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Q: Remove computer from domain

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 !!!!

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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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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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we have a local pc that was once connected directly to server and was set up as a domain user login

The user has to login to a domain even though it is no longer connected directly. This is not a problem until needing to change the windows login password.

The control panel forces us to press Ctrl Alt Del to change password then does not allow us to change the password as it still thinks it is connected to the domain

Please can anyone advise on how to change the domain login user to user-zoo login?

A:How do I remove a local computer from domain group

To remove a a computer from the domain you need to first log in as a local administrator. This will be the account that was first setup when the operating system was installed. Once logged in you need to go to:

start> Right click on 'Computer'>Properties

You should be presented with a windows similar to the one below:



After this you need to click on change settings:



From here you need to click on change:



Here you want to select Workgroup and in the box enter 'WORKGROUP'. Press Ok and you may be presented with an box asking for a username and password to take it out of the domain. To do this you need to enter the local PC name and the username and password. For example if the machine was name Josh-PC and I was logged in as Administrator, I would put the following:

Username: Josh-PC\Administrator

Password: [Pa55word]

Hope this helps,
Josh!

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

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

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

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

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I want to remove a PC from a domain and keep the actual domain-profile as a local profile.
I would like to keep all the settings for the installed programs and all my data in the various user folders like \documents, \music, \videos, \pictures ...

Do you have any tutorial like this one to do the above steps without the very hard to use "User State Migration Tool (USMT)" from M$?

Was anyone succesful using User Profile Wizard ?

A:Remove PC from Domain and keep domain profile as local profile?

That wont be simple to do as the permissions for a lot of things will be set to the domain SID depending whats in the profile if you copy it to another profile you may get it working if you take ownership

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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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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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Hi,

I've made a mess of things, and I need your help.
Currently I can log on to my system in two ways - 1) using a local user name and password 2) using a username and password of a domain that I had connected my system to.

I have no need to be a part of the domain anymore, and wish to delete the extra log in username and password also. However, this username and password does not show up in the User Accounts.

Also, I want to remove myself from the domain, as it is applying a group policy.

I hope I make some sense.

Please reply.

A:Want to remove myself from the domain

the username would not show since its not a local account...
just remove the domain (you can do it by defaulting to a workgroup)...
as for the group policy this should also pertain only to the domain and once you remove it should default to the your local policy

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Hello,
All of my clients are domain member of server 2008. But, I want to remove some member PC (XP pro) to default XP settings. They will access server through VPN connection.
Now:
1) How can I get back to default XP settings?
2) After back, my previous settings destroy or remain unchanged?
I mean mydesktop settings/outlok settings etc...

Thanks in advance...

A:remove client PC from domain user

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We just made a change in our infrastructure and I now am forced to remove an IP from appx 75 pc's in the domain where its hardcoded in the DNS. Is there ay way of wiping 1 dns entry and leaving the other 2 we have on there without having to visit each station? All IP and Gateway information will stay the same as it is currently on each pc this is just for DNS resolution.

Thanks for any pointers.
 

A:Have to remove hardcoded DNS from multiple PCs on the Domain.

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Everytime I open my internet explorer, this malware appears on my desktop:



I tried Spybot and Spy Sweeper. They were able to get some items, but not this particular spyware. Here's the HJT log of my pc:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:33:56 PM, on 04/15/05
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CCM\CcmExec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\SymSPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~2\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
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A:How to remove Domain Names Family

Your HijackThis is waaay out of date.

Go here and download the latest version.
Winzip Self-extracting archive It will extract to C:\Program files

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Also.....Download the LOP uninstaller from here:
http://lop.com/new_uninstall.exe
or here: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/lopremover.exe
When its done,re-start your computer....then post another log please.
 

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I have a laptop (Windows XP Pro) that I have been using for work so I have been logging in (both when I'm in the office and on the network and when I am offline at home) using a work-related domain user. I will no longer be working with that company and so would like to cease to use that domain user.

How can I make that user a local user no longer associated with the domain? Alternatively, how can I easily copy all the user profile settings and files?

