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My laptop seems to have added itself to a domain and changed it name. It's a home laptop with no domain. How do I fix it?

Q: My laptop seems to have added itself to a domain and changed it name. It's a home laptop with no domain. How do I fix it?

Hi TechNet! So, I turned my computer on this morning and started working. Nothing unusual came up. While working I was checking the detail of an image and noticed that the Owner and Computer listing had changed to "xoCDA". I have no clue what this
is or where it came from.
I've attached some pictures for illustration. (I CAN'T ADD THEM UNTIL I'M VERIFED)

So, in picture 1 you can see I immediately searched the registry and it came up in all the right places where the old name should have been. Confusing.
In picture 2, I went through the Event Viewer and found the "The NetBIOS and DNS name of this machine have been changed..." message which threw during the first morning logon.
In picture 3 you can see how it's displaying in an image's properties.
In picture 4 you can see under the System information that it's showing the computer name, domain and workgroup settings as what they should be. It's current.
And in picture 5, you can see the modified profile name.
I've rebooted multiple times and nothing has changed. AV scans came back empty. My questions are, how could this happen? It's not that easy to just change the profile name, is it? And, the big one, how can I get it back to normal. Can I just edit it through
the reg and reboot? Thanks for taking the time!

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I set up a local user account on a company laptop that was to be used for employees who needed a lap top temporarily. I later added the laptop to the domain so that users could also use their company credentials. However after putting the computer on the domain, the local guest user account doesn't work. I went in as an admin and played with the account, it is still there and nothing has been disabled. When logging in I insert the computer-name/guest and it claims the password or domain is wrong? I just set the password and the local computer domain name is right here in front of me nothing has been inserted wrong. Is this an issue that need's to be addressed in group policy (which I need to go to someone else for) or can I solve this on the local machine? Microsoft really needs to patch these domain issues or they need to give Windows Seven log in options the flexibility XP had. Just saying

A:Laptop unable to log into local user after I added it to the domain

Hi there,

To log on locally try Computer Name\User Name. If still didn't help try creating a new User Name from Computer Management (see attached image) and see if it helps. I have switched back and forth many times between domain and local and I never experienced an issue logging on either way.


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Dear Community,

My company use around 700 desktops and laptops on a domain. our file server has a home share drive that the AD links to and then maps when a user logs onto any machine when using their domain account. my problem when I log onto my normal laptop
it says network name is no longer available. when I log onto another machine it connects and maps normally. all other servers UNC name works normally. I can ping it by DNS and IP and can RDP to it but not see any shares.

Please can you help?

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I'm in need of some desperate help. I'm an IT guy for a small architectural firm. My boss has a XP pro laptop that logins to a domain here at work. He wants to be able to go home and use print and file sharing, without having to log out of the domain and login in locally. From the research I've done, Microsoft says you cannot bring a domain into a workgroup. I understand that. I've also found some interesting ways to get around this.

I've tried setting the workgroup to the same name as the domain. I was then able to see the other PCs, but not beyond that. Next, I tried setting up a local user account on all the other PCs, with the same name and pass as his laptop. I was then able to use the shared printer, but still cannot access the shared files on other PCs. But I can see the directories. I've gone through all the settings and file and print sharing settings I can think of. Both networks are working off DHCP, and the entire network at home is wireless. I've also tried all this with the XP firewall off. Maybe I'm missing a setting somewhere.

With so many people with laptops at work, I can't believe that there is not a solution yet for them to come home and connect to their home networks. There has to be some way of doing this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Laptop on Domain to home workgroup

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Just purchased a laptop and it is running windows xp pro. At work I log into a domain and today finally got that to work on my personal laptop.

Until now I could use my home lan by signing on.

Now that I modified the login so can log onto domain, I can not figure out how to log in and access my lan resources at home.

any suggestions would be great.

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I'm using an my office laptop (Win 2000) which is a member of a Domain at work at home on a wireless network where the other computers are on a workgroup.

I can access the internet, and ping the other computers on the home network. I cannot browse the workgroup, share files or printers on the home workgroup.

I understand this maybe due to the domain set up on my office laptop, but the guys at work have discouraged me from changing the domain settings.

Is there anyway I can share files and use the printers at home from my wireless network on my office laptop?

