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Q: Locked out of domain computer

Hi
Just recieved a Win 8 laptop that should be a member of our domain, but I am completely unable to access it.
The login screen shows only 3 users (that are not available) and there is no "other user" selection. I connected a network cable and it showed a working connection. Then I tried to reset the password for 1 of the users in the AD but I still receive wrong password on the laptop. Also remote desktop fails to connect with my domain admin user.
Going into safe mode also only brings up the 3 user login screen.
Is there any other way than restoring factory defaults?
Thank you in advance!

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Hello
I recently got a windows 10 pc gifted to me.
I cannot log into it because it is connected to the previous owners workplace domain. Is there anyway which I can completely reset the computer or somehow get into it?
 

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Hi,

I'm using Windows XP SP2. We have a little domain name for it. We used to have a server (I guess that would be the domain controller)... but it died a couple of moons ago.

One day I was messing with the network ID for my account and accidentally changed the domain. From abc.local, it was changed to workgroup.

Anyway, the next day after a restart, I find at the login that there is no domain option and I'm not able to get in. It rejects my username and password flat out. When I click on options... I still don't get a domain option.

I log in as administrator for my PC. Go back to change my domain to abc.local, but it says that there is no domain controller found for it.

What do I do? I need to get into that particular account. Is there any thing anyone can suggest?
 

A:Locked out of domain.

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Ok I put in a new hard drive in my hp dv5000. As I was installing the operating system I accidentlly said that the computer was part of a domain. I updated my computer and restarted it and now when I put my password in to get into windows it says the domain is not accessible.. I can no longer accsess my computer!!! HELP!!
 

A:Xp locked in a Domain!! HELP

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I have a laptop given to me by a friend. It's a Toshiba Portege running XP which had been used on a domain. I couldn't get it to network with my home network because it was part of a domain. I used these instructions to remove it from the domain:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/593719-remove-computer-domain.html
However now I can't boot since the old password to access the computer is no longer valid. I can't access the computer at all. I have an old XP install disk which I wanted to use to repair, however the laptop has no CD drive and and won't boot from an external USB CD drive. It also doesn't have a floppy drive installed.

There are some files on the laptop which I need however even taking out the HDD didn't help as the HDD has a non-standard connector and I can't connect it up to an external USB housing.

I can't get into safe mode either ... It seems to have been disabled on this computer with its strange proprietary BIOS.

Any ideas? maybe if I bought an external floppy I could use DOS to move the files from the HDD into an external HDD? maybe then I could run the CD repair? not sure!
 

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Ok... my problem is probably two fold...

I had my laptop on a domain, because I was taking it to work from time to time, I recently quit my job so I was going to change it back over to a workgroup.... well I removed it from the domain and to a work group and restarted as it said I needed to...

Now I can't log in... no matter what combo I use... admin/pass, admin/blank, username/pass,pass, pass...... nothing works...

So... I decided I would try one of the many password reset programs or readers.... well none of them that I have tried seem to work... because my laptop has 2 SATA drives in a Data Stripe Raid... so none of the boot disks I have used will load the raid controler...

I am stuck... I don't know what to do...

Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks!
 

A:Help! Left Domain, Locked out of XP

Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks
 

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So, I brought my vaio notebook to work, and in order to log on to my company's network, I had to add the company's domain. That worked fine, and I was able to long on. Now, however, I'm unable to access anything but my company's domain. I've tried to just logon as administrator locally, but all of my local usernames are locked, and when I try to unlock them, I get an access is denied message! I want to remove this domain from my computer, but I cant access the buttons to change the ID or the Domain/Workgroup .. they're all grayed out. I dont want to do a full restore, because I have loads of data on here that's not backed up! Someone please help!!

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Ok, in our company we have aprox 1400 employees..
We have multiple Domain Controllers, and 1 Primary Domain... as well as exchange & Lync server and multiple locations with shares and etc..


We also run through Iprism web filter, that requires a user to go to a site like google.com etc.. to get authenticated etc.. before regular web browsing will work etc..


