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NT4 cached logon, need logon to admin to install driver for new NIC

bravotech asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
My client has an NT4 SP5 workstation w/ a bad motherboard w/ built-in NIC. Here's the delimma:

I replaced the motherboard w/ a different model, which changes the NIC as well. Upon boot, it couldn't find the domain controller and went to cached logon as the previous user. Logging off manually only result in immediate auto cached logon.

So far I only found solutions to disable cached logon by registry edit, which is not available as the logon is trapped in limited user. I do have physical level access. Is anyone aware of any file-level edit/deletion method to disable auto cached logon?

An alternative way to solve this problem might be somehow "plant the new NIC drivers" in-place to be auto installed during boot. Is this feasible?

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