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Is there a way to make these two computers be on two domains at once  again?

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I do work for a municipality and have run into an issue.  The building is run on a domain with a domain controller that runs the DNS and DHCP.   The Internet provider owns the firewall so they control it and we cannot even have the admin password.   There is also a DSL line that is used to go directly to the state.   Up until two moths ago the two computers that use the DSL line to the state would also be on the domain for the building.   Then there was an issue where the state said their site was down over the whole state.   Then when the state brought the site back up, those two computers had to be detached from the building network and be directly plugged into the DSL router only.   Again, before this happened the two computers were able to get to the state site via the DSL line, but then the users could also print to the building network printers even is they downloaded from the state site and needed that file printed.   If I do a trace route, the first thing it hits is the ISP network firewall then it hits the DSL router, then it goes out into the cloud to the states server.      Any ideas how this could have been setup or why it might not be working now?  Any ideas?
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SoulwinnerIT Manager

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Put the computers on work group ( dis join domain) and connect it back to domain.

try DNS flush
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Then when the state brought the site back up, those two computers had to be detached from the building network and be directly plugged into the DSL router only.
Did the state cite you had to do this, or did you do this to get things working? It sounds like the latter. Clearly, the state changed something, but I highly recommend you find out what that is. That is going to be the key in sorting out the entire thing.

Chances are there are some things you need to adjust on the network at the building in order to get things working again and not have to use the DSL router directly as you are now. Do you talk to anyone who handles IT at a different municipality in the same state? They may have some ideas themselves as well.

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Masnrock.   Every municipality in the state has to have this DSL router to access the state site.   The state sent e-mails saying their site was down twice in a couple days about 2 months ago, and when it came back up the 2nd time, the 2 computers no longer could access both the state site through the DSL router and the buildings domain without changing gateways.   The state site having the DSL IP as gateway and the Domain using DHCP.
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I never questioned the need for the router. Does every municipality in the state have machines connected directly to the DSL router? I highly doubt it.

What you've described sounds like a change that was made on the state side when they got things back up. They should be able to disclose what it was. That information should help with determining chances you need to make on your side to get things working the way they had been before then issues

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If we don't use the DSL router,  you can get to the state site through the building domain but cannot sign in.   I am going to check to see what other towns in the surrounding area use.   Again if I do a trace route while connected to the DSL router and the building domain, it hits the ISP firewall then finds the DSL router and after nine hops hits the state site.   But if we try to access the sate site that way, it comes up saying can't open page.   If we disconnect from Domain and just connect to the DSL with their DSl router as gateway, then we get to access the site.

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Soulwinner I will try to disjoin one of them to see if that works.