Can't log onto XPPro after creating Workgroup


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karlengel

I was following instructions to network my wife's XP Pro laptop and my
W98SE desktop and have possibly created a big problem. I was told to
make the Workgroup name on both computers the same and create a User on
my computer with the same name & password as my wife's. So I looked to
see the Workgroup name on hers, saw it was set to a domain, changed it
to a workgroup and gave it a name - and created the same Workgroup name
on mine, then created a User on mine with the same username & password
as hers. However after rebooting hers and doing the Ctrl+Alt+Del to
log on, the usual password for the user name was rejected, and it said
to check the username and domain were correct. Yikes! I can't change
it back from the Workgroup to the domain if I can't get it logged in to
Windows. She's usually on a network at work, as you've probably
gathered. Since I changed it to a Workgroup, is there a different
logical username? I didn't set any new usernames or passwords. In
Identity I did note the full name of her computer and the domain name
prior to making the change, if that's any help.
 
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Robert L [MS-MVP]

If the computer is a member of the domain, you should not change the domain name. If you don't know administrator password, you will need the domain administrator to help you to resetup.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
I was following instructions to network my wife's XP Pro laptop and my
W98SE desktop and have possibly created a big problem. I was told to
make the Workgroup name on both computers the same and create a User on
my computer with the same name & password as my wife's. So I looked to
see the Workgroup name on hers, saw it was set to a domain, changed it
to a workgroup and gave it a name - and created the same Workgroup name
on mine, then created a User on mine with the same username & password
as hers. However after rebooting hers and doing the Ctrl+Alt+Del to
log on, the usual password for the user name was rejected, and it said
to check the username and domain were correct. Yikes! I can't change
it back from the Workgroup to the domain if I can't get it logged in to
Windows. She's usually on a network at work, as you've probably
gathered. Since I changed it to a Workgroup, is there a different
logical username? I didn't set any new usernames or passwords. In
Identity I did note the full name of her computer and the domain name
prior to making the change, if that's any help.
 

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