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Different Workgroup/Domain on user accounts

Q: Different Workgroup/Domain on user accounts

Hey all
I have a laptop which I use for both business and personal use. The laptop is running Windows XP professional. I want to set up two or more users/profiles on the laptop, each user must be connected to a different workgroup or domain. So, if I have 3 users, then one user must connect to a domain and the two other users must connect to TWO DIFFERENT WORKGROUPS.

Is this possible and how do I do this?
Thanx
ChG

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A: Different Workgroup/Domain on user accounts

As far as I know you will have to remove the computer from the network & join it to the workgroup..and vice/versa if you want to use it on different networks.. It cant be joined to more than 1 network at any given time. Even though you would be using it in 2 different locations it still remains joined to the network/workgroup that is already there.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/different-workgroup-domain-on-user-accounts.625103/
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Kind Regards,

Davo

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A:Migrate XP Domain user to Workgroup

You can create and then log in with the new local user account, log off, log in with another admin account. Then copy the domain user's home directory to the new local user's home directory.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/migrate-xp-domain-user-to-workgroup.499240/
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A:return user machine to domain from workgroup

After depressing Alt+Ctrl+Del the Logon menu should have a drop-down for Domain. Click it and you should see the old Domain name.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/return-user-machine-to-domain-from-workgroup.105318/
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A:How do i change user accounts outside their domain?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Thielen


I received my computer recently from someone who registered it on a domain server out of my access. Every time I try to change a setting where I need to give my password, the computer says "there are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request" i also cannot change user accounts.

i would appreciate any help.


Welcome to the windows 7 forums Thielen.

Can it be assumed that you received the original disk from whoever you received the computer from?

My suggestion is to do a complete re-install unless you can give the machine back to whoever you got it from and have them unjoin the computer from their domain and set it back to a local workgroup. They should be able to do this fairly easy.

Although FWIW, Home versions of Windows 7 won't allow you to join to a server domain.

If the person you received the computer from is not available then about the only solution would be to completely re-install windows 7 from the disks you received from them.

Rich

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"How domains work" has filled books guaranteed to put you to sleep. It sounds like you just need a bit of info as it pertains to domain accounts vs. local accounts.

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A:Domain to Workgroup

You might can get the .pst file back by trying to import it.

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A:Windows XP and Domain/Workgroup changes

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A:Connect to Domain & Workgroup?

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Thanks,
jambi1021
 

A:Best way to migrate from Domain to Workgroup

jambi1021 said:


Hi all,

I have 22 sites that will need to be moved out of their existing domain, and into a workgroup type network system.
I know how to manually move each user over, but my question- is there any easier way of moving them, some sort
of migration tool, or, even a way to have their local account stay on the computer when the domain goes down, and have
them log into it instead.

Thanks,
jambi1021Click to expand...

Is it not just a matter of Start>Run and typing dcpromo into the Open box, then following the Wizard inks to binning the Active Directory? Hang on for more confident advice - I only had to do this once but no files were lost through that procedure and it was then possible to join a Workgroup in the normal way.
 

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Thanks!
 

A:XP Laptop on Domain and workgroup

What kind of network do you have at home?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-laptop-on-domain-and-workgroup.466694/
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please suggest me

thanks and regards

A:communication between workgroup and domain

If you're sure that all computers are in the same IP subnet (subnet masks are all the same, and all the bits up to the end of the subnet mask match) then the next place to look is Windows Firewall. For a quick fix you can just shut it off on both machines and give it a whirl, and then if it works, turn them back on and add ICMP exceptions.

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A:Change from Domain to Workgroup

You will need to create a new user under the group name and I recommend you enable the Welcome screen.

To turn the Welcome screen on or off
You must have a computer administrator account on a computer that is a member of a workgroup or is a stand-alone computer to turn on or turn off the Use the Welcome screen feature. Logging on at the Welcome screen is not available on computers that are members of a network domain.

Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
Click Change the way users log on or off.
Do one of the following:
To specify that users log on to the computer using the Welcome screen, select the Use the Welcome screen check box.
A user logs on to the computer by clicking his or her user account name on the Welcome screen. If a password is assigned to the account, the user is prompted to type it.

To specify that users log on to the computer without using the Welcome screen, clear the Use the Welcome screen check box.
The Welcome screen will no longer appear when you start the computer. To log on to the computer, type your user name (and password, if you have one) in the standard Log On to Windows dialog box.

Notes:
To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
Fast User Switching is available only when the Welcome screen is turned on. For more information, click Related Topics.

Happy Holidays.
 

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A:workgroup to domain change

What error do you receive?

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A:Integrating Domain and Workgroup

Are all of these PC's on the same LAN or are these seperate lans?

If they are the same lan then this -

Ideally, I would like the CAFE machine to be be able to logon to the domain as required (they are periodicall required by the Engineering section), and to also have a local logon that still enables file sharing between the other CAFE machines (but no domain access).

I get partial results, but nothing completly perfect. Here is a description of what I tried:
-------------------------------
I joined a workgroup on the CAFE machine, but I did get any logon options at startup (to log either locally or to the domain), just username and password.Click to expand...

Would not matter much at the last part - not getting a domain prompt matters not one bit. You log on as a local user and then if you want to connect to anything on the domain like a shar just go to run and type in \\IP\Share and you get the prompt for a username and password

So next, I added a Network ID, and joined the domain. This gave me the desired logon options (ie local or domain), but I seemed to be able to access some shared domain folders when I log on locally, which I don't want local accounts to do.Click to expand...

This part means you need to address domain security by checking the user groups the new user belongs to or tightening down the shares you don't want this new user to get to....

I would not give the casual user a domain login thats almost asking for trouble.

Ideally, I would like the CAFE machine to be be able to logon to the domain as required (they are periodicall required by the Engineering section), and to also have a local logon that still enables file sharing between the other CAFE machines (but no domain access).Click to expand...

Pesonally I would have the machine added to the domain but I would leave it default to local logon without administrator rights. This way they log on locally but anyone with a domain logon can just change from local to domain and then use their domain credentials. This also solves the problem of your antivirus as its still a domain machine with all domain use available to it.
 

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A:How to back to Workgroup (from Domain)

Problem solved. I don't know why, but today i can login to local again then switch back to workgroup again. Thank you

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A:Moving between domain and workgroup (XP Pro)

By being the local admin, you can access shared files in other workgroups by browsing the entire network in explorer. You do not need to take the computer off the domain and join it to the workgroup. You can access the workgroup shares using the workgroup credentials.

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A:1 Machine needs to see workgroup and Domain

if you have correct tcp/ip settings, this could be the master browser issue. Actually, you don't need two NICs. or you may use browstat to troubleshoot it or check these pages for the details,

computer browserYou have a master browser issue if you have the following symptoms. 1) If you can ping a computer ... Resolutions: This is mostly like master browser issue. ...
www.chicagotech.net/browser.htm
troubleshooting computer browsing issuesResolutions: This is mostly like master browser issue. The simple solution is stopping Computer Browser service on the XP. To stop Computer Browser service, ...
www.chicagotech.net/computerbrowsingissues.htm
troubleshooting browser issuesTo disable master browser on W2K/XP, go to Administrative Tools>Services, ... The master browser of a domain is always the primary domain controller. ...
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A:changing from domain to workgroup

Welcome necrophilms, Check out this link, it should have all the info you need. Stay away from your domain and just setup a new work group.

http://forums.techguy.org/t314754.html

Prospect
 

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A:Domain-Workgroup Sharing

i give, I never get an answer to anything on this site.
 

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A:Add workgroup to domain computer

Some people have suggested using the domain name as the workgroup name on the other computers. But I don't know if this actually works.

Workgroups are handy, but the only thing they really do, using XP terminology, is let you use "My Network Places" and 'view workgroup computers.'

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Start - Run - \\otherPC - OK

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Many work laptops are configured with firewalls and security policies that prevent them from being accessed by other computers. But you can still use the work PC to access your other computers.
 

