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Workgroup/Domain problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Phoenix34, Jan 17, 2005.

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  1. Phoenix34

    Phoenix34 Thread Starter

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    A friend of mine changed the domain name on his computer to a workgroup and entered a username and password when prompted. He then rebooted his computer but now he can't log in w/ the credentials he setup. He is typing everything correctly. Is there a way to change this or set a username/password without having access to login?

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  2. Bob Cerelli

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    They now need to login in with a local user account and password rather than the domain user account (which is no longer valid).

    Hopefully you know one or at least the administrator's password.
     
  3. Phoenix34

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    He did. He said when he was prompted to put the username and password he just created one for him and didn't make admin credentials for the workgroup.

    He doesn't know the administrator credentials for the workgroup.
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    Pretty sure you are going to need a local admin account that you can use before you are going to be able to do very much with the computer.

    Sometimes they leave the administrator's account with a blank password. Otherwise can you contact whoever did the first install to try and find out what it is.
     
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