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Accessing domain-joined Windows 7 laptop from XP workgroup PC

Q: Accessing domain-joined Windows 7 laptop from XP workgroup PC

Hello I am using a domain-joined laptop with Windows Professional at work Now I am trying to integrate it into my home network which consists mainly of a Windows XP Professional SP desktop After enabling a guest account and sharing on the WinXP machine I am able to access shared folders on the WinXP desktop from the Win laptop which is not too bad However I was not able to access shared folders on the Win laptop from the WinXP PC not even after enabling all advanced sharing features and disabling the firewall Both using the computer name HAL and the IP address gives me a quot Windows cannot find quot error Pinging the Win laptop works though I wouldn t like to leave the domain to join the local workgroup and am not desperate enough for a dual boot installation or other major work-arounds I have come across especially since sharing the other way around works But maybe some of you guys have a suggestion what else I could try Thanks a lot for your help nbsp
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We have consulted with F-Secure vendor support and they have concluded that some winapi function related to service creation hangs on customer machines when services are created. And they recommend to get support from Microsoft experts on this.
Can you give us some guidance on how to troubleshoot this further and resolve the issue.

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I restored the pc to factory defaults and upgraded again, then rejoined the domain, but the problem is still there.

Please help

A:Domain Joined Windows 10 - Fast User Switching

When signing in to a Windows PC which has joined a domain with other than a domain account, you need to use a so called full username (ComputerName\UserProfileName).

In above screenshot example I simply replaced the default domain username with the credentials of a local account using the full username and can now sign in using those credentials.

Clicking the link How do I sign in to another domain shows these instructions:

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Does my domain admin have access to the homegroup and the shared folders on the home pc?

What are my options for access to a non public secure folder on the non domain pc from the domain joined pc.

Sorry for the awkward description, don't know how else to describe the situation.

my apologies if these questions were addressed elsewhere, I could not find any relevant threads.


A:Domain joined pc, does domain admin have access to my homegroup

Hi Takatso, welcome to sevenforums. As I read you post, it looks like you are logged into your domain joined PC as a domain user is this correct? If so, your PC will be treated as acting as a part of the domain. If you then try and connect to another pc at home, there will be a problem as your home pc is not recognised by the domain pc as part of the domain. You should set yourself up a user account on the domain pc whilst it is NOT connected to the domain, login to the new account whilst not on the domain and then try sharing the folders with the non-domain pc.

No, your does not have access on the home computer as they are part of the domain and not the homegroup.
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i tried searching here and there but now luck .. i tried to look in the group policy with no use.

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A:XP Laptop on Domain and workgroup

What kind of network do you have at home?
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Is there a way to copy my old profile to my new one

or a way to get my old settings back ? and stay on the domain of course.

Windows XP is my OS


A:joined a domain

All user settings are in folders under "C:\Documents and settings\user name". Your domain user name will be your name with the domain postfixed to it (divided by a period). For example, NAME.DOMAIN

If you know your old username, you should be able to just copy all the files and folders from under "C:\Documents and settings\Old Name" directly into "Documents and settings\New Name".

It would probably be a good idea to backup the current folder of the new name first just in case also.

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I'm going to give it a shot of mine own just because, but any other ideas?


A:I'm in the same spot, but I am joined to a domain.

When Windows boots normally to the login screen it shows the available user accounts in alphanumerical order according to the respective user profile's original name. A later username change does not change this order, to change it you have to rename not only your username but also the user profile folder. Only renaming the user account still keeps the original user profile folder. In Windows 7 for example old username Alex changed to Xavier, user Xavier would still have his user profile in C:\Users\Alex.

Available user accounts are presented (Windows 7) in one (1 to 5 accounts) or more (6 or more accounts) rows. Windows defaults to the left most (top left when 6 or more accounts) user account, in other words the first in alphanumerical order. In Windows XP the accounts are presented in one column, defalting to the top most account.

This should be considered when you install Windows. If it is important that Windows always pre-selects (defaults to) a certain account, you need to give it a name which certainly remains alphanumerically first. I recommend using numbers in addition to names.

An example: Your goal is to have 1 administrative user, account name Admin, and 2 standard users named Bubba and Charlie. By default Windows 7 would show these accounts in alphabetical order, Admin, Bubba, Charlie. However, you'd like accounts to be shown as Charlie, Admin, Bubba, showing the account Charlie first and defaulting to it.