We have windows 7 32 bit & 64 mixed in the environment (no XP machines)


Also through GP we have 10 invalid login attempts will lock the user AD account... also require password change every 45 days


We have been (for about 2 or 3 months now) seeing a higher than normal amount of accounts getting locked for what seems to be no reason.. we have Netwrix Acocunt Lock Examiner installed, which tells us what PC the lock is happing at, and what DC is reporting
the wrong passwords etc.. but does not tell us what item is causing it.. especially when the user is doing nothing but regular work and is not entering their password in anything.. also when we search logs etc.. there is nothing substantial, no saved credentials,
no scheduled tasks, mapped drives are set with GP no by local user..


We are at our wits end on this...


in our whole company it seems that we have about 8 people that are locked almost everyday (and most do not have mobile devices with E-mail either)


The pc's have having the issue seem to have 2 things in common..
1. they all seem to have Office 2013
2. the all have a... Read more

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Hey everyone,
I just changed the domain on a windows xp pro computer I was using, now I cant login! How can I change the domain back without logging in?

Thanks

A:Changed domain, now Im locked out... PLEASE HELP!

Hi cmpolis


Boot into Safe Mode and logon as Administrator. You'll need the Administrator password, of course.

If you are in an enterprise situation, your I.T. department will be able to help you with this.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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Hi All, please can you help. I have my dad's old work laptop that is domain locked. I have tried pretty much everything I can think of and then some to acces an administrator account. I have purchased windows password key enterprise and they also gave me ultimate as enterprise wouldn't work and that won't work either.
I've also tried recovery CDs, command prompts but access is denied.
I have been able to create additional admin account but they aren't accessible.
Everytime I think I might have a solution the relevant area is greyed out or access denied again.
This is unable to be resolved by a simple search engine result a single I have tried the majority of them.
Doesn't anyone know what I can do to try and gain access to one of the newly created admin accounts?
On start up no matter what happens or what I change, only my dad's user login (from domain) and 'other user' (which is a domain login) appear.

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In an attempt to correct a computers DNS settings.....
I removed it from the domain it couldn't connect to and changed its name to hosttemp
(joined workgroup temp)

Upon reboot I cannot logon to the machine locally or via domain,
I receive message
" . . . systems computer account in its primary domain is missing, check password ect"

However I cann see this pc as formerhostname.domain.local from the server but cannot connect to manage it or access files.

I cannot logon to this machine locally(HOSTTEMP) or via domain(domain.local) authorization,
What can I do?

I have added the former name, and current name to domain computers list in the Active Directory with no success

I need to gain access to these files, and get this computer on the network!
Thank you
 

A:Locked out of PC (during domain change)

If you changed the computer to be in a workgroup, you need a local account that has admin rights to change it back again.
 

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I have a HP mobile workstation laptop. Running xp w/sp3. Got it from a company that went out of business. I changed from domain to workgroup and restarted. Now I can't log on. I know the admin password and the user password on this laptop but they are not working. I can not get past the login screen. Help please...

A:changed domain to workgroup.. locked out.. help

You need to have the Built in Local Administrators password (this computer), not the Domain admin user password. If you know the built in Administrators password, For user name, type in Administrator, and then the built in administrator password. Contact the business you got it from, if you do not know the local admin password.

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Hi There,

I've a problem with ALL my Windows 7 Laptop ini my office. We have 5 Laptop with Windows 7 installed in it. A week ago, everything is doing Normally. I make those 5 laptops join domain, and I make the user in domain as an administrator in their local Laptop. But in last Monday, everything going strange:

1. When I logging in using their account, I can enter the desktop. But when I try to access some programs that need Administrator Account, it become errors and said that I must administrator privilege to access this programs.

2. I try to access user account in control panel, and when I see the user list, it become BLANK. No user defined even an administrator too. When I try to add new user in it, it said that I didn't have Administrator privilege (again).

3. I try to logging in using Local Administrator, but in the log in menu, it said that the administrator account is disabled. How Come?

