How to bypass Win2000 Pro Login screen to correct Domain...

My 'Domain" was changed in the Identification section, and after reboot, I can not login!!!!

Is there anyway for me to bypass the WIN2000 Pro Login screen, and change the Domain back to the correct name?

Thanks,
SAK
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idockerCommented:
SAK,

At the login screen, if you click on the Options button, you should have a the choice to login to either the domain or the local computer.  Choose the local computer from the drop down list and then enter the the administrator ID and password that was used when the W2K pro machine was setup.

This will log you into the machine locally, and provide you with enough privelages to change the domain that the machine belongs to.  

When you change the domain the machine belongs to, if an account for the machine hasn't been created in the domain you will require a domain adminstrator id and password.

Hope this helps.

Ian
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SAKAuthor Commented:
Ian,
Thanks for your quick response.
However, when I click the "Options" button it only gives me one additional option, which is "Log On using dial-up connection".
Is there ant special function key I need to press???
Thanks!
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AjninCommented:
Isn't there a check box to log into the Workstation only?
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SAKAuthor Commented:
Nope...
Just the one check box only.  When I click "options" button again it goes away...
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idockerCommented:
SAK,

You could be out of luck.  If there isn't a drop down box labelled 'Log into' when you click the Options button, your domain admin may have applied a local policy to the box that only allows you to login to the domain and not to the local workstation.

When you try a valid domain user id and password what happens?

If you can't get in with a valid domain user id and password, my next guess would be to try booting in Safe Mode, logging in locally (if possible) and changing the domain name there.  You can boot in safe mode by pressing F8 for Advanced Options during bootup and then choosing Safe Mode from the menu.

If that doesn't work you might try the Recovery Console if you have it installed.

Best of luck,

Ian
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idockerCommented:
SAK,

You could be out of luck.  If there isn't a drop down box labelled 'Log into' when you click the Options button, your domain admin may have applied a local policy to the box that only allows you to login to the domain and not to the local workstation.

When you try a valid domain user id and password what happens?

If you can't get in with a valid domain user id and password, my next guess would be to try booting in Safe Mode, logging in locally (if possible) and changing the domain name there.  You can boot in safe mode by pressing F8 for Advanced Options during bootup and then choosing Safe Mode from the menu.

If that doesn't work you might try the Recovery Console if you have it installed.

Best of luck,

Ian
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AjninCommented:
Just the one? What does it say next to it.

Normally there's a check box labeled Workstation only. When you check this you can log into the pc without having to connect to the domain. You have to login with an account that is setup on the workstation though.

Have you tried booting to safe mode (Press F8 while 2000 is booting.) This should also stop it from forcing you to cannect to the domain.
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AjninCommented:
Sorry idocker, I didn't see your post when I put mine.
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SAKAuthor Commented:
Yes, I have tried 'Safe Mode' but still only the one check-box under options & no drop-down items to select.
???

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tobykCommented:
are you sure you can't logon locally. Normally when it only has the dial up option after removing from the domain that means that you can ONLY log on locally. However you will need to know the name and password of a local account. Plus you will need to now the name and password of a domain account with the right to join computers to a domain
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tobykCommented:
are you sure you can't logon locally. Normally when it only has the dial up option after removing from the domain that means that you can ONLY log on locally. However you will need to know the name and password of a local account. Plus you will need to now the name and password of a domain account with the right to join computers to a domain
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steinmtoCommented:
Were you on a domain at one time?
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ocon827679Commented:
If this was a group policy issue you should be able to disconnect the workstation from the network then reboot and everything should go back to normal.  That's a selling point for group policies in W2K as opposed to system policies in NT.  I think that tobyk has a real good point.  
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SAKAuthor Commented:
That's exactly what I am faced with.
And unfortunately you are right, I'm not pleased to hear that.
But thanks for the info.
SAK
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stevenlewisCommented:
SAK sorry that that is what it takes
Steve
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