I have tried "Copy To" from System>Advanced>User Profiles but the Copy To button is grayed out for the domain user I wish to copy. I have also copied the ntuser files to a new local user which seemed to go okay. Except that I am stuck on how to 1) disconnect Outlook from my work's Exchange (Outlook won't open in the new user profile) and 2) get my ACT (from Sage) database synching with the remote. It all just seems a bit more than I can figure out.

Easiest thing would be to just "unhook" the domain user profile from the domain and have it be strictly local...?

Any guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks!
 

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I participated in a school scheme to buy a laptop to use for school work etc. I have now finished school but my laptop is still connected to their domain and i cannot do certain things without and administrator login and password... I was wondering how
to remove this , without needing a login or password? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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One of our Admins deployed EMET 5.51 with max security to all workstations in an OU sigh. Lots of issues and management wants all the changes it made reverted back to default before it was installed. Workstations running Win 10 Pro.
Whats the best way to get this done?

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I have a user account but can't make any changes to computer because I am not an administrator of a work domain. The admin went to jail and I have no way of gaining access. I don't have the original disks to computer either. How can I remove administrator control
of my Dell Laptop?

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We have a problem with the occasional user being applied inappropriately to AD groups.
What I would like to see happen is have a GPO where if the user account (requesting to be added to a group)  is not in OU location A, B, or C then the admin is not allowed to add the user to the group or the user is removed from the group. Is it possible
to do something like this with GPO?<o:p></o:p>

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I have been trying to resolve this issue for months not, of course on and off
I have a domain environment where a domain user automatically used to login on those machines.
But I had to change the passwords so not it gives Password Incorrect error when trying to login so I have to manually enter the password when logging in every time.
To Solve that Issue I deleted the user "admin" and created a new user "staff"
Now when I reboot the computer admin account still tries to log in giving incorrect password error. Please let me know what to do I really am stumped
Here are the things that I have tried so far:

Checked Domain GPO Local Security Policies 3: User Accounts > Advanced > Manage Passwords (Nothing Strange)net user to see if that shows anythingrundll32.exe keymgr.dll,KRShowKeyMgr
No.2 on the server was filled with usernames so I deleted all of those entries.

I have searched the net for hours and couldn't find much detail on this. Please Let me know how to please. Thanks a million in Advanced.

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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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hey guys,

i am in need to create a batch file that can add/remove admin rights from remote computers in my network. So far, i have been able to put together two file.....the first accepts the input which is the hostname OR IP address and the calls the second batch file to do the job....to remove admin rights. but facing a couple of issues which I was hoping you can help me with.

I am looking for a file which can

probably combine the below two to a single one (if possible)
can delete all domain users from the 'Administrators' group without removing the 'Domain Admins' group

can you look at the code and help me tweak it.

batch file to remove admin rights
@Echo off
cd C:\pstools
set /p input= (enter hostname or IP address of the system to connect to):
psexec.exe \\%input% -u .\administrator -p password123# "C:\batch\1.bat"
pause

the file (1.bat) that is called by the above file to add/remove admin users
@Echo off
set /p "input=(domain username): "

if /i "%~1"=="add" goto :add1
if /i "%~1"=="del" goto :del
goto :EOF

:del
(
"c:\windows\system32\net localgroup administrators" "domain\%input%" /delete
for /F %i in ('net localgroup administrators') do net localgroup administrators %i /delete
)
goto :EOF

:add1
(
c:\windows\system32\net localgroup administrators "domain\%input%" /add
)
goto :EOF
pause
 

A:batch file to remove admin rights from domain computers

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I brought my own laptop PC into a business I joined, and they registered the laptop to their domain and upgraded my Windows 7 Home to Ultimate. It was a temp assignment, now I've left the company fo another assignment, but will work from home. I've
upgraded my family PCs to Windows 7 to create a homegroup network, but I can't join this homegroup with my laptop PC, as I'm prevented from doing so while the laptop is apparently still on the domain.  How can I remove my laptop from this domain, since
it doesn't apply any more?

A:How do I remove personal PC from old business domain to join Windows 7 home network?

