FIX: Windows 7 Login Error "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed."
Recently, my workstation was suddenly unable to logon to my Windows 2008 domain. After entering my domain username and password at startup, I was presented with the error: "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed."
Ahh, I've experienced something similar before and I knew I'd have to rejoin the domain. I hoped and prayed that my user profile wouldn't be recreated and fortunately, I found a solution that not only worked, but my profile stayed the exact same:
My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> Computer Name -> Network ID... -> This is part of a business network... -> My Company uses a network with a domain -> Next -> Enter your domain username and password -> "An Account for this computer ("COMPUTERNAME") has been found on the domain "DOMAIN." Would you like to use this? Yes -> Add the following domain user account (the one you usually logon with) -> Administrator (if that's how you roll) -> Finish -> Restart.
For those of you looking to resolve your trust issues, I hope this works for you as seamlessly as it did for me.