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Win2kPro Logon error

Posted on 2002-07-08
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When logging on to a W2k Pro standalone machine, I get
the error "The system cannot log you on now because the domain XYZ is not available"

Any ideas on the reason for this happening?

Thanks
Ben
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by:rawling
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At the login prompt, do you have the option to log on locally?  
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by:benkeyser
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Nope. Might have made it easier, wouldn't it?
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Nope. Might have made it easier, wouldn't it?
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by:rawling
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Are you loggin in as Administrator?
Win2k allows a user to logon even if not plugged into the domain. I'm rather perplexed.
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by:benkeyser
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So am I. And there seems to be no way to get into that machine. It never was part of a domain (it is a home PC). The machine seems to have lost reference to the "local machine". Guess the user played (stuffed) around and managed to break something.
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by:benkeyser
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So am I. And there seems to be no way to get into that machine. It never was part of a domain (it is a home PC). The machine seems to have lost reference to the "local machine". Guess the user played (stuffed) around and managed to break something.
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by:mikecr
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If you click the Options button you will get another box with a drop down arrow. Do you have the local computer name and also another name in there?
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by:benkeyser
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Thanks. Worked like a charm!
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