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Q: Add workgroup to domain computer

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

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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 have a personal laptop that my employer has loaded Novell logon and connected to their domain.

Our home computers are in a different workgroup, and the printer is connected to the main computer for our wireless router system.

Every time I turn the computer on at home I have to search My Network Places, find the main computer and connect to the printer.

Do you have any advice concerning how to configure the laptop computer to remain in the work domain, but also to be a part of the home workgroup?

A:Computer Domain and Workgroup Connections

They are running a Windows Domain environment and a Netware environment? When I worked for the School District we just had all the computers set to one workgroup. It didn't really matter what it was because no printers or applications relied on being in a specific workgroup.

I really wouldn't mess with the settings your work has on your computer. If you remove it from the Domain, you won't be able to put it back on the Domain.

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Trying to get rid of an old user profile which became disconnected from its account months ago. It has very similar name to Computer Name and main Admin Account created by my husband in 2013 when we bought a new Mesh Computer with OEM Windows Home Premium ready installed.

I have created a new User Account with Admin privileges and a password named
nee W..........

I have transferred the files from the floating User Profile (Marie) and am about to try emptying the User Profile associated with the main Admin Account (Marie-PC) to the Public Folders preparatory to copying them to the new User Admin Account.

The trouble is that I cannot delete the Marie User Profile and I really need to because my computer seems to think the two accounts are somehow identified with each other and installed programmes and other stuff keep turning up in it. When I first tried to delete it, I found I was actually deleting a lot of the Marie-PC Admin User Profile contents as well.

At present I need the old Admin Account to use Win... Read more

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I use a Dell D800 laptop at work which is on a domain. When I hook up the notebook to my local area network at home I can not access the XP computer that is one of the computers on my workgroup network at home. The laptop can hook up to the other Windows 2000 professional computers on the workgroup network and all of these computers can also hook up to the Windows XP system. I use a Linksys wireless router to access my home workgroup network. All other aspects of the network function properly I can even VPN into my domain network at work. The workgroup IP for router is with a Linksys router is set up as a DHCP server a signing IP addresses in the range of through 150. A router subnet is If I go into the router set up I can find the IP address assigned to the XP computer by looking in the DHCP client table. If I then search for the computer using this IP address I can find and access the XP computer. However I cannot find it when I search for the computer by its name. Any assistance in resolving this problem would be greatly appreciated.

A:Win2K domain computer can not see XP machine on workgroup LAN

lets keep this simple, Windows 2k and Windows XP, dont work well together..

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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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Hi everybody,

i am new to these forums and i have a problem...

until now in my office we had computers that were a part of a workgroup meaning personal computers for everyone...but recently my boss has said that all these computers will now use a domain account and local accounts on the systems will be deleted and only administrator accounts will be kept on the system....which we dont get access to........

the problem is that he also said that he can even take screenshots of what we are doing from the server.....ALL my colleagues are worried that if that happens all our privacy hits the bucket....

i know he does have the right to know what we are doing on HIS COMPUTERS but taking screenshots would be too much...

so please guys can u tell me is that possible or he is really bluffing??????

we have windows xp on the work compyters and the server is using windows server 2003

Please could u also tell what all he can from that server so that we might as well avoid it all together...


A:Solved: Privacy issue for computer moved from workgroup to Domain

Actually, he does have the right to take screen shots or anything else he should desire for company computers. With the proper tools, he can see anything that happens on those computers, and if you're doing company work, that shouldn't be an issue.

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I would like quidance on the best way of deleting an old domain user account.
The user account (call it domact1) does not show up in the User Accounts Control Panel.  The local users do, (I expected that) but is still listed in the directory.  Many of the files and folders have been deleted, but it is still there. 
The computer is no longer in the domain, in fact the domain does not exhist any longer.
Domact1 does not appear in the Local Account listing (as expected).  It does appear in c:\users\  Information is normally hidden (you can change the view settings and permissions).  I would expect that deleting a local account also deletes
registry information for the user account.  How should I delete the account.  I suspect that I can just delete the C:USERS\DOMACT1 directory and  subdirectories (I have not tried that) or is there a way to also delete all the registry entries
also?  I also have the local domain administrator account.
Running Windows 7 Professional 32bit.
Thanks is advance.

