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Q: Computer no longer on domain

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 able to remove my computer from the domain very easily that way, but of course I lost all access to my "dpellegr" profile and settings after doing so.

I have also tried clicking the "Change..." button underneath the "Network ID" button in the "Computer Name" tab. Again, I was able to switch my computer from being a member of a domain to being a member of a workgroup, but again lost access to my system settings.

I notice that there is a "User Profiles" section under the "Advanced" tab in System, where it lists my "dpellegr" profile as being 383MB, and my "Administrator" profile as being 21.9MB. There seems to be a way to "copy" my profile, but I really don't know how to do it (and I don't even know if that will solve my problem).

If anybody has any ideas for me about how to retain all of my settings without having to log in every time I turn on my computer, I would appreciate hearing from you! Just a note: if your solution requires me to "Add a new user," I have had incredible difficulty doing so, and might need some extra help.

Thanks in advance,
Dan

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PCs are Win 7 Ultimate, All are joined to the Domain
Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP Server (on same instance) is Server 2012 standard
The network topology is like this: Router as Internet Gateway>Switch>Wired to Server and PC's, SIP phones, and Wireless Access Point all on same subnet. DNS and DHCP have been offloaded to Server Roles and switched off on the router.
All of the PCs have network cards that have joined the domain network at least some of the time since I set them up.
Some of them have always picked up the domain network and continue to this day.
Some of them intermittently pick up the domain network and other times join whatever other unmanaged network is available.
Some of them have stopped picking up the domain network altogether and will, no matter how many times their NICs are restarted, always join a non-domain (unmanaged) network.
When the NICs are not joining the domain, they are unable to ping hostnames of any devices on the network but nslookup of the hostnames usually works. The DC, DNS, DHCP server's IP can be pinged without issue, ipv4 or ipv6.
I am recording DNS Client Errors (ID 1014) on all of the PCs during the intervals when their NICs are identifying which network to join.

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is ad.domain.com and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve domain.com (nothing with fully qualified
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I have a situation with a computer that was once a part of a domain. Since then I have left the company, but was able to keep the computer. I accidently removed it from the domain and now I cannot reach the Login/ desktop that I once used.

Is it possible to log into this user account without it being able to validate it through the PDC. I used to be able to log in anywhere even if I wasn't connected to the internet or the domain.

I tried to create an account locally under the same user name, but it just created it this format: username.computername.


I certainly appreciate your help!

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I have a tiny network of two clients and one server and it was setup so I logged into a domain on the server. This arrangement caused problems and I no longer have a need for it so I am switching back to logging on to the local machine. Certain files are opening (or trying to open) in read only mode. When I look at the file attributes, read only is NOT selected. Permissions appear to be fine as my user is a local Administrator and that account has all permissions. Some examples:

1. I cannot open my Outlook Archive file. It says "Archive.pst cannot be opened."

2. Word files open in read only mode. I can save this under a different file name, delete the old one and then rename the second one but that's a pain. Interestingly in Explorer the icon for files that were used under the domain are different to the icons for files that have been created locally. They're both Word icons - just different types.

3. I have another application that refuses to open any files as it complains that it is read only.

I don't understand how domains work so this behavior may be normal for all I know. But is there a way to go through all my files and set them to work correctly locally?
 

A:No longer using domain - now have read only problems

Sounds like it's related to your offline file settings. Did you actually REMOVE the computer from the domain, or just start logging on to the local machine? If that's all you are doing, all of the user files for the Domain user will be in "read only" mode until you login and verify that they have not been changed by another user or from another machine.

I'm not sure of the BEST way to fix this, but I'm guessing that removing the computer from the domain would do it - you may be able to also disable Offline Files and have that do the trick. Let me snoop around a bit and I'll get back to you...
 

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Have you guys ever had a PC take itself out of the domain after a cold boot?

in a warm boot/restart the pc will stay on the domain and all the trusts work fine you can connect to it, it can connect to others but if you shut down, wait and then turn the power back on you can't log on to the domain again?!?!? you get the error " the system cannot log you on to this domain because the systems computer account in it's primary domain is missing or the password on that account is incorrect"

the only way to get back on is to log on to the local machine, put it on a workgroup, reboot, put it back on the domain, reboot and then I can log back on to the domain...

very very odd... it's running win2k advance server
 

A:pc no longer part of domain after cold boot?

Hi there!

you might want to start by disabling all non-essential services and reloading the ethernet drivers.

Check your startups for virus and spyware info as well.
If that still won't fix it, you may want to try posting in the Networking section on this site to see what they think.
Good Luck!