4. The only way I can access with administrator privilege is using the Domain Administrator. I try to configure again, and when I restart, everything has gone again.

can some 1 give me advise regarding this matter? should I reinstall it again?
thanks Guys.

A:Administrator Account is Locked in Domain Area

Welcome to SF,

Seems to be there have been some local security policies and/ or domain using GPO setup in your network by the Network Admin. Are you part of your IT Dept?

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I am in desperate trouble, Was helping a friend out with his work pc I was messing with the domain and changed it to workgroup, forgot to change it back to the domain and logged out now I cannot get back in. There is 2 log in screens 1 and then the windows login can get past the first but not the 2nd windows 1.

Have tried Admin etc. and left password blank. He is going to go nuts, Tried offline password reset program, but given some partition error I think, is there any way I can reset the password without getting him to call his Tech crowd looking for the password???

I am desperate

A:Xp Prof Changed domain to workgroup locked out

Per the forums rules we cannot help to circumvent passwords or account access. Have him call his IT group and get it fixed.

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Today, while restarting from hibernation, my laptop (Dell N7010  running Windows 7 (64-bit)) was showing a blue screen (as in "of death") with several words shown in a large white font. I only saw it briefly then password screen appeared. The words I saw on the blue screen said "Your Computer is(?) Locked". Since I successfully used it (still am), I put the message in the back of my mind. 
 
Several hours later, I put my laptop into hibernation again. When it came out, the password screen said that my computer was locked (attachment: "lock.gif"). That reminded me that I saw that this morning, too. But with no problem signing in, I had ignored it. Also, I watched closely but saw no blue screen with big "Computer Locked" message after this second hibernation.
 
I don't know what to make of this.
 
In between those hibernations, I Googled "booting windows 7 i saw blue screen with 'your computer has been locked' but my computer is NOT LOCKED" .
 
Bleeping was near the top of the hits. But Malwarebytes wouldn't let me go to the first hit because "Malwarebytes blocked a suspected bad URL or an unwanted program." Here's the URL: https://www.pcrisk.com/download-reimage; also, see attached "mal.gif". 
 
So there's THAT on top of the blue screen with "Your Computer ... Locked" and twice finding "Locked" above the password box.
 
I'm speechless.
 

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A:Blue screen: "Your Computer ... Locked" during boot; computer NOT locked

I do suspect that the Malwarebytes notification is not related. You just clicked a potentially malicious link. Your issue could be malware-related, but I can't tell from your description.
 
Anyway, please follow these  instructions and attach the requested files by replying to this topic. You may skip the part of step three where it instructs you to create a new topic, since you already have a topic here. There's no need to create another topic.

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Can I access a network share on the domain with a non-domain computer? I would connect the computer directly to the corporate network. 
For what reasons could this be blocked (firewall? policy? settings on server-side?) and what configuration is needed to make sure it is possible to access a network share with a non-domain computer?
Thanks already for your help!

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I've got a machine running Windows 7 logged on the network domain but when I try to map a share to a machine on the network, but not registered on the domain I cannot connect (even though I have a local account on the networked machine).When attempting to connect Windows 7 prompts me for my connection credentials and it automatically fills in the domain name.  How can I connect to this network share using credentials that are local to that network share?

A:Logging in to Non-Domain Network Share from computer on Domain

When you say local credentials I assume you mean local on the "TestServer", not local on the Windows 7 box. Then you should be able to just type in TestServer\LocalAccount and the password (the domain you see should automatically switch to "TestServer")Also; have you tried mapping the drive using the IP address (i.e. \\xx.xx.xx.xx\TestShare)?

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Hi everyone!
Noticed, that if I try to access a shared folder located on domain computer from non-domain computer, typing \ \ computername\sharename, pop-up authentication window appears after some time (30-80 sec). But, if I type \\computername  without pointing
sharename, pop-up authentication window appears instantly.
If I run created shortcut for this share - pop-up authentication window appears instantly.
I can easily reproduce this problem, it appeared on all machines I was testing.

Can it be fixed somehow? In my scenario, I can not use net use cmd.
Thanks.

