Trusting the Workstation

The Error :
(Windows 7 Professional) The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed.

This was a popup while trying to login to Windows.

Server Side: (Windows Server 2008) Event Viewer/System – Error NETLOGON 5722

I searched the Microsoft website for ” 5722 ” the results – The session setup from the computer “WORKSTATION NAME” failed to authenticate. The name(s) of the account(s) referenced in the security database is ” “. The following error occurred : Access is denied.

Well lovely. After a quick Google search I didn’t really find a good quick answer. As the error implies, this happens when a workstation on the Domain can no longer authenticate with the server for one reason or another. Most of the time that reason is unclear. Though deeper study could be done to find the issue.. but who has the time these days?

So.. what did I do to fix this problem?

Solution: Enable administrator account on local machine. Restart computer. Logon as Administrator. Change settings to Workgroup. Restart Computer. Logon as Administrator. Change settings back to Domain. Restart Computer.

Fairly simple.. anyway worked for me. Might help you too…

That’s all for now…