A:Office Laptop (with Domain) on a home workgroup

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I was trying to get my daughters laptop on our home wireless network to transfer files to a new laptop. The original laptop was from her college with the domain listed as her college. I was not able to get the laptop on the network and while trying different things I changed the domain to the home network name, and somewhere amongst the different things I was trying the domain box is now missing from the logon screen and the user name/password that was previously working is now not recognized. Lookin at some previous posts I have tried safe mode and also the administrator and no password logon. She is changing colleges and all I need is to get access to the files to copy them off before the laptop is given back to her school. At this point I will copy them to a flash drive so I don't even need it to work on the network, I just need to access the files.

A:Can't log on to XP Home, Domain changed & now not displayed at logon

You can get the domain logon back by rejoining the lappy top the domain. And you can do that only on the college network and it can be done only by knowing a domain admin account.

There are tools that can clear the local administrator password for you.

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I ignorantly changed to a home network on an old work laptop and then restarted. My old login credentials do not work. I have a lot of docs, files, etc. saved on my c drive under my old domain login. I have the Administrator pasword, but do not know what to do to get "re-authorized" into my old domain account? or to reset the computer to a time before I made that change? Any help?

A:Changed work domain to home network. Going Back?

To get "re-authorized" in the old domain you would have to connect the computer to the domain and have it rejoined to the the domain by someone with the required domain privileges.

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We have a remote user using windows 7 pro 32 bit and  cisco vpn on his laptop.
The remote user is prompted to change his password while he is connected to the domain during the vpn session.  He follows the prompts to the change the password.
When he performs the following Ctlr+Alt+Del, selects lock, and now tries to unlocks the laptop with the new password he  receives the message of 
?The trust relationship  between this workstation and the primary domain failed?
In order to get into the laptop   the remote user restarts the laptop and uses the old password with his domain username.
Even though he is vpn into the network  the remote user  is unable to gain access to any network resources since domain password was changed.
VPN password and domain password are different.  The Cisco VPN username/password account is keep on the ASA.  The domain username/password is keep on a Microsoft server. 

Does anybody know how to get the changed domain password onto the laptop while VPN?

Thank YOU!

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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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I am trying to set up company laptops to the domain.
I get the error
Computer Name Changes:
A domain controller for the domain rege.local could not be contacted.

Ensure that the domain name is typed correctly,

If the name is correct see details for troubleshooting information,

Note this is intended for a network administrator.... <snip>

The error was "DNS name does not exist"
(error code 0x0000232b RCODE_Name_Error

The query was for the SRV record for the Ldap_tcp.dc_msdcs.rege.local

Common causes of this error include the following.

-The DNS SRV is not registered int he DNS.

One of more of the following zones do not include delegation to its child zone.

[the root zone]
I can Ping the server
I can use the internet which is managed by the server
I enabled NETBios
The ipconfig of the laptop looks right to me.

This is an issue on 5 laptops = all laptops I mirrored months ago but now have to set up for the domain of the office. These are all TRUECRYPTed laptops and work fine save for I can not set them up for the domain.

The other 8 laptops not mirrored work fine see the domain and are happy. These too are TRUECRYPTed laptops.

A:Laptop does not see Domain

Self Bump.

When I ipconfig/all these quirky laptops Primary DNS suffix is blank -- I assume that is cause its not seeing the domain. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A bit about my agency. We are a non-profit Mental Health Housing and Support agency. I am very stingy with my limited budget and try to use boards and forums before I call in the real egghead. (I am A+ and Network certified but don't claim to know everything)

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My requirement is like Someone is added my computer in domain or not, if added the computer in domain,
i want to read this newly domain name before reboot the system, using c#
Deepak Sharma

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I have an XP laptop on a domain... I also want to take this laptop home and use it on my home network... Is there a way I can switch between the 2 easily with a display config or a docked user and non-docked user??

A:XP Laptop on Domain and workgroup

What kind of network do you have at home?

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I have about 10 computers on my NT domain. Two NT Server Domain Controllers, about 7 desktops w/ win2k, a laptop with XP Home and a laptop with win2k. All of the computers are working fine except the win2k laptop. I have tried to add it to the domain but I get an error saying: "An error occurred to join the domain. The account is not authorized to log in from this station." I then try to map a network drive to any one of the domain computers and get a message: "\\server is not accessible." "The account is not authorized to log in from this station." When I browse the network, I can see the domain, but when I click it no computers are visible. Any ideas?

A:Win2k laptop not working with NT domain

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I have a Dell E6400 laptop that drops from my domain nearly everyday for the last 6 days.

I renamed it, removed the entry in AD and ran Galry Utilities. IT keeps dropping over and over.