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When a user is connecting to our VPN network the domain accounts gets locked in under a minute.

VPN user and pass are automatically saved in Windows Credentials (control panel).
When the user logs on to VPN the domain account lockes out because it has mapped drives through GPO and it tries to connect to them with saved VPN user and pass. If I delete saved VPN windows credentials theres no problem, but windows always saves back the
credentials.
Anyone who knows about this? I don't really want to install other VPN client .. 

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Hi.
I have a non-domain computer (win 10 basic).
Can it connect to a Aerohive wireless domain network?
Any links to a tutorial on the net?

Thanks...

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The situation that I'm facing is purely economical, to the tune of an extra $2,500 a year in support fees. Were an NPO that supports a particular city agency, so we do have a few perks.

HISTORY: We have a desktop computer that is tied into the municipal net. Tho we own the computer, city decided that they had to bring it up to their standards (or lower it as the case appears) since they would be providing support. The system was bought about 1-1/2 yrs ago, nothing fancy, Dell, Win XP (city's still on XP), Office 2007 Standard. The city took the machine to update it and what we got back was a system with Win XP and Office XP (2002). That's right, the one that's obsolete. For this we pay $2,500/yr which gets a backup server and access to a color laser printer. OK...that's not the complaint.

Last September, we purchased a laptop so we could expand our volunteer help. We figured if we could get the volunteers doing input on the laptop (wireless) then that would free up the desktop for other functions. Not to mention the fact that our closet of an office can't fit more than 2 people comfortably.

My initial thoughts were to setup a VPN and use the city's WIFI, at the location, to allow the desktop and laptop to communicate from anywhere in the building. Well they poo-pood that. Mostly I think they didn't understand it. Anyways, they suggested that we put in an A/B box and a wireless router (see image below). Their were concerned that when... Read more

A:Communicating between a domain and non-domain computer

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Windows Server can create a domain and create User Accounts.
when a computer join this domain and login with one user, i check local  users , Groups:Administrators.  only Domain Admins
there is no user account, only a domain user. Is there any way to check how many user login on this computer? not on server client.
a way is to check C:\user
yongliang_s could be an AD account or local account or msa account. how to distinguish them? and the admin in them?

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What does it mean (in layman's terms) when you see this message in ATA?
<computer A> was queried by one or more users from <computer B> using SAMR against <domain controller> 
I am seeing this every four hours in our network/domain. 

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Hi there. I am not so computer savvy, so pls bear w me. I was on an unemployment site, went into a 2ndary site, & that is when I got nailed w a virus (computer says worms & Trojans). This "Systems Security for PCs" is hosing up my computer, & 4 $50, it claims it can clean ur computer.I looked online (I am on my phone) & read that it is a fraudulent site, & 2 download a killbot. However, I can't get my Internet up. Since I am unemployed, I just don't have the extra cash 2 pay a computer store. Can anyone please help? I know about all of the should haves, but right now my computer is toast. Thanks!EDIT: Email address removed per forum rules

A:Hijacked computer w/ virus: parasite "system security" locked computer

If you have access to another computer, you can burn this to a CD or download to a flash driveThe process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box w... Read more

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I am having trouble establishing how to make a remote desktop connection using RDP from my home computer which is on a workgroup to my work laptop which is on a domain. I work from home occasionally and would like to be able to use RDP in order to use my keyboard mouse and monitor without buying a KVM switch. I am able to establish a remote desktop connection FROM my domain (work) laptop TO my workgroup (home) PC, but not vice versa, i.e. FROM workgroup TO domain computer.

I have searched online and found information about going from domain to workgroup, but not the other way around. Most online information was focused on IT professional server management that I am not completely familiar with such as active directory etc...

I have checked My Computer > Properties > Advanced system settings > System Properties > Remote tab on both computers. Both computers are set to allow connections from any version of Remote Desktop. I ran network connection statistics cmd "netstat -a" and both computers show listening state for port 3389. I ran remote desktop query session cmd "qwinsta" which lists rdp-tcp.