ST
 

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Router is an Archer TP-LINK 5400 and it holds the large several terabyte share using USB 3.  The ability to give the domain users access is limited by the RPC availability and creating a share is dependendt on RPC.  The domain error is a Samba
error.  Windows 1709 and above seems to have created the issue.   It hasn't been an issue in the past.
Help?  If there was a way to map the Samba Share permanently without cloning the huge drive - in other words, make the share work like a share?   Users are very frustrated.



R, J

A:Windows domain controller RPC unavailable and specified network name is no longer available

Here is a different method that I have noticed now that I did not earlier.R, J

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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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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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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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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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All,
I want to preface this inquiry with the following: this is a home lab environment and does not affect production systems in any way. Any information provided will be tested in a test VM prior to execution on any critical system.
I recently joined my primary home system to my lab domain. I wanted to retain all of the settings and configurations of my local system but use a domain account to login. I followed this migration write-up:
Step by Step : Migrate Local User Profile to Domain User Profile with all Settings

The gist of the migration involves adding the domain user to the ACL for the C:\Users\localUser with Full Control and propagate those permissions through the folder. This step worked without issue. Then, modify the ACL for the HKCU hive by adding the domain
user to the ACL with Full Control and propagate those permissions through the hive. This step appears to work, but some keys cannot be modified. Finally, we change the ProfileImagePath for the domain user SID under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
and reboot.
The change appears to have worked without issue. All of my settings are intact, and the look and feel is as expected. One very significant problem, however, is that the window (explorer.exe) size and location cache is not functioning. If I click on File
Explorer, the window opens as usual, but the layout is using tiles while I prefer the Details view. I change to the details view and make some other changes, clos... Read more

A:Explorer size and location cache no longer works after migrating local profile to domain profile

I figured out my own issue. Don'tcha love it when that happens?
I logged into the affected machine as the domain administrator, and when I loaded the ntuser.dat hive for the affected user, I noticed that the \Software\Classes key didn't exist. It did, however, exist for the logged on user and it appears to correlate
directly to the key under HKU\[SID]_Classes.
On a hunch, I logged back into the affected profile, drilled down to HKU\[SID]_Classes, and when I checked the permissions, I noticed that the domain user did not have explicit permissions to the key and subkeys. I added Full Control permissions, propagated
them through the key and subkeys, rebooted, et voila! Everything is back to the way it should be.
I'll be leaving a comment for Mahdi Tehrani to ensure this is done to prevent issues like I had.Ron Arestia, MCSA (Server 2012)

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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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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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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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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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My husband and I have a home network set up with two laptops. His is a Dell Inspiron 8100 and mine is a Dell Inspiron XPS. I run Windows XP Pro and his runs Windows XP Home.
Router is a Lynksys WRT400N Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless-N Router
Modem is a Motorola SB6120 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 eXtreme Broadband Cable Modem

We upgraded our modem & router a few months ago and haven't been able to get the 8100 to see the XPS, however the XPS can see the 8100. Before the upgrade both computers could communicate just fine and we were able to get into each others "My Documents" folders. I'm sure it's probably something simple, but have no idea how to fix this. We need to get it resolved quickly because we store all of our college documents on my computer, and my husband needs to be able to access them. Classes start on Tuesday! HELP!
 

A:Computer on home network can no longer see other computer

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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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hey guys i have windows xp laptop which is setup on a domain . I want to remove it from the domain without connected it on the network or using adminstrator logon. Is re-installing a new windows xp good option and will it remove it from the domain . please advise

thanks in advance !!!!

A:Remove computer from domain

Have you tried removing it from the domain and adding it to a work-group?

Re-installing Windows will definitely resolve the issue if by re-installing you're going to format the drive and re-installed.

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We purchased a new computer for my boss and his old computer is now being used by our new office assistant. I am trying to join the new computer to the domain but when I type in his user name and password I get the error that there are conflicting credentials. His old computer may be a member of the domain using his user name and password and therefore his new computer cannot use the same user name and password. Is this correct? What needs to be done?
 

A:joining a new computer to our domain

His user name and password should not affect this. I think it's talking about the computer name.

Create a new machine account for the new machine with a new name.
 

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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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If I change it name in windows, it still shows the old name at the command prompt. the error says it cannot find AD and the DNS is not correct, but it is. found sendori and removed. What am I overlooking. Thanks.

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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
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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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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Okay, so I have this computer at school, and my teacher wants me to figure out a way to make it a stand-alone computer, so its not connected to the network. How do I erase the domain so it operates as if it were a home computer?
 

A:Removing a domain from a computer.

Put it in a workgroup. Or you can just log in with a local account and not change anything. You'll need to know a local account's login info (username and password) before using either of these options. Domain login accounts don't work locally or after a computer has been removed from a domain.
 

