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Trust relationship between workstation and primary domain fails

I have a workstation that is having connectivity issues when trying to login to a domain. The error is "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed". I seem to recall having this issue in the past and re-installing the OS. I would like to avoid doing this. Any and all ideas are welcome.

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cpmcomputersCommented:
Check the time and date on the pc id within 5Mins of the domain controller

If you have local login rights take it off the domain to a workgroup then re-etablish it on the domain

If you do not have local admin rights disconnect network cable and any wifi from the pc and login as the domain admin

Then do the above
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Giovanni HewardCommented:
Logon to the workstation as a user with local administrator rights.  Press windows key +r then type control sysdm.cpl for system properties.  From here select the computer name tab then the change button.  You'll want to take the machine off the domain and into a workgroup.  Apply changes. Reboot.  Repeat the process, only this time add back to the domain.

The primary issue I run into with this is due to users creating a virtual machine clone of their physical machine, without taking it off the domain first.
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Giovanni HewardCommented:
If you don't know a local username use Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor, Bootdisk / CD.  With this you can list users, remove passwords, enable accounts, elevate privileges to administrator, etc.

There might be multiple reasons for this kind of behaviour. Below are listed a few of them:

   
Single SID has been assigned to multiple computers.
   
If the Secure Channel is Broken between Domain controller and workstations
   
If there are no SPN or DNSHost Name mentioned in the computer account attributes
   
Outdated NIC Drivers.
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bjbrownAuthor Commented:
Thanks experts for the quick response, I'll give them a try and let you know. Looks like it will be tomorrow before I have access to the users computer.
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Gabriel CliftonNet AdminCommented:
You can also try: find computer account in ADUC, right click, reset account. This works most of the time, but not all of the time.
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Pramod UbheCommented:
To resolve this quickly, just re-join that computer to the domain.
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cpmcomputersCommented:
pramod_ubhe

I think that is what x66_x72_x65_x65 and I have already said ?
Unless you have something more specific we have missed?
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bjbrownAuthor Commented:
Just to keep this thread going and question open..
I tried PantherTech's suggestion --------------You can also try: find computer account in ADUC, right click, reset account. This works most of the time, but not all of the time.---------------

This did not work, good to know this trick however so thanks PantherTech :-)

Will try other suggestions as time allows. I know that the user has to disconnect from the network and then reconnect the CAT5 cable to get on the domain, this happens often. This is a Dell Laptop running W7 32 bit.
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Gabriel CliftonNet AdminCommented:
Check the nic, if it is a desktop, swap the nic with another computer. Also, check if power saving feature is turned on and windows is unable to wake the nic up
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bjbrownAuthor Commented:
Thanks experts, looks like this will be a moot point since the user has replaced the PC.
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