switched domain to workgroup and can longer log onto computer

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by mattharms, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. mattharms

    mattharms New Member

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    I was trying to setup a network to accexx windows xp desktop from windows 7 laptop. The 7 machine was on a domain thourgh work. I clicked this off and instead put in my home network workgroup name. I left the laptop name the same and only changed the workgroup name. Anyway now when I restart the laptop I am not allowed to login. My username still pops up but my password doesn't work. The windows 7 maching also does not have a cd or dvd drive. I found some password breaking freeware but they all need a bootable cd. Am I screwed and have to go begging to our schools tech guys?
     
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    If you remove a machine from a domain (ie. change it to a be added back workgroup) it cannot be added back without administrator involvement.Yes,you gotta go begging the tech guys!!!
     
  3. owenspal

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    last post should read (ie. change it to a workgroup)
     
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    mattharms New Member

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    but why can't I log into the machine? Shouldn't it be going to the workgroup now instead of the domain?
     
  5. owenspal

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    mattharms,
    Are you sure you are trying to log on to "this machine" only?? Should have choice of domain or local machine at login. Also possible windows password was/is not same as domain pswd. You're still going to have to call your admin folks or take pc back to them to get machine back on domain. I did same thing as you a few years ago on a company win2000 machine. needed to get some data off my personal network machine and did not realize until too late it was a bad move!!!
     

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