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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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I am currently adding a client to my network and whenever i do it puts the station out with the domain controllers.

I have changed the group to domain computers and it still puts it out there! am i doing something wrong?
 

A:Adding a computer to the domain

We need to know what specific OS you are using in order to assist you
 

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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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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 ! ! ! !

thanks ! !
 

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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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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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"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 wants to perform the specific application under domain admin right for domain user account
I have try create shortcut and type:"runas /user:ComputerName\Username /savecred "C:\path\to\file.exe""
Then, I can run it and pop up the Attention. but  the application is appear "APPSCRASH", when press"Yes" 
If I type local / domain administrator account, it can run application normally.
How to fix it? The application is typing of the dead

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Hello everyone,

We are running into a somewhat peculiar issue that I have been unable to find any information about and I was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction.



Several of our Windows 7 laptops (We're working on moving to W10) have become unable to change the password for a domain account from the Change a Password screen after hitting CTRL ALT DEL. Usually when someone would select to change their password,
it would take them to the text boxes with the domain\username pre-populated, I'm sure you are familiar.

Recently, when following the same steps, an account selection screen comes up with the option to use a smart card or simply type in the username. While we are working on implementing smart cards, they are not yet in use and in fact should not even
show any options for them yet. After opting to type in a user account, rather than populating the username field with domain\username, the field remains blank with grey text saying "provider\user name" instead. If the user types in their domain\username
and attempts to change the password, they get a generic error stating it is unable to change the password.



Users are still able to use a co-workers machine to change their password from the same screen by substituting the username. Most of the affected machines are from users that work in the same team, even though those same users can change their passwords
elsewhere just fine. It appears to be isolated to specific ... Read more

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Hello,
Currently we are in the middle of a migration project. We are migrating users from child domains to the root domain of one organization.
The user accounts are migrated with powershell using Move-ADObject cmdlet. This works as expected. The SIDHistory attribute is updated correctly.
Recently we received complaints from some *migrated* users - they lost their default/custom file associations. This happens only on Windows 8/Windows 8.1.
What happens:

the user is migrated and logs onher profile loads and everything's preserved (as expected)the user clicks on a .jpeg file (previously associated with program XYZ)OS asks the user to choose a program to open the file withthe user chooses a default program XYZ and the file openswhen the user clicks on a .jpeg file again - OS asks to choose a program again
i.e. the settings are not preserved.

Our investigation shows that it is connected with the UserChoice registry key and the HASH value under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.SomeExt

According to this blog 
the HASH is calculated based on user's SID. But after the migration the user has new SID and the HASH becomes invalid and we hit this:
"However In Win 8, the registry changes are verified by a hash (unique per user and app)  that detects tampering by apps. In the absence of a valid hash, we ignore the default in the registry."
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A:File associations are lost when user account is migrated from one domain to another domain (SID changes)

Hello Petar K. Georgiev,
Please check the following article to change the registry key to change back to the default file type associations.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html
Please note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENPlease remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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I am trying to add a win 7 pro pc to a domain and I get this error " an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed"
I am running win server 2003 can anyone help?

A:error an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed

Ok I got it to work I put in the DNSserver address agine same as I did yesterday ( I must have put it in 3 or 4 times) and it din''t work I did it agine today and it worked the frist time. Thank you every one for your help
 
Derrick

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hi

i have changed the domain of the computer (from say old.net to new.net).
there is a folder shared on another machine on old.net domain. the user X was able to access it. aftter changing his domain from old.net to new.net he no longer can access that shared folder.
User X has working credentials for both domains.

on accessing it it asks for credentials. upon entering his correct user name in the format (old.net\X) he is not able to access it.

i had exactly same setup with another user Y and he was able to access data .

is there anything that i am missing ?

also accessing that folder first time asked for credentials but now it doesnt asks .. why ? there is nothign in credentials manager.

regards

A:cannot access shared folder after changing domain with old domain cred

Hello,

Have you removed/re-added the User's credentials (from the PC with shared folder) with the new domain name?
Also, make sure that the shared folder has Everyone permission in the Security Tab.

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dear all

i have a problem in adding addtional domain controller in my forest domain.

when i try to add additional; domain controller after working few miniutes it gives meessage THE ACTIVE DIRECTORY WIZARD IS UNABLE TO CONVERT THE COMPUTER TO DOMAIN CONTROLLER ACESSES DENIED

ENTER THE USER NAME AND PASSWORD OF AN ACCOUNT WITH SUFFFICIENT PREVILAGE TO CREATE AN ADDITIONA DOMAIN CONTROLLER .

But the user name has full permission he is administrator

please help me
 

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