Re: "Domain not found on this computer"
From: Steven L Umbach (n9rouz_at_nscomcast.net)
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 04:34:43 GMT
A computer is only a member of a domain when it has been joined to a domain that has
a domain controller, so I am a bit confused about your problem with the domain not
being found which is a message that a user could get when trying to logon to a domain
computer and there is no domain controller available.
Make sure you are trying to logon to your local machine. The name of your computer
should be showing in the log on to box under the box where you enter your password.
Try selecting the drop down box arrow to the far right of the log on to box to see if
there is more than one selection of log on to options.
You should try to logon to your local machine with the local administrator account.
If you can not see the link below for things to try. If you are able to logon and
still have permission problems, see the second link on how to restore your security
settings including ntfs permissions to default defined levels using the secedit
command. --- Steve
http://securityadmin.info/faq.asp#password -- Tips for password problems from the
"John" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4
> running stand-alone)
> This is W2K Pro so it's a single Domain (Computer Name).
> I have a trusts/permissions problem that I sure hope
> someone cane help me resolve.
> Under Sharing, I changed file/folder permissions to keep
> roommates from snooping via our home LAN, and
> inadvertently locked myself out, too. Grrrrrrrrrr
> After changing permissions, I was not able to restart
> Win2K. I was getting a blue screen that it stopped during
> loading. So I ran Windows 2000 Repair several times, per
> its instructions, just to get Windows 2000 to even load.
> Now I can load Windows 2000, but I can't logon--it says my
> Domain is not on this computer. It comes up with the last
> logon name I used, and when I enter the correct password
> it says it can't find the domain (computer name).
> I CAN run the recovery console, and doing a DIR there I
> can see all my programs, etc., are there on the hard drive.
> I need to change file/folder permissions and I assume it
> will then find my domain. (Or did Windows 2000 Repair
> change that in the Registry?).
> As is, I can't run ANY Win2000 programs except the
> Recovery Console.
> I seem to be caught in a Catch 22. I can't logon, so I
> don't have the rights to make the permission changes. And
> without the permission changes, I can't logon.
> I sure as heck do not want to reformat and reinstall Win2K.
> ANY suggestions, PLEASE??!!!!!
> Thanks in advance!!