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On Domain want to setup local user account?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Leafyone, Dec 24, 2007.

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  1. Leafyone

    Leafyone Thread Starter

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    Hi All,

    Hopefully a straight forward question for you...

    We have a company laptop that is normally used on our domain and the user wants to setup a local user account on it for home use. We have tried adding a new user but it keeps asking for the domain. I am presuming we have to leave the domain and setup a workgroup for example and do it that way?!? But this causes an issue when the user wants to go back on the domain at work.

    Appreciate any advice/help.

    Thanks,

    Andy
     
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    New user account
     
  3. dan223

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    Is this on xp?

    You should able to select the domain ie the local computer or the domain to login to, from a drop down box at logon. Make sure the welcome screen is off. Therefore you would select the local computer as the domain when he wants to use the local user and the actual domain for the domain when you want to connect to the domained network.
     
  4. Leafyone

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    Yes XP Professional.

    Yes we set the local computer as the domain and then used the administrator account. It's just clicked I see what you mean.

    Many Thanks for your help.
     
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