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standalone system says local user can't change password because of domain controller??!! RRS feed

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  • We have a win 7 PC that has the password set to expire every 42 days (be design set in gpedit.msc). The user logs in and is presented with the "you must change password" screen. They enter a password and get this.  "configuration information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or because access is denied"    It is a WORKGROUP pc not a member of a domain but unsure if it every was. I changed the password using the administrator account and set the password that way without issue but the user stated that this was not the first time they had this issue. I deleted the GPO settings (https://www.404techsupport.com/2014/04/script-clear-cached-group-policies/) and changed it to WORKGROUP1 in an attempt to reinforce the non-domain status and no change. User is not restricted from changing their own password. User is not the admin.
    • Edited by SGTWTF22 Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:09 PM
    Thursday, September 8, 2016 6:54 PM

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