The first account you create when finalizing Windows 7 installation is always an administrative account. This account you'd like to be shown second, so you name it 2. Admin. You finalize installation, boot to desktop first time and create the two additional user accounts, naming them 1. Charlie and 3. Bubba

Without the numbers your user accounts would be shown in alphabetical order:Admin Bubba CharlieUsing the numbered system, the accounts will be shown in alphanumerical order:1. Charlie 2. Admin 3. BubbaOn an existing installation the only way to "move" a certain account to the first position is to change both the username and the name of the respective user profile folder to something that comes alphanumerically first. Tutorial: User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

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Apologies if this has been answered before ...

I have 5 pc's at home all running Win 7 Ultimate. 1 of the PC's (my laptop) is joined to my works domain.

The problem I am having is I can't get it to join the Homegroup when I am at home.

all I really need to be able to do is to access folders on each of the other pc's as and when needed (full access)

Is there any way to resolve this?

Many thanks for any help you can offer.


A:Homegroup and Domain Joined PC

This page covers it pretty well. There are a couple of different methods you can use.

Note If your computer belongs to a domain, you won't be able to share files and printers with a homegroup, but you can still access files and printers shared by others.

Switching between your home and workplace networks
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I have used the domain admin account and the machine local admin account and it does not work.
The hardware is OK and seems enabled with no problem except it does not see any wifi network.
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Best Regards

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A:Windows XP and Domain/Workgroup changes

My guess is that you are logging onto your user account on your computer which means that you also need the password that was set up for your account on the computer. This is different from the network one that you use when logging in your work domain. If you can't remember or don't know the password, try leaving the password field blank - just worth a try. Otherwise, you'll probably need administrator access to change the password.
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A:Vista machine not joined xp domain

Have you tried this:- Workgroup Password
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A:Domain joined but trying to log on gives temporary profile only

I haven?t encountered similar issue. However, you can refer to the following KB to troubleshoot the problem.
A temporary profile is loaded after you log on to a Windows Vista-based system
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A:Reset this PC does not show on domain joined computer

I believe that a policy could prevent this. Anything that drastic should be preventable by group policy. Talk to the IT staff.
Be aware that only a domain administrator can rejoin a computer to the domain.
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A:Change Windows 7 PC from workgroup back to domain

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A:[resolved] Joined to new domain, need to move user profile

Easier than I thought, just copied all his old stuff over, move his pst file and reconnected and he was good to go.
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A:Metro apps fail when device joined to the domain

Welcome to Windows EightForums, coxo2609.

Never worked IT so not the savviest here. Can this be performed through Group Policy some how?

Group Policy API (Windows)
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A:Slow load time Windows 7 x64 Pro - domain or workgroup?

> Check boot time into safe mode
> Check time for a clean boot

Would the fact that this used to be a corporate machine and on a domain be an issue? Would moving it to a local workgroup profile make a difference?Click to expand...

Is this machine supposed to remain part of a corporate domain?

p.s. Is a reinstall an option? (may be the easiest approach)
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A:After changing from domain to workgroup, can't log on to windows xp (tablet edition)

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A:Hi I got windows 10 finally and joined i just joined ;)

Originally Posted by Briguy

Hi im running windows 10 32bit I have 6gb of ram and it only shows i have (2.99) out of (6)Gb any idea how to fix

32 bit can only see 4GB Max. You'd need to install 64bit version.
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A:HELP! Windows 2000 Domain and Windows 7 Accessing Shares

Quote: Originally Posted by sekondborn

I have a windows 2000 server that controls my windows domain (I know, I know, I'm using old technology). I have 4 XP workstations that access network drives on the windows 2000 server. Now I put my first Win7 Pro workstation on my network, but I didn't join it to the windows domain. I just want the win7 workstation to be able to map a drive from the windows 2000 server.
I've tried everything! I mean, everything!

net use z: \\windows2000svr\share /USER:[email protected]
net use z: \\windows2000svr\share /USER:domainname\user

Neither worked...
I also tried this...

Click start
Type: regedit
Press enter
In the left, expand these folders: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\
In the left, click on the folder named: Lsa
In the right, double-click "LmCompatibilityLevel"
Type the number 1 and press enter
Restart your computer
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Click Control Panel
Click System and Maintenance
Click Administrative Tools
Double-Click Local Security Policy
In the left pane, click the triangle next to Local Policy
In the left pane, click Security Options
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A:Problem accessing computers in workgroup

Hello and welcome to the forum,

Does every PC on the network have the same username? I'm guessing that you dont have a password on the other PC's which have the shares on?

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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
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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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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.

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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:Moving between domain and workgroup (XP Pro)

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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.

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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.

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.

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A:communication between workgroup and domain

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A:Domain-Workgroup Sharing

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