Problems logging onto PC


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Mervin Williams

I just switched my PC from a domain to a Workgroup and forgot the username
and password for any user on the local machine. Is there a way to regain
access to the machine without knowing a local user account? Or, is there a
way to reset the machine back to the Domain setting so that I can log back
onto it and create a local machine user account?

Thanks in advance,

Mervin Williams
 
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Bruce Chambers

Mervin said:
I just switched my PC from a domain to a Workgroup and forgot the username
and password for any user on the local machine. Is there a way to regain
access to the machine without knowing a local user account?


No. By changing the computer from the domain to a workgroup, you've
destroyed the trust between the domain and the machine. In doing so,
you've also rendered your domain login credentials as invalid.

Or, is there a
way to reset the machine back to the Domain setting so that I can log back
onto it and create a local machine user account?



You'll need to be physically connected to the domain network,
you'll need to have administrative privileges to the workstation, and
you'll need to have sufficient 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).

Take the computer to your company's IT department for repairs. I
do hope that your employer is of the understanding and forgiving
variety. In many companies, your employment could be summarily
terminated for altering, and thereby rendering useless, company property.




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Roberto

Mervin Williams said:
I just switched my PC from a domain to a Workgroup and forgot the username
and password for any user on the local machine. Is there a way to regain
access to the machine without knowing a local user account? Or, is there a
way to reset the machine back to the Domain setting so that I can log back
onto it and create a local machine user account?

Thanks in advance,

Mervin Williams

Your using XP Pro, so boot up into safe mode and logon with the
admin password if you know it that is,
If youv'e forgotten that too .
http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/

rgds
Roberto
 
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Petri

Bruce Chambers said:
No. By changing the computer from the domain to a workgroup, you've
destroyed the trust between the domain and the machine.

If so, why does Windows not tell us about this ? It is a very foolish way to
handle information.


In doing so,
you've also rendered your domain login credentials as invalid.
Well, I don´t understand why windows make it like this, it almost criminal.
 

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