A:What is the correct way to delete a Domain Profile (user acct) from a WorkGroup computer?

Right click Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings. On the Advanced tab, choose the Settings-button under User Profiles. Delete the profile you want deleted.

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i m using sify network.my one computer is in domain and other two is in work group.that is why i m not able to connect all to internet on all PC.i connected it through LAN file sharing is possible but have no internet connection. when i m using this internet connection to my laptop alone it connected and i m able to use internet.
bt i want to use internet on my three PC .
tell me what i hv to do

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What is the difference between a domain and a workgroup? I have two, soon to be 3 computers on a workgroup and i was wondering, what are some advantages disadvantages of each? Thanks.

A:domain vs a workgroup

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I have a laptop computer that I use at work on a domain and I take home every day and use on a workgroup the problem is that the computer can't see the other computers on the workgroup I can type in there ip and view them but can't see them by name and they can't see this computer by name or ip. My laptop has xp pro and all the other computers on the workgroup have xp home.


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I've just change jobs and am using the same laptop. An administrator at the new co. used the administrator rights to change the network config. from domain to workgroup. My user profile no longer works, the only way to login to my laptop now is with the administrator id, and my outlook .pst file associated with my userid has disappeared. Is this recoverable, the domain that was deleted doesn't exist on the new network. HELP?

Searching for the .pst as administrator only returns a result that is over 2 years old. Is there anyway to restore all of the setting from my username with the new workgroup settings?

A:Domain to Workgroup

You might can get the .pst file back by trying to import it.

Do a search as administrator on the laptop for .pst

Make a note of where they are located. It will probably indicate a profile with your old login name from your old account.

Then go into Outlook and go to file import and import the old.pst.

This will only work if the new administrator did not delete the old profile from your computer.

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Any advice on the following would be appreciated.

I have a small LAN at home, set up as a workgroup. It consists of 4 PC's as follows -

2 - XP Pro PC's
1 - XP Home PC
1 - Windows 2000 Pro laptop

I may want to add another 2 PC's at some stage.

1 of the XP Pro PC's shares its dial up internet with the workgroup via ICS through an 8 port mini switch.

All seems to work OK but sometimes the PC's seem to take an age to show the rest of the PC's in the workgroup. Also at times the whole network seems to hang for up to 20 seconds.

I was thinking of changing the OS of the XP Home PC to Windows 2000 Server and creating a domain instead of a workgroup.

1. What are the merits of doing this, and is it really worth doing?

- I am assuming DNS and WINS set up may help cure my network hanging but believe this is only possible if i create a domain?

A:Domain or workgroup

I think you'll be sorry you got into fooling around with a server, unless you have a specific need for it. Have you considered installing NETBEUI protocol on all the machines? This frequently solves workgroup browsing issues. For XP, here's the Microsoft way: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;301041

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I am on a DOMAIN right now on my laptop, however I want to set up a home wireless network and told by a friend that I need to change that to workgroup.

I changed it before - and I seemed to have lost the WHOLE profile, and all my desktop icons, and structure of my windows.

Anyone know of a way to accomplish this, without losing anything?

A:Domain vs Workgroup

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I am in the process of trying out some tests when using ATA and had a couple of questions.
I want to compare and contrast the difference between using ATA in a Domain environment, and using ATA in a workgroup environment.

What are the specific requirements or processes needed when deploying ATA in a Domain environment and in a workgroup environment? Is there any different settings that must be done depending on whether its Domain or Workgroup? Could someone please let me
know the differences between both, regarding the setting and deployment of ATA?
Also, what are the differences regarding what can be done and can't be done with ATA (and all of its functions, features) when being used in a Domain enviroment VS a Workgroup environment??

I really need a detailed information regarding these differences and hope someone can help me out!

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Hi Friends,

We have a LAN with a domain. There is one pc that is not connected to domain, but IP address are configured correctly. I need to connect a printer that is connected to a client under domain. Can anyone help me to solve this issue?

A:Workgroup and Domain

http://www.computergeeksonline.net/basics/add-network-printer.aspPut yourself on the domain first. Have to do it if the printer is locally connected.