After going to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > see full map > Network Map, I am able to see both computers on the network from either machine. Under Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Allowed Programs, for the workgroup computer Remote Desktop is allowed for home networks, and for the domain computer Remote... Read more

A:Remote Desktop from workgroup computer to domain computer

Welcome to Seven Forums!

Do you have either VPN or Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) setup? Your Network Admin should be able to assist you. We use RDS at work and works well for me and everybody.

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How do I get my computer to open a clear problems

A:Scammers locked me out of computer, now reqiure a password to open computer

I've not had much luck fixing this one, occasionally it is possible to system restore, ie on vista or windows 7, crashing the system, then repeatedly pressing F8 on start to open the selection menu and select "Repair Computer", then restore to an earlier date. Works if the restore points exist, as the change appears to be a registry one that locks you out. On XP the only solution I've had is to format and reload the system.
 
Wondering as well if there has been any progress with this scam lock; it has been out for a few years now.

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On a compaq computer running XP this (see attachment) keeps popping up after awakening from screen saver.
It goes away when ok is clicked and normal operation resumes. Its really just a hassle factor. There never was a password in the first place.

We had a look at this: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=242917 and found that was not the problem.

Any help appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Unlock computer, but computer not locked

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Computer was working fine...turned it on this morning and on log on page received the following message. "THE SYSTEM CANNOT LOG YOU ON NOW BECAUSE THE DOMAIN DCJS4J91 IS NOT AVAILABLE."
I am not computer savy and would appreciate any and all help with this issue.
Thank you!!!

A:Cannot log onto computer because the domain is not available

Is this a college or library computer? Does someone in your house have it set up on a domain for some reason?

In the login screen, there should be a list where the domain name DCJS4J91 is listed. Try to choose "this computer" in the list and enter your password.

If that does not work, you may need to contact your local system administrator.

Please provide us with more information about your situation.

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If I just have a computer name and IP address, is it possible to query the domain which it is a member of.

Thanks
 

A:How can I get the Computer domain

Go to http://www.download.com and get PingPlus. It's a nice little utility that allows you to ping, trace or lookup by IP address. Hope this helps.
 

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Hi:

Can being part of a domain slow down your computer?

Our setup is as follows: Users are in a remote location connected by satellite link to the domain server. The domain server is DNS and DHCP server for client computers. Because of the satellite connection data transmission has a longer than normal latency delay but transfer speeds are not bad (0.5 mps).

I can understand that when logging in, a client computer might experience a longer login time as Windows communicates with the domain server to validate credentials.

However, after logging in, are there network activities being performed by the client computer with the domain server on a permanent basis that would make the client computer much slower than normal while performing local tasks? Users report that when logged into the domain, their computers slow down significantly even when opening files on their hard disks.

It might be that other issues are causing the problem, but I would like to understand better how the client - server relationship works when logged into a domain so that we can test further.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

Rodrigo
 

A:Domain slowing down computer?

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Hello again, all . A client of mine recently bought a laptop that he would like to add to his offices domain. They have a Win 2000 Server with Active Directory. I've added the laptop computer to the "computers" area, as well as verified the gentleman's user account on the server (he was already logging in on his old system, but I double checked it).

I've removed Norton Internet Security, as I thought the fiewall might be blocking it (although I could map to the shared drives on the server, I just couldn't join the domain). Whenever I go to joing, it says tells me this:

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The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service
location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for
domain CROOKEDHOLE.IDRDATA.COM:

The error was: "DNS name does not exist."
(error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR)

The query was for the SRV record for
_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.CROOKEDHOLE.IDRDATA.COM

Common causes of this error include the following:

- The DNS SRV record is not registered in DNS.

- One or more of the following zones do not include delegation to its
child zone:

CROOKEDHOLE.IDRDATA.COM
IDRDATA.COM
COM
. (the root zone)

For information about correcting this problem, click Help.
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A:Can't Add New Computer to Win 2000 Domain

This looks like a DNS problem. The DNS sever seems unable to resolve the domain name because it wasn't setup correctly. Are there any other computers that have joined the domain successfully?

