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January 28, 2005 11:36:37 PM

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Hello,
I would really appreciate it if someone could help me with this. My notebook
running WinXP professional is set up with the network at our company so that
its domain (Domain1) is displayed in the login form. Today I had to go to a
client's where their network admin changed the settings so that I could log
into their network. He changed it such that the login dialog displayed his
company's domain (Domain2). After I returned home I can't see my company's
domain in the login dialog - and all of my email etc is stored with the
profile associated with that account. I can still log in to Domain2 even
though I'm at home but I can't get to my email from there. How can I make
Domain1 appear in the login form? If I can't get in I'll have to wait until
next week for our network admin to fix it. Thanks very much!
Amit

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Anonymous
January 29, 2005 12:26:01 AM

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Amit wrote:
Amitig@hotmail.com
> I would really appreciate it if someone could help me with this. My
> notebook running WinXP professional is set up with the network at our
> company so that its domain (Domain1) is displayed in the login form.
> Today I had to go to a client's where their network admin changed the
> settings so that I could log into their network. He changed it such
> that the login dialog displayed his company's domain (Domain2). After
> I returned home I can't see my company's domain in the login dialog -
> and all of my email etc is stored with the profile associated with
> that account. I can still log in to Domain2 even though I'm at home
> but I can't get to my email from there. How can I make Domain1 appear
> in the login form? If I can't get in I'll have to wait until next
> week for our network admin to fix it. Thanks very much!

You have to rejoin the domain. Unlikely you have the account access
necessary to do this. Your Network Admin will have to do it.

Having to join another domain to actually gain access to something seems..
unusual.

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January 29, 2005 1:32:13 AM

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"Shenan Stanley" <news_helper@hushmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> Having to join another domain to actually gain access to something seems..
> unusual.
>

That's what I thought - I could access the internet just by connecting the
network cable but the sysadmin said to access the network drives I'm going
to have to log in. Oh well, guess I have to wait until Monday. Thanks!
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January 29, 2005 12:41:03 PM

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Amit wrote:
> Hello,
> I would really appreciate it if someone could help me with this. My notebook
> running WinXP professional is set up with the network at our company so that
> its domain (Domain1) is displayed in the login form. Today I had to go to a
> client's where their network admin changed the settings so that I could log
> into their network. He changed it such that the login dialog displayed his
> company's domain (Domain2). After I returned home I can't see my company's
> domain in the login dialog - and all of my email etc is stored with the
> profile associated with that account. I can still log in to Domain2 even
> though I'm at home but I can't get to my email from there. How can I make
> Domain1 appear in the login form? If I can't get in I'll have to wait until
> next week for our network admin to fix it. Thanks very much!
> Amit
>
>


By changing the computer from "Domain1" to "Domain2," the second
admin destroyed the trust relationship between "Domain1" and the
machine. In doing so, he has also rendered any "Domain1" login
credentials as invalid. You'll need to be physically connected to the
"Domain1" network, you'll need to have administrative privileges to the
workstation, and you'll need to have administrative privileges on
"Domain1," or have "Domain1's" network administrator assist. Then you
can add the machine back on to the original domain, after having first
deleted the computer's old domain account (unless you've also renamed
the computer).


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January 30, 2005 12:59:43 PM

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"Bruce Chambers" <bruce_a_chambers@h0tmail.com> wrote in message
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> By changing the computer from "Domain1" to "Domain2," the second
> admin destroyed the trust relationship between "Domain1" and the
> machine. In doing so, he has also rendered any "Domain1" login
> credentials as invalid. You'll need to be physically connected to the
> "Domain1" network, you'll need to have administrative privileges to the
> workstation, and you'll need to have administrative privileges on
> "Domain1," or have "Domain1's" network administrator assist. Then you
> can add the machine back on to the original domain, after having first
> deleted the computer's old domain account (unless you've also renamed
> the computer).
>
>

I haven't renamed the computer. I will have our network admin to add Domain1
back to my computer. My old profile associated with Domain1 will still be
there right? Thanks!
Anonymous
January 30, 2005 12:59:44 PM

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Amit wrote:

>
>
> I haven't renamed the computer. I will have our network admin to add Domain1
> back to my computer. My old profile associated with Domain1 will still be
> there right? Thanks!
>
>


Yes, your Domain1\Username profile should still be intact.

You're welcome.

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