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ive got two computers running windows xp pro (i:home computer ii notebook) ive got a workgroup network setup between them. ive been reading some microsoft web sites which make out that a domain is better but my question is do you need a server install on a seperate computer to make a domain or can i make a domain between two xp pro machines.

A:domain or workgroup???????

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I was on a domain sys and i changed over to a workgroup now i cant log in when w2k boots up. Is there a way to fix this without a complete reinstall

Thank you


Change to a workgroup login. Right click on My Computer and select properties, go to the Network ID tab and click the properties button

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I am in network (in a workgroup without a domain and without a server) of about 10 computers and of late security has become an issue. I was thinking of installing a network server to manage access to network resources, do i need a domain or the workgroup without a domain can be managed using the active directory in windows server?

A:Workgroup or Domain, which is best?

You need to set up a domain for central management.. Mind you, you can use Samba and a free operating system to set up a NT style domain for free.

How is security an issue? All your users have the same username? Or everyone knows the admin password?

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This is probably a simple question but here goes.

I have recently been put in charge of our company network of 20 windows xp computers all set up in a workgroup. I have suggested that we install a windows 2003 server and change to a domain stucture for easier administration (and easier on my legs).

What i want to know is is this a good or bad idea for the quantity of computers as i think that 10 computers is the most for a workgroup (especially in a company).

Also i have to convince my boss that its a good idea (if it is) any suggestions.

Thanks in advance

A:Domain Or Workgroup

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I have 3 pc's running through my linky and out to my cable service, my question is can I turn 1 of my machines into a domain or can I only use a workgroup, right now it is set up as a workgroup but I wanted to play around with the domain factor.

A:Domain of workgroup?

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Heres the deal...we want to split up our two domains into smaller groups...I mean, have certain people in a groupA and certain people in groupB, while both groupA and groupB are in the same domain...I know this is possible in win98 and was wondering if anyone had any ideas here...

ps we have a mix of 98 and 2000 clients...the 2000 ones are the ones im inquiring about... let me know if i need to be more clear..


A:workgroup & domain?

What is your goal with this setup? Do you just want to restrict access to certain files/folders/servers/share/etc.?

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I switched my network from a Domain that was UN & PW protected (I have both of these) to a workgroup because I no longer work for the company where I was using my laptop.
The system was not set with a UN & PW prior to joining their Domain, so I wouldnt think it would ask me for a logon to the system.
Any options that anyone would know of would be great.
**Note** This is not a UN & PW question.......I have that info.....for the old Domain at least


A:Domain to Workgroup

Is this what you are looking for? How to change computers over from a domain to a workgroup

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A friend has a small printing business with 6 PCs and two Macs.
The server is a Dell Poweredge 2650 that's near death, and one tech refuses to work on it any more-it's at least 12 years old and apparently has at least one bad drive. The only thing on the server is files.
He wants to avoid the expense of replacing the server (Times are a little tight).
He's moving the business in a few weeks to a smaller place.
What's the disadvantage of switching to a Workgroup (All the PCs are XP Pr o with one Win7 Pro).
Can he use an NAS device to serve files and get satisfactory speed?
This is outside my expertise, so any thoughts are welcome.

A:Domain to Workgroup

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My workplace consists of a bunch of PC's used in the main business of Traffic Engineering, and then a few other PC's setup as a small internet CAFE (sort of a hobby of my boss). We recently did some renovating so the CAFE has been out of action, and before we open the doors again we would like to resolve some security issues regarding network access.

I guess I should start with a rundown of our current network setup:
Windows 2000 server

Proxy Server for internet connection. IIRC the proxy server is its own workgroup (or is that domain?)

Engineering PC's belong to own domain

CAFE PC's were previously in engineering domain (using a restricted access account). However, recently the setup has been changed such that the CAFE machine now all belong to the same workgroup. I think the idea was to have CAFE users only log onto the machines locally as an extra security measure to protect our server.
The problem is that, changes to the network setup have been put in place while we were under going renovations. As such, the CAFE machines were not operating, and only one machine has been configured by the (external) techy.

My boss has now asked that I setup the remaing machines, but I am having real problems arriving at the desired results.

Ideally, I would like the CAFE machine to be be able to logon to the domain as required (they are periodicall required by the Engineering section), and to a... Read more

A:Integrating Domain and Workgroup

Are all of these PC's on the same LAN or are these seperate lans?