I ran into this problem before when I was installing a domain controller a year ago. The way I resolved it was I simply reinstalled everything from scratch. Active directory, DNS, DHCP (it's all on one server).
 

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"The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship"

I recently installed Windows 7 in all the machines in my office. I did not have problems in few machines. Later when i joined the domain it was successful.
After joining the domain restarted the computer, the first login was successful. I restarted again then tried logging in and i get a msg
"The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship"

The only temporary way is logging into local machine and changing the domain to workgroup and from there again to domain. It'll work for few days and again the same problem occurs again. Does anyone have a permanent fix for this? Pls help

A:Not able to access my Domain computer

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I recently purchased an Office 365 for home use and have been having issues installing it.
I have asked assistance from the microsft support team who have encountered the same problems until they found out that my laptop was connected to a domain.
This was my work laptop when I was in the Philippines and bought it from the Company when I left and brought it in USA when I migrated.
The last technical support guy who helped me referred me to the commercial support unit and the agent I spoke to asked me to join this forum to get help.

Please help as I have purchased this application more than a week ago and I am still unable to activate it

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Greetings all! Hope everyone had a great holiday!

I have a question...

Some time ago after installing Win7 on my computer, I added a domain name (don't ask me why - I was just fiddling around ). Now, I cannot delete it. From my dos commands, when I do a pathping, I get Rick-PC.mydomain.net and I want to get rid of the domain part of it since no one else has that domain.

We all log in here on our computers not from any domain controller. We share an Internet pipe and a simple file server.

I have tried going in through Computer|Properties|, under computer name - 'Change Settings' under "To rename this computer click Change" [Change], and under [More] where it states a DNS suffix, it is blank.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance, and 'Happy New Year!'

A:how to delete domain from computer name

I'm not sure if I missed something in you explanation or not but try this
(see attachment)

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How do I remove a computer from its domain from the computer itself (in other words the computer is not currently attached to the domain/network it's apart of so I can not remove it from the domain controller end)?

It's running WinXP Tablet Edition SP2

TIA
 

A:Remove computer from domain

If you select the radio tab for "workgroup" and then give the workgroup a name and restart, the pc will not be part of the domain, however, the domain controller will still have the attributes for the pc, since it was not removed while connected to the domain (in other words, you could still add the domain to the current pc again and it will still work on that domain.)

The only way to truly remove the pc from the domain, is to have it connected to that domain's network and then change the domain/workgroup name; the change will then be registered with the domain controller. Otherwise, the domain controller will remain unchanged.
 

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Ohmigosh. I so screwed up tonight. I was trying to get rid of some nasty dll files that my sisters pc had been infected with..and they just would not go away...
I got frustrated and went into the registry and started deleting any reference to these dll files.....and am now in deep trouble.
I restarted windows (xp home version) and attempted to log in. Got an error that the system could not log me in because the domain "sallyslaptop" is not available.
I tried booting into safemode, tried (unsuccessfully) to access the setup/bios (not that getting there would have helped me i don't think..) and just cannot get back into any kind of windows environment.

HELP!!! she has huge projects due at school and all her data is there!! If i can just get to her documents and save those, then I will be happy. If i have to reload windows an dstuff, fine...just as long as i can retain her documents!!! Is there any way???

I am desperate for some help here!!!

(and YES I know how sensitive the registry is and that i should not have messed with it. And YES I know that we are totally dumb for not backing up anything before i began messing with it...but, hey, hindsight and all that...)
Can you help me anyways???
 

A:computer domain is gone. no log in possible (xp home)

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Window XP Operating System.. problem with my internet browser home page being taken over. Here is my hijack this text file. Thanks for your help!

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\riwt316dddpgthd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\1033\nt\MAPISP32.EXE
C:\Dragon11\TeamDesign.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Dmurphy\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 4 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://letgohome.com/hp.htm?id=31130123321003
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {467FAEB2-5F5B-4c81-BAE0-2A4752CA7F4E} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\W8C6S4~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {9EBDE218-2CA6-6CC0-4236-442A2D1CE582} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Control handler] C:\WINDOWS\System32\riwt316dddpgthd.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O16 - DPF: {10003000-1000-0000-1000-000000000000} - ms-its:mhtml:file://C:\foo.mh... Read more

A:cant get this domain hijacker off my computer

Download Spybot http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

Click on "Search For updates" when prompted.
Click on "Immunize" when prompted.
Scan, click on fix problems.

