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Problem domain to workgroup

Discussion in 'Software' started by nickhartsock, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. nickhartsock

    nickhartsock New Member

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    So.....He's my problem, i don't know if its just me but this is confusing the ell out of me:rolleyes:.....

    I got a computer from a hotel and it was connected to a server, it was actually used to control the pool system.

    Now my problem is this PC is configure like a library PC almost. When i download something or save anything or change any setting and reboot my PC it all disappears and goes back to how it was when i got it...so when i try to change my PC from a domain to a work-group and have to restart the settings get erased.

    Im not to sure if i am supposed to change something before i convert the Domain PC back to a Home PC.....Im wayyyyyy over my head on this one HELPPP PLEASE!!! =]
     
  2. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    Have you checked if there isn't any kiosk/library/cafe software installed that reverts settings to how they were?

    What is the OS?
     
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  3. nickhartsock

    nickhartsock New Member

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    It's Windows Xp Professional kinda old school now, and the only things on it are Adaco Eclipse, PSC Webclient 9.1D, Timesaver and Mozilla

    that is what it reverts back too everytime i restart or shutdown



    i can change it to workgroup and get into a new user name off the domain and then delete the domain off the PC and when i restart it.....BAM everythings gone
     
  4. BosonMichael
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    It's likely reimaging itself every time it's booted. Hotel PCs are like that.
     
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    doanngocthinh New Member

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    i don't understand?
    specific
     
  6. SimonD

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    It sounds like it has something like Faronics DeepFreeze or Microsofts SteadyState installed.

    Chances are a complete wipe is required (including perhaps even a low level format but that may be a step too far).
     
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  7. Boycie
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    Interesting.

    Si - Have you used both these products? If so, what's your recommendation. I see the MS one is free - always a good start!
     
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  8. wagnerk
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    I agree with the others, maybe time for a re-install...

    We've trialled DeepFreeze at my last place and it major advantage was the central management of it. The version of SteadyState we used is ok for individual PC's, but not so well suited for mid-large scale domain deployment (that was version 1 & 2), however version 2.5 which we haven't used includes a Group Policy template for AD...

    -Ken
     
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  9. Boycie
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    Cheers for that Ken - i'll take a look at both products, thanks!
     
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  10. wagnerk
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    The other software package that we ended up using in my last place was HDGuard. Turned out to be the best product within our budget, at the time - however that was going back a few years...

    -ken
     
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  11. Fazza

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    Couldn't have put it better myself. HDGuard is one of the most commonly used products of this kind used in the education industry as it stops the 'little rascals' from ruining the machines.

    Oddly enough, the last time I used HDGuard was a few years back too...

    Back on topic... it definately sounds like some sort of hard disk management software causing your issue so take a look in Add/Remove programs and see if any are installed. They're normally password protected so unless you have the password a re-build may be the way to go.

    You could try 'breaking' it - not sure about the others but HDGuard uses a hidden partition so if you can find that and delete it, they might break the software and stop it from working? Having said that it's quite clever so may prevent you from doing it.

    8)
     
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