Help for Newbie Trying to Connect to Win Workgroup
I have a Win2000 laptop from work which was is usually connected to a domain at work. I took it home and wanted to connect it to my home workgroup, so I switched the network identification to a workgroup. When I turned the machine off, and later attempted to log back in, it didn't accept my login/password. What do I do?
At the Ctrl-Alt-Delete log-in prompt ensure your network is pointing to workgroup instead of your corporate domain.
There's no textbox for domain. If I type my username & password, it doesn't recognize me. If I type WORKGROUP\username & password, it still doesn't recognize me.
It sounds like you don't have a local account on the machine.
Thanks, Simon. I tried to login as Administrator, but it didn't accept the empty string as the password. I suppose the IT people at work set it. Any other way to log back on?
Is there an "options" button on the login-dialog? Click on it....
You can login to a machine in a domain without a domain controller, it will use your cached profile. However you can't join a domain without it trying to find a domain controller, also I doubt you have the permissions to do the joining even so.
sudo mount -t smbfs \
You shouldn't have made the change to workgroup. Just have the same name for your workgroup on the other machines as the domain name at work (i'm not even sure that's necessary).
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