User has nothing special ont eh machine, XP sp3, office 2007 with sp2 She does not even have local admin rights

We had one other laptop do this, we ended up reimaging . that worked, but I'd hate to do that if at all possible

Most tech sites have a a posting like this, all are unanswered.

Lost on this one. Any help woudl be great

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Hey guys!

Really sorry if this is in the wrong category or something, but I'm new to this site and was a bit confused. I have an Acer Aspire Laptop 5315 with 802.11b/g WLAN on it. Been connecting wirelessly to my Netgear router perfectly for the past year. Working completely fine as of yesterday. Turned it on and I'm only getting local internet on it which isn't good. I clicked the icon for diagnose and repair, and the dreaded following came up:

"There may be a problem with your Domain Name Server (DNS) configuration. Windows failed to find the well known host "www.microsoft.com" using DNS. The server may be down."

I have a desktop PC that is connected via an ethernet cable via the router which is working fine (hence me writing this) so I know it is not the router. I can connect to the router from my laptop.

I read a few sites on the internet about pinging IP addresses and also changing the settings on the Internet Protocols and also using an OpenDNS for the itnernet, none of these are working.

I'm a Student Nurse, and I depend on my laptop for completing assignments and also talking to my tutors via Blackboard software, so I feel like I'm lost completely! I can't go on using this pc as it's my mothers and I don't live here, I live on my own.

ipconfig log is this:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\nico>ipconfig /all

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A:Problem with Domain Name Server (DNS) on laptop!

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School is starting, so I was asked to get a laptop from the school. I tried to sign into the credentials the school gave me at home, but it said my domain isn't available. here is the message word for word.
"We cant sign in with this credential because your domain isn't available. make sure your device is connected to your organizations network and try again. if you previously signed in on this device with another credential, you can sign in with that
I am stuck here and have no where to go. I would be greatly appreciated if you guys can help me out.
Thanks, Carlos 

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hello there i have a Laptop With a D-Link WIFI PCMIA Card and the laptop has no Lan card installed so my only way to connect to my Router is via loging onto my local account on the Laptops harddrive but i want to make my home network to every computer has to logon over the network but everytime i try to on the laptop it cannot connect as the WIFI connection to the router is not connected but when i use a LAN cable on any of the other PC's it works fine.

I have searched for a few hours and found no solution so any help would be greatly appreciated.

All The systems have XP Pro with Service pack 2


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I tried to add my work laptop to a workgroup (see attached image from where I did it.  Note that this image was taken from my home PC where I am on a workgroup, and I just put a sample domain in the image).
Didn't ask for a password or anything.  When I rebooted, I could not log on.  Turns out I was removed from the company domain, and the username/password required to log on was that of the original individual who images the laptop.
IT tells me there is no way to add me back, and my only recourse is to reimage the laptop!
Is there any options?  The harddrive is encryped, however, I have obtained the encryeption key and could access it now from another PC.

A:Can't logon to laptop after removed from company domain

I'm not sure about the encryption part but Microsoft provides a set of tools to Volume Licensing clients called  Diagnostics and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT) it includes a tool to change the password for local accounts called LockSmith you need to have Administrator access to be able to rejoin the domain.
My understanding is that changing the password for a user this way will break the encryption (make documents unreadable) but it can be restored by using a backup of the encryption key for that user.

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Iím new to this forum, am not a techie, donít think Iím asking for help in doing anything illegalÖso please let me know if anyone can help me. I stupidly followed someoneís advice to rename my work computer laptop in order to bypass admin rights, and now I canít log on to laptop to set it back to how it was originally. My laptop was set up as a network computer that required my network login to gain access to Windows (XP Professional). So since I renamed my computer and removed myself from the domain, it will no longer allow me to log on to my laptop at all.

I tried to boot up in safe mode, (so that I could try to set it back to how it was) but it still comes up with the Windows login screen that won't accept my network login. Is there anyway that I can bypass this in order to put myself back onto the domainÖwithout having to admit to my IT department what I did?

A:How to add laptop back to domain w/o admin rights

Talk to your work's IT department.

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we have built a new 2003 domain for legacy and I need the users to be able to use their existing local profile on their XP machines when they added to the new domain, the users will have the same usernames carried across. What registry key should
I change to get this result?

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Can anyone help??

I am having trouble with my Windows XP Pro.
I have two user accounts on my laptop, one is a domain account (work) and the other is the local account. Ever since I connected this laptop to my work domain I am unable to connecto to broadband anywhere else.

