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    Hello everyone!

    I have a laptop running WinXP Pro and has domain settings from my office and was trying to access my desktop PC at home via LAN.

    I changed the network settings from a domain to a workgroup, and after that I restarted the laptop.

    After the restart, I tried to log-in but wasn't able to get in to my account!
    My login and password details are correct, but it keeps saying to check on those if the're correct. I triead looking for solutions but failed.

    Please I need help! Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Dax

  • #2
    Re: XP Login Probles with Domain Server

    First, you need to rejoin the domain. Otherwise, you will no be able to login to your original account. Let's solve this first and afterwards we'll deal with the RDP to your home machine...

    Sorin Solomon


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    • #3
      Re: XP Login Probles with Domain Server

      Originally posted by daxdigital View Post
      Hello everyone!

      I have a laptop running WinXP Pro and has domain settings from my office and was trying to access my desktop PC at home via LAN.

      I changed the network settings from a domain to a workgroup, and after that I restarted the laptop.

      After the restart, I tried to log-in but wasn't able to get in to my account!
      My login and password details are correct, but it keeps saying to check on those if the're correct. I triead looking for solutions but failed.

      Please I need help! Any help is greatly appreciated.

      Dax
      I suspect you are using your domain user name and password? Well, you're not IN the domain any more. So your user name and password are NOT right. Because your computer is now looking inside ITSELF for its list of users; and your user name and password is not in there, it's in the domain controller at work.

      The only way to fix this is to take it back to work, apologise a LOT to your support people, and ask them to rejoin the domain for you.

      Once that is done, ask your computer support people for ADVICE and SUPPORT about using your laptop at home. NEVER change settings on a work PC; especially when you don't understand the implications of the change you're making.


      Tom
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      • #4
        Re: XP Login Probles with Domain Server

        Well, here's where my problem begins. Our company's on break for two weeks (we go back on April 9). I went on vacation when my problems began. Need help, please...

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        • #5
          Re: XP Login Probles with Domain Server

          If you break it any further you will just dig yourself a deeper hole. You need to contact your IT support person and see if they will fix it for you. If that means waiting 2 weeks, so be it.

          Is this a company supplied laptop or do you own it?
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          • #6
            Re: XP Login Probles with Domain Server

            Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!!!

            Yes, It is supplied by the company.

            Why is this happening?

            I used to do the Mac thing, just plug the cable, no problems. Unfortunately like 90% of the world, I have to use Windows sometimes.

            What makes it so complex to fix such a problem under Windows?

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            • #7
              Re: XP Login Probles with Domain Server

              This is the way things work... When you mess up something, it takes time and effort to put it back in place.
              I don't want to sound rude, or patronizing, but it is your lack of knowledge that is to blame for. Nobody knows everything, we learn all our lives. My knowledge in Mac is poor, I can render a Mac useless too.
              The mistake was moving the laptop from the domain to workgroup, because your credentials (username and password) are kept in the domain database. Even when working from home, in a two weeks period that you are not connected to the mother-ship (the domain), you would be able to login (unless your IT people denied that privilege).
              And BTW, it's not complex at all to fix the problem: go back to the office, reconnect the laptop to the domain (a 10 seconds process, the same it took to take it out from the domain) and voila !

              Once, a journalist interviewed a well-known expert. He asked: "How come you're such a big specialist?"
              "Years of good decisions."
              "And how did you know what decisions are good?"
              "From my vast experience."
              "And how one can acquire such experience?"
              "Years of bad decisions."

              Hope it brought even a small smile on your face. Don't waste the experience, learn from it (an old Chinese proverb ? ). It will help you a lot next time.

              Sorin Solomon


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              • #8
                Re: XP Login Probles with Domain Server

                What makes it so complex to fix such a problem under Windows?
                I can answer this;

                despite the simplicity of the actual actions you took, the implications inside your machine are absolutely humungous. Taking a machine out of the domain involves the destruction of a "Trusting" relationship between your computer and ALL the computers at work. This involves destroying encryption keys, wiping and otherwise modifying tens of thousands of secure and insecure registry entries, removing references to work's servers, and setting up your machine to be "stand-alone". It is an immensely complex matter which took Microsoft years and years to perfect.

                Unfortunately, because the implications are so huge, the matter of rejoining is security-restricted to support personnel within the network who understand these implications.

                For what it's worth; when you come home with your laptop, you CAN just simply plug in and use it - however you may need to change the proxy settings for Internet Explorer to work. This is the same for Macs though as if you use a proxy server in one place and don't in another, when you move places it doesn't matter what machine you've got - you need to tell it you don't/do have one.


                Tom
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