Cannot log on to workstation after switching from Domain to Workgr

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Newell White, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Newell White

    Newell White Guest

    We have a network of 30 workstations (mostly XP) and a 2003 server. While
    investigating an outbreak of System Error 4321 (Name "ADOMAIN :0" could not
    be registered) when workstations boot, I switched my workstation from domain
    membership to workgroup membership and re-booted. Now the workstation does
    not recognise my login or Administrator login.

    Can I restore my workstation to domain membership from the 2003 server
    (Active Directory says that it stil is in the domain)? Or get control of its
    login process?
    Excuse my ignorance I am a networking novice who has inherited Administrator
    role!
     
    Newell White, Dec 14, 2005
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  2. Congrats, you've stumbled upon a very common problem which most
    neophytes learn the hard way. All member servers and workstations
    have a local SAM for authentication on a peer to peer level e.b., no
    domain controller. Once you moved the machine out of the domain
    you cannot use a domain account for local logon. Do you by chance
    know the password for the local "administrator" account. If not you'll
    need to recover it. There are multiple ways. Do a search on the inet
    for "administrator password" and you'll find them.
     
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Dec 14, 2005
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  3. Newell White

    Newell White Guest

    Thanks for that.
    I have found a cheap program at www.mirider.com/ntaccess.html which will
    reset the local administrator password - if my predecessor didn't configure
    secure encryption of account names and passwords.
    But first I'll try his car registration code to save the 75euro!

    Regards,
     
    Newell White, Dec 14, 2005
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  4. Newell White

    Frankster Guest

    But first I'll try his car registration code to save the 75euro!

    Haha.... you might also want to try...

    wifes name
    kids name
    his name
    "Password"
    Test
    his phone number
    his house number
    his office number
    his name backwards
    wife and kids birthdays

    or... just pay for the program :) LOL!

    -Frank
     
    Frankster, Dec 14, 2005
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  5. Newell White

    Newell White Guest

    Newell White, Dec 16, 2005
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