For example, I can connect to the internet fine when I am on the work network. However, when I am at home and logged into the local account I am unable to connect to the internet (whether it be wired or wireless).

I spoke to an IT friend of mine who (after going through a few steps) said that my local account seems to be using my domain account server to access the net.

Any help would be appreciated as it is driving me mad . Only other option I have is to reinstall.


A:Domain and Local user account problems on my laptop.

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I am using a domain-joined laptop with Windows 7 Professional at work. Now I am trying to integrate it into my home network (which consists mainly of a Windows XP Professional SP3 desktop).
After enabling a guest account and sharing on the WinXP machine, I am able to access shared folders on the WinXP desktop from the Win7 laptop (which is not too bad).

However, I was not able to access shared folders on the Win7 laptop from the WinXP PC, not even after enabling all advanced sharing features and disabling the firewall. Both using the computer name \\HAL and the IP address \\ gives me a "Windows cannot find..." error. Pinging the Win7 laptop works though.

I wouldn't like to leave the domain to join the local workgroup and am not desperate enough for a dual boot installation or other major work-arounds I have come across (especially since sharing the other way around works). But maybe some of you guys have a suggestion what else I could try.

Thanks a lot for your help.

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This laptop (1 year old with Win XP Pro) was set up to use a specific domain login for a large client/server network. It is now being used in a different location with a small peer to peer network which uses simple file and printer sharing. The forced domain login throws a wrench into trying to share files and a printer in the new P2P workgroup. Even tried using the domain name as the workgroup name. The PCs on the P2P are recognized by names but you cannot do any browsing. Simply. . . how the heck do you remove the domain login configuration from the system (it will not be used in the domain any more). I thought this would be an easy task, but apparently not. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Please just let me know if you need any more info.

A:Solved: Remove network domain login from laptop

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I recently aquired a laptop from a job I am working on.  It is a Folio 9470m running Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit.  I wanted to do a factory restore / recover on it, but it appears that those options have been hidden or removed.  I have a few questions: -Am I able to remove the corporate domain settings from the laptop?  The company logo shows up in the Control Panel>System page.  There is a company prompt when the laptop starts up after you press Control/Alt/Delete to login. -If there is no way to factory restore / recover the laptop, is it possible to obtain the OS / recovery material from HP?  This laptop has to CD/DVD tray so I don't know how I would even introduce the OS / recovery media. Thanks,Mark

A:Delete corporate domain or factory recover laptop

Hi, I don't know the rules of your company BUT please check with them first. This is a very simple matter: keep the job or get sacked. Regards.

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I have just moved into an apartment and am sharing with 3 other people who have been here several months. For two days, all was ok with my internet connection (the router is in my room and has factory settings).
But tonight, whenever I try to connect to certain sites ie gambling etc, I get a webpage saying
"This domain is blocked.
Sorry, xxxxx.com has been blocked by your network administrator.
This site was categorized in: gambling
Contact your network administrator"

The address is www.block.opendns.com.

But all my friends computers work fine and they can access the " blocked" sites and I can do on my smartphone while connected to the same router.

We have no administrator here, so why only my laptop?

Thank you in advance

A:Blocked Domain by administrator. But only my laptop in private apartment???

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I have a IBM Thinkpad that was setup for use on a domain. I know I have a trojan that has affected my ability to start my computer normally. After I enter in my username and password I let it sit for over eight hours today but I never came to the desktop. I could move the cursor but I never was able to access the desktop.

When I tried to access safe mode I don't know any of the local user names or passwords. I also don't know the admin password.

What options do I have to access safe mode or somehow clear this trojan? I was told I had a trojan before I restarted my computer.

A:Solved: Not able to access safe mode on a laptop setup on a domain

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I have a laptop with all the latest updates installed. Legally licensed Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit ed. Running Avast anti virus.
Last thing I did was install a single windows update, I don't remember the update's number, but I remember the download size was less than 2Mb. I don't think the update has anything to do with this.. After successfully installing and rebooting, the laptop boots up normally and I get to the logon screen. After I enter my password I get the following error::
the group policy client service failed the logon access is denied
​ Most of the posts I've found online are for computers part of a domain. For independent machines, the common advice is to logon with another user, which I don't have. What I've tried so far ::
boot to repair mode and create another user and add to users group via command prompt >> user still not showing on logon screen
boot to repair mode and create another user with administrator rights via command prompt >> user still not showing on logon screen
Boot to repair mode and scanning hard drive >> clean Repair startup 3 consecutive times >> same error message boot to safe mode >> same problem
Then I narrowed down the problem ::
boot to repair mode and run regedit. The registry key

