If you are using Windows 10 Enterprise Edition, you have the option to use a tool called DirectAccess. This feature can be very useful if you want to connect to a remote user without using a VPN service.
Essentially, remote users can stay connected to your organization’s network, which is a good thing if that is your goal. However, the problem occurs when the computer goes into “hibernation mode”. The INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error appears in Microsoft Edge when you try to access your organization’s intranet. The normal procedure is to run a network card troubleshooter. But this seems to complicate things even more, as a new error message appears saying that “your computer may have been mistakenly detected as being outside the domain network.”
You can try these troubleshooting methods before restarting the client PC.
What causes the Windows 10 error “Your computer may have been mistakenly detected as being outside the domain network”?
If you’re using DirectAccess on Windows 10 Enterprise Edition and see the error message “Your computer may have been mistakenly detected as being outside the domain network,” you can fix the problem. Here is the solution to this problem. This error message appears when you run the Network Adapter Troubleshooter from Windows Preferences to fix the problem.
With DirectAccess, you can connect to the remote user without using a VPN. However, the problem starts when you put the computer into “hibernation mode.” Instead of restarting the client computer to solve this problem, follow these tips and tricks.
To fix the “Your computer may have been mistakenly detected as being outside the domain network” error in Windows 10
Fix it using Internet properties
- Press the key combination W8K + R and type. CPL In the Run dialog box to open Internet Properties.
- In the Internet Properties window, click the Security tab. Select Local Intranet and click Sites.
- In the Local Intranet window, uncheck the Enable all local (intranet) sites not listed in other zones and Enable all sites that bypass proxy server options. Click “OK”, “Apply”, “OK”.
This should solve the problem, if not, see solution 2 below.
Fix via the registry
Note: It is always recommended to create a system restore point before making changes to the registry.
- Press Windows + R and type Regedit in the Run dialog box to open the registry editor, click OK.
- In the left pane of the registry editor window, navigate to the following registry key:
- Now delete the entries that match your IP address after exporting or registering them.
- Close the registry editor and reboot, this should permanently solve the problem.