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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
a b 8 Security
July 6, 2005 2:38:02 PM

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Hi
I have just changed from a domain to a workgroup and now I can not log on.

I wanted to share a library on my stationary PC with my wireless connected
laptop.

After having established a new workgroup, confirming via my password and
restarting the laptop, I can't use the password anymore...

What happened and what do i do to get reconnected?

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
a b 8 Security
July 6, 2005 7:20:46 PM

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What local user account are you using to login? If you haven't created
any local user accounts your going to have to login as the local
Built-in Administrator.

-----Original Message-----
From: hou [mailto:hou@discussions.microsoft.com]
Posted At: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 1:38 PM
Posted To: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
Conversation: Can't log on after joining workgroup
Subject: Can't log on after joining workgroup

Hi
I have just changed from a domain to a workgroup and now I can not log
on.

I wanted to share a library on my stationary PC with my wireless
connected
laptop.

After having established a new workgroup, confirming via my password and

restarting the laptop, I can't use the password anymore...

What happened and what do i do to get reconnected?
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
a b 8 Security
July 6, 2005 11:29:54 PM

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hou wrote:
> Hi
> I have just changed from a domain to a workgroup and now I can not log on.
>
> I wanted to share a library on my stationary PC with my wireless connected
> laptop.
>
> After having established a new workgroup, confirming via my password and
> restarting the laptop, I can't use the password anymore...
>
> What happened and what do i do to get reconnected?



By changing the computer from the domain to a workgroup, you have
destroyed the trust between the domain and the machine. In doing so,
you have also rendered any domain login credentials as invalid. You
need to be physically connected to the domain network, you need to have
administrative privileges to the workstation, and you need to have
administrative privileges on the domain. Then you can add the machine
back on to the domain, after having first deleted the computer's old
domain account (unless you've also renamed the computer).


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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
a b 8 Security
July 6, 2005 11:45:24 PM

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"hou" <hou@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:452AB521-34A1-4125-B934-27D8097474E8@microsoft.com...
> Hi
> I have just changed from a domain to a workgroup and now I can not log on.
>
> I wanted to share a library on my stationary PC with my wireless connected
> laptop.
>
> After having established a new workgroup, confirming via my password and
> restarting the laptop, I can't use the password anymore...
>
> What happened and what do i do to get reconnected?

Your domain account is no longer valid on that machine because you removed
it from the domain. You need to re-add it to the domain (this may require
the assistance of your network administrator/IT department.)


--
Colin Nash
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User
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