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\gpsvc key data
has the value

%windir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs instead of GPSvcGroup

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A:group policy client service failed non-domain laptop

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I was going to take my Suface 2 with Windows 8 out of my office domain and just use it independently of the domain. I changed to a workgroup name and now I cannot log in. I am using the same password I was using before the change to the workgroup, but Windows 8 tells me that the password is incorrect. I had to supply administrator credentials to effect the change from domain to workgroup, which I did. I have also tried the administrator password, but to no avail. Any thoughts on why I cannot log in?

A:Changed from Domain to Workgroup and cannot log in

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Ok, so I just messed up really really bad. On my dad's work laptop, theres a domain for the workplace which he signs into. Today I wanted to share a file between that laptop and my desktop, because I had no flashdrives or anything to copy it on. I searched a bit on how to do it and someone had posted on a site that both computers should have the same workplace. So, without really knowing what the hell I was doing, I changed the workplace on my dad's work laptop. Now thats the big problem, he won't be able to login and i dont know what to do. I've read that you need to login as a Local Admin now. My Dad is asleep right now and when he'll go to work he'll find this problem. I don't think theres anything I can do to fix this, but if there is a way, please tell me

Also, once he knows of the problem, will it be easy to fix it? Will the tech guys at the office easily be able to get him back into the domain? I hope its a quick process or I am screwed

A:Changed from domain to workplace, can't log in now.

His tech guys at his office will have to fix it. Make sure you tell him when he wakes up otherwise you will be wasting more of his time.

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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?


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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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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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.
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

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I have a situation where a laptop always ends up have a connection error when trying to establish a screen share using Miracast. Shockingly this phenomenon began right after joining the lenovo laptop to active directory domain. I have attempted to solve the problem by first uninstalling and reinstalling the dual wireless driver.Secondly Modified Wireless Network Policy Permissions in order resolve the problem by way of going to the Network Permissions tab within the wireless network policy and then in the policy setting Don't allow WiFi Direct groups and unchecking this setting.Also specifically for WIDI Config Firewall Exception Rules. I went into Windows Firewall Area via Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Firewall > Allow program or feature through firewall . Selected Wireless display and Allowed for Domain, Private and Public. Then click allow another app. Browse and navigated to C:\Windows\System32\WUDFHost.exe and added this rule.I also checked the policies Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings >Security Settings > Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) PoliciesDouble clicked the setting for wireless policies and a dialog box appeared. Opened the Network Permissions tab and selected Allow everyone to create all user profiles.Finally opened regedit on laptop and then checked if the following registry entry Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Wireless with the intention t... Read more

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Hi - I have a PC loaded with XP pro that I had been using at work that I now have given to my daughter for use at home. At home, I have a workgroup network established - so I wanted to remove the domain requirement from the logon on this computer so I went ahead and changed the network ID using the Network ID Wizard (System properties -- right click off "My Computer")- in retrospect , I think this was a big mistake. I chose the option that said "This computer is for home use and is not part of a business network".
I restarted my computer and now I cannot get passed the XP Pro Logon screen. I do know the original Admin password, but it keeps saying it will not take it. It no longer gives me the option to enter a domain when I login.
Is there anything I can do to get access back into the machine? Anyone, please HELP! Thanks!

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I am using Outlook 2000 to access my Exchange 5.5 email server. When I send email to a specific domain, I get a message that it was undeliverable and the userís email address has been modified.

For example: I email [email protected], and my company domain is COMPANY.COM, the message comes back that [email protected] could not be reached. Sometimes it comes back with garbage characters attached to it, for example [email protected].

I have updated and ran full virus scans and Ad Aware spyware scans, but I still have the problem.

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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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I just realized that on October 3, 2003 that my Group Name and
Domain was changed. My logs do not indicate what happened,
nor do I recall downloading or changing anything at that time.

I'm having problems. recently I found my Guest Account Profile
was missing and I could not open another user account either.
I fixed that yesterday with the help of dai but I still am plaqued
with other minor irratations, such as:
Can not login into Hotmail
Can not view several forums.
Can not Restore to a Prior Date.
Can not access Firewall or Virus Scan logs.
My toolbars frequently disappear and need to be reset.
Actually, the list goes on. But those are the most irratating.

