Re: Help in logging on to the system
From: Valeria (Valeria_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 10:22:01 -0800
thank you. they had already threatened to reformat my computer, but I could
log on and change the settings with your help!
You saved at least 3 days of work.
"Ron Lowe" wrote:
> "Valeria" <Valeria@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Hi,
> > I have posted this in the "XP Help and Support" group but maybe it is not
> > the right group... and I am getting deperate for not having access to my
> > laptop anymore!
> > I wanted to connect my private computer working under XP to my office
> > laptop
> > also working under XP.
> > What I did is changing the settings in my professional computer under
> > "Computer" --> Properties --> "Computer Name" --> "Network ID" from
> > professional (connected to a company network) to private.
> > Now, when I start my laptop, I do not get the possibility to choose the
> > network domain anymore, and when I fill in there my professional user ID
> > and
> > password I get a "wrong password" message... so I can't access the system
> > to
> > change the networking properties as they were before.
> > Could you please let me know what I can do to log on again?
> > Many thanks for your kind help!
> > Best regards,
> > --
> > Valeria
> Your domain logon is not valid on the PC which is no
> longer a member of the domain ( as you have just discovered! )
> You need to to know a local account on the PC to be able to log on locally.
> Try logging on as Administrator, with no password.
> If Administrator / blank does not work, you need to talk to your work admins
> who may know the local administrator password.
> Your work's domain admin will need access to this local admin account
> anyway, in order to re-join you to the domain.
> If no-one knows the local Administrator account password, then you're locked
> out unless you re-set the Administrator password:
> Incidentally, there was no need to remove the machine
> from the domain to access your non-domain machine.
> Continue to log in with your domain credentials
> ( cached credentials makes this work );
> Then map a network drive to the other machine, but choose the
> option to 'connect using a different user name', and enter the username
> in the form 'Other-pc-name\Username' along with the associated password.
> Best Regards,
> Ron Lowe
> MS-MVP Windows Networking