Reboot.
Download AdAware SE Personal: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

Install the program and launch it.

On the bottom right-hand corner of the main window click on Check for updates now then click Connect and download the latest reference files.

In the main window: Click Start and under Select a scan Mode tick Perform full system scan.

Deselect Search for negligible risk entries.

To start the scan, click the Next button.

When the scan is finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it. (Right-click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and then click Next)

Reboot and post another log. You need to post the entire log and hijackthis needs to be in a permanent folder. If you have items disabled with msconfig reinable them before you run the log.
 

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Hi,

My company are currently migrating machines between two domains.

My problem is, when a call gets logged for a machine on the network, and we techie's try to remote control a machine we have a 50% chance of getting it right.

Is there an easy way to identify which domain a machine is on. maybe through a command line run string?

Any help would be received greatfully.

Mark.
 

A:How can I identify which domain a computer is on?

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I use Windows XP Professional, and I had my computer connected to the network at my university until I graduated a few months ago. This required my computer to be a member of a domain, and thus I would have to log on to the domain with my network ID and password every time I turned the computer on.

I am no longer at the university and I now have the same computer in my home. I would like to be able to turn on the computer without having to go through the login process every time.

I am aware that computers on domains are required to log in, while computers on workgroups are able to turn the login screen off. I have been successful in changing my computer's settings and removing it from the domain. However, every time I do it, I lose my entire user profile, desktop settings, favorites, cookies, etc. After I remove my computer from the domain, I can no longer log in to my computer with my old university network ID ("dpellegr"), and therefore I am forced to log in as "Administrator." This is an account that I have never used, and thus has all the system default settings and none of my own. Every time I lose access to my normal account, I use System Restore and everything goes back to normal.

This is what I have tried to remove my computer from the domain: In Control Panel, I have gone to System and switched to the "Computer Name" tab. There is a button labeled "Network ID," which accesses the Network Identification Wizard. I was ab... Read more

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Hi everyone..

Im trying to join a workstation to a domain,& am failing..

The message i get,it goes:
A domain controller for the domain could not be contacted.

Even though i did mention the Primary DNS suffix for it,but still,i get the error..

Help from anybody will be highly appreciated..

A:Computer cannot join a domain

Welcome to TSF!

The DNS address of the client must be the Domain Controller, not your ISPs DNS settings.
And of course DNS must be installed and properly configured on the Server.

Can you ping the Server by it's IP address?
Can you ping the Server by it's Name? )Server1)
Can you ping the Server by it's Full DNS Name? (Server1.domain.com)
Can you ping the Domain name? (domain.com)

To check the current DNS settings, Click Start | Run (or press WinKey+R), type cmd, press Enter.
Type ipconfig /all and press Enter.
Check the DNS addresses listed, the first one MUST be the IP address of the DC for the domain.

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I had to update the OS (NT) to XP-Pro on client machines. In the process I thought it would be nice to name them with a location ID tag so it would be easy to find when needed. Well one of the Programs running on the DC that it used would not come up, so I tried to change it back to the original and got a message that that name was in use.
client is XP-Pro, Server is 2000 pro. Is there a way to get this back.
 

A:computer name problem in domain

Look into your active directory " users and computers" and find out if there is a duplicate name within the computer folder
 

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Hi, I registered a new domain and pointed it at a folder on an existing hosting account. My ISP verified that it is resolving correctly. However, on my computer I see the default page for the domain registrar (godaddy). On another computer in my house the domain resolves correctly. I only have problems on my computer, in both Chrome and Firefox. I have tried ipconfig /flushdns, eliminating godaddy cookies, rebooting, etc, but to no avail. I have checked hosts file and there is no entry for the new domain (unlikely but I checked just the same!)