If they are the same lan then this -

Ideally, I would like the CAFE machine to be be able to logon to the domain as required (they are periodicall required by the Engineering section), and to also have a local logon that still enables file sharing between the other CAFE machines (but no domain access).

I get partial results, but nothing completly perfect. Here is a description of what I tried:
I joined a workgroup on the CAFE machine, but I did get any logon options at startup (to log either locally or to the domain), just username and password.Click to expand...

Would not matter much at the last part - not getting a domain prompt matters not one bit. You log on as a local user and then if you want to connect to anything on the domain like a shar just go to run and type in \\IP\Share and you get the prompt for a username and password

So next, I added a Network ID, and joined the domain. This gave me the desired logon options (ie local or domain), but I seemed to be able to access some shared domain folders when I log on locally, which I don't want local accounts to do.Click to expand...

This part means you need to address domain security by checking the user groups the new user belongs to or tightening down the shares you don't want this new user to get to....

I would not give the casual user a domain login thats almost asking for trouble.

Ideally, I ... Read more

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after domain to workgroup changes unable to log on windows xp pls give me a solution

A:workgroup to domain change

What error do you receive?

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I couldn't answer!!!
Difference between domain and workgroup....
Domain is secure and workgroup is not
Please clear my concepts..

A:Stunned!! Workgroup and Domain

Domain would be with a server controlling login access, workgroup is peer-to-peer.

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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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How would one figure out if a group of computers connected to a LAN had either a Domain or Workgroup network configuration? Thanks for answers.

A:Figure out if domain or workgroup?

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Need help please. We've got a single Domain Windows 2000 server in our office, which a number of employees access from Laptops with Windows 2000 Pro.

We recently opened a branch office which these employees are now working out of half the time. There is a PC in the branch office with a printer for them to use over the network there. There is no server at the branch office, just a router so they can share interenet access and hopefully share files and the printer.

My problem is, when they log on to their laptops at the remote office, they are attempting to log onto our Domain (which of course cannot be reached when they are not in the main office). This is not a problem, the computer still logs them on and the router works great for internet access.

The problem is they cannot even see the PC that is sharing the printer up there, which is of course on a Workgroup, not on the Domain. I can solve the problem by switching the laptop off the Domain and onto the Workgoup, but then I would have to get it back on the Domain next time they came down to the main office. And, when leaving the Domain, a new user profile is created with the same username, requiring tweaking to get their settings back.

So I quess i'm looking for somehow to allow them to log onto our Domain when they are in the main office, and still be able to use the Printer that is shared on the Workgroup in the remote office....without constantly changing settings.

Seems like this would be a fairly common... Read more

A:Domain/Workgroup Problem

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When migrating a XP workgroup to W2K domain what are the specific steps required to insure that users Links, Internet favorite, email folders and accounts and desktop links and folders are available to the user once the system is joined to a domain and the user logs onto the domain?
TIA- Mark

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I have an old laptop running Windows XP that I have been using from my previous employer. The laptop was configured to use a domain access. Corporate policy did not allow users to have admin rights on laptops/PCs, so my domain account was powerless. I did get lucky one day I was at a client site and needed a new copy of Visio, which my the company did not have, so my manager told me to buy a copy. I had to go through the IT department and get admininstrator password for 48-hours to install the software. Since I had that power I created another account in the Local Admin group with full privs on the laptop. After a few months I forgot the password to that account. Used a utility to crack the password so I could change the laptop from domain to workgroup to copy all of my files from the laptop to my desktop as I am getting a new PC. This is where the problem starts. I changed to workgroup, did the reboot as mentioned by the computer. When I then tried to login into the laptop with my personal domain account, I was unable. I could login with my back door admin local account. So I did, but what I discovered was that my domain account is missing the My Documents folder. How can this be? Is there a way to get it back? I do not see any of my files!! I know they are on the disk, but I can not find them anywhere.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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I am trying to connect my work computer (which is on a domain) to my home network for printing purposes. I have the printer setup on another computer at home using a workgroup.

What I am looking to do is set my home computer, on workgroup "Home" to allow my work computer, on a domain, to print. Is this possible? I know I can go physically connect the work computer to the printer, but I would like to spend as little time as possible in the kids area.

