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Anonymous
September 10, 2005 11:15:01 PM

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I was trying to add my home network to my work laptop. I added a Workgroup
domain, and I can no longer log in at startup using my user name and
password. Any help would be appreciated.

BTW, I have to Ctrl-Alt-Del to log in.
Anonymous
September 11, 2005 6:39:57 AM

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Well if you removed your laptop from the domain using the Computer Name tab
from the system properties window then you are SOL unless you have a local
log on. You will have to wait until you go back to work and have an admin
re-add your system back into your work domain. When they do that tell them
to also set you up with a local log in.

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"buffettrum" <buffettrum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I was trying to add my home network to my work laptop. I added a Workgroup
> domain, and I can no longer log in at startup using my user name and
> password. Any help would be appreciated.
>
> BTW, I have to Ctrl-Alt-Del to log in.
Anonymous
September 11, 2005 12:45:10 PM

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buffettrum wrote:
> I was trying to add my home network to my work laptop. I added a Workgroup
> domain, and I can no longer log in at startup using my user name and
> password. Any help would be appreciated.
>
> BTW, I have to Ctrl-Alt-Del to log in.


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 your 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
September 12, 2005 2:09:00 AM

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> after having first deleted the computer's old domain account

Deleting the old account is not necessary. When the system is put back on
the domain his previous login and settings will return.


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"Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message
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> buffettrum wrote:
>> I was trying to add my home network to my work laptop. I added a
>> Workgroup domain, and I can no longer log in at startup using my user
>> name and password. Any help would be appreciated.
>>
>> BTW, I have to Ctrl-Alt-Del to log in.
>
>
> 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 your 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).
>
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
> both at once. - RAH
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