I'm on my way to buy a truckload of CD's to backup my files.
I'm considering a complete reinstall. But I would like to know
what may have caused these problems. Security precautions
were taken prior to ever going online. I have never seen a virus,
and a HijackThis Log appears fairly clean.


A:Who or What changed Group Nmae & Domain?

No suggestions?

I backed up all of my persoanl files and programs.

But it would be helpful to learn what caused this and
if there is a way to fix it without a complete reinstall?


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Hi, I have an old work laptop that I want to connect to my home network. The id that I use on the laptop is associated with a domain (from work). When I tried to add the laptop to the home network, I took my id off the domain. As a result, when I rebooted, I can't log in. Luckily, I got the admin id and pw and was able to log in to the laptop. However, when I created a new user id, I can't get the new id to reflect the profile of the old id. In essence, I do not want to reset my application options, wallpaper, startup programs, etc. I want the new id to have the exact setup and prefences as the old one. I have tried the following:

1. using the copy profile dialog, but, this didn't work since the old profile didn't show on the list
2. created an user id that is the same as the old user id, but, the profile didn't attach to the new id's profile. A new profile was created with difference in the profile name.
3. tried to copy everything from old profile under documents and setting to new profile. Files copied included hidden files, os files. This didn't work either. Some setting preferences were there but many were missing.

Is there anyway I can reset my old user id so that it is attached to the old profile or anyway to get my old profile and all settings and preferences to be associated with the new id? Thank you.

A:changed from domain and lost profile

When you created the new user, did you first delete the old user, keep the files then create the new one useing the exact name as the old one? . . That will usually bring back the original settings and files

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I'm running into a problem with connecting to network drives over a VPN. The common difference is whether or not the computer is part of the domain by default.

1) Computers connecting to VPN using local account on computer: Prompted for a domain login when attempting to use the network drives. Can get in.

2) Computers connecting to VPN using a domain account (but on another network): Unable to connect. Specific error changed based on below info.
A) Computer logged on and connected to an outside network. Never connected to domain network: Can't find folder error.
B) Connects to domain network at some point before connecting to an outside network and using VPN: Might be in use error, attached.

A:VPN Network Shared Drive Error Domain/Non-Domain Differences

Sounds more like the network the VPN connection puts you in has trouble making kerberos connections to domain controllers, but NTLM connections work fine (kerb might be blocked). The errors are likely bogus if you can get #1 to work - if the computer is connected to a domain it's going to want to use Kerb before NTLM, and if the machine still has (what it thinks is) a viable kerb ticket, it's going to try and validate that with a DC (to achieve auth), and if this fails, so does the connection.

This may not actually be the case, of course, but it sure has the symptoms of it.

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when i add win 7 client machine to a domain i got this error " an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain contrller in the domain being joined has failed" how to solve it . plz help

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I hit major problems yesterday when a power surge killed my server (despite ups/surge protection!). We have a small set up of 15 win2k machines and one Windows server 2003 all connected under a domain.

Basically all user machines were unaffected but my only method of getting us up and running was installing a fresh version of 2003 server on a new machine. i followed this guide and configured it to use the same domain as last time (hoping that all the client machines would carry on as they were before the server out). i've managed to set up access to shared drives hosted on the network. That is working.

However i am now having these problems on all client machines

Client machines cannot connect to shared printers from another client machine. - Logging on as an administrator to their machine locally (not domain) you can add and print. Simply changing their policies to admin does not allow them access.
Each machines is still connected to the domain (so it says) but if you take them off and try to put them back on the domain i get this error:the following error occurred attempting to join the domain " ". network path was not found
If somebody can help me out i would be very gratefull. I'm alright with basic networking but have never installed Win server from fresh. I like to think i've just missed a simple checkbox or similar!? I've basically followed the guide and have done little else in way of changes, so you should be able to get a good i... Read more

A:Complete Domain Issue! Shared printers & adding domain

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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.


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


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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Here is the scoop ... Two networks connected via frame relay line. Two different PDCs and domain names. Can ping internal IP address, but can not browse through Network Neighborhood. Set up WINS on both and when trying to get them to share info I get Connection was aborted by the remote WINS in the event log. I can see the IP addresses for the remote network through the DHCP manager. Any ideas on what I should do to be able to browse the remote network and also set it up so that I can administer it remotely, would be greatly appreciated.

A:{Advice Offered} - Domain Browsing in a Multi-Domain Environment

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