OS: XP Pro, SP3
Firefox 3.6.13
Chrome 8.0.552.237

Any ideas how to make it resolve on this box? Thanks!
 

A:domain not resolving on one computer

Never mind. It just started resolving! Remains a mystery...
 

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My laptop is currently set up for my network domain at work. I have just installed a wireless network at home -- a workgroup -- and want to be able to share files from my laptop when I get home.

When I try to set up a workgroup on the laptop, I'm told by Windows that this can't be done on a domain computer. Is there any way to use my work laptop as part of my home network? Again, my primary goal is sharing files.

I would have thought that there were many people in my situation, wanting to use a work laptop with their home network.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm over my head here.

Tom Whedbee
 

A:Add workgroup to domain computer

Some people have suggested using the domain name as the workgroup name on the other computers. But I don't know if this actually works.

Workgroups are handy, but the only thing they really do, using XP terminology, is let you use "My Network Places" and 'view workgroup computers.'

You can view the shares on another computer (on the same network) with

Start - Run - \\otherPC - OK

where "otherPC" is the Computer Name or the IP address of the other computer. IP address always works (assuming file sharing on the other computer and no firewall blocking) and Computer Name usually works.

Many work laptops are configured with firewalls and security policies that prevent them from being accessed by other computers. But you can still use the work PC to access your other computers.
 

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does anyone know how to remove a windows xp machine from a windows 2000 domain, using commmand prompt. the reason i asked because i cannot log into the domain or logon locally on the machine ! ! ! !

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Hi Windows SevenForums,
does someone NOT from Microsoft (useless, if not negligent support) know how to change the Computer Name?

My PC is connected to my Windows SBS 2008 R2 server with the wrong Computer Name.

1 year ago I tried to setup Windows SBS 2008 R2 server (pathetic lack of instructions make a simple job impossible) and setup my PC with the Computer Name NAME1.

I am now trying to get the Windows SBS 2008 R2 server to work after 1 year of trauma with Microsoft products, so I went to Windows SBS 2008 R2 server, Windows SBS Console, Network, Computers, and see my old connection to my PC named NAME1.

I can't connect my PC NAME1 to Windows SBS 2008 R2.

So...I simply selected from Windows SBS 2008 R2 server, Windows SBS Console, Network, Computers, Connect computers to your network. This wizard connected my PC NAME1, but only when I name my PC NAME1, as NAME2?

When I try to change my PC which is now NAME2 back to the correct and original NAME1 by going to Start, right click My Computer, Properties, Change settings, Change..., type in NAME1, OK, Windows Security asks for the name and password of an account with permission to rename this computer in the domain. I type in superadmin account name and correct password.
Click OK, and error comes up:
Computer Name/Domain Changes
The following error occurred attempting to rename the computer to "NAME1":
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A:Change Computer Name/Domain Changes

Remove the computer from the domain (change to workgroup) first. Then delete any machine accounts that are incorrect from the domain. Rename the machine and rejoin.

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Hi all ,

I've set up Windows Server 2008 R2 on my homeserver machine and would like to add my laptop to the domain that I created (there are many reasons for doing this, one of which is so that I can access my account on all Windows-based computers), but it doesn't seem to want to join.
I've set up the domain correctly, and have also looked at online guides for doing this, but with no result. I am new to Windows Server (but not new to anything else computer-wise) but I have a good idea of what to do and this has puzzled me.

Both computers are assigned with a static IP by the router (by matching the MAC address when they connect) so this requirement is met. Please also see the attached images to see what the problem is.
Thanks
 

A:Adding computer to domain

Do you have a DNS server setup on your network? You need this to have Active Directory to work properly. You can install/run the DNS server on your server acting as the AD/Domain Controller for your network. I have this setup on my home network. The next step is to change the DNS server your PCs/laptops are using. You MUST use the IP address of your server running DNS locally. The last item you need to configure is to setup the DNS server to forward lookups to your ISP's DNS server when name resolution goes beyond locally registered devices.
 

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