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A:going from workgroup to domain after install

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Open System in Control Panel.
On the Computer Name tab, click Change.
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You will be prompted to provide a user name and user password to join the computer to the domain.

Click OK to close the System Properties dialog box.
You will be prompted to restart your computer to apply your changes.

Notes

To open System, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
 

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A:Workgroup/Domain problem

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.
 

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Hello Ghost9119

Did you tried the safe mode ?? Boot into safe mode by pressing F8 on startup and reset your current password.

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A:File associations are lost when user account is migrated from one domain to another domain (SID changes)

Hello Petar K. Georgiev,
Please check the following article to change the registry key to change back to the default file type associations.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html
Please note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENPlease remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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A:domain to workgroup mistake..need some info

When I was working tech support at a big company and someone removed themselves from the work domain..they would get whipped....j/k

What would happen was that they would need to come into the office, connect there system to the network. Then we would look up the computer/laptop machine name admin password and log them in local to the machine.

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A:Cant logon after change Domain to Workgroup

You'll probably have to ask your IT department to rejoin the computer to the domain. And they should know the proper way to change from domain to workgroup.
 

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A:Computer Domain and Workgroup Connections

They are running a Windows Domain environment and a Netware environment? When I worked for the School District we just had all the computers set to one workgroup. It didn't really matter what it was because no printers or applications relied on being in a specific workgroup.

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A:Moved win 7 system from Domain to Workgroup and can't log in

Unless you are running Win 7 professional, you should only have the option of a 'homegroup' not a 'workgroup'. If you open the windows search box available from the start button, and type homegroup you will see a number of topics such as 'find and fix problems with homegroup', which may help. Following help topics about homegroup will probably be better than workgroup.
 

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A:Moved win 7 system from Domain to Workgroup and can't log in

I'm on a tablet. Please forgive any typos.
Try this:
Boot the computer into safemode.
Open a command prompt.
Run the following command: net user administrator /active:yes
you may be asked for a password (edit: the admin password). You may also be told that access is denied, but hopefully you will be told that the command was successful. in which case you will have reactivated the admin account.
Reboot.
If all goes well you will now have the option to log into the administrator account.

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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;307304
 

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A:Cannot access the shares from workgroup to domain

Not sure on Linux, but a windows domain server can be accessed by using what is called pass-through authentication" without actually joining the domain, I have seen this done for Windows XP Home on a Windows Domain network.

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I bet you would get a more informed answer on the Linux forum

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A:Share Printer with Domain and Workgroup

Is computer B XP Pro or Home?

Do you have the same username and password on Computer B as Computer A? I would make a local account on Computer A that has the same username and password that is on Computer B.

Have you thought about just buying a cheap USB print server?
 

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A:Converting Domain network to Workgroup

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A:enable Domain and WorkGroup Option

Are you logged in on an account with admin rights ?
 

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You need to have the Built in Local Administrators password (this computer), not the Domain admin user password. If you know the built in Administrators password, For user name, type in Administrator, and then the built in administrator password. Contact the business you got it from, if you do not know the local admin password.

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A:Moving users from domain to workgroup

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Is this not the right section?

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A:Domain / Workgroup problems - I need YOUR advice

If you want to do it the easy way, connect a wire. You REALLY don't want to install a WINS server.

You might try something like NetSwitcher to have multiple configurations.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/domain-workgroup-problems-i-need-your-advice.380706/
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A:Solved: Workgroup & Domain setup??

Isn't this the exact same post that is in the Win98 Forum?

Right click on Network Neighborhood
Properties

Double click on Client for Microsoft Networks
Uncheck for it to Logon to NT Domain

And that's where you would put the Domain name if you wanted one.
 

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A:How to password protect a workgroup or domain

You can try this http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;307874
 

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A:{Solved} - Removing a Workgroup from a Domain

Change the workgroup on your laptop to the domain you want by right clicking on net neighborhood and going to properties.

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