Workgroup or Domain selection is greyed out

I am working on a 2 year old Acer desktop that was never used until now.  It has Windows XP Pro.  I am trying to join a domain and both the Workgroup and Domain sections are greyed out.  I have checked to make sure Client for Microsoft Networks is installed and checked, I have reinstalled the Nic card.  It connects up fine to a workgroup but I can not change the settings to a domain or even to a different workgroup.
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waytronAsked:
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dobbshelpCommented:
Are you logging in as Administrator or at least with an account that Administrator rights?
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waytronAuthor Commented:
Yes, there is only one local account which has administrative rights.  I created a new account and tried that too.
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dobbshelpCommented:
You can try the command line of joining a domain to see if that works. Change everything between the "<>".

netdom /domain:<fundomain. /user:<domainadmin> /password:<nottelling> member <computer name> /add
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dobbshelpCommented:
BTW is this Windows XP Pro Media Center Edition? Right click on My Computer and select properties.
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waytronAuthor Commented:
I am going to bring it back to my place in the morning so that I can play with it some more.  I do not have a domain to test it on but I can not even change the workgroup, so I will mess with that.
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waytronAuthor Commented:
I checked that this morning and it is just plain Windows XP Professional
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dobbshelpCommented:
It could be a local computer policy, I'm just not sure which yet ;)



How to Start the Group Policy Editor
To start the group policy editor, follow these steps.

NOTE: You must be logged on to the computer using an account that has administrator privileges in order to use Group Policy Editor.

   1. Click Start, and then click Run.
   2. In the Open box, type mmc, and then click OK.
   3. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.
   4. Click Add.
   5. Under Available Stand-alone Snap-ins, click Group Policy, and then click Add.
   6. If you do not want to edit the Local Computer policy, click Browse to locate the group policy object that you want. Supply your user name and password if prompted, and then when you return to the Select Group Policy Object dialog box, click Finish.
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waytronAuthor Commented:
Ok, I have the computer back at my place.   When I go into the window to change the the computer name, workgroup or join a domain, it says "You must install networking before you can change the computers domain membership".  Everything is grayed out except the name of the computer.
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waytronAuthor Commented:
Well, I ran out of time messing with this and decided to just reinstall Windows XP Pro from scratch and now it is fine.  Thanks for the Help.
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MrMintanetCommented:
For the record, safe mode with networking would have fixed this.
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waytronAuthor Commented:
Since, I had already solved the problem by reinstalling Windows, I have no way of knowing who's comment was correct so I just split the points.
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dobbshelpCommented:
Thank you and good computing to you ;)
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