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I have a Computer on my Network that I can Not Access

Windows Server 2003

I've tried accessing the system, locally and the domain name.
I'm unable to gain access.
I am able to ping the IP

I've checked my Active Directory and I can't see the name of the computer there.

Any assistance would be great.

Thanks in Advance.
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has this computer previously been on the domain. Are you unable to login to the machine using local or domain administrator account?
If you are the admin, this site will get you started on accessing the machine.
jwooden08Author Commented:
I've tried to access both locally and as the domain administrator.
With No Luck. :(
Ok, Once again, was this computer ever on the domain? is it a server running 2003 or just a workstation running XP etc. A bit of history around this computer will help with the solution.
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jwooden08Author Commented:
sorry wmeerza.

Its a workstation running windows XP.
As I am new to our network here, I have to assume it was originally on the domain.

no problem, there are lots of ways to reset the admin password locally but this is one I have used many times (and its free). Involves using a linux boot disk. Full instructions are available on:

This site includes the downloads you need to create the boot disk and instructions on how to reset the admin password.

You will then be able to log on to the machine and have a look around as to what it was (connected to domain or not) and what data is on it.
Let me know how you go.
jwooden08Author Commented:

Thanks for your help.
I'm going to have to try it tomorrow when I get back to work.
I'll let you know.


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