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Posted on 2011-03-25
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If I lock my computer or boot up while I am connected to the server I get the following code, "the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain fails."  I then disconnect from the network and login and the computer works and then I can connect back to the network.  I can then access the entire network.  However when the computer locks then i have to disconnect again and login and then reconnect.

The only thing that has changed is that my son coincidently changed the date on the computer.  I have changed back to the correct time and date.  I do not know it this will affect things, but this is the only thing that changed.

Windows 7 Pro and Windows Server 2008
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by:Ernie Beek
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I think you might want to try  to add the computer to a workgroup, remove the computer account from AD and add the computer to the AD again. That should do the trick.
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by:IanTh
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yes time not in sync will cause a problem like this check in your router if it can  use internet time as there are numerous ntp sources like pool.ntp.org which I use in my home network. ntp sources are connected to atomic clocks and are as such the most accurate clocks going

m$ has one time.windows.com  
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I recently had the same issue happen to a windows 7 machine at our office.  I had to un-join and then rejoin it to our company domain, and make sure that the machine was completely removed from AD.  After I rejoined it and added it back to the correct OU everything seemed to work ok.
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by:3wt_Man
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So I need to log out and login as Local Admin.  unjoin the domain and then rejoin the domain.  i then log back in using my account and all my files and settings will be intact?
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by:adml_shake
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I would make copies to just make sure.  But when I did it all the users files were still there.  Also make sure that the PC is deleted from AD.
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by:Danny Child
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you also may want to check timezones on the PC to make sure these are correct.  
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