have one of your Domain/Network Administrators login.

Why did you remove the PC from the Domain Authentication?


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#9
September 20, 2011 at 06:06:17
I could not even login as an administrator

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#10
September 20, 2011 at 08:00:03
As I said.....you don't need to login. You need to have a Domain Administrator login. The DA should have the local admin information.

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#11
September 20, 2011 at 09:58:15
The requirement for an admin to join a pc to the domain went away with 2000.
This was a requirement under NT4

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/it...

authenicated users can join a pc to the domain. no admin required.

Thumeka you were supposed to have confirmed a local admin account password before you changed from domain to workgroup. Appears you have no account access whatsoever to this pc.

You do have to logon locally before you can change from workgroup to domain.

Time to talk to your IT dept.

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#12
September 21, 2011 at 09:11:54
"Time to talk to your IT dept." Which is what I SHOULD have said. :)

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