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Major screwup!
I changed my laptop from the network Domain to a local Workgroup and now my Windows logon and password won't work.
Can anybody help me regain access to my laptop!

A:Domain/Workgroup logon

If you don't have a local account on the laptop, you'll have to reconnect it to the Domain and have a Domain Admin rejoin the laptop to the Domain.

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I need to connect to my work domain for various things, but at home I have a workgroup with shared printers etc. There is another workgroup with shared I need at another office.

How can I configure my XPSP2 laptop to connect to domains and workgroups without continually reinputting the settings and rebooting?

A:Connect to Domain & Workgroup?

you might try to create a LAN connection for each one you need then just right click and connect or right click and disconnect as you need to.
good luck.
P.S. for the domain you have to go to sys properties and change from a domain connection to a workgroup connection

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Hi folks,

Great site. I have a Dell laptop provided to me from work. I have full admin rights on this laptop. When I connect this in work I can login to one of three domains, or log in to the computer itself using a local account. When I bring this laptop home I want to be able to join a local workgroup that has been setup (some of the machines are running XP home) to share files. When I got home one evening I removed the computer from the work domain, and added it to the workgroup. I logged back on and using the local account was able to access the home network (workgroup). Upon bringing the lappie to work the next day, I found I then could not add it back to the domain, and needed a domain admin to get the computer set back up. What is the best way of managing this?

Can the laptop function in the domains in work, and in a workgroup when I bring it home? How can this be achieved. I have done some reading about user profiles but don't wish to experiment with a process that may end up removing the domains list when I login.

Any help much appreciated.



A:Moving between domain and workgroup (XP Pro)

By being the local admin, you can access shared files in other workgroups by browsing the entire network in explorer. You do not need to take the computer off the domain and join it to the workgroup. You can access the workgroup shares using the workgroup credentials.

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My laptop is setup for a Domain at work, my home-office machine is on a Workgroup. I want to be able to easily move files (sync) these machines when I am at my home-office. Both machines are XP Pro. As it is now, the workgroup computer can not access the Domain computer. It asks for a login and password.

A:Working with Domain AND Workgroup.

when you bring your work computer home you have to switch and logon on to the local machine. You will need to have the people at work create a local user name and password. So you switch from your domain to the the local logon. Then when get home, log on locally, join the workgroup by right clicking my computer, properties, change and add that particular workgroup name if it is different., If it is different it will welcome you and then ask you to reboot. You should see the other computer on your home workgroup network. The best thing to do is talk to your network guys and work they can show you what to do and it will not be too difficult at home.
Just remember to log in to your domain when you go back to work.


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My friend has a small business and his server crashed. He wants to get along without it, and change to a workgroup set up.
I'm not all that familiar with domains, and I'd like to get this done without breaking anything.
I know how to change the name and set up a Workgroup, but I want to be sure I can log on afterward, as this guy has lost control of his passwords and user IDs over time. We do have a working logon at the moment.
What's the best way to proceed?
Interestingly, this business is trying to run without any backup at all, with some PCs that have no virus protection, and no on-site expertise in computers at all. No one knows how to burn a CD or troubleshoot even the most trivial problem. How common is this situation?

A:Change Domain to Workgroup.

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Hey there all..

Is there any way to set up a laptop running WinXP to log into a NT4 domain(at work) and a peer to peer workgroup(at home)?

Thanks in advance!

A:Workgroup and domain logons - XP Pro

i belive it can be done using profiles how i have not a clue but that would be where i would start at

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I just brought my computer (running xp pro) home from college, where it has been connected to a domain for the past 4 years. Now I have it connected to my cable modem and I'd like to remove my user account from the domain so I no longer need to type in my password when the computer is booting up. The computer is functioning just fine, but I'd prefer not to be bothered with typing in my password every time I turn my computer on. I've tried a few different methods of changing the domain setting on my account, but I've had no luck.

Thanks for your help!


A:Change from Domain to Workgroup

You will need to create a new user under the group name and I recommend you enable the Welcome screen.

To turn the Welcome screen on or off
You must have a computer administrator account on a computer that is a member of a workgroup or is a stand-alone computer to turn on or turn off the Use the Welcome screen feature. Logging on at the Welcome screen is not available on computers that are members of a network domain.

Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
Click Change the way users log on or off.
Do one of the following:
To specify that users log on to the computer using the Welcome screen, select the Use the Welcome screen check box.
A user logs on to the computer by clicking his or her user account name on the Welcome screen. If a password is assigned to the account, the user is prompted to type it.

To specify that users log on to the computer without using the Welcome screen, clear the Use the Welcome screen check box.
The Welcome screen will no longer appear when you start the computer. To log on to the computer, type your user name (and password, if you have one) in the standard Log On to Windows dialog box.

To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
Fast User Switching is available only when the Welcome screen is turned on. For more information, click Related Topics.

Happy Holidays.

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How do I fix this error?
(Source: NETLOGON) (User: )
Description: This computer is configured as a member of a workgroup, not as
a member of a domain. The Netlogon service does not need to run in this

A:How to fix PC configuration (workgroup vs domain)

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy,  taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.
     Click Yes &g... Read more

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I just got my Tablet and it rules but here is my dilemma. I use it at work as part of my domain but when I get home I want it to be part of my home workgroup with the same profile. Is there any way I can do this? Any help would be great. Thanks.

A:XP tablet Domain and Workgroup

Prpoerties of "My computer /computer name /change / add your workgroup name here

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Here is the story, I got a laptop from my college and to use it I have to use my student number and password. Well its the weekend now and I wanted to do some file sharing between my desktop computer and my laptop and so on my laptop I changed it from using a domain to a workgroup, it asked me to restart the computer and so I did. When it came back to me having to log in I entered my student id and pass but now its saying that I have chosen the wrong domain name. Now I can't log in or do anything, i've tried to start it in safe mode but it still makes me log in first. Is there any way I can change it back to a domain instead of a workgroup?

A:changing from domain to workgroup

Welcome necrophilms, Check out this link, it should have all the info you need. Stay away from your domain and just setup a new work group.



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Hi all,

I have 22 sites that will need to be moved out of their existing domain, and into a workgroup type network system.
I know how to manually move each user over, but my question- is there any easier way of moving them, some sort
of migration tool, or, even a way to have their local account stay on the computer when the domain goes down, and have
them log into it instead.


A:Best way to migrate from Domain to Workgroup

jambi1021 said:

Hi all,

I have 22 sites that will need to be moved out of their existing domain, and into a workgroup type network system.
I know how to manually move each user over, but my question- is there any easier way of moving them, some sort
of migration tool, or, even a way to have their local account stay on the computer when the domain goes down, and have
them log into it instead.

jambi1021Click to expand...

Is it not just a matter of Start>Run and typing dcpromo into the Open box, then following the Wizard inks to binning the Active Directory? Hang on for more confident advice - I only had to do this once but no files were lost through that procedure and it was then possible to join a Workgroup in the normal way.

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Hi, i just switch my windows 7 notebook to member of domain in my company domain network. But, my account change to limited because i just have limited account on my company network. Before, i was create 2 account with administrators group before change to domain. My question is: how i get back to workgroup? Because my account change to limited. And i can't login to local.

Thanks for any help.

A:How to back to Workgroup (from Domain)

Problem solved. I don't know why, but today i can login to local again then switch back to workgroup again. Thank you

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I changed the domain on my work laptop to Workgroup so I could print on my local LAN at home and now I can not login using my user name and password.

My laptop has a PGP total disk encryption. I can log in on the first PGP login screen. After that, Win7 login appears and I can not login using my usual name and password. Anybody know how I can get this resolved?

A:How can I login after changes from Domain to workgroup

Hello Ghost9119

Did you tried the safe mode ?? Boot into safe mode by pressing F8 on startup and reset your current password.

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I have a laptop that was changed from a "Member of a domain" in the System Properties to a "Member of a workgroup". However, no account was set up for that member. Now when I reboot the laptop, I get that the account is locked out and that I need to contact my system administrator.

How can I change it back to just being a "member of a domain"?

A:HELP!!! Workgroup/Domain problems

Unfortunately, you'll have to do as the message says, contact your administrator. The domain administrator(s) are (usually) the only ones that can add a computer to a windows domain for obvious security reasons.


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