Virtual PC – Joining a new domain

If you have problems signing onto the ourcheshire domain, follow these steps and you should be able to sign into your VPC (Virtual PC) using the ourcheshire domain.

Log-in to the PC workstation as local administrator. If you cannot logon as local administrator, try to unplug the network cable and logon to the computer by using a domain administrator user that used to logon on the PC before, by using cached logon credentials feature.Go to Control Panel, then click on System icon, then go to Computer Name tab.Unjoin the computer from the domain by clicking on “Change”.

You should see that Domain button is now selected. Remember your domain name in the text box. Select (Click) on “Workgroup” to remove the computer from the domain, and put any workgroup name in the text box (e.g. workgroup).Click OK to exit.Restart the computer (optional)Go back to the Control Panel, launch System properties and then go to Computer Name tab, and click on “Change”.

Rejoin the domain by uncheck the Workgroup button and select (check) Domain button, and put in the domain name noted above into the text box.Click OK to exit.Reboot the PC.

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