Add workgroup

MJ99

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Just got a new laptop at work. It run XP pro and is part of a domain. How can I add my home work group while at home. When looking in My Network Places there is no View My workgroup connections. I am setup with admin rights.

TIA
 

skyking

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right click my computer, select "properties", computer name, and on that page you will either use the "Network ID" button or the "Change" button.
 

MJ99

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That worked sort of. Now I can't login at all. It keep telling me the user is not regestered in that domain. Anyone can help resolve this.
 

stash

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Yeah, that wasn't a good idea. You just removed your machine from the domain. There isn't anyway to "add" a workgroup to your machine. You machine has to be a member of one or the other.

You need to take the machine back to work and have the admins add it back to the domain.
 

MJ99

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That's what I was afraid of.

No alternative way of booting that would allow me to add the domain back.
 

stash

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Well if you knew the local administrator password, you could do it. Or if you had a local account of your own on the machine, you could do it since normal users are allowed to add up to 10 computers to the network by default.

But it would probably be easiest to have the admins do it for you. Maybe you could ask them to create you a local account on the machine, so you can log on locally when you are at home.