“The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed” error when you log on to a computer that is running Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 / Windows Server 2012 R2

  1. Use a local administrator account to log on to the computer.
  2. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
  3. Click Change settings next to the computer name.
  4. On the Computer Name tab, click Change.
  5. Under the Member of heading, select Workgroup, type a workgroup name, and then click OK.
  6. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click OK.
  7. On the Computer Name tab, click Change again.
  8. Under the Member of heading, select Domain, and then type the domain name.
  9. Click OK, and then type the credentials of the user who has permissions in the domain.
  10. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click OK.
  11. Restart the computer.

The Issue Issue Is Now Resolved.

There are other ways to fix this that I think are more complicated using a command line you can find them at the blog below. Again I think it just makes things more complicated but it’s up to you.