for local admin password (after leaving domain to workgroup)

Posted: 11-08-2003, 10:35 PM
I'm sure I'm not the first to make this dumb mistake:
I usually log on with my domain password and have admin
rights to my computer. I decided to disconnect from the
domain and join a workgroup. After changing form domain
to workgroup (and rebooting) I can now only enter a user
name and password. Unfortunately I do not remember the
admin password.

Silly me for thinking I could log back on with my domain
name and password and stupid me for not remembering the
local admin password.

Anyway, I installed another copy of windows xp pro (also
know as a parallel install) and do have access to my
files. I was just hoping that someone knows of a way to
get the admin password back or how I can make the original
installation connect back to the domain so I can logon on
and then change the local admin password.

Thanks in advance for your help.

James

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Todd Shillam
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Re: for local admin password (after leaving domain to workgroup)
Posted: 11-09-2003, 01:57 AM
Can you log onto the desktop? If so, all you should need to do is right
click on <My Computer> on the desktop and select <Properties> on the
sub-menu--this will open the 'System Properties' window. For a Windows 2000
machine, select the <Network Identification> tab (or <Computer Name> for
XP). Then just select <Change> button--this will open another window--just
enter your computer name and your domain name--you'll need to supply your
domain administrator login.

Best regards,

Todd

-- Todd Shillam Information Technology University of Phoenix - Online
"James" <james@playmachine.net> wrote in message
news:024001c3a648$971a5f90$a101280a@phx.gbl...
I'm sure I'm not the first to make this dumb mistake:
I usually log on with my domain password and have admin
rights to my computer. I decided to disconnect from the
domain and join a workgroup. After changing form domain
to workgroup (and rebooting) I can now only enter a user
name and password. Unfortunately I do not remember the
admin password.

Silly me for thinking I could log back on with my domain
name and password and stupid me for not remembering the
local admin password.

Anyway, I installed another copy of windows xp pro (also
know as a parallel install) and do have access to my
files. I was just hoping that someone knows of a way to
get the admin password back or how I can make the original
installation connect back to the domain so I can logon on
and then change the local admin password.

Thanks in advance for your help.

James


James
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Re: for local admin password (after leaving domain to workgroup)
Posted: 11-09-2003, 07:55 PM
Hi Todd,

Nope, I can't logon at all. I believe the only local user
account was Administrator

Thanks.
>-----Original Message-----
>Can you log onto the desktop? If so, all you should need
to do is right
>click on <My Computer> on the desktop and select
<Properties> on the
>sub-menu--this will open the 'System Properties' window.
For a Windows 2000
>machine, select the <Network Identification> tab (or
<Computer Name> for
>XP). Then just select <Change> button--this will open
another window--just
>enter your computer name and your domain name--you'll
need to supply your
>domain administrator login.
>
>Best regards,
>
>Todd
>
>-- Todd Shillam Information Technology University of
Phoenix - Online
>"James" <james@playmachine.net> wrote in message
>news:024001c3a648$971a5f90$a101280a@phx.gbl...
>I'm sure I'm not the first to make this dumb mistake:
>I usually log on with my domain password and have admin
>rights to my computer. I decided to disconnect from the
>domain and join a workgroup. After changing form domain
>to workgroup (and rebooting) I can now only enter a user
>name and password. Unfortunately I do not remember the
>admin password.
>
>Silly me for thinking I could log back on with my domain
>name and password and stupid me for not remembering the
>local admin password.
>
>Anyway, I installed another copy of windows xp pro (also
>know as a parallel install) and do have access to my
>files. I was just hoping that someone knows of a way to
>get the admin password back or how I can make the original
>installation connect back to the domain so I can logon on
>and then change the local admin password.
>
>Thanks in advance for your help.
>
>James
>
>
>.
>
 
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