Domain name

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Once you have switched for a domain to a workgroup, is it possible to find the previous domain name on the computer still? It is a Windows xp pro system.

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You will have to re-join the domain before you can have access to it. This means that you will have to have the correct permissions on the domain to be able to add a compter to said domain

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If I understand correctly, Tvoss217 could not re-join the domain because he/she doesn’t even know what the domain name was, and that’s what he/she is trying to find.

I think you could have a look at the following files in the local machine:

<b><WINDOWS_DIRECTORY>\security\logs\winlogon.log</b>: I think you could find the domain name here, if some domain policy was applied to the machine sometime. Look for some text including “GPO”.

<b><WINDOWS_DIRECTORY>\debug\NetSetup.log</b>: Look for “NetpCheckDomainNameIsValid”, a function that is called by the OS to verify domain names.]

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