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How do i change the configuration from domain to work group

I inadvertently chage the configuration of my dell laptop from workgroup to domain, how do i reverse this so that i can log in to windows

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Even if you mistakenly joined a domain you can still log in through your existing id and password.
Once your press CTRL+ALT+DEL, you will see a login window with three fields namely: user id, password and Domain.
In the log in screen use the drop-down menu in front of Domain (which shows your new domain- most likey MSHome) and choose 'this computer'. After this, enter your old/existing user id and password and hit enter.
Please proceed to your system settings and change your domain back to Workgroup. Restart PC.

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May 2008 domain controller is up and running but i cannot join it with my windows 7 laptop, "domain path not found"


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If this doesn't work...make sure your laptop is connecting through the same network. use the cmd line tool Ipconfig /all to find out the ip address of your server and your laptop. If your laptop's default gateway doesn't match that of your server's...you could be cross networking. Try the "ping" command like this go to the command line on your laptop and type Ping <ip address for server> if you can ping it, you can connect with it....also check your group policy that enables wireless connections.

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How to Add a Computer Domain


A computer's domain is the specific network group to which it is assigned. The domain name determines which computers on the network can readily access the PC, as only computers assigned to the same domain will be able to interface with the computer without hassle. Adding the computer to a domain is done by changing the Workgroup setting within the operating system.

  1. Step 1 Right-click "My Computer" and select "Properties."
  2. Step 2 Click on "Advanced Settings" if you are using Vista or 7. Skip this step if you are using XP.
  3. Step 3 Click on the "Computer Name" tab.
  4. Step 4 Click the "Change" button.
  5. Step 5 Enter in the name of the domain to which the computer should be added into the "Workgroup" field. Press "OK."

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Windows xp - workgroup is not accessible.


I am not sure of everything that has happened such as spyware or adware and virus issues however one thing that you might tryt is scanning for such. Malwarebytes antimalware is free and so is adaware personal and avg and avast antiviruses to make sure it is not a malware issue.

Also make sure that someone has not been changing the network worgroup that the computers are on. Users can do this inadvertantly and cause many issues.

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I have a D830 and i used to be able to connect to my wieless at home but now it says its part of a domain and wont let me connect. How do i change this?


If you laptop is used at work and you access the local servers you might be part of their domain.

If you no that you are not part of a domain, then it can be switched back. It depends of what operation system you are running. In Windows (generic instructions),

  1. r-click on (My) Computer and select properties.
  2. Then look for the computer name area and select change settings.
  3. Look for: rename computer or change workgroup and select change
  4. Select workgroup and name it the same as your other computers sharing the network of just workgroup.

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There is no room to enter a domain.


Hi,
I'm assuming that the operating system is XP.

Log in to your account as you usually would. Right click on My Computer and select Properties from the list. Click on the Computer Name tab. Where it says "To rename this computer or join a domain" click on change. A new window will pop up so click on Workgroup. In the typing plane if it say's MSHOME, delete that and type WORKGROUP make sure you type it in uppercase (capital letters).
When you've done that click OK.
The computer will tell you that you have to restart the computer for the changes to take effect so please restart the computer.

Once the computer has restarted you can check if the domain has changed to WORKGROUP.

Please post back if you need anymore help.

Regards.

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Cant log on


Something or someone has changed the system configuration from a Workgroup to a Domain. If you have no idea how this occurred, you will likely have to re-install Windows

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Sir , how do i change the workgroup for win xp 64 bit


right click on my computer --> properties --> computer name --> change the name of the workgroup there and apply and ok ( you may need to reboot for it to take effect )

If you are joining a domain ( windows domain ie with a server ) then select domain and enter the Fully Qualified Domain Name in the text field

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The resolution and workaround to solve the error is as below.
  1. Login to the Windows 2003 domain controller, and delete the computer account object from the Active Directory by using Microsoft Management Console (MMC) which you can always access from “Manage Your Server”.
  2. Log-in to the PC workstation as local administrator. If you cannot logon as local administrator, try to unplug the network cable and logon to the computer by using a domain administrator user that used to logon on the PC before, by using cached logon credentials feature.
  3. Go to Control Panel, then click on System icon, then go to Computer Name tab.
  4. Unjoin the computer from the domain by clicking on “Change”. You should see that Domain button is now selected. Remember your domain name in the text box. Select (Click) on “Workgroup” to remove the computer from the domain, and put any workgroup name in the text box (e.g. workgroup).
  5. Click OK to exit.
  6. Restart the computer (optional)
  7. Go back to the Control Panel, launch System properties and then go to Computer Name tab, and click on “Change”.
  8. Rejoin the domain by uncheck the Workgroup button and select (check) Domain button, and put in the domain name noted above into the text box.
  9. Click OK to exit.
  10. Reboot the PC.
This should solve the unable to logon to domain error, without changing or losing the user profiles on AD.

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Laptop cannot connect to internet outside company domain using wifi at home


typically at home you don't need any proxy settings configured within internet explorer. often in a work environment proxy settings can be applied.

if you think thar you have access to modify the settings do the following;

right click the IE7 (same for IE6) icon on your desktop select properties and select internet properties on the dropdown list.

left click the "Connections" tab
left click the LAN Settings button

deselect all of the ticks (most importantly the Proxy server part)
left click OK
left click OK

then open up IE normally and see if this has worked.
note of caution though; if as you suspect group policy is pushing the settings, next time you logon to the company LAN your changes may be lost and you will need to remove the ticks again.

also if you still get no joy try leaving the Automatically detect settings ticked with the proxy part unticked.


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The default settings are to obtain IP automatically. I'm assuming you changed the workgroup or domain name. Right-click My Computer and select Properties then Computer Name. Click on the Change button to change the workgroup or domain name.

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