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Windows 7: How do i change user accounts outside their domain?

08 Apr 2012   #1
Thielen

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
How do i change user accounts outside their domain?

I received my computer recently from someone who registered it on a domain server out of my access. Every time I try to change a setting where I need to give my password, the computer says "there are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request" i also cannot change user accounts.

i would appreciate any help.


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10 Apr 2012   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thielen View Post
I received my computer recently from someone who registered it on a domain server out of my access. Every time I try to change a setting where I need to give my password, the computer says "there are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request" i also cannot change user accounts.

i would appreciate any help.
Welcome to the windows 7 forums Thielen.

Can it be assumed that you received the original disk from whoever you received the computer from?

My suggestion is to do a complete re-install unless you can give the machine back to whoever you got it from and have them unjoin the computer from their domain and set it back to a local workgroup. They should be able to do this fairly easy.

Although FWIW, Home versions of Windows 7 won't allow you to join to a server domain.

If the person you received the computer from is not available then about the only solution would be to completely re-install windows 7 from the disks you received from them.

Rich
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10 Apr 2012   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep, rich is right. Without the local admin account, you wouldn't be able to drop out of the domain and set up new accounts. Whoever gave you the computer in that configuration didn't have any idea what they were doing.

If it was me, I'd wipe the system clean. If it has a valid Windows 7 sticker, download the appropriate media from the following link under Media Refresh. Who knows what other policies and custom settings are on that system that would cause issues down the road.

Windows 7 Digital River direct links: Multiple Languages; X86 & X64 - Page 60
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10 Apr 2012   #4
Thielen

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks guys, glad there are gurus like you.
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