windows 7 login into windows server 2003

Posted on 2012-09-18
Last Modified: 2012-09-19
I have an user who is no longer with my company.
I do not know his domain password he used to login to his laptop computer.
So on the domain I changed his user password.
Went to log into his account and I get the following message.
The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed.
I don't understand that message because if I login as the domain administrator on his laptop, that login works fine.
Question by:waygol
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    The computer account is either disabled or has been deleted, there is no longer a trust relationship for the PC itself in your domain. Check if it's disabled and if so, enable it again then you will be able to login.
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    Maybe his profil is corrupted. Did you disable and enable the account? Also, is there a specific reason to log in with is user account? Since you are admin on the machine, you can have access to everything under his profil...
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    That sounds strange. Nevertheless I would try rejoining the computer to the domain. Maybe you like to do it this way:
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    by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
    Did you try logging in without the network cable, using the Administrator account?
    If it was on your network, then you should be able to login, after that join it to the domain. The old username will then be able to login too.

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    Ended up removing the computer from the domain to a workgroup.  Deleted the computer name from the server.  Rejoined the domain using the same computer name.  All is well now.

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