I have the following problem
Windows 8.1 is installed on laptop and added to company domain A.
User went to other company who put him on their domain B. Afterwards they removed him from domain and added him to a workgroup C.
Problem is now when I restart the machine it only shows the last logged in user which was the domain user. It doesn't allow me to switch user. It has no sign out option. No sign into anotehr account. However the machine is not on the domain so that last logged in user cannot log in to the domain since the machine is on workgroup.
The switch user option is not there in the log in screen. I assume it has been disabled in the group policy editor.
I have tried everything to see if I can log in as a different user:
Tried logging in as safe mode. Still gives me the same log in screen without being able to enter username or have switch user option.
Tried connecting laptop back on domain B network that was set before the domain was changed to workgroup. It says password invalid when connected to that physical domain.
So I'm in the situation where I cant log into the machine although I have the local Administrator password because simply it is impossible for me to switch user.
PS. The machine has some backdoor admin setting when I click in the logon screen on the Ease of Access icon in the bottom left corner of the sign-in screen. It allows me to browse the disk and run command prompt by browsing to
cmd.exe. Unfortunately it doesn't allow me to run
gpedit.msc (says I don't have rights when I run it from the command prompt) however I can run regedit.
I tried to enable fast switching in the registry but it is ignored when restarting the machine
net userjust gives me local users and I can change their passwords. However the last logged in user that is displayed in the sign in screen is not a local user so it doesn't show on this list.