Hi,
First of all , I would like to advice you that you must need have an administrator’s permission account of this laptop. If so, You need to leave your laptop from the domain, then you need to change the Network Location to Home Network.
About how to leave your laptop form a domain, please kindly refer to the following steps:
Step 1. Click Start button, then point to Computer.
Step 2. Right-Click Computer, then click Properties.
Step 3. Under the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings, click Change Settings.
Step 4. Then hit Change, change the Member of Option to Workgroup, hit OK.
Step 5. You will be prompted the administrator’s account, type it.
Step 6. Then restart your computer.

About how to join a Homegroup, Please kindly refer to the following steps:
Step 1. Make sure a HomeGroup has already been created. One computer on the network must create a HomeGroup, then all the other computers can join in.
Step 2. Make sure you know the HomeGroup password.
Step 3. Click the Start button.
Step 4. Click Control Panel from the Start Menu.
Step 4. In the search box type in homegroup -> now click HomeGroup.
Step 5. From the bottom right hand corner of the window click Join Now.
Step 6. Select the Libraries you would like to share over the network. Pictures, Music Videos and Printers are checked by default. You can add Documents by checking the box. Now click Next.
Step 7. Type in the HomeGroup password.
Step 8. Click Next and wait for the ... Read more

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hey guys,

i am in need to create a batch file that can add/remove admin rights from remote computers in my network. So far, i have been able to put together two file.....the first accepts the input which is the hostname OR IP address and the calls the second batch file to do the job....to remove admin rights. but facing a couple of issues which I was hoping you can help me with.

I am looking for a file which can

probably combine the below two to a single one (if possible)
can delete all domain users from the 'Administrators' group without removing the 'Domain Admins' group

can you look at the code and help me tweak it.

batch file to remove admin rights
@Echo off
cd C:\pstools
set /p input= (enter hostname or IP address of the system to connect to):
psexec.exe \\%input% -u .\administrator -p password123# "C:\batch\1.bat"
pause

the file (1.bat) that is called by the above file to add/remove admin users
@Echo off
set /p "input=(domain username): "

if /i "%~1"=="add" goto :add1
if /i "%~1"=="del" goto :del
goto :EOF

:del
(
"c:\windows\system32\net localgroup administrators" "domain\%input%" /delete
for /F %i in ('net localgroup administrators') do net localgroup administrators %i /delete
)
goto :EOF

:add1
(
c:\windows\system32\net localgroup administrators "domain\%input%" /add
)
goto :EOF
pause
 

A:Batch file to remove admin rights from domain computers (Windows 7)

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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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Goodmorning,

by our customer, in the next weeks we are planning to migrate their old exchange 2007 to exchange 2013... The boss of this company has asked us to remove domain administrator from any access to exchange server .

I Think this is not possible, for the nature of the rights of the domain admin, but the Boss keep insisting to get this.. 

Could you let me know if is possible to accomplish This?

Thank you.

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Hi Everyone,

Am looking for a way to remove the actual option to "Log on to: computername (This Computer)" from the list so users will only have the option to logon to the domain.

This can be done as they did it in my uni...

Thanks for any help / ideas you might have.

Karl
 

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

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

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

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

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

Please provide us with more information about your situation.

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

Thanks
 

A:How can I get the Computer domain

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

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A:remove "no domain server"why does this keep coming up

Hi there and welcome to TSG.

I have included a link HERE to the MS Knowledge Base that may relate to your problem.

However, your post is too brief to determine exactly what reply you need.
If this link is NOT the answer, please post back with more info: OS you are using (I'm assuming 95 here) and the exact full message and when it occurs - i.e at login stage, password, etc.
 

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We only have one domain.  We would like to remove the link below the username / password  that says "How do I log on to another domain"

A:Remove "How do I log on to another domain" from Logon Screen

Hi,

I recommend you leave it. It also shows how to log on with the local user account. And there is no option to remove the link.

Thanks.Tracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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

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

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

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

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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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I've googled (quickly) for a solution, but was coming up empty. If anyone ha any ideas on the issue, I'd be mighty grateful . Thanks in advance for reading... Read more

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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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
 

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

A:computer name problem in domain

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

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

OS: XP Pro, SP3
Firefox 3.6.13
Chrome 8.0.552.237

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

A:domain not resolving on one computer

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

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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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